The Flower of Life is a name for a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles. This figure, used as a decorative motif since ancient times, forms a flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon. It can be found in the Golden Temple of Amristsar, in the Buddhist Temple of Ajanta and the Cordoba in Marrakech. This seemingly simple design of circles has had profound impact on history due to it Sacred Geometry. For within this circle can be found the Kabbahlah’s Tree of Life, Metatron’s Cube and the Five Platonic Solids.
This beautiful, handmade 950 Sterling Silver Flower of Life is a part of our Machu Picchu original collection. The PachaMama (mother earth) pendant is handmade by the wonderful Quechua artist, Mana Loo in the Peruvian Andes. It is made from natural Machu Picchu Silver found in the area around Machu Picchu. It is also handmade with 950 Silver which is inlaid with colored enamel plates.
The flower of life represents the cycle of creation and the interconnectedness of all life. Spiritually, the symbol can be used as a focus for attaining a sense of enlightenment and the awareness of peace. It can also be used symbolically as a pathway to seek our personal and unique purpose within the greater universe.
The flower of life also has associations with the chakra system—the main energy centers of the body. When there are no blockages and energy can effortlessly course throughout the entire body, it enables balance to exist between the mind, body, and soul. When looking at the geometric symbol, she says the image is seen to contain the seven chakras aligned in the middle.
On the back of this pendant are the The Incan Chakra System or “Pukios” consists of 4 outer (Pop) layers (similar to the Aura), 2 outer Chakra (the Soul and Spirit) and 7 internal Chakra. Chakra are known in South America as the Ojos de luz, or “eyes of light. These Chakra project threads of light that extend beyond the physical body outward into the external world. Chakra extend light-expelling threads that reach beyond the body and connect with the external environment in nature.
In his book, The Chakra Codex, philosopher, painter, shaman, and spiritualist, Zachary Selig, explains how the Chakra differ from their most notable Mayan, Vedic, and Brahman cultures.
***You will find, that the typically known “rainbow color system” varies slightly in The Incan beliefs. The 3rd (solar plexus chakra) and the 7th (crown chakra) vary slightly in color. The Solar Plexus Chakra which is the seat of the “will power” is represented by dark indigo representing wisdom. Therefore, lapis lazuli is used.
The Crown Chakra is the seat of “the most highest power” and is represented by gold, green, or copper. Therefore, serpentine (the most famous Incan stone) is used. The remaining stones are Root – jasper, Sacral – carnelian, Heart – amazonite, Throat – aquamarine, Third Eye – dumortierite.
This pendant measures 1-1/4 inches wide. The bail is inlaid with a dumortierite stone.
This pendant is also accompanied by a beautiful .925 Sterling Silver chain which measures 24″ inches. The pendant comes with cleansing instructions, metaphysical information and an organza bag.