Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Operation Bernhard

During World War II The Germans produced an Anti-semitism propaganda issue (Operation Bernhard) of the then current stamp of King George VI with a Star of David replacing the cross on top of the crown and a (Communist) sickle replacing the "D" in the value tablet.

Theosophical Seal

Picture of Blavatsky’s-Hexagram with Swastika seal is copied from Wikipedia. The Australian Theosophical Society Newsletter explains:

The five prominent symbols in the [Theosophical ] Seal are:
1. The Star of David
2. The Ankh
3. The Swastika
4. The Ouroboros (Serpent swallowing its tail)
5. Aum.
Also known as King Solomon’s seal, in India known as the seal of Vishnu and viewed by Pythagoreans as the symbol of creation. The interlaced triangles signify the polarity of nature and spirit, male and female, light and dark. The six points of the star reach toward the serpent of eternity, changing and evolving through time.

Fire Flower

Picture of Jewish Star design is courtesy of nzdzeni. It shows Wire and tubes fractal made in a computer program.

Wires and Tubes

Picture of Jewish star design is courtesy of nzdzeni who created these "wires and tubes". nzdzeni already contributed one of her works to this blog in August and now she sent me three more.
She creates these stars as fractals with a program called "Apophysis".

Yom Hazikaron 5766

Elegant design for Yom Hazikaron, Israel's National Memorial Day for the Fallen and the Victims of Terror, on the day preceding Israel Independence Day which is celebrated annually, according to the Hebrew calendar, on 5 Iyar.
Picture is courtesy of nzdzeni who published it on Flickr.