### Post by roundabout on Jul 20, 2019 21:02:00 GMT -5

I have a theory about this puzzle...I don't know if it's correct, but here's what I'm thinking!

You'll see that in every flower, one of the pair of "petals" (vesica pisces) is vertical up or down, and the other one is diagonal. I think only one of the verticals is on the outer perimeter. All the other verticals are up-and-down "petals".

At first you'd think it would be impossible to tell which flower has which petal, and so then it would be impossible to assign any direction to a given petal, because you wouldn't know which center it's coming from. I looked at an animation showing how it's supposed to be drawn, on this site (you have to scroll a long way down to see the animation). medium.com/@brokyo/drawing-the-flower-of-life-22206fe36d02 It starts with a center circle, then to the right the second circle is drawn overlapping it to the right. According to this site, each new radius of each new overlapping circle is supposed to be drawn to the *right* going around clockwise. So then you have the Seed of Life, the 6 circles around the center circle. Then the next 12 circles also go clockwise, starting from the 1 o'clock position. (The author labels the center circle with the #0 instead of #1, so that's why you see the author's 12 outer circles starting with #6.

And you see here how the center points of the 12 outer circles match the 12 places on a clock. Also, for some reason, the Flowers of Life circle fits exactly inside the clock circle in the cipher dial. (I'm referring to the 8 flowers of life on the puzzle page, not the bigger one on another page.) That might be just coincidence.

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The "petals" themselves do not point in the clock directions. I don't know exactly what to think, but I do think we're supposed to see that we're supposed to use the "petals" on the 12 outer circles only, not the inner circles....because if the inside circles were included, we'd never be able to decide which petal goes with which circle.

So, using the centers of only the outer circles as reference points, I made a list of all the possible pair combinations of the "petals". Every pair in the puzzle has one vertical "petal" in it, either dark shaded or light shaded. So assuming every pair has to have a vertical "petal" in it....if you make a list of all the different possible combos with at least one vertical "petal", it looks like there are 26 different combinations of those.

- twelve combos possible with pairs of the DARK vertical petals and the LIGHT diagonal petals pointing in four different directions (including the straight non-petal verticals in the outside perimeter, since there is at least one of these in the puzzle)

- twelve combos possble with pairs of the LIGHT vertical petals and the DARK diagonal petals pointing in four different directions (including straight non-petal verticals in the outside perimeter)

- only two combos possible between the light vertical petal and dark vertical petal

There is one repeating combination (in the 2nd flower on the right, and in the last flower) so it might be a common letter like E or T. It would make sense to have one repeating letter in an 8-letter word. So I think the 8 flowers would make one 8-letter word.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

You'll see that in every flower, one of the pair of "petals" (vesica pisces) is vertical up or down, and the other one is diagonal. I think only one of the verticals is on the outer perimeter. All the other verticals are up-and-down "petals".

At first you'd think it would be impossible to tell which flower has which petal, and so then it would be impossible to assign any direction to a given petal, because you wouldn't know which center it's coming from. I looked at an animation showing how it's supposed to be drawn, on this site (you have to scroll a long way down to see the animation). medium.com/@brokyo/drawing-the-flower-of-life-22206fe36d02 It starts with a center circle, then to the right the second circle is drawn overlapping it to the right. According to this site, each new radius of each new overlapping circle is supposed to be drawn to the *right* going around clockwise. So then you have the Seed of Life, the 6 circles around the center circle. Then the next 12 circles also go clockwise, starting from the 1 o'clock position. (The author labels the center circle with the #0 instead of #1, so that's why you see the author's 12 outer circles starting with #6.

And you see here how the center points of the 12 outer circles match the 12 places on a clock. Also, for some reason, the Flowers of Life circle fits exactly inside the clock circle in the cipher dial. (I'm referring to the 8 flowers of life on the puzzle page, not the bigger one on another page.) That might be just coincidence.

.

The "petals" themselves do not point in the clock directions. I don't know exactly what to think, but I do think we're supposed to see that we're supposed to use the "petals" on the 12 outer circles only, not the inner circles....because if the inside circles were included, we'd never be able to decide which petal goes with which circle.

So, using the centers of only the outer circles as reference points, I made a list of all the possible pair combinations of the "petals". Every pair in the puzzle has one vertical "petal" in it, either dark shaded or light shaded. So assuming every pair has to have a vertical "petal" in it....if you make a list of all the different possible combos with at least one vertical "petal", it looks like there are 26 different combinations of those.

- twelve combos possible with pairs of the DARK vertical petals and the LIGHT diagonal petals pointing in four different directions (including the straight non-petal verticals in the outside perimeter, since there is at least one of these in the puzzle)

- twelve combos possble with pairs of the LIGHT vertical petals and the DARK diagonal petals pointing in four different directions (including straight non-petal verticals in the outside perimeter)

- only two combos possible between the light vertical petal and dark vertical petal

There is one repeating combination (in the 2nd flower on the right, and in the last flower) so it might be a common letter like E or T. It would make sense to have one repeating letter in an 8-letter word. So I think the 8 flowers would make one 8-letter word.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?