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There is an interesting documentary in the making: My Swastika. The director Dominick Crowley has said  about the documentary that “My Swastika is a documentary dealing with the controversy, history and social impact of the symbol of  swastika. The production itself is an academic production, non-sensationalized, and we are trying to be 100% factual and truthful about the image and we avoid any sensationalism; media, journalism, anything that kind of pop-culture or sensationalist”. I am really looking forward to seeing the final result of that project. Thus far there are out there the documentary’s trailer and behind the scenes clip. The project has also two Facebook pages, this one and especially this one.

The documentary made me think about the symbol again. The controversy about swastika is historically of course a fairly new one, thanks to the Nazis who tainted the general perception of this ancient symbol in the Western culture. Before the Nazis the symbol was used throughout the world for ages and it continues to be widely used in Eastern religions.

But what does the symbol stand for? Where has this universal symbol originated from? There are lots of ideas about these things. Generally, swastika seems to stand for a good luck and it is considered to be a holy symbol. The theories about the origins the symbol vary a lot. One theory about the origin of swastika that I haven’t seen to be pondered about a lot is that of a celestial origin, of Ursa Minor’s and Ursa Major’s rotational positions (equinoxes and solstices) around the pole star. I am somewhat surprised that this theory has not got that much attention.

If you look at the nightsky it seems to rotate around the pole star that stays in a fixed position. One of the most visible if not the most visible constellation that can be seen in the nightsky and that connects nicely with the  Northern pole star is that of Ursa Major. I might get a bit poetical here, but thinking of the importance of a yearly cycle of life for people in pre-industrial, agricultural age, the yearly cycle seems to be very important. It is about a whole cycle of life here on Earth, and thus something holy, since holy refers to something that from a special angle covers all of life. You can find swastika right from the nightsky. This idea can be found nicely from Ph.D. Joscelyn Godwin’s The Polar Myth.

Illustration from Godwin's book, p. 147

Here are some notes about what some present day Taoist practitioners have to say about the Big Dipper (Ursa Major), its origin and function in Taoism, and about its meaning in Taoist astrology. A to Z Japanese Buddhist sanctuary has some interesting notes about Northern Polestar and the Big Dipper as well. There are of course many sites about swastika in Buddhism too, for example here and here.

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"Help!"

Dear Benevolent Aliens,

this is my application for asylum and refugee status, which technically speaking is an application for abduction.

I am a member of what is called a “human race”, or homo sapiens. We are a species that are capable of lots of “good”  and “beautiful” things but the evidence can be used to argue that we are even more capable of “bad” and “ugly” things, if not outright “evil” and “sinister” things. The state of our planet Earth has developed into really “bad”, “ugly”, “evil” and “sinister” during the last hundred years or so. The so called “elite” of our planet has cumulatively concentrated more and more power to itself and it has slowly but steadily been transforming the whole planet into what can be called a “prison”. This is where we are now. The planet Earth is de facto a prison planet today, in the year 2010 common era of our general Western calendar. It is for this reason that I write to you this application.

Members of our species who have not yet been successfully manipulated to love their slavery are subtly and systematically persecuted throughout the world. The way the “elite” is doing this is developed to cover all of one’s life, so that there is  virtually no escape from being under the “elite’s” influence and control. The “elite” is more and more strictly manipulating and controlling everything from the air we breath, food we eat to thoughts we think. In our language this all can be summed by calling it “a scientific dictatorship”. In layman’s terms we as a human race are “seriously fucked up”. I am unwilling to live in this prison planet under these current conditions. My fear of persecution is well-founded. The life and freedom of me and my species is seriously threatened.

In addition to my own application for abduction I am at the same time submitting an application for family reunification. Here on our planet these two applications go understandably very often hand in hand, and I think that the same applies in my case here. Due to the circumstances I wish that the family reunification can include 200 of my friends and associates who I consider to be in need of an asylum and a refugee status as well.

Beam me up, please.

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