Monday, 30 March 2020

Lockdown Chronicles #4

Art: Franz Sedlacek - Ghosts on the Tree

"The attitude of man towards the non-human environment has differed profoundly at different times. The Greeks, with their dread of hubris and their belief in a Necessity or Fate superior even to Zeus, carefully avoided what would have seemed to them insolence towards the universe. The Middle Ages carried submission much further: humility towards God was a Christian’s first duty. Initiative was cramped by this attitude, and great originality was scarcely possible. 

The Renaissance restored human pride, but carried it to the point where it led to anarchy and disaster. Its work was largely undone by the Reformation and the counter-reformation. But modern technique, while not altogether favourable to the lordly individual of the Renaissance, has revived the sense of the collective power of human communities. Man, formerly too humble, begins to think of himself as almost a god. The Italian pragmatist Papini urges us to substitute the ‘Imitation of God’ for the ‘Imitation of Christ’."

Track listing:

1. Oranssi Pazuzu - Ole Muukalainen
2. Mannveira - Vítiskvalir Vitundar
3. Thy Darkened Shade - Narrow Fields of Life
4. Corpus Christii - Livid Night
5. Bekëth Nexëhmü - Bestens Urblod
6. Crimson Moon - Molding of a Spell
7. Akantha - Thesis and Antithesis
8. Szron - Crushing the Traitors
9. A.H.P. - Decay

Total run time: 00:49:10

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