“Learn how to see.
Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

– Leonardo da Vinci


In this Chapter I will give a brief historical account of the Sacred Geometric shapes found on artefacts throughout history.
The designation Genesis Pattern (also called the Germ of Life), Seed of Life and Flower of Life were first used by Drunvalo Melchizedek in 1985.

The Seed of Life and Flower of Life are indicated in museums and historical writings with the name “six-petal rosette”, “six-fold flower”, “hexafoil” or geometric flower(s) motif.

Marko Manninen has carried out in-depth research on this topic. Herewith 2 links 

Seed of Life

1600 – 1100 BC.
Ivory whorl from the sanctuary of Aphrodite.
(See chapter spinning wheel)
Museum of Palaipafos, Cyprus
(Photo © Marko Manninen)

1300 – 1050 BC.
Ivory whorl
Enkomi, Cyprus.
British Museum
(Photo © British Museum)

1400 BC.
Wooden (cosmetics?) box from Hatnefer’s grave, Thebes, Egypt.
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
(Photo © MET)

8 – 7th c. BC.
Nundinal calendar
Ancient Etruscan calendar based on an 8 day cycle.
National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy
(Photo © Unknown)

1st c. BC.
Floor mosaic from bathhouse built by Herod the Great.
National Museum, Israel
(Photo © Shmuel Browns)

6th c. AD.
Archaeological remains of the Visigothic St. Vincent’s Church
Cordoba, Spain
In the 8th c. AD., the Great Mosque of Córdoba (La Mezquita) was built on this site.

7th c. AD.
Illumination of the Missale Gothicum sacramentarium
from the monastery of Luxeuil, France.
Vatican Apostolic Library, Rome, Italy
(Photo © zeno.org)

14th c. AD.
Stone pillar in the Hampi temple, India.
(Photo © Wm Jas)

16th c. AD.
Wall around the tomb of the Alevi saint Demir Baba, Bulgaria.
(Photo © Unknown)

18th c. AD.
Dome of the Coptic Monastery St. Paul (the Hermit), Egypt.
(Photo © ARCE)

1715 AD.
Coptic/Arabic Psalm Hymnal
Yuhanna al-Anba Buba & St. Paul Monastery, Egypt.
(Photo © William Lyster)

Flower of Life

1400 – 1100 BC.
Bottom silver cup,
Marlik culture, Northern Iran.
Louvre Museum
(Photo © Marko Manninen))

600 – 500 BC.
Bottom drinking cup in Achaemenid style, Crete, Greece.
Swedish Medelhavs Museum
(Photo © Ove Kaneberg)

1st c. AD.
Mosaic in terrace house/luxury villa
Ephesus, Turkey
(Photo © michael.berlin)

30 BC. to 70 AD.
Ossuaries from Jerusalem, Israel.
(Photo © Zev Radovan)

14th c. AD.
Window decoration, Cozia Monastery, Romania.
(Photo © Unknown)

15th-16th c. AD.
Codex Atlanticus
A bundled set of drawings and writings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Italy
(Photos © Unknown)

1697 AD.
Wooden church from Lăpuş, Romania.
Dedicated in honor of the ‘Ascension’.
(Photo © Unknown)

17th c. AD.
Window in the apse of the church of Moni Preveli Monastery, Crete
(Photo © unknown)

18th c. AD.
Ceiling reception hall of the Qasr al-Azm palace, Hama, Syria.
(Photo © Unknown)


(Photo © Ray Flowers)

(Photo © Marina Michaels. www.thelighthouseonline.com)

At the back of the Seti I Temple in Abydos (13th c. BC.) is the structure called the Osirion, a mortuary temple.
Similarities with similar megalithic structures from the Old Kingdom, such as the Valley Temple and the Sphinx Temple at Giza, predate the Osirion older than the Seti I Temple, between 26th-21st c. BC.

At least thirteen Flowers of Life can be seen on two supporting columns of the Osirion, although some are very faded.

Between the Flowers of Life are Greek letters, theta θ, epsilon ε, lamda λ. And possibly also the letter digamma F. Also the inscription ‘Theos Nilos’ or ‘God of the Nile’. Over the centuries, the symbols and inscriptions have faded.
The Ptolemaic dynasty (Greek-Hellenistic period) ruled Egypt from 3rd c. BC. to 30 AD.

ICXC is also written at the top of the Flowers of Life.
The Coptic (Christian) period in Egypt is from the 3rd to 7th c. AD.


Germ of Life pattern

8th c. BC.
Ivory tusk
From Nimrud, Iraq
National Museum, Baghdad, Iraq
(Photo © National Museum, Baghdad)

8-7th c. BC.
Bowl of elektrum
From Idalion, Cyprus
With mythological scenes: a sphinx frieze and the depiction of a king conquering his enemies.
Louvre Museum, France
(Photo © Marie-Lan Nguyen)

7th c. BC.
Stone sill from the throne room of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (Mesopotamia), Nineveh, Iraq.
British Museum, London, UK
(Photo © British Museum)

1268 AD.
Stone floor, Westminster Abbey, London, England.
(Photo © Unknown)

14-17th c. AD.
Fragment of bronze lion in the gardens of the forbidden city, Beijing, China.
(Photo © Unknown)

17th c. AD.
Wooden Minbar decorated with the Germ of Life pattern
Swat Region (North West Pakistan)
Minbar (The one with which one elevates oneself) or pulpit with an odd number of steps, from a village mosque.
Museum of art and history, Brussels, Belgium
(Photo © Stefaan Algoet)

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