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Things we love to do in the Byron Bay region

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. To have the opportunity to visit to explore pristine rain forest or scuba dive with manta rays, there’s always something incredible to do each day. Some weekends we just want to be pampered and others we seek adventure and it’s all at our finger tips! These are just a few of our favourite things to do: Have a stay-cation at Elements of Byron or Byron at Byron   Drink Cocktails at Raes on Wategos whilst watching the sun go down over Mount Chincoghan Spend the day at the spa at Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa with a massage, swim and lunch   Learn more about Sacred...

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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 sacred 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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