Available as a limited edition giclée print or deluxe notecard
Found on the façades of churches, on capitals, keystones, cornices, porches, tympanums, frescos and baptismal fonts, The Green Lady functions as a doorway to the “world between the worlds,” and functions as a sovereign being overlooking the limitless realms. At the interface between the human and the divine, The Green Lady is a reminder of our primal essence, and shifts us beyond linear mind. Appearing in diverse forms - often enigmatic and bizarre - the primordial icons of Old Europe have been kept alive through the long years of colonization and Christian oppression. A shapeshifter that moves between the worlds, The Green Lady represents the “wildness” of the human spirit, that can never be tamed by Empire or monotheistic religions.
In pre-Christian times, The Green Lady was found in shrines and temples devoted to Mother Earth and diverse Goddesses worldwide. She is both immanent and transcendent, and specific to culture and place, can manifest through earth-emergent Goddesses such as Gaia, Demeter, Ceres, Cybele, Nerthus, Anu, Danu, Mari, Asase Ya, Parvati, Spider Woman, Pachamama and Muzzu Kummik Quae (among others). In animist societies, she is the fundamental “Green Spirit of the Land” who evokes the Green Goddess and “Natura” aspects of fecundity, abundance, renewal and rebirth. She is the essence that kindles the growth of new life in the spring, the rejuvenating powers of nature, the nurturing power of the feminine, and the principles of universal love.
Our era calls out for a renewed recognition of the force that not only animates life, but is the spark itself - The Green Lady redolent with abundance and renewal, and the values of reciprocity, balance and care. She encourages us to open our hearts to the land, to find our ecstasy in wild nature, to support sustainability, and to honor the sacred harmony of Earth Community. Embracing art and iconography depicting the spirit of The Green Lady renews our connection, gives us direction and purpose, and fills us with wonder and awe. What the Green Lady would have to say to us today, as we face the multiple challenges of ecocide and cultural erosion?
The Green Lady Speaks ~ digital giclée print on archival paper
Limited edition archival-quality GICLEE PRINT, edition of 175, signed and numbered, ready-to-frame. Image size 5x7, presentation package 8x10. Price includes shipping in Canada/USA.
The Green Lady Speaks ~!!
Your awakening is like the blossoming of a field of wildflowers after a scorching fire. You shine as you move back to our eternal connection, to our shared blessings in the green realm, and to the healing of the deep places in your heart and soul. You are hearing the soft chimes and fluted notes of my heart-song, that vibrate in the corners where luxuriant woodlands meet. Caressed by the blossom-scented breeze on a warm summer’s night, you follow the trail of the fireflies’ pulsing to where ancient seashells glow in the moonlight, and your profound ecstasy is complete. You are overcome with joy and wonder, and you overflow with praises to the Earth!
In the transcendence of the past, you aligned yourself vertically to a remote and eminent being. Now, as you return to a horizontal earth-bound vision, you see yourself as an integral part of the Sacred Earth, the source of all life, our true spiritual home. A multitude of plant and animal beings, earth spirits, tree sisters, devas, and ancestors surround you now, all affirming that there is no greater or more beautiful sacred divinity than our lush and verdant globe.
You know deep in your being that I, The Green Lady is waiting for you, don’t you? After all your seeking, you will find that everything you need to follow your bliss, has already been provided for you. Your joy will come alive when you enter the living myth of the land, and allow the Green Mystery to weave its magic within you, in the form of words, images and healing gifts.
Blessed Daughters, return to the land, and delve into the green matrix of our co-creation. As you receive and embody this wisdom, go into the forest, woodland or field, set your roots down deep, and plant yourself firmly into the Great Heart of the Earth. Allow the innate senses of your animal body to open wide, and your vision to capture the perfection of branch, leaf, petal and sky. Organic perfume will caress your soul and your skin will tingle with the spray of the wind. Your heart will open wide, to the awareness that this is the perfect place and perfect time, in the Sacred Circle of All Life.
The great overlapping circles of elementals and plant spirits have offered to bring you out of the illusion of discord and separation, and into the realm of wholeness and love. Like the rosy petals of a flowering memory-orchid, you will open wide to receiving tenderness and revelation. We will recover the green magic and mystery together, as we work to re-enchant the world! Give your heart completely to the land, as Earth Community returns your affection and loyalty. It is this force of Love, that will heal and empower us all.
As you co-existed peacefully with the Earth for millennia, you will expand once again into your true nature and potential as a fully-realized Wise Woman. And when you are ready, Beloved Daughter of Earth, let your ancient spirit find a modern voice! May you invite others into the sacred circle, may the green places be the lens through which the perennial blessings of myth, magic and transcendence appear, and may you honor and protect the Earth in all you think, say and do. Our souls live in the Earth, and the Earth lives in our souls.
We are Sisters in Spirit rising
We are Wild Women rising
We are Grandmothers rising
We are the Old Ones rising
Daughters of the Earth!
We remember our connection
We bind ourselves to Her
We embrace Her as we embrace ourselves
Rooted to Mother Earth
Healing ourselves and all beings
Our Divine Feminine dancing
Our thriving sisterhood in Her.
Pegi Eyers is also the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores social justice, nature spirituality, the ancestral arts, and resilience in times of massive change. www.stonecirclepress.com