Notes: Living in a Dark, Scary Woods

Dark ForestAccording to Tim Dedopulis, British writer, forests mark “the edges of mankind’s domain,” within the woods “vegetation is in control.” The forest is “the domain of the earth mother, the feminine principle,” a perfect place, according to legends and fairy tales, for a witch. Dedopulis writes: “As a marked boundary, forests symbolise the frontier, thresholds, the unknown. Journeys into them are seen as initiations, tests and challenges; to return is to be reborn, the uncertainty of the unconscious laid to rest. Forests are the fringe of darkness that lurks on the edge of civilisation, a space where we can project our deepest anxieties and fears.”

Ghost Woods


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