"... these are the actual words that were used in ancient times to describe this. I think they called it the Flower of Life because it looks like a flower and because it ... [represents] the laws and proportions for everything alive and even not alive; everything that's manifested." ~Bernard Perona (a.k.a. Drunvalo Melchizedek)
This is truly Amazing!!!!! What program did you use, is it a fractal? I have made several variation of FOL but all by hand(Placing XForms manually) in Apo...none are precise. Would love some info if you can help me get more precise alignment. I've done some animations also of TFOL.
Fractal by definition, though a vector graphic. CAD-, vector- and regular graphic programs usually offer alignment options. Not familiar with Apophysis I assume your looking for coordinate calculations; displacement for circles (not being top and bottom) relative to center circles' center: x = radius /4 y = tangent
Alignment (provided for sufficient calculation precision) is least of concerns though; try avoiding duplicates on iteration of smaller scales (which will be redundantly filled) if you value semi-transparency.
It stays visible after layers of stone come off; laser etching is one of the few modern technologies able to reproduce this effect.
Since stone and rock cannot be accurately dated like carbon containing substances, the burying by sediment served as a clue on determining time of it's creation by which it was assumed to be the oldest known example of this symbol. It is now known that an earlier example can be seen in the Assyrian rooms of the Louvre Museum that originally existed in one of the palaces of King Ashurbanipal, dated to about 645 BC.
Recent research changed some of the conclusions from the presentation you're referring to.