Some More Trees of Life

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This is the Tree, showing the BOTA Tarot Keys on the 22 Paths.   Each of the 10 Sefiroth and the 22 Paths is a living Intelligence, a manifestation of the One, in the many coloured dream-coat of Life.

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And here is the Tree’s upper Face, like a map, with my own Tarot Arcana (1991) on the paths

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Trees of Life as cosmic model, showing the anatomy of a musical idea, and the sensory download of our physical world

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“A Tree of Life”:  the children of all the world;  each of us in our first-personhood the Seer, Malkuth;  the infinite Earth, or space for the other(s) to happen in.   This is one of my illustrations in Catherine Harding’s book Pierrot – the Explorers of the Real World – inspired by the late Douglas Harding’s life and work – On Having No Head.

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The Rose of the World.   The Rose of all the Universe is Tifareth the heart of the Tree of Life. The caption is: “If we look carefully, this immense heart is full of Light.  And this Light makes us want to love.”  Another illustration from Pierrot – the Explorers of the Real World.   A new revision of Catherine Harding’s story for children of all ages, is being prepared.

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“Old Josephine” – A French village learns to see the Tree of Life.  Douglas and Catherine are to the right.

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A Hermetic Temple:  an integration of the Seventh Book of Hermes Trismegistos (12 Penalties, 10 Potencies and the Secret Song of Regeneration) with the Tree of Life, pillars of Solomon and Zodiac signs with their Elements

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An Astrology chart on the Tree of Life.  A painting of the birth-chart as a landscape in the Tree of Life.   This man has Virgo rising (Mallkuth), the Moon (Yesod) and Mercury (Hod) in Capricorn, Venus (Netzach) in Scorpio, Sun (Tifareth) Sagittarius … then Mars (Gevurah) in Virgo, Jupiter (Hesed) in Taurus, Saturn(Binah) in Aquarius,  Uranus (Hokhmah) in Virgo and Neptune (Kether) in Scorpio.  As the Tree rises like a plant, through earth into sky, the Zodiac signs are depicted symbolically.   Pluto (Daat, the dark non-Sefira of Transformation, meaning “Abyss, Knowledge, Union”) is in Virgo.

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Jacobs Ladder, showing the Four Worlds – a working model of the Vision of Ezekiel.  The Hebrew letters at the top spell AHIH AShR AHIH – “I am That I am.”   Astrology is a study of Yetzirah, the World of the Psyche, or Formation, the way a soul is likely to embody Assiyah, the material world.

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Mandala – poppy and oats.   This is self explanatory – the way a Yantra or galaxy grows, in any detail illumined:  the Tree from above, and so below.   This photo was taken on a walk near Chesham, towards the end of July last summer.   I was thinking of Amy.

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And here are the Pillars of the Universe – the parental arch and its perennial chick.

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My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books) – along with many other creations in house.  

I write, illustrate, design and print my books.   Watch this space.

11 thoughts on “Some More Trees of Life

  1. Amazing variety of beautiful images and intriguing concepts. I especially like your own work here. I love your use of color and the way they seem to dance on the page. Walking the Tree is a life’s work isn’t it? I still have a long walk ahead of me, I hope… 😉
    Best wishes to you,
    Steve

  2. this is really great work ! I want to get a laminator so I can make my own cards, and your interpretations here seem to have helped me along…

  3. Hi Jane,
    thanks for your study tips last year. I took some time and did some research
    on practical kabbalah. I discovered interesting some things. If its okay for you
    I would send you a privat mail.

    Best Regards

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