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
All about Black Dahlia+Murder+The: http://www.musictory.com/music/Black+Dahlia+Murder+The


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, capitalist culture is an order of toxic 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.

The latest aberration is fracking, which the politicians have proposed as the answer to the problem of oil. This solution is simply replacing one poison with an even worse poison. As Al Gore said, “junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs give out.” Our world leaders are promoting dangerous and reckless methods of energy production because they have become addicted to debt, power and money.

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

ESCAPING SICK SPIRITUAL IDEAS

Even worse are the Conservative Christian Fundamentalists who give God’s blessing to this destructive behavior – by aiding and abetting the Neoliberal, Conservative side of the world’s capitalist super power. I’m certainly not saying that all Christians are like this. There are many Christian environmentalists who care deeply for the planet – my grandmother was one. Yet prominent voices in the Evangelical community are making the global situation worse by adding fuel to the fire, and promoting poisonous views about politics and sex.

To cut to the chase with an iron sharp machete – what the world needs is drastic change – and fast!

LEARNING FROM ANCIENT RELIGIONS

Around the world people are beginning to embrace the old ways. Ancient spiritualism and Earth based wisdom is making a come back in a big way. The internet is becoming a vital tool and alarm to educate the masses about the crimes of our current world order. It is obvious that the world is going to shit, you don’t need a PHD to realize that.

A picture of Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life

ANCIENT HEROES COME ALIVE VIA METAL AND ART

Underground music – most specifically metal – has embraced and celebrated many of the stories and themes of ancient Pagan Gods as a counter against the Mainstream Christian Culture. 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.

HEALTHY VIEWS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Pre-Christian religions offer a view into cultures that had healthier ideas about women and sexuality. These views vary depending on what culture we’re talking about. Women in Pre-Christian Greece and Rome, for instance, lived very guarded lives, while women in Ancient Celtic, Egyptian and Norse societies had many more freedoms. Yet even in Patriarchal societies such as Ancient Rome and Greece, there was still a recognition of the power of Goddesses, women had their own special religious rites that men could not attend, and women had some small modicum of spiritual power that disappeared with the advent of Christianity. One of the greatest losses caused by Christianity is the loss of the world’s connection to the Divine Feminine.

This is why there is a focus on the lives of women in pre-christian cultures on Metal Gaia. Check out my articles on Ancient Celtic and Ancient Norse women. However, this doesn’t mean that we should ignore the bold Masculine power of existence as many in the Pagan community sometimes do. If you’re more curious about this idea, you can read my article that asks whether male deities get enough attention in modern paganism.

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