In honor of the feastday of st. francis of assisi which is coming up on october 4th, i've finally gotten around to posting 'Nature Symbols - Wisdom and Healing: the Grieving Process and the Four Elements," which I wrote for my master's degree in theology back in 1985. It can be found under 'Rare Cultivars' in my side-bar.
I balked at calling my own writing 'rare,' but on the other hand, no one else, or few others, will have written a long essay that gets into St. Francis of Assisi, Carl Jung, Simone Weil, the old metaphysical system of the Four Elements, catholic theology on such topics as the divine feminine, nature, evil, co-creativity, wholeness versus perfection, and all the other random notions that were floating around in my being at the time. If I were to re-write this today, I would have even more literature to bring to the topic. Anyway, I can't think of any other companion word for 'cultivars' other than 'rare,' and I want to stay with my fruity metaphor. So, 'rare cultivars' it is. I hope to publish some of my other past work here soon.