Communist Symbolism and Tradition

Small Logo By: Massimiliano Greco

” Self-management and socialization and / or nationalization of the means of production are in line with the tradition and culture of the peoples of Europe, who know the most distant original forms of collective ownership, undivided (the Roman ager publicus, the Russian Mir, the property of village everywhere, etc..).  Communism, community ownership, often even at the level of orders monastic warriors, was well before widespread in much of the theories of Karl Marx and Proudhon, although based on different social or ideological presuppositions. “
– Carlo Terracciano ‘Revolt against the modern globalism “

Communist Symbolism and Tradition

Socialism1These notes, far from being exhaustive, are intended to induce a reflection in those environs where Traditionalists believe that the issue of Communism is one of an Absolute Evil (as if the Absolute does not, of necessity, go beyond good and evil) of the enemy tradition, while the western system at its root would be the lesser evil.

This conception produced serious faults, which emerged with the events in Ukraine, during which the two major radical right parties in Italy have troublingly supported the cause of the rebels in the name Atlanticist anticommunism , and horrible to say, even in the name of Evola and Tradition.
Having said this, which in our opinion was necessary, let’s examine the main communist symbols.  The hammer and sickle represent, at least according to the exoteric interpretation, the peasants and the workers.  The red of the flag represents socialism, the star (yellow on the flag, red in other places such as the military caps) continents and / or social classes.  Let’s examine each of them in the light of Tradition.

The scythe is, traditionally speaking, linked to the Moon, the “Woman” is in its aspect of life-giver and creator of the form (and, because everything that has life and form, the lost, is at the same time depiction of death and destruction), which in its aspect of Regina Coeli, Shakti (Sanskrit word that means both the bride and the power) of the one who is immune to the power of Becoming, because it dominates in all ways.

It is, when we want to go down in the various religious traditions, Venus, understood both as a pandemic that as Urania, the first related to the life-cycle growth-death, according to the posting, the domination and control of this cycle, both interior that exterior.
Throughout history the scythe is understood in the broadest sense of the term.  The birth, growth, maturity, decline, and ultimately death of an individual, of a State, or the universe (Big Bang, the expansion phase, the Big Crunch), we can put it in relation with the phases of the moon.  This means that it is associated with the ancient element of water, it shares the mobility and changeability.


There is also the scythe of Saturn, the grain harvest, or life, once mature.  Saturn devouring, or Mary the mother of Jesus, or the Hindu Kali dancing on the chest of Shiva (Becoming dominating the solar principle, represented by Shiva).
That is why it is not surprising that the symbols or maternal love are equivalent to those deadly or virginal.  Hecate, the celestial virgin tied to witchcraft, and Diana the Huntress, the enemy of men and protector of virginity, they are simply the appearance of “death” as well as mothers and lovers are related to aspects of “birth and growth.”
If we are to talk of the scythe, how can we forget the grain, so this communist iconography?  And Ceres, the goddess of grain and harvest, was also the patroness of the Eleusinian Mysteries, which, from the very little that we know, revolved around the symbolism of the bean plant that, basement, must die in order to produce the grain, therefore, beyond metaphor of death that leads to resurrection. And this brings us to the second element of the Earth, where the forms created living (including our bodies) and die (that is to return to be reborn.)

As for Venus, however, there is a side previously regarded as complementary to the deities. Saturn is also the king of the golden age, that primordial epoch, as well as the completion of the work of internal reinstatement of the original split between the masculine and the feminine (represented by Plato in the Symposium with the parable of the androgynous individual, or even with the fruit of the tree of good and evil of the monotheistic tradition.)
goddess_kali_and_lord_shivaMary is also the Regina Coeli, as Venus Urania is the one who gives love higher than unbound forms and then the Becoming, with its cycle of growth-creation-destruction.  In Hindu myth, there is also submits that Shiva Kali, namely the natural force that dominates and directs nature, or the maternal principle which, fertilized by the father’s side, generates everything, while remaining “immaculate.”
Finally, the the figures considered here we can categorize under “Prakriti” to use the terminology of the school (darsana) and Yoga Hindu Samkya.
The hammer is a symbol typically solar, masculine, fertilizing.  It’s the hammer of Thor, the lingam (phallus) of Lord Shiva (to see this better take into account that it is a sledgehammer and put it upside down).  As such it is he who gives the seed of life (not the shape) of the male seed that must die to be reborn in the mother earth.  This correlates with other weapons ‘manly’ as the spear and ax, both very popular, not surprisingly, from the Indo-European populations.


athena - spearshakerThe spear of Athena, Thor’s hammer, and the ax of Parashurama (one of the incarnations of Vishnu) who are fighting against the enemies of the gods, they are Titans, Giants corrupt or warriors, represent another aspect, linked to the renewal, it is not intended nor with Becoming tout court, nor with the death that is the simple fact of being born.  They are the surgeon cuts away the gangrenous limb, or the Executioner who beheads the old king, so that the new one will take its place.  They are the ones that put an end to obsolete forms, whether they are people, ideas, states or star systems, to make room for new ones.


Speaking of Thor’s hammer, which had the power to hurl thunderbolts, it is impossible not to relate it with the thunderbolts of Zeus-Jupiter, the Jewish-Christian God or with those of Indra (one of the ancient gods of India).  Here, in addition to the mere destructive aspect, there is the domain of the power that comes from the possession of Shakti, it is represented as a woman (the wife Celeste) as a weapon (hammer) or as a force (eg the thunderbolt) but also of the Fire (in its dual aspect Celeste, eg thunderbolts, and inferior, eg. forge of Hephaestus in which the Cyclops forged.)
The Power of Woman on Becoming is essentially “negative” because it merely to be free the influences of Becoming, change, here we have the full domain.

For Athena it is no coincidence that she (despite being female, Athena-Minerva represents the masculine principle) was also the patron saint of War (understood on a higher plane than that of Ares) of justice, many of the arts, as well as the guidance favorite Heroes (think Ulysses and Diomedes.)

The hammer is also linked to the Dwarves and the Elves of Norse mythology, the gods who forge weapons (among them the spear of Odin and the Thor’s hammer in Norse tradition).
Longinus_doorsteekt_de_zijde_van_de_gestorven_ChristusGiven that we are talking about spears, we will mention in passing that of Longinus used to pierce Jesus, from whose wound flowed blood and water (Venus rose from the water, Mary in Hebrew is Marah, the sea ​​etc). The crescent moon is a symbol, aquatic and chthonic (see Ceres) while the hammer is solar, fiery and Celeste.


Their union in the flag represents the conjunction of opposites: the realization of the androgynous, perfection, but also the innumerable creative possibilities.
With the red flag – this is the color that the alchemists designated to the final stage, Rubedo, the Great Work in the creation of gold.  It also represents the blood by means of which according to various accounts would be possible to reach directly to fruition.  The blood can be depicted as a Red Sea, and here the biblical myth of crossing takes on a new light.  The purple of which is adorned emperors was red, perhaps not surprisingly.  It is also related with fire and with the sun (see example of the spear of Longinus, who in Arthurian legend bleeds when this is the grail), as well as generators as destroyers of all that is old and/or diverted and demonic.

The star, yellow or red, is similar to Heaven, the Spirit, but also the man (the four peaks are lower and the upper limbs is the head) as well as the four elements plus the quintessence / Spirit.  It is also the fulfillment of the work, symbolized by the yellow, which takes when it appears in the flag (the yellow in heraldry indicates the gold, the symbol of perfection) or red when it appears alone (Rubedo, etc.).  He is the man who has freed himself of the self, at whatever level, to achieve fulfillment.  It is also the ruler who rules impartially because it is released by self-interest.


There is much more to say, but we believe we have provided sufficient evidence to conclude that the communist symbolism is definitely in order with tradition and perhaps revise the label of Absolute Evil, stuck in front of Communism by the most intransigent traditionalists.

translated by: Joaquin Flores

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