The Oak tree in Pagan life, Poems and Oak tree stories.

A powerful sacred tree: The Oak (Thanks Nigel)

Nigel Borrington

The Oak tree

Mighty Oak Tree

Russell Sivey

The mighty oak tree sits near
Orange and red leaves
Looking like it is on fire
They clog up the eaves
Beautiful to see Sight
unlike any around In awe completely

The Oak tree in Pagan Mythology

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus, of the beech family Fagaceae, having approximately 600 extant species.

The Pagan world gave the Oak tree the following properties :

Planet: Jupiter and Mars
Element: Water
Symbolism: Sovereignty, rulership, power,
Strength & Endurance, Generosity & Protection, Justice & Nobility, Honesty & Bravery
Stone: Diamond, Aventuring
Metal: Gold
Birds: Oriole, Wren
Color: Gold
Deity: The Dagda, The Green Man, Janus, Diana, Cybele, Hecate, Pan
Sabbat: Summer Solstice (Litha)
Folk Names: Jove’s Nuts, Juglans

Medicinal properties:

The medicinal park of the Oak is its bark, because of the strong astringent properties. Internally as a tea it helps fight…

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Collectors Item 2

Special bookshop in Hermanus South Africa

Elephant Zen

Hemingways of Hermanus has a wide variety of collectors items on the shelves. The latest arrivals are mentioned on this page (opens in new window).


VOL. 1   Printed in 1797 and containing the history and description of land birds.

VOL. II  Printed in 1804 and containing the history and description of water birds.

 Both volumes illustrated with figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick and are contained in one binding.  The binding has a leather spine and the cover shows minimum wear to top edges of the boards.  Some slight foxing on front and back end covers otherwise in fine condition.  Price : R18 000.

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Featured Photo by JoeCas

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Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus.

Today’s featured photo is chosen from ViewBug (The World’s Best Photo Contests) community.

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Mariko Evans, Photographer


From 1 Artist 2 Another

Mariko Evans, Photographer

Welcome Mariko Evans, as featured artist here on my From 1 Artist 2 AnotherBlog! Thank you Mike Osborn, former featured artist, for introducing me to Mariko! – Douglas Moorezart

Artist Statement

A dreamer. Word lover. Art lover. Dog lover. Moon lover. Novice yet passionate Tango learner…I don’t dislike rainy days. I have a relationship with Sky, Sea and Clouds. No smart brain to make lies. I often forget the world. Absolute feeling driven…Perfectly imperfect.

I was born and raised in Japan. After living & traveling many countries I am now living in Canada. I don’t consider myself as a photographer – I am more like…a self-proclaimed shooting addict. I bought my first SLR (film) about 20 years ago…and at the time, pursuing a career as a professional photographer was not realistic but photography had long been a favorite hobby of mine. Like everyone, I had…

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Biltmore Magic

Beautiful picture!!!

Places Unknown

I didn’t have any “mystery” photos ready to post for Friday so had to miss it. Maybe next Friday I’ll find something that is not obvious and share with you guys.

I’m flying to Seattle today for a few days, doing some training there and maybe sneak a little hike somewhere in the mountains of the Pacific North West. Looking forward to training and to hiking part.

Another summer view from the Biltmore Estate, pretty place on during a nice summer day.

Click me!!!

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