Flower of Life
The Flower of Life (FOL) is an ancient geometrical figure made up of multiple overlapping circles that form a flower-like pattern. It is said to be over 6,000 years old, and is considered a symbol of profound spiritual significance, depicting the interconnectedness and intimate relationship of everything in the universe.
According to ancient tradition, the FOL is the matrix of creation. It holds the secrets to the nature of man and the universe. The symbol has been designed to generate and maintain wellness and wholeness through the transformation of energy and to help humans reach their higher potentials.
The FOL figure is found in many major religions, cultures and traditions all over the world: Israel (Masada), Egypt (Mt. Sinai and the Temple in Abydos), China (The Forbidden City), Japan (various temples), India (The Golden Temple, Hampi and Ajanta Temples), Turkey (ancient Roman sites), Italy (13th century Italian art), Middle East (Lebanon and in various Islamic mosques), as well as in Spain, Austria, Peru and Mexico. Many artists and philosophers have used the FOL in their work, particularly Leonardo da Vinci, the archetype of the Renaissance man. He has studied its form, components and mathematical properties.
Superimposed on and within the evenly-spaced design of the Flower of Life is another ancient symbol called the Seed of Life. The SOL figure has six “petals” which has been formed from seven overlapping circles. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, it represents the six days of creation, with the seventh day as the day of rest. The SOL is said to unlock the key to the primeval beginnings of the universe as well as all the potentials and possibilities that are waiting to be awakened within man and all creation.