Archive for April, 2014

Watain – Outlaw Official Video

If you want a black metal seizure, behold this video.

Genre: Black Metal

Location: Sweden

Lyrical Themes: Lucifer, Death and Darkness

“The only way to create something of true beauty of this world is to look beyond its borders…to search outside of the mundane…to step into the realm of liberated wilderness, untamed fire and that ancient chaos to which every true and potent artist has been mouthpiece.” ~ Watain quote.

Watain captures a sort of magical chaos in their performances and music. Like a shaman, they go beyond the boundaries of the mundane to bring us – the audience – into the realm of the unknown. This is a band that has musical skill, but also knows how to this power onto the stage and put on an unforgettable performance. The above song captures the spirit of this anarchy, the feeling of what it is like to be an outlaw. True brilliance will always exist on the fringes of society, not within its borders. This is why many tribal shamans lived outside the tribe, so they could bring wisdom from a different place – a place beyond the accepted norm. So enjoy this musical chaos, this black metal pandemonium.

LINKS: 

Official Watain Page

Watain Facebook

Encyclopedia Metallum Page


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A Map of Viking Settlements and Raids in Europe

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Well this explains why ancestryDNA told me that a mostly Irish lass like myself has a small percentage of Scandinavian blood. Maybe it was those viking raiders.


A Prayer to Isis

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The Prayer I’m sharing below was written by someone else. I am not claiming credit for this work. I am merely sharing it on this blog, so that it may help and transform the lives of others. Original source listed below prayer: 

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! Your peace is with me, and I am with Your peace.

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! Your love abounds, Your kindness grows, and in me Your Spirit flourishes.

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! Whatever I touch is touched by You, for there is no heart in all of creation that has not been touched by Your love.

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! I am Your lighthouse, the beacon of Your justice, generosity and salvation. Those who call on You cannot be lost. Those who live in You shall live forever.

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! Blessed are You amongst the Gods, for the fruit which came forth from Your womb was the Sun.

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! May my hands be filled with Your purpose and my feet strengthened with Your divine power, for You are the shield of the weak and the arm of the oppressed. Those who call upon You are not taken by darkness, but lifted into the embrace of everlasting life.

Hail Isis, First of the Divine Amongst Women! May You walk with my heart and shape my life to Your purpose. I receive Your mercy, tenderness, solace and light, and to all I bestow these virtues, for You, my Mother, are the Great Mother of all beings.

Amma Ee-set!

all text copyright © 2001-2014 Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa

The text above is from the following website:

In the Footsteps of Isis


The Hobbit Misty Mountains Rap

Happy Freya Day All! Here is something to amuse you! Gandalf totally owns it.


One Hour of Music From The Early Middle Ages

Imagine being in the hall of a great lord and listening to this enchanting music. This music is performed by a group that call themselves Ensemble Unicorn. They play a broad spectrum of medieval and early renaissance music. Here are some notes about music in the early middle ages by the person who posted this YouTube video:

MUSIC IN THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES

(Written by YouTube user Gramila888)

The Middle Ages saw the emergence of great changes. After fall of the (Roman Empire) the violent times of the Dark Ages had led to a primitive society lacking in engineering skills or refinement. The traditions of Western music can be traced back to the social and religious developments that took place in Europe during the Middle Ages, the years roughly spanning from about 500 to 1400 A.D. Because of the domination of the early Catholic Church during this period, sacred music was the most prevalent. Beginning with Gregorian Chant, sacred music slowly developed into a polyphonic music called organum performed at Notre Dame in Paris by the twelfth century. Secular music flourished, too, in the hands of the French trouvères and troubadours, until the period culminated with the sacred and secular compositions of the first true genius of Western music, Guillaume de Machaut.


The Tuatha De Danann

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Art: Jim Fitzpatrick – http://www.jimfitzpatrick.com/

Tuatha De Danann is typically translated as “People of the Goddess Danu.” These people were so uncommonly skilled in the few arts of the time, that they dazzled even their conquerors and successors, the Milesians, into regarding them as mighty magicians. The Tuatha De Dannan are also thought to represent the main deities of Pre-Christian, Celtic Ireland.

The important members of the Tuatha Dé are: DagdaBrigidNuada, LughDian CechtOgma, and Lir.

The manuscript ‘The Annals of The Four Masters’ records that the Tuatha De Danann ruled Ireland from 1897 B.C. to 1700 B.C. They were a race of heroes who were uncommonly gifted in the art, poetry, magic and science of their time.

Yet when the Milesians conquered the De Danann, they drove them underground. It is believed that the De Danann still live underground as invisible beings known as the Aes sidhe. In a just battle, they will fight alongside of mortals. When they fight, they go armed with lances of blue flame and shields of pure white. Sometimes the De Danann would take mortals as lovers, other times they would play cruel tricks on mortals.

Eventually the Aes Sidhe came to be associated with fairies. Yet do not make the mistake of thinking of pixies or Tinkerbell. In early Irish and Welsh literature, these fairies could be tall, short, beautiful or ugly. Sometimes they could be benevolent. Yet at other times they could be very cruel.

If you would like to learn more about the Tuatha De Danann, check out the links below.

RELEVANT LINKS

Tuatha De Dannan (Wikipedia)

The Four Treasures of the Tuatha De Danann (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids)

Tuatha De Dannan (Ireland-Information)

Eircom – Irish History


Fade to Black: A Video Vision of The Future if Reform Does Not Come

Source: World Future Fund

Nature is an eternal life force, a force that human beings depend upon to live.

Yet our current world order is destroying this vital life force.

Will there really be enough for all by the middle of the century, if human beings continue on this path?

Watch the video above for a vision of the future if reform does not come.