Saturday, February 28, 2009


For 3,000 years, the swastika meant life and good luck. But because of the Nazis, it has also taken on a meaning of death and hate.
These conflicting meanings are causing problems in today's society. For Buddhists and Hindus, the swastika is a very religious symbol that is commonly used.
Unfortunately, the Nazis were so effective at their use of the swastika emblem, that many do not even know any other meaning for the swastika, and in Germany it is now outlawed.
Can there be two completely opposite meanings for one symbol?

I say no. Even the Nazis used the symbol for good luck in their struggle and the fact that their struggle was hateful does not change the meaning of the symbol.

That's why I want to rehabilitate it in the Western iconography by using it in a way that cannot be mistaken.

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