The Flower of Life is considered by some to be a symbol of sacred geometry and to contain ancient, spiritual values depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. Within its form are contained the structures of many other sacred symbols including the Seed of Life, the Vesica Picsis, the Tripod of Life, the Egg of Life, the Fruit of Life, the Tree of Life. Leonardo da Vinci studied the Flower of Life’s form and its mathematical properties. He drew the Flower of Life itself, as well as various components such as the Seed of Life. In his artwork, he drew Platonic solids, a sphere and a torus, and also used the golden ratio of phi, all of which may be derived from the Flower of Life design.
The basic symmetry of the Flower of is also the basic shape of a snowflake, i.e. the geometrical structure of crystallized water is also the basic structure of the Flower of
Life. Therefore, an additional aspect to the symbolism of the Flower is to be found in the fact that life originally evolved in water, and all life on Earth requires water as the essential compound of life.
The Flower of Life can be found in the temples, art, and manuscripts of cultures from all over the world, and within a multitude of spiritual traditions. Some of the locations in which the Flower of Life symbol has been sighted are India, Egypt, Great Britain, North and South America, and Japan.