It's not just a passing familiarity anymore. There's definitely a distinct connection between portals and the presence of places named after sycamores. The place Hastings found, the vacant house where Cooper replaced Dougie, and Glastonbury Grove among literal sycamores. Makes you wonder just how many portals there really are all over the world with a common name like that.
I dont know what the sycamore is suppose to represent but it's interesting that it comes back again and again.
I came upon this by accedent but the band the The Cactus Blossoms that played in the Road House in ep.3(?) have a song called "you have to change your way or die" that has the word Sycamore tree in the lyrics. The title is not a bad advice for dougie/cooper eather 🙂
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Sycamores have so much mythology/folklore attached to them. I tried looking for ties a while back, but there are just so many options.
Check out this Wikipedia page, just for a start: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_sycomorus
Hasting's portal - 4220 Sycamore, Buckhorn
Dougie/Cooper swapout - Sycamore in Rancho Rosa
Glastonbury Grove - "Under the Sycamore Trees"
Here are just a few samples of sycamore symbolism:
Its name actually means "fig" and it is often called the ghost tree. It is one of the tallest of the deciduous trees and its whitish bark stands out strong in the woods - especially at night when the moonlight is strong. Its thin twigs and branches look like arms outstretched, especially when they are bare of leaves.
Sycamore energies help prevent atrophy of higher abilities the individual has brought into this lifetime. It is a reminder to build on old gifts and to express them in new ways. The staff can open communication between the conscious and subconscious minds when used in meditation and magical practices. It strengthens the life force of the individual and opens the opportunities to receive "intuitive and spiritual gifts" from the universe.
The sycamore is also a sign that gifts, which are more mundane, are on the horizon. These gifts may come in the form of assistance, compliments, etc. It is important to receive them graciously, for if we do not receive the little things, the universe will not bring us the big things. It holds the knowledge of the
laws of abundance and how to utilize them to your greatest benefit. It also has the knowledge of hidden treasures of the Earth.
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That's strange - even for Cooper