Monday, September 27, 2010

Hexagrams in the Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose California 

Hexagram in the Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, California  
CC picture by fritz liess from Flickr

Hexagram and Rose Cross in the Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, California  
CC picture by Michael Gray  from Flickr

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hexagram & Ouroboros

Hexagram & Ouroboros Tattoo
Cc Picture by m0n3d4 (c) from Flickr

Hexagram Ouroboros Alchemy

Cc Picture by vaxzine(c) from Flickr 

Hexagram Ouroboros Alchemy
With Signs of the planets
which represent Alchemical compounds  
Dr. Amir Zohar

Blagaj - 16th century Dervish monastery in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Hamam Ceiling Stars
some hexagrams
imitating the natural stars  in the skies
I saw this motive in other Hamam pictures
CC picture by korom (c)  from  Fickr who shot it at
 16th century Dervish monastery on the Buna River, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Six pointed star with moon

Blagaj Monastery  
CC picture by KOKONIS (c)  from  Fickr

Info needed about a JMPRESA VIVERI Token

Photo by Luca 

Patrizia Di Monte from Italy  searches information about an old token with a six pointed star.

The face reports "JMPRESA VIVERI" surrounding the star of David, with a 5 pointed star on 6 o' clock, and on the other side a number "20".

This may be a token for food distribution from/to Hebrew community during second world war, in concentration camps. The strange thing is that in italian "IMPRESA VIVERI" is for "food business" but they use the "I" and not the "J" as first letter. There are some other token with "J" in place of "I" as the first capital letter, and they are mint in Germany. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bosnia and Herzegovina Stamp

Right stamp sports a Solomon’s Seal pattern

Michel #309-10 (interior painting on Mosque, Hadzi Sinan Tekija, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Muslim part, issue from 2003).
Sent to me by Chastven Miloje (c) From Ashdod, Israel

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hexagrams in Diwali Decorations

Happy Diwali

Diwali Light festival is celebrated on the first day of Kartika month
(on October or November)
The frequent usage of hexagrams as one of many star motives in Indian culture
seems to relate to the most basic connection between
 the shape of the stars in  the skies
and their light

  CC picture by pangalactic gargleblaster from Flickr
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hexagrams in Indian Sandpainting

Hexagrams are only one of many motifs of the Indian geometrical sandpainting made usually with rice powder. It is created by millions of Hindu women every morning in front of their houses in order to bring prosperity to their families. Rice powder is used to invite ants and birds to eat it… the idea is to contribute to the harmony of the world.

Hexagrams in Indian Sandpainting
Courtesy of Raji.srinivas from Wikipedia entry Kolam

Other names for Indian Sandpainting are: Alpana, Aripana, Madana, Rangoli, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chowkpurana, Muggu.

Kolam made from Lentils
Courtesy of preetamrai from Flickr

Hexagram made from elements ordered as palindrom rows: 1-4-3-4-1
 Courtesy of kalyan from Flickr

Hexagram Pattern - Indian Sandpainting
 Courtesy of arimoore from Flickr

Monday, September 13, 2010

Indian Hexagram and Swastika

pattern indian women use everyday to make pictures or rangoli/kolam in front of the house or near the diety
Courtesy of 
Nagashree Naveen who published this picture on Flickr
with the caption
sudarshana chakra/mandala

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Algeria banning a Koran because it has a Star of David on it

David referred me to a news story about Algeria banning a Koran because it has a Star of David on it
and added  that
Comment number 9 is interesting, it says: They will have to demolish the Dome of the rock because it has Stars of David all over.Comment 8 says the Star of David is common in Islamic art