Creating Worlds

From the Norse Yggdrasil through the ten Sephirot powers in the Divine realm in Kabbalah to the Gaokerena of Persian mythology, the Tree of Life has served as a powerful image of the world(s) we live in.

Lord Krishna waited, in his baby form, upon the leaves of the Akshaya Vata, the eternal Banyan tree while the world was destroyed by water and recreated in its eternal cycle of creation and destruction. Buddha achieved enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree and the Tree of Life in the garden of Eden is now guarded by sword wielding cherubim.

Shamans journey through the lower and upper worlds of the tree with the help of spirit guides seeking healing for the communities they serve before returning to the middle kingdom, the place where we live.

Many creation stories are also connected to sound, whether through word or like J.R.R. Tolkien`s Ainur, music. So, if you look closely, you will also see a piper relaxing under the Tree of Life, playing the worlds into existence, or like the Pied Piper enticing you away from your life to parts unknown. I will let you decide which.

This is a brand new style of kitchen wand. It is created in a two step process, one to etch the tree and a second to cut out the leaves so that liquids can drain away. Once cut it is bathed and buffed before going to its forever home.