E9 Green Nihilism or Cosmic Pessimism, by Alejandro de Acosta

E9 Green Nihilism or Cosmic Pessimism, by Alejandro de Acosta
Alejandro de Acosta

 
 
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“Our place is to think, to continue speaking of chaos, not being stupid enough to think we can take its side. There are no sides.” ~Alejandro de Acosta The essay read this episode, the third in a trilogy on approaches to nihilism by Alejandro de Acosta, is included in The Impossible, Patience: Critical Essays 2007 –…

E8 History as Decomposition, by Alejandro de Acosta

E8 History as Decomposition, by Alejandro de Acosta
Alejandro de Acosta

 
 
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“Our awareness of decomposition leads to certain insights that are disconcerting and fascinating as well; they may well be visions from outside Civilization. This awareness informs our action without distinguishing us from events. I am referring to what is most question-worthy: the passing sense of the weird and meaningless way in which things happen, beyond…

E7 Its Core Is the Negation, by Alejandro de Acosta

E7 Its Core Is the Negation, by Alejandro de Acosta
Alejandro de Acosta

 
 
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“[O]ur ethics might…be defined as the provisional disorientation with which we approach our ways of living, the interminable and necessary skepticism that characterizes our thinking’s motion.“ ~Alejandro de Acosta The text read this episode, the first in a trilogy of essays on nihilism by Alejandro de Acosta, is included in The Impossible, Patience: Critical Essays…

E6 On the Degradation of Language & the Art of Listening, by Wolfi Landstreicher

E6 On the Degradation of Language & the Art of Listening, by Wolfi Landstreicher
Wolfi Landstreicher

 
 
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“[T]he point is to leave a clue, a verbal finger pointing toward the moon of one’s ideas and dreams that says just enough to find accomplices in the crime of freedom.” ~Wolfi Landstreicher The text read this episode, by Wolfi Landstreicher, is included in Willful Disobedience, a collection of essays which originally appeared as a…

E5 On Sexual Poverty, by Wolfi Landstreicher

E5 On Sexual Poverty, by Wolfi Landstreicher
Wolfi Landstreicher

 
 
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“[S]exual satisfaction is not just a question of pleasure as such, but specifically that pleasure that springs from real encounter and recognition[.]” ~Wolfi Landstreicher The text read this episode, by Wolfi Landstreicher, is included in Willful Disobedience, a collection of essays which originally appeared as a series of zines by the same name. Willful Disobedience…

E4 On Projectuality, by Wolfi Landstreicher

E4 On Projectuality, by Wolfi Landstreicher
Wolfi Landstreicher

 
 
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“[W]hen we make the choice to break the machine rather than continuing to adjust it, passivity ceases and projectuality begins.” ~Wolfi Landstreicher The text read this episode, by Wolfi Landstreicher, is included in Willful Disobedience, a collection of essays which originally appeared as a series of zines by the same name. Willful Disobedience at ArdentPress.com…

E3 Aimless Wandering: Chuang Tzu’s Chaos Linguistics, by Hakim Bey

E3 Aimless Wandering: Chuang Tzu’s Chaos Linguistics, by Hakim Bey
Hakim Bey

 
 
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“The sage does not become trapped in semantics, does not mistake map for territory, but rather “opens things up to the light of Heaven” by flowing with the words, by playing with the words. Once attuned to this flow, the sage need make no special effort to “illumine,” for language DOES IT by itself, spontaneously.”…

E2 Anarchy & Ecstasy, by Peter Lamborn Wilson

E2 Anarchy & Ecstasy, by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Peter Lamborn Wilson

 
 
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“[F]or its delirious rhetoric, it deserves a proud place on the shelf labeled Chaos.” ~ Peter Lamborn Wilson The text read this episode is available in Spiritual Destinations of an Anarchist, selected essays of Peter Lamborn Wilson, published 2015 by Ardent Press, an imprint of Little Black Cart, Berkeley CA Spiritual Destinations of an Anarchist…