Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sacred Geometry Shapes: Meaning and Significance

Symbols carved, etched and painted on rock faces, stone pillars, temples, scrolls and manuscripts are seen as man’s early attempts to document and convey the profound and the sacred to fellow clan members as well as future societies.

From simple organic shapes to complex patterns including the ever present spiral, these markings were carved or painted by the people living off the land and belonging to different cultures spanning thousands of years.

In most cases, it is difficult to decipher the exact meaning of many of these ancient symbols, but some have been deciphered.

One symbol in particular is the Flower of life. Considered one of the oldest symbols, the Flower of Life can be found around the world.

The Flower of Life

This shape, called the Flower or Life, contains within it a secret shape, called the fruit of life. It has 13 spheres which hold within them several geometrical and mathematical principles that, according to some, represent the universe. So, gifting one the flower of life is gifting them a dynamic symbol representing the order of the cosmos, in a piece of art. It contains the patterns concerning Creation as it came out of the “Great Void.”

The Flower of Life is common to all major world religions. For example, in ancient Egypt, it can be seen in the ancient Temple of Abydos. In Israel, you can see it in the Galilee and Mesada’s ancient synagogues. The circle theme can be seen in Celtic design and medieval cathedral. This matrix of concentric circles is also found in China, Japan, India, throughout Europe and in North Africa, and is even found in both North and South America.

After wearing the flower of life, some people report that they experience both physical and psychological differences. They experience galloping heart beats, breaking free from old fears, seeing predictive dreams, etc. It is known to be the strongest of all sacred geometry shapes.

To date, the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt, has the oldest Flower of Life design. It is carved out of granite and perhaps represents the Eye of Ra, an authoritarian symbol of the days of the Pharaoh. Other examples of the Flower of Life can be seen in Assyrian, Phoenician, Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern architecture and medieval art.

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