Mysteries of the Green Man

A Green Man at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

This is a series of brief texts that illuminate aspects of masculinity through nature while exploring the major masculine archetypes. I’ve designed them to be read aloud and/or to serve as prompts for meditation, not only for people who identify as male. Though the idea for these mysteries sprang from the Green Man of Celtic tradition, I’ve intentionally opened them to include phenomena from other cultures. My work here is inspired by Jung, Campbell and other canonical writers about archetypes.

The Green Man

The Warrior Archetype

The Lover Archetype

The Father Archetype

The Wizard Archetype

The King Archetype

The Dream of Love and Freedom

Conclusion: The Archetypes in the Green Man

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