Tree-Talk: Memories, Myths and Timeless Customs

Posted by on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Tree-Talk: Memories, Myths and Timeless Customs  by Marie France Boyer

This is a sweet little snack of a book.  It contains photographs of famous ancient trees the world over, and stories explaining folk rituals practiced at or near the trees. 

The only downside, and it is a qualified downside, is that several of the trees photographed in India have swastikas on them.  No, they’re not Nazi symbols in this instance–they’re sun signs blah blah blah, but I always find the things jarring.  I think most people do. 

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2 Responses to “Tree-Talk: Memories, Myths and Timeless Customs”

  1. rachelon 29 Nov 2006 at 7:39 pm 1

    Jarring, sure, but I would like to see the symbol reclaimed for what it was originally supposed to be. I mean, I still don’t understand how Hitler managed to bastardize the thing so badly–it only had thousands and thousands of years of history and meaning before he got around to turning it into a logo for evil.

  2. lellaon 10 Dec 2006 at 8:35 pm 2

    Hey! Welcome back from the land of fried computers.

    the Nazi’s spoiled so many things, like the legends from the Indo-Aryans for instance, and all their signs. What can you do?

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