The article needs information about a new discovery showing that Hitler's symbol -the ancient swastika- was a tool used for braiding and spinning. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-braiding.html The research is explained in the book "Swastika Secrets" by Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html
Pictorial evidence shows that individual yarns or strands would be threaded through the hooks of the swastika and the tool would be spun upon a hand-held axis (extending from the center) to twist and braid. Some ancient swastika symbols even have dots within each hook of the symbol in order to illustrate the tool's use.
The research helps to explain why the swastika is also known as the "hakenkreuz" or "hooked cross." The arms of the symbol really were "hooks" that held fibers.
Swastika tools are easily recreated using heavy wire (i.e. from coat hangers) combined with modern technology that provides greater efficiency via electrical power. Similar principles apply to modern hair braid tools that hold four strands of hair in spinning hooks around a rotating center piece that uses an electric motor. The devices are available in the market.
Many modern myths about swastikas are based on the false belief that Nazis called their symbol a "swastika," as explained by Dr. Curry. The National Socialist German Workers' Party called its symbol a "Hakenkreuz." The "swastika myth" continues to be repeated in efforts to cover-up new discoveries, including Dr. Curry's discovery that German National Socialists altered their symbol and sometimes used it as alphabetic symbolism, including to represent overlapping "S" letters for their "socialism."
Crosses were also used as spinning and braiding tools before the hook innovation was added to the cross.
The Anthropologist Heinrich Schliemann helped to popularize the swastika when he wrote about finding the symbol in his excavations of the site of Homer's Troy on the shores of the Dardanelles from 1871 to 1875. Many of those examples were of swastikas appeared on spinning whorls or drop spindles. Those and other examples of swastikas on spinning tools were also covered by Thomas Wilson in his book “Swastika the earliest known symbol and its migrations” published in 1894. The symbol became known in France, Germany, Britain, Scandinavia, China, Japan, India and the United States. Navajo blankets were woven with swastikas.
Professor Curry's work explains those "migrations" or provides an independent basis for discovery, in that the swastika would have migrated with the art of spinning and braiding or would have been independently discovered through the development of those arts.
Four-strand braiding is highly ornamental and is easy and simple. The process is illustrated in an accompanying illustration, and consists in crossing the opposite strands across and past one another. The very act of braiding and the braid itself creates the form of the swastika.
In making a rope or line, the fiber of hemp, jute, cotton, or other material are loosely twisted together to form what is technically known as a "yarn." When two or more yarns are twisted together they form a "strand." Three or more strands form a rope, and three or more ropes form a cable. To form a strand the yarns are twisted together in the opposite direction from that in which the original fibers were twisted; to form a rope the strands are twisted in the opposite direction from the yarns of the strands, and to form a cable each rope is twisted opposite from the twist of the strands. In this way the natural tendency for each yarn, strand, or rope to untwist serves to bind or hold the whole firmly together.
An old source stated "In rope the strands turn from left to right or 'with the sun,' while cable is left-handed or twisted 'against the sun.' Certain ropes, such as 'bolt-rope' and most cables, are laid around a 'core' or central strand and in many cases are four-stranded."
The following is from the book “Swastika the earliest known symbol and its migrations” by Thomas Wilson and published in 1894 (at page 771) -
“Dr. Schliemann found many specimens of Swastika in his excavations at the site of ancient Troy on the hill of Hissarlik. They were mostly on spindle whorls, and will be described in due course. He appealed to Prof. Max Muller for an explanation, who, in reply, wrote an elaborate description, which Dr. Schliemann published in ‘Ilios.’
He commences with a protest against the word Swastika being applied generally to the sign Swastika, because it may prejudice the reader or the public in favor of its Indian origin. He says:
‘I do not like the use of the word svastika outside of India. It is a word of Indian origin and has its history and definite meaning in India. * * * The occurrence of such crosses in different parts of the world may or may not point to a common origin, but if they are once called Svastika the vulgus profanum will at once jump to the conclusion that they all come from India, and it will take some time to weed out such prejudice.’ ”
Muller's prediction was amazingly accurate, and he labeled so many people in the world today as "vulgus profanum." It is translated as "uneducated masses" and that is why a more literal translation is "vulgar and profane."
Translators changed “hakenkreuz” to “swastika.” Who was the first bad translator and why did others repeat the misrepresentation? "Swastika" translators might have wanted the National Socialist German Workers' Party to stain a foreign symbol rather than their own. "Hakenkreuz" is a reference to a cross. http://rexcurry.net/swastikacross.html
Although the swastika was an ancient symbol, Professor Curry discovered that it was also used sometimes by German National Socialists to represent "S" letters for their "socialism." Curry changed the way that people view the symbol of the horrid National Socialist German Workers' Party. Hitler altered his own signature to use the same stylized "S" letter for "socialist" and similar alphabetic symbolism still shows on Volkswagens. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html A new discovery shows that the ancient swastika was a tool used for braiding, spinning and twisting. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-braiding.html The research is explained in the book "Swastika Secrets" by Dr. Rex Curry. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html