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The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: ,

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1446414574

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1716

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Like all good coaching inns, The Green Man is said to boast a resident ghost: Dr Thomas Underhill, a notorious seventeenth-century practitioner of black arts and sexual deviancy. However, the landlord, Maurice Allington, is the sole witness to the renaissance of the malevolent Underhill. Led by an anxious desire to vindicate his sanity, Allington strives to uncover the key to Underhill's satanic powers. All while the skeletons in Allington's own cupboard rattle to get out.


The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling

Publisher: Open Road Media

Isbn 10: 1504060385

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 393

Number of Views: 1400

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Drawing on the mythology of the Green Man and the power of nature, Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, and others serve up “a tasty treat for fantasy fans” (Booklist). There are some “genuine gems” in this “enticing collection” of fifteen stories and three poems, all featuring “diverse takes on mythical beings associated with the protection of the natural world,” most involving a teen’s coming-of-age. Delia Sherman “takes readers into New York City’s Central Park, where a teenager wins the favor of the park’s Green Queen.” Michael Cadnum offers a “dynamic retelling of the Daphne story.” Charles de Lint presents an “eerie, heartwarming story in which a teenager resists the lure” of the faerie world. Tanith Lee roots her tale in “the myth of Dionysus, a god of the Wild Wood.” Patricia A. McKillip steeps her story in “the legend of Herne, guardian of the forest. Magic realism flavors Katherine Vaz’s haunting story. Gregory Maguire takes on Jack and the Beanstalk, and Emma Bull looks to an unusual Green Man—a Joshua tree in the desert” (Booklist). These enduring works of eco-fantasy by some of the genre’s most popular authors impart “a real sense of how powerful nature can be in its various guises” (School Library Journal). “A treasure trove for teens and teachers exploring themes of ecology and folklore.” —Kirkus Reviews “The stories are well-written and manage to speak to both the intellect and the emotions.” —SF Site


The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: Michael Bedard

Publisher: Tundra Books

Isbn 10: 1770492933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 812

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Teenaged O – never call her Ophelia – is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily. Emily is a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book store, The Green Man. A proud, independent woman, Emily’s been made frail by a heart attack. O will be a help to her. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as O first tackles Emily’s badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away, though they threaten to awaken once more. At once an exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships, and an intriguing mystery, The Green Man is Michael Bedard at his finest.


The Land of the Green Man

The Land of the Green Man

The Land of the Green Man

Author: Carolyne Larrington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 0857727303

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 819

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Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait."


Urban Green Man

Urban Green Man

Urban Green Man

Author: Janice Blaine,Adria Laycraft

Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

Isbn 10: 1770530398

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 280

Number of Views: 1340

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The stories in this anthology are ripe with magic of new beginnings and will change the way you look at life, forever. With an introduction by Charles deLint Urban Green Man is a large anthology of urban and contemporary short literature; from an international cast of authors. Every story follows the theme of renewal surrounding the mythology of the Green Man.


The Green Man's Curse

The Green Man's Curse

The Green Man's Curse

Author: R. M. Brandon

Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing

Isbn 10: 1619500809

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 185

Number of Views: 1620

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Rein's summer of dreams will soon become a season of nightmares. What begins as a farewell trip for a group of eight lifelong suburban friends becomes far more permanent than they had planned. When a four-wheeler accident in an ancient forest awakens a centuries-old curse, new friends are made and old friends die. Wrapped in a world unlike anything she ever imagined, Rein is forced to confront the demons of her family's past. As she denies the love she feels for her best friend's twin brother, Conley, they fight an array of magical beasts whose sole intention is to kill anything human and reclaim the earth for their own.


Lucy and the Green Man

Lucy and the Green Man

Lucy and the Green Man

Author: Linda Newbery

Publisher: David Fickling Books

Isbn 10: 0375895299

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1794

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Lucy knew Lob was there, from the way she felt inside. There was a sparking of mischief in her head, a tingle of energy in her arms and legs. She wanted to run, jump, climb, be everywhere at once. You have to be a special person to see Lob, that’s what Lucy’s Grandpa Will says. Lucy’s parents don’t believe in him. But Lucy does. And then she finally catches sight of the Green Man in Grandpa’s garden. And then she knows. Lob is here, and he is real—now and forever and ever!


Green Man

Green Man

Green Man

Author: Kate Sedley

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

Isbn 10: 1780104901

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1541

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An English army invades Scotland in order to put King James the Thirds renegade younger brother, the Duke of Albany, on the Scottish throne. Albany insists his old acquaintance, Roger the Chapman, be a member of his personal bodyguard. But during the march northwards, a series of sinister events, centred around the cult figure of the mythical Green Man, makes Roger question Albanys true motive for requesting his presence . . .


The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

Author: Gary R. Varner

Publisher: Algora Publishing

Isbn 10: 0875864368

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 212

Number of Views: 656

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In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception.


American Folklife

American Folklife

American Folklife

Author: Don Yoder

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Isbn 10: 1477303545

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 312

Number of Views: 1551

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Knowledge of folk custom and folk belief can help to explain ways of thought and behavior in modern America. American Folklife, a unique collection of essays dedicated to the presentation of American tradition, broadens our understanding of the regional differences and ethnic folkways that color American life. Folklife research examines the entire context of everyday life in past and present. It includes every aspect of traditional life, from regional architecture through the full range of material culture into spiritual culture, folk religion, witchcraft, and other forms of folk belief. This collection is especially useful in its application to American society, where countless influences from European, American Indian, and African cultural backgrounds merge. American Folklife relates folklife research to history, anthropology, cultural geography, architectural history, ethnographic film, folk technology, folk belief, and ethnic tensions in American society. It documents the folk-cultural background that is the root of our society.


The Hidden Spirituality of Men

The Hidden Spirituality of Men

The Hidden Spirituality of Men

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: New World Library

Isbn 10: 9781577317920

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 687

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It is no secret that men are in trouble today. From war to ecological collapse, most of the world’s critical problems stem from a distorted masculinity out of control. Yet our culture rewards the very dysfunctions responsible for those problems. To Matthew Fox, our crucial task is to open our minds to a deeper understanding of the healthy masculine than we receive from our media, culture, and religions. Popular religion forces the punitive imagery of fundamentalism on us, pushing most men away from their natural yearning for spirituality and toward intolerance and domination. Meanwhile, many men, particularly young men, are looking for images of healthy masculinity to emulate and finding nothing. To awaken what Fox calls “the sacred masculine,” he unearths ten metaphors, or archetypes, ranging from the Green Man, an ancient pagan symbol of our fundamental relationship with nature, to the Grandfatherly Heart to the Spiritual Warrior. He explores archetypes of sacred marriage, showing how partnership becomes the ultimate expression of healthy masculinity. By stirring our natural yearning for healthy spirituality, Fox argues, these timeless archetypes can inspire men to pursue their higher calling to reinvent the world.


The Green Man Unmasked

The Green Man Unmasked

The Green Man Unmasked

Author: James Coulter

Publisher: Author House

Isbn 10: 1467014885

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 136

Number of Views: 862

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A relic from our pagan past; a fertility symbol; the spirit of vegetation; Jack-in-the-Green, Herne the Hunter or Robin Hoodall of these descriptions and many more have been advanced to explain the identity of the strange and often outlandish image which glares so balefully from rood screen and roof boss in so many places of Christian worship throughout Western Europe. Invariably depicting a male human head, it is by any reckoning a most unusual image and while exhibiting countless variations, the predominant feature common to all is the vegetation issuing in luxuriant profusion from the mouth and coiling around the head in fantastic shapes and patterns; a feature which has no known counterpart in nature. It is the Green Man so-called by generations of environmentalists and folklore enthusiasts. But such interpretations beg the questionwhy does the image occur predominantly within a Christian context with a frequency second only to that of Christ Himself. . Who is the Green Man and what does his widespread presence signify? The author believes that the answer to this age-old riddle may be found in a number of medieval works such as the apocryphal gospels, the Bestiary and the Legend of the Rood all of which would have been familiar to scholars and teachers of the period. Although never part of the official canon, these nevertheless had a considerable influence on the teaching of the medieval Church and the imagery which it employed to illustrate it for the benefit of illiterate or semi-literate congregations. The present study represents a radical departure from the previously received wisdom on the subject and advances the hypothesis that far from being a pagan fertility symbol, the Green Man is a lead player in the great scriptural drama of the Creation, the Fall of Man and his ultimate redemption.


The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: Kingsley Amis

Publisher: Random House

Isbn 10: 1446414574

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1034

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Like all good coaching inns, The Green Man is said to boast a resident ghost: Dr Thomas Underhill, a notorious seventeenth-century practitioner of black arts and sexual deviancy. However, the landlord, Maurice Allington, is the sole witness to the renaissance of the malevolent Underhill. Led by an anxious desire to vindicate his sanity, Allington strives to uncover the key to Underhill's satanic powers. All while the skeletons in Allington's own cupboard rattle to get out.


Revealing The Green Man

Revealing The Green Man

Revealing The Green Man

Author: Mark Olly

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Isbn 10: 1780995733

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 1330

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Revealing the Green Man is designed to impart a practical revelation of a deep and ancient mystery through actual archaeological and historic case studies which point to personal intellectual and spiritual enlightenment affecting everyone alive today. The book is not just a lazy stroll through entertaining stories of some lost mystery cult, but a resurrection of a long and ancient religion as old as time itself which is now challenging us to care for our environment here in the modern world. The Green Man proves himself to be a great deal more than a cute chubby face peering at us through a veil of leaves, rather he could be said to be a true representation of the very essence of life itself.


The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: Michael Bedard

Publisher: Tundra Books

Isbn 10: 1770492933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1544

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Teenaged O – never call her Ophelia – is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily. Emily is a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book store, The Green Man. A proud, independent woman, Emily’s been made frail by a heart attack. O will be a help to her. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as O first tackles Emily’s badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away, though they threaten to awaken once more. At once an exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships, and an intriguing mystery, The Green Man is Michael Bedard at his finest.


The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: L.E. Thomas

Publisher: JMS Books LLC

Isbn 10: 1646564049

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 100

Number of Views: 1594

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Olivia's home is the Green Man Inn, situated in medieval city of London. She is content with her life, running the bustling tavern with her father, and is taken aback when he suggests a long journey in late autumn into the west of the country to meet her mysterious bridegroom. As Olivia gets farther away from the busy metropolis, her concerns grow, especially as Halloween approaches. She senses something strange and unearthly in her fate, and her imagination conjures up fearful images. All alone in the wild forests of Wales, will she be an unwilling sacrifice to the pagan gods?


The Green Man

The Green Man

The Green Man

Author: David Russell Mosley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Isbn 10: 1666703672

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 96

Number of Views: 1379

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The Green Man is a collection of poetry that looks to the world around us and asks what lies behind the things we can see, smell, taste, touch, and hear. Poetry can help us see through what Coleridge called the “film of familiarity.” These poems attempt to help the reader pierce that veil and see the world around them in a new light.


The Green Man's Curse

The Green Man's Curse

The Green Man's Curse

Author: R. M. Brandon

Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing

Isbn 10: 1619500809

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 185

Number of Views: 1322

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Rein's summer of dreams will soon become a season of nightmares. What begins as a farewell trip for a group of eight lifelong suburban friends becomes far more permanent than they had planned. When a four-wheeler accident in an ancient forest awakens a centuries-old curse, new friends are made and old friends die. Wrapped in a world unlike anything she ever imagined, Rein is forced to confront the demons of her family's past. As she denies the love she feels for her best friend's twin brother, Conley, they fight an array of magical beasts whose sole intention is to kill anything human and reclaim the earth for their own.


Walking With the Green Man

Walking With the Green Man

Walking With the Green Man

Author: Bob Curran

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

Isbn 10: 1601639309

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 987

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Almost since the dawn of time, the image of the Green Man—the carven enigmatic head surrounded by leaves and foliage—has both intrigued and mystified viewers and folklorists alike. Appearing in churches, taverns, and even on stately buildings, the carving seems shrouded in supernatural obscurity. Is it merely a fertility symbol, or is it something much deeper, which calls for a response from us all? Though it seems a predominantly Celtic icon, does the concept of the Green Man also appear in other places and in other cultures? What is its relevance for the world today? In an absorbing new book, Dr. Bob Curran traces the many strands that make up this enigmatic image. Tracing its origins from prehistoric times, he explores its significance in the medieval world and discusses its development in the modern world. He also investigates the image’s psychological appeal, which has allowed it to continue down through the ages, and, pulling from a variety of sources, its impact upon other cultures in various parts of the world. From heroic archetypes such as Robin Hood to Demigods such as Herne the Hunter; from the King of the Woods to the Jack in the Green, Walking With the Green Man examines the interconnection of man and Nature throughout history. Whether as a man amongst the trees, a man of the trees, or a symbol of Nature used to express secrets and solidarity, the Green Man’s visage is traced throughout lands and cultures. Walking With the Green Man will appeal to all those who are interested in the image of the Green Man as an example of symbolic art, as well as to those who are interested in folklore and the interplay between folklore and culture. It is a fascinating study, which not only examines the history of the icon but also its development within human perception.


Lucy and the Green Man

Lucy and the Green Man

Lucy and the Green Man

Author: Linda Newbery

Publisher: David Fickling Books

Isbn 10: 0375895299

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1455

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Lucy knew Lob was there, from the way she felt inside. There was a sparking of mischief in her head, a tingle of energy in her arms and legs. She wanted to run, jump, climb, be everywhere at once. You have to be a special person to see Lob, that’s what Lucy’s Grandpa Will says. Lucy’s parents don’t believe in him. But Lucy does. And then she finally catches sight of the Green Man in Grandpa’s garden. And then she knows. Lob is here, and he is real—now and forever and ever!