PART: 8 The Tree Of Life
Man’s existence, is bound to the center of the Tree, and is surrounded as in a magnetic field, by all the forces, (or angels), of heaven and earth. He was pictured in the meditation posture, the upper half of his body above the ground and the lower half in the earth. This indicated that part of man is allied to the forces of heaven and part to the forces of earth.
This concept closely parallels that of Zoroaster who represented the universe as a framework of realms with man in its center and the various forces above and below him. It also corresponds to the Toltec ritual performed on the steps of their pyramids with man in the midst of all the forces.
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