Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?
Skye Turell (email@example.com)
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 14:54:01 GMT
On 10 Jan 1997 22:11:00 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bunny and/or Roy)
>FYI: The German word for the figure is "Hakenkreuz", or hooked
>cross. The word "swastika" comes from two Sanskrit roots: svashti+ka,
>meaning, roughly "well-being".a Reminds me, I once knew an
>extraordinarily lovely woman from Bali named Svashti. She told me it
>was an amuletic name that parents sometimes gave their daughters to
>keep them safe and in good health.
>"Papa Hegel he say that all we learn from history is that we learn nothing
>from history. *I* know people who can't even learn from what happened this
>morning. Hegel must have been taking the long view."
> (John Brunner, "Stand on Zanzibar")
I read somewhere that the swastika was a representation of the Big and
Little Dippers or something. If you put them together the right way,
they form that image. The hypothesis was that it had to do with the
resolution of off-planet conflicts having to do with those star
Can't be more specific, read this a long time ago.