Myths of the Sacred Tree

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Inner Traditions/Bear, Sep 1, 1993 - Social Science - 224 pages
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Essential to life on earth since the beginning of time, trees hold a special place in our collective consciousness: rooted in the earth, reaching skyward, nourished by the elements, and enlivened by the sap running through their veins, they provide a metaphor for what it means to be human.

Moyra Caldecott has gathered here a collection of myths celebrating the rich symbolism of trees, all bringing to life a time when the natural world was deeply respected and trees and forests were thought to be inhabited by spirits and divine beings.

Bound by the organized structure of modern life, the human spirit yearns for the wildness and freedom of primal nature represented by forests in their natural state. Caldecott's book has captured and given voice to this spirit.

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User Review  - Dave Lusby - Goodreads

The telling of the myths mostly felt rushed, most no more than 2 pages long, I came away with the feeling of not having read anything of substance. Meanwhile the author's comments were longer than the ... Read full review

Review: Myths of the Sacred Tree

User Review  - Goodreads

The telling of the myths mostly felt rushed, most no more than 2 pages long, I came away with the feeling of not having read anything of substance. Meanwhile the author's comments were longer than the ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Passionately interested in the meanings of myths and legends on all levels, Moyra Caldecott holds degrees in both English literature and philosophy and is the author of more than seventeen books, including Women in Celtic Myth. Born in South Africa, she was married to the late painter and publisher Oliver Caldecott. She lives in Bath, England.

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