Tree of Life, handmade pendant, natural chips stones – Mountain Crystal, Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Aventurine, Citrine, Yasper,
The tree is a symbol of life, power, longevity, generosity, patience, protection. In its symbolism and worship it reflects the deification of nature. Every culture has its own Tree of Life. And every god has his own sacred tree.
It is hardly a coincidence, but everywhere in the world trees can be seen, turned into sanctuaries, decorated with different totems, talismans, threads, rags, garlands of flowers.
For many nations, the tree is an image of the world and of the global axis around which the universe is grouped. Such is the Seiba or Yah tree, which according to the Mayans, grows in the center of the world and bears the celestial layers. They believed that in each of the four zones of the world, one such tree rose like a corner pillar of the sky. Ygdrasil, the cosmic tree of the Scandinavians, was enormously clear. The gods met daily for advice under his shadow. And the cypress was for the Phoenicians the Tree of Life.
The tree embodies the union between the land in which it absorbs its roots and from whose riches it feeds, the water it sucks in and releases, the air in which it stretches its leaves and the fire of the sun under which it grows and bears its fruits. It is also a symbol of diversity in unity with its many branches that come out of one root and return again to one – the seed of the fruit of the branches, from which a new tree will be born. The whole is manifested in it, because its roots are in the earth, and its branches extend to heaven, thus connecting the two worlds into one – just as in man. The tree also symbolizes the feminine origin, the Great Mother – nature, the fountain of life in all its forms. Therefore, it is often depicted as a stylized female figure. The evergreen tree embodies eternal life, the immortal spirit, eternity. And the deciduous, which changes over the seasons, is a symbol of a constantly changing and renewing world – life, death, resurrection, reproduction, life-giving beginning.
The Tree of KnowledgeIn the Christian Paradise grows the forbidden Tree of Knowledge. The cross of Christ was then made from its trunk and from now on it became the Tree of Life. Genesis does not specify what kind of tree the Tree of Knowledge was and this gave some freedom of interpretation to different peoples. Italians and Greeks hesitated between figs and oranges, the French choosing the apple. But it is certain that she was the true Tree of Knowledge, especially for Newton, who formulated under it the idea of universal attraction.
The tree bears the symbolism of the resurrection, for in the fall its leaves fall, and in the spring of its bare branches it sprouts new life. This is the significance of this matter even when its changes during the annual cycle are depicted in Christian icon painting. And when it is barren or withered, it personifies the sinner.
The tree plays an important role in other religions as well. The Indian ascetics and the holy people of sadhu gather under the huge crowns of a banyan, and small shrines are often made there. The Buddha received enlightenment under the tree of Bo, and it became a symbol of great growth.
According to Islam, the names of men are written on the leaves of the universal tree, and the angel of death gathers the leaves that fall by the will of Allah and takes them to die. From one tree, the Egyptian goddess Hathor gave the dead or their flying soul drinks and food to support themselves. And the Sumerian plant god Tamuz was revered as the Tree of Life. The oak was for the ancient Germans a sacred tree to the god of thunder and for the ancient Greeks to the supreme god Zeus.
Each nation has its own preferences for a particular tree. In China, peach, a symbol of longevity and immortality, is of particular respect. In East Asia, pine is also a tree of life, which, even at an advanced age, remained fresh and green. The most traditional symbol of wisdom and peace is the olive tree, and laurel wreaths are known to crown the winners. The cedar, whose decaying wood served to build the Temple of Solomon, is a symbol of strength, nobility, incorruption.
Palm TreeIn Egypt, palm trees are a symbol of happiness, abundance and fertility and can often be seen in the hands of the goddess Isis. Greeks donated a palm branch to the winners, with palm branches and “Hosanna!” they welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem and they became a symbol of spiritual triumph.
And all the trees that bear fruit are holy everywhere. It is no coincidence that they are also present in the paradise of every religion.
Natural stones, Copper jewerly, Metal, Cord poliester
Ametyst, Avanturine, Carnelian, Citrine, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Mountain crystal, Rose quartz
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