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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Flower of Life

Here are two recent drawings using colored pencil and black paper…and of course my beloved compass.

I have always been intrigued by sacred geometry, and lately I have been enjoying creating Flower of Life mandalas. Drawing this sacred symbol in various ways can fill a lifetime and each time I finish one, I feel more energized and connected to source. The flower of life is a name given to a sacred geometrical figure consisting of evenly spaced over lapping circles. that are arranged so that they form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry like a hexagon. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. The Flower of Life contains perfect form, proportion and harmony and is said to contain the patterns of the creation of the Universe. This pattern is thousands of years old and found in many of the world religions.

The Flower of Life symbol shown of the right is an ancient carving set in stone 
at the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt.

There are many spiritual beliefs associated with the Flower of Life. Depictions of the five Platonic solids (templates from which all life enfolds) are found within the symbol of Metatron's Cube, which may be derived from the Flower of Life pattern.

Studies of the Flower of Life were found in Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks.

If you are as interested as I am in the Flower of Life, here are three Youtubes you might like to check out.

Peace and love to everyone, everywhere, Rosie