The Flower of Life is the name of a geometrical figure composed of evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that form symmetrical flower-like patterns based on hexagonal fractals. Because this symbol depicts fundamental spacial forms, it appears in many ancient cultures. It is considered to be ‘sacred geometry’. The symbol, itself, is reputed to have power to influence space/time.
The most common rendition of the ‘Flower of Life’ consists of 19 complete circles enclosed by a large circle. Its six-sided pattern displays the centre of each circle on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter.
The oldest known representation of the flower of life is at the Temple of Osiris in Abydos, Egypt. At this ancient site, the symbol is all the more fascinating as it appears to have been burned into the granite by an ancient laser-like process.
Another ancient occurrence of this symbol is in China in 3-D form; it covers the orb under the paw of the ‘Fu-Dog’ (actually the Guardian Lion) at the entrance to the Forbidden City.
Leonardo DaVinci observed the profound mathematical significance of the ‘Flower of Life’ shape and applied it to his work.