[back] Spiritual Nature
The groves were God's first temples. ~William Cullen Bryant (A Forest Hymn)
[Trees are man's true Temples, but you have to have a
degree of spirituality and humility to see that. The proof is in
the fact you feel better or closer to God among trees, especially on a
sunny day with the forest needles under your feet, the sound of the wind
in the trees, the sound of the birds overhead, and the breeze in your
face, along with the wonderful smells (one of the best being Scot's
Pine), and maybe the sound of a brook beside you. And then you
have the beauty, the feel of which brings you closer to God.
Beauty or Perfection is on the foothills of
which is a few steps closer to God. And the trees don't put any
particular belief system upon you that hinders how you feel, in fact
they are quite happy to remain invisible and unappreciated, which is how
the majority of humans see them, or don't really see them. The use
trees for paper instead of
Hemp, old trees for timber, and
Yew trees for
Trees are also one way to appreciate the good works of your ancestors, as without them you would be without any tree other than the ones you have manage to plant yourself. To appreciate trees, drive over a typical area of farmland without any trees and then somewhere like Wales where Oak trees are in abundance, and it feels like God's country. You can see what Don Juan meant when he called Churches monuments to self-importance, as you would be hard pressed to feel anywhere near as good as you feel among trees, and feeling good to the real nature of spirituality, which is pleasure and knowledge. Churches take you out of your true temples, out of Paradise. The sound of the wind in the trees, or the sound of a brook, is, essentially, the sound of +12. Trees are also our allies, as are the power plants, the Psychedelics.]
Tree and Plant Abuse
Yew Tree abuse: taxol & Taxotere
Tree yoga by Christine McPherson
 The Spirit Of The Elder Tree By Glennie Kindred
Trees Have Rights Too
Friends of The Trees
Ancient Yew Group
Spirit of Trees
The most colorful tree in the world: The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus deglupta). The Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) or 'MINDANAO GUM' looks almost like it's been spray painted, but the up to 70-m tall tree is colored this way completely naturally. Its bark can take on a yellow, green, orange and even purple shading. If you want to spot a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree live and in all its glory, you’ll have to travel to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea or Philippines where the tree grows natively. However, it has been introduced worldwide as an exotic wood in South America, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China and other countries.
My name is
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Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan.
2000 years old tree in South Africa known as tree of life.