The Semiramis Collection
Inspired by the ancient Assyrian queen and self-proclaimed goddess Semiramis, each piece of the Semiramis collection embodies her breath-taking beauty and legendary fierceness. Semiramis conquered vast lands and became the first female ruler of the ancient times. Each unique piece is a creation of the gold and the finest gemstones, and is embedded with one of the most mysterious and intricate symbols in the world: Flower of Life.
The filigree shape of the Flower of Life serves as a base pattern for each piece; it is said to hold the foundation for many mathematical and geometrical laws of the universe. The proportions and geometry of each piece have been expertly structured to enhance the natural beauty of the materials, while maintaining the intricacy of the ancient symbols. Various religions across the world have adopted this beautiful and mystical symbol, which may also contain secret healing properties.
Mysteries in the Temple of Abydos
More than 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt (c. 3000 BC), King Seti I built a temple in dedication to the Egyptian god of the afterlife, Osiris. It was believed that Osiris’ sacred head was preserved and buried there. This temple, known as the Great Temple of Abydos, is considered to be one of the most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture. Scriptures dated to this period were the first to mention the concept of an afterlife, describing it as an eternal journey amidst the stars, travelling along to Ra, the Egyptian Sun god.
In 1848, an archaeological expedition in Egypt discovered a series of mysterious hieroglyphs in the Great Temple of Abydos. Much to their surprise, the archaeologists found engraved symbols and hieroglyphs that depicted unusual objects completely unknown to them. It took more than one hundred years for scholars and archaeologists to finally understand the meaning of the symbols. The reliefs represented helicopters and other very odd flying machines resembling space ships. This realization was even more baffling because it now posed a mind-boggling question: How can these hieroglyphs, made more than 5,000 years ago, contain carvings depicting modern technology?
The subject caused great controversy and several theories have been developed, ranging from the most fantastical, involving ancient aliens, to those completely denying the existence of such strange hieroglyphs. The true meaning and origin of those extraordinary carvings remains a mystery to this day.
The First Flower of Life
At the back of the temple, arcaheologists found a very peculiar monolithic structure built with huge granite blocks. The stones were engraved with intricate circular geometry and carved with extreme mathematical precision and accuracy, comparable only to modern laser technology. The pattern showcases a series of interlocking circles, multiplying and bursting into a larger circular shape resembling a flower. As the circles form the shape of petals, this particular geometry was referred to as the “Flower of Life,” or the “Flower of All Beginnings.”
How is it possible that this ancient civilization could create such intricate and precise symbols? Why did they carve unusual spaceship hieroglyphs? What was the meaning of all this? And what was this temple? The Abydos Temple Complex was estimated to be much larger than it is today, but what really took place at the Abydos Complex remains a great mystery.
Sacred and ancient symbols have always carried a secret within, revealing their meaning only to the selected few. Those who knew were bound by sworn secrecy, and often that secret message died with its carrier. It is said that by receiving the Flower of Life, it means receiving the whole Universe in one jewel.
The Flower of Life Throughout History
Throughout the centuries, the Flower of Life kept appearing as an ornament in temples of different religions across the world. While the oldest known carving is in the Abydos temple in Egypt, other examples can be found in India, Turkey, Egypt, and Israel. In addition to being used in sacred rituals, this pattern was also implemented into Phoenician, Assyrian, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Medieval art. The Flower of Life has been interpreted differently within several religions and culture, and those simple circles hold many profound secrets.
The symbol itself is created with one central circle, onto which a series of identical circles are added and arranged in a specific pattern. Thirteen identical circles form the sacred Flower of Life. The circles, when overlapped, create intersecting spheres resembling geometric flower petals.
But what is so sacred about these intertwining circles? What makes this symbol so intriguing?
Ancient spiritual texts interpret the Flower of Life as “The pattern of all creations as they emerged from the Great Void. Everything has begun from the Creator’s thought, and everything belongs to Him.”
Apart from the spiritual interpretation, this symbol also intrigued many scholars and scientists. The Renaissance artist, architect, mystic, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci devoted extended studies to the meaning of the Flower of Life’s intricate form and its mathematical properties. He drew the Flower of Life in many different variations and used these structure schemes as basis for his extraordinary designs.
These geometric systems are able to give us the understanding of how certain things work, ranging from the human body to distant galaxies. Molecular and cellular structures are based on this principle (the first cell divides into two cells, then to four cells then to eight).
The ancient Flower of Life was believed to be an inter-dimensional tool, a portal, or a window into the sacred plains. If another two layers are added, the geometry becomes almost 3-dimensional, and by slowly drawing your eyes out of focus, the geometry begins to animate and assume different shapes. It is both enigmatic and structurally beautiful; the wearer of the Flower of Life will surely delight in its mystery and secrets.