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There is no other symbol in the world that reflects and reminds us of the cycle of complete existence than the Tree of Life. This ancient symbol of wholeness is also referred to as the World Tree or the Tree of Knowledge and appears in several religions/cultures around the world, making it iconic for which it stands. Although the meanings can vary across these systems of culture and theology, there is a common theme shared by all. It is the idea that the Tree of Life connects to the physical and spiritual worlds and is foundational to supporting all life, commonly symbolizing afterlife, ancestral roots, and divinity. HISTORIC REFERENCES TO THE TREE OF LIFE Christian references: In the Bible the tree of eternal life is referenced in the first book of Adam and Eve. In the Christian theology, the tree also represents wisdom and the love of God. Celtic Culture: Celts cherish trees for their spiritual connections to family, ancestors, and deities. The tree of life represents the afterlife, and connection between the earth and heaven. The bond and affection to trees is so deep that Celts believed the actual trees were their ancestors, gatekeepers to the Celtic Otherworld. As such, the tree of life in Celtic Culture is sacred. In the Irish language, it is known as ‘Crann Bethadh’. Ancient Egypt: In Ancient Egypt, the tree of life’s branches represented the heavens and symbolized abundance. Alternatively, the roots reaching into the earth represented death. African Culture: There is a tree called the Baobab tree, which is generally regarded as the tree of life. The Baobab tree produces fruit despite the dry climate; therefore, it is treated with reverence and high esteem as a provider of life and nourishment. Buddhism: Buddha reached enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi tree. In Buddhist culture the tree of life is symbolic of enlightenment and existence