Tree of Life

Tree of Life. Found in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum. Heritage Images/Heritage Images/Getty

Sacred trees. World trees. Holy trees of wisdom, immortality and the soul. They seem to grow from every culture on Earth and their roots dig deep into the soil of prehistory. What do they mean? Why are we so drawn to their symbolic power? Join Robert and Christian for a stirring exploration.

Also, in this episode, Christian ends his tenure with Stuff to Blow Your Mind. Be sure to read his sign-off post, "It’s a strange world. Let’s keep it that way."

Outside Content:

Unraveling the Mythic (podcast)

Order out of Chaos: How to Create a Universe (podcast)

Chinese Immortality: Elixirs and Enlightened Beings (podcast)

Topics in this Podcast: mythology, symbols, religion, biology