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The Ancient Symbol of the Swastika

Reclaim the Swastika

This may be a bit controversial, but the swastika (often referred to as the flyfoot in its rare use in the modern magic community) has an incredibly long history connecting it with magic, good fortune, and spirituality.  It's a good thing no matter how it was twisted and manipulated in the past.

I've been aware for some time that the symbol is alive and well in other parts of the world. When I was a small child and received a good luck coin, I was surprised to see a swastika among the horseshoes and four-leaf clovers marking its fortunes, but I saw immediately
that a symbol can have more than one meaning.  There was never a symbol so deserving of its pure, kind meaning to come through as the swastika. There is even a push to reinstate it to its former glory amongst the common people of Europe and the US,  place where the ugliness of its history still looms.  

Naturally, no one is claiming that its dark side be washed away and forgotten.  The pain, hatred, and misery caused under its flag can never be undone.  But it is not fair to view a mark made in love and respect and revile it the same as the one made in horror.  The flyfoot can be found in temples, churches, mosaics, artwork, clothing, anything that needs protecting, and even my little lucky coin.

For magic users this could be quite beneficial: another luck symbol in the mix, another opportunity to connect with ancient traditions that span the globe, the homelands of our family lines.

The nice thing is that it doesn't really matter what other people think.  The items that go in your mojo, that are carved into talismans worn over your heart or tucked in your pocket, that are drawn in your secret grimoires and Book of Shadows are nobody's business but your own.  If you see what I see in this deep, ancient symbol of the sun, then put it where you alone can know its presence.


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My name is Quill and I've been practicing witchcraft for the past 17 years. 10 of those years I've been reading tarot and teaching.  I own a shop on Etsy called Quill's Occult Supply (check it out at QuillsOccultSupply.Etsy.com) full of handmade ritual and decorative items, spell components, and wild picked herbs.

I love to work with my hands.  Magic is a tool to shape our lives, and I'm using magic to shape tools to shape magic.  Cosmic! 

I use a lot of my favorite things in my shop: herbs, candles, wood, fabric, paint, clay.  And I get to carve, burn, grind, mold, think, dream ... I'm in the perfect business!

I've written 3 manuscripts for publication (2 non-fiction and 1 fiction) and am an avid NaNo-er!  I and my husband run a local coven called Orbis Prosapia, and our children are growing up surrounded by magic, mythology, fairy tales, Earth worship, art, open discussion, music, and humor. 

In addition to working on Ex Penna about my experiences as a professional witch, I also write for Scenes from the Circle about being a coven leader. 

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