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Interzone / Re: The Secret of Life.
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:19:20 AM »
Frithjof Schuon: "Humility is objectivity toward oneself; charity is objectivity toward one's neighbor."

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Interzone / Re: Why?
« on: March 10, 2014, 08:08:48 PM »
I was reminded of these beautiful verses penned by Angelus Silesius:

Die Rose ist ohne warum; sie blühet weil sie blühet,
Sie acht nicht ihrer selbst, fragt nicht, ob man sie siehet.

The Rose is without 'why'; she blooms because she blooms,
She cares not for herself, asks not, whether she is seen.

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Interzone / Re: Living Taoism.
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:21:13 AM »
"Those who live in the world of words kill us who seek
Union with
What goes on whether we look at it or not" -- Lew Welch

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Interzone / Re: The Primacy of Structure
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:14:28 AM »
Thanks for sharing this. I was led to recall that "art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation" (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, I.117.1).

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Interzone / Re: Do you attend church?
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:48:52 PM »
A friend of mine has been fortunate enough to have found her spiritual home here: http://www.willingshepherds.org/Chapel%20Fund.htm

Having attended once, I felt as if I had been transported in--or rather, beyond--time and space.

I would imagine that what we now call ergonomics--for spirituality means work, after all--was best understood by the elder master craftsmen responsible for creating such sacred spaces.

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Interzone / Re: What is Religion, anyway?
« on: October 07, 2013, 10:36:30 PM »
The disintegration of tradition in western civilization goes hand in hand with Christianity. I doubt if there's even a church around that teaches a pure and untainted form of it.

Pure and untainted Western Christianity: http://ddata.over-blog.com/0/46/19/78/Centres-de-Messe.pdf
You simply have to know where to look. ;)

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Metal / Re: How music makes us feel better
« on: September 29, 2013, 12:36:26 AM »
Notes from Western cosmology:

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Interestingly, the eight musical modes, or scales, of classical Western music are seen by humorists to also affect the balance of humors, with the modes being evenly divided into four groups, each group affecting one the bodily humors:

PHLEGM
 
Dorian   Church Mode I
The Dorian Mode dries watery Phlegm, weakening its influence such that instead of causing lethargy, it causes a sense of equanimity and calm. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Dorian mode's imparting the power of the Sun.

Hypodorian   Church Mode II
The Hypodorian mode magnifies Phlegm's effect on the body and induces lethargy and sleep. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Hypodorian mode's imparting the power of the Moon.
 
YELLOW BILE
 
Phrygian   Church Mode III
The Phrygian mode reinforces the effects of Yellow Bile, inciting angry passions. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Phrygian mode's imparting the power of the Mars.  

Hypophrygian   Church Mode IV
The Hypophrygian mode mitigates Yellow Bile's effects and acts as a musical scale to sooth the savage breast. It is a tender-sounding scale that incites delight. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Hypophrygian mode's imparting the power of the Mercury.  
 
BLOOD
 
Lydian   Church Mode V
The Lydian mode reinforces the Blood, producing happiness. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Lydian mode's imparting the power of the Jupiter.  

Hypolydian   Church Mode VI
The Hypolydian mode -- the "Weeping Mode" -- suppresses the effects of Blood, resulting in sadness and piety. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Hypolydian mode's imparting the power of the Venus.  
 
BLACK BILE

Mixolydian   Church Mode VII
The Mixolydian mode magnifies the effect of Black Bile, leading to melancholia. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Mixolydian mode's imparting the power of the Saturn.   

Hypomixolydian   Church Mode VIII
The Hypomixolydian mode supresses the effects of Black Bile and is the mode of happiness, perfection, and bliss. The ancient Greeks attributed this to the Hypolydian mode's imparting the power of the stars.[\quote]

http://www.fisheaters.com/fourtemperaments.html

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Metal / Re: Innovators are better
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:26:06 PM »

Some of the greatest music ever written was "absolute music", meaning that it did not reference anything outside of itself, lyrically or thematically. Someday there will be a return to this form and the blaze of brilliance created by its innovators will cause all of this human-focused music to pale and wither.


A few questions to ponder:

Did not the nineteenth century already have much to say about this notion of "art for art's sake"? Wasn't this period the triumph of humanism?

Isn't the practice of self-reference in art, by definition, a kind of egotism? How could it possibly not be human-focused?

You may find a worthy challenge, and answer, in Richard Weaver's chapter "Egotism in Work and Art" in his book Ideas Have Consequences. (I can only provide you a link to a fragment of this chapter.)

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Interzone / Re: Creating a new religion
« on: June 01, 2013, 01:03:39 AM »

I need to create that feeling we get while listening to an old religious chant in a language that we do not understand.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_2x6JmuaE .


Some of us still understand this language; in fact, some of us still pray daily in this tongue, which has known no change through the passing of centuries.

Do not be so sure that that which remains unmoved is unanimated.

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Interzone / Re: Maryland Deathfest: Who's Going
« on: May 19, 2013, 04:35:00 PM »
For anyone who may be interested, I have one (1) ticket for the sold-out show Thursday (featuring Bolt Thrower), that I'm looking to sell. Please send a private message to inquire further.

I don't know anyone, but did you also try posting on the MDF forums to try to sell it? That place is always a good bet.

Yes, I've posted mention of the ticket on the MDF forums as well as craigslist. No feedback yet.

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Interzone / Re: Maryland Deathfest: Who's Going
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:02:57 PM »
For anyone who may be interested, I have one (1) ticket for the sold-out show Thursday (featuring Bolt Thrower), that I'm looking to sell. Please send a private message to inquire further.

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Interzone / Re: Traditionalism texts recommendations
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:35:03 PM »
One of the best introductory works with which one interested in traditionalism could start would be James Cutsinger's Advice to the Serious Seeker: Meditations on the Teaching of Frithjof Schuon, a volume as intellectually rewarding as it is accessible.

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Interzone / Re: Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: October 28, 2012, 01:17:44 AM »
Greetings.

I couldn't help but share Rodney Blackhirst's essay "The Alchemy of Traditional Foods", which may be along the lines of what you're looking for.

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Interzone / Re: Metal and traditionalism?
« on: May 29, 2012, 05:12:22 AM »
Some black metal bands might come close to constructing, rather than deconstructing. But even then it is rarely all about allegiance to something more trascendent than nature, mystery, ethnic solidarity, and the will to power (i.e. points of trascendence open to naturalists, atheists, libertarians, etc). Maybe i'm setting up a straw man. The argument, then, would be against traditionalists claiming metal 'as their own' as opposed to metal simply being compatible with traditionalism.

On the whole I'm inclined to agree with you. Metal seems an anachronistic footnote to the Romanticist genre--as certain writers here never tire of repeating--and so its scope of vision possesses definite limitations from the traditionalists' point of view. Even any alleged compatibility necessarily stands on shaky footing, and while one may be able to isolate shared points of discursive departure, it must be conceded that metal and tradition speak with disparate voices: the former a reaction to the ubiquitous malaise of modernity, the latter an integral weltanschauung.

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Metal / Re: Updated running order
« on: May 22, 2012, 12:27:43 AM »
RUNNING ORDER FOR MDF 2012

Thursday, May 24th
Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room

Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus- 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end


Friday, May 25th
Entrance opens at 3:00 pm    

Main room

Castevet - 3:30 - 4:00
Nashgul - 4:15 - 4:45
Ghoul - 5:00 - 5:40
Today is the Day - 6:10 - 6:55
Negura Bunget - 7:25 - 8:25
Unsane - 10:40 - 11:25
Setherial - 11:40 - 12:25
Nasum - 12:40 - end

Outside Stage 1

Demigod - 5:40 - 6:20
Artillery - 7:15 - 8:10
Godflesh - 9:30 - 10:40

Outside Stage 2

Macabre - 6:20 - 7:10
Napalm Death - 8:25 - 9:25
   

Saturday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 12:00 pm    

Main room

Infernal Stronghold - 12:30 - 1:00
Bloody Phoenix - 1:15 - 1:45
Looking for an Answer - 2:00 - 2:35
Dragged into Sunlight - 2:55 - 3:25
Black Witchery - 3:50 - 4:35
The Devil's Blood - 5:45 - 6:30
Archgoat - 6:45 - 7:30
Horna - 7:45 - 8:30
Noothgrush - 8:45 - 9:30
Tsjuder - 10:35 - 11:25
Haemorrhage - 11:40 - 12:25
Winter - 12:40 - end

Outside Stage 1

October 31 - 4:30 - 5:00
Deviated Instinct - 5:50 - 6:40
Confessor - 7:30 - 8:20
Morbid Angel - 9:30 - 10:40

Outside Stage 2

Hellbastard - 3:25 - 4:10
Morbid Saint - 5:00 - 5:45
Anvil - 6:40 - 7:30
Brujeria - 8:25 - 9:25


Sunday, May 27th
Entrance opens at 1:00 pm

Main room

Backslider - 1:30 - 2:00
Coke Bust - 2:15 - 2:45
Agents of Abhorrence - 3:00 - 3:30
Cough - 3:45 - 4:25
Rwake - 4:40 - 5:20
Ulcerate - 5:40 - 6:25
YOB - 6:40 - 7:25
Nausea - 7:40 - 8:15
Sargeist - 10:35 - 11:20
Bethlehem - 11:35 - 12:25
Mortuary Drape - 12:40 - end

Outside Stage 1

Demonical - 4:00 - 4:40
Church of Misery - 5:30 - 6:20
Suffocation - 7:20 - 8:10
Electric Wizard - 9:30 - 10:40

Outside Stage 2

Disma - 3:15 - 3:55
Morgoth - 4:45 - 5:30
Pentagram - 6:25 - 7:15
Saint Vitus - 8:15 - 9:20


See you there!

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