New YouTube Channel Launched – The Green Grimoire
Hello, my friends. Yes me and Cerri have launched a new YouTube channel. It’s been a while in the making and the first video was uploaded yesterday. If you are a regular reader of my blog you will have already seen some of my thoughts about what I’ve been calling the ‘Green Grimoire’ ie, the Book of Nature. It’s said that the ancient Druids never wrote anything down. Was that because they were illiterate? I don’t think so. My feeling is they knew that every book of magic, connection, religion, spirituality, survival, wonder, community, everything, had already been written, and those words were all around us in the Book of Nature itself. The Green Grimoire.
To me, those insights came from a time before religion. When our ancestors’ lives were utterly entwined with their environment and they knew that every hill, mountain, river, stream, ocean, rock, animal, bird, plant and tree had Spirit, and was connected, and we were part of that connection. The skill lies in learning to read and understand the language of the Book. We aren’t taught how to do that. In fact, we are taught the exact opposite. What our ancestors and many indigenous peoples still teach their young, is something we have to re-learn.
My Path has always had the underlying foundation of Animism. All of the myths I have loved are translations of the Green Grimoire – revealed to us in the form of story. My songs have always done the same. Music and song have always been sacred to me. Sacred expressions of the Songs of the land, sea, and sky. Cerri’s relationship with her allotment and our garden is the same as mine to music. We love the ancient sacred sites for the same reason – to listen and hear their songs.
This new channel is a place where we can express those things. We wanted to create a space on the internet that focussed entirely on a nourishing and direct connection with Nature. A place that would also challenge us to live our best lives. If that sounds like a journey you would like to join us on, pop over to The Green Grimoire channel and subscribe. You can also watch the first of Cerri’s Wheel of the Year videos below.