Nonsense " backpacker " type article on swastika tattoos from the Mail and Guardian Online ( South Africa ). One of the many reasons why most journalists should never be allowed write for the OPINION section!!!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
|Night after night in 1965, my body went into a spontaneous trance |
and my spirit soared up through a vortex of energy, power, and
sound and melted in god, love, and peace. No drugs were involved.
|I call this "Womb Of The Sacred" - my spirit soaring up into the mystical light of the Source. This triggered my swastika dreams and my realization that the swastika is universal and it stands for that blessing place inside all of us.|
|This was the poster for my first art|
show in Edmonton, Alberta using the
name ManWoman. 1969.
Scared the shit out of my friends and relatives.
|My first tattoo - a tiny swastika on my pinky because of persistent dreams.|
Tattooed by Sonny O using a needle in the end of a pencil. 1969
|I created 5 dragon guitars from my dreams with the help of Frank Gay, a famous Edmonton guitar maker. This one is called The Miracle of Saint Penis - to express the sexual/spiritual energy in my spine "Shakti". 1969-1975|
|I designed Smiley Swastika knowing that he would be loved by millions all over the world in the future. 1968|
|Here are my hand tattoos by Fat Rick. 1971|
|By 1982, I had all of my major work completed by Sudsy Soper.|
|My "Gentle Swastika" painting was created to soothe some of my Jewish friends. I used the image on a postcard which I silk screened for the swastika |
conference at Swastika, Ontario, Canada, 1985.
|Sweet Swastika, 35" X 35", acrylic on canvas. Collection of Frank Anderson, Edmonton.|
|No publisher, no distributor, no bookstore would touch my book. In 2001, I published it myself. Some bookstores would return the books saying, "My customers say they will never shop here again if I don't get rid of that book," so most of 3,000 copies were sold online to Friends of the Swastika - Yay! Available at http://www.manwoman.net/|