Written and Illustrated by Susan Dean
With trees as her muse, South Carolinian Susan Dean presents a spellbinding prose-and-poetry picture book. To the soulful and the contemplative, the poetry genre has long served as the perfect avenue for artistic and philosophical self-expression; a virtual refuge for the dreamer and the thinker. The Tree of the Child is a dazzling mix of poetry, prose, and spellbinding artwork; a masterfully crafted celebration of thoughts and imagery that salutes the mystery, beauty, and endless mystique of Creator and creation. Through the pages of this work, readers are introduced to some of life’s most inspiring truths, diversely expressed through her words and artwork. Brimming with wisdom, visual beauty, and inspiration, this work of art broadcasts the soulful voice of one of the most talented and contemplative minds in literature today.
Trees are the most giving form of life on earth. From the beginning of time trees have been sacred to people around the world. In the garden of the Spirit there are many sacred trees.
The Philosophical Tree
The Tree of God
The Tree of Enlightenment
The Cosmic Tree The Celestial Tree
The Tree of Life Perigata The Tree of Light
The Tree of Paradise Manahil The Tree of Eternity
The Inverted Tree The Tree of the Cross The Tree of Christ
The Tree of Oneness The Tree of Necessity The Tree at the Center
The Tree of Sacrifice Tooba Tane-Mahuta The Tree of the Soul
The Tree of Knowledge Yggdrasil Omahas The Tree of the Sephiroth
The Tree of the Great Peace Walleechu Zamange Omumborombonga
The Tree of Fertility The Mystery Tree The Flowering Tree The Bo Tree
The Jesse Tree The Tree of Charity The Cloud Tree The Alchemist Tree
Irminsid Skamba The Singing Tree The Blossom Tree Bonchevalier Tree
Man’g’ushaka Kalpaavriksha The Tree of Ascent The Tree of Realization
The Axile Tree The Tree of Ten Thousand Images The Tree of All Seeds
The Tree of the Watcher The Gem Tree The Gift Tree The Eden Tree
Ambala Nanahil The Ancient Tree The Wishing Tree Ganta
Padaythahin Teri-Ramula The Axile Tree
Mhowah Kachnula The Singing Tree
You might know one of these trees,
May have climbed in one
Rested beneath one
Studied under one
Slept in one
Or eaten from one.
They are holy trees
In the river of glad joy in the earth.
They weave a crown of awesome nature.
Knock on wood to the spirit within