It has always been associated with divinity and immortality.
It was the otherwise known as the world tree to the cultures of that time. The Earth Goddess is directly associated with the Tree of Life.
Do you remember seeing the wide tree with its outstretched arms, the screw in lights, and all the tinsel?
He was employed at Caltech's Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences at the time of writing the first edition.
He is presently employed in the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The introduction will give you background information to help you understand what this web site is based on and give you a brief overview of its contents. More information on the Tree of Life is available in the The Tree of Life and the Ancients page.
There is also a link to it at the bottom of this page.