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The Universal Symbol of the World Tree

By |2019-04-23T16:53:51+03:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions, Siberian religions, and Native American religions. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the terrestrial world, and, through its roots, [...]

Women and Shamanism

By |2018-02-27T22:56:20+03:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a brief summary of a visual presentation, first shown in 1986, which was given in September 2005 at the Shamanic Studies Conference in San Rafael, California.  “Woman is by nature a shaman.” ~Chukchee proverb. Yet the female dimension of this realm of [...]

7 Spiritual Symbols and Their Meanings

By |2018-06-13T22:09:41+03:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Symbols are one of the amazing things that can leave a strong psychological impression in our minds just from their appearance. Just from looking at some symbols, we feel love. While others, we feel darkness just from being in their presence. The list of symbols [...]

People and Trees: An Intimate Connection

By |2017-08-18T19:13:34+03:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

Through the ages and in all corners of the globe, people have looked to trees to make sense of our lives, honoring their transcendental qualities in a variety of ways. How has our interconnectedness with trees manifested itself? The answers are many, but these pages [...]

Axis Mundi: The Center of the World

By |2019-01-10T04:23:15+03:00June 24th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Axis Mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, the center of the world), in religion or mythology, is the world center and/or the connection between Heaven and Earth. As the celestial pole and geographic pole, it expresses a point of connection between sky and [...]

5 Ancient Interpretations for The Meaning of the Tree of Life

By |2017-12-30T21:42:25+03:00March 29th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , |

The essence and meaning of the Tree of Life in many modern interpretations is believed to connect all forms of creation. The image is widely thought to represent the Devine Creator, and it is revered as the representation of the interconnectedness of all sentient beings. [...]