The Flower of Life is most likely something that you have seen before. It is a common symbol of many spiritual and religious teachings around the world. The Flower of Life has been found all over the world in many different religions. It is one of the oldest sacred symbols known to man. It is a geometrical shape that is made up of multiple overlapping circles of the same size. There is a huge amount of information and knowledge that can be gained from understanding the Flower of Life. It is considered to be sacred geometry that contains ancient religious value and to sum it up it depicts the fundamental forms of space and time, but there is a lot more to know. Let this be an introduction to The Flower of Life.
|Temple of Osiris in Abydos, Egypt|
|The Forbidden City, in Beijing, China|
The oldest depiction of the flower of life known to man is at The Temple of Osiris in Abydos, Egypt. The symbol here is not etched or carved into the granite rock, it appears to be burned into the rock. Many other depictions can be found within many ancient structures in many different countries including: Israel, Turkey, Ireland and many more. A rather interesting depiction of the flower of life is found in The Forbidden City, in Beijing, China. The Flower of Life is found in a spherical form underneath the paw of the “Fu-Dog,” or more accurately known as the “Guardian Lion.” This palace was home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Fu-Dogs were a symbol of protection to the buildings and their inhabitants and also, they were considered to be the guardians of knowledge. Which is interesting when you consider the spherical Flower of Life symbol that is found under the dog’s paws. The dogs are literally guarding the knowledge.
What is “Sacred Geometry?”
Because of this Leonardo DaVinci was very interested in the Flower of Life and studied its form and mathematical properties. He was also interested in how the Flower of Life connected to physical reality as well as consciousness. Leonardo drew the Flower of Life itself, as well as the Seed of Life. Leonardo was known for using the Golden Ratio of Phi in his artwork, this is also known as the Fibonacci Spiral. Which is derived from the Flower of Life pattern.
I am sure many of you have heard of The Fibonacci Spiral before, the Fibonacci Spiral is the series of numbers 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34… each number is comprised by adding together the previous 2 numbers. This is important because the spiral that this mathematical equation makes can be found in all living things including human beings, plants, animals and even our galaxy, The Milky Way.