Early 3HO Stories
Sat Nam. I have a story about 3HO. While in Seattle for Tantric, the Siri Singh Sahib asked me to design a new logo for 3HO in time for the 10th anniversary celebration. I had previously designed the KRI, Kundalini Research Institute, logo with Gurucharan Singh. The Seattle Tantric was in September 1978.
The KRI logo is the symbol for elevation of individual consciousness. The 3HO logo would become the symbol for the elevation of group consciousness worldwide.
It was finished by the first of the year for the January 1979 Celebration. And appeared on the cover of Beads of Truth, April 1979 10th Anniversary Issue.
We updated both logos 5-6 years ago bringing in finer detail on the
characters and application. Font elements from the European version
were used on the new 3HO logo and it became the standardized international
symbol. It appears in many color versions, white and black, but remains
the same logo worldwide. The KRI logo is standardized for all KRI
products and services, including the seal of approval for other publications
figure downward (death) in a circle (fire or life depending on use)
symbolized death by fire – by Nuclear weapons. It has evolved
to be the peace symbol. Further research indicated that upraised figures
with arms raised would be praise to the heavens. And the circle would
be life. I put three figures together, arms raised to the heaven in
a circle of life and created the "brotherhood of man" symbol. I
carried that symbol around for years looking for the true faith or
organization that would merit it's power.
Thus were born two symbols akin to each other. One the elevation of individual consciousness and the other group consciousness. Universal symbols that speak of working, meditating, praying to create an elevation of individual consciousness and working, meditating and praying together to hold up and serve the world in that consciousness. The personification of the teachings applied. --