The Oracle Protecting the heart Creates space for trust For new growth. Remembering brings wisdom: We gain future learning From our experience of what has gone before Spirit overcomes time.
What lies beyond the Threshold?
Crossing thresholds is a way of moving from one state of being to another, but they can be frightening places, confronting us with uncertainty and change. Being creatures of habit, it is easier for us to stay with the known and familiar, yet if we refuse to confront what lies beyond the threshold we can remain in a stagnant condition. What is on the other side of the threshold may be actively enticing you into a new experience, a lesson that will develop your skills. Beech can signify the death or end of something, but also stand for the changes that rise through realisation. Since its gift is the revelation of experience, Beech suggest you should cross the threshold that is challenging you, gain experience from the unknown, seek revelation and increase your knowledge. by John Matthews & Will Worthington
THE CELTIC TREE ORACLE by Liz and Colin Murray
As the wisdom and beauty of the past and tastes and ideas change or are discarded, the thirst for knowledge of the questioning spirit will always continue. You will often need to turn to the past and its works in order to rediscover lost wisdom and to find a firm basis on which to construct further ideas and interpretations.
Abilities: Protecting and nurturing. Old writings and knowledge. Rediscovering old wisdom. Wishes. Letting go of fixed ideas. Understanding, sustenance
The Beech Tree
Traditionally the beech is called the 'Queen of Mother of the Woods', sharing place of honour with the kingly oak. As such the beech is considered to be protective and nurturing, giving shade with its canopy and food that can beaten in its raw state. It was said that no harm could befall a lost traveller who sought shelter under the branches of a beech, considered to be one of the few truly holy trees in the wood. Prayers uttered under a beech go straight to heaven. Slivers of beech wood and leaves were once carried as talismans to bring good luck and increase creative energy.
The beech also has strong association with knowledge and wisdom, writing and transmission of lore. Thin leaves of beech wood are said to have been bound together to form the first book. The associations of serpent with the beech's serpentine root systems gave rise to the notion of the wise serpent giving knowledge to those who ask for it.
Beech indicates guidance from the past to gain insight which protects and provides a solid base upon which all relies.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” ― Joseph Campbell