There is no country, no civilization where religion hasn’t left its visible and beautiful traces. It's Egyptian pyramids and sphinxes storing the former grandeur, Gothic cathedrals of Europe, Armenian monasteries and cross-stones, many kilometers of stunning Indian “images” of American deserts, dainty Chinese painting, amazing Japanese art of ikebana and the shapes of rock gardens and, finally, the significant part of world literature, music, dance, art. Plunging into sacred traditions and legends, strange rituals and customs, you can, together with the Radio Vem, penetrate the arches of the majestic temples, be in the ancient shrines of different nations and under the shadows of sacred trees, find out what religion they practice, what kind of life they live, how they perceive the world and themselves, what and how they
One important element of the picture of the world is present in the views of all nations who practiced Shamanism. This is the World Tree. It is something like the world axis, connecting the upper and lower spheres and preventing “the heaven from falling onto the earth.” The image of the World Tree exists in different religions, but in Shamanism it plays a special role.