Uncover the traditional world relationship to Christmas by way of 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 folks 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 hooked up to those magic mushrooms we see illustrated in youngsters’s fairy story books and particularly with photographs of elves and Christmas. They arrive from the ‘fly agaric‘ or amanita muscaria mushroom (pink and white in coloration). These mushrooms are normally related to magic and fairies. Historical folks 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 just like our Christmas traditions.
Curiously these particular mushrooms develop solely below sure sorts of bushes being largely firs and evergreens that are synonymous with Christmas. Historical folks thought-about the mushrooms the fruit of those evergreen bushes. As these mushrooms sprang from the earth, historical folks have been amazed as a result of there was no seen seed. Thus it was thought-about a ‘virgin start ‘ensuing from the morning dew (seen because the semen of the deity). It has been written that the silver tinsel outstanding right this moment to drape over our trendy Christmas bushes is derived from and consultant of this divine fluid. Many historical folks 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 by day life and often called 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 fastened.
The North Star often known as the ‘Pole Star’ was thought-about sacred by historical folks as a result of all the opposite stars revolved round its fastened level. They believed the highest of the World Tree touched or related to the Pole Star. The Shamans perception they cross 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 lively substances of amanita mushrooms are usually not metabolized by the physique and so stay lively within the urine. It’s thought-about safer and preferable to not eat the mushrooms instantly however to drink the urine of 1 who has consumed the mushrooms. This course of allows most of the poisonous compounds to be processed and eradicated on the primary cross by way of the physique. Historical folks drank every others urine as a standard apply of recycling the potent results of the mushrooms. It has been discovered that even on six passes by way of the physique substances 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 consuming apply related to the amanita mushrooms. This urine-drinking exercise preceded alcohol by 1000’s of years.
The sacred animals of those historical folks have been reindeer that have been additionally keen on consuming the amanita mushrooms. In truth they might search them out, after which prance about whereas below their affect. Reindeer additionally benefit from the urine of a human who had consumed the mushrooms. Usually tribesmen would carry sealskin containers of their urine which they used successfully to draw stray reindeer again into the herd. The consequences of those mushrooms normally embrace sensations of flying and measurement distortion. This will account for the numerous legends of flying reindeer or winged reindeer transporting their riders up the World Tree!