These beautifully designed posters transmit ancient knowledge in a structured and comprehensive way. A book usually disappears on a shelf after some time but a poster can be present in a room and continuously remind you of the teachings you are integrating into your life.
The increasing interest in Shamanism and earth-based spirituality is a positive indicator for increasing awareness of our inter-connectedness with the Earth and all other lifeforms. Our ancestors have passed down wisdom in the form of images and stories that contain the most effective tools for re-connection. The infographics I create make these ancient images accessible in a new way.
A high standard of integrity and eco-friendliness are very important to me. All of my infographics are produced in the UK and printed on recycled paper, with plant-based inks only. The size is A3 and they are shipped in a mailing tube.
All four Infographics can be ordered via my Forestheart Etsy Shop.
The Wheel of the Year is a powerful and ancient symbol that can help you find orientation in both the inner and the outer world. It combines the cyclical patterns of time as found in day and night or the four seasons, with orientation in space represented by the four directions, the four elements and the sacred centre.
On this illustration, you’ll find key attributes of animal and tree spirits, the Celtic Ogham and the Norse Runes, as well as guidelines for celebrating the eight seasonal festivals.
The Wheel of the Year design is also available as a portable altar cloth, which can act as a focal point during rituals and meditation.
In nature-based spirituality, there is no sacred scripture and no initial revelation by a teacher, which means that all of Nature is the sacred temple in which we can find communion with something greater than us. The centre can be found and declared anywhere but traditionally trees were often seen as the bridge between the worlds. Tress physically and energetically grow equally into the sky and into the earth, which means that they absorb both cosmic and planetary impulses.
The Tree of Life posters illustrates this aspect of universal Shamanic cosmology and introduces you to a way of working with the tree image to navigate consciousness. The tree itself acts as a map to travel to different inner dimensions, like the nine worlds on the Norse World-tree Yggdrasil. The poster also has instructions for a powerful centering practice that is highly beneficial to anchor and ground us before and after any ritual or healing work.
The tree Ogham is an expression of our ancestor’s relationship with the natural world and can help us bridge that gap between us and the lost indigenous wisdom of our shamanic ancestors. Ogham is the first known attempt at written communication native to the British Isles. Similar to the Nordic Runes, it was scratched into wood or carved into stones.
Using it in a modern context connects us directly to the timeless beauty of Natures creativity. Like all plants, animals and stones, this selection of 20 trees and plants all carry wisdom, teachings and medicine. The Tree Ogham Posters gives you an overview of the energetic qualities of some of the most common trees of our climate zone. Familiarising yourself with the qualities of these plant spirits can be the beginning of a profound and inspiring journey. Establishing your own relationship to plants and working with their medicine is at the heart of Shamanic practices all over the world.
The moon and her cycle have deeply inspired our ancestors for thousands of years. Each phase of her waxing and waning has a distinctly different quality and effect on humans, plants and animals. This poster is designed to help you keep track of these influences and align yourself and your activities to them. When your personal life, a project or business is flowing and pulsating with the rhythm of the moon, something magical happens. Within every cycle of 28 days, there are moments that are especially conducive to set intentions, communicate and share with the world, to evaluate and take rest.
What happens in the sky and outside of us starts to be reflected in our personal inner world and increases a sense of coherence and relationship. Following this basic blueprint, we gain a deeper understanding of the power of regeneration and organic growth. A balanced, harmonious and therefore healthy approach to life allows the ebb and flow that the moon so beautifully demonstrates. Working with this poster is a simple and yet effective way to connect with the Magic of the Moon.