(file size: MB, MIME type: application/pdf). Expand view. File history. Click on a date/time to view the file as it. An irresistible tome from the insurrectionist theoretician, Hakim Bey. His incendiary words are beautifully illustrated by the renowned collage artist Freddie Baer. A collection of relatively short essays all circling around a specific subject: immediatism, in both senses of the word; both as immediate, now.

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Like the Commune, we choose a liquid space of celebration and risk rather than the icy waste of the Prism or Prison of Work, the economy of Lost Time, the rictus of nostalgia for a synthetic future. This does not speak well of the anarchists of the United States.

immmediatism All experience is mediated—by the mechanisms of sense perception, mentation, language, etc. America is full to overflowing with people who feel that no matter what they say or do, no difference will be made; that no one is listening; that there is no one to listen. Lists with This Book.

His incendiary words are beautifully illustrated by the renowned collage artist Freddie Baer.

In the various French revolutions, for example, dining clubs frequently took on the role of radical organizations when all other forms of public meeting were banned. In the face of an irony like this, a doubleness so extreme it amounts to an impassable abyss, any healing power of laughter-in-art can only be rendered suspect, the illusory property of a hamim elite or pseudo-avant-garde.


We should try to be prepared to drift, to nomadize, to slip out of all nets, to never settle down, to live through many arts, to make our lives better than our art, to make art our boast rather than our excuse.

Finally, however, it will become necessary to leave this city which hovers immobile on the edge of a sterile twilight, like Hamelin after all the children were lured away. In the words of Michael Muhammad Knight”The emerging postcolonial world was immediaatism with American hippies blowing their trust funds on mystical immediatisj Nasr offered Wilson the position of director of its English language publications, and editorship of its journal Sophia Perennis.


The Spectacle, the Simulation, Babylon, whatever you want to call it. Immediatism is another lyrical romp through intellectual corridors of spirituality and politics originally set forth in his groundbreaking book, TAZ.

Jason Austin rated it really liked it Jul 10, This however is destroyed by the repeated assertions that his movement cannot be used, it has no consensus, it does not represent ‘everyday life’. Hard to believe in the return of Carnival, of Saturnalia.

I would argue that art is often without interpretation and is constructed for such a purpose. A moment of enlightenment. Jul 17, Neil P rated it it was amazing.

Immediatism by Peter Lamborn Wilson

But risk itself hakimm up part of the direct experience of pleasure, a fact noted in all insurrectionary moments—all moments of making-up—of intense adventurous enjoyments: I can engage in counter culture adjamming practices, I can engage in freeganism which disavows the consumerist praxis etc. Knight befriends Wilson, and is invited to stay at his house; he begins writing a biography of Wilson, on which he hopes Wilson might bestow the label “official”. What if we went mad? Books by Peter Lamborn Wilson.


Ontological Anarchy In a Nutshell. Refusal of immwdiatismpost-industrial societymysticismutopianism.

Peter Lamborn Wilson

No trivia or quizzes yet. It wants no disciples—it would prefer to be burned—immolation not haklm Power, after all, is for us —not some fucking vanguard party. We have welcomed the return of Chaos, for along with the danger comes—at last—a chance to create.

Exhortations to hijack reality. The inorganic is a demonic democracy—everything equal, but equally valueless.

And we sometimes worry even about the extent to which our very involvement in such arts as writing, painting, or music implicates us in a nasty abstraction, a removal from immediate experience.

We want to control our media, not be Controlled by them. Shouldn’t we instead try to push for community rights which act as a synecdochal representation immediatiwm a larger collective whereby people are free and decide collectively decisions based on democratic principles?