Tree of Life- Part 1

Tree of Life

Tree of life is a logo, a diagram, a motif and a design that conveys many things through its image.

It is a symbol of evolution, emanation, expansion, wisdom, knowledge and transition.

It is referred to as a cosmic tree or a universal tree. It is very often used as a metaphor for protection and redemption. The definition of a metaphor is “a figure of speech containing an implied comparison, in which a word or phrase ordinarily and primarily used of one thing is applied to another. For example:  The massive tree was an umbrella, sheltering all from heat and rain. Or the tree was an old

It is a personification of virtues such as strength, maturity, capacity to nurture, feminity and fertility.

Many mythologies of the world use a tree of life as a means to explain philosophies and meta-physical happenings. Mythology (from the Greek ‘mythos’ for story-of-the-people, and ‘logos’ for word or speech, the spoken story of a people) is the study and interpretation of often sacred tales or fables of a culture known as ‘myths’ or the collection of such stories which usually deal with the human condition, good and evil, human origins, life and death, the afterlife, and the gods. Myths express the beliefs and values about these subjects held by a certain culture.

In fact the word logo is a derivative from the Greek word logos. Logos is a Greek word meaning logic. Logos is a literary device that can be defined as a statement, sentence or argument used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic. In everyday life, arguments depend upon pathos and ethos besides logos. Logos mostly employs the utilization of inductive and deductive reasoning methods to be effective. There are many examples of logos in literature and in debates. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are modes of persuasion used to convince audiences. They are also referred to as the three artistic proofs (Aristotle coined the terms), and are all represented by Greek words.

The tree of life is a metaphor which expresses the idea that all life is related by common descent. Charles Darwin was the first to use this metaphor in modern biology. The evolutionary tree shows the relationships among various biological groups.IMG_0195 (2)

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