In his 2013 book, 'The Sacred History', renowned esoteric author Jonathan Black writes; 'Green is the colour of regeneration. The Green Knight who arrived at the court of King Arthur was beheaded but 'sprang up again & so amazed them all'. In alchemy green is the colour of the life forces that work in the subtle borderland between mind & matter. It is the colour of imagination that sees into the inner life of things, & by doing so, changes them......[& from the preface of the book] Some themes will recur, & so too will some characters, including the sometimes dangerous & disturbing figure of the Green One, who reappears in different forms & will appear finally to announce the end of the world as we know it.....'
Has anyone noticed a proliferation in the amount of workwomen/men & dogs wearing high viz green jackets? I'm sure you have, so I'd like to expound a little into its possible links to the Mysteries.
The Green Man is also 'Robin Hood', 'Parsifal', & 'The Fool', a Trump card in the Tarot deck;
'The “Green Man” of the Spring Festival. “April Fool.” The Holy Ghost. This tradition represents the original idea adapted to the under-standing of the average peasant. The Green Man is a personification of the mysterious influence that produces the phenomena of spring.'
- Aleister Crowley The Book of Thoth (1943).
Image left, 'Bridge of Desperation'
'A major Templar site, the famed Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, has a number of these Green Man carvings upon its walls, which suggests that the Templar’s recognised the Green Man as an ancient source of their idiosyncratic beliefs. Often portrayed as a head with foliage growing from its mouth, the Green Man carvings represent fertility, growth of nature. Although one assumes that the carvings are of Celtic origin this is not the case, being discovered in Borneo, Himalayas, Kathmandu, Ranakpur temples & chapels. Being the primal King of the world, the Green Man is known by many legendary names; Osiris & Lucifer. He is the life force, so he has the ability to manifest at any time, in any practical form, that meets the appropriate dress code of the area.'
Just thought I'd mention it. Is there one of these near where you live?
See also; Green Man - Archetype of our Oneness with the Earth
by William Anderson
Maybe I'm wrong;
Prichard says that in the early part of the eighteenth century the following formed a part of the Catechism: Have you seen your Master to-day?
How was he Clothed? In a yellow jacket & a blue pair of breeches.
& he explains it by saying that "the yellow jacket is the compasses, & the blue breeches the steel points."
Krause (Kunsturkunden ii, page 78) remarks on this subject that this sportive comparison given by Prichard is altogether in the puerile spirit of the peculiar interrogatories which are found among many other crafts, & is without doubt genuine as originating in the working Lodges. Prichard's explanation is natural, & Krause's remark correct. But it is vain to attempt to elevate the idea by attaching to it a symbolism of gold & azure—the blue sky & the meridian sun. No such thought, in Doctor Mackey's opinion, entered into the minds of the illiterate Operatives with whom the question & answer originated.'
- Mackeys Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry (1873).
(The title is a quote from Bill Cooper, taken from one of his exposes on Global Warming).