The Ancient Secret of The Flower of Life (Volume I) by Drunvalo Melchizedek
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One Line Summary
The math of God revealed
One thing I’ve been continually talking about on my blog is how everything is ultimately One thing. Although even “thing” isn’t a great word because it implies a physical object. “Spirit” might be better.
This is ultimately impossible to really understand intellectually. But it turns out we can do a pretty good job of it.
In The Ancient Secret of The Flower of Life, Drunvalo seeks to lay the foundation for an ancient spiritual teaching: sacred geometry.
What is sacred geometry? It’s essentially the math of God.
Ancient cultures figured out long ago that all of nature abided by and grew out of certain geometric patterns. These patterns can be found at the smallest levels of physical existence as well at the largest.
One of the most famous of these patterns is called The Flower of Life, hence the title of this book. It looks like this:
When I first heard about sacred geometry, I was almost immediately interested. I have a minor in mathematics from college and really loved finding interesting ways that math connected us to everyday life. Drunvalo obviously felt the same.
If you want to understand spirituality in a left brain, logical sort of way, this book will go a long way.
Why it’s Awesome
Drunvalo explains that ancient civilizations were far more evolved than most people give them credit for. This whole social narrative of “modern man is the most intelligent of all, ancient cultures were primitive, dumb and superstitious” is essentially a joke.
Convenient that we, as the “modern man” would feel we were the most evolved.
One of the incredible ways we can see this is by studying sacred geometry. What’s amazing is that not only do many of the most “primitive” cultures show evidence of understanding sacred geometry, but it’s found in cultures all around the world in all different time periods.
This shows that sacred geometry is actually universal. It’s something that transcends traditional cultural boundaries and understanding.
The first half of this book is mostly Drunvalo sharing with us what he learned about the origin of sacred geometry and of our species. In the end, it ties together nicely with serious ramifications for us as a species.
I could not do justice explaining the insane amount of history Drunvalo explains in this book. But suffice to say, it’s NOT at all what we’ve been taught in mainstream culture.
I won’t say I buy all of his theories, but I will say this: the man has done his research (26 years worth :o) and is able to explain it very well.
Drunvalo essentially argues that human civilization did not start with the Summarians and Egyptians as it is currently believed. There are simply too many discrepancies.
He says that the Egyptians and Summarians had advanced scientific and spiritual knowledge about the world. How is it possible that the first human civilizations could figure this out and those after them could not? Could it be because they actually weren’t first?
After giving us this historical information, Drunvalo moves on to how it ties into sacred geometry. This is something that people have written whole textbooks about, so I’ll attempt to just scratch the surface here.
It is believed that before creation the One Spirit existed in a void. In a void, there is no space, distance, no up, no down, no anything because nothing exists in order to define these terms.
Spirit then “moved”, creating certain patterns. From these patterns, you can create the platonic solids, which are foundations of every shape known to man.
Here are some of the most important patterns:
The Vesica Piscis
The Egg of Life
The Fruit of Life
At this point, you might be wondering, “so what? What difference does it make if these shapes all come together?”
I had the same initial reaction. But Drunvalo does pull it together.
First off, all of physical life essentially breaks down to the platonic solids through truncation. This means sacred geometry really is the building blocks of life.
Even our own human transformation from an egg into a fetus takes on the forms in sacred geometry. Nothing is created without going through The Egg of Life according to Drunvalo.
There’s also something known as the Phi Ratio and Fibonacci sequence in sacred geometry. The Phi Ratio (aka The Golden Ratio) can be derived from the Fibonacci sequence.
The Fibonacci sequence looks like this:
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55…
Starting from zero and one, each number is equal to the addition of the two previous numbers in the sequence. Also, when you divide two adjacent numbers, their ratio get closer and closer to Phi (~1.618).
Both the Fibonacci sequence and the Phi Ratio are found throughout nature. Read the book if you want to take a look at the specific examples Drunvalo offers.
What does when we see these incredible amount of patterns in nature? To Drunvalo, this is a representation that reality is essentially fractal (or holographic). Each piece contains the whole.
We have this tendency to believe that when we look around, because everything looks so different, it must actually be different. But sacred geometry shows that this difference is just on the surface.
Why Does It Suck
WARNING, THIS BOOK MUST BE READ WITH DISCERNMENT.
I believe Drunvalo understands sacred geometry very well. But his understanding of history and politics…that is definitely up for debate.
First off, the amount of history Drunvalo is trying to explain in this book is mind boggling. When you think about the fact that there are hundreds of books written on just a single subject like WWII, please DO NOT think you automatically understand ancient history just because of this book.
Be open minded, but realize this is just a perspective. And there could be many other valid perspectives as well.
Be sure to do your research on anything he says. As always, think for yourself.
Understand that if you are a truth seeker, you are going to have to finely tune your ability to discern what is useful for you and what is not. The deeper you go, the more you are going to encounter perspectives that are outside the mainstream.
So please do not just accept anything blindly. And be careful what you ask for.
The Wrap Up
If you’re interested in learning the basics of sacred geometry, this is a great place to start. However, the majority of actual sacred geometry doesn’t come until Volume II, so be aware you’re going to have invest in reading a second book.