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

THE MEANING OF TREES

WORLD TREE NEWS

Faith and creation

ancient yew Borrowdale April 2004 © Fred Hageneder

The cultural history of the yew tree reveals surprising insights into the origins of the Nordic World Tree, Yggdrasil, usually hidden by orthodox doctrine.

ancient yew tree at Defynnog, Powys. © Peter Norton

Deadly longbow vs Christian symbol of Resurrection – the yew tree played a big part in defending Wales – it’s about time it got some protection back.

yew trees in the Duezce reserve, northern Turkey. © Fred Hageneder

A major genetic study of the European yew reveals the origins and migration pattern of this unique tree, and its evolutionary response to regional climate.

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

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

Trees play a huge role in the personal and collective psyche of all humans, not just for obvious practical reasons (food, shelter, air quality) but also for being sacred gates to other realms of consciousness and experience.

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

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