16 definitions by IntestinePoet

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Contrary to popular definitions, Nihilism is not synonymous with cynicism or despair. Instead, Nihilism is a worldview in which one believes only in what one's observations and experiences seem to prove true, and that which can be otherwise proven true. That said, Nihilism varies according to the nature of the individual nihilist, but there are a few key ideas which are kept by nearly all of them:
1. The beginning of the universe was, within certain parameters, a basically random event, and the same holds for all events occuring since. It follows, then, that final purpose in things is false. Life, then, is an end-in-itself.
2. There exists no absolute truth regarding the value of any deed over another, such as right vs. wrong. Value systems, ethical codes, etc. are thus of no use to the Nihilist, except if they serve his best interests, increase their quality of life, or if they simply fall in line with what behavior would come naturally.
3. From the above it follows that responsibility, obligation, and the like are also falsehoods. Nihilists are thus inclined to ignore or sneer at societal norms and conditioned mentalities.
4. The first priority of every nihilist is his own well-being, satisfaction, and survival, and every action is ultimately done in the name of these things. However, he does not consciously pursue these ends; instead, he acts upon what feels natural and makes sense to him, and these naturally result. However, the above assumes that the Nihilist is in unity with himself, and possesses an undamaged psyche. In reality, some people are self-destructive by nature, and, if they took up a Nihilistic worldview, would seem to have a death-wish as the motive behind their actions. Since self-destructive individuals are common in modern society, this is probably how Nihilism has come to be seen as another word for despair.
1. Nihilism is not necessarily a self-absorbed worldview, since one may find altruistic deeds to lead to greater well-being.

2. Some Nihilists may even follow traditional dogmas, if they are proven to work for the best.
by IntestinePoet July 15, 2007
(also called KAOS or Current 156)
a magickal spirituality with little or no set-in-stone ritual,dogma,deities, or any other object of faith to which the initiate is bound. The chaos magician only places faith in himself. It is generally agreed among chaos magicians that magick is a process of the psyche, not a nebulous 'spirit' or some such thing. All older magickal paths are seen by chaos initiates as different forms of the same psychic process, which may be imitated with any and all forms of ritual and symbolism that hold a personal meaning for the magician. Gods and ceremonial equipment, if present at all, are seen as symbolic, psychological tools used as vehicles into the magician's inner potential. Once this potential is fully realized, the God of use may simply be tossed aside.

Chaos magick finds its origin partially in the 'sigil working' of Austin Osman Spare. In this form of magickal practice, the magician creates a symbol, or sigil, representing a goal or desire. Using any method he/she chooses, the magician then goes into a trance state wherein the sigil is the sole object of consciousness. after the climax of this trance state is done with, the sigil is to be "banished", or forgotten, so that the goal it represents will ingrain itself into the unconscious mind of the caster.
Some sources have it that the history of chaos magick runs further back. Such sources trace it to the anti-witchcraft hysteria of medieval Christian Europe, in which witches would have to invent new methods of magick so that they would not be caught doing obviously magickal ritual.

The first major occultist to write about these ideas calling them 'chaos magick' was Peter Carroll in his books Liber Null and Psychonaut. Far-out writer William S. Burroughs is also known for his invocation of Arabic gods by chaotic methods. Comic artist Grant Morrisson has also written extensively on the subject. Phil Hine's chaotic path revering Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, and other gods from the Lovecraftian mythos has become widely popular, almost to the point of becoming a traditional path in itself.

Even chaotic magick has its own organizations. The most popular one is called the Illuminates of Thanateros. The dual nature of their god (eros,love and life+Thanatos, death and the will to die) brings to mind the Gnostic yin-yang-ish deity Abrasax.
Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, a splinter group led by artist, musical pioneer, cultural engineer, and "pandrogyne" Genesis P-Orridge, places a high emphasis on sigil work focused on the liberation of the individual from conditioned modes of thought, as well as bringing about a world of absolutely free artistic expression. They show a strong preference for masturbation as sigil work, and hold both the male and female ejaculants as sacred. The Church of the Subgenius, which deifies Bob the used car dealer, puts out sarcastically toned texts and seems to be focused on pranks.
A good Chaos magick ritual may be the invocation of Batman in order to escape an enemy's threat.
by IntestinePoet February 01, 2006
(adj.) describes things that are disagreeable, disappointing, inadequate in a particular way, or otherwise negative or undesirable by the judgment of the person using the word; coined by Skwisgaar Skwigelf of the Adult Swim black metal satire show Metalocalypse.
Person 1:The independent record store was shut down by some corporate chain.

Person 2: That's dildos, man.
by IntestinePoet February 11, 2007
(also called Apocalyptic folk)
A form of folk music which finds its earliest roots in Changes, a band consisting of Nicholas Tesluk and Robert N. Taylor, both members of The Process Church at the time, around the early 1970s. Their songs dealt with personal themes, as well as apocalypse and mythology, and were sometimes inspired by the duo's favorite books ("Fire of Life", for example, was inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's "Thus Spake Zarathustra").

During the early 1980s, following the heyday of the band Throbbing Gristleand the explosion of Industrialmusic, many bands related to the industrial scene began to develop a neofolk sound. Current 93, an experimental noise project headed by David Tibet, dropped noise music for a medieval sounding folk style with the release of the Album "Thunder Perfect Mind". To this day, David Tibet is well known for his dramatic falsetto voice and lyrics dealing with the occult(often in an extremely tongue-in-cheek way).

Death in June is a band considered to be equally influential, if not more so, than Current 93 in neofolk music. Their early lineup consisted of Douglas Pearce and other ex-members of the punk rock band Crisis. They have been highly controversial in much of Europe and the United States with their lyrics that often romanticize war, as well as their use of the totenkopf, the Algiz rune, and other symbols associated with Nazism.

Popular themes in newer neo folk acts include European myths(most commonly Norse and Celtic), the impact of the World Wars on Europe, occultism, medieval times, Fascism, romance, and occasionally more bizarre subjects such as sado-masochism(like Sweden's Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio).
Many neo folk bands also cite the French gothic novel Maldoror as a major source of inspiriation, as well as works by Marquis de Sade, Julius Evola, Friedrich Nietzsche,Aleister Crowley and in some cases even Adolf Hitler.

Newer neo folk acts include, but are not limited to, the following: Darkwood, Forseti, Kratong/Romowe Rikoito(kind of the same band really), Der Blutharsch, Ostara, Blood Axis, Fire + Ice, ...the soil bleeds black, In Gowan Ring, Allerseelen, Waldteufel, Luftwaffe, Sal Solaris, etc.

Though the neo folk scene is preeminently German and British, Italy has its own relatively new, and quckly growing neo folk scene. some of these bands have free and legal mp3s at www.neo-folk.it.
Forseti is a very good German neo folk band that pays tribute to an old Norse god by using his name for their band.
by IntestinePoet January 17, 2006
A chain of stores, linked to the Gap, that markets supposedly "radical" ideas and styles to angsty teens who are pissed off for no apparent reason...making them feel superior to others who buy overpriced A&F stuff, while they don't see that what they are buying is equally overpriced. Hot topic seems to have an agenda of actually MONOPOLIZING non-conformity,so anyone without a brain could even see that it's a bunch of shit.
"I'm such a rebel! i got this anarchy shirt at hot topic!"

"Hmm....'made in mexico.' Oh, wasn't there a massacre by the police a few weeks ago at one of HT's factories during the IWW strike?"
by IntestinePoet December 19, 2004
a new promoter of the ideas of Ned Ludd and his people who destroyed industrial technologies while the Industrial Revolution was taking place. Neo-luddites come in many forms, and oppose technology for different reasons. This includes those calling themselves "radical traditionalists," who oppose it because they feel that industrial society subverts traditional folk-and-faith values. Others, who call themselves "primitivists," believe that technology and civilization itself are inherently repressive because it forces people to act contrary to their instincts, and interferes with natural eugenic population control measures, etc. Famous neo-Luddites include the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Derrick Jensen, Jacques Ellul, and John Zerzan. It must be pointed out, though, that those like the Unabomber are strictly the exception rather than the norm.
John Zerzan as a Neo-luddite has written extensively on what he believes are the atrocities of civilization.
by IntestinePoet April 18, 2006
A form of experimental/industrial noise music distinguished from others by a semblance of rhythm and the presence of coherent vocals intended to carry a message. It is often used as an outlet for obsessions such as crime (as in the band Slogun, for example), and extreme political views; Thee Grey Wolves, for example, named themselves after a Turkish terrorist faction and convey an ostensibly anarchist message.

While the differences between standard experimental noise and power electronics are highly debatable, the differences usually include ones already stated, the types of noises used (e.g. "white noise" vs. "pink noise"), and the presence of themes in power electronics.

The origins may include, but are certainly not limited to, the famous self described "extreme electronic" group Whitehouse, who used their music as an outlet for their interest in mass murder, dictatorship, sexual violence, etc. , and early {Industrial] band SPK, who proposed, in one of their "dokuments," that noise could be used to induce sensory and mental information overload to break down everyday rational modes of thought and lead the listener to new experiences and possibilities in thought.
1.The band Con-Dom uses its power electronics to explore the themes of CONtrol and DOMination in various dimensions of human experience.

2. The band Genocide Organ uses its power electronics to convey an intentionally unclear message about Germany in a geopolitical context.
by IntestinePoet April 21, 2006

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