Really?? Nothing? This seems like it should be easy enough. What is the issue?
I tried adding this to my page.xml in the root block
<block type="catalog/navigation" name="catalog.sidenav" as="catalog_menu" template="catalog/navigation/left.phtml"/>
And then it just shows this:
Fatal error: Call to a member function getChildren() on a non-object in /mnt/local/home/dawnmattox/sensationalsinks.com/app/code/core/Mage/Catalog/Block/Navigation.php on line 83