Saturday, April 04, 2009

Beherit - Engram review

Another classic of black metal gets back in the fight:

Beherit's Engram thrusts forward through the past in a return to form for black metal, but takes it to the next dimension. Developing on the concepts shared between ambient music and metal, Engram is really raw but intensely structured, with a deepening mood.

Beherit - Engram review

From what people have been hinting, this is quite the album. Like a return to form for black metal, and then taking it to the next dimension. Really raw but really structured, with a deepening mood.

Anyone else looking forward to what could be the first classic of the black metal revival? Black metal has been so stale and boring for the last fifteen years, it's awesome to have something to look forward to with excitement again.

See also: Beherit interview

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Nationalism rising across Europe

Nationalists don’t want to just change laws — they want an entirely different type of civilization. We haven’t heard much from them since 1945, since nationalist groups have been the province of mostly violent losers with a few disaffected intellectuals, but now nationalism seems to be coming back.

Because it was marginalized, and because people who take on the world with losing “but correct” causes are idolized by those who did not adapt to the current social order, nationalist movements have been cross-associated with hate groups, with few nationalist movements escaping the epithets, violence, anti-Semitism and similar brouhaha within their ranks.

However, that is changing, as nationalist movements make alliances with Zionists and vice-versa and nationalist movements grow across Europe as they drop violent orthodoxy for a coherent vision of an organic society that is both cultured, green — and monocultural.

Nationalism: ethnic identity is important

Nationalism is no longer a political calling, but a flavor. Other parties are going to start incorporating it soon.

It's also losing its marginalized status as people realize it's necessary for Israel and probably Europe to survive as distinct ethnic-cultural groups.

Look for more exciting developments in the future.

Primordial Traditions Compendium 2009

Primordial Traditions Compendium 2009

Here is a complete list of contents -- not all of these articles have been published in Primordial Traditions; some were originally published in larger publications -- the first article mentioned here is the core premise of this group, and that it should be the primary point of reference for all members, as it explains the entire function of this group.

- The primordial tradition(Philosophy)

- Does practice make one perfected: The role of gTum mo in the six yogas of Nāropā (Buddhist Tantra)

- Clarifying the clear light (Buddhist Tantra)

- Mara and the vinaya: A comparison of references to Mara in the Mahavagga and the Mahavastu(Buddhist)

- Monks and magic - The use of magic by the sangha in Thailand (Buddhist)

- Divine mortality: Natarāja, Śankara, and higher consciousness in the imagery of Śiva (Hindu)

- Seats of power: How does the body of Sati relate to the geographic locations of Śakta pithas? (Tantra)

- The lord of Kāśī (Hindu)

- Draupadi and Kali in the Mahabharata (Hindu)

- Aesthetics of the divine in Hinduism (Hindu)

- Tantra: Fifth Veda or anti-Veda - Part I (Tantra)

- Tantra: Fifth Veda or anti-Veda - Part II (Tantra)

- Invincible sun: The cult of Mithras(Middle Eastern)

- Islamic tradition and the Muslim Hadith (Middle Eastern)

- The Yezidis: Angel or devil worshipers of the near east? (Middle Eastern)

- Dyadic approaches to the divine: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, religion, and gender (Philosophy)

- Mayan ceremonial astrology (South American)

- The Black Sun: Dionysus in the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and Greek Myth (Ancient Greek)

- Of wolves and men: The berserker and the vrātya (Hindu/Teutonic)*Contemporary shamanism(Asatru/Shamanism)

- Knowledge is power: Rune magic in Germanic culture(Asatru)

- Ancient goddess or political goddess? (Wicca)

- Athena (Poem)

- Raising Apollonius (Occult/Esoteric)

- Cúchulainn, the wolfhound of Culann (Celtic)

- Communing with the dead in ancient Greece(Ancient Greek)

- Dead but dreaming: Oneiromancy and dream incubation (Ancient Greek/European)

- The sacred state: The traditional doctrine of state legitimacy(Traditionalist)

- Tempora mutantor: The deterioration of men and the aristocratic principle (Traditionalist)

- Ars regia: The royal art revisited (Alchemy/Tantra)

- Son of the sun (Poem)

- The age of darkness: prophecies of the Kali Yuga (Hindu/Traditionalist)*Mercury rising: The life and times of Julius Evola (Traditionalist)