From Ouroboros Ponderosa
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.
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”. I recommend carrying it around as a daily meditation.
An anarchist- and pocket-friendly interpretation of this ancient Chinese oracle.
A compilation of paranormal stories to interest anarchists, taken from the “father of the paranormal,” Charles Fort.
A poetic look at primitivism, spirituality, and their interpenetration.
From Yggdrasil Distro
A primitivist distro out of Portland. Check out their wordpress site for more literature.
DIY Guide to Skinning, Tanning, and Working Hides
Primitive Toothcare: A DIY Guide to Uncivilized Oral Hygine
Manzanita leaves are a great option not covered within for those in dryer climates. Chew them to a paste and swish like mouthwash, then rinse. Their resin tends to accumulate, so brush with a stick (as long as it’s not poisonous) a few times a week.
An Herbal Medicine Making Primer
Derrick Jensen on Pascifism and Violence
Tao te Ching
by Lao Tzu
The Writings of Chuang Tzu
by Chuang Tzu
Black Elk Speaks
by Black Elk (Preface by Vine Deloria)
The Gospel of Thomas
The non-canonical work of the Apostle Thomas which contains over a hundred sayings attributed to Christ, some recorded in other Gospels and others found only here. Those with a deep grudge against the patriarchal and domineering version of Christianity will find releif here, as in the Essene Gospel of Peace.
The Writings of Chuang Tzu
An early Daoist writer, sometimes reffered to literally as the Primitivist by scholars. His writings are wise, joyful, and deeply inspiring reflections on the ideal union of man and nature.
Against Leviathan! Against His-story!
by Fredy Pearlman
Elements of Refusal (Full Book)
by John Zerzan
The American folk hero’s treatise on technology’s threat to life and liberty.
Colonization and Decolonization
Land of the Living: A Journal of Christian Primitivism
The Original Affluent Society
by Marshall Sahlins
A Eugene-based publication of anti-civilization theory, edited by John Zerzan.
Self Sufficiency & Sustainability
See also: “Survival and Primitive Skills” section below.
Self Sufficiency (The Comprehensive Zine)
Book of Camplore & Woodcraft
Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart
Where There is no Dentist: A Village Guide
Where There is no Doctor: A Village Guide
Baag Edible Forest Gardening Handout (Permaculture)
Edible Forest Gardening Zine (Permaculture)
Natural Farming (Permaculture)
Survival & Primitive Skills
Marine Corp Survival Field Manual (Why is this my favorite? When else will Uncle Sam entice you to “Act like the Natives?”)
Seven Life-Saving Primitive Shelters
Life After Doomsday: A Survivalist Guide to Major Disasters
Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living
Nuclear War Survival Skills
Mountain Man Camping
Fire Making Methods
Fire by Friction
Monkeywrenching & Meyhem
Caching & Storage
George Hayduke’s Manuals of Mayhem (these are works by old Ed Abbey, written under his pseudonym)
Kurt Saxon’s Poor Man’s James Bond (DIY weapons, hand-to-hand, booby traps, pyrotechnics, etc.)
Locks & Cuffs (See also Ygdrassil Distro’s zine-formatted MIT Guide to Lock Picking)