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Mind Terrorism for Epistemological Anarchists & Occult Guerrillas

J.F. Quackenbush "jason_quackenbush"
The list author says: "This is a list with a theme. It also has a them. But it doesn't have an us. Because I have no interest in the Us that us would describe. This list has a me. It also has a you.

The you that this list is for are people who are no longer satisfied with conventional wisdoms and want to take a fresh look at the world without their blinders on."
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan
"good fun. too many people think this is a work of fiction. but then, too many people also think this is a work of non-fiction."
Philosophical Investigations
Philosophical Investigations
"Language is not a toy. It's a game. A war game."
Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
"Lakoff's notion of framing is essential to understanding how you frame things and, indirectly, how to unframe them should you so choose."
Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
"Chaos Magic is mostly bunk based on the pretty goofy idea that belief is somehow a voluntary act of will. However, it's worth knowing something about because even for a bunch of spaced out nerds, they're probably the closest thing you have to an ally."
The Writings of Austin Osman Spare: Automatic Drawings, Anathema of Zos, The Book of Pleasure, and The Focus of Life
The Writings of Austin Osman Spare: Automatic Drawings, Anathema of Zos, The Book of Pleasure, and The Focus of Life
"Spare, on the other hand, was a prophet and a wizard of the highest order. Pay attention to what this man wrote. It matters."
The Book of Lies
The Book of Lies
"Probably the only thing Crowley wrote that's worth reading. But it is definitely worth reading. So read it."
Magic, Power, Language, Symbol: A Magician's Exploration of Linguistics
Magic, Power, Language, Symbol: A Magician's Exploration of Linguistics
"The author is an eclectic neopagan, and so prone to some strange ideas about how the world works. However, this is the best book I've found on the connections between magic and modern semiotic theory, which is extremely interesting."
Against Method
Against Method
"The epistemological anarchist's bible."
God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens
"Why the latest fad atheism is bunk."
Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects
"Why theism is bunk."
Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth
Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth
"The new testament is the most important book in the history of western culture. Don't you think you ought to know where it came from? Of course you should. Read."
The Collection of the Qur'an
The Collection of the Qur'an
"ditto for the quran"
Who Wrote the Bible?
Who Wrote the Bible?
"...and the Tanakh of Judaism. Thats the old testament to you xtians."
Coincidance : A Head Test
Coincidance : A Head Test
"A sort of road map for taking your head apart and putting it back together in a configuration more to your liking."
The Psychopath's Bible: For the Extreme Individual
The Psychopath's Bible: For the Extreme Individual
"Hyatt was a syphilitic infection in the frontal lobe of the collective unconscious and I'm glad he's dead. Still, this is good read as an exercise in assaulting your own brain with repugnant ideas."
Mein Kampf (The Ford Translation)
Mein Kampf (The Ford Translation)
"An opportunity to get inside the mind of one of the most evil lunatics who ever lived. The only real question is why you haven't read this yet?"
The Complete Books of Charles Fort: The Book of the Damned / Lo! / Wild Talents / New Lands
The Complete Books of Charles Fort: The Book of the Damned / Lo! / Wild Talents / New Lands
"Fort was the original crackpot weirdo. Just go with it."
Nadja
Nadja
"this semi fictional novelization of a love affair with a mad woman contains the best sentence ever written in any language. I won't tell you which one it is and spoil it for you."
The Essential Mystics : Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions
The Essential Mystics : Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions
"Ok general survey. This is a good jumping off point for engaging religious mysticism."
Getting Right with Tao: A Contemporary Spin on the Tao Te Ching
Getting Right with Tao: A Contemporary Spin on the Tao Te Ching
"There isn't really a good translation of the TTC. This is an okay one. It's refreshingly free of commentary and esoteric modern political crap that isn't there in the original. Check back when my "translation" is published and available, you're going to want to buy that too."
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
"Let Old Bill show you how it is done. Your programming is a virus."
Anthology of Black Humor
Anthology of Black Humor
"Curated by Andre Breton, herein lies a museum full to the brim with absurdity of you all. Reveling in it is definitely one option worth serious consideration."
'Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies)
'Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies)
"A brilliant poet on a brilliant idea."
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
"I'm mad, you're mad, we're all mad here."
The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan
The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan
"The most important poet of the 20th century, and a guy who knew a thing or two about twisting your brain around."
Get High Now (without drugs)
Get High Now (without drugs)
"Lots of interesting ideas about how to alter your perceptions."
Legal Highs: A Concise Encyclopedia of Legal Herbs and Chemicals with Psychoactive Properties
Legal Highs: A Concise Encyclopedia of Legal Herbs and Chemicals with Psychoactive Properties
"And then there's the more classical approach to altered states."
Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook: Easy Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook: Easy Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
"And then there's the illegal route which you absolutely should not take under any circumstances because uh drugs are bad, mkay?"
The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast (New Edition)
The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast (New Edition)
"Bruno was the original epistemological rebel. He got a lot right and is a portrait of moral courage. Plus he said you could talk to space aliens on other planets through hermetic magic. Which, i mean, how cool is that for a 16th century Italian friar?"
Principia Discordia
Principia Discordia
"Everything is true. Nothing is permitted. OR something like that. So go eat an apple and stop bothering the cosmos with your questions."
Radio Free Albemuth
Radio Free Albemuth
"Dick was a lunatic and a genius. In another time he'd have been a prophet. In the 20th century he wrote pulpy science fiction novels while gobbling speed like pez."
Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks
Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks
"If you don't know about comedian Bill Hicks, it's time you learned."
Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life
"A sort of how to guide on how to hit the reset button on your perception of the world. Some of the exercises here are kind of dumb, but some are well worth the effort."
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
"What the framers really thought about the constitution. Demonstrates why it's almost completely irrelevant to the modern world to argue about "what the founding fathers intended.""
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
"The paranoid style is the foucault pendulum of American politics. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to figure out the world."
Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America
Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America
"I really just really hate glenn beck."