What is Viridis Genii:
‘The Viridis Genii Symposium’
The Viridis Genii symposium is an exploration of the greater mysteries of the Herbal Arte and how it manifests itself within all traditions, cultures and practices –the Craft of the Wise. Our desire is to move beyond the mundane and explore those mysteries in greater depth, fostering an environment where the green mysteries thrive, nourish and become one.
‘The Viridis Genii’
The Viridis Genii is the green spirit, the intelligence and life force that is both hidden and revealed. It is the animating force of the wild wood and the depths of the sea. It shrouds us; it engulfs us with its veiled green mist that awakens the heartbeat that delivers fecundity to the earth, the very essence of life. It is the Green Gnosis one receives from their deep connection and communion with the genus loci.
Deep within these mysteries we find magic, we find myth, we find doorways, pathways, and keys, which allow us to enter the heavens and other worlds as well as guide us through the chthonic realms. We find a great teacher, a master in the arts. We find liberation. We find revelation to the secret workings of the world. It shows us how to create change behind the veil with the aid of those many green beings, which are the body of the green spirit.
We gain wisdom by attending to cycles of the plant world through vine, flower, root, seed, thorn, leaf, and by rod. It is through this gnosis we are shown how to make charms, healing formulas, and where we learn secret teachings and ancient lore of the genii. Each immensely laden with powers and virtues to assist us in blessing and in bane. We make powders, potions, incense, and oils. We make talismans, fetishes, poppets and charms–all with the body of the Viridis Genii.
Through these forces we are given tools to work with to cloth, feed, shelter and heal. It arouses us to lustful frenzy aiding in our lovemaking, the birthing of our children and gives us what we need to protect ourselves. It has helped us share information around the world both ancient teachings and anew. The Viridis Genii gives us everything including our body, as we consume its flesh to make our own.