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Metal / Kvelt
« on: July 03, 2013, 02:58:20 PM »
When being “true” becomes the trend, the intellectual members of a group have two options. Either rejoice and enter the fray and grind out new paths, or realize the “truth” was their trend and now abandon it for other means of dominance.

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Interzone / Circles versus Foundations
« on: June 17, 2013, 07:30:44 PM »
Traditional religious views often hold that mind and life are separate from matter. This creates a perceptual dichotomy of reality, and is used to the effect of psychologizing the universe.

As a result, further generations have found the concept of a personal universe not only disconcerting, but non-demonstrable. Reductionism became in vogue.

In as far as accepting an issue, then taking the opposing view, is an acceptable way to break free of mental barriers this has been profitable. But look at this:
-Biology states that minds are reducible to physical brains.
-Neurology frequently shows that mental processes are physical processes.
-Physical processes are governed by Physics.
-Fecund interpretations of supra-Newtonian physics takes the concept of mind as an integral part of the physical process.

Thus we are left with a circle, a system of dynamics where any center is a temporary frame defined only by the surrounding frames. The mind is simultaneously "nothing but" and a "core variable."

It is of high value to be able to follow a chain of reasoning, and to carry it further. But the first success isn't the only one possible, and will lead one in circles if taken to be the paragon of thought. Or to PhD research fellowships where you compete with the Chinese to see who can have the most monotonous life.

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What if we assumed that truth can only be judged according to time spans?

For example, a particular man may gather less truth than a civilization. A civilization has less truth potential than a species. So on until we run out of categories, or reach tautology/vagueness.

This would explain the awe of one in the forest, the wisdom of the elders, why this site keeps returning to race > society.

Perhaps we could tongue-in-cheek create a truth ordinal system denoting in what frames of reference particular truths hold sway. This way we can acknowlege the perspective of others, but disagree not on facts, but in application. For example, we may argue that genetic selection of all breeding human pairs is ideal for humanity. We can agree or disagree if we designate our ordinal positions, whether in the individual/family/civilization/special/universal sphere.

Assign a truth value of True, False or Neutral. This can be assumed to be Desireable, Undesirable or Neutral for you Buddhist German Idealists out there.

For example:

Human genetic pairing should be done regard only to scientific principles, as currently best understood.

F-N-N-T-N


I love putting glass in my poo spigot.

T-F-N-N-N


We should treat people as individuals in this modern 2010+ era, ignoring genetic tendencies. Everybody should be equal in some way.

T?-T?-T-F-N


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Interzone / Ashkenazi and the male bag
« on: March 17, 2013, 03:05:03 PM »
Happy Sun day to all, may we remember the true source of life while the idolators sing their grey songs to the desert carpenter.

In regards to the front page drivel: May my multicultural spawn drink wine upon the graves of your genetically bottle-necked spawn.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterosis


May lulz be the lol, lulz under lail.





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Interzone / Ralph Waldo Emerson
« on: February 23, 2013, 08:59:19 PM »
Good afternoon.

American Transcendentalism has many philosophical overlaps with the spirit of metal, if a bit on the dreamy side. IMO Emerson is the best of the bunch: practical, insightful, with a masterful use of English.

Following are his works:

http://www.emersoncentral.com/texts.htm

Public domain by now, so feel free to do as you please with them. I highly recommend starting with "Experience" from the second Essay collection. I recall "Self-Reliance" from high school and it stuck with me, hopefully some of the younger members here can enjoy it as well.

A few good quotations, not necessarily from the above essay:

"Every word was once a poem."

"We have learned that we do not see directly, but mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors."


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Interzone / A rather good front page post
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:41:36 AM »
Alan Watts > David Myatt

There is much more to learn, much more to process. No dissimulation, no purposeful muddying of shallow waters to false depths. May I highly suggest one listens to his expositions of Zhuangzi, if one has not previously read that text. I am glad to see a quick resource on the front page, kudos.

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Interzone / Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: October 27, 2012, 03:39:59 AM »
In the spirit of bringing this forum together a bit, here is a common denominator where ideas can be profitably shared. The best bet is to live well; hopefully pulling oneself upwards may create a small trend in those around you.



I find lifting heavy weights frequently is cathartic in many ways. It allows me to work out some stress, gives me a quantifiable measure of progress, allows for more flexibility in diet, improves sleep, and keeps me from being a fat ass. Multi-joint full body movements that allow for loading are the best: deadlift, squat, pull-up and bench press. The internet is choked with opinions about the best way to program your workout. You owe it to yourself to do two things - 1) study proper technique 2) ignore programming and just go lift; you WILL improve and you will learn what is best for yourself by DOING.





I also find that I am happiest when I prepare foods for myself. While eating out is convenient, I always have at least some financial regret when I realize how many groceries could have been bought instead for the same price. Normally I will prepare two marinades on Sunday and freeze portions of them for easy dinners during the work week. Making marinades are the best because you can alter any ratios on the fly to taste. Two simple ones follow.

Spicy -

Crushed red pepper
Beer/Wine
Honey/Brown Sugar
Soy Sauce
Curry powder

Simple mix ingredients in bowl.


Sweet -

1/2 Onion [Green onions work as well]
Fruit [any, do not recommend banana]
White Wine
Fresh Ginger
Fresh Garlic
Soy Sauce

Toss all ingredients in blender, adding wine as needed to aid blending.


I have more or less removed flour from my diet, as my oven is terrible along with most prepared foods. As such I make rice on the stove top quite frequently. I have found that I can cut the rice with cauliflower to increase it's flavor, texture and nutritional profile. Simple grate it on a cheese grater and add it to the rice 3-5 minutes before it finishes. This will reduce overall calorie intake, as well as reduce the glycemic load of the rice, and it I feel it presents more nicely on a plate than simple rice.


I also like to get 8 hours of sleep a night, make a weekly trip to the library for books and cds, and to pursue a few hours of creative production a week.


Do you have any recipes, or ideas on how to live well that others could profit from?

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Interzone / Possibilities for spiritualism outside Platonism
« on: July 13, 2012, 01:44:21 AM »
My intuition is that Xtianity and neo-Platonism are outcroppings of the same general trait. I tend to side with Hume and others on a more physical interpretation, because that is all we really know so why not start there?

Does anybody here consider themselves to be spiritual, and if so, can they define it? I would be interested in hearing some non-Platonic ideas if available.

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Interzone / The goal of Corrupt
« on: April 05, 2012, 08:07:40 PM »
Is Alex Birch still around? I remember him starting a great experiment with Corrupt, somewhere between US weekly and Grishnak. My hat's off to him [you?] for your months and years of effort.

For whatever reason though it seems it didn't work out. Was it the lobsters in the bucket pulling it down, or personal momentum, or not enough cross traffic? I feel the experiment is a worthy one, but perhaps it could work both ways... In addition to making the Anus ideas more readily acceptable, perhaps we can use it to guide ourselves into more effective patterns? I see many posts on this site about exercise, diet, reading lists, tips and tricks to get through the day and still be true to your ideals.

When listening to metal I feel great, but when analyzed it seems like thunder in a bottle. If others feel similarly perhaps we can channel our energy into something outwardly facing.

I think there is enough momentum now on the web for generally manly things/how to/life hacking/ [or is it mostly whoring from the merchant class?]. Maybe a skill based site with smatterings of critical thinking? Crowd source or top down management? Link whoring or smart alliances? Comment section or redirect conversation here? How much does it cost to run one of these sites, and if expensive, why not force the main contributors to donate a percentage in order to "encourage" consistency, and if profitable, return the fee and dump the rest into maintaining the Anusphere?

Thoughts?

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Interzone / How to get brutally smart aka metal for your left brain
« on: February 15, 2012, 07:36:39 PM »
Because small consistent efforts pay large dividends over time.



Things to listen to other than music:

The End of Food by Paul Roberts
Quantum by Manjit Kumar
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie


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Interzone / Joseph Campbell, ANUS, and life
« on: January 11, 2010, 04:35:39 AM »
Coming to many of the same ideas one hears around here, Joseph Campbell takes the path of mythology instead of philosophy [or metal]. His interpretations prove invigorating again and again to this particular soul and may to others who feel that changing the world politically is treating the symptom instead of the disease. He wrote many books, all of which are so completely thorough and well fleshed out that I'm still digging through his Masks of God series two years after buying them. Here's a video series set out by the American Public broadcasting organization that may prove as an interesting [if not merely less daunting] introduction to his life's work:
http://vimeo.com/4824510

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Interzone / Aurelius and Epicurus: Active Nihilism and Nirvana
« on: November 24, 2009, 11:43:04 PM »
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." - Marcus Aurelius

http://beinghuman.blogs.fi/2009/11/24/marcus-aurelius-and-epicurus-on-foundations-of-good-life-7453244/

A good starting point for those who may not have heard of these two fine gents. For those of you who may find the 'world-denying' aspects of the ancient Eastern religions unattractive perhaps a look at similar ideas from a Western mind will prove interesting.

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