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Women as trees and their felling as deflowering

Axe for cutting women as trees

By on 19 August 2022

Axe for cutting women as trees

Women as trees and their felling as deflowering

Again and again, in traditions, young women are depicted in coded form as trees whose felling symbolizes sexual intercourse and, in particular, deflowering.

The tree as a symbol of life, man and woman

The tree is since ancient times a symbol for the existence as a whole between spirit and matter, on the other hand also for the human being as a whole (with body/roots, soul/stem and spirit/crown).


Women as trees

Trees in their various shapes and sizes, grown from "Mother Earth", with or without a leafy covering, may remind us of women. Thus, in the traditions trees stand again and again for young women, especially virgins, whose love is still intact.

The Goddess of Love and the Collective Feminine

The virgin as goddess of the love and archetype represents however thereby an aspect of the collective feminine, of which each humans carries something in itself. (For both man and woman have both feminine and masculine personality parts). The first traditions tell about the tragic circumstance that the felling of the virgin led to a dying of love, from which all people and even the whole existence are affected.

[S. Sumer: Creation and Fall and The Virgin - Miracle Working Love and Potential.]

Woman Tree Trunk

Felling of the young women as well as the trees for use

The central common theme as a connection between women and trees is their use.
Since time immemorial, trees have been felled for the production of objects and structures. Equally, however, there used to be an awareness that the inherent life force of women could be "harnessed". For the secret of life lies hidden in the female womb, where a child can grow up and where the man also finds soul-spiritual strengthening through the power of love. In order to make this power accessible to others, the virgin must be "felled.

Before elaborating further, first a look at the lore.

Inanna and Gilgamesh: the felling of the tree

Examples of the young women as trees in traditions

Sumer: felling of Inanna's tree by Gilgamesh

The loaded tree of the goddess of love

In Sumerian mythology, the young hero Gilgamesh cuts down the tree in the garden the garden of the goddess of love, which is occupied by the serpent and Lilith. Thus he becomes her king. But he leaves her a little later.

[S. The cutting down of Inanna's tree by Gilgamesh.]

The connection between cutting down trees and sexual intercourse is confirmed and corroborated in the Gilgamesh epic, which is about 1000 years younger than the Sumerian mythology (around 1500 BC).

Babylon: Gilgamesh, the felling of the tall cedar and the gemstone trees

The goddess of love as a felled tree and whore

In the Babylonian Gilgamesh epub Gilgamesh took the right to cut the one high cedar, because he wanted to finish the monster Chumbaba. Very meaningful is that he then made from the wood of the cedar a then door in the temple of the god of the air. The god of air represents consuming macho masculinity. The image means that he made a whore out of the highest virgin in the land (by having sex with her).

Gilgamesh and the Cedars of Lebanon

Thus Gilgamesh attained divine royal fame. He cut down countless more cedars in Lebanon for the construction of his palace. However, after his journey under the mountain, he arrived at a garden where precious stones grew on the trees instead of fruits. The story goes on to say that he had to cut down 200 cedars to make oar rods, because he had broken the stone ones (which could have taken him across the waters of death).

The right of the first night: systematic rape of virgins

The theme in all these "felling" is that Gilgamesh, as a despotic ruler and king-god, claimed the right of the first night. This means that he systematically rapes virgins at the wedding in front of the groom. (Thus, the first lines read, "Not does Gilgamesh let the bride to the bridegroom").

Punishment and purification

Gilgamesh, however, was punished by the gods. His further way led him under a mountain for a long time (an image for unconsciousness), and when he finally came out of the darkness, he recognized trees on which precious stones grew (an image for female seduction, see below). The story goes on to say that he had to cut down 200 cedars to make oar rods because he had the Stones had smashed (which could have taken him across the waters of death).

[S. Gilgamesh king god of Uruk; The high cedar and The Shattering of the Stone Ones.]

Jewish Tradition: The Tree of Knowledge and Its Fruit

The two trees in paradise

The Jewish tradition seems to be an interpretation of the older traditions. Fitting to the fact that it is about the interaction of male and female, however, it tells about two trees in paradise. Thereby the tree of the knowledge carries a special fruit, the sexuality. But in the tree also lives the old snake, which seduces people ...

[S. The Two Trees in Paradise and the Forbidden Fruit and The Bible's Account of the Fall and the Mystery of the Serpent.]

Greece: Apollo and the transformation of Daphne into a laurel tree

The lovesick god

Greek mythology tells of the god Apollos, who pursued the young Daphne. But she did not want to know anything about him, but fled, while she begged the gods for help. The answer came posthaste: she was transformed into a laurel tree.

Greek traditions tell again and again of "unjust" gods as the Archetypes for the behavior of people in power. Since Zeus, the highest god, also likes to nibble young human women again and again, there seems to be little understanding in the heaven of the gods for their distress, rather they have to bear the consequences themselves, for example by death due to an unwanted pregnancy (so also Gretchen in Goethe's Faust).

Thus Apollo was probably the first to celebrate his triumph crowned with a laurel wreath (see Daphne in fig. below to the chapter Rape).

Goethe: the willows as the Erlking's daughters

Access to the soul

Goethe, too, has images for the threat to man by dark forces. While the father fears for the soul of the (inner?) child, in the poem "der Erlkönig" his daughters appear as willows.

Aladdin and the gemstone trees

The magic lamp in the magic cave

Young Aladdin is seduced by the sorcerer from Africa and instructed how to achieve fame and fortune. He receives instructions to enter the magic cave (which symbolizes the female womb), but where he must not touch anything. Rather, he must go straight to the magic lamp and take it by extinguishing its light and pouring away its oil. This is an instruction to rape the young woman.

On the way back, he then discovers that the trees no longer bear sweet fruit, but precious stones (a symbol of seduction, see below).

[S. Aladdin and the magic lamp; Aladdin in the magic cave.]

The magical forest in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Women as trees - Ents as priestesses of the goddess of love

In Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, there is an ancient magical forest with ancient living trees, the "Ents". While the forest is a symbol of the collective unconscious in the realm of the body ("female"), the trees can be associated with Babylonian priestesses of the goddess of love (the En-Tus). Many of them are cut down by the evil wizard Saruman for the construction of his misdeeds, but in the end they help the heroes to the victory of good by flooding the wizard's machination. (Tolkien, who was a professor of ancient languages, created with his trilogy The Lord of the Rings a successful variant of the Gilgamesh epic).

The two trees in paradise

The felling of women as trees

Harnessing their vitality

The secret: the miracle-working power in the womb of the woman

It is a special circumstance and a well-kept secret that the power of life resides in the womb of the woman.

The starting point is that the woman, with her spiritual love, on the one hand gives the man vitality and on the other hand helps him to realize his dreams (because love brings the spirit, the plan, into matter).

[S. The Virgin - Miracle-working Love and Potential and The Female Womb as Life-giving Vessel (Holy Grail)].

The woman's womb as the common sanctuary

The woman 3-in-1, body, soul and spirit

But it goes further: the woman, during sexual intercourse, surrenders not only her body, but also her soul (her life in her womb) and, as mentioned, her spirit (her love).

[p. s. The woman, 3-in-1 and The tree as a symbol of life and The Shrine 3-in-1.]

This means that she gives herself with her whole life to a man, with all that she has and is, and therefore now also "hangs" on him - with her whole existence!

Even if he is only a "frog" (s. The Frog Prince), he is her king and therefore entitled to perceive possibilities of shaping her life with his seed (also his word).

A matter of honor for the man!

It is thus a matter of honor and responsibility of the man to value the woman for what she is and gives and henceforth to guard, preserve and not defile this common sanctuary (the woman's womb). (Examples of this can be found in Eisenhans und der Goldbrunnen and Aladin und die Silberschüsseln).

[p. The Sanctuary 3-in-1.]

Destruction of the intact love of the woman

But woe to the man who takes the woman against her will or leaves her again (against her wish) only after sexual intercourse has been consummated. He thus takes her whole life (see The Woman, 3-in-1). According to the first traditions, this is the root of human evil (see below).

The dying of love

Love violation

Unfortunately, it is a fact that the love of the woman is almost inevitably violated in the course of her life, because immature men are not able to love like a woman. (They can do this only when they have integrated their feminine parts, which usually happens only in the crisis of the middle years, see Integration of the Anima). They show their love with their body through sexuality and faithful devotion to the woman. (This is why religion and tradition have literally forced men into the commitment of a relationship ("without commitment, no se.").

[S. The Integration of the Anima.]

Died love and the body as a means of power

If the woman's love has been hurt and died, she may abuse her body herself, using it as a means of power to take what she wants from men. In doing so, she has withdrawn her life from her body, and men who seek life force from her go away empty-handed and are left even more addicted.

[S. I am Lilith, the dark virgin and Sleeping Beauty - Death and Resurrection of Love (Introduction).

The Self-Efficacious Woman as Goddess

The inner man and kingship in one's own life

Of course there are women who rest in themselves, are not dependent on men and want to enjoy their physicality. They can protect themselves and are able to activate their consciousness to act strategically when necessary. In this case, the woman stands as a "goddess" self-effectively in her life and takes full responsibility for it. Thus she exercises kingship in life and has integrated her masculine parts and attained wholeness. However, it can be a long way for some women to get there (s. The way of the woman from spirit into matter).

[S. Mary Magdalene and the woman as heroine and The Integration of the Animus.]

Take life and love


Unfortunately, it has been a reality for millennia that women as a whole, body, soul and spirit have been abused and exploited.

Seize the love of the woman

The crazy thing is that men can "steal" this power from the woman for their ego. They take it through sexual intercourse with the woman, but give nothing back, but use it for their own power interests, for the construction of their career, their "palace" or even their reign of terror.
Thus, the abandonment or oppression of the woman who has given herself completely is tantamount to killing her, and rape is even tantamount to brutal murder.

[Image below: Renée Sintenis Daphne, 1930, photo-engineered, Moma, New York,]


Felling the young women as trees and black magic

Men who themselves have no soul (female parts, love and warm-heartedness) or have lost or "forfeited" it through evil deeds, must take life from others. (Thus already in the Babylonian Gilgamesh epic, cf. Gilgamesh and the Stones). This is black magic. This is a theme, for example, in the fairy tale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. By "innocently", i.e. unconsciously, following the instructions of the wizard from Africa, the young man steals and the lamp from the cave of wonders.

So, as long as men have not integrated their souls, they are tempted to take lives from women. That is why rape, in particular, is part of warfare.

[S. The Integration of the Anima.]

Female seduction: gems instead of fruit on the tree

Inanna's or Lilith's tree

Died love due to unconsciousness

Mostly, however, such things happen abundantly unconsciously, in that the young men simply follow their instincts or bad role models. For example, young Aladdin does not know what he is doing, but merely obeys the instructions of the wizard from Africa (as an image for the principles of black magic). Thus, the couple is instrumentalized for evil purposes and gets into a negative couple dynamics. To his astonishment, Aladdin then finds, after stealing the lamp, no more fruits but gems on the trees. The same happens to Gilgamesh after his long walk under the mountain, which is a symbol of life in unconsciousness and urges.

Women as trees with gems

A tree bears fruit that is enjoyed, tastes sweet and also nourishes. Gems, however, are inedible. Such trees symbolize women who have no true life (more) to give, but are at best suitable as a status symbol or trophy. They live power through their erotic charisma and are called "witches" in traditions.
Men who seek love and vitality from them will not find them. Instead, they remain even emptier after sexual intercourse and "fly" hungry or even addicted to the next "flower" further.


Women as trees and their felling

Even in the earliest traditions, women are depicted as trees and their felling is an image of the use of their life force. It happens during the first sexual intercourse.

The tragic thing is that this has also happened again and again with abusive intent by means of violence. Thus, the exploitation of women and their vitality is part of the collective system and of human reality.
This is the meaning of the great original sin: Power and abuse are passed on from generation to generation (if they are not broken through the power of love).

[S. The great original sin and the curse and The Poisoned Apple - Abuse as a Collective Reality.]

Immature people: Seduction and oppression

They are immature people who exercise power because they are afraid, because they lack confidence that they will always get what they need. While the male side exercises power through violence and oppression, the female side manipulates by means of seduction and delusion.

The system is not interested in mature people who have achieved wholeness. Thus, the beauty industry flourishes, which helps women gain their power, and men, for their part, thanks to the blue pill, remain eternally macho men who do not want to give up "bunga bunga".

Conversion, wholeness and the way of love

The path to wholeness, however, means that men integrate their female and women their male personality parts. In this way, no one has to take life from the other, because both are whole in themselves.

[S. God, wholeness, 3-in-1, male and female; The integration of the animus and The integration of the anima].

Gethsemane, Jerusalem for 12 Trees in Paradise

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