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Interzone / Re: Mountaineering and nihilism
« on: September 30, 2010, 01:38:06 PM »
inspiring.

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Metal / IMASH
« on: January 13, 2009, 06:19:09 AM »
Friends one man band. He sings about things that are relevant.
http://www.myspace.com/mashworld08
tell me what you think.

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Interzone / Re: New classical page
« on: March 20, 2008, 10:41:50 PM »
i commend such a project as i have a growing interest in classical music but its just such a large field to explore and understand. Hence i believe such a page would be beneficial to all. I wish i could help but i just dont the knowledge to. Goodluck in the project and sincerely hope some others put there hands up to help you.

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Interzone / Re: Classical guitar
« on: January 23, 2008, 11:23:41 AM »
im looking into learning an instrument and i think ill give classical guitar a go. Any tips for a beginner? how should i learn? what guitar to get, etc etc.

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Interzone / Re: The Man Who Planted Trees
« on: December 25, 2007, 05:31:46 AM »
compelling and uplifting to the soul.

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Metal / Re: Sacramentum - Sedes Impiorum for sale
« on: December 18, 2007, 11:12:58 PM »
good effort.

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Interzone / Re: Wilderness Survival
« on: December 18, 2007, 09:40:14 PM »
thanks Alexis, this survivalist group has potential.

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Interzone / Re: Wilderness Survival
« on: December 13, 2007, 08:56:53 AM »
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1. Where you are going?
2. When you are going?
3. How much are you willing to suffer?
4. Where do you draw the line of "self reliance?


1. I plan to do this in the blue mountains of Australia, so lots of mountains and valleys by Australian Standards.
2. I plan to ease into it, so my next long period of time will be around this time next year, hence it will be summer in the southern hemisphere. Climate will be hot at night, to quite cool at night with an evening storm everyday.
3. I am willing to suffer, as long as i know there is good prospects of survival.
4. I wont totally self-reliant i guess, well not at first. I think i will start of reliant on technology, such as tent, appropriate clothing, sleeping bag, matches, and some food and water.... but progressively i will like to leave items behind until i am nearly totally self-reliant.

I am hoping army reserve training might fulfill this adventurous desire but im not sure if it will bring out the full effect of isolation in which im searching for.

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Interzone / Re: Metal In My Life
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:30:39 PM »
Im not sure what authority I have to give you advice as I am not much older than you and thus my experiences of the world is rather limited. It comes as a fact that we must interact with and take part in modern society because in the end it will always act upon us, "one must act, or be acted upon". So I don't see any sense in escaping from it permanently, not that you were thinking of that. Perhaps one could detract the purpose of such trivial tasks in which one does not have any desire to be part of and build upon it. What i mean by this is, per say in Geography you are learning about Global Warming. This is a term coined by modern society but noone is actually doing anything substantial to rectify it. This is frustrating as you want to be more involved but dont have the influence or political power to do so. However you could yourself research methods of renewable energy, recycling, self-sustainability and then apply them to everyday living to make as small of a footprint as possible. By thinking this way, you are more involved in your boring learning and actually get something out of it.

Hope that helps and isn't too obvious, i know there are just some subjects that you really cant extend on or help... such as the SAY SORRY CAMPAIGN for Aboriginals.. in Australian history.


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Interzone / Re: Wilderness Survival
« on: December 11, 2007, 09:52:22 AM »
Thankyou Ragnarok for your advice. I think i shall have to come up with an area of wilderness before i make any further plans.

Now to evaluate the point of undertaking such a adventure. I guess it could be considered an attempt at escapism from the reality of modern western society. Then i shall ask myself is this cowardly and unhonorably??? I rather think that perhaps by avoiding the boring reality of post modern culture for a short period of time i can find myself, gather thoughts of what is and what is not essential in ones life. I Hope to bring these values back to everyday life.

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Interzone / Wilderness Survival
« on: December 08, 2007, 01:54:38 AM »
I am considering living in the local bushland for several months. However I think sufficient research and skills need to be gained and applied before one can undertake such a task, especially one that has been reliant on todays technology and baby feeding.

I have recently joined the army reserves, and have a reasonable degree of fitness as my starting initiative. I think I will have to acquire skills in the local land and ecology, along with climate and food gathering skills.

I am asking in recommendation to what degree of preparation would be required to I make sure i have all ends covered.

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Interzone / Re: Studies
« on: December 04, 2007, 09:36:16 PM »
DrGrowl's ambitions are similar to my own. I would also love to become self-sufficient and i have already taken the initiative of joining the army reserves to gain what skills i can from there. Studying the local botany and acquiring bush knowledge will be instrumental for this goal.

As of now i have started taking an interest in philosophy and hopefully over the course of the year become well read in major philosophical works.

Overall, as lame as it sounds. I would honor being a great father, given the opportunity that i find someone exceptional.

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Interzone / Re: Philosophers
« on: December 04, 2007, 09:19:44 PM »
Perhaps I should give a bit of a background as to why i want to start this reading. Lately I have become inspired to become a Christian, and before this i always followed an anus-type of ideology. Im conflicted with two opposing thoughts which is absurd but true. Hence before i make further commitment to any further ideological changes/steps i want to be sure and hence am seeking out the philosophy of life i guess.

wow the response has been great. I guess it seems i should start with the Greeks then.

1. Plato - The Republic
2. Socrates ??
3. Aristotle ??
4. Plotinus ??

Then move onto
5. Nietzsche - The Gay Science
6.  Kierkegaard - Diary of a Seducer
7. Teilhard de Chardin ??
8. Schopenhauer - On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason
9.  Oswald Spengler ??
10.  Julius Evola ?? or Guenon and Schuon ??

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 Also remember to "read around" each author / work and study the cultural and political events, happenings and attitudes of the time (and from previous eras). Also understanding the art of the time helps too. These heavily influence what a philosopher had to write.
 
It's useful to start off with short summaries of each philosopher to refresh and expand on the knowledge you already have. Penguin has a few useful books of this description and there are plenty of others.
 
Once you've read some of these move more into depth with specific ancient Greek philosophers (but keep in mind that some of these don't have complete backlogs of material still available, hell some of them only have a few fragments.


Thanks Thamuz, i think this is very important advice.

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Interzone / Philosophers
« on: December 04, 2007, 12:00:38 AM »
I am after a concise recommendation of philosophers to read over the next 3 month holiday I have. Lets just say I've read a lot of wiki's and biographies on philosophers but none of there works themselves as i have no idea where to start.

So far im thinking:
Nietzsche
Kierkegaard
Hegel

But which of there works is most representative of there philosophies I would not know. I could just use the wikipedia as a guide but i prefer not to for obvious reasons.

I think I might speak for a wider group of individuals who are interested in the field of philosophy but just dont know where to start. Thanks in advance.

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Interzone / Re: Two paths and one destination?
« on: December 03, 2007, 10:05:24 AM »
Kierkegaard's explanations of the stages on life's way are abstract, third-person explanations, and therefore are only important in that they reveal the primary necessity of the realization that becoming a Christian in Christendom is an intensely personal experience; an experience that cannot be revealed through rational persuasion, or even direct coercion. This realization is an authentic individual experience of the relationship between the Aesthetic and Religious, and is most profoundly expressed by Kierkegaard's admission that he in fact learned his own personal relationship to God's Grace through looking back upon his writing, which was supposedly just a conscious, premeditated way of deceiving the public toward the Religious, but in reality, also stood outside of reason and abstraction as a reflection of his own becoming.

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