Trees are the very core of a wise woman's philosophy. The branches represent grandparents, parents, uncles, cousins, nephews, sisters, brothers, any outside experiences and influences that enter ones life. The trunk, strength, attitude, and individual personality. The roots, beliefs, foundations and subconscious. The roots support the trunk, the branches reach out and have effect on all they come in contact with.
The Great Tree is an original pattern of world culture, and there is only one - called by many names throughtout culture and time: The Tree of Good and Evil; The Tree of Life; The Nordic Yggrasil; The Burning Tree; The Tree of Transformation; The Tree of Knowledge. The list goes on forever.
The Great Tree represents our existence. The tree is our body, our culture and our earth. The Tree of Knowledge - of good and evil - understanding of ethics, integrity, and justice is a prerequisite to regain ones spiritual freedom and immortality. Ones foundation.
The Tree of Life - knowledge of how to regain and retain ones spiritual identity and immortality. The four sides of the Tree of Life, The Great Tree - all views create the whole.
From one side life is viewed with freshness of youth and innocence - seeing for the first time.
From the second side - life is viewed with cynical eye of experience, understanding it is what it is.
The third side - life is viewed with the significance of age - endless memories.
The fourth side is completely horrible - unimaginable violence.
I will briefly outline the paths of the Tree of Life.
PATHS OF THE TREE OF LIFE- contains 10 spheres or circles known as light of emanation. There are, in total 32 paths. Each path is formed by connecting with Kether.
Symbolic of the essential unity of the whole universe and of its patterns of interaction.
1.Kether - potential, raw energy
This is the beginning - the source of all existence
3.Binah-the gate of form 2.Chokmah-the gate of force -the universal female or mother principle the universal male or father principle -understanding -wisdom -passive -active
5.Geburah-severity, chaos and destruction 4.Chesed-will, building, creating - power,love , authority
6.Tiphareth-the gate of truth
-achieving identity with Kether - -beauty, the Sun, the life force
8.Hod-lightning path, sphere of intellect 7.Netzach-vision, sphere of -majesty, force of mental power -intuition, and psychic abilities
-force of nature
9.Yesod-portal, the subconscious mind
The subconscious mind becomes the major portal through which spiritual ascendance is achieved. The sphere of the Moon, of hidden depths. -foundation
The principle of earth ( to included under a class as belonging) within itself the whole divine cosmos. The meaning of all things.-the physical world or the body. It represents the entity where spirit is "ensouled"