Sacred Geometry:
Flower of Life

Introduction

Sacred geometry may be understood as a worldview of pattern recognition, a complex system of hallowed attribution and signification that may subsume religious and cultural values to the fundamental structures and relationships of such complexes as space, time and form. According to this discipline, the basic patterns of existence are perceived as sacred: for by contemplating and communing with them one is thereby contemplating the Mysterium Magnum, the patterning relationships of the Great Design. By studying the nature of these patterns, forms and relationships and their manifold intra- and interconnectivity one may gain insight into the scientific, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic and mystical continuum. That is, the laws and lore of the Universe.

The term sacred geometry is also used for geometry which is employed in the design of sacred architecture and sacred art. The underlying belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportionality discoverable from geometry also gird music, light, cosmology, and other observable and sensate features of the Universe. This value system has been held throughout the World from time immemorial to prehistory, a cultural universal endemic to the Human Condition. Sacred geometry is the foundation of the design, architecture, fabrication and construction of sacred structures such as temples, mosques, megaliths, monuments and churches; sacred space such as altars, temenos and tabernacles; places of congregation such as sacred groves, village greens and holy wells and the creation of religious art, iconography and divine proportionality. Sacred geometry, art, iconography and architecture need not be monolithic and enduring, but may be temporary and yielding, such as visualization and non-permanent sand-painting and medicine wheels

The "Flower of Life" can be found in all major religions of the world.
It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the "Great Void". Everything is made from the Creator's thought.  After the creation of the Seed of Life the same vortex's motion was continued, creating the next structure known as the Egg of Life.  This structure forms the basis for music, as the distances between the spheres is identical to the distances between the tones and the half tones in music. It is also identical to the cellular structure of the third embryonic division (The first cell divides into two cells, then to four cells then to eight). Thus this same structure as it is further developed, creates the human body and all of the energy systems including the ones used to create the Merkaba. If we continue creating more and more spheres we will end up with the structure called the Flower of Life.

 

The Flower of Life (left) and the Seed of Life (right).

The flower of life holds a secret symbol created by drawing 13 circles out of the Flower of Life. By doing this, one can discover the most important and sacred pattern in the universe. This is the source of all that exists; it's called the Fruit of Life. It contains 13 informational systems. Each one explains another aspect of reality. Thus these systems are able to give us access to everything ranging from the human body to the galaxies. In the first system, for example, it's possible to create any molecular structure and any living cellular structure that exists in the universe. In short every living creature.

The most common form of the "Flower of Life" is hexagonal pattern (where the center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter), made up of 19 complete circles and 36 partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle.

The "Seed of Life" is formed from seven circles being placed with sixfold symmetry, forming a pattern of circles and lenses, which acts as a basic component of the Flower of Life's design.

The Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt contains the oldest to date example. it is carved in granite and may possibly represent the Eye of Ra a symbol of the authority of the pharaoh. Other examples can be found in Phoenician, Assyrian, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and medieval art.


Flower of Life - Turkey


Flower of Life - Amistar, India

  

Flower of Life - Amistar, India (close up)

       

Leonardo da Vinci has studied the Flower of Life's form and its mathematical properties. He has drawn the Flower of Life itself, as well as components therein, such as the Seed of Life. He has drawn geometric figures representing shapes such as the platonic solids, a sphere, a lotus, etc., and has also used the golden ratio of phi in his artwork; all of which may be derived from the Flower of Life design.

  

Flower of life made of intersecting spheres instead of circles.

Crop Circle showing a variation of the Flower of Life
Photo Credit: Lucy Pringle

Where Math, Geometry and Spirituality meets
The flower of life shape contains a secret shape known as the fruit of life that consists of 13 spheres that hold many mathematical and geometrical laws. These laws represent the whole universe. Giving the flower of life to someone is like giving them the whole universe in one jewel.  The Flower of Life can be found in all major religions of the world. In Egypt, the source of all the monotheistic religions, the "Flower of Life", can be found in the ancient Temple of Abydos. In Israel, it can be found in ancient synagogues in the Galilee and in Mesada.  People reported physical and psychological changes after wearing this pendant - faster heart beats, prophetic dreams, breaking of illusions, seeing the reality as it is and becoming free from long time fears.  The flower of life is one of the strongest sacred geometric shapes!
 

An Excellent Tool for Healing:  Flower of life pendant - gold

The whole universe in one jewel!  The Flower of life pendant is excellent for healing and helps in connecting to the higher self.

Sacred Geometry Jewelry

 

Sacred Geometry - Flower of Life

By Andrew Monkman

I believe the complete ancient flower of life is an inter-dimensional tool, a portal, a stargate, a window into what some call the inter space plains. The original flower of life (found on several pillars within "the Osireion" at abydos in Egypt) is incomplete, because it is only the first layer of three (pic1+2).

1. Flower of Life carved on a temple wall


2. The Flower of Life set in stone
at the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt.

The complete flower has the other two layers added, making it three dimensional (pic3). If you relax (sit three feet away from the screen) and let the flower slowly draw your eyes out of focus, the flower will open. Try and not focus on any one point, blankly stare, take the flower in as a whole. You may get a headache and itchy eyes, this will quickly disappear. We do not see with our eyes, we see through our eyes. Let your mind focus, don't fight it.

3. Flower of life with two layers added.

What appears is a reptilian entity. This creature is very frightening and fierce looking, but i can assure you it can do you no harm. I know this sounds mad, but it is true and very real.   After you get used to interacting with the reptilian, you can move on to the next entity. To interact with the second being you must rotate the flower by 30 degrees and repeat the steps.

 
Flower of Life - Beijing, China

The second being is the Chinese dragon ( the fu dog). This creature is even more frightening than the first, so be prepared. Again, this creature cannot harm you in anyway. Somehow these entities are in suspended animation. They are real but they do not and cannot move. I know within freemasonry, they call the first entity "the khaibit man". You need to have been initiated into the 10th degree to be aware of the khaibit man. As part of the initiation into the 10th degree, the khaibit man is conjured up in front of you.   I am not a Freemason, but my father has been a Freemason for over 40 years.  He has been through the 10th degree. When I made this discovery and drew the complete flower, I was living in Edinburgh. I phoned my father who was living at home in Kirkwall on the Orkney isles.  When I told my father what I had seen, he could not believe what I was saying.  He told me that the only way I could know what I was telling him was if I had been through the 10th degree.   Obviously I'm not a mason and hadn't been through the 10th, so from that day on my father has told me everything he knows about freemasonry. He also told me that his granny (my great granny Fox) told him when he was 16 years old, that someday one of his children would discover something that would affect the whole world. He is now convinced that the complete flower is this discovery.

You may know that the complete flower contains the kabbalah`s tree of life, the fruit, the egg and the seed of life (pic. 4 & 5).

4. The Kabbalah Tree of Life derived from the Flower of Life.


5. The Kabbalah Tree of Life derived from the Flower of Life.

 

The complete flower also contains the three dimensional metatron cube (pic6), which holds all the Platonic solids (pic7). Not just the building blocks of life, but the building blocks of creation itself.

6. Metatron Cube

7. Platonic Solids

I found this symbol on a knights templar tombstone (pic. 9),  found within the
St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney (pic. 8).

8. St Magnus cathedral in Kirkwall

9. Knights Templar tombstone from St Magnus cathedral in Kirkwall


I believe this symbol is a representation of the egg of life (pic.10),which is the second rotation of the first layer of the complete flower of life (pic. 11).

     

10. The egg of life (left)
11. The second rotation of the first layer of the complete flower of life (right)

I was born and bred and now live back in Kirkwall.  At no time did I ever get taught at school, that there were any Knights Templar who came from or to Orkney.

For whatever reason,  the computer generated flower (pic. 12) does contain all Freemasonry's sacred symbols.

12. The origin of the G of Freemasonry

I believe that all the most ancient alphabets originate from the complete flower of life.

2 images above: the 'elder futhark' runes alphabet overlaid onto the cfol.
 

2 images above: the ancient Phoenician alphabet overlaid onto the cfol.
 

Several magic and alchemical symbols which are found within the flower.



The complete flower of life does have another use. If you overlay a map (after getting the correct scale) with the complete flower of life, all sacred sites, standing stones etc, will sit at the centre of six points. This picture gives you idea how the grid looks (pic.14).

14. If you overlay a map (after getting the correct scale) with the complete flower of life, all sacred sites, standing stones etc, will sit at the centre of six points.

 

Update - June 2011

Stonehenge and the worlds natural energy grid...

The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, which symbolizes the complete flower of life, the hexagonal geometric pattern on which the earths natural energy grid is based (see 3 images below):

   

The World Grid: The invisible made visible...

A portion of the world grid, which invisibly encircles the planet. The grid is based on 'the complete flower of life' and the hexagon/hexagram. The diameter of the first circle was calculated by drawing a line from Orkney to Stonehenge (coincidently the line happens to pass through Rosslyn chapel which is exactly in the middle, this could be the real 'rose line'). All of Europe's ancient sites (stone circles symbolizing the flower) can be found lying on one of these lines. The grid also links all of these ancient sites together. Many of the oldest sacred sites lie at the centre of six points.

Dance of the Planets

Orbits of Venus and the Earth are yet another example of sacred geometry.

This image shows the proportions of the orbit of the Earth and Venus (if the diameter  the Earth's orbit is equal to diagonal of a square, the orbit of Venus would fit inside such square as shown on the drawing.

The image below has been made by hand with help of computer software for drafting. First, let's draw a square and two circles so one fits inside a square and the other outside the square. Strangely this represents accurately proportions of the orbits of Venus and Earth.   Second, let's draw equally spaced points on each circle representing number of days per orbit (365 points for the orbit of the Earth and 225 points for the orbit of Venus). Next, let's connected lines between orbital positions of each planet for each day - picking for the starting point a day when both planets are closest to each other. After repeating this process for 8 orbits of the Earth the lines form this amazing image:

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This image (to scale) shows dance of Venus and Earth - each of the fine lines connects both planets over time
 required to complete 8 orbits by Earth (and 13 orbits by Venus). Orbit of Earth is cropped out.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is one of the most familiar of the Sacred Geometry Symbols. The structure of the Tree of Life is connected to the sacred teachings of the Jewish Kabbalah but can be seen in other traditions such as the ancient Egyptian.   The Tree of Life is explained in Sefer Yetzira ("Book of Creation"). The book explained the creation as a process involving the 10 divine numbers (sefirot) of God the Creator and the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The 10 sefirot together with the 22 letters constitute the "32 paths of secret wisdom".  The Tree of Life is used as a sign of unity and love.

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