Well hello again! Welcome! Salutations! Greetings! Aloha! Mushi mushi! Yo! Hey! Hoka! Hi! Howdy!
Faithful readers (if they exist) will note that I have resurrected this blog after some months. I took it down because (as writers will understand) I felt that all I had written was childish and foolhardy. I have conjured it back up from digital depths because (as writers will understand) I can think of absolutely nothing to write a book about, and in retrospect, there may be some valuable content here yet. Spiritual primitivism has actually gained a foothold in the consciousness of many, if I am reading the weather right (or the graffiti in coffee shop bathrooms, anyhow).
Take note of the new format. The archive of articles is now at the very bottom of the screen.
I have also taken the liberty of adding some spectacular new literature which I found at Countryside Anarchist. You can find it under a new sub-section of the Chapbooks & Lit page entitled “Self-Sufficiency & Sustainability”, along with some choice titles on permaculture. I am indebted to Countryside Anarchist for these new additions, and to John Z. for drawing my attention to this marvelous website (which is marvelous, as far as websites go).
So! Onward! Anon! Away! Ho! Forth! Yaa! Etcetera!
I just posted two new zines on the Chapbooks & Lit page, ready to roll off the presses. They are–
For Those With Visions of the Apocolypse: Hopi Prophecy and Revolution
This zine is addressed to all the people who have already seen the ruins, whether in devastating visions, longing daydreams, or right before their eyes. It’s 2012, the year of prophecy, and more than ever we are not only afraid that we will see the world we know come to ruins, we desperately hope it will. This may be a promising sign. We are faced with a monumental choice: either abide by the laws of creation and live peace-fully, or continue to live as abberations to the spiritual laws which govern all life on earth and suffer the apocolyptic consiquences. The Hopi (whose name means People of Peace) have been trying desperately to spread this message since the arrival of empire onto their land, and they have steadfastly defended their traditional way of life in order to preserve the balance of nature for the benefit of all life. This zine is written to further their cause, to dispel fear, and to assure all that not only is a drastically different way of life possible, it is beautiful, universally healing, and necessary to remain on this earth. For our ancestors, our unborn grandchildren, the wilderness, and the spirit.
Xin Xin Ming: Song of the Faithful Mind
Written by Sengchan, the third Zen patriarch of China, this is a classic treatise on returning to primal consciousness. It dovetails well with John Zerzan’s “Langauge: Origin and Meaning”, “Running on Emptiness”, and “Silence”. In case you were wondering what unreified, unmediated consciousness looks like, the Xin Xin Ming is a way to find out for yourself. I recomment carrying it around as a daily meditation, to keep you sane.
Both are available in reading and print formats on the Chapbooks & Lit page. Please print and distribute them if you have the ability. I think it is a good time to focus some discourse on the inevitability of natural law taking hold–whether or not we are part of that transition. Best wishes to you all, and send all your good thoughts to the Shoshone who are on their annual Walk and Run. They started today from Tonopah and will end with a protest at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site on the 13th, celebrating Mother’s Day by asserting their right to the land and their intolerance of the United States to bomb and poison it. Take good care.
The Chapbooks & Lit page has recieved some new entries, including some new anarchist zines filed under Primitivism and two whole new sub-sections.
The first is titled Books of Mayhem! which includes selections on cacheing, getaway driving, and lock picking, as well as a complete collection of the Poor Man’s James Bond (which includes guides to weapons making, martial arts, diy espionage, etc.). Of special note are three titles from the one and only George Hayduke (aka. Edward Abbey). These books include delightful methods of trickstering, monkeywrenching, and making homemade silencers, among other dirty tricks. All these texts contain information that may be dangerous to your safety and others, so you should only use them if you are decidedly up to no good and/or bent on reckless gung-hoery.
The second new section is an extensive library of primitive skills, wilderness survival, and camping techniques. I’ll expand on this by and by, hopefully with some flintknapping tutorials if I can rumage them up.
Now go out there and free the earth already! And eat some crickets! And set some booby traps! For cryin out loud!
Hasta luego folks.