This image of the cross of death as the tree of life is from an illuminated manuscript in the British Library (BL Stowe 39, f. 23v). If you follow the link you’ll find a wealth of other ancient Christian images.
Just a random thought that came to me while studying the Qabalah. In the Apocalypse of John, there are three visionary scenes where Christ reveals, “I am the Alpha and the Omega” (Rev 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13). Which as many would know, is equivalent to saying, “I am the A and the Z.” But hang on,Continue reading “Christ and Qabalah”
While I’m on the subject of Asatru. I couln’t help but note that one of the artworks hosted on the Assembly of The Elder Troth website was an image of Yggdrasil, the world tree that connects the cosmos in Norse mythology. So this seems an appropriate moment to suggest that an exercise you might likeContinue reading “The Cross of Christ As The Yggdrasil of History”
Some observations on the Qabalah. What has come out of my meditations is the realisation that for concepts such as Chesed (Mercy) and Netzach (Victory) to be transformative, they must cut you to the bone. So long as the sefiroth are used conventionally, they have no power to upend your world. Is that which isContinue reading “Meditations on Qabalah”