Uncover the traditional world relationship to Christmas by means of magic mushrooms, the Pole Star and the World Tree! There’s analysis that implies that lots 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 primarily based lots of their traditions and celebrations round these sacred mushrooms which naked resemblance to lots of our trendy Christmas traditions.
There’s an attention-grabbing historical past hooked up to those magic mushrooms we see illustrated in kids’s fairy story books and particularly with photographs of elves and Christmas. They arrive from the ‘fly amanita‘ or amanita muscaria mushroom (crimson and white in colour). 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 much like our Christmas traditions.
Curiously these particular mushrooms develop solely beneath sure sorts of timber being largely firs and evergreens that are synonymous with Christmas. Historical folks thought of the mushrooms the fruit of those evergreen timber. 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 of a ‘virgin start ‘ensuing from the morning dew (seen because the semen of the deity). It has been written that the silver tinsel distinguished in the present day to drape over our trendy Christmas timber 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 imagine within the thought of a ‘World Tree’. They believed the trunk of the tree was consultant of every single 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 sort of ‘cosmic axis’ the place the planes of the universe are mounted.
The North Star often known as the ‘Pole Star’ was thought of sacred by historical folks 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 lively components of amanita mushrooms usually are not metabolized by the physique and so stay lively 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 means 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 means of 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 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 actual fact they’d search them out, after which prance about whereas beneath 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 consequences of those mushrooms normally embrace sensations of flying and measurement distortion. This will account for the various legends of flying reindeer or winged reindeer transporting their riders up the World Tree!