Tag Archives: nietzsche

A Less Provisional Synthesis

What follows is a brief synthesis of the topics I have been dealing with recently, and a good indicator of the direction my next book, Idols of Civilization, is taking. I am posting it here as a guide to the direction my thought since Repent has taken. Donate via PayPal or Donate via Venmo In the book of […]

Very Heady Stuff

I I’ve been considering lately the threat the idea of human rewilding poses in potentially advancing agendas of behavior control. Consider how we rewild animals: GPS collars, medicines, tweaking their behaviors in zoos as a building block to their release in the wild… Although human rewilding, by virtue of the fact that the involved animal […]

Fragments, Scattered Thoughts, and Nonsense

I There is in the human mind our basic biological instincts (id), and then a layer of social norms and regulations on top (superego). Anxiety is the product of tension between these forces. Ours is a particularly anxious age because the conflict between our desires and social regulations is too great: there are too many […]

The Parable of the Magician

In Repent to the Primitive, p. 49, I write: Consider a parable. A magician, through a great feat of sorcery, creates a golem that provides everything he needs. The catch? The magician must continually offer the golem his blood. The golem, who wants to survive and carry out its purpose, develops techniques that encourage the […]

Toward an Anti-Modern Metaphysics, or Epistemology

I To my knowledge all metaphysical systems that have held cultural weight are either dualistic or monistic. I count animist / polytheist systems among the monist metaphysics, since all (again, to my knowledge) eventually reduce to a supreme deity (e.g., The Great Spirit, Atman, etc.). On the latter point see Radin’s Primitive Man as Philosopher. […]

Oh…

I “Compared with the man who has tradition on his side and needs no reasons for his actions, the free spirit is always weak, especially in his actions. For he knows too many motives and standpoints, and is therefore uncertain, awkward. By what means, then, can he be made relatively strong, so that he can […]