Friday, July 31, 2015
The Jipseek flag is for persons who are modern mixes of Gypsy and Sikh heritages. The Gypsy people are thought to originate from the Punjab area some 1000 years ago. Sikh men are required to wear turbans in public, while the mystical Gypsy in a turban stereotype which is no longer true, is a prominent feature in the American imagination.
Gypsies or Romani can be of any faith, most are Christian, some are Muslim, and small minority follow traditional folk spirituality. Sikhs by definition are their own religion created in a fusion of the Abrahamic traditions with Hinduism.
Thus this flag is for persons who have one Sikh parent and one Romani parent, or some degree of this pair. Coincidentally genetic and linguistic evidence connects the Romani people as originating out of the Sikh homeland of Punjab, long before the genesis of the Sikh religion. The colours of the flag are based upon the official Roma flag, while the central icon is a combination of Roma and Sikh icons.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Druze and Jain are mysterious religions from Arabia and India, respectively. This flag is for persons who have one parent of the Druze religion and the other from the Jain tradition. Druze are often confused as being Muslims, likewise people of the Jain path are thought to be Hindu. Coincidentally both the Druze and Jain recognize reincarnation as a fundamental belief, but their approaches to connecting with the divine are radically different, from each other and both from Islam and Hinduism.
Note there is a connection between the hand of the Arabic Hamsa Fatima and the Jain Ashimsa Hand.
The design of the flag takes its colours and designs from the the official Druze and Jain flag but rotated on its axis 90 degrees. The Jain hand of 'do no harm to a living creature' is white and has the 24 slotted mandala coloured with the four of the Druze colours. In the center the 'ahimsa' be at peace is a white star reflective of the Druze star but it completely coloured white as the fifth element of the Druze colour scheme. The white star and white hand denote the divine grace that can found in both approaches to life, when lived in its best quality.
Photo Credit: from RT video below
Monday, July 27, 2015
Satirical news comedy has become something of a mainstream source of information in the modern world. The following burger on a white background flag was created on HBO's John Oliver weekly show. It features a Carl's Jr. burger with a hot dog and potato chips. After viewing the commercial for the protein pounding snack, John Oliver joking presents it as the new American Confederate flag.
In this episode Mr. Oliver points out that nearly a quarter of the food produced in the United States is thrown away by businesses and people. Note that wasting food is also wasting oil, labor costs, and business expenses that are used in producing food. It really is an obscene process that is essentially throwing money into a dump.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
The 20th century saw two new religions come into being from opposite ends of the Earth in 1954. The Church of Scientology was established as a religion in California in 1954. And across the world on May 1, 1954 the Moonie Church was established in South Korea. These religions were the last to from, before the Dawn of the Space Age.
This flag is for persons who have one parent born into Scientology and another born out the Unification Church, or some factor of this match. Coincidentally both religions were founded after the 'end' of the Korean War in 1953.
The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was originally born out of the American Christian tradition, while Sun Myung Moon came from the old Korean tradition, which is mostly a fusion of Buddhist and Confucian teachings with a heavy emphasis on firm and heavily structured Confucian familial ideas. This flag links distant preachers born from opposite ended cultures from Nebraska to North Korea
Of Yin and Yang, the founder of Scientology was exposed to the religions in East Asia. Coincidentally notions of reincarnation were adopted as core beliefs within Scientology. Coming from the other direction, Moon was able to take Christian teachings and reincorporate it into a new vision adding additional sacred scripture. The Newest Testament built upon the Bible is known as The Divine Principle. Likewise the writings of Hubbard are prolific but a key document to spiritual enlightenment was made apparent with his fantastic work, Dianetics.
Establishing a new religion may seem like a hard thing to do it, and it really is. However Scientology and the Unification Church have passed their 60th year anniversary and met the challenges that arise with any new approach to life. They have passed beyond the heated and passionate Crucible of Doubt that many new religions face, blossoming into new fragrant faiths while challenging the status quo. Scientology and the Unification Church are natural clashes unto harmony of teachings from the West and East, or rather East to West? The Moonie path and Scientology faith are watermarks of religions that echo the strange and changing times of the 1900s, as the peoples of the Earth sought to make it a better place for one and all.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
The colours of the flag include a basic rainbow pallet of red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, navy blue, purple, and white. The beehive is an icon related to Mormonism while the seven pointed star is reflective of the Baha'i faith. The green disc with the indigo circle represents the Earth, as these two religions were awoken when the world was fully aware of itself as a global civilization, likewise both paths offer 'updated' teachings and advocate a call to recognize foreign nations not as enemies or aliens, but rather as family. This flag is for those very rare persons who have one ancestor from the Baha'i tradition and another from the Mormon tradition.
The Baha'i and Mormon faiths are relatively new voices to grant access to the divine. Like Yin and Yang, these two gateways to the Holy Temple opened at nearly the same time frame on opposite hemispheres of the Earth in the middle of the 1800s. Interestingly these two congregations were last to arise before the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Note, the Mormon faith emerged out of the Protestant American teachings set forth in the Holy Bible, while the Baha'i faith sprouted forth out of the Shiite Iranian tenets set forth from the Sacred Koran.
Both the Mormon and Baha'i hold the year 1844 as christened with special kind of karma. In the Baha'i faith an Iranian by the name of Siyyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi became a paramount spiritual leader as the Bab, who was later executed for adding new law to the dominant Iranian faith. Across the world in the America in the very same year, 1844, the founder of Mormonism, Joesph Smith, was martyred by a violet mob in Carthage, Illinois for his non-traditional views of Christianity and family structure. After the execution of the Bab and Joseph Smith two venerated leaders would arise to lead and build a sturdy foundation for the Baha'i and Mormon movements. Out of the Christian tradition came Brigham Young from Vermont; and out of the Islamic tradition came Mirza Husayn-Ali Nuri, better known as Bah'au'llah.