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Oracular Trees

Historical rendering of a Oracular Tree

Oracular Trees are attributed with the ability to speak to individuals: prophesysing future of important historical events, especially those gifted in divination. Cultures all across the world depict Oracular Trees. In English/Scottish lore, Druids were said to be able to consult Oak trees for divinatory purposes, as were the Streghe with Rowan trees. In Islamic tale, the various trees are depicted as jinn. Various ancient Greek philosophers also mention it in their texts. In Asia, many Oracular Trees are depicted, including The Indian Tree of the Sun and the Moon, Akshayavat, the Chinese Jinmenju, and many others. From Arctic to South America, Native American and Meso-American cultures also describe Oracular Trees.



List of Common Oracular Trees

Indian sun and moon tree

Historical depiction of the India Sun and Moon tree

• In England, Oracular Trees are sometimes attributed with the ability to speak to individuals, especially those gifted in divination. In particular, Druids were said to be able to consult Oak trees for divinatory purposes, as were the Streghe with Rowan Trees.

• The Greek Talking Elm: Philostratus spoke about two philosophers arguing beneath an elm tree in Ethiopia which spoke up to add to the conversation.

The Indian Tree of the Sun and the Moon : Told the future. Two parts of the tree trunk spoke depending on the time of day; in the daytime the tree spoke as a male and at night it spoke as a female. Alexander the Great and Marco Polo are said to have visited this tree.

The weeping palm

Artist’s rendering of the Weeping Date Palm

The Weeping Date Palm Tree : The Prophet Muhammad, when delivering his sermons used to stand by or lean on a date palm tree. When a pulpit was built elsewhere and Muhammad started to give his sermon from the pulpit, the tree began to cry like a child. Muhammad then descended from his pulpit and consoled the tree by embracing it and stroking it. The Prophet said, "It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it." This incident is recorded in the authentic Islamic Hadith traditions and is said to have been witnessed by everyone present at the congregation.

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