Archive for January, 2012

A Quote from Varg of Burzum on The Lost Soul

“The modern man has lost his connection to the soil of his forefathers. The modern man’s connection to his forefathers and the gods of his blood is lost too. He travels all across the Earth as a creature with no roots anywhere. He no longer grows his own food, he no longer catches his own fish or meat, he no longer milks the cows or collects eggs, berries, nuts, fruit and sea shells from nature. He no longer builds his own home or buries his own kin. He has lost his respect for nature, for his fatherland and for his kin, but he has gained nothing. The soul of the modern man is dead. He has lost almost everything. ”

~ Varg of Burzum


Climatic Degradation

In 200 years of Industrialized, Modern Society, Humans have caused the greatest mass murder of life since the Permian Extinction – you know, the one that killed 96% of life on the planet?

We’re filling our water with poisons and our air with carbonation

We’ve destroyed 90% of large fish and continue this extermination

Nature has survived billions of years and will eventually restore itself.

But can humanity survive in a mess of its own filth?

This is nothing short of a Climactic Degradation.

The Black Dahlia Murder, Climactic Degradation

Devastate, leave them weeping in your wake. A family’s broken dreams with gloved hand I separate. Mutilate them, carve them up, bring them to their knees. The power of the knife in hand, if it breathes it fucking bleeds.

Mankind, in time, I’m disgusted with this race. I pluck them from the universe, pawns of my favorite game.

Cut them all down, completely randomize. Never a clue, nor trace is left. Identity disguised I measure joy in suffering, with a rope and blade I maim. Humiliate these fallen souls, this earth of sick disgrace.

Climactic degradation, rapture in blood achieved. Suffocate them, rip them, rape them, make them fucking scream. Orgasmic mutilation, on terror I do feed. Annihilate this bastard race, I’ll make them bleed for me.

I’m taking you down with me into this Hell of Hells. Stabbed in the throat, sputtering blood, my need is never quelled. You must stand here before me, my judgment ends in death. I tower above your broken bodies, face speckled in red. Oh how sweet it is to revel in your flesh. I won’t stop until the last is dead.

Climactic degradation, rapture in blood achieved. Suffocate them, rip them, rape them, make them fucking scream. Orgasmic mutilation, on terror I do feed. Annihilate this bastard race, I’ll make them bleed for me

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/climactic_degradation_lyrics_black_dahlia_murder_the.html
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A Plan B for the World

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As humans, we are our own greatest predator.

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The world’s population is growing.

80 million people are added each year.

215 million women around the globe have no access to birth control. Anthropologists who live among these women say, “they live in fear of their next pregnancy.”

Resources are shrinking.

Soil erosion, deforestation, and factory farms are turning the world’s grasslands and forests into deserts.

The cost of food world wide tripled in 2007 and 2008.

Water levels are decreasing.

Global warming as well as poor farming methods are depleting levels of water around the globe.

We’re riding of the rails of a crazy train and the conductor is pressing his foot to the accelerator.

With an exploding population

Mounting poverty world wide

Decreases in the available food and water world wide,

Damage to the world that sustains us

The future outlook is not good

We need a plan B for the world!

A Four Part, Plan B for the World

Lester Brown’s Plan B, from his book, World on the Edge

Spirit of the air, ancient one of the east, give me the knowledge, to purify my world

Spirit of the flame, ancient one of the south, give me power over my own body, and my own sexuality 

Spirit of water, ancient one of the west, let your dream flow free, like the torrents of a river

Spirit of the earth, ancient one of north, let me learn from your forests, how to live with your creatures

1. A massive cut in carbon emissions in the air by 2020

We can shift away from burning fossil fuels by tapping the Earth’s wealth of wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

This transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy can be driven primarily by tax restructuring: steadily lowering income taxes to offset this reduction with a rise on Carbon Emission taxes.


2. Stabilize the world’s population to no more than 8 million by 2012

Provide women around the world with the basics of family planning and contraception


3. Eradicate poverty

Provide primary education for ALL boys and girls around the world.


4. The reforestation of forests, soil, aquifers, and fisheries

Recycle water

Ban deforestation

Establish more efficient irrigation systems

Arrest the fall in water tables by raising water productivity

It’s not impossible!

Doing all these things would cost a mere 200 billion, an eighth of the current world military spending.


It’s Hard to Know What’s True, When You’re Surrounded by Lies All the Time

I compiled an interview with Varg of Burzum, with the Bathory song “One Rode to Asa Bay,” with this picture of a forgotten trail.

I hope some day you find it.


A Lament for the Passing of the Old Ways

One Rode to Asa Bay ~ Bathory

The following lyrics below struck a bell inside my heart.

Just outside the circle of the crowd
One old man did stand
He looked across the waters
And blotted the sun out of his eyes with one hand
And his old eyes could almost see
The dragon ships set sail
And his old ears could almost hear
Men of great numbers call out Oden’s hail

And though he did know already
Though he turned face towards sky
And whispered silent words forgotten
Spoken only way up high
Now this house of a foreign God does stand
Now must they leave us alone
Still he heard from somewhere in the woods
Old crow of wisdom say
…people of Asa land, it’s only just begun…

This video was found from the Norse Mythology facebook page.


It Begins With a Seed (An Ode to Farmer’s Markets)

The Old Town Farmer’s Market

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.”

~ Tecumseh – Shawnee

Where does food come from?

From a green, open pasture?

Or a cow concentration camp?

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

The movie Food Inc. exposes the corruption of the Industrialized American food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and worker’s rights.

One simple way you can regain a connection to Mother Earth is through visiting your local Farmer’s Market.

Most Farmer’s Markets have everything from Jams, Jellies, Soaps, Veggies, Fruit, Bread and Meat.

This vendor is selling homemade homemade pumpkin pie butter along with other eclectic jellies.

You can eat fresh food – free of preservatives.

A majority of supermarket food contains saturated fats like hydrogenated oil.

The bread here contains simply flax, wheat, sunflower seeds, and whole grains.

“Meat” the people who your food comes from.

Bon Viviant sells food with no added hormones or antibiotics

It is grown without pesticides

All comes from small local farms

They even deliver

http://www.bonvivantcompany.com/about-our-foods/

Eat cows and pigs that were fed a natural diet of grass and were free to roam open pastures.

This is a fistulated cow. Factory farms place holes in cows stomachs so they can extract the ecoli and bacteria from the cows insides.

These cows have harmful bacteria in their stomachs because factory farms force them to eat corn, which is not a natural part of their

diet.

The factory farms claim the hole does not bother the cows. I guess I’ll drill a hole in the side of a farm factory owner and see how much

he likes it.

“You looked into the eyes of the beast

You extended your hand – in trust

It so graciously accepted the fate

There’s no honor in betrayal

O the savages, the ravagers of the pleading, standing there bleeding

Tears of the innocent – turned into mammalian dissidents”

The band Cattle Decapitation is a veggie gore-grind band that damns the ills of humanity.

The themes of the band explore what it would be like if humans were forced to undergo the same slaughter house conditions that cattle

go through.

As the world’s poor become poorer, and the rich find increasingly innovative ways to subject and dominate the masses

…it may only be a matter of time


What is Metal Gaia?

Welcome traveler! Here you will find an Earthy, Metal blog of sorts. In this blog I am exploring and looking for alternative ways of living amid what we call “civilization.” The modern day culture is one of toxic over consumption – and we accept this as the Status Quo. We’re so disconnected from the Earth and the natural in this day and age we might as well be living in a space station. Our animals (meat) is harvested and slaughtered by machines and laborers with sub-human wages. The clothes we buy and wear day to day and celebrate in the fashion industry are made by children overseas in sweat shops. Our key energy source – petroleum oil – is sustained by wars in the middle east (in which the U.S. government is killing 100,000’s and sending remote controlled drones to drop bombs on villages). This resource is choking the planet full of pollution and destroying the ecosystems that sustain us.

In short, our culture is a deadly, sick, toxic poison that is destroying life as we know it.

And if we are to cause a meaningful change, we can’t just change what we do, but we must change who we are on a deep fundamental level.

LEARNING FROM THE GREAT WORLD RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES

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“We cannot invent our own values, because we cannot merely impose what we believe on our souls. This was Carl Jung’s great discovery.” – Jordan Peterson

Much of the ideas we accept as the status quo are actually very new in the scheme of history. And the jury is still out on whether these values are a failure or a success.

For eternal wisdom, it is best to examine ideas that have deep historical roots, ideas that are enshrined in the great religions or philosophies of the world. These values have lasted the test of time because they contain an element of truth, and a subconscious human understanding for nature’s laws.

In the past this blog had more of a pagan focus and was harsher on newer religions, but I’ve learned that this was an arrogant point of view. And even the newer religions on the stage of world history (like Christianity and Islam) have some wisdom that they learned from what came before. After all, if billions of people around the world follow these religions, they can’t be completely wrong.

Around the world people are beginning to study different world religions, new and old and very ancient. All the religions of the world have important wisdom for spiritual growth—which is desperately needed in our time.

A picture of Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life

ANCIENT HEROES COME ALIVE VIA METAL AND ART

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Underground music – most specifically metal – has embraced and celebrated many of the stories and themes of ancient Pagan Gods. Led Zeppelin incorporates runes in their band art. Amon Amarth celebrates the bravery of ancient vikings and the wisdom of the Norse Gods. Celtic and Viking warriors didn’t suffer fools.

RECONNECTING TO THE EARTH MOTHER

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So let us look to the old ways and find a new connection to our original mother, our Earth Mother. Let us honor her by asking questions, searching for truth, and finding alternative ways of living.


Manifesto For Social Change

 Ancient Pagan Folks believed that life was interconnected.

Many of the problems if the Modern World must be dealt with together, not separately.

The forest itself is an interconnected force that thrives on life and death.


We are moving into a world where our perverse methods of destruction are destroying/polluting the resources we currently have.  What is needed?

WHAT IS NEEDED? 

POPULATION CONTROL 

SELF SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES 

CORPORATE SANCTIONS

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

POPULATION CONTROL: There are too many damn people on the planet. At the end of this year there will be 7 billion people. How many more people can this planet and its resources tolerate?

If we don’t make birth control more available, the population will sort itself out through uglier methods: War, plague and famine. It would be a much better option to provide access to birth control for the people who need it most. The population is declining in first world countries, but exploding in the third world. Many of these third world women don’t even want to have all the children they’re being forced to have.

Spreading tolerance towards Gay Marriage will also help limit the population. Since Gay couples obviously adopt babies instead of making them.

It would be a far better thing to have a multitude of resources distributed to the few, rather than the many fighting over few resources. However, the latter arrangement benefits the wealthy .01 percent that owns a majority of wealth on the planet. The more people there are, the lower their worth, the more expendable they are, and thus – easier to use for war profiteering and factory labor. We can’t go along with this!

Also, with the growth of automated labor, there will be less of a need for humans to do certain jobs.

A Picture of Chinese Hakka Houses (Self Sustaining Communities)

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES: We need to cut ourselves off from the leash of corporate dependence. Throughout most human history, small self-sustaining communities were responsible for making their own food, clothes, weapons, entertainment, burying their own dead, and for worshiping their own Gods, tied to the land. People derived a sense of identity based on where they were from and the community they were a part of. Tradition and customs were tied to the landscape. Rituals, weddings, coming of age ceremonies were tied to the changing of the seasons, the waning and waxing of the year.

Now we make almost nothing for ourselves. We are much like the cattle we eat. Our corporate masters keep us fat, helpless,pumped full of hormones and preserves. Our sole function in life is to make more money so we can consume. Consume is the mantra by which we live. The synthetic values by which we live command us to work meaningless jobs so we can earn enough paper (of imaginary worth) so that we can fulfill our dreams of consuming the most things.

We need to go back to buying local food, clothing, etc. We need to go back to producing these things for ourselves. I’m not suggesting that we throw away all technology and live in Pre-industrial societies. I’m suggesting that we use the technology that we have to make our lives and society more efficient. Eating food that has been driven hundreds of miles from a factory farm in the mid-west is highly inefficient, and would probably be super expensive if it weren’t for government subsidies. Not to mention that the transportation needed causes a large carbon footprint. With the technology we have today, we could see things like solar and wind power the electric grid for an entire community.

A strong local economy would provide more jobs, a greater feeling of meaning in life (the work you do contributes to your community), it would be better for the environment, and would allow people to provide services for one another – instead of relying on the government or corporations to do it for them. People would also be able to contribute their skills and worth to where it counts, rather than working a dead end job for minimum wage.

With many home foreclosures and towns going bust in the United States, this provides an opportunity for land and housing to bought for the development of eco-friendly, self sustaining communities.

Check em out here.

CORPORATE SANCTIONS:

Yet we are not powerless…. This is only something that the corporations want us to believe. The media is a multi billion dollar machine designed to make us feel worthless. A majority of news stations on television are owned by six corporations.

Yet we are the ones who feed the corporations! It is our blood and sweat upon which they survive. They depend on US to buy their goods. After all, in the United States, we are the world’s top consumers. Sure, there would be others available to buy their goods. But if a large group decided to ban together and sanction a particular corporation – that corporation would lose their competitive edge.

We the people out number the 1 percent. It takes five fingers to make a fist. If we can unite our efforts together, we can kick major ass. Many people have already realized that the corporate structure of America is not good for its people, or for life on the planet in general. Yet we continue to feed the beast that destroys us. The Occupy Wallstreet movement is a start. Yet we need more. The occupy movement can be controlled by police brutality and threats of imprisonment. Yet there is less control over what we can and cannot purchase.

When there is a country that threatens the safety of other countries around the world, what do we do? We impose economic sanctions until they comply with our will. The 1 percent and tax evading corporations that control a majority of American Wealth are now threatening our livelihoods more than ever. So what do we do? We impose sanctions.

Not all corporations are bad. In fact, there are many good corporations out there that pay their taxes and give people jobs. Yet there are also many bad corporations that sponge off of American resources (roads, educated workers, protection via police, etc.) and yet these corporations refuse to pay taxes themselves. These corrupt corporations also send jobs over seas and bankrupt entire towns that depended upon a particular factory for their living.

We need to determine which corporations are doing the most damage and make a plan to not purchase their goods. We need to unite people together in agreement to impose corporate sanctions. Such groups of people can also raise funding for those who are sued by corporations for frivolous reasons.

The idea of Employee owned corporations is also a suitable replacement for stock owned corporations.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH: The argument over real spirituality versus fake spirituality is as old as humanity itself. This debate became more acute with the introduction of the Abrahamic faiths. Yet real spirituality is the connection to the organic rather than the synthetic. Shifting to a culture that values the organic over the synthetic will be a colossal change. Many will resist this change and hold on to the synthetic system with clenched hands. Yet the synthetic system based on money and consumption will evaporate like grains of dust in the winds of what is to come. People will eventually re-organize their lives around the organic principals our ancestors have revered for a majority of human existence. The old ways will return. Yet the transition will not be easy. Such revolutions in history never are.

Why do I mention spirituality? Because a divine change from within is needed to create a mass change on the outside. You can follow whatever faith you want. I don’t care. You can be an atheist. I don’t care. But what I’m saying is that a connection to the things that truly matter is needed here: a connection to nature and the people around you. The spiritual divine of nature. We must tap into this in order to see the soul sucking destruction of our current system.