S: Man, Nature and Society
FC: Man, Nature, and Society | Scrapbook By Jordan Danford
1: Spirit Animal | “Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits.” - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
2: Intrinsic Value vs. Utility | Owls are admired as a symbol of wisdom... | as well as their roles as predators.
3: Sacred Nature | Elderberries were used for their healing abilities. | The Celts used theTree of Life to represent cycle of life and death.
4: Celtic Sacred Groves | The tree carries the spirit of honesty... approach it lovingly with respect and reverence, coming from your heart..." -Nathaniel Altman, The Deva Handbook
5: Greek Sacred Groves | "The groves were God's first temples." -William Cullen Bryant | "A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible." -Welsh Proverb
6: The Role of Fire | "May you be lit by the fires of life, for being ignited is transformative. Nothing touched by flame Ever remains the same." -Anguis
7: Fire Elementals | "Fire is never a gentle master." -Proverb | Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it. The reason? Because he alone has learned to put it out. -Henry Jackson Vandyke, Jr.
8: "Thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, In some melodious plot of beechen green, and shadows numberless, Singest of summer in full-throated ease.” -John Keats | Earth Elementals
9: Water Elementals | “A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.” - William Butler Yeats
10: Air Elementals | ''Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind...'' -William Butler Yeats
11: Doctrine of Signatures
12: The Wheel of the Seasons
13: The Wheel of Life | It's the circle of life, and it moves us all..." Elton John
14: "Imagine not being able to distinguish the real cause, from that without which the cause would not be able to act, as a cause. It is what the majority appear to do, like people groping in the dark... " -Plato, Phaedo | Plato on Nature
15: "It is absurd to suppose that ends are not present in nature because we do not see an agent deliberating." -Aristotle, Physics | Aristotle on Nature
16: The Stoic View of Nature | For the Stoics, self-preservation is the first natural instinct.
17: Aesop's Fables | "Slow and steady wins the race." -Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise | "Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -Aesop
18: Virgil's Georgics | "[The] herdsman on the hills when evening bids...sits midmost on the rock and tells his tale." -Virgil, Georgics
19: Pliny's Natural History | “What earth has produced as a cure for our ills, we have made into a deadly poison;” -Pliny the Elder, Natural History
20: Physiologus | "The owl is this kind of bird: he loves the darkness more than the light." -Physiologus
21: The Green Man
22: SIR Gawain | AND | "So many wonders befell him in the hills, It would be tedious to recount the least part of them." -Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
23: the Green Knight | The horse that he rides is entirely of that colour...a green horse huge and strong..." -Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
24: Animals in Medieval Heraldry | Bravery | THE LION: | Royalty | Valor | Strength
25: Herne, The Wild Huntsman | Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. -Paul Rodriguez
26: Robin Hood: King of the Wood | Winter vs. Summer
27: Medieval Hunting | The boar charged out, straight at the man, so that he and the beast were both in a heap..." -Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
28: Contemporary Hunting
29: In Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, the Florence Roses represent chastity, and the myrtle trees represent eternal love and purity, as well as Venus herself.
30: Medieval Gardens | "Sprang up the grass, as thicke yset And softe as any velvet, On which men myght his lenman leye, As on a fetherbed, to pleye." -The Romance of the Rose
31: Technology Exploiting Nature
32: Nature as God's Creation | “How earnestly should we strive, not to stand on mountain-tops, but to trample beneath us those appetites which spring from earthly impulses.” -Petrarch, The Ascent of Mont Ventoux
33: Renaissance Botanical Images
35: The End! :D