Friday, October 31, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Sounds From The Dungeons of Darkness!

Coming Soon on Totenkopf Propaganda Productions

BUIO "Buio" CD

The debut album by this one-man band from Italy. The sounds from the Dungeons of Darkness returned from the South!
Expect this release later this year.

A Special offer valid untill the release date of BUIO album:

BUIO "Promo 14" CDr

Copies of this promo now available through Totenkopf Propaganda!
"Promo 14"is a demo which feature a Rehearsal/Rough Mix preview of 7 songs from the debut album.

Free with any order or trade! Just ask about it.

For samples and more info on BUIO check his official websites:

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Like That Roman Soldier in Pompeii - Part II

Here is the second part of an older Oswald Spengler related post and also something like a continuation of the previous thread. This time its about a painting and the history behind it.

Faithful unto Death
Painting by Sir Edward John Poynter , 1865

This painting derives from the following passage in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's "The Last Days of Pompeii":

"The air was now still for a few minutes: the lamp from the gate streamed out far and clear: the fugitives hurried on—they gained the gate—they passed by the Roman sentry; the lightning flashed over his livid face and polished helmet, but his stern features were composed even in their awe! He remained erect and motionless at his post. That hour itself had not animated the machine of the ruthless majesty of Rome into the reasoning and self-acting man. There he stood, amidst the crashing elements: he had not received the permission to desert his station and escape." 

Portrait of Sir Edward J. Poynter

"Poynter needed a success with a picture at the Academy, as this was the only way to bring his name before the public, and also the only way to smake enough money to support himself. In 1865 he achieved this with Faithful unto Death, still probably his best known work. The figure of the faithful soldier, remaining at his post during the destruction of Pompeii, made an immediate hit with the Victorian public. Not only was it based on an episode in Bulwer Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii, an enormously popular and influential book, but the idea of stoic devotion to duty was one very dear to Victorian hearts. Poynter's approach to the subject was an original one, combining the antiquarian methods of Alma-Tadema and Gerome, with the more heroic and monumental style of Leighton. . . . This formula of combing historical acuracy with heroic action was Poynter's main contribution to the classical movement, and it was to be much copied by other artists"

Christopher Wood "Olympian Dreamers: Victorian Classical Painters"

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Last Hours of Pompeii

Up to this day, the destruction of Pompeii is always a fascinated subject. In the history of the earth there were several natural destructions. By deluge , volcano explosions or earthquakes. Pompeii is one of the most known. Perhaps because its more recent compared to the others ones. The lesson is simple! The defiance of man against nature has a high price. The modern man have yet to learn this lesson. Thats why sooner or later the price will be bigger than ever before.

The video that follows contains an animation maded for Melbourne Museum,  and it shows the last hours of Pompeii. Its one of the best and most realistic videos i have ever seen. It makes the viewer feel like an eye-witness. 
Nothing is forever!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Polytheism of Charles Maurras

Dominique Venner in one of the interviews that he gave in during his lifetime, express his admiration about the character of Charles Maurras. Here is a part of the interview that its really intresting and includes also the words of Maurras himself about christianity e.t.c.

Action Francaise: You speak, not without admiration, of the “intractable character” of Maurras. Did he influence you intellectually?

Dominique Venner: I have never concealed my admiration for Maurras’ bravery in the face of hardship. But I have also been a close reader of his early writings and an observer of his development. Just recently I read the correspondence between Charles Maurras and the Abbé Penon (1883-1928), published by Privat in 2008. It’s a primary source. As you know, Abbé Penon, who later became the bishop of Moulins, had been the private tutor and later the confessor of the young Maurras. He saw his task compromised by development of his pupil and the inflexible autonomy of his mind. The Abbé had introduced the boy to Greek and Roman literature, which little by little turned him away from Christianity. The young Maurras’ stay in Athens on the occasion of the first Olympic games in 1898, completed the transformation. It’s all summed up in a letter of June 28, 1896, which I can quote for you: “I return from Athens more remote, more hostile to Christianity than before. Believe me, it was there that the perfect men lived . . .” After having referred to Sophocles, Homer, and Plato, the young Maurras concludes: “I am returning from Athens as a pure polytheist. All that was still vague and confused in my thought has become sparklingly clear . . .” Right until his death in 1928, the Abbé Penon tried to make Maurras go back on this conversion. All he could get out of him were purely formal concessions, but also Maurras’ argument that in his eyes, the Catholic church had once corrected, through its principle of order, the pernicious nature of primitive Christianity.

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