Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a universal symbol found in many spiritual and mythological traditions around the world. In various cultures it is known as the Cosmic Tree, the World Tree and the Holy Tree. The Tree of Life symbolizes many things, including wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty, and redemption. This wise and holy Tree is like the Creator as it sustains creation with its abundant fruit, protection and generativity.
In the Shaman world, the Cosmic Tree is said to connect the Underworld, Middle world and Above world. During initiation, the Shaman learns to travel comfortably in all three realms. In some traditions the Underworld contains power animals and helper guides for healing. The Above world consists of ancestors, spirit guides and spirits of plants and diseases to whom the Shaman can speak and engage their help in healing others. During initiation, Shamans are often instructed to make and climb a ladder to symbolize their ability to access the three zones of
the Cosmic Tree.
The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree.
In a myth passed down among the Iroquois, The World on the Turtle's Back, explains the origin of the land in which a tree of life is described. According to the myth, it is found in the heavens, where the first humans lived, until a pregnant woman fell and landed in an endless sea. Saved by a giant turtle from drowning, she formed the world on its back by planting bark taken from the tree.
The tree of life motif is present in the traditional Ojibwas cosmology and traditions. It is sometimes described as Grandmother Cedar.
The tree of life is defined by Webster as; A tree in the Garden of Eden whose fruit imparts eternal life, or an imaginary branching, treelike structure representing the evolutionary divergence of all living creatures.
In any case the tree of life is a special and personal representation of beliefs, life, hopes and dreams. We procured these Agate Tree of Life pieces of Artwork years ago for our personal collection. Now we need to reduce our collection so we are listing SOME of our Tree of Life specimens. These are all hand made and each one is uniquely different.
These are definitely "One of a Kind" displays.
Two Trees of Life with Bear
This Brazilian agate crystal center slab is adorned with two twisted copper wire Trees of Life and has a small pewter bear. Frame edged like stained glass with a top loop for hanging display. Super piece when backlit or hung on window glass.
This specimen weighs
5.36 oz or 0.33 lb (152g) and is 4.98" (12.6cm) wide and 4.01" (10.1cm) tall. Thickness is roughly 1/4" (5 to 6mm)
Twin Trunk Tree of Life with Quartz Crystal Point
This Brazilian agate crystal center slab is adorned with a twisted copper wire Twin Trunk Tree of Life and has a quartz crystal point. Frame edged like stained glass with a top loop for hanging display. Super piece when backlit or hung on window glass.
This specimen weighs 3.14 oz or 0.196 lb (89g) and is 3.52" (8.9cm) wide and 3.09" (7.8cm) tall. Thickness is roughly 1/4" (5 to 6mm)
Winds of Change Tree of Life
This Brazilian agate slab is adorned with a twisted copper wire Tree of Life blowing with the "Winds of Change". Frame edged like stained glass with a top loop for hanging display. Super piece when backlit or hung on window glass.
This specimen weighs 2.92 oz or 0.182 lb (83g) and is 3.32" (8.4cm) wide and 3.24" (8.2cm) tall. Thickness is roughly 1/4" (5 to 6mm)
Sundown Tree of Life
This waterline Brazilian agate slab is adorned with a twin trunk twisted copper wire Tree of Life and has a small pewter howling wolf standing on a quartz rock with a quartz crystal, black tourmaline and rough emerald stone at the tree base. Frame edged like stained glass with a top loop for hanging display. Super piece when backlit or hung on window glass...gets a sundown appearance. Comes with brass color display stand
This specimen weighs 9.4 oz or 0.587 lb (266g) and is 5.28" (13.4cm) wide and 4.74" (12cm) tall. Thickness is roughly 1/4" (5 to 6mm)