The Flower of Life - And Steel Tongue Drum

Whether in its oldest known example, burned into the granite of the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt - circa 10,500 B.C. - or in a more contemporary setting adorning the steel of a KosmoskyDrum (see right), “The Flower of Life”, has a deep and rich history. From being of particular interest to Italian Renaissance polymath, Leonardo da Vinci.  To being found the world over, from China’s Forbidden City, to the ancient synagogues in the Galilee, Israel.

A geometric shape believed by some to be of sacred-geometry, the most common form of the Flower of Life is hexagonal pattern (where the center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter), made up of 19 complete circles and 36 partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle.  As can be seen decorating the top of the GUDA Drum featured in the video below...

The Flower of Life’s importance is gained primarily from the fact that within its form can be found almost all other geometric shapes considered sacred, from the Vesica Piscis, through to Metatron’s Cube.  Believed by some to depict the fundamental forms of all space and time.  With others going as far as to suggest that The Flower of Life is key to the opening of star-gates.

And with our third offering of another Flower of Life adorned steel tongue drum, this time made by SupernovaWorkshop (pictured above-right) - it should be clear that should sacred-geometry, and/or The Flower of Life hold particular interest, or beliefs, for you - you should find your preferences well catered-for - when searching for a musical vessel garnished with its likeness.

And should you like to learn more about the Flower of Life itself, you can of course find a wealth of information on the subject over at YouTube: HERE.

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