Instinct - IInd Cycle MMXVIII

The rural locale...

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II N D C Y C L E :




Evolution and refocusing of the essence, sonic accompaniment of a new form for the personal, changing solitary path walked, as dictated by the resolute obsession with The Dark Energy since its singular, terrifying, haunting revealment experienced in MMVIII and the conducive, isolated rural locale of Southern Wiltshire.






The sun wheel; attributed to the telluric seasons and the cyclic law governing death and rebirth combined with the Iwaz rune, symbolizing the tree of life, change and the entropic heart of Nature's destruction and creation, merged with opposing arms both internal (consciousness, earthly, elemental, numinous and as above) and external (cosmic, multiversal / dimensional), illustrating the presence of The Dark Energy, while the 'mouth' and 'tail' of the extremities invoke the self-devouring serpent and the reconnection to cyclicism and singularity, albeit all as a modest, personal human visual representation.




A Clarification of Parallel Paths...

~In Avoiding Unfounded, Undeserved (on my part) Associations~


With respect for the ONA and the true Adepts who follow the 7FW and other chosen paths of magick, insight and apprehension, it must be stated that while definite though circumscribed parallels exist with regard to the fundamental principles and beliefs (in relation to ideology, acausality - in the Myattian tradition and the nature of reality) and terminology (to a limited, appropriate extent) between the aforementioned and my own (which have been stated and explored to varying degrees, and not without change, within interviews over the years), I make no claims of 'membership' or Adeptship.




I conclude that this prefatory statement is necessary, regardless of how irrelevant it might be to most who may simply require 'music' to entertain themselves with and I urge those with such a mentality to go elsewhere. While Instinct has always conveyed a true reflection of my personal ethos and lifestyle, the IInd Cycle will take this expression further with a conscious distancing from the bloated, spurious 'black metal' genre and its artistic limitations.


Future interviewers will be urged not to dwell on social, Abrahamic religious and mundane 'left Vs right' political themes as by now my personal opinions on such have already been expressed at length throughout the years and by which I of course stand vehemently. Unless directly relative to an explored theme, there is no intention of ruminating on these subjects within the works of the IInd Cycle.


Honesty and integrity in oneself, always.


.V. - Autumn MMXVII

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II N D C Y C L E illustrative works by CME/Old Crone Art, photographic elements and compositing by .V.

































Full-length album 'Canticles for the Dark Energy' in production, to be released later MMXVIII, marking the spiritual, sensory, audially creative and

thematic initiation into Instinct's IInd Cycle.


.V. - Wiltshire, England MMXVIII