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Manson's tattoo and the lauburu
Hi everyone.I came across this idea when I was reading an article about the cross and swastika variants.I found a similarity between Manson's last,well not so last, tattoo and the basque cross/swastika called the lauburu especially that it symbolizes what Manson's thoughts are about these days,I'm not sure but I came across this idea and I wanted to share it with you.
The basque lauburu
Historians and authorities compete to apply allegorical meaning to the ancient symbol. Some say it signifies the "four heads or regions" of the Basque Country. The lauburu does not appear in any of the seven coats-of-arms that have been combined in the arms of the Basque Country: Higher and LowerNavarre, Guipuzcoa, Biscay, Alava, Labourd, Soule ; The Basque intellectual Imanol Mujica liked to say that the heads signify spirit, life, consciousness, and form – but it is generally used as a symbol of prosperity.
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What do you think about this? I'll welcome any additions to my topic.
From what I gather, the tattoo was designed by Nick Kushner as more or less a parody of the Nazi swastika. On one hand, it represents the MM's of the Marilyn Manson name, but as a reverse also represents the W of his birth name Warner. At least to me, the embrace of the more direct parallel of the nazi swastika (especially the CMYK) seemed to be a tongue in cheek stab at those who had tried to attack him in the media as some sort of racist or nazi sympathizer. The quad-M swastika is a physical embodiment of what those who tired to tear him down with such ridiculous claims personified into a symbol of not only who he has become, but who he has always been. A villain.
Om mani padme hum (Derived from the Sanskrit, Devanagari ओं मणिपद्मे हूं, IAST oṃ maṇipadme hūṃ), is a mantra particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara. Mani means the jewel and Padma-the lotus. It is the six syllabled mantra of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig, Chinese Guanyin). The mantra is especially revered by the devotees of the Dalai Lama , as he is said to be an incarnation of Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara. It is commonly carved onto rocks and written on paper which is inserted into prayer wheels, said to increase the mantra's effects.
In the religious sense, this ancient Swastika symbol is well known all over the world as the "symbol" that represents the "CYCLE OF FOUR AGES" but some political parties have used it as their party ensign, which is wrong in that religion is above politics and, therefore, it was a degrading act.
For more information on the Swastika: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rajinde...r/swastika.htm
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