I met a man who wasn’t there: the ethics of Ashbless (Hyperstition)

‘Templeton sits immobile in his attic room, immersed in the deceptively erratic ticking of his old nautical clock, lost in meditation upon JC Chapman’s hermetic engraving. It now seems that this complex image, long accepted as a portrait of Kant, constitutes a disturbing monogram of his own chronological predicament. As if in mockery of stable … More I met a man who wasn’t there: the ethics of Ashbless (Hyperstition)

MEGALITHIC ASTROPUNK (Hyperstition)

‘Levi-Strauss says he was most influenced by Freud and Marx – and geology….’ – Anthony Wilden, System and Structure: Essays in Communication and Exchange While it’s not quite true that esoterism is opposed to hyperstitional practice, it remains the case that the esoteric at best awaits a hyperstitional carrier and at worst is actually inhibitive … More MEGALITHIC ASTROPUNK (Hyperstition)

BLISSBLOG, SURFASCISM AND COLD RATIONALISM (Hyperstition)

Simon’s response to the Surfascism piece is so interesting and if I may say so, so uh symptomatic that I think needs to be addressed point for point. — Isn’t fascism precisely the alliance of atavism/abjection and cold rationality? Atavism on its own might produce a pogrom, or an isolated Travis Bickle type paranoid schizo, … More BLISSBLOG, SURFASCISM AND COLD RATIONALISM (Hyperstition)

SURFASCISM (Hyperstition)

‘Sacred Sociology: A French Approach to the Religious Dimension of Fascism’, Carlo Ginzburg, Leo Baeck Institute, London December 7 2004 Carlo Ginzburg’s ‘microhistories’ of belief-contagion (and of withcraft in particular) make him an enormous resource for students of hyperstition. The subject of Ginzburg’s lecture on Tuesday, held in the vaguely sinister atmosphere of the Leo … More SURFASCISM (Hyperstition)