The tree of life represents the afterlife, and connection between the earth and heaven. The bond and affection to trees is so deep that Celt’s believed the actual tree was their ancestors, gate keepers of the Celtic Otherworld. The tree of life appears in Norse religion as Yggdrasil, the world tree, a massive tree ( sometimes considered a yew or ash tree) with extensive lore surrounding it.

Anther tree of life is in Bahrain, A 32 feet high Cineraria tree that is over 400 years old. It is on a hill in a barren area of the Arabian Dessert, 1.2 miles from Jebel Durhan, the highest point in Bahrain, and 40 kilometers from Manama, the nearest city. (Wikipedia)

In Buddhism the tree of life is known as Bhodi tree and is believed to be the tree of enlightenment. The Bodhi tree or Bodhi fig tree ( tree of awakening) is a large and ancient sacred fig tree ( ficus religiosa) , also known as Bo Tree, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher who became known as The Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment or Bodhi. December 8th is the the Bodhi Day which celebrates Buddha’s enlightenment underneath the Bodhi Tree.

Christianity also mentions the Tree of Life in the Book of Genesis.

My life long love and awe of tree encourages me search and learn about them. I’ve been a tree sometime is my forgotten past. I must have been, Fun thought.


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