October 7th, 2007
|Date:||October 8th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)|| |
i have a copy of this photo in the book "The Gentle Swastika - Reclaiming The Innocence" by ManWoman
... it is a canadian girls hockey team called The Swastikas
from edmonton, alberta circa 1918.
Awesome! I love knowing where these pics come from!
|Date:||October 8th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)|| |
i'm not convinced that manwoman is the source of the photo, since it was taken before he was born, but his book is where i saw it first... manwoman is my example when it comes to swastikas, and it's possible that he's got more information about it. it's my impression that the main reason he has the photo is because he's trying to show people that the swastika was a sign of good luck, even in the west, before it was a nazi symbol.
I studied Hinduism for about a decade. I have a Ganesha with a little swastika on his belly right on my front door.
Look, warren has noticed your greatness! It was inevitable!
I appreciate his writing. He appreciates my picture selection. This is nice.
|Date:||October 8th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)|| |
I recall that the yearbooks from Georgia Tech in the 1920s show the KKK as a campus org. Times change.
Read the 1st comment to learn about the picture some more.
Other places pre-nazi swastika use can be seen:
Will Rogers stationary (seen in Raton, NM)
A tile on the floor of The Spanish Ballroom (Glen Echo, MD)
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Also, at the <a=href "http://www.cabq.gov/kimo/KimoPostcard4.html">Kimo</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimo_Theater">Theater</a> in Albuquerque, NM. I can't find any good pix of them yet, but they're on the shields that line the proscenium over the stage.
I suck at html tags today.
I remember when crucifixes were things I could wrap a string around and fire an arrow with.
Damned Pontius Pilate.
The Nazi's didnt take the Swastika from the Hindus, they took the Fylfot - Which is Odinist/Germanic Neo Paganism.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fylfot
They believed to provided the same thing as the swastika - Good Luck, Fortune and Truth.
But whats in a symbol
Podcast 285 -Symbolism
See, that makes SO much more sense. Thank you.
|Date:||October 16th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)|| |
In fact the path the swastika goes to finally get into the NSDAP flag wasn't odinist.
Blavatsky took it from hinduism;
Guido Von List, austrian, took it from Blavatsky and convert it a part of a pseudo runic alphabet;
Liebenfels took it from List to his racist-germanist ONT (Ordo Novo Templi) flag;
Sebotendorf took it from Liebenfels and put it in the Thule Gesellschaft flag, from where was taken to create the NSDAP imaginery.