The Tree of Life is a concept that can be found in almost every culture. The Tree of Life describes the Process of Creation.
Let’s begin with Egypt. The Tree of Life is constructed out of nine entities. That’s why the tree of life is called Pesedjet (Nine) later translated in Ennead.
The top of the tree is called Atum. Atum masturbated and gives birth to two children called Shu (Air) and Tefnut (Moisture). Shu and Tefnut give birth to Geb (Earth) and Nut (Sky). Geb and Nut produce four children Isis, Nephthys, Osiris, and Set.
The sequence of the process of birth of all the deities generates a structure. The first step is a triangle. The second step is a square and the last step is also a square. If we connect all the stages a patterns of 22 connections emerges that is visible in all the other trees of life.
The Jewish tree of life is strongly related to the Kabbalah. The Kabbalah originated in the middle ages (the 12th Century) but the source of the Kabbalah is much older. Perhaps it originated in Egypt when Ra-Moses moved the priests of Aten (inspired by Ra) to the Holy Land.
The top of the structure in the Kabbalah is called Keter (Crown), “the most hidden of all hidden things“. The concept of the Keter has a lot in common with the concept of Atum. Atum and Kether are both “self-reproducing structures”.
In the Yggdrasil the top is called Asgard. It is the place where Odin(Ygg) lives. Asgard contains Walhalla (“heaven“). At the bottum of the tree we find Hel located in Niflheim. Midgard or Middle Earth, the world of mortals, is located in the middle.
It is very clear that the story of the Yggdrasil contains many distortions caused by influences of Christianity (Hell) and many authors who gave their “artistic interpretations” without knowing the “old” foundation.
The Axis Mundi is perhaps the oldest representation of the Tree of Life. It is represented by a mountain (Mount Meru, Mount Olympus) surrounded by other “impressive” structures of nature. Meru has a lot in common with the Old Continent of Mu. Many stories that are connected with the Tree of Life tell about the disaster of the Great Flood and predict a comparable end of the world (the Gotdammerung).
It is very clear that many stories are “mixed up”. The story of Mu and Atlantis are mixed up with the knowlegde about the origin of creation (the self-reference that is closed in itself), interference of the Church of Rome (Heaven and Hell), the creative power of poets and old knowlegde of the Sacred Geometry of Life.
The Kabbalah and especially the Zohar contains (in my opinion) one of the purest representations of first stage (the Triangle) of the Tree of Life.
Read this poem and you know everything you have to know! It is about the Ein Sof, The Primal Void.
Before the beginning of creation was only the Highest
All full filling light
Fulfillment, no emptiness
Only endless, equal light
Then He decided to create worlds and creatures
So that He revealed His perfection
Reason for creating the worlds
He restricted Himself in His center
Pressed the light together and withdraw
Free place stood behind, empty space filled with endless
Around the center
So this empty place became a circle
So the light restricted Him self
In the central of the space filled with endless light
Forms His self a round emptiness
A place appeared
Where creation and creatures can exists
A strait forward ray forms itself from endless light
From above to below descended He in the empty place
Reached out His self, descended per ray to below
All the worlds were perfect
In this empty space
For the worlds the Endless was
In His perfection outstanding
No creature has strength to grasp His perfection
Concrete form cannot reach Him
For Him there is no place, no border, no time
And via the ray the light descended
In black empty space were everything is
And each circle
Of each world
Near the light – is worthy
To our world of material in the center
Within all circles in the center of endless emptiness
Expelled from endless – further then all the worlds
Material so eternal low –
He is within all the circles –
In the middle center of the endless emptiness…..