Sacred Geometry: Seed of Life
You may wonder what the difference is between the Seed of Life and the Flower of Life.
This is what I propose to you to see today in this new article.
What is the Seed of Life?
The "Seed of Life" is made up of seven circles arranged in sixfold symmetry, forming a pattern of circles and lenses, which are a basic component of the Flower of Life design.
The first day is supposed to be the creation of the sphere, the second day the creation of the vesica piscis, the third day the creation of the "tripod of life", followed by an additional sphere on each subsequent day until all seven spheres build the "seed of life"
At the origin: the circle
We often tend to forget this, but originally the circle was.
The circle is the symbol of the universe, the symbol of the great Whole. Empty, it represents the inanimate universe, the chaos
This empty circle can mean the end of a cycle as well as the beginning of another one. The world has not yet been created, consciousness has not yet awakened, all the possibilities are there and are waiting to be put into action. It is free energy that is not yet polarized. The empty circle is like a cell without a nucleus.
Thissymbol of the empty circle is very powerful. It is the ultimate goal of the spiritual quest of the philosopher and the yogi; to reach or to taste emptiness (the state of what is empty) is to pass to the other side of the mirror.
Empty and full at the same time, beginning and end of a manifestation.
In Hindu and Buddhist Tantrism, its symbolism represents the evolution and involution of the universe in relation to a central point
The Vesica Piscis
The term Vesica Piscis, or Mandorla, is a Latin term that literally means fish bladder. It determines the figure of sacred geometry that appears at the intersection of two equal circles passing through the center of each.
It is said that even before the Christian era, this symbol already carried the meaning of "vulva" or "womb". The mother goddess was often depicted with a bountiful chest and buttocks, with a visible vulva.
This is also what the Vesica Piscis represents, which the Christians later adopted as their symbol, turning it 90°, long before the Calvary became their major symbol.
The early Christians of the Roman Empire had to protect themselves by keeping their meeting places secret. To indicate the location of their next meeting, they developed the symbol of the Vesica Piscis, to which they added a tail (a fish) so that they could draw it on the walls with chalk and then erase it.
This almond-shaped figure is often used in Romanesque or Gothic architecture.
At the intersection of the two circles of the mandorla is installed a person. It thus indicates the person through whom one must pass to travel the path between the two circles, the two hemispheres or the two worlds, one earthly and the other heavenly. The placement of Christ in a mandorla on the tympanum of the church door reveals the symbolism of the passage from the outside of the church to the inside of the church and thus prefigures the passage of the living from the earthly world to the heavenly world. The mandorla is then used each time to express a passage or a door .
Its proportions are at golden number.
The symbol of the Vesica Piscis evokes the first mitosis of the original cosmic cell, symbolized by the circle with its central point. It is therefore the division of unity that creates duality. This duality is found in the Yin Yang for example.
The Triquetra or Tripod of Life
After the Vesica Piscis comes the Triquetra which is a pattern formed by three Vesica Pisces.
If, like me, you were addicted to the Charmed series in the late 1990s, you will recognize this symbol!
In the Charmed series, the Charmed sisters possess a powerful and coveted book of witchcraft, the Book of Shadows, which has been passed down for generations. The book contains formulas, potions, and information about their enemies, mostly demons.
The book was created in such a way that it could protect itself by moving if any demon tried to take it.
The symbol of the Halliwell family adorns the cover of the book, the triquetra, symbol of the Power of Three.
The triquetra was used as a sacred symbol in a number of pagan religions, including Celtic and Germanic paganism, before antiquity. In the neo-pagan religion of Wicca, the triquetra symbolizes the Triple Goddesses of the Moon; and also its three kingdoms of Earth, Sky and Sea. In the Christian religion, the Tripod of Life has been used to symbolize the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Trinity.
Symbolism of the number 7
Sacred geometry examines the repeating patterns in the universe as evidence of the building blocks of existence. Thus, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at the number 7, which appears in important ways in our world and culture.
- Colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
- The 7 chakras or energy fields of our body: Muladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna and Sahasrara.
- The creation of the world in seven days as said in the Book of Genesis.
- Moreover the number of days in a week is a highly symbolic number for Jews and Christians, six days during which God / Elohim shaped the world (Creation), to which is added a day of abstention and rest, called Shabbat in Genesis.
- The New Testament: It is said that the number 7 is the sum of the Holy Trinity and the four corners of the world.
- The book of Revelation also includes the number 7 several times, as a reference to seven letters to seven churches, seven spirits before the throne of God, seven golden candlesticks, seven stars in the right hand of Christ, seven seals of God's judgment and seven angels with seven trumpets.
- Hinduism: There are seven upper worlds and seven lower worlds.
- Islam: The Koran mentions seven heavens. And in Mecca, Muslims go around the Kaaba seven times.
- In Buddhism, there are seven steps to enlightenment: mindfulness, inquiry, effort, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity.
The Message of the Seed of Life
In essence, the Seed of Life symbol, with its seven interconnected circles, symbolizes the interconnectedness of life on Earth and universal existence. It also symbolizes that all life originates from a single source in a divine plan
Where to buy a Seed of Life ?
We offer you two beautiful Seed of Life pendants to make this wonderful symbol shine in and around you.
Wearing the Seed of Life pendant allows us to see the other as another self, because the vibratory level of this line is very high. This symbol is recommended to promote a spiritual connection, to restoreinner harmony, to erase the suffering of the heart and find peace.
How to draw a Seed of Life?
Discovering the Flower of Life
We have dedicated several blog posts to the Fleur de Vie on the blog. You will find the links at the bottom of this article.
Our Flower of Life collection
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