The attached collages were inspired by two classic sacred geometric symbols:
The Flower of Life:
What I enjoy so much about Metatron, in addition to its symmetry, harmony, and balance, is its ability to exude a commanding presence of strength and power alongside a gentle peace and soothing calm. When I look at this symbol, I am able to believe that all is completely right with the world!
The Flower of Life is considered a creation circle and the foundation for a variety of sacred geometrical shapes and patterns. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. (This mini cluster of circles is called the “Seed of Life”). The symbol is made up of 19 complete circles and 36 partial circular arcs, enclosed by a large circle.
It was harder to recreate this image than I expected! To keep all the circles within circles symmetrical was a challenge, for sure. My first attempt failed, but I was happy with the outcome of this one.
From tokenrock.com: “Metatron depicts the five platonic solids which may be derived from the Flower of Life. The five platonic solids are geometrical forms which are said to act as a template from which all life springs, according to spiritual belief. The Platonic solids are five structures that are crucial because they are the building blocks of organic life. These five structures are found in minerals, animated and organic life forms, sound, music, language, etc. Metatron’s cube is also considered a holy glyph, used to ward off evil spirits. The Kabbalah’s Tree of life is also thought to be derived from the flower of life.”
The size of these pieces is 20″ x 20″. Unfortunately, they are too large to scan (for a perfect image), so I apologize for the slightly distorted photographs!
2 thoughts on “Metatron’s Cube/Flower of Life”
Beautiful! Thanks for the information/explanation – the fact that the structures are found in so many entities in our world really adds to our appreciation. These are so beautiful.
so interesting that you continue to find new symbolic geometric forms. Have really enjoyed learning about them. Do any have direct associations with traditional alchemy? The forms often make me think of specific atomic structures, that is, the actual bonds of atoms making up various elements. (Just my free-association.)