Forest Devas and Dryads (Tree Spirits). by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 12 May 2022 and published on 14 May 2022
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California

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Dear Ones,

Here is a video about Forest Devas and Dryads (Tree Spirits) …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

You know, some people say that there is such a thing as ‘Tree Spirits’ or ‘Dryads’ …

Image: “The Dryad,” by Evelyn De Morgan, 1884-1885, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dryad11.jpg … public domain

Image: “The Dryad,” by Evelyn De Morgan, 1884-1885, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dryad11.jpg … public domain

… and that there is another such thing called ‘Devas of the Forest’.

Image: Vishnu seated on Ananta. Cave 3, Badami, Karnataka,” by Ismoon (talk), 1 February 2012, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vishnu_seated_on_Ananda._Cave3Badami.jpg … CC BY-SA 4.0 International … DESCRIPTION: Vishnu is one of the Vedic Devas … COMMENT: Adapted by Alice B. Clagett so as to be reminiscent of a Deva of the Forest represented in the anthropomorphic style (that is, as if the deva were human). –Alice B. Clagett

Image: Vishnu seated on Ananta. Cave 3, Badami, Karnataka,” by Ismoon (talk), 1 February 2012, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vishnu_seated_on_Ananda._Cave3Badami.jpg … CC BY-SA 4.0 International …

DESCRIPTION: Vishnu is one of the Vedic Devas … COMMENT: Adapted by Alice B. Clagett so as to be reminiscent of a Deva of the Forest represented in the anthropomorphic style (that is, as if the deva were human). –Alice B. Clagett

… and that the Devas of the Forest are much more grand than Tree Spirits; that a Tree Spirit is the one that cares for a particular tree …

Image: “Devic Sunlight in Ojai, California, Mid-Afternoon: : Tree Spirit or Dryad of a Spruce Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 June 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Devic Sunlight in Ojai, California, Mid-Afternoon: : Tree Spirit or Dryad of a
Spruce Tree,” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 June 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and that Devas of the Forest care for the entire forest …

Image: “The Deva of Paramount Mountain 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 February 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “The Deva of Paramount Mountain 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 21 February 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Now, in my work I sometimes see a particular Light shining through the leaves of a tree … the sunlight … and it seems to be different for different types of trees … and for different trees of the same type, sometimes, although I see an overall similarity for trees of the same type, such as oak trees …

Image: “UCLA Stunt Ranch Reserve, Calabasas, California 17: Deva of the Oak Trees 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “UCLA Stunt Ranch Reserve, Calabasas, California 17: Deva of the Oak Trees 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 December 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

And I always think of that as the Devas of the Forest shining through. But sometimes it seems more personal, and I term it the Tree Spirit or the Dryad of a particular tree.

It seems to me possible that Tree Spirits (or ‘Dryads’) are the juvenile forms of the Devas of the Forest, just as ‘Baptismal Sylphs’ are the juvenile forms of the types of angels I call ‘Baptismal Seraphim’.

I have to admit that these terms … ‘Devas of the Forest’, ‘Tree Spirits’, and ‘Dryads’ … are in flux for me right now. It might be the one or the other. And maybe you will have your own good ideas that you can comment on at the bottom of the blog. I would be very interested in your opinion.

In addition, sometimes I see what seems to be nature spirit art in the trunks of trees, as if the nature spirits charged with the care of the trees encountered other beings such as animals and people …

Image Markup: “Jacaranda Tree Spirit 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … COMMENTS: It looks to me like the jacaranda tree spirit created these images out of fondness for some brownies and gnomes and elves that live in the forested back yard across the street, and also maybe for one man that may have lived nearby at one time.

Image Markup: “Jacaranda Tree Spirit 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

COMMENTS: It looks to me like the jacaranda tree spirit created these images out of fondness for some brownies and gnomes and elves that live in the forested back yard across the street, and also maybe for one man that may have lived nearby at one time.

Image Markup: “Jacaranda Tree Spirits 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … COMMENTS: It looks to me like the jacaranda tree spirit created these images out of fondness for some brownies and gnomes and elves that live in the forested back yard across the street, and also maybe for one man that may have lived nearby at one time.

Image Markup: “Jacaranda Tree Spirits 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 8 September 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

COMMENTS: It looks to me like the jacaranda tree spirit created these images out of fondness for some brownies and gnomes and elves that live in the forested back yard across the street, and also maybe for one man that may have lived nearby at one time.

… in their long lives and wanted to remember them and memorialize them as images somewhat reminiscent of these people … portraits of these people and animals … in the trunks of the trees.

You will see that on my website, as well as the pictures that I have of Devas of the Forest, and sometimes what I call ‘Tree Spirits’. My blog categories DevasNature Spirits … and the overarching category Devas – Nature Spirits – Nature Elementals … are especially friendly, I feel, for children.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

P.S. Here is a question: What happens when a human man tries to wed a dryad (a tree spirit)? Here is the answer, according to a song by Kate Covington …

Video: “The Willow Maid – Erutan (katethegreat19),” by Erutan, 18 June 2013 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E52rxz2sjRs … CREDITS: Original song © 2009 Erutan/Kate Covington

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