Reading for 10/13

We will continue our reading of Gestalt Therapy in two weeks, but next time we’re going to begin looking at Robert Anton Wilson’s Quantum Psychology. Let’s make the introductions optional and instead just dive into Part 1, stopping at “Speaking About the Unspeakable”. That’s a good bit of reading, but remember you can skip the exercises until next week and, as always, don’t feel like you necessarily have to read all of it if you find yourself pressed for time. I’m posting early this week though, so let’s push ourselves!

Reading for 10/6

For those who weren’t there last time, this week’s reading is Chapters 3 & 4 in Paul Goodman’s Gestalt Therapy. Check the previous post for a pdf if you still need it!

Reading for 9/29

Next time we’ll talk about Paul Goodman and the book Gestalt Therapy. Let’s try to read the introductions and through the first two chapters (stopping at pg. 54), but as always, just read what you can/what you like. See ya soon!

Reading for 9/22

Sorry for the late post this week! We couldn’t get a digital version of the Peter Lamborn Wilson essay we had in mind for this week, so instead let’s just do a short reading from his book Spiritual Destinations of an Anarchist. Let’s read “Spiritual Anarchist: Topics for Research” and “Anarchist Religion?”. It’s about 20 pages officially but you’ll see that the pages are real small, so it goes by quick. Book is HERE. See ya Tuesday!

Reading for 9/15

Next week we’ll begin Emil Cioran’s History and Utopia. Let’s read from Eugene Thacker’s foreword all the way through the second chapter, “Russia and the Virus of Liberty”; (in other words, stopping at the chapter titled “Learning from the Tyrants”). There’s some genuinely astonishing thought on display throughout this book — looking forward to exploring it with all of you!

Cioran – History and Utopia

Reading for 9/8

Next week we’re going to take a look at Julian Langer’s book Feral Life: Meditations on Rewilding and Anarchy. Let’s read through about pg 31 or so, through the section called “History is Totalitarian”. As always, if you only have time to read part of that, or feel like looking at other parts of the book, go for it. No need for formalized, linear readings in 2020! But yeah, let’s just go through those first 31 pages or so.

Here’s Julian’s blog:

and here is the TEXT

And if you haven’t already seen it, a few of us from the study group started a new podcasting endeavor some months back which we’re just now releasing episode 1 of. You can listen to it on our website at

Reading for 8/25

OMG the process of scanning this book in has been SO FRUSTRATING. But I finally got it done!

So next week, we’ll start our reading of Tony Duvert’s Odd Jobs. Since I’m (always) posting later than intended, let’s just do the first half for this week. It’s about 25 pgs, which may seem like a lot to read in a few days, but as you’ll see the page dimensions are very small and this reading will breeze by. Let’s start with the translators introduction and read through the section entitled “The Censor” (stopping at pg 22). Looking forward to discussing this surreal novella with you folks!

text is HERE


Reading for 7/18

I’ve been having some trouble getting my new scanner to scan, so let’s put off Odd Jobs until next week so we all have enough time to read it. As a substitution, and building off of our discussion last week, let’s take a look at Alejandro’s piece “History as decomposition” next time.

Click here for the text

Reading for 8/11

On Tuesday we’ll take a look at Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History”. It’s short but densely packed. Maybe we’ll connect Benjamin’s ideas about history, historians, and time itself with someone like Fredy Perlman… or even Max Stirner! Grab the text HERE

cya soon!!

Klimt, Angelus Novus