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The Tree of Life

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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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I am not sure if this is the correct section for this post or not. It is a semi-religios/semi-social/conspiracy. Feel free to relocate if necessary mods.

This conspiracy regards the Tree of Life. Virtually every religious tradition known to man had a legendary tree of life in one form or another. It is often weaved with mysticism to hide the true meaning of the legend. Could it be that the tree of life is completely mundane?

Back before Man learned to hunt, before clans formed tribes, before religion or "thinking" of God. Man existed much like our Chimpanzee Brothers. Man at one time depended entirely on what nature provided for his well being. Thus, the majority of his diet were the fruits and nuts he had found in the trees. There were plenty of them, the variety was so diverse as to provide every nutrient he needed to survive. The nuts could be gathered and would keep through out the winter. Fruits could be dried for long term storage. This was truly the tree of life.

I have recently returned home to Baltimore, and have been making treks to the neighboring woods where I roamed as a child. When I was young I knew where every black walnut tree, pear tree, crab apples, and peach tree grew in "My neck of the woods". Today, going through those same haunts, walking the same trails, I discovered that not a single fruit or nut bearing tree has remains. Every single one has disappeared. Furthermore, every stretch of woods has been claimed by the county as a "Park" with signs posted advising one of the hours they are permitted to be there and what they can and cannot do. Bear in mind, this is wild woods. No improvements, and there is no sign of anyone else having visited these locations in at least a year or two. What remains of these woods that I grew up in is mostly dying pine trees over ran with lichen and moss. The hard woods, save a few random oaks, have all but succumbed to disease of some sort. Other than the acorns from the survivng oak, there isn't much left in these natural wild woods to sustain oneself on.

So, Having seen what has become of my child hood paradise, I am now on a mission. I have begun seedlings of various fruit trees in my home. Around may they should be ready to be put in the ground and be sturdy enough to survive the elements. I still make my treks to the woods, but now I am reconnoitring locations to begin my repopulation of the tree of life into my Eden. It is my hope that should food shortages face my area, I will have started a garden to sustain those around me by helping nature help us.

If successful, vegetables and berries once grew wild as well. They will be my second stage to turning all the woods I can find into a food bearing paradise.

Have you checked out your neighborhood wilderness?

With Love,

Your Brother

Oops, I forgot the conspiracy...

These types of tress once flourished in the wild. As the agricultural business grew more powerful, wild growing fruit seems to have vanished. We have been given various reasons from diseases to wild fires, yet amazingly these trees managed to survive up until mankind started to make their production a big business.
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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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Hi, glad to see you back. I'm from East Tennessee and a few years ago went back for a visit. So much has changed and in my opinion, not for the better. Many areas of beautiful forests and hillsides and been replaced with highways, hotels and restaurants. I remember going to the Smokey Mountains as a child and my dad pulling off on the side of a mountain road to let us hike and go in the creeks. You really can't do that anymore because a lot of it has been fenced off from the public. Sad, but with so much "progress" I guess it has become a necessity to preserve what is left.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:23 AM
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I feel its associated with eternal life. Thats why it was present at the same time the tree of knowledge was. We wernt to eat from tree of knowlege. But tree of life seemd to be set there for us. To go further I think other species or spirits have eaten and mastered its abilities. Giving them longevity to see long periods of history allowing for high advancement in technology ect. We ate from tree of knowledge first and got distracted from tree of life... (intentional) I dont know?



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:25 AM
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I noticed this fencing off situation as well my friend. Here it is done so that you have to enter the park through the gate. This way they can collect a toll for your use of Nature. Fortunately, the Corps taught me a thing or two about land nav and I can now find my way to any point in a park from any roadside location.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Bah, one can't eat philosophy. There are plenty of threads on the "philosophical" tree of life. This thread is meant to focus on the real tree of life, and reintroducing them to our wilderness.

Thank you for your contribution though.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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Where I live it's a concrete jungle.
Sad really...I remember when I was young the city I lived in had forests. Now they have been replaced by MC'ds and hooters



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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we see the same...the walnuts need sun and get crowded out and the fruits have short lives....but your underlying theme is spot on correct...this world is something else and we that are disciples of thr truth are given special vision, i swear. and to plant trees is huge, to care for that wooded section is divine.

the rest of our modern man situation is beyond our control, should be monumental fight ....and we know evil doesn't come through it!!



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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What park are you referring to? I am from Baltimore as well and was just curious.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:35 AM
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That makes it tough my friend. I am not too far from the inner city of Baltimore, so I can relate. Fortunately, being the outskirts, there are still plenty of woods.

It doen't take much open dirt to plant a tree. Keep your eyes peeled. I know even in downtown Baltimore, the streets are lined with ornamental trees. The city would probably have a fit if one tried to replace these non-bearing trees with a fruit tree though.

Good Luck, I hope something presents itself.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by tuprac
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What park are you referring to? I am from Baltimore as well and was just curious.


I am in Pasadena and the park I am refering to is off mountain road close to Gibson Island.

I can't tell ya the name of the park, because I don't know what it is. Down's Park is the next closest to it.



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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by GBP/JPY
we see the same...the walnuts need sun and get crowded out and the fruits have short lives....but your underlying theme is spot on correct...this world is something else and we that are disciples of thr truth are given special vision, i swear. and to plant trees is huge, to care for that wooded section is divine.

the rest of our modern man situation is beyond our control, should be monumental fight ....and we know evil doesn't come through it!!


Keep the faith Brother. There are many more willing to take up the challenge. Share all your good ideas, you never know who is going to run with them.



Thanks for the tidbit about the walnut trees. I'll be sure to find a good clearing.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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"Tree of Life" is just a name humans have given to a certain tree, or even species of tree (like a nickname or similar)

It could have a variety of interpretations, it could just refer to whole species such as the Oak. Or even just a singular historical instance of a particular tree which gave great fruits, or even just a large ammount. Or maybe it's a tree that harboured many other forms of life, and someone gave it that name.

I'm not sure if there is a particular species that this name is attributed to, maybe if there once was it has since become extinct? I'm not sure.

It's an interesting concept in the movie avatar.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by awake_and_aware
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"Tree of Life" is just a name humans have given to a certain tree, or even species of tree (like a nickname or similar)

It could have a variety of interpretations, it could just refer to whole species such as the Oak. Or even just a singular historical instance of a particular tree which gave great fruits, or even just a large ammount. Or maybe it's a tree that harboured many other forms of life, and someone gave it that name.

I'm not sure if there is a particular species that this name is attributed to, maybe if there once was it has since become extinct? I'm not sure.

It's an interesting concept in the movie avatar.


Thanks for the thoughts my friend, but we are leaving the philosophical question out of this thread. This thread is about the real tree of life. Those trees which provide fruits and nuts for nourishment, and how to re-introduce them into our wilderness.

I know it is a bit of a turn from my usual posts, but with food shortages on the horizon, I thought it a good idea to seek out pragmatic solutions.

I will admit, the parable of the Fig Tree was the inspiration.

WIth Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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Originally posted by IAMIAM

I am in Pasadena and the park I am refering to is off mountain road close to Gibson Island.

I can't tell ya the name of the park, because I don't know what it is. Down's Park is the next closest to it.



Cool cool, I am just south of the city, near Patapsco and BWI. I completely agree with starting your own garden for food supplies. I am planning on starting mine once it warms up, as well as a healthy compost pile. For the time being, I was thinking of starting an indoors mini hydroponics setup for little veggies or spices.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 01:02 PM
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Since 1992 i have been doing survival training within many different environments around the world. These survival weeks last from 2-3 weeks and all the way up to 7 weeks. I am a person who does a lot of private expeditions on my own. And need to keep my body and mind adjusted to the feelings and stress survival puts you through.

What does this have to do with the tree of life?

When you are surviving, you are the tree of life. Your physical body represents the tree that houses your life. You and your body is a unity. It is a unity that needs to work as a team. Your body will always tell your mind how your body is doing. Your body works as a sensor that constantly up dates your mind about your status. Your mind will always give you options and solutions based on the status of your body. And in what order you need to give them priority.
It dosent matter in what environment your in. Your mind will always give you choices and solutions.
How you choose to act upon these choices may have consequences later on. Because if you don’t listen to your body, but only to the goal you have set your mind on. You might damage or hurt the tree “your body” as you go along.
When I have been at my worst. I have never once had a tree in my mind. I have only looked for choices and solutions.

Here is a image from when i participated in Echo Challenge.


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posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by tuprac

Originally posted by IAMIAM

I am in Pasadena and the park I am refering to is off mountain road close to Gibson Island.

I can't tell ya the name of the park, because I don't know what it is. Down's Park is the next closest to it.



Cool cool, I am just south of the city, near Patapsco and BWI. I completely agree with starting your own garden for food supplies. I am planning on starting mine once it warms up, as well as a healthy compost pile. For the time being, I was thinking of starting an indoors mini hydroponics setup for little veggies or spices.


Well if you need a hand, let me know. I have all the time in the world.



With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Hey there IAMIAM... your concept that the Tree-of-Life is litteral
has a sorta Wiccan/Pagan flavor... Without getting into the theological/kabbalist
and academic spiritualization of the notion 'Tree of Life"...
Ah Ha - finally - a breath of fresh air

I'm in agreement on several levels
but i ask, what is the area Baltimore to you...?
You did paint a nice picture of the woodland of your younger days...
it sounds like the central Pennsylvania dairy woodlands of my youth,
with the wild bee hives, the Swatara Creek and old covered-bridges,
the bio-diverse forest ecosphere...etc etc



i have always found Baltimore a place to be avoided...
Baltimore has always had a dark veil over it since i first visited there
a long time ago.
Isn't the chemical weapons facility Fort Dietrich there...and isn't that the Fort
where the Anthrax came from, in the mail box attacks one week after 911?


I am probably to avoid the city for perhaps Karmic or Astral body reasons,
so the dark veil probably does not affect You at all...but keep yourself safe,
nontheless. (i'm thinking 'dirty bomb') in the dark city of Poe & Spiritualists



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio
but i ask, what is the area Baltimore to you...?
You did paint a nice picture of the woodland of your younger days...
it sounds like the central Pennsylvania dairy woodlands of my youth,
with the wild bee hives, the Swatara Creek and old covered-bridges,
the bio-diverse forest ecosphere...etc etc



i have always found Baltimore a place to be avoided...
Baltimore has always had a dark veil over it since i first visited there
a long time ago.
Isn't the chemical weapons facility Fort Dietrich there...and isn't that the Fort
where the Anthrax came from, in the mail box attacks one week after 911?


Funny you should ask my friend. I left Baltimore in 1992 when I joined the Marines. I vowed never to return after I saw the wonders the rest of the world had to offer, and if not for a twist of fate, would not be here today. I won't go into details too much about it here, but something drove me to come home against my own will. It was like an inner voice but much stronger. I had something to do here. So, I gave up everything and moved back up here.

A short time after I settled into my fathers house, I found my daughter who I was seperated from o September 11th, 2001. I searched for her for over nine years but could never track her mother down. Now following a strange urging in my mind, I come home to find her right here in the same town. They moved here a month before I arrived. So, what is Baltimore to me? Home.

I have seen many prettier places, cleaner places, friendlier places, and many places I would have much rather have been at this point in time. But I am here because this is where I need to be. All judgements aside, it is just as marvelous as any other place on earth.

With Love,

Your Brother



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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For those who are interested, here you will find the mathematical and scientific meanings of the cosmic blueprint called the "Tree of Life" (Hebrew: Otz Chiim) revealed for the first time ever and its amazing equivalence to the sacred geometries of other religions:
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