The Heritage of Trees

History, Culture and Symbolism

Fred Hageneder

Availability:
Out of print

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An illustrated, wide-ranging study of the symbolism and cultural meaning of the tree through history, from the Cosmic Tree of antiquity to modern European, American and Asian customs and beliefs.

Format:
hardback
Size:
240 x 170 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Philosophy of the Natural World
Illustrations:
illustrated
Extent:
224 pages
ISBN:
9780863153594
Publication date:
25 Oct 2001

Description

A wide-ranging study of the symbolism and cultural meaning of the tree through history, from the Cosmic Tree of antiquity to modern European, American and Asian customs and beliefs.
Many people today take the presence of trees for granted, unaware of their greater significance in stabilizing the Earth's ecology, or the veneration bestowed on them by ancient peoples.
In the companion volume, The Spirit of Trees, Fred Hageneder captivated readers with a passionate and informed account of the natural life and ecology of trees. The Heritage of Trees, extends his description of the relationship between humanity and trees down the centuries, evoking forest customs, images and meanings of the forest from the Stone Age to modern times.

Reviews

'A delightful book to read, well researched, very informative ... really interesting and with plenty of illustrations.'
-- New View Magazine

'A concisely written anthropological account of tree-worship across several different ages and civilisations. An impressive breadth of knowledge.'
-- Country Life, January 2002

'A fascinating book, well researched and richly illustrated. It deserves to be read by all of us that have an interest in the Tree at the centre of world evolution.'
-- Ernst Nef, Camphill Correspondence, June 2002

'A real gift for those interested in the deeper meaning of trees.'
-- Scientific and Medical Network Review, April 2002

Author

Fred Hageneder is a harpist, graphic designer and artist whose passion for trees started in his teens. He has composed music for The Celtic Tree Circle, and painted tree portraits, many of which appear in The Spirit of Trees (Floris Books, 2000). Born in Hamburg, he now lives in the Cotswolds, England.

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Unfortunately this book is now out of print. You may enjoy another book by Fred Hageneder:
The Spirit of Trees

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