Dæmon in the Wood, Chapter Three

Inter Dvos Arbores

There is an old tale goes that Herne the Hunter,
Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest,
Doth all the winter time, at still midnight,
Walk round about an oak, with great raggd horns;
And there he blasts the trees, and takes the cattle,
And makes milch kine yield blood, and shakes a chain
In a most hideous and dreadful manner.

-The Merry Wives of Windsor

Trees of oneness and trees of separation.

The hewn wood of redemption: Squeezer, Beowulf, and Christ.

The hewn wood of retribution: Helen of Troy, and other misappropriated rights in women.

The hewn wood of exchange: the manifold marriage of Mandu
and the mission of Moses.


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