View Full Version : Unknown Image - Tree of Life & Christ

01-02-2009, 02:38 AM
This is a Phoenix-thread (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=7) from the old site (http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/forum.htm).

I'm wondering if anybody has a larger version of this image? Also I can't seem to find the name/title of the image anywhere. Your help is appreciated.

Here it is:

http://i24.servimg.com/u/f24/11/79/25/08/amcl2510.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=2&u=11792508)
I don't have a larger version handy, but here is another similar rendering:


note: this one doesn't show the "horizon of eternity" at the top of the tree. This is an older form of the Tree of Life commonly depicted in medieval european woodcuts and drawings. It is perhaps a reminder that the exact geometry of the Tree of Life was never specified in the Sepher Yetzirah, Zohar, or anywhere else in classical Hebrew Kabbalah literature...

Here is a Tree of Life by Valentin Weigel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Weigel) (16th century):

http://z.about.com/d/altreligion/1/0/V/q/1/tol35.jpg (http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/the-sacred-art-f14/the-little-regarded-art-of-astrology-in-alchemical-practice-t190-30.htm#1426)