I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about the origins and meaning of the swastika symbol. The experience has focussed my mind on the significance of the symbol and the controversy that surrounds it.
It is a very ancient symbol representing permanent spiritual victory and has been held in great esteem by many different cultures around the world. The fact that such a benevolent symbol was abducted and utterly abused in the 20th Century makes it one of the most controversial symbols around. I have been finding that most people have an opinion about it – one way or another.
A movement has been started to Reclaim The Swastika for the spiritually inspiring intention that it truly stands for:
For your photos of swastikas in their natural habitat, I’ve started a photo group on Flickr: