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Since the de Castro text was so dense we have allotted time for continuing its discussion in this upcoming session.
As well, we will be doing some meta chatting about the future direction of the reading group, both for scheduling stuff and content-wise [either continuing the human/anti-/non-/trans-human question, and/or what direction to take it (anti-blackness/afropessimism being an earlier proposed avenue).] If you've got thoughts then bring em!

link to the reading


Wacky stuff

For next week we will be reading The Past Is Yet to Come by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and Déborah Danowski. Email bugs @ for the jitsi link (due to technical problems we switched jitsi servers so if you previously had joined you may still need to ask for the new link).

link to the reading


Cronos and the Tyranny of the Clock is the next piece in our reading series on anti-humanism. It has a picture of Saturn devouring a child, so it's gonna be a good one I'm sure!

See you at 11 pm UTC on Email bugs at for the link.

Blog link

Saturn eating baby


Dazai river

Following along with the theme of anti-humanism, we will explore the piece The Nihilist as Not-Man by Stefan Bolea. Through the works of three different authors, one familiar to this group, and two less so, Bolea presents an idea of the nihilist subject as something certainly not-human, which is in contrast to Nietzsche's ubermensch. The writer of this post will be curious to hear which take each attendant of #nrg finds resonant.

at 11 UTC on jitsi! You can email bugs for the link

Reasearchgate pdf Immediatism audio



Following a 1 week break, to begin our series addressing the topic of anti-humanism, we will discuss Absolute Typhos by Alejandro de Acosta. What is a real human? What is real humanity, with real human relations? From the perspectives of the Greek Cynics, Stirner's Unique, and Situationist International, A de A explores these questions, and how mediation informs the human.


Vladimir Veličković

No reading for this week folks. Instead, we'd like to invite people to join in on a discussion and try to bring reading suggestions from the world of anti-humanist thought. During the July 7th session ability/madness/child liberation/race/afropessmism/speciesism all got brought up as potential avenues of attacking this topic but we aren't precluding anything.

If you are interested in the topic we'd love to hear from you at 11 UTC, email bugs @ for the jitsi link.


For next week we will continuing our stumbling esoteric path with the piece “The Patter is The Pattern”.

From the publishers of this piece, Filler Distro:

A vast, unfathomable beast is slumbering, casting poisoned dreams through time. Our time, now, is the prelude to its awakening. There’s no such thing as fiction, it inevitably passes through us as a spectre, and forces itself upon existence. Now is the time of monsters, now is the time to see what comes of the encroaching desert.

pdf link

The cover of this zine


to break the jaw image

On Saturday July 3rd at 11 UTC we will be discussing To Break the Jaw of the Night Mare: an exorcism by Tamarix. Contact bugs or a friend for the url!



astride the hedge gemma gray

For next week we will be reading select pieces from the text Serpent Songs - An anthology of traditional craft. Those sections are:

  • Introduction – The Other Blood: A Prelude
  • Stregoneria: A Roman Furnace
  • Passers-By: Potential, Crossroads & Wayfaring on the Serpent Road

About the text Traditional Craft is defined as any non-Gardnerian, non-Alexandrian, non-Wiccan or pre-modern form of the Craft. From The Other Blood: “Even if Traditional Witchcraft varies dramatically in its expressions, there are vectors of commonality to be found. It is those vectors that brought together this gathering of serpentine voices under the Traditional Witchcraft landmarks: blood, night, land and crossroads.”

“Stregoneria is the art of living strategically, with passion, dedication, desire and intention, taking into their own hands the responsibility for their lives by transforming the death of the physical body in the birth of the luminous body.”

“Hidden in the dark forest of each breath, there is a serpent-tongued road that offers the keys to heaven or hell; yet as quickly as this stang of opportunity reveals itself, it is gone again – until the bottom of the next breath, wherein a new road presents itself, and another, and another...”

/serpentsongs.epub / /serpentsongs.pdf


For next session we will be continuing with Cosmic Pessimism, and diving deeper into this poetic piece. If you missed last week you could definitely read the whole thing and come this week, and you may want to do so because this piece is very good (imo) and the conversation it provoked has been really interesting. As always email bugs [at} for the room invite code, or message me on mastodon, or get it from a friend!

Thacker-Cosmic-Pessimism.pdf cosmic-pessimism.epub