Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Dated between 400 and 800 C.E
Photographer: Cheesman, Paul R., 1921-1991
Other Mayan Stars of David were found at
Uxmal Yucatan Mexico
Dated 1000 C..E
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Showing the Montefiore coat of arms
In Yemin Moshe neighborhood
Saturday, October 02, 2010
From 1782 untill 1841
(In the 1841-Die there are 13 pentagrams for the first time)
Friday, October 01, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
seems to relate to the most basic connection between
the shape of the stars in the skies
and their light
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Solomon's Seal in Jaffa Gate
In the center
Surrounded by another Solomon's Seal
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Gudrun Bühnemann is a Professor at the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her book, Mandalas and Yantras in the Hindu traditions (2003) there’s a chapter about the hexagram, where I found some info that was new to me (but I didn’t find an answer to the question about the origin of the Indian hexagram).
The hexagram (satkona, sadara, tara) - Begley  1973:85 notes that the word star, Tara, appears as a synonym for satkona
My Note (zeevveez): the sound of the word "sadara" id also close to he sound of the word "star".
 Begley Wayne Edison, Vishnu's flaming wheel: the iconography of the Sudarśana-cakra, New York University Press for the College Art Association of America, 1973
In Budhist Tantrism the word "evam" is thought to be represented by two intertwined triangles...Kolver discusses the shapes of the letter e and the va which were remeniscent of downward pointing and upward pointing triangles around the sixth century C.E. and were visualized as hexagram... when Vagra-yogini is described as situated “in evam” this means that she is visualized inside a hexagram.
In descriptions of the symbolic shapes (mandala) of the elements the hexagram represents the element wind.
In the hexagram the deities are often worshipped at the points of intersection of the two triangles…
In Budhist traditions hexagrams appear especially in mandalas of Vajra-Varahi / Vajra-Yogini.
According to Nath 1975-1976:78 the hexagram is also found in Indian temples, especially in Rajastahn were it is believed to have been associated with the worship of Siva and Sakti.
The hexagram appears in Islamic monuments of North India. Its center features a point (bindu) a lotus or a dancing peacock. (Nath 1975-1976:74-75).
Thursday, August 19, 2010
In 1902 Arthur Evans discovered two stars of david’ on a mural plaster at the Court of Distaffs in a palace in Knossos. Now they are exhibited in the fresco storeroom of the Herakleion Museum.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Dawn Kosinski sent me the following message to my readers:
When going through my father-in-law's things we found a St Christopher's (Catholic) Metal with a Star of David metal on the back. The Star of David is slightly off center, which makes me wonder if someone just glued it to the back of the St Christopher. I don't know the age but suspect that it is pretty old. Maybe from WW II.
Can you give me any ideas on this