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... From: Aeon V:2 (Apr 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Let There be Darkness: The Reign of the Swastika by Lewis M. Greenberg (KRONOS Press, Wynnewood, PA., 1997) Reviewed by Ken Moss Lewis Greenberg has written a most interesting account of the origins of the swastika and how this ancient symbol was used and later abused by Adolf Hitler. As his prologue succinctly puts it: "[ O ne of humankind's oldest symbols [has been tainted-- perhaps forever" and "transmogrified into an icon of terror and hate." The author is no stranger either to myself or, probably, to most AEON readers, since he served as an associate editor of the journal Pensée in the early '70s, which was the intellectual source of this reviewer's first exposure to Immanuel Velikovsky's writings on ancient history and cosmology. Following that, Greenberg went on to become a driving force in the subsequent journal KRONOS and, later, one of the editors for AEON. He is currently a professor of Ancient& Oriental Art History ...
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... From: Aeon IV:5 (Nov 1996) Home¦ Issue Contents The Cosmic Origin of the Swastika Dwardu Cardona See Note* below. 1. SATURN In Sanskrit, the emblem we know as the swastika is called pramantha. The word also means "fire-drill". (1) According to Robert Graves, it is this Sanskrit word that lies behind the name of the Greek Prometheus. In Greek, "Prometheus" means "forethought" but, according to Graves, the name may really have originated "in a Greek misunderstanding of the Sanskrit word pramantha, the swastika, or fire-drill, which he had supposedly invented, since Zeus Prometheus at Thurii was shown holding a fire-drill". (2) Arthur Cook, on the other hand, is of the opinion that, "strictly speaking," the name Prometheus cannot be regarded "as the phonetic equivalent of pramantha", and adds that "it is only by invoking the uncertain aid of popular etymology that we are enabled to set the two side by side". (3 ...
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3. The Area of Origin [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents CHAPTER I THE SWASTIKA SECTION I The Area of Origin Swastika as a "luck symbol"- Meaning of "luck"- Various readings of symbol- Problem of Distribution -Not found in Ancient Egypt or Ancient Mesopotarnia- Late introduction into Africa- Hittite and Phrygian swastikas- Found in Cyprus and Troy- On early Elamite pottery- Swastika as a Christian cross- As a Celtic goddess symbol- Survivals in Modern Europe- Aryan origin theory- Migrations of swastika -Egyptian "Winged Disc" and swastika- Distribution of swastika in America- The octopusand swastika. Which symbol has of recent years aroused more interest among students of antiquities in both hemispheres than that which by general consent is referred to by its ancient Sanskrit name of mankind desired in this world and the next, health, wealth, prosperity, protection, love, friendship, pleasure, happiness long life, Success in all undertakings, etc. Various theories have been advanced from time to time to explain the swastika ...
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... From: SIS Internet Digest 1997:2 (Feb 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents World Wide Web focus Let There be Darkness: The Reign Of The Swastika ANNOUNCING: A new series of books sponsored by Cosmos& Chronos. Volume I now available Let There Be Darkness: The Reign Of The Swastika, By Professor Lewis Greenberg Coins from Knossos showing a star-like, or sun-like rosette in the centre of the swastika A handsome book, edited and formatted by Dwardu Cardona under the auspices of Cosmos and Chronos, this work by Professor Lewis Greenberg traces the history of the swastika, from the archaeological strata of Hissarlik (Troy), the artifacts of the Indus Valley civilization, Greece, Rome, and elsewhere in the ancient world, down to its use in Jewish synagogues. It sheds insight on its occultist use by various secret societies and its eventual infiltration into Hitler¹s Nazi regime. It also includes an important section on the origin of the emblem as a primeval celestial apparition and its association with ...
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5. Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents SECTION III Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika Swastika and gods of the cardinal points- Various symbols used like swastika- Various forms of swastika- Importance of cardinal points in ancient religions- Posts or pillars of cardinal points- Nile flowing from sky- Ancient Stellar cult- Egyptian, Chinese, Semitic and Celtic crosses- Mexican concepts- Greek augurs looked North and Latin augurs looked South- Hindu gods of four quarters- North east and gods-Scandinavian East- Odin looks North- Pyramids and cardinal points- Mesopotamian Ziggurats and cardinal points- Chinese system- Internal Organs connected with cardinal points- More Ancient Burial customs- English, Scottish and Irish Customs and Beliefs connected with cardinal points- Swastika and gold- Gold symbolism. Light is thrown upon the swastika problem when we examine the Trojan whorls unearthed by Schliemann and note how this particular symbol was used. Plate III shows that it was sometimes a symbol of a god of a cardinal or subsidiary point. Other ...
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... The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs by Donald A. Mackenzie Author of Ancient Man in Britain, Myths of Pre-Columbian America, etc Contents Foreward Chapter The Swastika Section I: The Area of Origin Section II: As the Cross of the Cardinal Points Section III: Beliefs Connected with the Cross and the Swastika The Spiral Section I: Was the Spiral a Symbol or an Art-Motif? Section II: Whirlpools and Whirlwinds Section III: The Celestial Whirlpool Lake Section IV: The Spiral and Birth Section V: The Sacred Circuit Ear Symbols Tree Symbols LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Bride Baby 2. Lapland Swastika 3. Celtic Knot Swastika 4. Tibetan Swastika 5. Buddha Footprints 6. The Winged Disk 7. Mycenaen Conventualized 8. Moslem Swastika 9. Red Indian Finger Posts 10. Azilian Pictographs 11. Egyptian Cardinal Points 12. God Houses 13. Crosses of Seasons 14. Winds Symbol 15. Animals in heraldic opposition. 16. Mexican Symbols of gold. 17. The Maze 18. The Nandyavartaya. 19. Hallstatt spiral swastika ...
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... of pictures, particularly while so much of the earlier symbolism remains to be presented at a sufficient level of detail. It is the earlier images that give the necessary context to comprehend the later evolution of the configuration. The brief comments here are for those familiar with the basic planetary forms of the polar configuration. The general motif involves these common elements, among others: 1) meandering, "drunken" or "crane "-dance of the hero; 2) winding path of the maze or labyrinth; 3) the cross or swastika, the central celestial source from which the sinuous "paths" arose; 4) "bowels" of the cavern entered by the hero; 5) swallowing of the hero by the chaos monster; 6) disheveled and "entangling" hair of the mother goddess in her threatening aspect; 7) winding or unwinding of intestines; 8) intricate windings of a rope or thread, or an elaborate "knot" which only the hero can undo; and 9) a "riddle" or "paradox" which only ...
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... From: Aeon V:4 (July 1999) Home¦ Issue Contents STILL AVAILABLE Let there be Darkness: The Reign of the Swastika CONTENTS PROLOGUE THE MOUND OF HISSARLIK GERMANY AND TROY THE LEGACY OF TROY AENEAS, AUGUSTUS, AND ADOLF 1889 THE REIGN OF THE SWASTIKA THE CELESTIAL SWASTIKA EPILOGUE REFERENCES INDEX Hard cover-- 108 pages-- fully illustrated. (Completely new-- not to be confused with "Let There Be Darkness: An Archetypal Analysis of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich" which was published in AEON IV:3) Order from KRONOS Press 226 Richmond C Deerfield Beach-- Fla.-- 33442-2990 Price (including shipping& handling): $28.00 in US-- $30.00 in Canada-- $33.00 overseas. (Payable in US funds) ...
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9. The Moon Maker & The Swastika Online [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1999:2 (Oct 1999) Home¦ Issue Contents The Moon Maker& The Swastika Online 24 May 1999 The first two parts of The Moon Maker are available at I've also placed the entire 1894 study The Swastika, The Earliest Known Symbol, and its Migration by Thomas Wilson, online here: Bob Kobres ...
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10. SIS Internet Digest 1999 Number 2 [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1999 Number 2 Texts Home¦ Internet Digest Home Society for Interdisciplinary Studies Internet Digest ISSN 1362-7686 1999 No. 2 Editor/Compiler: Ian Tresman. 9 Ashdown Drive, Borehamwood, Herts. WD6 4LZ. UK Tel: +44 20 8953 7722. Fax: +44 20 8905 1879. Email: World Wide Web site:© October 1999 The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies 1999 Number 2 Trojan Spindle-Whorls. From The Swastika, The Earliest known Symbol, and its Migrations by Thomas Wilson. See The Moon Maker& The Swastika Online, page 15. Contents About the SIS; How to Join Editorial.. 1 World Wide Web focus.. 2 Thomas Townsend Brown.. 2 Atlantis Rising.. 3 Biblical Archaeologist.. 3 Holoscience.. 3 Discovering Archaeology.. 4 Julian Jaynes Society.. 4 Pole Shift Forum.. 4 Plasma, Plasma, Everywhere.. 5 Vulcan, Comets and the Impending Catastrophe.. 5 Dr. Robert Schoch ...
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