The World Tree

The World Tree: see Wikkipedia: World Tree (disambiguation). see Julia Sets. Fractal.

The world tree is a universal symbol. It’s primary meaning is creation and consciousness (the divine will of creation).

The growing of the the tree is the symbol of the creation of the Universe and its Evolution (see evolutionary Tree).

This was the symbol of the Druids (meaning “tree”). They believed that in the branches of the tree you could discern the secrets of the universe.

The Paths of the Tree can be defined by Julia Sets, a mathematical function that creates the fractal pattern of the Tree.

Mathematics is the fundamental basis for our measurement of the world around us. This is the origin of the Odin myth, who hung upside down on the branches of the World Ash: Yggdrasil.

Odin the chief god of Norse mythology, gained his wisdom hanging from a huge ash tree, the Yggdrasil. He spent nine nights hanging from that tree in order to find the runes, an alphabet used to write Germanic languages.

The nine nights represent the nine numbers of Numerology (excluding nothing Aleph Null). This is the “Book of the Magician” The 3×3 magic square.

Odin’s sacrifice on the tree symbolically parallels the crucifixion of Christ.

motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the earth, and, through its roots, the underground. It may also be strongly connected to the motif of the tree of life.

Specific world trees include the one in Hungarian mythologyYggdrasil (or Irminsul) in Norse mythology, the Oak in Slavic andFinnish mythology, and in Hinduism the Ashvastha (a Sacred Fig).

Buddha’s tree: Julia Sets : Brain Cross Section

The Buddha became enlightened under a Bodhi tree (“Tree of Enlightenment”), which signifies that like the tree’s renewal through new foliage, the Buddha was spiritually reborn that day. It involves a death of the ego for a new life like shedding old leaves for new.

The tree represents the intersection of the divine and human realms. With the Fall of Adam and Eve this unity is disrupted, according to Christian perspective. So the crucifixion of Christ becomes necessary to restore this unity through his self-sacrifice in order to atone for Adam and Eve’s partaking the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. In traditions, where this disruption through a Fall doesn’t occur, the need for a sacrifice is meaningless.

The cross takes much of the symbolic value of the tree. Both of them represent the meeting place for divine and human, heaven and earth, and they affirm a renewal of spiritual life.

Familiar trees in Abrahamic traditions are the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life present in the Garden of Eden myth along with the Qabbalistic off-shot of the Tree of Life (see Kabbalah). We also have the Christian Tree of the Cross on which Christ was sacrificed.

The world tree is a motif present in several religions and mythologies, particularly Indo-European religions. The world tree is represented as a colossal tree which supports the heavens, thereby connecting the heavens, the earth, and, through its roots, the underground. It may also be strongly connected to the motif of the tree of life.

Specific world trees include the one in Hungarian mythologyYggdrasil (or Irminsul) in Norse mythology, the Oak in Slavic andFinnish mythology, and in Hinduism the Ashvastha (a Sacred Fig).

Futher Reading : http://nexusnovel.wordpress.com/2006/09/07/connection-of-heaven-earth-symbolism-of-cross-tree/

NEXUSA Neo Novel by Deborah Morrison, Arvind Singh

Connection of Heaven and Earth:                                                       Symbolism of the Cross and Tree September 7, 2006 by nexusnovel

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