Category Archives: Dictionary of the Tree

More about the Dictionary, and a new review!

  I’m just beginning to breathe again after the wonderful madness that was this weekend. One thing I’ve managed to do is gather together all the existing entries for the Dictionary of the Tree in one place, in the right … Continue reading

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Y is for Year of Fire

YEAR OF FIRE: an eschatological period referred to in the religious scripture of both East and West and roughly equivalent to the so-called ‘End Times.’ This is the moment all Grafting prophecy has been leading up to, the time apparently … Continue reading

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W is for Well, West Chasm, White-neck and Wind…

Well of Worlds : an area along the southern Fringes of the Eastern Canopy where the Storm clouds are thin. According to reports it is possible to see another canopy beneath the clouds, leading to the ‘many canopies’ theory of … Continue reading

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…But most of all Tree of Being!

TREE OF BEING: According to the Eastern Doctrine, the Tree of Being is a representation of the universe, containing and connecting all things. The physical world of space and time is “folded up” inside this construct somehow. It is unclear … Continue reading

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T is for Tree-rifts, Tree-gall and other Tree-ful things…

  Tree-rift : natural chasm or opening in the World Tree. Tree-cat: a medium-sized feral feline found in the Central and North Canopies. Tree-ether: a gas naturally occurring in pockets in the World Tree, tapped and harvested for use in … Continue reading

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…Not to speak of the Storm!

STORM: cloud-cover wrapped about the base of the Tree. The Storm is a repository for legendary horrors, and a final border beyond which present-day Argosians do not dare to go. As well as demons and the souls of the damned, … Continue reading

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As well as Seemings, Shantis, shillees, Som, and Several other things…

Seeming: illusion called into being by a Grafter which acquires reality if many people believe strongly enough in it. This is really a case of mass hypnosis, but can have physical effects. Seven Hypocrites of Mung: Mung was a city … Continue reading

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And also for Sap…

SAP: mystic energy which the Argosians claim is the will of their God and Nurians call the source of all life. Grafters are said to commune with it in the Tree of Being. Religious traditions of both the East and the … Continue reading

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S is for Saint

SAINT: A religious figure venerated by Argosians, the equivalent of a well-known Focal or Grafter in Nur. Saints are not always recognised in their time. Though they are occasionally venerated like Saint Loa, they are more often ignored, rejected or … Continue reading

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R is for Reading

READING: name given to the Grafter’s trance, in which the practitioner sees visions of the past or future, or enters the ‘world of the Sap’ and witnesses the Tree of Being and the Leaf Letters. It is also possible to contact … Continue reading

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