Since the beginningless beginning, visionary human folk have sought to understand the deep mysteries of nature and ally themselves to its power. The Green Arte is an expression of our longing to connect to nature as a whole and to the plant spirits in specific. It is a dynamic tradition of plant spirit work that helps us experience the personhood of the plant people while working with them to cultivate harmony within ourselves, our communities, and the world.
The Green Arte is fiercely animistic- experiencing the world as being filled with a variety of fully sovereign people who happen to not be human people. As animists, we walk through the world in an expanded state of consciousness which allows us to perceive and relate with animals, plants, landmarks, geography, weather, and energy patterns in a way that gives them the full honor of their personhood. We experience that they perceive us as much as we perceive them and that in this bidirectional perception relationship is possible.
As a path of plant sorcery, our work focuses on allying ourselves to specific plants in order to call forth their wisdom, power, virtues, and blessings. We do this in many forms from the crafting of herbal medicines to the laying of herbal magics and rituals.
The medicine we craft is rooted in spiritual herbalism wherein we avoid thinking of plants as ‘good for’ such-and-such disease or how they can be ‘used for’ a specific outcome of healing or magic. Rather, we engage with them through devotion and dedication to learn their secrets firsthand as they choose to teach and guide us. We are initiated into the plant spirit path by the plants themselves.
Since our work focuses on cultivating relationships of power with the mighty plant spirits, we practice many angles of green sorcery and seek a resonant green gnosis along the way. We communicate with the plant spirits via divination, dream, and spirit flight, work with them through the performance of rituals, honor them throughout the seasons and cycles, bring them into our bodies as food and medicine, call them into our lives with magic, and follow their wise guidance as we dance our individual paths.
The deities we work with are also rooted in occult herbalism. We seek out those mighty ones who have a natural affinity for the plants, the places plants grow, and the mysteries the plants hold. These deities can come from many traditions depending on our own ancestral roots and help to protect, guide, and open the ways for us.
We engage with many aspects of plant ritual which help us align to the shifting seasons, celebrate the cycles of life, journey to the primordial realm of the plant spirits, and connect to the medicine and magic of our green allies.