17. The swastikah, long before it was a symbol of Nazi atrocities, was the sacred symbol for protection and spiritual balance, in almost every nation and culture on Earth. In Japan, the symbol is known as Manji and signifies a Buddhist temple. There has been much speculation as to the meaning and origin behind this symbol. Recently, astronomers have noted that the arms of our galaxy are not curved, as you might expect, but bent at right angles so that it would appear from the outside to be a swastikah. Thus, the shape of the galaxy appears to have imprinted itself upon the minds of men from above.