Oct 17, 2008

Flowers and Bones

In my last post, Drunvalo Melchizedek's presentation explored the appearance of the "flower of life" in ancient ruins and artifacts all over the world. His discussion of its use in the Essene community and ancient Greece brought to mind something I noticed amidst the buzz about the possible discovery of The Jesus Family Tomb. Much remains unsettled regarding the tomb, and the ossuaries, with their intriguing inscriptions. But, in watching the Discovery Channel documentaries, what struck me was the vividly inscribed symbology. The flower of life appears repeatedly on these ancient Jewish "bone boxes," no matter whose remains are actually in them.

This ossuary is purported to be that of Mary Magdalene, or Mariamne, and a representation of the flower of life is clearly evident. The inscribed name is also Greek, which could point the migration of the symbology, but perhaps not.

There were other ossuaries visible in the documentaries, some that had nothing to with the any Jesus tomb theory. Many of them displayed flower of life imagery. Here, for instance, is an ossuary belonging to the Israeli Antiquities collection.

This incredibly ornate ossuary is believed by many experts to contain the bones of the Biblical figure Caiaphas. (Iosef Bar-Caiapha)

As I was rummaging around the web for images, this morning, I noticed another curious parallel. One of the images from the archaeological excavation of the Talpiot Tomb, which is believed by some experts to be the long, lost tomb of Jesus and his family, brought to mind another image.

This is from the interior of the Talpiot Tomb:

This is a shot of Neo and Trinity in The Matrix: Reloaded:


Anonymous said...

Interesting, but there's some overlooked symbology in the Talpiot tomb that more directly relates it to Jesus

LaVaughn said...

Thanks for your comment. "The Bone Box" -- I just added that one to the bookstore today, while I was compiling this.

I can see you're very passionate on the topic. I'd love it if you posted some of your insights on the community blog. I think it's a great discussion topic.