Uncover the traditional world relationship to Christmas by magic mushrooms, the Pole Star and the World Tree! There may be analysis that implies that a lot of our modern-day Christmas symbols and icons are literally derived from the Shamanistic traditions of the tribal individuals of pre-Christian Northern Europe. They consumed sacred mushrooms and based mostly a lot of their traditions and celebrations round these sacred mushrooms which naked resemblance to a lot of our trendy Christmas traditions.
There may be an fascinating historical past connected to those magic mushrooms we see illustrated in kids’s fairy story books and particularly with photos of elves and Christmas. They arrive from the ‘fly agaric’ or amanita muscaria mushroom (crimson and white in shade). These mushrooms are normally related to magic and fairies. Historical individuals used these mushrooms for transcendental experiences and perception. These mushrooms include hallucinogenic compounds. The Shamanistic traditions included celebrations across the consumption and harvest of those sacred mushrooms. Celebrations much like our Christmas traditions.
Apparently these particular mushrooms develop solely underneath sure sorts of bushes being largely firs and evergreens that are synonymous with Christmas. Historical individuals thought of the mushrooms the fruit of those evergreen bushes. As these mushrooms sprang from the earth, historical individuals had been amazed as a result of there was no seen seed. Thus it was thought of a ‘virgin beginning ‘ensuing from the morning dew (seen because the semen of the deity). It has been written that the silver tinsel outstanding at the moment to drape over our trendy Christmas bushes is derived from and consultant of this divine fluid. Many historical individuals together with the Shamans and the Lapps (Finland) and the Kyoak tribes of the central Russian steepes consider within the thought of a ‘World Tree’. They believed the trunk of the tree was consultant of day-after-day life and referred to as the ‘center earth’, the roots of the tree stretched deep into the earth to the ‘under-world’ and that branches stretched upwards right into a heavenly or cosmic realm. The World Tree has been described as a form of ‘cosmic axis’ the place the planes of the universe are mounted.
The North Star also called the ‘Pole Star’ was thought of sacred by historical individuals as a result of all the opposite stars revolved round its mounted level. They believed the highest of the World Tree touched or related to the Pole Star. The Shamans perception they move into the realm of the Gods as they climbed the metaphorical tree. That is believed by some to be the actual historical past of the star on the trendy Christmas tree.
Researchers inform us that the energetic components of amanita mushrooms should not metabolized by the physique and so stay energetic within the urine. It’s thought of safer and preferable to not eat the mushrooms immediately however to drink the urine of 1 who has consumed the mushrooms. This course of permits most of the poisonous compounds to be processed and eradicated on the primary move by the physique. Historical individuals drank every others urine as a standard observe of recycling the potent results of the mushrooms. It has been discovered that even on six passes by the physique components of the amanita mushrooms stay potent. It has been argued amongst some students that the origin of the phrase “to get pissed,” comes from this historical urine ingesting observe related to the amanita mushrooms. This urine-drinking exercise preceded alcohol by 1000’s of years.
The sacred animals of those historical individuals had been reindeer that had been additionally keen on consuming the amanita mushrooms. In reality they might search them out, after which prance about whereas underneath their affect. Reindeer additionally benefit from the urine of a human who had consumed the mushrooms. Typically tribesmen would carry sealskin containers of their urine which they used successfully to draw stray reindeer again into the herd. The results of those mushrooms normally embrace sensations of flying and measurement distortion. This may increasingly account for the numerous legends of flying reindeer or winged reindeer transporting their riders up the World Tree!