Tree of Life - revisited (work in progress)
I've decided to put together some more symbolism to illustrate my thoughts on the tree of life. In this case it is focused around the human spirit and its components. It also represents its evolution quite well, I think.
Those reaching upward want to receive or represent the reception of ideas, information and so forth.
Those offering downward present self generated information and ideas.
The Eyes (seven) represent understanding, sight, all senses active to observe what actually is happening.
The Horns (seven) represent accumulated knowledge, information, ideas and are rigid as such. They may provide strength, but enforce what ever is held within them. For example; If it is truth, it gives steadfastness. If it is lies, it gives stubbornness.
The first set of horns are tiny, having only three intersections, because all they really "know" is "Ayn Soph Aur". The center "horn" looks like a seed pod or pine cone, while it is the universal horn, the seed of all knowledge, intersected in all directions and not just along its growth.
Progressively each new set of horns is larger, indicating increasing rigidity through the amount of information handed down.
The cross on Tiphareth represents the pivot between the supernal and infernal, the heavens and the earth, so to say. On it are the twelve branches by which we can recognize the "seasons" or observe the universal clockwork, the Zodiak. From it radiate the roots of all things manifesting.
Anyway, this is but a sketch and still deserves a lot more attention of mine in every regard, but I'm not sure, if I will get to it any time soon. Sometimes those things just get buried never to see the light of day again, but this might be kind of a loss, were it to vanish in hiding...
I'm excited to read what you think about it, if you have any additional ideas that should make it in there, or if you have any questions.
Here's a bit more of a demonic looking version... this is sorta making fun of myself there, but anyway: