© Atala Dorothy Toy
This grand tree overlooks the Great Lawn at the Tanglewood Music Festival, MA. and has carved in its bark images of the two founders – conductor Henry Kimball Hadley and benefactor Gertrude Robinson Smith. As you can see from the super-imposing of profiles, the tree spirit has done a remarkable job of faithfully reproducing its human honorees.
Tanglewood is one of the country’s premier outdoor music festivals and began in the 1930s through the vision of conductor Henry Kimball Hadley and the support of benefactor Gertrude Robinson Smith.
This tree was inspired by the dreams of Hadley and Smith and manifested and grounded in its own body their aspirational energy. The tree was a partner in the grounding of the dream. You can see, in my collage to left, how accurately the tree manifested the energies of the two founders.
In this collage, I’ve placed the tree image over news photos of these two founders.
I can imagine Hadley visiting this site, near the end of his life, and inspiring the very determined Gertrude Smith in her development of the festival.
I can imagine Gertrude sitting on the low lying branch with Hadley on the ground beside her, looking out over what was to become the great lawn of the festival grounds. Below are long views of the tree.
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Atala Dorothy Toy is an award-winning photographer who focuses on portrait studies of sentient nature. Whether this is a magnolia expressing itself by bringing forth an exquisite blossom – or a wood elf marking his territory – Atala’s photos pulsate with universal life force energy.
Raised and educated in the Quaker faith, Atala considers herself part of the long lineage of Quaker Mystics who see all creation as varied expressions of one Unity. As an interdimensional communicator, she is accomplished in moving between different realms of beings, each filled with its own form of sentient life.
With a personal library of tens of thousands of her own nature spirit photographs, Atala is now working on comprehensively cataloguing the various type of beings who regularly use trees and rocks as their personal canvases. The material on this website is part of her work. Atala has authored three definitive books on this topic – available, signed by her, on this website. We are Not Alone: A Guidebook to Interdimensional Cooperation explores the soft science of interdimensional cooperation. Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts: How to Talk With and Photograph Beings of Other Realms offers insight into the complex realms that co-exist with us on earth. Truths the Nature Beings Have Shown Me is a collection of over 120 of her photographs of nature spirits.
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