SYMBOL OF THE SLOVENIAN HOMEOPATHIC SOCIETY
The symbol of our Society is a cosmogram, kindly designed for us by Marko Pogačnik, sculptor, geomantist and lithopuncturist.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova designated the famous Slovenian sculptor Mr Marko Pogačnik as a UNESCO Artist for Peace. This title has been bestowed upon Mr Pogačnik in recognition of his commitment to improving relationships between people and their environments, based on the concept of protection, education and sustainable development, to increase people’s ability to efficiently use Earth, its resources and landscapes.
Marko Pogačnik studied at the Academy of Arts in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where he graduated in 1967. He was a co-founder of the neo-avantgarde artistic movement OHO, members of which were also poet Tomaž Šalamun and philosopher Slavoj Žižek. From the 1980s, he embraced a holistic vision of art. He claims to have developed a method of earth healing similar to acupuncture by using pillars and positioning them on so called 'lithopuncture' points of the landscape. In 1991, he designed the official coat of arms of the newly constituted Republic of Slovenia. In 1991, Marko Pogačnik received the Prešeren Fund Award for his work. In 2008, he received the Jakopič Award, the central Slovenian fine arts award. He was nominated two times for the Right Livelihood Award.
Meaning of the cosmogram
Its base is depicted by a drop of water (globule) as a bearer of information. This information is encoded through three triangles outlining cups of three different sizes and symbolising the principle of homeopathic potentising. The spiral is a sign of the Vital Force. Mount Triglav, symbol of the Slovenian identity, is reflected in all three cups.