Set 16 2012, 18:56 di ConservationistNew group for the Death Metal Underground web site, which is the home of many classic death metal, black metal, grindcore, thrash, speed metal, power metal, doom metal, heavy metal, modernist classical, classical, baroque classical, romantic classical, neoclassical, dark ambient, noise and related reviews:
Giu 1 2012, 19:23 di ConservationistDo you love excellent design? Beauty? Clarity? Power?
Then birds are critters to watch.
Several ornithological groups have collaborated to provide you with birdie cams that show you a new nest of the following species, free to watch and usually far more inspiring, amusing, entertaining and enlightening than television:
Repost if you love nature and want more of it!
Mag 30 2012, 14:48 di ConservationistNew social networking site for those who like tradition, philosophy, realism, occultism and/or art.
Apr 20 2012, 23:28 di ConservationistWinglord - The Chosen One
"The Winglord style of ambient neofolk combines the infectious power of old industrial and synthpop, the ideas of black metal, the atmosphere of neofolk and the grandeur of movie soundtracks. If a Vangelis or Poledouris soundtrack ever took your breath away, you have an idea of the kind of emotional surge that this music imparts on a regular basis."
Relevant to fans of:
* Danzig - Black Aria
* Beherit - Electric Doom Synthesis
* Burzum - Hlidskjalf
* Dead Can Dance
* Tangerine Dream
* Blood Axis
* Ildjarn - Landscapes
* Basil Poledouris
* Hans Zimmer
* Howard Shore
* Kreuzweg Ost
Reviews in the media:
Feb 13 2012, 0:52 di ConservationistProbably the album of the year.
The most compelling aspect of this album is that it is thoroughly consistent in quality and mood and so provides an immersive atmosphere, like venturing into an ancient cave while ritual music plays. These melodies are familiar like nursery rhymes or national songs, both simple and repetitive, but like a folk-saying poetic and revelatory of a hidden inner truth. Musical forms reaching back into the early days of Graveland appear here, as they have on other Lord Wind albums, but like an unfurling fern frond they grow to new levels of complexity and inter-relatedness.
Lord Wind - Ales Stenar with samples
Where to buy it
Giu 3 2011, 23:00 di Conservationist
Feb 6 2011, 14:20 di Conservationist
Primordial Traditions is pleased to announce that our second book, Northern Traditions (ed. Gwendolyn Toynton) is now available.
Northern Traditions is a collection of articles on the indigenous Pagan Traditions of Northern Europe. Authors include Matt Hajduk, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Amy Johanna Ahlberg, Troy Southgate, S.R. Hardy, Christopher A. Smith, Stephen Borthwick, Vijay Prozak and Gwendolyn Toynton.
Content ranges from in-depth mythological studies and translations of texts through to ritual reconstruction. The book is divided into two sections, with one half containing Traditional and historic content. The second half of the book is dedicated to contemporary practice and issues relating to the spiritual practice of Northern Traditions in the modern era.
Topics dealt with include a detailed exegesis of Völuspá, examinations of key figures in the Northern mythos such as Odin, Forseti, Tyr and Loki, herbal and botanical uses of plants, ritual reconstruction and ideas for contemporary practice.
Content level is semi-academic. By combining academic level material with practical work the aim of the book is to take contemporary pagan practices to a new level where they can be accepted as a serious spiritual movement.
Currently available from Amazon.co.uk for £18.00
For fans of Traditionalist and Platonist music:
* Lord Wind
* Dead Can Dance
* Tangerine Dream
Gen 16 2011, 22:40 di ConservationistSometime 400 years ago, as our civilization prospered, the decision was made to modernize. This came about through a belief in the equality of all human beings and a drive toward external mechanisms, namely technology and political control systems. Guillaume Faye, the seasoned rising star of the New Right movement in Europe, explores our correction of this mistake in his landmark book Archeofuturism: European Visions of the Post-Catastrophic Age.
Archeofuturism: European Visions of the Post-Catastrophic Age, by Guillaume Faye (review and purchase link)
For listeners of:
* Lord Wind
* Tangerine Dream
* Neptune Towers
* Ottorino Respighi
* Anton Bruckner
* Richard Wagner
Set 3 2010, 15:23 di ConservationistArguments start when people don't define their terms. So here's my definition:
Open-minded, adj. Willing to consider any possibility until there is a logical reason for discounting it.
This doesn't mean:
Listens to any and all music without ever finding some favorites, or picking any one album over others.
It also doesn't mean:
Deliberately picking random, goofy, weird, "unique," bizarre, unusual, "different," just to look cool. Most people outgrow that stage by grade 10.
Whaddya think, opies?
Ago 30 2010, 18:27 di ConservationistI got curious about nihilism and went to find out more about it. The closest I can come to an "official" definition that's also credible (sorry, Wikipedia) is this:
Nihilism is the belief that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism that condemns existence. A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy.
I found that to be a little extreme, since any philosophy that truly negates knowing anything has already negated itself, if it claims to know anything.
Then there was this, which seemed semi-apocalyptic:
Values and purpose are human inventions designed to be shared between us. Like language, values and purpose only work if we all know and agree on what they mean. They are easily manipulated by changing meaning without changing the symbol for it.
There was a more sensible definition elsewhere:
Nihilism is the perception that no inherent value exists.
Nihilism at Nihil.org: Center for the Nihilism and Nihilist Studies
Basically, it's a belief that there is no singular Cause or Truth in the universe, just our interpretations -- some of which are right, some of which are crap, in varying degrees.