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Council Tree of St Charles, Illinois

Council Tree of St Charles, Illinois

This Council Tree lives on property that for many decades has hosted a native plants garden center. The tree is the left one in the long view of this area. A Council Tree is a judicial site where the nature spirits bring complaints and issues they need arbitrated and...

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Eagle Totem at Evans Notch

Eagle Totem at Evans Notch

Wayyyy up north in Maine, near the Canadian border, on Route 113, there is the lovely Evans Notch. It is the Easternmost notch through the White Mountains and is built along the path of an old logging trail. Viewed across the valley from the road is a popular scenic...

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Grandmothers Oversee the Canyon

Grandmothers Oversee the Canyon

Many of you will never make it to Southern Illinois, so here is a view of this charming canyon area and the kindly Grandmothers who oversee the scene. We've been exploring this area in a number of recent blogs. If you were simply hiking through, not on the look out...

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Lady of the Forest

Lady of the Forest

Here is a Lady of the Forest - one of the higher level nature beings who guard and protect. She has a heart-shaped face and is holding a just birthing baby bird. The Lady of the Forest watches over the well-being of all life within her realm. This lady is a spirit...

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Two Grandmothers Have a Talk

Two Grandmothers Have a Talk

Here I am visiting with Grandmother. Two wise old crones having a chat! Grandmother is a mesquite tree and lives at Signal Hill, an ancient Hohokam site with many petroglyphs, Tucson, Arizona. The site has been occupied for centuries and was probably used for...

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What is a Council Tree?

What is a Council Tree?

Council Trees are nature spirit judicial sites where denizens of various realms can bring their complaints to be heard and binding judgements issued. These are usually large, compassionate, sober trees with images "carved" into them of many different nature spirit...

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