Friday, October 14, 2011

A Statement of Intent

Amarantos is a periodical dedicated to the ennoblement of the human search for meaning. This forum for the discovery of our nature, whose function is solar in kind, represents to us an investigation into the spirit, consciousness, and matter of humanness. We have set out on an open-hearted pursuit of truth and the divine, utterly transcending the mire of realism and postmodernity. We seek to breathe spirit back into the word and to rescue the imperiled human organism from an immersion in the dead world civilization has built.

We publish sporadically but regularly in an effort to enliven the discourse surrounding the various underground channels we recognize as the seedbeds for the coming Spring. We celebrate atavism in all its forms, recognizing in the rejection of the modern the blossoming of the indissoluble spirit of Life. Shining a fiery torch on the parchment of mind, we seek to discover an essence and burn away the rest. This is a vehicle for the ascension of the inner flame, Amarantos is a journal in pursuit of the interior and exterior Beyond.

Within the pages of Amarantos you will find a selection of writings that abide by many paths. The conjoining of these is not meant to necessitate the formulation of a coherent totality, though in this potentially paradoxical synthesis we presuppose that many paths can align in the most startling ways towards a similar direction. The inclusion of these disparate forms is based on our desire to unearth those strands we find meaningful and bring them to print, as well as the need to investigate certain interests that speak towards our mission printed above.

Amarantos seeks to bring to print a range of articles and ideas that would spark kindling to fire. Within you will find information that is out of print, difficult to obtain, or merely yet another opportunity to be lead to waters that you might drink from. It is the intent to provide this information due to relative merit given the statements above.

Within the pages of Amarantos you will also find in depth interviews with many luminaries and musicians seeking to engage in sound and ideas kindred paths as to those of the editors listed below. Entities chosen not to move units but engage within a dialogue that moves beyond their specific medium, placing their work within a world of ideas and passions.

Brian Booty (aka. Set Sothis Nox La) has been enthralled with Literature, the Arts and independent underground music for over 20 years, pursuing various strands of engaging, alternate thought that diverge from that of mainstream culture. This engagement led to the compulsion to create a discourse through these interests, which is not strictly limited to discourse about these interests.

J. Joshua Phillips has been contributing to underground music cultures for over 20 years, focusing on what could be termed the “dark arts” for the past 10. He has lent his musical talents to numerous projects from the Cascadian bioregion, and organizes festivals and events throughout the area. His projects and events all share a particular focus: engaging with the beyond, and thereby opening to the transformative potential of Spirit. He is dedicated to infusing the discourse surrounding the subcultures Amaranthos studies with honesty, passion, and depth.

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