Working with the animal and plant kingdoms

© Janet Baxter: Heron - cover of May 2013 Cygnus Review

Heron: the Meaning of our Cover Image for our May Issue of Cygnus Review 2013

We found our cover image this month so striking that we felt it must have some oracular meaning for us all, so we asked Claire Nahmad to elucidate: The heron signifies time, longevity, focused patience, untiring concentration and secret knowledge. It also symbolizes fertility, therapeutic forgetting, children and regeneration. Heron...

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Yew – Primeval Tree, World Tree, Guardian of Life

The World Tree (or Tree of Life) is doubtless one of the oldest symbols of the mystical union of human and nature. All life is sacred All streams of life unite in the World Tree and form a single organism which brings forth all living things – among them plant,...

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