Re: Hakim Bey (was: RE: virtual nation building)

From: the animated silicon love doll (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 22:09:06 MST

2002.02.25 21:12:01, Richard Steven Hack <> wrote:

>Wilson tends to write like the Situationists and other so-called
>"postmodern intellectuals" - plus I think he enjoys the intellectual
>somersaults for the fun of it... Some of the concepts won't make any
>to you unless you have a background in postmodern (preferably French)
>social critiques. I don't, so I just plow through it as best I can. I do
>have some Situationist background so I understand the complaints about
>"mediation", but some of the stuff - and therefore the point being made -
>still eludes me. I'll read the whole thing at some point. What interests
>me is that he had clearly had some contact with Extropian/Transhumanist
>thought and perhaps with some Extropians/Ttranshumanists as well - which
>not too surprising since he is probably well known to people like Bruce
>Sterling. Wilson, BTW, considers himself a radical Muslim of the
>Ishmaelite branch - the most well-known examples being the Assassins, on
>which he has written a book or two about their "spiritual
>anarchism". Interesting stuff.

Not to mention that he also has quite a lot of background in some sort of
magick or another (not sure exactly what, though. Probably ceremonial a la
Crowley, given what I've heard of him on the subject). That's actually
where I first found him. If anyone's heard the Coil song "The Golden
Section", the vocals are done by Bey.

cheshire morgan. Advance and never halt, for advancing is perfection.
                        Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path,
                        for they draw only corrupt blood.
                                -Kahlil Gibran

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