Tree Of Life
(Posted on 11/01/17)
The Tree. According to common shamanistic belief, heaven and earth are connected by a tree which grows at the earth's centre. This has to be climbed by the shaman spirit on his journey to heaven; on the way, the spirit has to pass through various levels, denoted by the tree's branches.
The so-called 'Tree-of-Life' at the centre of the Islamic Paradise is related to this concept as, of course, is 'The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil' which, according to Genesis, grew in the garden of Eden.