When Edith planted a seed in the Golden Seed Grove this image of the great mother emerged.
Planting Seeds in the Grove
Susan Anderson dedicates this piece to all the special trees of her life
Jenny Aarts writes of childhood memories and the trees on a farm in New Zealand
Heather Blakey has been watching an autumnal fashion parade at her home in Wheatsheaf, Victoria.
Edwina Peterson Cross relates the mythic symbolism of Tree Day.
Lois Daley finds strength from the family Lemon Tree.
Stephanie Hansen - sheds light on Canadian trees and reveals a new layer of truth about herself
Elizabeth Hayes paints an evocative word picture of Victorian trees.
Jillian Leslie writes about the rich company of trees
Lisa Mahon really captures the spirit of trees. This is a must read.
Pauline Susan Nolan evokes memories of the Camphorlaurel.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law fills the soul with longing to be protected by a tree.
Linda Plaisted writes about a Field Guide to the Trees of Pennsylvania
Teresa Seed writes about her Elder Tree
Fran Sbrocchi reminds us that a tree is tradition
Cathy Tudor writes with passion about the essence of trees and her experiences as a Landscaper.
Nicola Warwick writes about the kingdom she discovered in the wood of her childhood
The Golden Seed Grove Of Lemuria
Plant a tree in this ancient grove
The tree can symbolize the feminine principle, the nourishing, sheltering, protecting, supporting aspect of the Great Mother. The roots of the tree go deep within the earth, seeking nourishment.
Within Lemuria seeds are sown and ideas flourish, as accomplished and struggling writer's alike congregate. From the golden seed of the silver birch came the elegant birch that so gracefully filters the morning sun as it streams in the windows of Carnforth, the home of the Soul Food Cafe. Similarly writing germinates from seeds sown in writing workshops, from writing within the forums here at Soul Food..
This grove is for people who understand that real writing can come from the humblest of origins, that to write you need to be able to tap into deep sources for nourishment. The grove is for those who know that it is enough to bear witness, who find that writing provides a healthful release for feelings and tensions.
Take the time to remember your favourite tree.
Hug a tree, sit in your favourite grove and write and write and write about those gentle giants who have protected you. Stop and ask an old tree for some directions, to guide you as you travel down the writing path.
Listen to the whispering words amid the rustling leaves and share your piece in the Lemurian forum here at Soul Food.
More material about the mythological and symbolic nature
East Gippsland Listening Tree
I learned about the power of the Listening Tree when I was approximately seven years old.
Archie Hair, a prospector who lived at 'The Arches', alongside the Freestone Creek, a stone's throw from the Blue Pools, had a persuasive silver tongue and filled us with wonderment as we clambered through the bush each month at Froam, on one of his now legendary treasure hunts.
On one of these forays into the bush Archie introduced me to a Listening Tree whose girth was similar to the one photographed here.
As a child who lived in a world of imagination and fantasy I was receptive to the notion that an old tree had soaked up the wisdom of its age and would tell its story if you just sat with your ear against the trunk and quietly listened. After all, I had always been able to hear the sound of the sea in the gracious old sea shell that my grandparents had picked up on a beach in Queensland.
Few Listening Trees remain today but some of their knowledge has survived to create a sense of wonder and incredulity at the mysteries of nature. Having regularly listened to the Listening Tree in the bush behind The Arches I like to believe some of the magic was passed on through me and now lives in Lemuria.
I love a sunburnt country...
Celebrate being Australian, learn about Australian History and discover the essence of creativity all at the same time. The Dig Tree, is etched into the Australian pysche as one of the greatest ironic tragedies. Dig and unearth some of the secrets of creativity. The Dig Tree was designed by Greg Blakey, a talented design student, with flair, imagination and the ability to meet the needs of his clients. Greg has created, amongst other things, Soul Food's zany Magic Writing Tram.