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11. Was the Spiral a Symbol or an Art-Motif? [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... Wide distribution of spiral- Older in Near East than in Oceania- Unknown in Hawaii- Luck motifs and Art motifs- Diffusion theory- Independent origin theory- Natural spirals- Had the Spiral a meaning?- Hallstatt spirals- Angular spirals- Curves to right and to left- A. Lang on "natural ornamentation"- H. R. Hall on origin of spiral- Archaeological evidence- Elliot Smith on spiral symbolism- Thunder gods and spiral- A magico-religious symbol. The problem of the spiral, like that of the swastika, not only takes us back to the beginnings of civilization, but necessitates the investigation of the archaeology, the art history, and the customs and beliefs of a variety of peoples and cultures widely separated in space and time. Some antiquaries regard the problem as a simple rather than a complex one. They consider the spiral to be nothing more than an ancient "art motif', which, as we gather from their writings, pleased the fancy of the early craftsmen who "decorated" pottery, woodwork and stone, ...
12. The Celestial Whirlpool Lake [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... . In the Shu King (Part II, Book 1) the "Bushel" is referred to as "the pearl-adorned turning sphere with its transverse tube of jade," 2 while the Pole star round which the "Bushel" (" Great Bear") revolves is the "Pivot of the sky". This pivot, which is supposed to be of sacred jade, revolves constantly "carrying round with it all the other heavenly bodies". That this concept was not necessarily of Chinese Origin is made manifest Chinese Stellar Swastika called Pa-Kni (eight chiefs). Fig. 32. Chinese Stellar Swastika, called Pa-Kui (eight chiefs), it includes stars of Phoenix and Pisces. According to the Mongols, the stars are "Eight Devils" who protect robbers. This evil stellar swastika was opposed to the North, In Scandinavian mythology the fact that it is met with in includes stars of Phoenix and star Pisces. According to the Moon lit sky", writes Rydberg, the stars are "eight devils" this connexion, "was thought ...
13. On Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Maverick Science Website]
... in use as a symbol in the heathen period, and seems to have been associated with Thor." Similar conceptions surround the Vedic thundergod. Thus, Indra's thunderbolt was described as "four-edged": "Bull, hurler of the four-edged rain producer." We will return to the four-fold form of the thunderbolt below. In addition to being likened to a cross, Thor's thunderbolt was elsewhere represented with a swastika-like form on ancient monuments. Davidson offered the following thoughts on this aspect of the thunderbolt's iconography: "Primarily it [swastika appears to have had connection with light and fire, and to have been linked with the sun-wheel. It may have been on account of Thor's association with the lightning that this sign was used as an alternative to the hammer, for it is found on memorial stones in Scandinavia beside inscriptions to Thor." Davidson's association of the swastika with the sun-wheel is right on target, Thor's weapon elsewhere being described as a fiery wheel (see below). Yet Davidson's hypothesis ignores the unfortunate fact that the current sun never presents a ...
14. As the Cross of the Cardinal Points [Migration of Symbols (Book)] [Books]
... From: The Migration of Symbols and their Relation to Beliefs and Customs Home¦ Issue Contents SECTlON II As the Cross of the Cardinal Points Swastika as symbol- The Cross Symbol- Moslem symbol of cardinal points- Early man's discovery of cardinal points- Finger-posts of Hunters- Azihans and the sun- Ofnet cave-burial custom- The Cult of the West- Egyptian reference to Azilian custom- Dismemberment of Osiris- Osiris as "First of the Westerners"- Rival Cult of the East- How Egypt reveals the cardinal points- Egyptian winds and the Inundation- Pre-dynastic burial customs connected with North and South- The Northern stars- Pharaoh as the Pole star- Mariners and symbols- Sky-goddess and the cardinal points- Egyptian gods of Four Quarters. No doubt can remain that in the Old and New Worlds the swastika was a sacred symbol and therefore a "luck bringer". It was one of the several designs which meant something to the ancient peoples who adopted it, as it does to the modern peoples who continue to make use of it in a variety ...
15. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Aeon Journal $]
... , and seems to have been associated with Thor." [57 Similar conceptions surround the Vedic thundergod. Thus, Indra's thunderbolt was described as "four-edged": "Bull, hurler of the four-edged rain producer." [58 (We will return to the four-fold form of the thunderbolt below.) In addition to being likened to a cross, Thor's thunderbolt was elsewhere represented with a swastika-like form on ancient monuments. [59 Davidson offered the following thoughts on this aspect of the thunderbolt's iconography: "Primarily it [the swastika appears to have had connection with light and fire, and to have been linked with the sun-wheel. It may have been on account of Thor's association with the lightning that this sign was used as an alternative to the hammer, for it is found on memorial stones in Scandinavia beside inscriptions to Thor." [60 Davidson's association of the swastika with the sun-wheel is right on target, Thor's weapon elsewhere being described as a fiery wheel (see below). Yet Davidson's hypothesis ignores the unfortunate fact that the current Sun never ...
16. The Saturn Thesis (Part 2) [Aeon Journal $]
... arms. (5) The context of this discussion was that, even in the rudimentary stages of my research at the time, I had expressed great confidence that electromagnetism, together with the dynamics of the vortex, would be keys to resolving unexplained features of the polar configuration. But, interestingly, it was many years later that I realized that the progression from three to four (and possibly to five) arms of the vortex was a requirement of the historical argument. There is no escaping that the three-armed Triskeleon and four-armed Swastika, for example, go hand in hand. (6) Archaic figurines from various localities showing the transition from the emblem of the Radiant Goddess, to radiant eye, culminating in the figure of the Owl Goddess, reminiscent of the later owl-eyed Athena. North American Indian feathered headdress. Mandan chief Mato-tope (Four Bears) with cosmic emblem on his tunic. Also slightly visible on his tunic is the "hand of god" which Talbott comments upon in this article. (Illustration after George Catlin.) Pictograph from Veracruz ...
17. Vox Popvli [Aeon Journal $]
... does have a direct relation to the Saturnian configuration, and that the onslaught of ice not only occurred during the advent of man, but that it was remembered and recorded by him. A Matter of Priorities Lewis M. Greenberg, from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, writes: In the world of scholarship and intellectual endeavor, it is sometimes necessary to assert one's priority in the presentation of various ideas. Such is the case with the appearance of two items in AEON IV:5-- Dwardu Cardona's "The Cosmic Origin of the Swastika" and Ev Cochrane's review of Vine Deloria's Red Earth, White Lies. For more than two years, I have worked on a major manuscript titled "Let There Be Darkness: The Reign of the Swastika." A preliminary draft was sent in sections to the Editor of AEON, Dwardu Cardona, beginning in late 1995 and concluding in the Spring of 1996. During that time, I requested some quotable material from Dwardu on the visual appearance of the Saturnian Polar Configuration for inclusion in a section of my paper titled " ...
18. Apocalyptic Imagery In Modern Political Spectacle [SIS C&C Review $]
... above the arena, and rockets whizzed to their zenith' [17. While this was going on, 'The air was heavy with the acrid smell of gunpowder' [18. In this instance the German paper compared the aerial display to mundane military encounters, but we can give these images an extra-mundane interpretation, a catastrophic one, especially when at the end of it (I'm not sure how they did this) 'there bloomed high above the arena an immense wreath of green bay leaves encircling a white plaque on which a fiery swastika glowed' [19. Consider the associations invoked by this apparition high in the sky: the wreath of leaves is a sign of victory, heavenly victory, and in its centre (as the core or heart of this triumphant cosmic power) was a swastika glowing like the exploding stars which had just preceded it on the aerial screen. Here, arguably, the intention was to connect the Nazis on earth, especially the Nazi Party (the earthly object of the Rally's veneration), through the celestial swastika to the stars ...
19. Plasma Phenomenon in the Polar Configuration [SIS Internet Digest $]
... by talking about the Egyptian ostrich feather motif, and how it could have derived from the White Crown; this is predicted from an electrical perspective and the Polar Configuration. The colinear polar configuration has an analogue in the universe, that of Herbig-Haro objects. Dave went on to talk about the "whirling Venus", which is illustrated in ancient imagery with tentacles, Medusa's hair, and pondered whether there was a connection between tendrils/tentacles. Dave speculated whether the labyrinth derived from the dishevelling of the cosmic plasma streams; the swastika is the heart of the labyrinth. And the caduceus appears to be a representation of Birkeland currents. Dave's talk contained much more detail than I was able to note. ...
20. Jerusalem - City of Saturn [Kronos $]
... still remembered as the people or children of Saturn.(21) Thus, Hitler's attempted extermination of the Jews- coupled with his Wotanic masquerade- could be interpreted psychologically as a terrestrial re-enactment of the mythocelestial Saturn destroying his children.(22) *( *Footnote: The material on Hitler presented here is only a small part of the present author's research- research which he hopes to publish in great detail in a forthcoming article titled "Let There be Darkness: Hitler and Collective Amnesia". The symbol known as the swastika will also be treated at that time.) In the fullness of time, if cosmic catastrophes and human behavior and institutions are indeed inextricably linked,(23) then the cultic behavior and military actions of Hitler find a frightening affinity with those of Nebuchadnezzar(24) and his kind; and unless it is consciously altered, the wheel of human history and destiny will remain a self destructive Saturnian millstone, mindlessly grinding all in its path.(25) REFERENCES 1. L. M. Greenberg& W. B ...
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