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Interzone / Re: 'Uber-Man': A primer in how to be one.
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:21:06 AM »
Written somewhere in my universal theory of everything, a man does not become a full man until he has found his partner and enters fatherhood.

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Interzone / Re: Gustav Mahler
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:20:07 AM »
I once listened to Mahler and nothing but Mahler for a week, a similar procedure I use for most music, and I haven't found much impetus to return. I can't help but feel like ultimately, his work comes across as empty, even though initial listens appear to be profound. Certainly not the worst thing in the world, nothing to celebrate either.

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Metal / Re: Utterly consistent bands
« on: March 23, 2013, 01:17:42 AM »
I've got one: StarGazer

Like Averse Sefira, this band has only improved with each release. I have been put off initially by each of their full lengths. The cliche jazzy interludes and intro's. Tech-whatever trappings. The honest truth is that these guys never lose the metal throughout their music, which is more than can be said for most techy tech bands. Traditional and "progressive." Wonderful command of melody, even in the spacey moments that sound like pure cheese at first listen. It is unfortunate that this taint keeps one from enjoying truly great albums. Gorguts Obscura suffers this same blight upon initial listenings, especially if one finds oneself coming into the work at a later date.

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Interzone / Re: So nobody's making any poop comments?
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:13:40 PM »
The poop is Italian in origin. It is only Argentinian in consistency.

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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:09:33 PM »
Why did the apple fall?

Was it because of gravity?

Or

Did the apple fall because it needed to reach the ground where it could be eaten or spawn a new tree?

The evolution of thorns, non-Metal, truly inspires such thinking. What base life form ever started chewing on plants and when would plants have started reacting? Humans in our last feww thousand years are incredibly pessimisstic. All I hear from the Lord's word these days is pessimissm, yet it comes from human mouths. They, as Nietzsche -- Hail -- confirms desire an end to human experience; If they knew what down-going they were destined for, they may perhaps go more peacefully and lay less waste for the Overman!

Instinct, genetic memory, mutation the answer is irrelevant. For all we know roses grew thorns because poison had to write that song. Perhaps things are as they are so that the human can learn what Truth ultimately is and be shepherds.

As for desires and down-goings, I'm reminded of Inferno. The souls that populate hell are not there by punishment or compulsion. They are there out of will. The Soul that desires only the lower things, goes to them after the body dies. Interestingly enough, the three tiers of the Divine Comedy represents each of Platos 3 faculties of the soul.

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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:17:25 PM »
1) Yes you may ask that question as well.

2) My understanding of the poem was that Myth translates Truth through imagination. As opposed to the clinical empiricism which is no reflection of reality at all.

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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:37:26 PM »
Why did the apple fall?

Was it because of gravity?

Or

Did the apple fall because it needed to reach the ground where it could be eaten or spawn a new tree?

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Interzone / Re: Thinking?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:02:11 PM »
Yet trees are not 'trees', until so named and seen
and never were so named, tifi those had been
who speech's involuted breath unfurled,
faint echo and dim picture of the world,
but neither record nor a photograph,
being divination, judgement, and a laugh
response of those that felt astir within
by deep monition movements that were kin
to life and death of trees, of beasts, of stars:
free captives undermining shadowy bars,
digging the foreknown from experience
and panning the vein of spirit out of sense.
Great powers they slowly brought out of themselves
and looking backward they beheld the elves
that wrought on cunning forges in the mind,
and light and dark on secret looms entwined.
He sees no stars who does not see them first
of living silver made that sudden burst
to flame like flowers bencath an ancient song,
whose very echo after-music long
has since pursued. There is no firmament,
only a void, unless a jewelled tent
myth-woven and elf-pattemed; and no earth,
unless the mother's womb whence all have birth.

-Tolkien

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Interzone / Re: Mystical Thinking.
« on: March 12, 2013, 01:31:29 PM »
Hold on, if a feeling can exist independently of thought like that, and if it's a very nice feeling to have, then is it purely a matter of hedonism? What makes a person choose between basking in "oneness" versus basking in "separatedness"? Why do you assume any such oneness even exists? Darker modalities for the human state of awareness do exist on the left-hand path (beyond superficial egocentrism), so I do believe a conscious choice, based on examination of the variables at play and the expression of personal character, is involved.

Surely there is oneness or there isn't, and the fact will remain constant regardless of what you 'feel' about it. Being one is much different than feeling one (and the latter could obviously result from the former). Of course you can never be a whole constituting a variety of parts beyond yourself, since you are by definition limited to yourself, which is why you often repeat that oneness involves loss of self. And yet simultaneously oneness involves not a surrender to pure feeling but quite the opposite a mechanical transformation of the self into a supposedly 'non-self'.

It seems to me the 'experience of oneness' is surely a self-contained experience of specific conventional stimuli, that may well be described as maintaining a state of awareness in a healthy way in full realization and acceptance of the real nature of the human condition and reality at large, but that should not be described as magically grasping reality at large precisely despite the human condition by transcending it as if it's a piece of litter to be tossed aside.

If you deny the human condition then your experience is a generic blob of undifferentiated oneness akin to the womb, without color, expression or individuality. I have long reviled this false path of weakness for the deception promoted by its supporters in the marketplace of ideas. It represents the most far-fetched, blindest faith as it declares that if it feels good then it must be good, that it is ineffable and therefore cannot be disputed and that it is boundless (without markers or points of reference, hence the ineffability) and therefore of a higher order. It's like being a drug addict and having no idea whatsoever that you're taking drugs or that it might be bad for you. It's the most comfortable escape possible, the most comforting lie.

Your feelings are important, only if you think them to be; align them properly.

Maybe that is too cryptic. Oneness merely constitutes a recognition that "i" am a component in the whole. Inseparable. Therefore "i" gives way to "I"

Na me so atta. In some sense.

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Interzone / Re: Theories.
« on: March 08, 2013, 09:44:29 PM »
This is all too taxing. I'll have to get back to you.

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Interzone / Re: Theories.
« on: March 08, 2013, 09:08:18 PM »
In my experience, nobody likes anecdotes. They are always met with hostility. Statistics > experience I guess.


"40% of Californians favor a tax on soda."

40%? They never asked me. How about any of you guys? No? Well then....

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Interzone / Re: 80% Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read
« on: March 08, 2013, 04:33:01 PM »
Bloomberg is a busy reformer, with soda bans and headphone volume regulation, he hardly has time to touch on such low priority issues.

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Metal / Re: Darkthrone's Decay Continues
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:35:08 AM »
Truth be told in kind dug Cult is alive as well. It's been gradually a downward spiral. You are correct about it standing miles above the post total death album. I will say though that that album is a fuckin' bore.

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Metal / Re: Darkthrone's Decay Continues
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:56:10 PM »
They are slipping, even for the low standards set by their throwback sound of the past few records.

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Interzone / Re: inspirational quotes
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:14:57 PM »
Wow I feel great now. THANKS!

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