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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Eternal Flower of Life

Okay so just to clear things up, I'm going to go into the specifics of the flower of life and explain how it is formed. 

The Flower of Life was not created. It just is. It is mathematics; math wasn't created; it just is so.

Plato referred to the Flower of Life as the "eternal archetype." To take a direct quote from his Timaeus,

"First, I must distinguish between that which always is and never becomes and which is apprehended by reason and reflection, and that which always becomes and never is and is conceived by opinion with the help of sense. All that becomes and is created is the work of a cause, and that is fair which the artificer makes after an eternal pattern, but whatever is fashioned after a created pattern is not fair. Is the world created or uncreated?--that is the first question. Created, I reply, being visible and tangible and having a body, and therefore sensible; and if sensible, then created; and if created, made by a cause, and the cause is the ineffable father of all things, who had before him an eternal archetype. For to imagine that the archetype was created would be blasphemy, seeing that the world is the noblest of creations, and God is the best of causes. And the world being thus created according to the eternal pattern is the copy of something; and we may assume that words are akin to the matter of which they speak. What is spoken of the unchanging or intelligible must be certain and true; but what is spoken of the created image can only be probable; being is to becoming what truth is to belief. And amid the variety of opinions which have arisen about God and the nature of the world we must be content to take probability for our rule, considering that I, who am the speaker, and you, who are the judges, are only men; to probability we may attain but no further."
*I will dedicate an entire post to Plato along with interpretations*

Below, you will find how the flower of life is formed, and begin to understand its significance and eternal qualities. 
*If you would like to draw it yourself, check out this link.*

The Circle:
We know that the universe is infinitely expanding, and most scientists agree that it is flat. The circle is infinite, having no beginning and no end. In order to measure it, we must use π (pi; 3.14...), which is an irrational number that never ends or repeats. Pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter.

The Vesica Piscis:
 Two circles with the same radius, intersecting so that
the center of one circle lies on the circumference of the other. 
Turning the vesica piscis on it's side, we see a familiar shape: the eye.
Mathematically, measuring the vesica piscis also involves infinite numbers. The ratio of its width to its height will always be \sqrt{3}.  (click here to see the first 100,000 places of the square root of three)

The Trinity:
This is formed by intersecting three circles with one another, which also creates three vesica piscis. The trinity is symbolic as the Holy Trinity, consisting of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. I like to interpret it as the trinity of mind, body, and spirit.

Ichthys: The Greek word for "fish"
Also, here is the "Jesus Fish" symbol used
in the Christian faith 


The Flower of Life:
7 overlapping circles
And the flower of life is complete! 
Although, you could continue to make circles infinitely in any direction:
Note that this image is within a larger vesica piscis,
and you will really begin to see its holographic nature
(every part contains the whole,
no matter how much you zoom in or zoom out) 
This is a one-dimensional image of the Tube Torus,
 which is the basis for the study of vortex forms in physics. 
Vortices will be important later on. 
The Tube Torus is formed by duplicating all the lines in the seed of life.

Here is a 3-dimensional depiction:


61 circles to 13 circles

(For more information, click here.)

Formed by drawing lines from the center of every circle 
to the center of every other circle in the Fruit of Life.

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