Author Archives: Jacobi

Cough

From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool. — Bhagavad Gita I Going barefoot in the colder months, before snow, is not as difficult for the person living a traditional mode of […]

Sackcloth and Ashes

Originally written 1 Oct. 2018. I The temptation is not to commit suicide, but to learn to live. There is no good, rational reason not to commit suicide, but irrationally I keep on living. I’d like to say it’s because of hope for something better; but it was only when I stopped hoping that I stopped […]

Rat Squealed Too

What follows is a short excerpt from my journal explaining why my recent posts have gotten so weird. I know it sounds crazy, will admit I am afraid of being sent to the hospital for it. But I’m hoping this is what it takes to get the games to stop. Some background In college I […]

What Happened at Wild Roots, 1

Finding Wild Roots was a hell of an adventure, emphasis on both the hell and the adventure. The commune was tucked away in some secret corner along a dangerously winding mountain road, so the travel wasn’t like the interstate hitchhiking I was used to. At one point I got picked up by a truck driver […]

What Happened At Wild Roots

I started this post intending to give an overview of my experience at Wild Roots, more in-depth than my previous post. But I quickly realize that my time at the commune alone could easily make a novel, and involves too many themes I’d want to rant on for me to regard an “overview” as a […]

Cash Money

In the liminal period between dropping out of college and pursuing my uncivilization project, I wrote Repent to the Primitive and learned an important thing about my writing process: I need to go batshit insane. During the weeks that I wrote that book, I lived a sort of bohemian monkish existence, barely sleeping or showering, taking […]

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

A widespread reaction to technological society is inevitable, a winning battle. There are too many interests in support of it. In rural areas numerous populations are very aware that advanced technological development means the eradication of their values and their ways of life. In urban areas, there is widespread support for environmentalism and a growing […]

Turning the Cube

I Such a contest is not over empty prizes. Indeed it is nothing less than the human struggle for access to reality. And for humans, access to reality is what grants control… Without access to the understanding of something, one is powerless over it. If one does have that access, however, and is able to […]

Wild Developments

See also “Wild Reaction: A Sketch.” A fundamental question: how might we create conditions that will make people secure in the decision to prepare for, perhaps even help instigate, the collapse of the global economy? It seems that the answer lies in an expansion of “Shooting from the Dark,” note II: Say, then, you live […]

Word Vomit

Near conclusion of experiments in human rewilding. Okay, okay, this always happens. Posit one thing, opposite feelings come up, then the fun happens: synthesis. I’m okay with what I wrote above, except for one element: it’s too meek. There’s another thing that has to be contended with here, the process of individuation, the recognition of unique […]