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28-08-2009, 17:10
I am fond of using crystals to help inspire in me certain energies, but if I keep them on my person for long periods, or if I puthem under my pillow, I have trouble sleeping, and their energies are often blocked. I was advised by a reputable someone that I should try looking to trees and barks rather than to crystals and rocks, because I really do connect better with forests than I do with mountains. As soon as she suggested it, I knew it was something worth trying.

Unfortunately, I have had trouble locating books on the energies and attributes of different trees that are as detailed as those on gemstone properties, so I was wondering if anyone out there had any recomendataions, or even just a reliable site from which I can begin to research this option.

28-08-2009, 17:37
Just poking around Google, I found this page:


Hope this helps.

29-08-2009, 01:06
This is some of what turned up in a search for druid tree lore:

A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine
by Ellen Evert Hopman
*20 trees of the ogham

*a collection of site links for herbs & trees, gardens, etc

ETA: I totally forgot about this site that does rune sets!

You might be able to find this book in a store and flip through to see if it's worth buying:

The Meaning of Trees
by Fred Hageneder

29-08-2009, 02:45
I read a biography of a Taoist wizard recently ("Opening The Dragon Gate") and there was a short passage about which trees were good for what. I don't remember the specifics, and wouldn't reccomend that book as a way to satisfy your inquiry... but you may look into Taoist teachings, as there may be more information available regarding your question.

29-08-2009, 06:44
Hi Amashelle,
You might be interested in learning more about Ogham. There is a study group here at Aeclectic that might help. Enjoy.

30-08-2009, 14:46
Thanks everyone. You've given me some interesting ideas to pursue :)

30-08-2009, 19:29
Here are a few websites I found when googling a while back :)