Michael Dunning - The Sacred Yew Tree: The Embryonic Tree of Life
August 5, 2010
Michal Dunning is with us to discuss the Sacred Yew Tree and Yew Shamanism, Norse Mythology, the Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life and the relationship to humanity. We talk about Michael's own experience and how he got drawn to shamanic-healing following a near - death encounter with an elemental spirit in the far north of Scotland. A second near-death experience occurred several years later which entirely destroyed his health. Michael began to experience regular visions, prolonged out - of - body states and intense physical pain. He was finally rescued by a friend who lived in a small cottage close to a 2000 year -old, female yew tree. This marked the beginning of a ten-year period of healing and a shamanic initiation through nature, which took place under the vast enclosure of the tree. Michael believes that the yew tree was once regarded by the indigenous shaman-healers as a great source of occult knowledge holding an ancient and embryonic language of healing and rejuvenation. Topics Discussed: Yew Shamanism, Alan Meredith, Embryological Studies, Rudolph Steiner, Phenomological Embryology, Womb, Anthropomorphized Yew Trees, Norse Mythology, Idún, Ullur, Apple of Life in Death, Red Yew Berries, Hallucinogenic Properties, Bark, Rune 13 Eihwaz, Serpent Boat, Matter, Roos Carr Figures, Roots are Exposed, Tor, Rot, Craniosacral Therapy, Breath of Life, Epigenetics, Metabolic Seed, Seed of a Tree, Cell Division, Yew Tree, Water, Water of Life, Mímisbrunnr, Knowledge, Offerings & Sacrifice, Sit in Nature, Stillness, Connect with Nature, grounding, Sit Still in Nature, Christmas Tree, Yule Log, New Age Book and more. We discuss Yew Shamanism, Embryological Studies, Rudolph Steiner, Phenomenological Embryology and the Womb in the second hour with Michael Dunning. We also get into Norse Mythology and talk about characters as Idún, Odin, Ullur, the 13th Rune: Eihwaz and anthropomorphized Yew trees as Norse deities. We talk about the apple of life and death, the red Yew berries, hallucinogenic properties of the Bark and the Roos Carr Figures and the serpent boat that was discovered to be carved in Yew tree. Michael is also into Craniosacral Therapy, we discuss what this is. We also talk about the breath of Life, epigenetics, metabolic seeds, cell division and the water of life, Mimers brunn, offerings, sacrifices and reconnection with Nature. Don't miss our second hour with Michael Dunning.