"And the stars are projectors, yeah, projecting our lives down to this planet Earth." - Modest Mouse
Hermetic.com archives the writings of Hakim Bey, a brilliant anarchist mystic striving to bring meaning and vision back into an increasingly commodified and co-opted world. This is probably the best collection of his work available anywhere. Part sufi mystic, part modern shaman, part poet of rebellion. Using voudon sigils against corporations. Analysing the nuclearization of the family through the mushroom haze of a park outing. What can we learn from pirate enclaves? Or from the hashishim of Hassan-I-sabbah?
Poetic Terrorism: WEIRD DANCING IN ALL-NIGHT computer-banking lobbies. Unauthorized pyrotechnic displays. Land-art, earth-works as bizarre alien artifacts strewn in State Parks. Burglarize houses but instead of stealing, leave Poetic-Terrorist objects. Kidnap someone & make them happy. Pick someone at random & convince them they're the heir to an enormous, useless & amazing fortune--say 5000 square miles of Antarctica, or an aging circus elephant, or an orphanage in Bombay, or a collection of alchemical mss. Later they will come to realize that for a few moments they believed in something extraordinary, & will perhaps be driven as a result to seek out some more intense mode of existence.
Malay Black Djinn Curse: These premises have been cursed by black sorcery. The curse has been activated according to correct rituals. This institution is cursed because it has oppressed the Imagination & defiled the Intellect, degraded the arts toward stupefaction, spiritual slavery, propaganda for State & Capital, puritanical reaction, unjust profits, lies & aesthetic blight. The employees of this institution are now in danger. No ind ividual has been cursed, but the place itself has been infec ted with ill fortune & malignancy. Those who do not wake up & quit, or begin sabotaging the workplace, will gradually fa ll under the effect of this sorcery. Removing or destroying the implement of sorcery will do no good. It has been seen i n this place, & this place is cursed. Reclaim your humanity & revolt in the name of the Imagination-- or else be judged (in the mirror of this charm) an enemy of the human race.
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