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TREE OF LIFE
It seems that all ancient people, including the American Indians, had a Tree of Life. And this Tree had the roots in the Mother Earth. Drawn into a picture, it showed the branches of the tree like a “Y”, and sometimes double-branches, but standing straight up.
It’s prophesized that there is room for all people under this Tree of Life, and that this Tree was good for food & medicine.
For the people of Northern Europe and the Vikings, it was the Oak Tree, of which they also built ships. For the Iroquois, it was the Maple Tree, from which they made sugar & syrup. For some of the Indians in the West, it was the Pinyon Nut Tree, from which they got tiny nuts that were 60-80% protein.
With the coming of the hippie movement in the 50’s (beat poets) & 60’s, the Tree of Life was standing upside down, representing the confusion of these modern age people.
It is said, that when the Trees cannot grow, that man also could not live on the Earth. Many Trees die, nowadays, due to industrial pollution in the air & water.
Let us work together to replant the trees that have been destroyed. And let us put our knowledge together to clean up the water and the air. So that the Trees too, and the Tree of Life, can grow again in all countries where they have been destroyed.
Note: The “Tree of Life” is a common motif in many mythologies. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is an enormous ash tree that connects different worlds together. For the Celts, a tribe would clear away forest for their settlements but would always leave on tree in the middle of their community. This would be their Tree of Life where chieftains were inaugurated and to cut it down deserved the worse punishment. In recent years, the Tree of Life is a common concept for the Conscious community that has come to represent the cycle of life and how all parts of our lives influence one another.
Note: Sourced from DJ Mackboogaloo’s E-Book “Just Listen to the Thunder”. https://archive.org/details/justlistentothethunderebook