The Urban Green Man: An Archetype of Renewal by Adria LaycraftThe Urban Green Man: An Archetype of Renewal by Adria Laycraft

The Urban Green Man: An Archetype of Renewal

EditorAdria Laycraft, Janice Blaine

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The stories in this anthology are ripe with magic of new beginnings and will change the way you look at life, forever.
Psychologist Carl Jung once suggested that an archetype will reappear in a new form to redress imbalances in society exactly when it is needed. Perhaps the Green Man is rising yet again just in time to help us cultivate a harmonious and sustainable relationship with Nature.
Your imagination will run wild.
The vibrant stories presented in this anthology are all new and original.
With an introduction by Charles de Lint The Urban Green Man is a large anthology of urban and contemporary short literature; from an international cast of authors.
Every story follows the theme of renewal surrounding the mythology of the Green Man.
The mystical face of the Green Man can be found on churches and other buildings throughout northern Europe. It is believed that the the Green Man mythology developed independently in various cultures and is a remnant of ancient pagan beliefs. The human face, hidden in the green foliage, shows a longing for the natural world and reminds us that we are dependent on a healthy planet not only for physical sustenance, but for our mental health as well.
Today's Green Man is no longer a forgotten mythology relegated to garden statuary. It is as relevant today as it was in ancient times, and these stories will remind you of the myths' importance.

About The Author

Adria laycraft is a grateful member of IFWA and a proud survivor of the six-week Odyssey Writers Workshop. She works as a freelancer and ghostwriter, and is the co-editor of an Urban Green Man anthology and author of Be a Freelance Writer Now. Adria lives in Calgary with her husband and son, where she invests far too much time and mone...
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Title:The Urban Green Man: An Archetype of RenewalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 5.5 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:June 28, 2013Publisher:EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
- The Spirit of the Wild Wood by Charles de Lint
EARTH
- Evergreen by Susan MacGregor
- The Gift by Susan Forest
- Sap and Blood by Martin Rose
- The Green Square by dsvduncan
- Awake by Peter Storey
- Breath Stirs in the Husk by Eileen Wiedbrauk
- Green Apples by Rhiannon Held
AIR
- The Grey Man by Randy McCharles
- Mr. Green by Gary Budgen
- Whithergreen Karlene Tura Clark
- Cui Bono by Eric James Stone
- Fallow God by Maaja Wentz
- Green Man She Restless by Billi Milholland
FIRE
- Purple Vine Flowers by Sandra Wickham
- Exile by Mark Russell Reed
- Without Blemish by Celeste A. Peters
- Waking the Holly Kin Eileen Donaldson
- Deer Feet by Michael J. DeLuca
- Buried in the Green by Heather M. O'Connor
- The Forest Lord by Sarina Dorie
WATER
- Greentropy by Calie Voorhis
- Abandon All... by Goldeen Ogawa
- Green Salvage by Miriah Hetherington
- The Ring of Life by Nu Yang
- Cottage on the Bluff Michael Healy
- Johnny Serious Satyros Phil Brucato
- Fun Sucker by Suzanne Church
WOOD
- Greener Pastures by Micheal J. Martineck
- Green Jack by Alyxandra Harvey
- Green is Good by Karen Danylak
- Neither Slumber Nor Sleep by Kim Goldberg