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    Violet
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    Trees?

    Post  Violet on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:51 am

    Obviously these represent growth and strength, I just wondered if there was any other meaning attached to trees?


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    Re: Trees?

    Post  feather on Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:53 pm

    My book about symbols says that....Trees are the surpreme natural symbols of dynamic growth, seasonal death and regeneration.

    Reverence for their power goes back to primitive beliefs that gods and spirits inhabit them.

    Animist symbolism of this kind survives in European folklore of the tree-man or Green Man.

    In fairy tales, trees can be either protective or grant wishes, or appear as frightening, obstructive, even demonic.

    As mythologies developed, the idea of a tree forming a central axis for the flow of divine energy linking supernatural and natural worlds took symbolic shape in the legendary Tree of Life....

    .a cosmic tree rooted in the waters of the underworld and passing through earth to heaven.

    An almost universal symbol, The Tree of Life often becomes a metaphor for the whole of creation.

    By its very form, the tree is a metaphor for evolution, its branches representing diversity, its trunk unity.

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    Re: Trees?

    Post  skye on Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:28 am

    Violet wrote:Obviously these represent growth and strength, I just wondered if there was any other meaning attached to trees?


    You could consider choosing your own meanings Violet.

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    Re: Trees?

    Post  Violet on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:55 am

    Ooops only just found this , thanks Feather for the info that's great, and Skye that's a good idea too.


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