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The Bayreuth of Hobo Pythagoreanism:
The University of Washington’s Harry Partch Festival

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The sounds are strange to the Western ear, but undeniably, humanly compelling — a fact borne out by the hundreds of people who flock to Seattle from far flung locales just to hear these instruments.[1] Read more …

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To the Stars & Beyond with Ann Sterzinger!

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Ann Sterzinger
LYFE: Elektra’s Revenge, Book One
Laughing Gallows Books, 2018

She never felt as good as when she got settled inside this little private world. Which wasn’t saying much.[1]

Here’s a new book by Ann Sterzinger, and it’s not what you’d expect.

After all, she does have a hard-won reputation as the Princess of Pessimism, the Duchess of Depression, the Marschallin of Misanthropy and Misery. Read more …

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From Barbados to Black Panther:
Will Afrofuturism Beat Archeofuturism?

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“[We] looked up the royal family in the Almanack de Gotha and traced their descent from Solomon and the Queen of Sheba; we found a history which began: ‘The first certain knowledge which we have of Ethiopian history is when Cush the son of Ham ascended the throne immediately after the Deluge.’ … Everything I heard added to the glamour of this astonishing country.” — Evelyn Waugh on Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Here comes the new movie, Black Panther (Coogler, 2018), and the reaction is predictable. Read more …

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Behind the Wicker Man

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Elizabeth Hand
Wylding Hall
New York: Open Road Media, 2015

The photos I saw in the pub—the hunting of the wren—the song Julian unearthed and a half-naked girl with feathers on her feet … it all adds up, doesn’t it? Read more …

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The Golem of Gotham:
Notes on the Scariest Movie Ever Made!

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The Colossus of New York (1958)
1958 / B&W / 1:78 enhanced widescreen / 70 min.
Producer: William Alland
Director: Eugène Lourié
Cast: Ross Martin, Otto Kruger, John Baragrey, Mala Powers and Charles Herbert.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRG93Kc0QBw Read more …

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If Not the End of the World, At Least the End of An Era…

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From a small farm in the state of South Carolina in the United States of America, Brother Stair is trumpeting the message of the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Last Day Prophet of God is reaching every nation in the world with the message he has preached faithfully for over forty years …. “Jesus Christ is Coming in Your Lifetime! This is the Last Generation….The Last Hour….Prepare to Meet your God!”[1]
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Re-Kindling Alan Watts, Part Two

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Part 2 of 2. Part 1 here.

Partings II – Watts and The Church Today: Real Presence or Real Estate?

Watts was quite successful in his attempt to express the religio perennis in the language of Christian theology; not just in my opinion today, but among his Episcopal peers at the time (one bishop even called it “the most important book on religion in this century”[1]), Read more …

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Re-Kindling Alan Watts, Part One

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Part 1 of 2

Alan W. Watts
Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
New York: Pantheon, 1947; reissued with a new Preface, 1971
Kindle, 2016

“For God is not niggardly in his self-revelation; he exposes himself right before our eyes.” — Alan Watts Read more …

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Geopolitics:
Amaury de Riencourt’s American Imperium

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Amaury de Riencourt
The Coming Caesars
3rd ed., London: Honeyglen Publishing, 2014 (first published New York: Coward-McCann, 1957)

Part 1 of 2. Part 2 here

“A few decades from now . . . some later historian may dig out this book and proclaim him a prophet.”– The New York Times

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Lovecraft in a Hot Climate:
Michael McDowell’s The Elementals

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Michael McDowell
The Elementals
New York: Avon Books, 1981
Richmond, Va.: Valancourt, 2014; with an Introduction by Michael Rowe

“I would be perfectly willing if a publisher came up to me and said, ‘I need a novel about underwater Nazi cheerleaders and it has to be 309 pages long and I need fourteen chapters and a prologue.’” – Michael McDowell

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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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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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Coffee? I Like Coffee!:
The Metaphysical Cinema of Coleman Francis, Part Three

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

B refers to The Beast of Yucca Flats; S for The Skydivers; and R for Red Zone Cuba.

But Isn’t Griffin Evil?

But isn’t Griffin evil? How can he be enlightened?

Although Walter White and Hank Quinlan are also large men who commit bad deeds and come to similar falls – Read more …

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Coffee? I Like Coffee!:
The Metaphysical Cinema of Coleman Francis, Part Two

Coleman Francis starring as Griffin in his self-directed Red Zone Cuba

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Part 2 of 3 (Part 1 here)

B refers to The Beast of Yucca Flats; S for The Skydivers; and R for Red Zone Cuba.

No Dialogue Necessary: The Vision of Coleman Francis

“Coleman Francis had a vision. A dark vision. With cars.”[1] Read more …

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Coffee? I Like Coffee!:
The Metaphysical Cinema of Coleman Francis, Part One

Tor Johnson in The Beast of Yucca Flats.

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Part 1 of 3

The Coleman Francis Trilogy:
The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961),
The Skydivers (1963),
Red Zone Cuba (1966; aka Night Train to Mundo Fine) Read more …

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The Cycle & the Center:
A Review of Aristokratia IV

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Aristokratia IV: D’Annunzio, Nietzsche, Stirner, & Social Revolt
Edited by K. Deva; with contributions from K. R. Bolton, Gwendolyn Taunton, Rene Walter Pletat, David Muller, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris Nad, James O’Meara, Lukas Kubena, Jarrad Ackert, and N. M. Phoenix
Manticore Press, 2016

It’s a cause for celebration that the wholly admirable Aristokratia project from Manticore Press continues on, now producing its fourth annual collection of the finest in esoteric philosophical and political studies. Read more …

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Mad Männerbund?

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In the first couple chapters of Men Among the Ruins . . . Julius Evola outlines the nature of the State as constituted by Authority from above (as opposed to from below, as in democracy or party dictatorship), as represented by an Order of men, “who differentiate themselves from the masses as the bearers of a complete and legitimate authority,” originating in the primitive Männerbünde. Read more …

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Andy Nowicki’s The Columbine Pilgrim

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Andy Nowicki
The Columbine Pilgrim
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2011
112 pages
Hardcover: $25, paperback: $16

“Anyway, the day I was there I saw this huge cockroach crawling across the floor. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger, more repulsive-looking bug in my life. Without even thinking, I just smooshed it with my foot, and then all of a sudden Tony got really mad at me.

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James O’Meara on Henry James & H. P. Lovecraft 
The Lesson of the Monster; or, The Great, Good Thing on the Doorstep

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The Annunciation by Simone Martini, 1333

We’ve been very pleased by the response to our essay “The Eldritch Evola,” which was not only picked up by Greg Johnson (whose own Confessions of a Reluctant Hater is out and essential reading) for his estimable website Counter-Currents, but even managed to lurch upwards and lay a terrible, green claw on the bottom rung of the “Top Ten Most Visited Posts” there in January.

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