Carolyn Armstrong Horn’s Mystical Forest Series explores the fables of nature’s spirit realm. The Mystical Forest is where the spirits of rocks, trees, animals, oceans, and more come alive. We share mother earth with these spirits, and these are their stories.
Carolyn knew from an early age nature held the ancient fables of unseen realms. Stories such as those told to her by the rocks of the Ozarks in Missouri, the wind fairies riding the snowstorms of Maine, the garden fairies tending to the flowers and vegetables, the whales that roam our oceans, and the many sacred trees she has come upon in her life. Nature spirits communicate their stories every day through their essence.
She invites you to pick up a rock in your backyard or nearby park and gaze upon the stone until images appear and a story unfolds. You are holding a rock with 500 million years or more worth of stories to share.
Or close your eyes and listen to a bird’s song. It may only be gossip, but there may be a grandmother bird telling her little ones an ancient story.
The earth’s stories are our stories. Earth is the mother that nourishes us. We need the oxygen that the trees release into the air, the water from the vast waterways, and the food we grow in earth’s rich soil. We are part of nature.
Carolyn lives by a sacred Grandmother Willow tree in Massachusetts.