ABOUT THIS PIECE….
“AS ABOVE, SO BELOW” ….TREE OF LIFE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE AND EARRINGS! FROM OUR STERLING SILVER HANDMADE COLLECTION.
CRAFTED BY SILVERSMITHS WHO UTILIZE TECHNIQUES THAT HAVE BEEN HANDED DOWN FOR GENERATIONS. ALL HANDMADE, ALL HAND POLISHED.
PENDANT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY: 1-3/8″ INCLUDING BAIL BY 1″ AT WIDEST.
PENDANT CHAIN MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 20″ LONG
EARRINGS MEASURE APPROXIMATELY 1-3/8″ LONG INCLUDING FRENCH WIRE BY 5/8″ AT WIDEST.
VERY CLEAN SMOOTH FINISH WITH EXCELLENT CRAFTMANSHIP.
TIDBITS FOR MAGICAL THINKERS…
The concept of a tree of life has been used in biology, religion, philosophy, and mythology. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense. The term tree of life may also be used as a synonym for sacred tree. The tree of knowledge, connecting to heaven and the underworld, and the tree of life, connecting all forms of creation, are both forms of the world tree or cosmic tree, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica and are portrayed in various religions and philosophies as the same tree.
The Bo tree, also called Bodhi tree, according to Buddhist tradition, is the pipal (Ficus religiosa) under which the Buddha sat when he attained Enlightenment (Bodhi) at Bodh Gaya (near Gaya, west-central Bihar state, India). A living pipal at Anuradhapura, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), is said to have grown from a cutting from the Bo tree sent to that city by King Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE.
According to Tibetan tradition when Buddha went to the holy Lake Manasorovar along with 500 monks, he took with him the energy of Prayaga Raj. Upon his arrival, he installed the energy of Prayaga Raj near Lake Manasorovar, at a place now known as Prayang. Then he planted the seed of this eternal banyan tree next to Mt. Kailash on a mountain known as the “Palace of Medicine Buddha”.
See also: Biblical tree of life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in Christianity
In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall. Pope Benedict XVI has said that “the Cross is the true tree of life.” Saint Bonaventure taught that the medicinal fruit of the Tree of Life is Christ himself. Saint Albert the Great taught that the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, is the Fruit of the Tree of Life. In Eastern Christianity the tree of life is the love of God
The Eternal Banyan Tree (Akshaya Vata) is located on the bank of the Yamuna inside the courtyard of Allahabad Fort near the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganga Rivers in Allahabad. The eternal and divine nature of this tree has been documented at length in the scriptures.
During the cyclic destruction of creation when the whole earth was enveloped by waters, akshaya vata remained unaffected. It is on the leaves of this tree that Lord Krishna rested in the form of a baby when land was no longer visible. And it is here that the immortal sage, Markandeya, received the cosmic vision of the Lord. It is under this tree that Buddha meditates eternally. Legend also has it that the Bodi tree at Gaya is a manifestation of this tree.