The Greenmen and Greenwomen are the philosophers, teachers and warriors of the nature world. They have taught me much about the workings of the nature spirits. No matter where I go, when we meet, even for the first time, it is like visiting with old friends.
Greenman of Geneva, Illinois
The green people are affected by what is going on around them, just like we are. Their surroundings change them. For example, in Geneva, Illinois – my home and work area – I communicate frequently with a relaxed Greenman who resides in a black walnut tree in a local park about a mile from my home.
The Philosophers and Educators of the Woodland
The green people are the philosophers and educators of the woodland. They are also the protectors. They are a mature, gentle race who are relaxed but alert and ready to move into action when required.
Like most nature spirits, they exist in a different frequency range from our physical world. They work with the energies of their realm. These energies affect our physical human world, and should you choose to work with the Green People, you can create a very strong energy in an area.
The Green People Have Facial Armor
Green people are distinguished by their facial armor. Celtic images portray these as leaves that spread out from their face; in trees they are depicted as bark.
This facial armor, at peace, lies relaxed and laid back from the face. See the Greenman to the left. (He lives at Ryerson Woods, Illinois.) When they want to impress someone (perhaps a lady Green Person), they will puff out the armor – like a peacock fan – and it looks full and beautiful, as in Celtic depictions of the Greenman. See the plaque to the right.
When they are in warrior mode, the armor comes forward even more and forms a protective shield around their face. See the Greenman to the right – he is depicted in warrior mode.
Green People age, but at a different rate than humans. In old age the facial armor becomes flaccid. Left below is an elderly Greenman.
(Both these Greenmen live in Conway, New Hampshire.)