Miscellaneous: Pop Culture, Controversy, New Age

New Age, Religious Movements:

Operating Thetan Scientology cross sarc
CoST Op. Thetan Scientology Cross Scientology Unity Cross Process Church
Raelian Church Raelian Church Hand of Eris Sacred Chao Unification Church
Raelian Raelian Hand of Eris Sacred Chao Theosophy Unification
Barbury Mu Chalice Well Choku Rei
Eckankar Crop Circle Mu Glastonbury Atlantis Cross Choku Rei
Reiki "Prioy of Sion"  
Healer Priory of Sion  EN

 

Music, television, and Pop Culture:

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Heartagram Zoso Seal of Lucifer Triqueta
“Questioning” “The Artist” Heartagram Zoso Sigil of Lucifer Charmed
shallows  coming soon!  sservice
Deathy Hallows  Bob Dobbs  Alcoholics Anonymous

 

Non-religious, cultural, universal:

Banner of Peace
Romany “Grail Cross” Solomon’s knot Culture Unitarians labrynth
Bee Phi sborjgali2
Bee Unicorn Phi Borjgali Tryzub

 

Hate groups/Racial Identity*:

Swastika Cable Tow Neo Nazi triskele h h h
Swastika Black Sun Neo Nazi

*Please note: the appearance of a symbol on this list is not meant to imply that a symbol is of itself inherently racist or hate-oriented. please use contextual clues and discernment when researching symbols.

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Mark Musolf August 11, 2017 at 7:58 pm

I have with a hammer(anvil) on one stone and a star with a sideways h in the center on a separate stone mounted on a 10k ring. Cannot figure out what it represents.

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Jennifer September 11, 2017 at 2:42 am

Sounds unique. Do you have a photo?

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shez May 21, 2016 at 10:33 am

Hi, just came across your site and wanted to add to the swastika’ mentioned under the ‘manji’ symbol [2014].

Ref: International Buddhist Society: “The swastika is the ancient religious symbol of an equilateral cross, with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction. Although this symbol is widely known to the Western world as the symbol of the German Nazi party, it stems from many ancient Eastern civilizations, and embodies a completely different meaning.

Until the 20th century, the swastika was the symbol of good fortune, prosperity, and longevity in many Far Eastern countries. The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svasti, which means good fortune, luck, and well-being. In Buddhism, the swastika represents the turning of the “Dharma wheel”, and thereby promotes goodwill, compassion, and generosity to all sentient beings.

Regrettably, Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party borrowed [abused* IMHO] the swastika in the early 1900s, REVERSED IT* [*my capitalised emphasis] and used it as their party emblem during World War II. Not only does the Nazi swastika and the ancient swastika used in Buddhism and Eastern cultures differ in meaning, the Nazi swastika is also slanted, resting on a point, and has right angles bent in a clockwise direction. The traditional swastika lays flat and is counterclockwise.”

So again IMHO this more meaningful summation of the two swastikas illustrates not only that they differ in design, in directional layout and in meaning from sacred to hatred – but that this particular symbol was chosen specifically to enable diametrical opposition between each!

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FlavioMM February 25, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Greetings. I would like to include symbols of pre-Columbian culture, Aztec and Olmec

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Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

We are working on such a section, it just takes some time to do the research. :)

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giorgi April 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm

hey, I saw that simbol after that, named “borjgali” has got no description and picture. It’s from my country georgia and if you wish I can give information and pictures about that

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Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Hi Giorgi- I have it, we just ran into some issues with the archive. Things should be updated this year. :)

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Rev. Tim Miner OUnI January 18, 2012 at 5:51 am

Hi, wonderful site. I would like to invite you to add the “touch of the divine” which is meant as a symbol for ALL religions along with the mystic and realistic views. The website describes the symbology. We use this as part of a universal religious society and other work that serves people of all faiths. thank you.

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Brian August 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I have a symbol on a military knife that I am trying to understand. Its round with a wing comming out of the top of it. Any ideas what that could mean?

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sp April 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Hey, you seem to have a good explanation of the different symbols of the different religions. It appears to be quite comprehensive. However, I was a little confused to see that you have included “Swastika” as a hate symbol. Maybe you are afraid to explain its true meaning and its origin? About 1.2 Billion people (representing India’s population) and scores of people following Buddhism in Japan, China, Taiwan, etc use this symbol on a day to day basis as a symbol of good luck and fortune. A good explanation of Swastika can be found at the above website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika. The Japanese symbol you have included in your site (called manji) is a Swastika by the way.

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Jennifer August 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Someone clearly didn’t think to click through and read the entry. :P

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