Friday, April 21, 2006

Mythical ‘Green Man’ Inspiring The Governator To Go Green?

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You’ve heard of the Jolly Green Giant, but California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new eco-friendly politics may be influenced by an ancient, mythical “Green Man.”

So says author Gary Varner, whose new book The Mythic Forest, The Green Man and The Spirit of Nature (Algora Publishing) traces the traditions and beliefs about a mythical Green Man from ancient cultures to modern day architecture.

Says Varner, “Even the current president talks about caring about the environment, but the Green Man archetype seems to surface in times when the environment is severely threatened.”

He adds, “I think you’ll be seeing his myth popping up in more and more places as the planet needs him.”

Varner says that self-proclaimed “eco-warriors” like the so-called eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front, are perverting the Green Man’s spirit.

According to Varner, “If you burn a bunch of SUVs, that’s only adding to the toxicity of the planet. How’s that helping anything?”

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