Black Power Symbol
Black Power Symbol
Black Power Symbol The “Black Power” symbol is a raised fist that has tremendous communist symbolism and is directly associated with the gesture “Workers of the World Unite”. It was popularised during the 1960’s and 1970’s by the Civil Rights Movement in America that disagreed with Luther-King’s policy of Integration. They believed that regardless of where they were based –…
Bio hazard Symbol
Biohazard Symbol

The Biohazard symbol was originally developed by the Dow Chemical Company in 1966. An engineer by the name of Charles Baldwin claims to have been directly involved in its creation. According to his account they were concerned by the lack of standardisation and prepared several possible designs that were market-tested before selecting the one that is currently accepted as the standard.

Four Leaf Clover Symbol
Four Leaf Clover Symbol
Four Leaf Clover Symbol It’s interesting to observe that most popular positive symbols are either about sex or luck. Using literalism, this could mean that most humans want to be: “lucky and have lots of sex.” Hey – that’s not a bad philosophy – it beats “work hard, suffer and die!” Superstitious belief claims that a four-leaf clover is a…
ss symbol
SS Symbol

What we’ve been able to find out is that the world-recognised symbol of the Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel) was first worn by the Leibstandarte in 1933. It originated from the “Sig” or “Sigel” or even “Siegel” rune and was part of Hitler’s widespread use of occult symbols.

Yin and Yang Symbol
Yin and Yang Symbol

The Yin and Yang or Yin-Yang symbol essentially represents the existence of opposites (or opposing forces) in both nature and in life. Taoist philosophy states that the Ultimate Principle is divided into two diametrically opposed forces – as are all things that arise from this principle.

Hammer and Sickle Symbol
Hammer and Sickle Symbol

This is the ultimate symbol of Communism. This symbol is distinctly modern in its origin although its components are ancient. The hammer is the symbol of the Norse God Thor and represents enormous power. The sickle is the symbol of the Reaper representing the transition from life to death.

Pentagram Symbol

The pentagram is an extremely ancient and natural symbol that can be seen in the stars, flowers, crystals, starfish and the extremities of the human body. It is also the shape created when two arrowheads are laid on top of the other.

Peace Symbol
Peace Symbol

The Peace, or Ban the Bomb, symbol was originally designed in Britain by Gerald Holtom (a WW2 conscientious objector) during the month of February 1958 for the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War (DAC) march on the Atomic Weapons Research Institute at Aldermaston.

Heart Symbol

There are many researchers that believe that the “Heart” Symbol had nothing to do with the Human Heart but was a secret representation that originated in ancient times to depict something significantly more erotic. However, in its modern context it has become the ultimate symbol of – Love!


There are many websites that feature the subject of symbols but these pages, as with all our others, explore a little deeper. Aquiziam seeks to go beyond the obvious. In a sense, this is the difference between a dictionary and a detailed paper. Above all else to understand why!

All symbols are either living or dead but unlike humans some have the ability to return to life. A living symbol is one that is recognised by an individual even though it may not truly be understood. There may be may be hidden levels of meaning and therefore consequences. A dead symbol is one that existed but whose meaning has been forgotten and is now reduced to nothing more than a shape or design. Sometimes a symbol may be dead to one culture or society but still very much alive for another. A new design is just that – a design or at best a logo. Until the shape or design acquires an associated meaning, even if it is only for a select group, then it is not a symbol.

A symbol always guides the viewer to something that is unidentifiable and mysterious: the symbol’s “depth dimension”. Symbols are complex, and their meanings can evolve as the individual or culture evolves. The extraordinary power of symbols is that they open the way to deeper layers of reality which are otherwise hidden. in no way endorses the use of the symbols shown in this section – some of which may be deeply offensive to people that have suffered under the regimes that used them. Equally, they may represent an ideology that is considered unacceptable by certain sections of society. Our concern is with the psychological symbology not the validity of the beliefs behind the design. We hope you find these pages both interesting and useful.


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