Throughout the millennia, the worship of animals has only been superseded by the worship of plants and minerals. In 1893, Gloria Mundi said that “all animals, trees, herbs, stones, metals and minerals grow to attain their perfection, without necessarily being touched by any human hand.” This pristine state was exemplified in its most nascent state in its form seeds.
Apart from the agricultural uses, seeds were used as a currency, not only for food, but also as a form of diplomacy, learning and trade between warring and emerging cultures. Many new foods and cultures and religions emerged through the exchange of foods and cuisine, but not only that, to be delighted over and understood and worshipped – the most delightful maker of bonds.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia ~ Charles A. Lindbergh
The primary symbols were divided into roots, trunk, branches, leaves, seeds and flowers. In particular a strong symbol was the flower or the Lotus symbol. This symbol was a Yonic, or female symbol, and was paralleled not only in the East in Egypt, but also in the West, with the Rose. It symbolized nascent life, or emerging life. It did change over time, depending on the teachings, when for example in the Middle Ages it became equated with the Christian symbol of the Sacred Heart. It was a highly geometrical symbol which changed meaning depending on the number of petals it had.
But the seed was in itself the most worshipped as it could be crushed and made into medicine. And the root itself was utilized for medicine and healing. These properties could be grown and nurtured, and we could enjoy its benefits and thus ingest the spiritual healing of itself. It was like life could be distilled.
There were often fashions or fads, and some bad medicine as it was being developed over time. A good example is the mandrake root, with its curious likeness to man’s form. It was both shunned and worshipped, and thus became the most powerful symbol of healing and madness. Although not properly utilized or understood, it was for a while the most sought after item in medicine.
The onion was another interesting symbol. Revered by the Egyptians as a symbol of the Universe, or analogous to the western concept of the ‘Axis Mundi’ due to its natural layers.
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright ~ Henry David Thoreau
Some things were obvious, and perhaps a little quaint, such as garlic, which was meant to be a natural anti-obsession medicine, but was also known as a cure for vampirism – probably due to its smell, The idea is still found in modern fiction.
As a symbol of respect, and when disconnected from God, we need to only bedeck ourselves with nature to feel we have paid respect to her, as can be seen in the tradition of laying wreaths at funerals or rites.
Trees have remained a firm favorite. They were always reaching to the skies for us, when we could not, and were touching the heavens for us, touching the creator’s underbelly, teasing the rain, as they do still now. We worshiped any intermediary that could speak on our behalf, as we still do. While the forests did continue to create their rain by creating their own weather, we still stand by and many of us still grieve, while many of us cannot even find that tree to touch. And they deserve worship still to this day. So do the people who tend them.
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