Flower of Life Geometric Symbol
This symbol called the “Flower of Life” or “life’s flower” consists of 19 overlapping and interconnected circles. It always consists of 19 circles – no more and no less.
The mystical mathematical symbol can be found in almost all major religions in the entire world. The Flower of Life is said to be over 6,000 years old and is composed of several concentric, equal, overlapping circles.
It is said to contain vital information on the secrets of the universe and all living things. The earliest record of this symbol was said to be found on the alabaster steps that were once parts of the palace of King Ashurbanipal and has been dated to 645 BC.
Many spiritual and mystical geometric figures have been drawn from the pattern of the Flower of Life. The sacred Tree of Life in Kabbalah teachings, for instance, may be taken from the concentric patterns within the Flower of Life.
Leonardo da Vinci, himself, was able to derive platonic solids and the golden ratio of phi from the Flower of Life. It is believed that there is a secret symbol embedded within the Flower of Life.
This symbol is said to hold the most important and most sacred patterns of the universe and is the harbinger of all life and existence—from molecules and atoms to planets and galaxies.
Several other sacred geometry symbols that can be taken from the Flower of Life are the Tube Torus, the Egg of Life, the Tripod of Life and the Vesica Pisces, among others.
The Flower of Life originates in one circle and all other circles are built up around that. That means you begin by drawing one circle and then continue drawing all the other circles around it.
This symbol of the Flower of Life belongs to Sacred Geometry which believes that all life is
part of a divine, geometric plan. All structures known to us are following this plan. Evidently, the Flower of Life is a very important geometric symbol.
Many see in the Flower of Life a symbol that represents or depicts the cycle of creation. This symbol shows that all life and consciousness arises from one source (this being the first circle).
The next 6 circles are identical with the cell division process. Therefore, the Flower of Life is seen as a model of God’s Creation. The name “Flower of Life” stems not from a flower imagery but from the cycle of a fruit tree.
When observing this cycle we can see that the tree grows flower buds and these eventually transform into fruit (pear, cherry and so on). The fruit carries the seed within and when the fruit falls on the ground these seeds eventually create new trees.
This is the cycle which turns from tree to flower to fruit and tree again. It’s fantastic and reveals the miracle of life.
The Flower of Life’s harmonic circular structure seems to magically attract us. As if this ornament is constantly changing, if you look closely, many different forms and patterns become visible.
This is what it felt like for me when I started to study the Flower of Life. I observed the symbol and detected so many different things. If you then start using colors and paint the Flower of Life you will discover so much more.
Ancient Symbols / ABC Flash Point News 2022.