Immanent Grove

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The Immanent Grove is a fictional small grove of trees in Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is an American author. She has written novels, poetry, children's books, essays, and short stories, notably in fantasy and science fiction...

's Earthsea
Earthsea
Earthsea is a fictional realm originally created by Ursula K. Le Guin for her short story "The Word of Unbinding", published in 1964. Earthsea became the setting for a further six books, beginning with A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968, and continuing with The Tombs of Atuan, The...

 series of novel
Novel
A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....

s. The grove is located near the center of the island of Roke
Islands of Earthsea
The Islands of Earthsea are the hundreds of named islands, groups of islands, and unnamed islets that make up the lands of the largely oceanic fantasy world of Earthsea in the stories of Ursula K. Le Guin.-List of Islands and Places:...

, the headquarters of wizardry, is a focus of magical power
Magician (fantasy)
A magician, mage, sorcerer, sorceress, wizard, enchanter, enchantress, thaumaturge or a person known under one of many other possible terms is someone who uses or practices magic that derives from supernatural or occult sources...

, and is attended by the Master Patterner.

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First appearing in the 1968 book, A Wizard of Earth Sea, the Immanent Grove is noted for appearing more extensive inside than out, and in some stories it is suggested that it has a supernatural connection
Sympathetic magic
Sympathetic magic, also known as imitative magic, is a type of magic based on imitation or correspondence.-Similarity and contagion:The theory of sympathetic magic was first developed by Sir James George Frazer in The Golden Bough...

 to all forests in Earthsea
Earthsea
Earthsea is a fictional realm originally created by Ursula K. Le Guin for her short story "The Word of Unbinding", published in 1964. Earthsea became the setting for a further six books, beginning with A Wizard of Earthsea, first published in 1968, and continuing with The Tombs of Atuan, The...

. For example, the Master Patterner, Azver, lets Irian stay with him in the Immanent Grove. Initially, Azver befriends Irian as a beginning of a natural evolution of events. However, because the leaves of the Immanent Grove spoke Azver name before she ever came there, Azver begins to love her. In the second trilogy, magical wizardry becomes "consubstantial with trees, most particularly the Immanent Grove on Roke, going deep into the motherly earth."