Fototriss 196 – Portals

(Svenskspråkiga besökare är välkomna att kommentera på svenska! Ingen språkångest… 😉 )

Doors, portals, gateways… I’m afraid Helena will look in vain for curly portal decorations and hinges in my triss this week, but I have fodder for a slightly different interpretation.

A shoot out on the flats around here today brought a very handsome tree into focus, and trees have a bit of a history as portals to other dimensions, not least in folklore and mythology.

In the olden days, an old and twisted tree on the outskirts of a village might be said to hold the pains and and illnesses of villagers. By dint of the right ritual, one could presumably move one’s physical problems into the tree. The tree thus became a portal from the physical into the spritual, and offered a doorway through which one could metaphorically kick the demons causing all the trouble…

The tree is also a gateway to other dimensions in some shamanistic cosmologies. The symbolism of roots in the earth and branches stretching towards heaven is not particularily hard to grasp…

… though, of course, at this time of year, popular imagery tends to suggest that there is a rather different direction that a tree might take you, should you be unwary enough to let one get too close…

Happy Halloween, all!

More doors at


25 responses to “Fototriss 196 – Portals

  1. Åh, jag älskar din tolkning. Men de orden du skriver så är funderar man allt lite på vad de där träden kan dölja. Vackert fångat och en otroligt läcker triss som håller ihop. / Nettan

  2. Vilken underbar tolkning och så vackra träd du hittat! Den första bilden är vacker komposition på men det är ändå den sista som blir min favorit! Så härligt tolkat med sjukdomar och andra världar! Det gillar jag! ;:O))

    ha en skön vecka!

  3. Jättefint trissat! Och naturligt självklart klockrent i temat.
    Tack för kommentar på min sida. (Det gladde mig.)
    Ha de gott!

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