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Tree of life.

Trees are our greatest teachers. In fact, virtually every culture on every continent has treasured the tree as the centerpiece of its mythology--from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden to the Bodhi Tree of the Buddha; the Dreaming Tree of the Aborigines to the Native American Sioux's belief that the first man on Earth was a tree that learned to walk.

People from all over the globe recognize the ideal of the tree, that the tree shows us how to live, how to balance giving and receiving. Trees draw minerals and water from the earth. With the help of sunlight, they produce oxygen, the substance that gives us life.

A Wish Can Change Your Life, a book I wrote with Steve Weinstein, uses myths, stories, meditations, and practical advice to teach readers how to employ the wisdom of the trees to make any dream come true. The book, which is based on my workshop on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, will be published by Simon & Schuster in October.

Together with AMERICAN FORESTS, Steve and I have created a unique program called "The Tree of Life Grove" { Those who read the book or attend the workshops can donate money to plant trees in a special area of the Tahoe National Forest. To date, nearly 3,000 trees have been planted in the young grove. To purchase a copy of the book, visit your local bookstore or go to

Our partnership with AMERICAN FORESTS has made it possible for readers to feel part of a larger community, a community of people who are not only spiritually conscious but also environmentally aware."
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Title Annotation:tree planting partnership; Clippings
Author:Sasson, Gahl
Publication:American Forests
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 22, 2003
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