Wednesday, February 2, 2011


AXIS MUNDI - The World Tree

Also called the "center of the world", or the "world's navel", Axis Mundi is a universal symbol that is  often represented by a tree or a mountain.  The World Tree symbolizes the connection between the sky and the earth, the access point between the above world and the below world in shamanic terms.  Information from lower realms may ascend to higher ones and blessings from higher realms may descend to lower ones to be integrated throughout.  This concept of "as above, so below" is expressed in many ways, but represents a profound image of the interconnection between the inner and outer selves, the unconscious, conscious and transpersonal mind -  the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Remember the meaning of "as above, so below" within the  "tree" of your own life.  Find ways to know your roots, and reach for the stars at the same time. 

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All artwork is copyright Lauren Raine MFA (2012)

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