I write in “Introduction to the Reflections Bulletin” that I intend to put political solutions back on the table. I believe I have already successfully outlined the problem of civilization in general and industrial society in particular, at least in the ways where I have something new to offer. I have also clarified the difference between the “enemy” and the “target,” a major step. See Repent to the Primitive, esp. ch. “A Promised Future”; “A Critique of the Concept of ‘The System’“; “Notes on Revolution, or Reaction“; “Misc. Notes on Misc. Notes,” notes II, IV-VII. Now it remains to show the first steps toward responding to the problem of world society — holistically — a grand strategy. My next book, then, which I am working on now, will cover this problem. I mentioned it in the preface of Repent to the Primitive as From Conservation to Reaction.
I have responded to nearly all the holes in the rewilding critique of industry that I see as most important: industrial medicine (“Toward a Critique of Industrial Medicine“); the status of women in traditional societies, and the gender problem generally (ibid.; and “Sex and Civilization“); the value of art (“Words of Wisdom and Folly,” note VIII).
I have clarified and exacted many of the philosophical and political concepts in Repent to the Primitive: selfhood (“Words of Wisdom and Folly,” note IX); humanism and progressivism (“A Critique of the Concept of ‘Leftism’“; “Notes on Humanism and Progressivism“; “A Response to My Humanist Critics“; “Reflections, Random and Recursive,” note VI); human needs (“A Critique of Repent to the Primitive“); the NHG ideal (“A Critique of the NHG Ideal“); the place of nihilism in the critique (“A Provisional Synthesis“; “Notes on a Psychotherapeutic Method,” notes I-II; “Toward an Anti-Modern Metaphysics, or Epistemology“); what human rewilding might look like (“Toward a Human Rewilding Method,” esp. note III; “Reflections, Random and Recursive,” note III; “Incivility“; and this quote: “In sum, ‘rewilding’ as I conceive it is just like psychotherapy today, which ‘releases’ various tensions in the individual. It is only a fuller and more holistic method of liberating the mind and body of these tensions, these blocks, these internal dams. It is a means of again making man the dignified predator that he is.”).
I have resolved sufficiently most of the major psychological problems I needed to address, and have a strong foundation for further personal work (“On My Ignorance and Isolation“; “Misc. Notes“; “Oh…“; “On My Great Wisdom and Abundant Social Life“; “Meditation Notes 1, 2, 3“; “You Can Call Me Jacobi“; “Who Is Jacobi?“).
I have not: approached the overpopulation problem; sufficiently analyzed the relationship between civilization and sexual repression, the “woman question,” or the critique of industrial medicine, and I leave these tasks to my readers; internationalized the rewilding analysis; sufficiently framed the tasks of human rewilding.
My future work:
consolidate my expanded rewilding analysis in a book of essays; outline a grand strategic framework for rewilding; outline an approach to human rewilding.
investigate the pre-socratics; the Nietzsche I haven’t read; childhood development; ecopsychology; psychoanalysis; mind-body relationship; mysticism and similar philosophies, e.g., Heideggerianism; anti-globalist political movements.