The Book of Shadows

Timorous I tremble, lost in murky hallways. I know not nor recollect
how I came to be here. I was perusing the book of the Youth in the quiet of
my home. But who are you, approaching spirits?
Lemures or spirits we are not! Dost thou not recognise us?
I am the sacred child : I am dragon-kin : I am the eternally feminine.
Verily I recognise you; the tormentors from my dreams! By Hercules,
begone, evil spirits! Return to Hades - you tempt me overmuch! Wherefore did
you appear to me; what be your business with me?
We appeared to thee so thou wouldst become complete. We are consanguinous, thee and us.
[Bawler:] I understand not! Did you spring from my soul?
[Shades:] Forsooth; we are part of thee. Embrace us and thou shalt see!
[Bawler:] I comprehend now!
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Forest Coverage

From the forest-path to its spirit's path.
Under glamour.
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The voice of the wind, the shadows of trees
Alone I dreamt, in spirit-powers grew;
Nocturnal calm, the movement of clouds
Amongst them I over the forests flew.
I ascended the World Tree to the Dome of the heavens
Blue-hued islands, golden chambers
In the meadows of heaven we ran through the stars;
From the lands of the deceased and tracts of the lost
True wisdom I found, Life's Gold I discovered.
I descended the World Tree from the Dome of the heavens.