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The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1

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Once, all life in the universe knew the Flower of Life as the creation pattern. Now a new dawn is streaming through the windows of perception. This book is one of those windows. Drunvalo Melchizedek presents the Flower of Life Workshop, illuminating the mysteries of how we came to be.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Light Technology Publications
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Mallon Khan
May 26, 2008 Mallon Khan rated it really liked it
This book is out there. Drunvalo tells you everything, the secrets of the past and the future for only $25 US. He describes in full detail what will happen when we move into the fourth dimension. He explains why an ancient race of aliens mined for gold in Africa and created humans as slaves (to fix their atmosphere duh!). He even says where AIDS comes from. He talks about Egypt, sacred geometry, indigo children, you name it. All this and more from a Berkley dropout.

Honestly it was a fun read. C
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Richard
Aug 15, 2012 Richard rated it did not like it
Melchizedek is onto something. That cannot be doubted. I am sure he is a genuine warm and good soul. That said, I believe he is also very confused. The concepts of ancient aliens and the structure of the universe could be true. I have no evidence disproving these things, but the writer makes very bold claims with no foundation other than that it has been revealed to him.

I believe Melchizedek is in touch with his deeper self, but I also believe he projects a lot of his personal belief on this dee
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Li Li
Jul 15, 2008 Li Li rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any person that has an open mind regarding spirituality.
Recommended to Li by: a fellow poet.
These books took me on a Spiritual rollercoaster. So many things are revealed in this book that left me wanting to know more. There are times when the book is very complex; but Drunvalo keeps you in understanding. He doesn't try and confuse the reader, he speaks in terms where another can understand.

If one is willing to truly open their mind, accepting the fact "anything is possible", I recommend this book. Never have I read something that made me feel so full of light.
Gary
Mar 03, 2014 Gary rated it really liked it
It took me years to finally read this book, it has crossed my path many times in this life, yet every time it came into my life I would have a deep aversion to it.

But a few years ago while working at Erewhon the book was floating around my peripheral and then a year or so late my friend Christine mentioned I should read it because of what it said about dolphins. And I was still hesitant, but I kept remembering the way she spoke of the dolphins, much like Douglas Adams does in the Hitchhikers Gui
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Palma
Jul 27, 2012 Palma rated it did not like it
In short: i thought that it was a load of tosh. Someone gave me their book to read because they were really 'into' it and conspiracy theories. I couldn't wait to give it back.
KB
Jun 01, 2014 KB rated it liked it
This is a tricky book, of which I have yet to finish. My main purpose of reading this was simply to learn more about sacred geometry, the Mer-Ka-Ba, and Kundalini meditation in a very subjective, informational, and historical point of view. I wasn't completely satisfied, I guess I shouldn't write a review out too early, but this time I will.

I have very good reason to believe this man is crazy. In his book he openly confessed he dropped out of college, moved into the mountains and spent a lot of
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Carlton Ward
Jul 16, 2008 Carlton Ward rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone with an open mind
Recommended to Carlton by: Zootius
I first read "Nothing in this Book is True" (Bob Frisell) and then started the Flower fo Life books. It is funny how you can read and think this is a lot of BS but then you connect the dots and think maybe it has some substance after all. I must have repeated this line of thinking several times throughout these books but enjoyed every bit of it. One thing is for sure, the Flower of Life is incredible and are found on some of the oldest stone tablets around the pyramids. DiVinci used the Flower ...more
Lord
Sep 11, 2008 Lord rated it did not like it
This is one of the most dangerous kind of books in which the author claims to know everything about Earth and it past through channeling from some ridiculously-named "higher being". It provides many information, some of which may be true, but everything is written in a twisted, populistic way that lusts for sensation and leaves the most important information about the evolution of mankind like the true meaning of the coming of Christ and the Earth's history as a whole. If you really want to know ...more
Dawn
Jan 06, 2012 Dawn rated it it was ok
While, overall, I really did like this book and it was a fast read for me there was a lot that left me baffled and not in a good way. There's way too many times that the author says things along the lines of "and this is absolutely correct!". If you need to keep saying that, it will create some doubt for the reader. It was also pretty frustrating for me that he kept implying he would explain something he mentioned in greater detail later on in the book. Most things he did tie together and explai ...more
Donovan
Mar 14, 2009 Donovan rated it it was ok
Interesting subject, but unfortunately the writings of Drunvalo are rather unconvincing to me. The things he writes about are for the most part entirely non-verifiable and of no practical use whatsoever (as is a lot of the information in books of this genre, I agree). What's more, some of the claims he makes are very hard to believe even for me (and I'm pretty open minded). For example, the part where he says that there is a gigantic flying saucer under the Great Pyramid which supposedly rose up ...more
The Hermit's
Jan 18, 2013 The Hermit's rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
I read this in Drunvalo Melchizedek's book, The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life. It's a new age book so I wouldn't be suprised if it's a little stretched:

"An important piece of information came up around 1992. Many books said that the female gave 22+1 chromosomes and the male gave 22+1. That was flat-out true, according to them; it wasn't even considered that it could be anything else. But that has now been found to be untrue. The female can give any number whatsoever. She can give22+1 or a
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Tameca
Feb 16, 2011 Tameca rated it it was ok
Shelves: partially-read
The subject matter the book attempts to cover is quite exciting. However, I crave more science, more thoroughness, and less gaps between what information is here. There is not enough interconnectedness between ideas, and I am left asking tons of questions in the margins of the pages. I suppose such a feat would be difficult to do in one or two volumes which the author admittedly attempts.

I do believe that this is a nice introduction that supplies some very good clues and jumping off points for
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Jade Ghenzer
Jan 09, 2014 Jade Ghenzer rated it really liked it
This book isn't for everyone. I'd say that for this book to resonate, you would have spent years wondering about esoteric, mystical concepts. You'd also have already been doing much inner work...cryptic, yes, but you'll know what I mean if you've been on this journey. It will only make sense to individuals whose time it is to pick up the book of their own accord, because they are true seekers of the truth. In my opinion this book is a real eye opener and definitely clarified a lot of the lost an ...more
Rose
Aug 06, 2014 Rose rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I forget who suggested this book to me, but it definitely wasn't up my alley. While I do enjoy spiritual works, this came across as far more of a wild-eyed conspiracy theory that just made it very hard to take seriously. The author makes a lot of claims about a lot of different fields, but it's hard to know if it should be taken at face value because I was able to discern some factual inaccuracies even on the simpler stuff I do know something about (like the differences between viruses and bacte ...more
Bruce
Feb 21, 2009 Bruce rated it did not like it
One star is pretty harsh but in my personal rating system it means, I didn't finish the book.

Maybe I will someday... But I have to say I was disappointed. I have an open mind-- I've been building sacred geometry orgone producing structures, for go(o)d's sake. In fact this is why I read this book-- so many people told me I should check it out after experiencing my Merkaba.

To be generous, this is the sort of book you read and can hope to get some sort of profound energetic communication that helps
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Energywise
May 02, 2009 Energywise rated it it was amazing
I am just finishing it rite now for the third time around. I have dipped into volume 2 and felt I should go back into this one and see what more I could get from it. This time around was the best and I imagine it can only get better and more astonishing each journey through. For knowing so much, Drunvalo has a very humble approach to his outlook with also having a very unique and irresistible pull to the information given here. If anybody wants to even begin to learn about sacred geometry and ou ...more
Noor Azzony
Oct 01, 2013 Noor Azzony rated it it was amazing
Im not sure how I can rate this book... Its very complex and talks to your left brain in 90% of its content... Its not ths kind of dreamy-time-read-book... Its even printed in a text book size and style...
The information in it is shocking... And yet you feel that you already know it... With all its complexity there is a mix of obviousness in its teaching... If you are one of those people who are intending to ascend to the next level of consiousness... To the next dimension... Then drunvalo puts
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Chris Marchan
Aug 07, 2012 Chris Marchan rated it really liked it
Very interesting book. Some in depth insights that I had not read in other books on Sacred Geometry. Especially the very esoteric subtopics in the first half of the book surrounding subtopics tangent to those of Zecharia Sitchin. The second half of the book really sheds light onto the matrix of creation. Fascinating. More and more we can see that there are NO mistakes. All is by design.

I was sufficiently impressed with this one that I ordered Vol. 2.
Arianna
Sep 22, 2014 Arianna rated it it was amazing
This book has brought so many of my different beliefs and experiences together in a way that has helped to guide me to my own truth. I read everything, question everything, and decide for myself what feels right.

Drawing the images in this book myself, seeing the endless shapes that emerge, meditating on them, continuing my own research into these subjects, all of this has led me to feel uplifted and excited for our future.

My beliefs as a Pantheist now have more hold in my mind, so I don't just
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Aimee Benefield
Jun 02, 2015 Aimee Benefield rated it it was ok
Don't mistake this material for non-fiction. It is most certainly fantasy/science fiction. Which is fine, but Melchizedek tries to claim the events are true. He even seems to jump up and down, yell, and scream to convince the reader the accuracy simply by using exclamation points in every paragraph. Fun to read, but don't take it too seriously.
Kacey Jo
Apr 07, 2013 Kacey Jo rated it did not like it
It is definitely captivating, but the fact people take it to be true is the reason I gave it 1 star. The author is a devout Muslim and I feel it is his attempt to indoctrinate gullible souls. If you want to discuss sacred geometry, great! Just don't throw ridiculous religious stories into the mix that have absolutely no merit.
Abbi Hatake
May 20, 2016 Abbi Hatake rated it it was amazing
I can't recommend this enough, this book drew me in from the very beginning when I read the following quote from the introduction, "It is my prayer that this book will become a blessing in your life and give you a new awakening about yourself and some- thing about you that is very, very old. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I love you deeply, for in truth we are old friends. We are One." As I'm sure it did with many others as well. This book took me on a serious spiritual roller coast ...more
Emre Jacobson
May 11, 2016 Emre Jacobson rated it it was amazing
Gizemlere, yaratılışa, dinlere, kökenlere ve eski dünya uygarlıklarına meraklıysanız kaçırmamanız gereken bir yapıt, işin bilim kısmı açısından da son derece zenginlik ihtiva ediyor, kısacası genel kültür adına okumanızı tavsiye ederim.
Gary John
I am always looking for such interesting written accounts and records of information by such rare individuals, who have taken the narrow-winding path over the seemingly broad-straight one, in order to enlighten themselves about this life first-hand and share another possible puzzle piece with others.

I think the path to true salvation depends on how far one is willing to go or how much one is willing to forgo to find it. There is no one truth; because the truth is personal, the truth is a collec
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Inara
Aug 18, 2007 Inara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people with an open mind
Title in German:
Die Blume des Lebens Band 1

When Im honest I have to admit I dont understand everything Drunvalo writes about Sacred Geometry. Im not a genius at mathematics and I had to struggle to comprehend some of his hypothesis, explanations and theories. Nonetheless it is a very interesting book and surely only appropriate for people who are willing to look beyond their own noses and to accept that there are diffierent views of reality. I cant say I agree to everything Drunvalo says some of
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Noelle
Aug 10, 2015 Noelle rated it it was amazing
Brilliant compilation of things Forgotten and a real life guide-line how to establish your own Me-Ka-Ba (vehicle of ascension) through meditation. Much of this takes great opening and acceptance of things unconventional, however, Malchizedek goes through great lengths to let you decide which realities you choose to accept as your own.
Dylan Grant
Feb 06, 2014 Dylan Grant rated it really liked it
Drunvalo Melchizedek's "Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life" made a huge impact on me and was one of the works that kick started my spiritual journey. I do not trust Drunvalo at all, though. Worth reading if you have an open mind and are spiritually thirsty.
Miles
Jun 19, 2011 Miles rated it really liked it
this book is a definite mindblow. You might need to have gotten through high school math to be able to understand the sacred geometry part, but that's not really the most important part anyway. The most important part is the story. I had a co-worker turn me on to drunvalo a few years ago. He was a lot more excited about it than i was. I really find it no more eye-opening than any other religious text or tree-hugger book. Who knows what the truth is. Usually, the more believable a wacky spiritual ...more
Elsie
Sep 03, 2011 Elsie rated it really liked it
I actually read volume two first, before volume one. For someone who have difficulties telling my left from my right...you can imagine it wasn't all that easy for me to follow the book. I could understand many of the concepts as a whole, but got lost in the logical explanation of how it's derived. I do not wish to try too hard to logically understand it at this point, and hopefully, if the information written is indeed divinely correct - I'll get to see it someday.

There are also parts in which I
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Alexandria
Mar 17, 2016 Alexandria rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-age
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Drunvalo is the author of four books including The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volumes I & II, Living in the Heart and his newest one, Serpent of Light. These books have been published in 29 languages and reach out to over one hundred countries throughout the world.
He has been on television and the internet, and written about in magazines, newspapers and books all over the world.
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