Re: [anthroposophy] Re: Clockwise/counterclockwise
- Hi Starman
Thank you for your, as always, elaborate answer.
> From: DocStarman@...
>>> From: "Danny F." <premabrahma@...>
>>> But yet, it's hard to forget the use of the Swatiska by the Nazis...
>> What's the story of the nazi-swastika in this connection?
> Copenhagen >>
> *******I believe what he was referring to was that the hook-cross
> (hagenkreutz), which represents the 4 elements in motion (as opposed to the
> square, which is the 4 at rest) rotated counter-clockwise in its ancient
> Buddhist use, meaning withdrawal away from matter. The Nazi symbol was the
> reverse, clockwise, signifying plunging deeper INTO matter.
> The choice comes from the reality of the Sun in daytime and the night
> sky: when anyone in the Northern Hemisphere wishes to face the direction the
> sun is always in (the south), the sun and stars are seen to move clockwise---
> so this is the direction of 'earthly' Nature, you could say, while
> counter-clockwise is the much less obvious motion that the Moon and planets
> exhibit over more than one day, therefore a 'heavenly' nature direction (in
> old English, 'widdershin') not seen in the daily. Rather as we do the
> Ruckschäu in reverse of the order nature gives us things, so it takes more
> The National Socialists (a group that grew out of one of the Brotherhoods
> of the Left-Hand path) wanted more and more the material, in opposition to
> the way we are meant to grow now that Kali Yuga has ended. Instead of
> developing the etheric mind, they brought all their poorly-understood occult
> teachings down into matter. They pursued an ancient Roman way more than a
> thousand years after it had become inappropriate; for now we have conquered
> the material world, and it is the world of the etheric that awaits our
> exploration. Although, there were distorted hints of even this in the Nazi
> phenomenon, like Blut und Gründ, and Hans Hoerbiger's Fire/Ice cosmology....
> Dr. Starman