The fascinating world of trees
Ernst Zürcher's exceptional book draws us into the fascinating world of trees. It allows us to understand why humans feel a subtle and profound connection with them: maybe, as the author reminds us, it is because "modern man is sick from no longer having roots, either in the earth or in the cosmos" while "a tree, a giant of space and time, rooted in the sky and in the earth, memory of centuries and source of life, a friend for ever, waits... for man to stop, to look at it and say: Let us continue on together". The message the author wishes to convey lies in these few words that should be heeded by humanity, for "trees can be seen to resemble 'humans of the plant kingdom', which helps us feel the beat of the heart of the World both outside and within us."
You will read how ancient civilisations, which were attuned to Nature, could perceive the subtle messages emitted by trees and were inspired by them. You will also learn how trees interact with the rhythms of the universe: did you know, for example, that the phases of the moon have an influence on the quality of the wood, and that trees are able to foresee earthquakes? Trees open up doors to the invisible world that is offered up to us, causing Victor Hugo to say: "Everything speaks. And now, man, do you know why everything speaks. Listen carefully. Winds, waves, flames, trees, rushes, rocks, all is alive ! All is full of souls."
This beautiful book is based on scientific facts, but it also uses Ernst Zürcher's intimate experience. It takes us unto a world that has existed for thousands of years and is waiting for us to love it.
|Editor||ACTES SUD EDITION|
|Book format||14 X 20.5 CM|
|Number of pages||283|
|Type of book||Broché|
|Date of publication||07/09/2016|