FRED HAGENEDER’S GATEWAY TO THE MEANING OF TREES IN CULTURE AND CONSCIOUSNESS

THE MEANING OF TREES
The historical photo of the "Blue Marble" Earth, taken from Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972
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An introduction to Gaia

Gaia is the entirety of the material Earth and all living organisms on it = the ecosphere. A self-regulating system that has evolved over 3.8 billion years.

Boy standing enchanted among trees in the evening sun. © Jerome Berquez/Fotolia
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Trees for Life – (2) The inside

Trees play a huge role in the personal and collective psyche of all humans, foremostly for providing food and moisture, shelter from coldness and wind, sun and heat, rain and natural enemies, and also for being sacred gates to other realms of consciousness and experience.

Heavy evaporation over dense forest. © aslysun/shutterstock.com
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Trees for Life – (1) The outside

Forests are essential organs in the metabolism of planet Earth, maintaining the balance of the ecosphere, global climate, and regional weather patterns.

Monsoon rainforest in Malaysia/Thailand. © Edward Parker
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The impact of forests on climate

The world’s forests are active players in maintaining the equilibrium of world climate, not just passive victims succumbing to global heating.

Three small children walk around an ancient yew tree. © Toby Hindson
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Yew make me feel so young

The origins of the Yew tree reach back to the Upper Jurassic, the age of dinosaurs. Today the oldest trees of Europe need a better conservation status.

Red yew aril covered by winter ice. © Christian Wolf
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The Wonders of Yew

The Yew tree (Taxus baccata L.), the oldest native tree species of Europe, is full of surprises and enigmas, both in botany and in natural history as well as cultural history. Here’s a concise introduction.

Sacred tree adorned with colourful ribbons, Lake Baikal
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Spirits of the Taiga

The Birch tree plays a central role in the mythology, initiations and rituals of Siberian and Mongolian shamanism.

The Tree of Life, connecting the stars with the depths of the Earth, oil painting by Per-Olaf Mademann, 2002
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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life aka the World Tree is an ancient and global symbol of the totality of a universe in which everything is imbued with spirit.

Young female pilgrim sitting cross-legged in Buddhas Bodhi tree, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. © Lisann Drews
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Living with the spirit of trees

Trees are guardians protecting all life on Earth, just as a single tree gives refreshing shadow under the summer sun. That’s why everywhere in the world humans have respected, loved and revered trees. Evidence for this goes way back into the Stone Age. The wisdom of trees is as old as the dawn of human consciousness.

Fruchtkörper des Falschen Weißen Stängelbecherchens (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus), welches das Eschensterben verursacht (© Wikimedia Commons)
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Hidden reasons for mass tree dying

Ash dying, oak dying, chestnut dying – these days many tree species all over the world succumb to ever new bugs and diseases, whether they have been introduced by man via globalised trading routes or just appeared ‘out of nowhere’. Bugs that never were a big problem suddenly are, and it’s not all due to the climate crisis. Other reasons play a massive role and can be fixed much quicker…

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The historical photo of the "Blue Marble" Earth, taken from Apollo 17 on December 7, 1972
articles

An introduction to Gaia

Gaia is the entirety of the material Earth and all living organisms on it = the ecosphere. A self-regulating system that has evolved over 3.8 billion years.

Boy standing enchanted among trees in the evening sun. © Jerome Berquez/Fotolia
articles

Trees for Life – (2) The inside

Trees play a huge role in the personal and collective psyche of all humans, foremostly for providing food and moisture, shelter from coldness and wind, sun and heat, rain and natural enemies, and also for being sacred gates to other realms of consciousness and experience.

Heavy evaporation over dense forest. © aslysun/shutterstock.com
articles

Trees for Life – (1) The outside

Forests are essential organs in the metabolism of planet Earth, maintaining the balance of the ecosphere, global climate, and regional weather patterns.

Monsoon rainforest in Malaysia/Thailand. © Edward Parker
articles

The impact of forests on climate

The world’s forests are active players in maintaining the equilibrium of world climate, not just passive victims succumbing to global heating.

Three small children walk around an ancient yew tree. © Toby Hindson
articles

Yew make me feel so young

The origins of the Yew tree reach back to the Upper Jurassic, the age of dinosaurs. Today the oldest trees of Europe need a better conservation status.

Red yew aril covered by winter ice. © Christian Wolf
articles

The Wonders of Yew

The Yew tree (Taxus baccata L.), the oldest native tree species of Europe, is full of surprises and enigmas, both in botany and in natural history as well as cultural history. Here’s a concise introduction.

Sacred tree adorned with colourful ribbons, Lake Baikal
articles

Spirits of the Taiga

The Birch tree plays a central role in the mythology, initiations and rituals of Siberian and Mongolian shamanism.

The Tree of Life, connecting the stars with the depths of the Earth, oil painting by Per-Olaf Mademann, 2002
articles

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life aka the World Tree is an ancient and global symbol of the totality of a universe in which everything is imbued with spirit.

Young female pilgrim sitting cross-legged in Buddhas Bodhi tree, Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India. © Lisann Drews
articles

Living with the spirit of trees

Trees are guardians protecting all life on Earth, just as a single tree gives refreshing shadow under the summer sun. That’s why everywhere in the world humans have respected, loved and revered trees. Evidence for this goes way back into the Stone Age. The wisdom of trees is as old as the dawn of human consciousness.

Fruchtkörper des Falschen Weißen Stängelbecherchens (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus), welches das Eschensterben verursacht (© Wikimedia Commons)
articles

Hidden reasons for mass tree dying

Ash dying, oak dying, chestnut dying – these days many tree species all over the world succumb to ever new bugs and diseases, whether they have been introduced by man via globalised trading routes or just appeared ‘out of nowhere’. Bugs that never were a big problem suddenly are, and it’s not all due to the climate crisis. Other reasons play a massive role and can be fixed much quicker…

Do You Want To Boost Your Business?

drop us a line and keep in touch