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These shots always do it for me. It is simply the visualized essence of that music.

Ildjarn actually had a site about 10 years ago when he made this semi-comeback and released a few older works on Northern Heritage. The site was quite good as it also contained a gallery of shots he had taken while trekking, some of which ended up on the Ildjarn-Nidhogg and Hardangervidda releases, but there were many others of which, unfortunately, I only saved a few.









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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:07:04 AM »
Suicide is wrong because most people don't do it on a philosophical basis. They do it when they've temporarily lost at evolution, in an emotional fit. usually the cause is fixable.
I have no problems at all with old people killing themselves, the deformed, the infertile, etc.

Your viewpoint seems to put humanity in the same evolutionary equation as all other organisms, but I think it might be too complex a situation for that to apply.

As I see it, people that have children without following it through to make sure they grow into worthwhile people are only polluting the world by adding to it's dysfuntion. And there's plenty of that going on.

On the other hand you could have people in positions of social, cultural or political influence that bring about positive change in the world without having produced any children of their own. In other words seeing humans as part of a greater 'social organism' rather than just individuals.

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Metal / Re: Indian classical music
« on: June 10, 2013, 12:26:32 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkPp6m0nvbc

Found this piece to be truly amazing, maybe even life-changing for me.

Any other hessians out there still exploring the classical music of India?


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Metal / Re: Getting it and overdoing it
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:49:12 AM »
On the flip-side, do you ever find that there are certain classic albums which are undoubtedly important beyond all else to metal history as well as your own personal development as a listener that just don’t have the same effect they once had? (I don’t mean stuff that seemed cool but turned out to be sub-par further on down the track).

I have burned myself out on some albums from time to time, but a break of a few weeks usually refreshes it if it is something worthwhile. Even when poetry becomes familiar, it still retains its impact. Do you have any examples of albums aquarius?

There was no internet access when I first got into metal as a 16 yro, and albums where expensive, around $30 and more for imports, so I had maybe a handful of albums to get me through. Mostly the early discographies of Darkthrone, Burzum, Immortal and Emperor I have explored to the point of exhaustion and now find I would listen to them once in a year if that. Getting a cdr of Drawing Down the Moon and Varathron - His Majesty at the Swamp at some point after my initial immersion into Norwegian style black metal was a godsend.

Listen to classical for six weeks.

Principle of a "detox". Step away for an appreciable amount of time. After listening to Bach nearly exclusively for 2-3 years, I've come to appreciate death metal again, especially albums I thought I had over-listened to death (Slumber of Sullen Eyes).

I know what you mean. But when I get on a classical binge it usually ends up being more like 6 months than 6 weeks.

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Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:25:58 AM »
I used to feel in complete isolation from the world and that this was a bad thing. People are having fun and connecting up with other like-minded people, it would happen all around me, instinctively I wanted the same (as any human does) but how can one do this if your headspace has (d-)evolved to an extent where there are none of your likeness.

I still don't know the answer to this but I know it's different for everyone and that there isn't an easy answer.

When I finally broke out of this negative space I felt safe asthough floating in a serene little bubble in a sea of insane and broken souls. I then invited a lovely lady/soul-mate into the bubble to share the journey with me and soon the world beyond that bubble mattered less and less.

I also snapped my phone in half and self-restricted i-net usage to 2-3 days a week.

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Interzone / Re: Childless relationships
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:05:33 AM »
How would you define metaphysical love as removed from any other conception of love?

From my observations, ďloveĒ can only be viewed in a holistic sense. ďProcreationĒ cannot be taken as an end in itself and should only be valued in terms of the relative functionality of that progeny. Without the right foundation i.e. level-headed and functional parents (that are in love), the child is already at a biological and environmental predisposition to a dysfunctional life. Not that this can't be overcome.

On the other hand, this is modern times weíre talking about, the age of the great kali-yuga mind-body-soul fuck, so maybe the right answer is to turn the other cheek and join the party while it lasts !

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Interzone / Re: Creating a new religion
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:12:22 AM »
religions never help us, even the pagans, they give a great philosofy, but isn't really good for us, first, because this give a false expectancy to the human, second, because you are creating a god, this isn't rpg

What do you mean by false expectancy?  What is a "true expectancy?"

The immediate assumption would be that of christians praying only in 'times of need', rather than all the time and of their own volition. Seeing god as symbol rather than the greater underlying process of reality.

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Interzone / Re: An important book
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:26:06 AM »
I plan to read Aldous Huxley - The Perennial Philosophy. Is it good, difficult to read? I find most philosophy goes way overboard for me.
You should definitely read it, it's a little difficult but if you get to a part you don't understand, just keep moving and you will probably understand it in a different passage.  The book kind of explains the same thing over and over in slightly different ways, so if you don't get it the one way, you'll get it the other way.  I also have a love/hate relationship with hardcore philosophy but this is not like the insanely technical philosophy that goes to incredible lengths in an attempt to be perfectly precise.

Thanks. From what I gather, the intention of the book is to illustrate a common ground between human belief systems. Different interpretations of the same path so to speak. So your description is most fitting. I'll let you all know how it all goes.

 :)

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Metal / Re: Ildjarn - Norse-Svartfraed -LTD- 2CD
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:18:04 AM »
Ildjarn walks without his shadow
He is always alone
He does not care

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Metal / Getting it and overdoing it
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:17:06 AM »
It has often been said that certain pieces of music might take a while to fully sink in. I know that even in my own experience as a metal listener, it might take repeated sitting before really appreciating a particular album.

On the flip-side, do you ever find that there are certain classic albums which are undoubtedly important beyond all else to metal history as well as your own personal development as a listener that just donít have the same effect they once had? (I donít mean stuff that seemed cool but turned out to be sub-par further on down the track).

I feel that there are a few albums Iíve listened to almost inside out and theyíve become like a solved mystery after a while, they donít blow me away anymore. Perhaps this is where live performances come to good use, as depending on the level of accuracy in execution or improvisation, one might see a familiar piece in a new light.
 
Anyone ever have this problem and if so how does one overcome it?

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Interzone / Re: Creating a new religion
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:16:16 AM »
Christianity is pretty much dead, right?  Though, nothing has replaced it yet.

Even Apollo and Dionysis are dead by now. But they'll come back don't you worry.
Even God will be reborn, just got to be patient that's all.

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Interzone / Re: An important book
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:08:57 AM »
I plan to read Aldous Huxley - The Perennial Philosophy. Is it good, difficult to read? I find most philosophy goes way overboard for me.

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Interzone / Re: The student and the teacher.
« on: June 02, 2013, 01:03:28 AM »
From my own observations, just about every authentic religion or belief system has a middle-path as well as extremes on either side of that path. It originates in a specific ethno-cultural environment and though this isnít unchanging throughout the grand forces of time, forcing change will inevitably result in a conflict of extremes and worse situation for all involved (at least for the first couple of centuries).

As a practical example, just look at what a pushover Christianity has become. It is largely dead in the minds of most westerners. Meanwhile Islam ups the ante and makes the most of good situation.

At the heart of all unbalance stands Liberalism; the ultimate parasite and sado-masochist.

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Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: June 02, 2013, 12:37:13 AM »
                           
                                  Sue is fine

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Interzone / Re: Karma.
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:13:45 AM »
I donít believe in karma or reincarnation, but I certainly donít doubt it exists either. One can be mystical or logical about this sort of thing (the accumulation of luck, or the lack of it, based on oneís actions and observations in this mortal life), and so long as you donít resort to absolutes, it can work for you. Not walking under ladders, not using hairspray while smoking in a slut-filled limo, or provoking dangerous insects, could be easier than most people realize.

I recognize that painting, where is it from? A book?

Perhaps you recognize the very idiosyncratic style of the artist

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