Its not easy to complete this overview, as I always in position between - between Reality in its simplicity, and 'considered-common' human paths - "Aeleaeocarpus something" - or Vedic holy tree on a legionary language, with following attempts to get some point to "protect trees". Let's agree that I'll use both, preferring the first one.
Years ago one of the small private museums in Nakhon Si Thammarat (province of Thailand) - its listed here as 5-Th - became famous - its collection keeps few of the ancient priceless-alike statuettes of Nataraja, including the one which was stolen with big scandal before, to quietly sell later in other part of the country to people who far enough from that kind of news & gossips. Nataraja is a dancing aspect of Shiva, one of the most popular. Other forms of Shiva and his cult, which were used to worship, in this lands and other areas around the world for thousands of years were:
After some time we've met, learn and pray for that holy forms in same-as-ancestors places, trying more and more to enclose our experience with Tradition. It was Ganesh, who shows us trees of Cacao - His ancient black iron statue was excavated at the remains of the pre-Buddist temple in area we used to live. When during our Cacao-rescuing activity we found the trees of Rudraksha in "familiar" place, our family-team knew much more about this tree and its neighbors by paradise gardens, than its usually happens. Still, this fortunate meeting with Rudrakshas was-and-still ultimate Revelation in our inner - the Power of Shiva awakening in His purest, ancient, all-blessing and absolute energies, and this is the main master plan, coming to Life right now every moment - from Heavens through the Earth, and further down under by PatalaGanga. Om Om Om
Mild Triumphs after the Cacao farm's mission
During our continuous 17-Eco-travel to support the Cacao farm we planted the Cacao sprouts from pods, offering delicious choco-treats with people around, sharing the recipes and knowledge and modestly highlighting this activity on ours and partners resources. As we knew much later - some of all of that efforts eventually leads to the goal, and the trees of Cacao, which are growing under protection of Venus, really saved. At same time, from February-17, the Island of Rudraksha was discovered, and the great opportunity to care and protect the holy trees naturally became the priority of our Eco-affairs.
What is Rudraksha? Why its sacred for ones, and highly valuable for the others?
Rudraksha means the "Tears of Rudra". Tree of Rudraksha has divine origin in various ancient Vedic texts, and nowadays this divinity proved by the opposite source of information for religious people - by official medicine, presented by doctors and healers from all around the world.
"The greatness of Rudraksha couldn't be depicted even in millions of verses" - Rudra-Yamala Tantra.
Original source - learned by chapter 7 of "Chandra-Djnyana Agama" from big "Rudra-Yamala Tantra" - in conversation between Brihaspati - God of planet Jupiter with supreme God (Ananta Rudra). To bless all live beings and protect them from the evil of Tripura (3 cities of demons), Shambhu - the Supreme God - performs the absolute Yoga - He sit and stare at the walls of Tripura without blinking of His beautiful 3 eyes. After the years of that practice, the tears start to fall down from eyes of merciful God. By His blessing those tears became the Trees, giving the Rudrakshas. Since that time, being wearing and cared properly, Rudrakshas protects their owner from physical, mental, spiritual and all the other problems and diseases.
How many to wear - its advised to ask experienced men or read the texts with recommended numbers - people can wear from 1 to 1000 Rudrakshas.
Modern researches about the healing properties of Rudraksha - made by Global Research online, as well as few other orgs - full list of links added in the end of the post.
Rudraksha Trees in Island's micro-climates
In public areas and private developed lands most of the trees were already cut down before our research, and majority of them remains healthy in National Park's area ( Park occupying approx. half of the island, with few additional limitations). Trees growing in various island's areas with streams of cold water - open and underground. First discovered at South side, where the closest tree to the sea grows in about 1 km from coast-side. At the East trees lives all the way down to the sea with floating of river. At North - closest tree grows in 50 meters from the beach, while at the West no any tree was found. As we creating GEO-map with trees and pictures of their fruit-beads, the detailed information about area's climate, applied on exact tree location can be very useful.
Step-to-step plan to care & protect the trees
In our experience with Cacao we shared our activity with many people, looking first those who loves chocolate - we saw that most of people can just listen - its an achievement already!, some others - trying to buy cacao beans, no even one - offered us real help in project. So to reach our goals now with Rudrakshas this plan should be more precise and accurate. There are no any reasons to explain our purposes to others - as its can be discouraging story even for us ourselves. So the plan what we see we can follow is:
Useful Links about Rudraksha: