Above and below are close up views of the ceiling of the Karanlik Kilise or (''Dark Church''), in Göreme, Turkey. This beautifully painted (11th century) fresco reveals what I believe to be World Tree imagery, in which the Tree of Life, and Tree of Knowledge, is encoded as a stylistic Amanita muscaria mushroom, the infamous red capped mushroom with white spots, the so called mushroom of immortality (R.Gordon Wasson: 1967) encoded with what I would argue is the Fleur de lis emblem, which represents an esoteric symbol of the World Tree.
For a comprehensive visual study on the subject of mushrooms and the Fleur de lis encoded together in religious art see...........
DECODING THE FLEUR DE LIS:
THE ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE FLEUR DE LIS SYMBOL
By Carl de Borhegyi copyright 2013
No publication, to my knowledge, either online or in print has ever presented visual evidence of the Old World Fleur de lis symbol encoded in pre-Columbian art as an esoteric symbol of divinity and rulership; linked to a trinity of gods associated with the planet Venus as a divine resurrection star, which is linked to a World Tree portal, or Tree of Life, and it's forbidden fruit, which I demonstrate is the Amanita muscaria mushroom, the so-called mystery plant in the Rig Veda known as Soma, the only plant known to have been deified in the history of human culture (Peter Furst, 1972:201).
Hidden In Plain Sight
BREAKING THE MUSHROOM CODE
By Carl de Borhegyi copyright 2012