The Flower of Life in its simplest form also called Sixth day of Genesis because it is obtained by the rotation of six circles or spheres. Corresponding each to a day of Creation, it represents the internal structure of Creation and its completion. It is a very ancient symbol that has been found all over the world and in every culture. Among the ancient Celts it was interpreted as a moving symbol and therefore represented the vivifying and generating power of the Sun, the star would transmit its healing and protective power to the sign. He would favor a birth and a fortunate life, so it does not seem a coincidence, therefore, that this symbol is found very frequently in places in need of protection and defense, such as the locks and cradles of newborns.
The fact of being referred to as number 6 which symbolizes Creation, unites it to the Wheel of Life with six rays, which symbolizes the alternation of seasons and human events, and to the Hexagram which, like the Flower of Life, can be inscribed inside of a perfectly hexagonal structure. The Flower of Life in jewish kabbalah is considerable importance because it is recognized in its structure a perfect mathematics, with the presence of the golden number that is esoterically considered sacred, since in nature it is present in many forms in the visible matter.
The ancient architects have cleverly inserted it in every structure they built, Renaissance painters made it a model of perfection in the scenes represented with proportions, precisely gold. The flower of life was considered by the symbolists, by the first initiates and by the mystery schools as a starting point for the construction of the Platonic solids, according to a mechanism that allows to pass from the two-dimensionality to the three-dimensionality.
The Flower of Life hides among its petals the Fruit of Life, a figure of great importance as it represents the basis of what is known as the Metatron Cube. This solid in turn contains 4 of the 5 Platonic Solids: cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron. Platonic solids are characterized by the same measurements of sides, surfaces and angles. They are solids inscribable in a sphere and all of them contain a tetrahedral star at their whole, which can be seen as a Hexagram which is expressed in a three-dimensional form.
All this was an integral part of the initiatory knowledge of the priestly class, particularly the Sumerian and Egyptian class, and later Templar, who saw in these solids the shape of the elements:
Tetrahedron = fire
Cube = earth
Octahedron = air
Icosahedron = water
Dodecahedron = the overcoming of the four elements, the Quintessence.
This post was published on July 10, 2019 5:05 pm