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Forest Friend (for-ist frend) n. Elfin being of Ontario woodlands, known for environmental consciousness and earth-based spirituality

Since ancient times the Forest Friends have recognized the interdependence of all lifeforms, thus they understand that to live in Harmony with the Earth, with the Others, and within their own community is essential for their survival, balance, and joy of living.  Their nature-based wisdom has important messages for our fast-paced technological age.


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Back to my collection of leather scraps and ends.... and many hours later I have brought my supply of individually hand-sewn and uniquely adorned hiker's smudge kits up to 6. Each of them will hold a good-sized abalone shell, some sand and sage, as well as a bit of tobacco. Those of you who know about using such things for "cleansing of the spirit" and for gratitude will appreciate being able to carry all the necessaries in a small package. ... See MoreSee Less

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There is an aspect to creativity that consists in the ability to recognize beauty. This stone is 100% the work of Mother Nature. The photo has not been retouched or worked in any way, other than cropping it. I believe the designs to have been created with lichen growth, but I have never seen it with such lines running through it. It was the only stone like it in the midst of millions in an old abandoned gravel pit. Very special. It will have a place of honour on an altar. ... See MoreSee Less

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