So stoked to share this collab with the amazing @jmckeehen
Manwoman Day 2015 is coming! I was so deeply honored to be asked to create the flyer for this year's event. Mark your calendars and find a shop near you (or better yet spread the word to tattoo shops and let them know about the event.)
Download the flyers below: There are 2 versions for the flyer - the square version is for websites and apps (like Instagram) that only use squares.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Calgary, Canada for 'The Heart Of Longing' - ManWoman Memories. The first art show featuring ManWoman's art since he passed away. Calgarians are really nice but I was definitely not used to the weather. I needed 2 hoodies but locals were wearing tanks and shorts!
It was a magical experience to see ManWoman's art in person. I've been a fan for years but never got to see so much of it in one place. I think his art is so important and that his spiritual experiences were in the same line as the great mystics and saints. It's so rare to come across an artist who truly is following their inspiration without question of whether it will make them millions or famous.
Hope you enjoy the video. Blessings!
'Life is a game, love is the cheat code'
You need more peaceful donuts in your life! Grab this free wallpaper as an early X-mas gift ;)
We're so proud to release our new donut swazi stickers! Grab them fresh! Shipping free to everyone in the USA and only $2 for everywhere else. Spreading love and World Peace one donut at a time!
A worldwide event on the second anniversary of ManWoman’s passing – the 13th of November 2014 – to spread knowledge and appreciation of the Gentle Swastika.
Open shops and give away tattoos, scars and/or branding of Swastikas for free and use this opportunity to educate people about the origins and true meaning of the Swastika.
“Learn to love the Swastika” is a group compiled of regular people, artists, tattooists, body modifiers, designers, writers and Swastika educators. There is absolutely no religion or worship involved – only cultural awareness.The event will celebrate the memory of ManWoman whose life work was to reclaim the symbol of positivity. Some say he is the 'Godfather' of the movement to return the swastika to it's original meaning. He had spent his life educating and writing about the ancient history and widespread usage of the 'Gentle' Swastika.
More information to come…
On Facebook ManWoman Memorialday 2014
Official ManWoman page manwoman.net
PDF book of the last year’s event 13.11.2013
PDF books on the swastika symbol history
Tees with 2014 poster design by Hernan Polako available here
We're incredibly excited to have ManWoman Day Tees available now in the store for $19+shipping HERE. Hernan Polako from Polako Tattoo created the poster. Includes Swastika Nutrition label printed at the bottom hem.
I'm incredibly excited to share this new post. I've been waiting to release it and couldn't hold it out any longer. I hope this enLIGHTens your brain and expands your view of the Universe. I'm very fascinated by all things cosmos AND symbols, so this is the perfect recipe for a flavorful finding.
The origins of the swastika are beyond time. Even the earliest uses of it fail to signify what it meant to the people at the time. The earliest recordings of it's meaning are as a symbol of good fortune, a sun sign or the movement of cycles. But those recordings are thousands of years after the oldest found swastikas. So where still left to wonder - where did it come from?
Since the swazi is so old perhaps it's birthplace was in the stars? The ancients used star groups like the Big Dipper, to tell seasons and direction, there's no doubt the ol' dancing dipper held a significance. It dances in a circle around Polaris (The North Star) Polaris is the only star that doesn't move and is used to measure latitude. The turning of the seasons was vastly more important if you lived in nature like our ancient grandpas and grandmas. Perhaps they used the swazi to show another person the 'turning of the seasons'. They could've used it as a type of calendar to keep track of the seasons, the cycles. The swazi is commonly known as a symbol of the Sun and of cycles. It's for these reasons I suggest that the Big Dipper was the inspiration for the fist carvings of swastikas.
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On a clear night in the northern hemisphere, you can find north with a little bit of stellar constellation knowledge. If you can find the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) then it is simple to find the North Star (Polaris). If you follow the imaginary line from the tip of the 'cup' of the Big Dipper, you will find The North Star.
This connection between the swazi and Big Dipper actually came about in a synchronistic series of events.
It was a couple months ago and my awesome parents bought me a telescope for my birthday. I was beyond excited.. My dad actually made a HUGE TELESCOPE by hand when we were kids. I remember him rubbing the 2 pieces of glass together day after day until one day it became a sleek mirror powerful enough to break open the heavens. My parents came out here to LA to visit and take out the new scope. (A word of warning - a full moon is many magnitudes brighter when seen through a telescope.)
We were looking through a star gazing book he'd had for years. On the very 2nd page was a diagram of the Big Dipper as it moved through the seasons. It was incredibly obvious - IT WAS A SWAZI. We were incredibly excited about this 'discovery'. We wondered - did anyone else know? Asking Google about it only turned up a couple random forum comments and the like. I think there might not be any information out there about this because people don't want to even bring up the word 'swastika'.
Perhaps it came from ancient aliens from another planet far far away? Reza Assasi, an astronomer makes a strong case that the swastika was an ancient constellation from Iranian-Romian cult of Mithriasm based on the ancient Roman God Mithra. His findings are really interesting, I highly suggest taking a look here.
I'm creating this today to give this idea it's proper diligence. We may never know the origins of it's meaning, but someday it will likely once again be placed in the high esteem it's held with humankind since ancient times.
Thanks for checking this out and may this knowledge bring you good fortune. Please spread the knowledge, peace happens through education.
May you be happy, May you be healthy, May you live with ease,
- Sinjun Spiritual Punx
We're finally offering these in our online store. EXTREMELY LIMITED STOCK. Will be sending some donut swazi stickers with each order too :D Can you find the red pill?
THANK YOU to all who brought their shining inner lights and positive vibes to the swazi donut launch at Haus of Love. The mission of the event was to release the donut swazi design and inspire people to be more loving and accepting to ALL. WE ARE ALL ONE, ONE MIND, ONE CONSCIOUSNESS, ONE LOVE
PEACE & BLESSINGS ☮♥卐
Sunday July 27 Spiritual Punx will be at a rad as f@#% fashion brunch "Sunday A La Mode" at the@iotabrewcafe in KoreaTown ✨ 528 S. western Ave. LA 90020 11:30am-3:30pm. Join us for Gourmet Delights, Massage Therapist, Psychic intuition Reader, Beauty Glam Lashes, Nail Artist, and Fashion Vendors! Mimosa and Peroni Beer specials all day! Hosted by @thefabulousstains Dj Set by@missglitt3r
A UNIVERSAL SIZE THΔΠҜ ΨΩU to all the spiritual punx and loving peeps who brought their positive vibes to the swazi donut shirt launch at Haus of Love. The event was on the same night as downtown Los Angeles's monthly artwalk. Hopefully the event inspired people to be more loving and accepting of each other. I think many people came expecting one thing and left with a new understanding. In addition to the donut swazi shirts there was an educational wall and swazi art including a massive hologram and glitter banner with all different styles of swazis from allover the world. Many artists graciously contributed their positive swastika art for us to share. The collab piece started black and white and by the end was exploding in all colors of the visual spectrum. There was also a collage that showcased the many positive swastika tattoos done every day as posted on swastikatattoo.tumblr.com. 10% of the sales were donated to www.kiva.org. There was even swazi cookies and a donut swazi CAKE the exact shape and color of the donut :D Not gonna lie that I think it was literally the best cake I've ever had and I felt like a kid on X-mas day :)
PEACE LOVE & SWASTIKAS ☮♥卐
Artists who contributed:
- Nora Quinn - @sparklemerm
- Cindy Lee
- Luna Guerrero
- Ray Mack
- Hernan Polako - Walk The Line Tattoo - @polakotattoo
- Mary Jane Tattoo - @maryjanetattoo or maryjanetattoo.wordpress.com
- Ferank Manseed - facebook.com/ferank.manseed
- @Fenexx - Donut swazi sprinkle cake
- Mr. Kobo - http://mrkobo.bigcartel.com/
Photographer: @jwny - www.pronouncedsex.com
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