Sunday, 19 April 2020

Lockdown Chronicles #7

Bran Castle
"It is true that since long before the classical age, and for a series of centuries that has probably not yet come to an end, passion and madness have been kept in close proximity. But the classical age did have a genuinely original approach here. Moralists in the Greek and Latin tradition had thought it quite fair that madness should be the punishment for passion, and to confirm it they declared that passion was a provisional or attenuated form of madness. 

But the classical age created a relation between passion and madness that was neither wishful thinking, nor pedagogical threat nor moral synthesis. There was a break with tradition in that the terms of the argument were reversed, and henceforth the chimera of madness were to be based on the nature of passion, and the determinism of the passions was nothing other than the freedom offered to madness to penetrate the world of reason. If the unquestioned union between body and soul showed in passion the finitude of man, it also simultaneously opened man to an infinite movement that was his undoing."

Playlist:

1. Deus Mortem - Emanation
2. Ofermod - Chained to Redemption
3. Abyssgale - Anoint the Wounds with Poison
4. Urgehal - The Necessity of Total Genocide
5. Armagedda - Endless Fields of Sorrow
6. Demoncy - The Obsidian Age of Ice
7. Odal - Tausend Wüsten
8. Bestia Arcana - The Poison of Mannaseh
9. Zarathustra - Embrace Your Insanity

Total run time: 00:52:50

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