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Sacred Geometry The Flower of Life

by Liliana Usvat

What is the meaning of the Flower of Life?
Said to be the basic template for everything in existence; all geometric forms can be found within it, including sacred geometry shapes like the Platonic Solids, Metatron's Cube, and the Merkaba. The Flower of Life symbolizes creation and reminds us of the unity of everything: we're all built from the same blueprint.

The Flowerr of Life

An overlapping circles grid is a geometric pattern of repeating, overlapping circles of an equal radius in two-dimensional space. Commonly, designs are based on circles centered on triangles (with the simple, two circle form named vesica piscis) or on the square lattice pattern of points.
Patterns of seven overlapping circles appear in historical artefacts from the 7th century BC onwards; they become a frequently used ornament in the Roman Empire period, and survive into medieval artistic traditions both in Islamic art (girih decorations) and in Gothic art.
Of special interest is the six petal rosette derived from the "seven overlapping circles" pattern, also known as "Sun of the Alps" from its frequent use in alpine folk art in the 17th and 18th century.

Near East
The oldest known occurrence of the "overlapping circles" pattern is dated to the 7th or 6th century BCE, found on the threshold of the palace of Assyrian king Aššur-bāni-apli in Dur Šarrukin (now in the Louvre).
The design becomes more widespread in the early centuries of the Common Era. One early example are five patterns of 19 overlapping circles drawn on the granite columns at the Temple of Osiris in Abydos, Egypt, and a further five on column opposite the building. They are drawn in red ochre and some are very faint and difficult to distinguish. The patterns are graffiti, and not found in natively Egyptian ornaments. They are mostly dated to the early centuries of the Christian Era although medieval or even modern (early 20th century) origin cannot be ruled out with certainty, as the drawings are not mentioned in the extensive listings of graffiti at the temple compiled by Margaret Murray in 1904.
Similar patterns were sometimes used in England as apotropaic marks to keep witches from entering buildings. Consecration crosses indicating points in churches anointed with holy water during a churches dedication also take the form of overlapping circles


The center lens of the 2-circle figure is called a Vesica piscis, from Euclid. Two circles are also called Villarceau circles as a plane intersection of a torus. The areas inside one circle and outside the other circle is called a lune.
The 3-circle figure resembles a depiction of borromean rings and is used in 3-set theory Venn diagrams. Its interior makes a unicursal path called a triquetra. The center of the 3-circle figure is called a reuleaux triangle.

Tree of Life

The Seed of Life is of particular relevance in Christianity as it symbolizes the seven days of creation with its seven overlapping circles. The Tree of Life can be found within the Flower of Life and is associated with the Tree of Life that is referenced in the Book of Genesis 2:9 in the Old Testament.

The Ancients knwe about the tree of life. See the picture of the Tree of Life that can be found at Metropolitam Museum New York

Assirian Collection

Egypt Tree of Life at Karnak Luxor

There are patterns in the flower of life that are connected with nature such as the Egg of life.

The Egg of Life is the name given to the second iteration in the process of construction of the Flower of Life. · There is a three dimensional structure contained 

It is made up of 7 circles cutting into each other and referred to as the geometrical framework for the whole of creation. The shape of this Egg succeeds the “Seed of Life.”

Every living creation changes in balance via this shape. The shape also has the whole realm of music. The spaces between cells cause the original music scale of a semitone and a tone.

Indeed, all conceivable musical scales, you including the ones, are embedded in the structure.

The Egg stands for balance, fertility, and health.

"Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur