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The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,845 ratings  ·  116 reviews
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 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 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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Gary
Jun 26, 2012 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 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.
Li Li
Jul 15, 2008 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.
KB
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Update 2016: I read this book when I was in the valley of being atheist and religious. Knowing what I do know, especially about the esoteric New Age movement I would advise people to take this with a grain of salt. This book makes wild and very poor supported claims, lots of pseudo science and misinformation.


Original Review Summer, 2014: 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 Kundal
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Carlton Ward
Jun 07, 2008 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 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
Jade Ghenzer
Dec 23, 2013 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
Dawn
Aug 26, 2011 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 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
Rose
Jul 25, 2014 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 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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Tameca
Feb 15, 2011 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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JJ
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
First-and-foremost, I recommend reading this book with an open-mind and let go of any tendencies to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s preexisting beliefs or hypotheses (confirmation bias).

This book is definitely the first step in the direction for those seeking to take their consciousness to higher levels. In other words, I’m referring to evolving as a human being by reconnecting with our ancient past to the multidimensional-being aspect that human
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Arianna
Sep 22, 2014 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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Inara
May 25, 2007 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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Adam
Aug 01, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: for those who think outside the box
This review gives a little insight into what this book can teach u.

This is a book not recommended for those stuck in mainstream views of the Reality who are unwilling to expand or to embrace new/old interpretations of it. But it certainly will be a delightful, insightful reading for those who intuitively have always known that our sciences, religions, and the official history of our life in this planet, have been twisted, censored, manipulated by the powers that be, or just been partially presen
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Energywise
May 02, 2009 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
Sep 14, 2013 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 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.
Kacey Jo
Apr 07, 2013 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.
Aimee Benefield
Jan 23, 2014 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.
Sarah MacKichan
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Avalina Kreska
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book because I could no longer ignore the strange coincidences that have happened in my life regarding sacred geometry, reading Drunvalo's book made sense and gave me a feeling of 'coming home' - that I wasn't so weird after all, doodling the flower of life and Metatron's cube as a child (without prompting or instruction, and further strange events that are lost on most people. This book gives a glimpse of what we were and will be again. Even taken with a pinch of salt, it resonated ...more
Kelly Miess
Jul 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this book. I don't necessarily dispute the content of the book, but for me that's not the point. The information is presented very haphazardly. I was driven crazy by the numerous cliffhanger tidbits that were dangled at the end of a section followed by promises of "we'll get back to that later." I felt like the author was working very hard to convince readers of his point of view instead of letting the information speak for itself and letting the reader's intuition accept it or ...more
Marcos Mendes
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This is the most amazing book i have been read about ancient knowledge and secrets. I'm very happy for discovery and read this book, open your mind and deep dive into it. If you are looking for some answers, you will not regret about this. The negative point is that i read the (my native language) edition instead of original, i do not recommend you do it also, because translators can't gather all the information and intention in the words that the original one carry, take the original edition to ...more
Rieka Long
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
This book has been in my radar for many years. I thought it would be complex and overwhelm me. Being an expensive book I allowed myself to wait for a used copy to show up in my life - then I would buy and read it. Found it in a used book store on May 3, a few weeks went by before I had a "reading day" in which I consumed the whole book.
Some very interesting theories. The author always states that if the information seems unreal just read it as if it were fiction and then let your heart decide.
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Luciano  Lux
This work is well researched and no doubt will interest mathematicians and scientist who wish to take a look at solving problems they may grapple with from another perspective.
The author constantly digresses to other interesting subject matters from the main point of the work which is to inform or enlighten the reader on what the "MER KE BA" actually is, how it is to be revived or how it is to be activated.
All said, for the spiritually clear; it appears to be all muddled up. Where one cannot ex
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Patrick
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although some of the scientific information is wrong (now that we've learned more), and his predictions are a little unfounded or "extremist" compared to what life is like now - however this shouldn't deter you from finding value in the message being presented. This isn't your typical geometry, this is something that goes much deeper. People harsh on Drunvalo saying that there isn't much actual geometry - but he's presenting the information in a non-technical way (as best as he can) to people wi ...more
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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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