卍 free the swastika 卐

 
 I still dont know why, but in the winter of 2011 I began drawing a lot of swastikas.
One of the nights when I was drawing, me and a friend started talking about the symbol. His point of view was that a symbol has no intrinsic value, but represent what it´s associated with. And seen from that angle the swastika is a symbol of Nazism. I know what he mean, but if nobody does anything about it, it will remain so.
Someone has to be that one and take the first step.
And we are becoming more and more.
It is about raising public awareness of the symbol, remove taboos and give it back its true value.
 
It´s hard to say how long it´s been part of human history. But it is considered one of humanities oldest symbols.
The oldest discovery I’ve heard of where they could determine the age with certainty,
 is on the belly of a 15 000 year old bird, carved out of a mammoth tusk in modern day Ukraine,
 
“Among the museum’s most highly prized treasures is a small ivory figurine of a female bird. Made from the tusk of a mammoth, it was found in 1908 at the Palaeolithic settlement of Mezin near the Russian border.On the torso of the bird is engraved an intricate meander pattern of joined up swastikas. It’s the oldest identified swastika pattern in the world and has been radio carbon-dated to an astonishing 15,000 years ago. The bird was found with a number of phallic objects which supports the idea that the swastika pattern was used as a fertility symbol.”  -BBC
 
A symbol belonging to all of humanity since stone age has disappeared from the Western world for nearly 70 years due to the Nazi’s six-year war. It’s about time to snatch the symbol out of their hands.
 
We have found it all over the world from different time periods. From stone age to today. From North & South America, Europe, Asia, Pacific and Africa. That means it can be difficult to put your foot down and say this is a swastika.  Almost all cultures have their own meaning of the symbol.
 
The images I see when I draw these are many. It’s a very harmonious and balanced symbol. The square is the most stable of all geometric shapes. Swastika is a symbol of man, with two legs and two arms The same lines can also be a spiral galaxy. A force that flows from a center point. Like the sun’s life-giving rays or expansion of the universe. A reminder that everything comes from the same point,
That everything is part of the same whole.  Sufficiently far back in our history all the universes parts where together in one single point. It has expanded and evolved into stars, planets, moons, gas clouds, stones, metals, plants, birds, insects, animals, you and me …
-Everything- is made of the same building blocks.
Parallel to this, it is interesting to consider the theory that nothing can be created without consciousness
 
A symbol of the first birth
The force behind creation
The ultimate symbol of God
 
 
here are some links … ..
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29644591
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkrtLl6rh3I&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3xr7xUlLlo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBpfnqcnrJw&feature=player_embedded
http://spiritvision.se/blogg/2010/05/7000-ar-gammal-swastika-har-hittats-i-bulgarien
http://www.manwoman.net/
http://www.crystalinks.com/swastika.html
http://www.svasticross.blogspot.com/
http://reclaimtheswastika.tumblr.com
http://www.swastika-info.com/
 
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