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The Sad, Sour Spook:
Max Stirner & His Proper Ties, Part II

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Max Stirner
The Unique and Its Property
Translated with a new introduction by Wolfi Landstreicher
Underworld Amusements, 2017

With all these aforementioned connections to Jünger, Evola, and sort-of to Nietzsche,[1] it’s not surprising that knowing references to scary Stirner must have shown up on alt-Right blogs and books,[2] Read more …

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The Sad, Sour Spook:
Max Stirner & His Proper Ties, Part I

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Part 1 of 2. Part 2 here.

The Unique and Its Property by Max Stirner
Translated with a new introduction by Wolfi Landstreicher
Underworld Amusements, 2017

John Daggett: I paid you a small fortune.
Bane: And this gives you power over me?
The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan, 2012)

Another week, another witch-hunt. This time, the protectors of ideological purity are defending the escutcheon of Max Stirner from supposed besmirchment. Read more …

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Alan Watts:
The First Alt-Academic

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Alan Watts

Alan Watts
Alan Watts — In the Academy: Essays and Lectures
(SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)
Edited and with an introduction by Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice
Albany: State University of New York Press, 2017

“I have a confession to make: I enjoy reading Alan Watts’ books. This simple statement [is] a veritable coming out of the philosophical closet.” — Philosophy professor Samir Chopra[1]  Read more …

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Two Orders, Same Man: Evola, Hesse, Part Two

Hermann Hesse with Thomas Mann and Jakob Wassermann in the Swiss Alps, 1931.

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Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)

Here is where Hesse meets up with Evola: the two post-First World War writers share a number of themes, though what Evola would have called their “personal equation” gave them decidedly different interpretations. Demian, for example, treats of initiation, paganism, esoteric knowledge, and construction of elites, in ways comparable to Evola’s personal investigations with the UR group;[1] but apart from Hesse’s overall Jungian lens, his war-derived pacifism would have disgusted Evola. And his Buddha “is certainly not the one depicted by Hermann Hesse in his novel [Siddhartha].” Read more …

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Two Orders, Same Man: Evola, Hesse, Part One

Hermann Hesse with Miguel Serrano.

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“It is fortunate you are not a historian,” Jacobus commented. “You tend to let your own imagination run away with you.”[1]

“Unfortunately, the deep writer and poet Hermann Hesse was falsified and vulgarized by a world in decline. He needs to be re-read today by the same eyes that were once shaken by his mystery.”[2] Read more …

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Of Apes, Essence, & the Afterlife

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Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: When did you first . . . become . . . well, develop this theory? Read more …

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Milo & the Miles

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(Note: Miles is Latin for soldier.)

“‘Garçon’ means boy.” — Waitress in Pulp Fiction

There’s a reason you’re not supposed to use the Devil’s name. No sooner does Counter-Currents publish a review dealing with the Great Purge-Meister Buckley than the MSM, Read more …

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Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part Three

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Part 3 of 3 (Part 1 here; Part 2 here)

Jay Dyer
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film
Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016 Read more …

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Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part Two

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Part 2 of 3 (Part 1 here)

Jay Dyer
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film
Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016 Read more …

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Pizza & a Movie:
Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Guide to Sex, Cults, & Videotape, Part One

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Part 1 of 3

Jay Dyer
Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film
Walterville, Or.: Trine Day, 2016

“A film is a ribbon of dreams. The camera is much more than a recording apparatus; it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world that is not ours and that brings us to the heart of a great secret. Read more …

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