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Sacred Geometry - The Flower of Life

The flower of life has great spiritual meaning and is one of the most important symbols in sacred geometry. It clearly represents the belief that all our universe, world and life is part of a divine, geometric plan - it is a pure model of god's creation.  It starts with one circle and all the other 18 interconnected circles form around it. This first circle shows that all life, spirit and consciousness comes from one source. The next circles represent the cell division that occurs in all living things. In this particular geometric symbol, the cycle of the fruit tree is used to represent the natural cycle of all living things - cell division, buds, fruit, seeds, trees.  The flower of...

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What is the Golden Ratio?

What is the golden ratio? First off let’s look at the definition of the word ratio:  “the quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other” The golden ratio is 1:1.618If you want to know the history of how it was found check out this article by Esther Inglis-Arkel. Next we need  to look at how the golden ratio is related to the Fibonacci sequence. The Fibonacci sequence is a range of numbers where each number is the sum of the 2 numbers preceding it: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on. It is linked with the golden ratio because as you go along...

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Platonic solids - what do they represent?

“Philosophy is written in this grand book, The Universe, which stands continually open under our gaze but the book can not be read until one first understands the language in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics and it’s characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures.”Galileo Galilei 1564-1642Crucial to scared geometry are Plato’s solids. These are perfectly symmetrical shapes with every side and every internal angle exactly the same. These 5 shapes make up our universe and the world around us. Plato attributed each shape to a key element. The Tetrahedron Made up of equilateral triangles Element: FireColour: YellowAs we sit with our tetrahedron we create  a natural balance between the physical and spiritual world. We...

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Personalising your sculpture with sacred symbols

Zakay Gallery now offers personalised, laser engraved pieces as an option.Whether your chosen sculpture is a unique gift for a friend, a wedding present, or a retirement gift, a significant date and their name can be engraved with a chosen symbol or perhaps with a meaningful quote, for instance. If you are choosing a pendant light for a child’s nursery you could choose one of Zakay's unique pendant lights with an infinity symbol and heart engraved alongside it as a symbol of infinite love. As they grow up and move on your beautiful child can take their light with them as a reminder of the infinite love you have for them. These pieces of geometric art also make beautiful and unique...

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Top tips for kitchen design

Open plan living has made us rethink how we design a kitchen and ergo the best lighting for a kitchen. Now, more than ever, we want our kitchens to be integrated into our living space rather than purely functional yet functionality is everything in a kitchen. So how can we achieve a beautiful aesthetic without loosing the much needed functionality? Make sure your cabinet fronts tie in with your style and colour scheme. Choose handles that make them look like pieces of furniture such as leather or brass handles or make them recede totally by using push open/close mechanisms.   If you can, have a bank of full height cupboards, one as a larder (with pull out shelves), one with...

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