Coming Home to the Trees by Patrick Jasper lee
Travelling with the Gypsy Spirit of the Past
Coming Home to the Trees is the long awaited follow-up to Patrick Jasper Lee's first book We Borrow the Earth (Thorsons 2000/Ravine Press 2013). This latest book provides another unique glimpse into Romani Gypsy life hidden within the woodlands of the past, uncovering an enchanting world of folklore, myth, spirits, the otherworld, and the natural landscape created by trees. In Coming Home to the Trees, Lee reveals how an earlier Gypsy relationship with trees and the otherworld encouraged social, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing and stability. Do the trees themselves retain earlier memories of nomadic Gypsy people and their spirits? Who are the enigmatic Muchee Mulee who lived in the misty tree-tops? The reader is introduced to Mocheriben, the spirit of values and principles, Bokt, the spirit of luck and destiny, and Parava, the spirit of change and transformation, along with many others. How much do the spirits play a part in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to the spirits who inhabit our sitting rooms, our bathrooms and our kitchens? Why should luck and destiny be so important to us now? Could it be that the trees themselves are the keepers of some of the oldest secrets on Earth?
Available 18 June 2014 from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.