Axis Mundi

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The term axis mundi derives from the Latin words "axis" and "mundi" or world, together meaning "pivot point, or line, connecting the earth and the sky/heavens."

The human form can function as a world axis. Some of the more abstract Tree of Life representations, such as the Sefirot in Kabbalism and … (read more)

The term axis mundi derives from the Latin words "axis" and "mundi" or world, together meaning "pivot point, or line, connecting the earth and the sky/heavens."

The human form can function as a world axis. Some of the more abstract Tree of Life representations, such as the Sefirot in Kabbalism and in the Chakra system, merge with the concept of the human body as a pillar between heaven and earth. Disciplines such as Yoga and Tai Chi begin from the premise of the human body as axis mundi. Astrology in all its forms assumes a connection between human health and affairs and the orientation of these with celestial bodies. World religions regard the body itself as a temple and prayer as a column uniting earth to heaven.


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