Some seemingly random thoughts to ponder on and perhaps even study.
- Understand the difference between LaVeyan hedonism and actual satanism. Start by taking a look at the roots of modern satanism and its early expressions and origins. Consider that any true way should probably be an inner way, independently of the outside garb, hence, a “sinister” way is not necessarily an explicitely “satanic” way.
- The Bhagavad Gita is not just simply “one more religious sacred book”. This ancient treatise is far more on the philosophical side than the religious. It addresses the question of different and distinct paths for different kinds of people, and it goes well beyond good and evil.
- Translating a sinister vision or another into a clear and evocative musical expression goes well beyond saying your music is evil while playing bland, run-of-the-mill melodic heavy metal with an evil attitude. If you are going to be explicit and outspoken about making satanic music, make sure it is actually coherent in a musically-accomplished way. Evil “occult rock” is not dark music. It is silly music with, perhaps, dark lyrics. Remember: Lyrics do not make up for faulty music.
- The best music usually flows from an unpretentious yet effective source in connection with nature in one way or another that flows from an inner complexity to an outer clarity.
- A philosophy based on the esoteric mode can only be understood by independent minds that think outside themselves and do not rely on ready-made rationalist systems.
- Be aware that propaganda is not “that which the bad guys use to trick us”, but is a property of all message meant to change someone’s opinion with a particular purpose in mind by playing on their sensibilities. That is, propaganda itself is not good or bad, it is simply a tool for convincing people.
- Modern secularism and atheism does not hold the key to truth, it is simply one more mode of thought that stands at odds with Tradition in the Ancient World. Here, one might consider the true value and meaning of philosophy as a tool of thought and not as an end in itself.