The TAO: An ancient Chinese symbol used originally to represent a widespread belief in unity, polarity, holism, and magic. See the Yin-Yang and read a longer definition in the Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis, who suggested the Tao as an ethical system for our times.
TRINITY [Our Triune God]: An early Christian symbol for the Trinity. It is related to the symbol of the fish (vesica piscis) used by the early — and often persecuted Christians — to identify themselves as belonging to Jesus Christ. Apparently, the word “fish” in Greek is a combination of the first letters of His name: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. Like many Christian symbols, the same shape has also been used by various pagan religions throughout history.
WORLD TRIAD: Originally an oriental symbol, it was “adopted by western Gnostics as an emblem of cosmic creativity, the threefold nature of reality or fate, and the eternally spiraling cycles of time… In Japan it was maga-tama or mitsu tomoe, the world soul…. In Bhutan and Tibet, it is still known as the Cosmic Mandala, a sign of the Trimurti.”5 Like the yin yang (below), it also represents eternity. This is also the symbol for U.S. Department of Transportation. Another Gnostic symbol is the uroborus.
ALCHEMY : This simple 17th century “sign” illustrates the blending of geometric shapes, elemental symbols and astrological signs. Each part representing the various “elements” and forces needed for magical work in the quest for physical transformation and spiritual illumination and immortality. Many medieval alchemists based their philosophies on mystical traditions rooted in the Kabbala (Jewish mysticism), Hermetic magic and the occult practices of ancient civilizations such as Egypt and China.
COMMUNISM: Originally the hammer and sickle represented a hammer and a plough — the collective unity of Soviet workers and peasant farmers. It’s interesting to see its resemblance to Islam’s symbol (crescent/star). The two ideologies have had much in common: hatred for Biblical Christianity and Jews (remember the Russian pogroms), readiness to kill those who don’t conform, hope of world conquest, etc.
Elements of Clothes
- T-shirts featuring punk bands are a punk clothing staple.
- Slightly baggy work pants, like those from the Dickies brand, are usually chosen over jeans.
- Some followers of punk style prefer black leather for pants and jackets.
- Plaid and stripes are popular patterns in punk accessories.
- Common punk symbols include skulls, anarchy symbols, and the British flag, reflecting the style’s UK roots.
- Deconstruction and DIY are common elements in punk clothing, so fashions may feature rips, patches, and pinned-together areas.
- Silver chains, zippers, studs, spikes, and safety pins accent clothing and are used as jewelry.
- There is some overlap with gothic fashion, including a preponderance of black clothing. However, punk lacks the romanticism of much gothic wear.
- Shoes worn with punk clothing include combat boots, skate shoes, and Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
- Body piercing and tattoos are common signs of punk rebelliousness.
- Even within punk culture, there are numerous divisions. If you consider yourself a skate punk, you’ll have a different sense of style than a follower of pop punk.
The Mohawk is the most famous punk hairstyle. In a Mohawk haircut the sides of the head are shaved, leaving long hair in the center of the head. This hair may be combed over or spiked to staggering heights. A less extreme haircut is the “faux-hawk,” where the sides of the head aren’t actually shaved, but the hair is still left longer in the middle of the head. With some gel, the longer hair in the middle can easily stick up in the style of the Mohawk. Other hairstyles used to complement punk clothing include dyed hair, spiked hair, and dirty looks, sometimes achieved through actually skipping showers and sometimes achieved through styling products.
-wearing T-shirt ,sport shoes or cap
-a toque (traditional hat)
– awhite double-breasted jacket
– checked pants
– colour: white