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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.mobi /serpentsongs.pdf

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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} ni.hil.ist for the room invite code, or message me on mastodon, or get it from a friend!

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

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Up next for reading group is a both meticulously and totally arbitrarily selected which somehow nicely lines up with the rest of our reading. Our next piece is Cosmic Pessimism by Eugene Thacker. We will be splitting this reading over 2 weeks, reading up to page 44 for next week (don't worry, the font is big, the pages are small, and there's lots of images). Hope to see you there :)

Thacker-Cosmic-Pessimism.pdf cosmic-pessimism.epub If someone finds this is a screen reader friendly format let me know!

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Reading group is moving along to new pieces!

For next week, we'd like to invite folks to come for a meta chat about where to go next. If there's something you think would make for a good discussion we'd love to hear from you. And even if you don't, you could also suggest a topic of interest and we can spend some time picking out a text together. Below is a list of all our past writings for some inspiration, and people have expressed an interest in ecology, but we wouldn't preclude anything! Also don't feel obligated to come with suggestions, if you're interested in participating this is a great opportunity to come by and get a feel for it.

  • Nietzsche and Anarchy
  • On The Genealogy Of Morality
  • Stirner's Critics
  • Nihilism as Egoism
  • The Unique And Its Property
  • Blessed is the Flame
  • Baedan 1
  • Meditation on Mediation: Direct Experience as Spirituality
  • First Protocols of Queer Goetia
  • The Individualist Anarchist Discourse of Early Interwar Germany

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Reading: Chapter 3: Concepts, Intellectuals, Disobedience, Chapter 4: The Beiblatt: Individualist Anarchism and the Grotesque, and the Epilogue: Individualist Anarchism in the Twenty-First Century. Theanarchistlibrary.org link Meeting time: May 29th, 6pm CST Get the jitsi link from bugs! (bugs) Ⓐni.hil.ist

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Reading group today at 6pm CST!

We will be discussing the portion of the text The Individualist Anarchist Discourse of Early Interwar Germany from this blog post (https://chi.st/nrg/the-individualist-anarchist-discourse-of-early-interwar-germany-pt-2).

As always, email (bugs) Ⓐni.hil.ist for the jitsi room link.

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Reading: Chapter 2 Theanarchistlibrary.org link Meeting time: May 22th, 6pm CST Get the jitsi link from bugs! (bugs) Ⓐni.hil.ist

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Reading group today at 6pm CST!

We will be discussing the portion of the text The Individualist Anarchist Discourse of Early Interwar Germany from this blog post (https://chi.st/nrg/the-individualist-anarchist-discourse-of-early-interwar-germany-pt-1).

As always, email (bugs) Ⓐni.hil.ist for the jitsi room link.

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For our next reading, we will begin Constantin Parvulescu's “The Individualist Anarchist Discourse of Early Interwar Germany.” This text lands us at the intersection of anarchism and bohemianism in Weimar Berlin: the years between two catastrophic wars. It focuses on the journal “Der Einzige,” and its contributors who were progenitors of many of the ideas we have been discussing thus far in the reading group. For anyone critical of “organized community, revolutionary practices and the idea of mobilization,” and is enticed by an “invitation to disobedient reading, creation and active forgetting...a vision of communal living centered on antihumanism, singularity and individual revolt.” We are looking to learn from the stories of these lesser-known thinkers, whose ideas are still resonanting 100 years later.

First reading: Introduction and Chapter 1 Theanarchistlibrary.org link Meeting time: May 15th, 6pm CST Get the jitsi link from bugs! (bugs) Ⓐni.hil.ist

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Reading group today at 6pm CST!

We will be discussing the two texts mentioned in the previous post (https://chi.st/nrg/may-8th).

As always, email (bugs) Ⓐni.hil.ist for the jitsi room link.

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