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Intellectually stimulating websites

Intellectually stimulating websites
July 26, 2012, 03:34:14 PM
I feel stupider by the day in my corporate job. Any suggested intellectually stimulating websites I can use to keep me from losing my mind? The viewpoints in the Zine section of this site, together with Amerika.org etc. are one lot. Others?


Re: Intellectually stimulating websites
July 26, 2012, 08:05:38 PM
http://www.mourningtheancient.com/ (WARNING: There is some gay nazi shit, but mostly good good stuff. Extreme metal, art etc.)
http://www.thinkinghousewife.com/wp/ (Boring as one might imagine, but its interesting to read the thoughts of an intelligent woman, who usually reserve such thoughts for those close to them)
http://www.heretical.com/ (Ranges from very interesting to extremely retarded but almost always amusing. It's also blatantly misogynistic. There is still a lot of truth to Sheppards observations, but the conclusions he draws from them are almost all wrong)

Will add more as they come to mind.



Re: Intellectually stimulating websites
July 27, 2012, 12:47:37 PM
Thanks guys, I feel smarter by association already. Please keep 'em coming.


Re: Intellectually stimulating websites
July 28, 2012, 04:48:59 AM
fucking:

alternativeright.com! This is probably the most centralised resource for radical conservativism

Re: Intellectually stimulating websites
July 28, 2012, 06:52:22 PM
Sagas of the Icelanders Database:  http://sagadb.org/

Epic in scope and pragmatic in execution.  Just like metal.

I might not call the Sagas "intellectually stimulating," but it will help you from losing your mind.  In fact, what's so great about the Sagas is that they are not "intellectual."  It's also not so much "stimulating" as it is "calming."  At least to me.  Stories are such a nice relief from analysis.

Re: Intellectually stimulating websites
July 28, 2012, 08:37:09 PM
Old Web 1.0 occult/weird sites are pretty stimulating if you're interested in spending hours on reading and traversing the labyrinthine navigation (which, nowadays, is in itself quite a rare experience).

kathodos.com - neoplatonic and ancient Buddhist source content, and lots of pissed-off commentary on mainstream Buddhism. The author sounds like a Chinese Schopenhauer impersonator. Insightful, amusingly hateful. Lots of swastikas and no interest in legibility or graphic design whatsoever.

vwsp.eu - site by some hippy guy who claims to have achieved enlightenment at some point - which sounds surprisingly credible, given that his writings are extremely esoteric and introverted in character. Once you get used to the language and come to accept and understand his definitions of "enstasy" and "pilgrimage", you'll find an abstract blueprint for any metaphysical journey. (Kind of like this site as pertaining to metal).

kheper.net - recap of esoteric traditions (gnosticism, interspersed with some vaguely New Agey content which nevertheless manages to be quite objective-oriented, rather than lovey-dovey.

These sites are reminiscent of a time when you actually immersed yourself in what your read over the internet, as opposed to jumping from medium to medium (Facebook, IMs, gay porn) while browsing Wikipedia. In other words: they're all based on a concrete concept which unveils itself over the course of reading; they're not just strips of information ready for syndication over teh interwebs.

Another suggestion: old ANUS.COM. Going back to 1999 or 2002 will find you quite a lot of gems. Same thing goes for all affiliated sites (e.g. heathen.org, hessian.org, and others, which you can find here: http://www.corrupt.org/docs/web_development/domains).