Tag Archives: psychology

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 […]

Final Personal Post

After this post, I will no longer be posting about my personal experiences or personal life. I will be exclusively focusing on material for my next book, The Idols of Civilization. This, then, can be considered the last of the post-Reflections articles. I. I’m not trying to be a hunter/gatherer. I’ve said that like a million […]

Myth and Science

The core of the human mind is mythological. Myths congeal communities, provide a temporal framework, and instill in their believers an excitement by placing them at the culmination of the myth: it is their duty to continue it. Myths legitimate and charter institutions. And despite post-Enlightenment pretensions, humans care little for the truth of their myths. […]

Shooting from the Dark

I Kaczynski is correct that for any society to exist in a sufficiently wild context, the technological basis of our current society must be destroyed. His discourse, however, inspires a sort of magical perspective on this problem, not rooted in reality. It is clear that our technological infrastructure and the modes of thought it produces […]

The Idea for Idols

As it stands, the purpose of The Idols of Civilization is to hypothesize on the nature of the wild will‘s psychology. The basic idea is that civilization has created an amalgam of psychological neuroses, fixations, etc. that keep it running and functional. This is done through a “civilizing process,” where human nature is cultivated through cultural […]