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Metal / Best Black Metal Album of 2010 Nominations
« on: December 12, 2010, 01:07:10 AM »
Nomination: Setherial, Ekpyrosis.

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Interzone / Economics
« on: October 04, 2010, 10:30:27 PM »
Are any of you familiar with the paradigm of contemporary, neoclassical economics? Given the general dissidence expressed on this forum and given the centrality of economic thought to modernity, I'm wondering what people on this forum make of the basic economic ideas (hidden hand, market failures, ecological vs environmental economics, the lsit goes on). There is a very interesting relationship between philosophy and economics also. For instance, I would argue that the environmental problems we have are essentially economic problems. Understanding economics is also central to understanding contemporary politics. Should market be regulated? Can environmental problems be solved by emissions trading and other market mechanisms? Is state intervention called for, and if yes, when? etc Please discuss.

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Interzone / Technology and Civilization
« on: August 15, 2010, 11:50:49 PM »
I remember, a number of years ago, reading an article about "Civilization" by Varg Vikernes. In it he presented a Tolkienesque vision of a future world order. Does anyone here know the piece? Can someone post it? I was hoping to use it to initiate a discussion on the role of technology in civilzation, which has important environmental, philosophical and cultural tangents to talk about.

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Interzone / Ernst Juenger Documentary
« on: August 13, 2010, 09:12:58 PM »
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Ernst Jünger (March 29, 1895 – February 17, 1998) was a German writer. In addition to his novels and diaries, he is well known for Storm of Steel, an account of his experience during World War I. Many[who?] regard him as one of Germany's greatest modern writers and a hero of the conservative revolutionary movement following World War I. Others dismiss him as a militarist or reactionary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_J%C3%BCnger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUGKEtyp_Ug&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxO109_Lup0&p=7B9AE23B1BBD204F&playnext=1&index=3

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Interzone / The Will to Power
« on: July 25, 2010, 05:02:21 PM »
This is something thats Ive been ruminating on for a while now... What is Power? For ANUS' elitism this surely is an important question... To begin my thread with some Nietzsche fragments:

Zarathustra repeatedly denounces money and wealth. There is a less well known Nietzsche quote where Nietzsche talks about having "found" power in "ordinary, day  to day" life situations, where others don't see much. Nietzsche also says that "philosophers have the most spiritual will to power"

But today wealth is the de facto power. No one would call someone who has understood Aristotle's metaphysics powerful. Barack Obama is the most "powerful man in the world" These kinds of statements make me think of Evola's critique of modernity and how we completely overlook any form of self mastery understood as an end in itself.  Also, pursuing one type of "power" very often means one is training to become weaker in something else. For instance, a ballerina basically trains to never be able to lift heavy weights. 

There are many different types of power and I dont think you can find one form of power that is supervenient to them all ?- which is why I at times sympathize with egalitairianism and diversity... Very often people's strengths are the sources of their weaknesses. People who are competitive and disciplined are often impatient. A friend of mine who is highly intelligent and did his PhD in Harvard would be completely oblivious to the Order of Nine Angles, its aesthetic (understood as a representation of David Myatts creativity) and its anti intellectual exhaltation of the power of (forbidden) experiences.

Indeed, I would even be tempted to say that everything is power, since otherwise something couldn't exist, which would in turn imply that something is only more powerful than something else destroys another thing. Entropy seems to be the greatest power in the universe. It is God.

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Interzone / Publishers
« on: July 24, 2010, 04:17:28 PM »
Please use this thread to list interesting publishing companies so that people can browse their books.

Weiser Books
http://redwheelweiser.com/

Inner Traditions
http://www.innertraditions.com/

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Interzone / Hessian Martial Art
« on: July 15, 2010, 04:23:48 PM »
Hessian.org is doing some work on exploring religious ideas around metal. I wanted to raise the speculative question of what martial art an advanced hessian society would make tradition (where I use martial art in a broad sense to include modern military science).

Different societies had different approaches to warfare. Although Ive seen brutal things done to people growing up in cape town and consider myself mature enough to not believe that death metal, black metal or Chuck Norris are realistic representations of the very real terror of real violence, I wanted to explore this topic here since self defense is obviously something everyone is entitled to.

Example: look at the Shaolin Gongfu tradition. It is deeply embedded in zen buddhist religious asceticism and its practical goals arent wholly martial. Another example would obviously be the Third Reich and the pagan religious justifications for things such as the HJ and the SS. The UN also has particular interpretation of political problems and its philosophy laces how its soldiers fight. My point: Militataries are often more than simple combat machine. 

So, my question: Is there something like a Hessian martial art? What would its goals be? What beyond combat would characterise hessian combat?  Is there a hessian martial rt?

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Interzone / Applaud the Collapse?
« on: June 18, 2010, 09:06:19 PM »
Question: Should we welcome the downfall of industrial society? Or, bearing in mind certain achievements, is this something to be fought. Id be interested to hear peoples ideas on this and yes, I know the fall of the systems doesn't necessary mean we loose all things of worth, but you get the question...

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Metal / Judas Iscariot Interview
« on: June 09, 2010, 05:12:29 PM »
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Did you relocate from US to Germany? Is there any reason for this, or maybe that you're fascinated with the Nietschean ideology and you relocated to further relate with the subject?
I could not live any longer in the fucking USA. Americans are so trapped in their superficial world, every day for me was like a struggle against what the US stands for. With turning on the TV or opening a newspaper I was bombarded with yankee-propaganda. Whenever I left my apartment I felt I was trapped in a superficial world of neon lights and McDonalds. I have become introverted and abandoned US culture for the old-world of Germany. I now am much more comfortable in an environment where history and culture takes place over commerce and materialism...This environment is better for me creatively in that I am (at least partly) away from the material-based US-capitalist world.


http://www.tartareandesire.com/interviews/judasiscariot.html

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Interzone / The Guild of the Grail
« on: May 26, 2010, 03:50:06 PM »
Do any of you involveds in the internet occult scene remember the G.:G.: ?

http://members.cox.net/guildofthegrail/home.html

Fascinating.

Introduction

There are times when a new and potent idea comes into being because the time and the milieu are right for its manifestation, spreading like a raging fire over dry grass; there are also times when a timeless and eternally valid idea resurrects itself in the midst of aimless and decadent times. Such an idea, a Spirit, will find itself at irreversible odds with the prevailing attitudes of the age and will only be understood and acknowledged by a select few.

Yet the Spirit endures, however rarefied and isolated - firm, centered, and unmoveable, Axis Mundi. It will embody an unchangeable Truth that never dies, but only sleeps, like Arthur of the Britons, in a mysterious location, until one day, when the time is at hand, comes a reawakening. The few, the Chosen who carry forth its torch in the modern world are indeed a rare breed, charged with a sacred and secret Task; one that demands an unwavering clarity of purpose, a steadfastness of will, a realization that it must never be a mere mock game of half-hearted spirituality.

In keeping with such a rationale, the Guild of the Grail comes forth at the dawn of a new Millennium to bear witness to just such a timeless and eternally valid Spirit; it is an idea whose time is at hand. Its Chosen Task is to represent an Ideal, to live by a Standard, to reawaken a Royal Path of spiritual attainment amid a world of confusion, ignorance, pseudo-spirituality, and decline masquerading as progress. To set an example - this is indeed a tall order. Perhaps no one who joins in our Work will be successful in the accomplishment of this Task, as there are surely no promises or guarantees for even the best of us.

As with all contingent institutions of Man - even those with a Higher calling and an orientation of Ascent - there will come to pass an inevitable decline, fall, and submergence into the unseen realm wherein resides the ghosts of all the temporal manifestations that the spiritual quest has brought forth through the ages. Yet even though this must be our inevitable fate, through a single-minded and determined striving for the Highest - right here, right now, while this moment in time is at hand – an eternal gesture, an inscription, an authentic testament can be brought into Being. Yes, even immortality may await the one who consciously reaches out for it beyond the confines of the limited horizons imposed by man upon himself.

This then, no more and no less, is the appointed Work at hand of the Guild of the Grail. This is not the first nor will it be the last initiatic Order of its kind – indeed, it is spawned of a number of spiritual forefathers and mentors whose great legacies it must always strive to emulate and uphold. But it has something encountered less and less in today's world, something that gives it a validity and justification above all else: a unique vision , an honorable purpose, and a refusal to compromise its standards.

The information presented on this website represents the most essential philosophy and interests of the G:.G:.. I have made every effort to present our Ideal as clearly as possible, and to recommend only the best sources of information, instruction, and knowledge so that our foundation is true. In this way the further growth of our Knowledge, which will be gained as the Work continues and the Order grows, will sprout forth from fertile soil.

This Order is and shall remain true to the purity of the principles upon which it was founded – in this it must not err lest all is lost, becoming yet another failed experiment in an age of defeat. To those who would partake of our Work, I say: we must strive to face ourselves, to awaken ourselves, and to re-construct ourselves in such a way that we may carry out the Task and the Tradition. This is the first and final command of the Self ahead of itself. And we shall know the Secret of the Phoenix as we rise from our own ashes. Ascent!

Et In Arcadia Ego,

Sir Faustus,
Founder and Guild Master
January 17, 2002

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Interzone / Collapse Movie
« on: May 14, 2010, 05:42:46 PM »
http://www.collapsemovie.com/


Anyone here seen this? Thoughts? Critiques?

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Interzone / Europe and America
« on: May 07, 2010, 09:17:53 PM »
What do people here make of this (admittedly general) thesis: Europe is more civilized than North America.

Ive lived in both and think this is true.

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Interzone / Against Traditionalism
« on: April 15, 2010, 06:23:04 PM »
Based on my reading of

- Revolt Against the Modern World
- The Yoga of Power
- Meditations on the Peaks
- Introduction to Magic
- The Mystery of the Grail
- Eros and the Mysteries of Love

I would like to raise the following accusation against Julius Evola: his entire thinking hinges on the assumption that an individual can, through certain ascetic practices, attain a form of "knowledge" or being that is absolute. Revolt Against the Modern World speculates how a body politic would be governed by such an individual and critiques the inversion of such a rule (modern). The Yoga of Power interprets yoga as a means to this end, Meditations on the Peaks mountainclimbing, Eros and the mysteries of Love, sex, Intrdocution to Magic, ceremonial magic etc. But, it is my thesis that Evola's writing clearly show that he never had this type of experience (although he spent his life looking for it). His philosophy is a dead end.

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Metal / Pragmatism and Black Metal
« on: April 11, 2010, 09:27:50 PM »
From my limited knolwedge of western philosophy, I would define pragmatism as that school of thought which dismisses all philosophical musings that have no tangible implications (Eg. Astirotle's metaphtysics). Further, pragmatist view the concrete distillation of an idea as the real means towards its understanding. My question: what is the practical essence of black metal? What does this music boil down to in the most simple form? Suggested possibilities: a glorification of violence [?] a unique / mystical perspective on life [?] nihilism / some sort of attack on illusions [?]. I would wager that there has been a tendency among the metal community on the internet to interpret metal as a glorification / affirmation of violence. But is this really true? I know what I am trying to get at varies from band to band but I still wanted to bring this up for discussion.

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Interzone / [META] Joining and participating in other metal sites/forums?
« on: December 05, 2009, 08:15:29 PM »

It's just any time you stir anything up that requires more than a single neuron's thought will get you heckled at by the peanut gallery.


Try challenging the ideas on ANUS.com for a start - this site is contributing to metal's cultural stagnation - not its evolution (Id argue) and certain board moderators will censor legitimate and civilized critiques of the ideas here; you'd be surprised.

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