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Is there a name for this image?
    #4287053 - 06/12/05 04:05 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

From Tool's Lateralus CD:


Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger album cover (similar, but somewhat different):


From Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger album cover (animated):
http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/multimedia/video/mfle.mov

I've seen this while meditating sober, as well as under the influence of marijuana or salvia divinorum. I've often wondered whether there is some kind of name attached to this image/symbol. I think it's where the idea of a lotus plays significance in Hinduism/Buddhism, as I guess it's a component in human consciousness in some way.


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Re: Is there a name for this image? [Re: Twirling]
    #4287087 - 06/12/05 04:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

"sawblade" design for disc, representing the foundation
of our being, prior to physical reality, as emptiness and awareness,
from TOOL's Lateralus CD art ? 2002 Alex Grey & TOOL


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Re: Is there a name for this image? [Re: Twirling]
    #4287100 - 06/12/05 04:17 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

there are a lot of nice names for it to chose from.
How bout Nick, or Olaf, or Boris?


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Re: Is there a name for this image? [Re: Twirling]
    #4287115 - 06/12/05 04:22 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

They're mandala's.


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Re: Is there a name for this image? [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4287189 - 06/12/05 04:43 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

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OldWoodSpecter said:
there are a lot of nice names for it to chose from.
How bout Nick, or Olaf, or Boris?



that's funny

seen 'em too
sometimes they are ducks
sometimes they are dogs
or just eyes or flowers


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Re: Is there a name for this image? [Re: Gomp]
    #4287222 - 06/12/05 04:53 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

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Gomp said:
"sawblade" design for disc, representing the foundation
of our being, prior to physical reality, as emptiness and awareness,
from TOOL's Lateralus CD art ? 2002 Alex Grey & TOOL




Ahh yes, I think I've read that before. Thanks for pointing it out.  :thumbup:

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OldWoodSpecter said:
there are a lot of nice names for it to chose from.
How bout Nick, or Olaf, or Boris?




I like Olaf.  :thumbup: It's funny because if you watch the A Perfect Circle video for the cover of John Lennon's Imagine, they parody it somewhat at the end. Ice cream cones, babydolls, and all sorts of weird, funny stuff.

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HedgeWych said:
They're mandala's.




I always thought mandalas were more fractal in nature, but after doing a quick google image search, I see that there are similarities to the "saw blade" design.


I think it's really neat to see certain images in daily life which I have seen during meditation, or other such introspective experiences. It's like taking a really personal experience which normally feels too "private" to acknowledge, and becoming aware that other people have experienced it as well. I don't know if that makes sense.


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