The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history

The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth.  But Adolf Hitler was not the first to use this symbol. In fact, it was used as a powerful symbol thousands of years before him, across many cultures and continents.

For the Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries, the swastika was an important symbol for many thousands of years and, to this day, the symbol can still be seen in abundance - on temples, buses, taxis, and on the cover of books. It was also used in Ancient Greece and can be found in the remains of the ancient city of Troy, which existed 4,000 years ago. The ancient Druids and the Celts also used the symbol, reflected in many artefacts that have been discovered. It was used by Nordic tribes and even early Christians used the Swastika as one of their symbols, including the Teutonic Knights, a German medieval military order, which became a purely religious Catholic Order. But why is this symbol so important and why did Adolf Hitler decide to use it?

The word ‘swastika’ is a Sanskrit word (‘svasktika’) meaning ‘It is’, ‘Well Being’, ‘Good Existence, and ‘Good Luck’. However, it is also known by different names in different countries - like ‘Wan’ in China, ‘Manji’ in Japan, ‘Fylfot’ in England, ‘Hakenkreuz’ in Germany and ‘Tetraskelion’ or ‘Tetragammadion’ in Greece.

Swastika - Positive and Negative ShapesA Sanskrit scholar P. R. Sarkar in 1979 said that the deeper meaning of the word is ‘Permanent Victory’. He also said that as any symbol it can have positive and negative meaning depending on how it is drawn. So in Hinduism, the right-hand swastika is a symbol of the God Vishnu and the Sun, while the left-hand swastika is a symbol of Kali and Magic. The double meaning of symbols is common in ancient traditions, like for example the symbol of the pentagram (five pointed star), which is viewed as negative when pointing downwards, and positive when pointing upwards.

Mezine SwastikaThe earliest swastika ever found was uncovered in Mezine, Ukraine, carved on an ivory figurine, which dates an incredible 12,000 years, and one of the earliest cultures that are known to have used the Swastika was a Neolithic culture in Southern Europe, in the area that is now Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the Vinca Culture, which dates back around 8,000 years.

In Buddhism, the swastika is a symbol of good fortune, prosperity, abundance and eternity. It is directly related to Buddha and can be found carved on statues on the soles of his feet and on his heart.  It is said that it contains Buddha’s mind.

Lalibela SwastikaOn the walls of the Christian catacombs in Rome, the symbol of the Swastika appears next to the words “ZOTIKO ZOTIKO” which means “Life of Life”. It can also be found on the window openings of the mysterious Lalibela Rock churches of Ethiopia, and in various other churches around the world.


Navaho - SwastikaIn Nordic Myths , Odin is represented passing through space as a whirling disk or swastika looking down through all worlds. In North America, the swastika was used by the Navajos. In Ancient Greece, Pythagoras used the Swastika under the name ‘Tetraktys’ and it was a symbol linking heaven and earth, with the right arm pointing to heaven and its left arm pointing to Earth.

It has been used by the Phoenicians as a symbol of the Sun and it was a sacred symbol used by the priestesses.

Swastica - Phoenicians

The swastika, the Phoenician sun symbol, on the Phoenician Craig-Narget stone in Scotland, and on the robe of a Phoenician high priestess. ( Source)

How and why did so many diverse countries and cultures, across many eras, use the same symbol and apparently with the same meaning?   

It is ironic, and unfortunate, that a symbol of life and eternity that was considered sacred for thousands of years has become a symbol of hatred.

Featured Image: Ancient Roman Mosaics in Villa Romana La Olmeda (Wikipedia)

By John Black

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Hi James,

I think frequencies or even sound waves would be generated by the "hum" of an electromagnetic field - which is what we would get from a plasma column - of any size. The centre of the Milky Way is not a "black hole" as perpetrated by popular theoretical physics but a high density gamma Z or Bennet pinch - which is why it is chucking out gamma radiation of galactic proportions. Now and again (in cosmic terms) the emanations from the galactic centre are stronger than others - Prof Paul La Violette has a lot to say on this. The myth of the world Axis also discussed by Marinus Van der Slujis on his site
explains very well how plasma myths have formed over the ages.If you go to the page TPODs, you'll find brilliant articles on the origins of plasma myths and how they have infiltrated everything we know to be of "the Gods" - universally! It is a real wealth of knowledge and you'll love the info!
Any sight of a plasma column by our ancestors would have been accompanied by a "hum" - and probably celestial thunder. The hum or frequency of the intense gamma radiation (an uber intense electromagnetic field) would interact with all living things since vibration and emus do just that. Its is my belief that even the sacred OM was the vibration of such an event. There are certain frequencies which can shatter buildings - or dissemble the human mind! etc etc
Enjoy the pages on plasma myths!

It may be, that just as we note above, the Plasma Storm can be accepted Now, but was scandalous concept previously,That the propaganda concerning the very poorly documented Holocaust, the lack of Signed Orders in the otherwise legalistic 3rd Reich,the disease/sickness victims bodies burned being used for propaganda,the non-functional showers, the impossibility of Carbon Monoxide use as killing agent, the WWI propaganda concerning Six Million German Victims, the incompatabilty of Census Records in Europe(total judaic population) vs.Immigrant# into Israel...We will One Day accept that we have been decieved Once Again.This Time-There was no holocaust. Only the continuing war on the Germans by their Khazar invaders.Just study with an Open Mind & the Swastika may not turn out to be such a horrible symbol after-all.

the swastika was spread all over the globe more then 15,000 years ago because it originated from extraterrestrials

Simple ideas do not have to "spread", because humans are inventive and creative, different people at different times in different cultures invent the same thing for different reasons, one could assume the circle triangle cross and square were invented only once and that they spread from there but that would be absolutly silly, Every child with a drawing stick invents these things for themselves because they are obvious. The meanings are also obvious, a square represents stability, a circle eternity, a triangle a point , a cross an intersection, a swastika represents a whirl which is to say energy, we should get over Hitlers rape of geometry, our current fear of the swastika proves stupidity spreads more easily than wisdom, wisdom originates rather than imitates.

Brilliant remark!


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