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This is a game, not a movement; it has rules of play, but no laws. And we should like to remember a certain psychic martial art which stresses the realization that the body itself is the least mediated of all media. And perhaps there exist jungles where mere enlightenment is outshadowed by the black light of jaguars. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A stunning achievement from this prodigious author and scholar.

Preview — Immediatism by Peter Lamborn Wilson. In the words of Michael Muhammad Knight”The emerging postcolonial world was crowded with American hippies blowing their trust funds on mystical quests We offer the chance for art which is immediately present by virtue of the fact that it imkediatism exist only in our presence.

Immediatism by Peter Lamborn Wilson

Among other things, the Tong should be a work of art. Pawn everything then, down to the last miserable scrawl? As for radio, it is clearly a medium of absence—like the book only more so, since books leave you alone in the light, radio alone in the dark. The caves of Lascaux were rediscovered precisely when they needed to be rediscovered, for no ancient Roman nor medieval Christian nor 18th century rationalist could have ever have found them beautiful or significant. Immediatism Hakim Bey Limited preview – Just as there exist books which have inspired earthshaking crimes we would like to broadcast texts which cause hearers to seize or at least make a grab for the happiness God denies us.


This however is destroyed by the repeated assertions that his movement cannot be used, it has hzkim consensus, it does not represent ‘everyday life’.

I try to see it as Sufi allegory, a hidden parable somewhere in all the porn, like Ibn ‘Arabi’s poems about Nizam or Rumi’s donkey-sex story. Feb 15, Joel Robert Ferguson rated it did not like it.

Most modern people seem unable to believe in the reality of something they never see on television—therefore to escape being televisualized is already to be quasi-invisible. We have almost resigned our power of flight, even of dream-flight.

Nowadays anything which evades the idiot gaze of publicity is already virtually secret. To valorize is to be radical in my opinion whereas for Wilson to be radical is to engage in secrecy and not give any value to anything.

At linked-verse parties a faulty beu would entail the penalty of a glass of wine. Immediatism is another lyrical romp through ikmediatism corridors of spirituality and politics originally set forth in his groundbreaking book, TAZ.


Review: Immediatism, by Hakim Bey

Why is this lamentable and why resort to edifying the stereotype of your own position merely to make a reactionary point which is not even made?

It seems certain that Knight would have been well aware of Wilson’s sexuality long before starting to write his biography, and simply used it as an excuse to present his own work as superseding that of his former guru”. One version of the myth of Degeneration in Indo-European culture centers around the image of metals: Regarding his concept of TAZ, he said in an interview the following:.

Even the rhapsodist provides a little poison for the imagination. As we mediate on the nothing we notice that although it cannot be de-fined, nevertheless paradoxically we can say something about it even if only metaphorically: In other projects Wikiquote.

One runs a certain risk in thus thwarting the vampiric energies of institutions. Not enough has changed.

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But knowing what might be like divine self-knowledge—it might create ex nihilo. In an article on obsessive love, Wilson posited a utopia based on generosity as well as obsession and wrote:.

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