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PRESERVE YOUR WORDS IN A PRECIOUS BINDING
Sketches, poetry, diary entries - whatever you're doing, this antiquarian style notebook will definitely help bring out your inner bard. There are 110 handmade blank inner leaves (220 sides) made from recycled cotton fibre: making the pages tough yet luxuriantly soft. In authentic sixteenth century style, the book has a wrap-around leather cord to tie it closed.
TREE OF LIFE
The concept of a tree of life has been used in science, religion, philosophy, and mythology. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense. In Christianity, the tree of life is mentioned in the first and last books of the Bible (Genesis and Revelation). The tree of life is distinct from Adam and Eve’s tree of the knowledge. In Germanic paganism, trees played (and, in the form of reconstructive Heathenry and Germanic Neopaganism, continue to play) a prominent role, appearing in various aspects of surviving texts and possibly in the name of gods. The tree of life appears in Norse religion as Yggdrasil, the world tree, a massive tree (sometimes considered a yew or ash tree) with extensive lore surrounding it.
Knotwork was first used by the Celtic peoples, as evidenced by metalwork from the British isles made between the sixth century BC and AD 100. Unsurprisingly, this pleasing artistic concept spread to neighbouring cultures and became a strong feature of Nordic art. It has been suggested that the Frankish court adopted the style from Scandinavia into France to symbolise their political independence from the Eastern Roman Empire. Whatever the case, the knotwork motif became a common cultural reference throughout much of Europe during the Dark Ages.