Divine Reflection Pendant
The Divine Reflection pendant was made as part of a fascinating journey into the depths of ancient philosophy, Renaissance art, the Kabbalah and the biblical mathematical and geometrical encrypted symbolism. At the base of this pendant lies a secret code hidden and encrypted throughout human history.
The Greek philosophers discovered the mathematical geometrical nature of creation. The Pythagoreans researched those discoveries into great depth but hid them from those opposing them. The same knowledge appeared later in the Jewish Kabbalah and again at the times of the Renaissance. The secrets of the Golden Mean, the five platonic solids and the 13 Archimedean solids, these shapes and mathematical geometrical laws were encrypted in the works of leading artists such as Leonardo De Vinci and Albrecht Durer.
When you focus and study these philosophies it becomes clear. The secret they were all trying to hide because they were living (as many of us still do) during a time of strict religious doctrines. Humans are created in the image/ pattern of creation itself. Furthermore, we humans have the ability to elevate to the level of creators.
For hundreds and thousands of years, we observed those perfect creations such as the Parthenon, The Great Pyramid, and the art of the great Renaissance artists. We observed and marveled after those who sought the cosmic principles of harmony and perfectness but most of us are not aware that those creations impress us so much because of the secrets of creation encrypted in them.
Divine reflection pendant Structure
The structure in the Divine reflection pendant is called Rhombicuboctahedron and it appears in the book De divina proportione by Luca Pacioli. The book was illustrated by Luca's friend – Leonardo De Vinci. The Rhombicuboctahedron structure is one of the 13 Archimedean solids.
The Divine proportion refers to the Golden mean, that same mysterious proportion that exists as one of nature's fundamental structures.
In a famous Portrait of Luca Pacioli from 1495, he appears pointing towards a board with a sketch of one of Euclid's geometric theorems. In the picture, Luca is observing a glass made Rhombicuboctahedron half filled with water. On the table next to it appears a dodecahedron. When I observed the picture deeply I understood that I found the symbol I was looking for.