Zines & Lit

From Ouroboros Ponderosa

For Those With Visions of the Apocolypse: Hopi Prophecy and Revolution

read (landscape)
read (portrait)

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.

 I Ching (The Book of Changes)

An anarchist- and pocket-friendly interpretation of this ancient Chinese oracle.

The Man Who Could Not be Hanged
print read

A compilation of paranormal stories to interest anarchists, taken from the “father of the paranormal,” Charles Fort.

The Vase that Holds a Million Flowers

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.

Edible, Medicinal, and Utilitarian Plants v.1
read – print

An Herbal Medicine Making Primer

Derrick Jensen on Pascifism and Violence

 Spiritual Texts

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 Heart Sutra

The Celtic Twilight
by W.B. Yeats

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

Twilight of the Machines (Full Book)
by John Zerzan

Against Civilization: Readings and Reflections
(Full Book)
edited by John Zerzan

Industrial Society and its Future

by Ted Kaczynski

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

Green Anarchy Magazine Archive

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)

Primal Parenting

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

Black Cat Sabotage Book

Caching & Storage

Long Term Underground Storage
Secret Hiding Places
Special Forces Caching Techniques
Secure Storage Containers for Caching and the Home
Weapons Caching


Getaway (Driving Techniques for Escape & Evasion)

George Hayduke’s Manuals of Mayhem (these are works by old Ed Abbey, written under his pseudonym)

Book of Dirty Tricks #1
Make ’em Pay – Ultimate Revenge Techniques from the Master Trickster
Homemade Silencers from Hayduke the Master

Kurt Saxon’s Poor Man’s James Bond (DIY weapons, hand-to-hand, booby traps, pyrotechnics, etc.)

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4

Locks & Cuffs (See also Ygdrassil Distro’s zine-formatted MIT Guide to Lock Picking)

How to Open Handcuffs Without Keys
The Complete Guide To Lockpicking
Improvised Lock Picks


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