Category: Reflections

A world separates Judeo-Christianity from Herákleitos ho Ephésios

From Martin Heidegger’s Introduction to Metaphysics, translated by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt: [begin quote] For a more precise account we would have to distinguish here between the synoptic gospels and the gospel of John. But in principle we can say: in the New Testament, from the start, logos does not mean, as in Heraclitus,

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Music Thrives as a Reflection of our Becoming

When we consider humans as a collection of factors brought together into certain condition, the passage of time makes us also realize that we go through different states, and that there is never a return to an identical state in the past. We are also a continuous, rather than a discrete, set of states. The

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Prognosis de un Elitismo Personal — Parte III: Encierro y Apertura

No son pocos los escritores y pensadores que argumentan que una era en la que la vida es cada vez más fácil y que todo, desde lo material hasta una cantidad increíble de información que está más accesible a cualquiera, se vuelve más importante ejercitar discernimiento. Pero este es un discernimiento personal y no uno

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Spirituality in black metal —a follow up

This is a follow-up on a conversation started with Old Disgruntled Bastard, and specifically to his article ‘Spirituality in black metal’ Starts ODB: “In effect, what D.A.R.G. proposes is treating black metal on a spiritual plane first and foremost, albeit always guided by those stylistic markers as auxiliaries.” Yes, and no. I’d say, there is

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Three Apprehensions of Black Metal

§ Some considerations It is futile to try and have a discussion on whether black metal should be regarded as pure music, as myth or as entirely subservient to some ideology. Yet, each of the these three views are held by different camps of people who believe theirs is the only ultimately valid appreciation of

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Piercing the Veil into Possession

§ Levels in a meditative exploration of black metal musick An effective exploration and discovery of black metal (and related genres) as transcendent art can only take place as the individual fosters the development of a new paradigm of thought, essentially, with the aid of an underlying culture that opposes the programming to which one

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Underground turned Funderground, and the Obscurantist Elite

It would seem that the bemoaned, real “underground” of metal music and counter-culture movement is not actually dead, but has rather only gone deeper underground with the rise of the Internet and the transformation of its gross material into the new funderground. A theory could be that, rather than enrichment, the Internet has since opened

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Prognosis de un Elitismo Personal — Parte II: Más Allá del Gusto Personal

§ Más Allá del Gusto Personal  En su libro más personal, Nietzsche toca el tema del gusto personal, tanto para las artes como para cualquier otra cosa. Dice, en la octava sección del segundo capítulo de Ecce homo, que lo que este “gusto” realmente es, es un instinto de autodefensa. Procede después el ilustre filósofo a

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Prognosis de un Elitismo Personal – Parte I: Arte y Vida

§ Estética y Esencia El arte, comprendido de manera acertada y cercana a su naturaleza verdadera, está frecuentemente vinculado a la vida humana como experiencia total —como una expresión de su esencia, y en la música en particular es el efecto total lo que cuenta, reflejando y comunicándose con el todo del oyente. Es por

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