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Nietzsche Centenary

remembered KAOS 13 dedicated to Nietzsche; here it is.

 • Nietzsche Centenary : KAOS NUMBER 13 — This issue is dedicated to the memory of Friedrich Nietzsche on the Centenary of his sudden slide into eleven years of Utter Oblivion in January 1889. {dedication}

 • Surely the Magus of the Aeon is only supposed to write lousy poetry and inspire whores to receive texts from demons with lots of numbers in them? Surely he has flipped his lid like his hero Nietzsche! Simply intoxicated by The Will to Power! {editorial}

 • About the "True Will". You call it Thelema I call it the Will to Power as did Nietzsche, attained solely through self-overcoming. {Kenneth Grant Uncowled; letter to Bill Siebert}

 • "I have a terrible fear that one day I shall be pronounced holy." -The Holy Prophet Nietzsche (Wholly Misunderstood) {Kenneth Grant Uncowled; big quote after letter}

 • Nietzsche taught us to revaluate EVERYTHING! that one has struggled against and succeeded in overcoming, for that self-overcoming is what grants one the power to be able to do so, THAT is what one cannot stay silent about! As the Great Man said "everything else is chatter". {Notes on Genuine Mystery vs. Bogus Mystery in Contemporary Sex Magick in the Aftermath of Crowley}

 • My main difficulty with Buddhism is that I get the impression it has mistaken a state of becoming for a state of being. Life cannot ever be a state of being, it is always changing, it is always becoming, and so there can be no final state, no final goal. If there were it would already have been reached, as Nietzsche demonstrated. And so I don't see how one can ever be in the position to conclude that "existence is suffering" because the VALUE of a state of becoming cannot ever be determined because there is nothing to measure it against, no final intention of which one can say that this existence we experience is a step in flux on the way to. Becoming does not ever flow into being, but always leads to further becoming. Being is an illusion, clearly it is, from straightforward observation. So I believe Buddhists have judged this state of becoming, which they recognise as the transitoriness of existence, as if it were a state of being, which is why the resent it. If they were to see it as it is-becoming-they would never be able to form a judgement so they MUST see it as being. It is certainly possible after all to resent life for BEING a state of BECOMING, and this is where Buddhism provides an arguably valid analysis on its own terms, but ultimately it can hardly be more than an answer to what never needed answering. In PINNING DOWN existence in such a way they have surely caused it to be suffering, all I can see here is a great irony. {Transformations of Tung Shan; letter to Tundra Wind}

 • [Max] Stirner [The Ego and Its Own (Der Einzige und sein Eigentum)] himself seems deaf to the possible spiritual resonances of Individualism-& in this he belongs squarely to the 19th century: born long after the deliquescence of Christendom, but long before the discovery of the Orient & of the hidden illuminist tradition in Western alchemy, revolutionary heresy & occult activism. Stirner quite correctly despised what he knew as "mysticism," a mere pietistic sentimentality based on self-abnegation & world-hatred. Nietzsche nailed down the lid on "God" a few years later. Since then, who has dared to suggest that Individualism & mysticism might be reconciled & synthesized?

The missing ingredient in Stirner (tho Nietzsche comes closer) is a working concept of non-ordinary consciousness. The realization of the unique self (or übermensch) must reverberate & expand like wave or spirals or music to embrace direct experience or intuitive perception of the uniqueness of reality itself. This realization engulfs & erases all duality, dichotomy & dialectic. It carries with itself, like an electric charge, an intense & wordless sense of value: it "divinizes" the self. Being, consciousness, bliss (satchitananda) cannot be dismissed as merely another Stirnerian "spook" or "wheel in the head". It invokes no exclusively transcendent principle for which the Einzige must sacrifice his/her own-ness. It simply states that intense awareness of existence itself results in "bliss"-or in less loaded language, "valuative consciousness". The goal of the Unique after all is to possess everything; the radical monist attains this by identifying self with perception, like the Chinese inkbrush painter who "becomes the bamboo", so that "it paints itself".

Despite mysterious hints Stirner drops about a "Union of Unique-ones", & despite Nietzsche's eternal "Yea" & exaltation of life, their Individualism seems somehow shaped by a certain coldness toward the other. In part they cultivated a bracing, cleansing chilliness against the warm suffocation of 19th century sentimentality & altruism; in part they simply despised what someone (Mencken?) called "Homo Boobensis".

And yet, reading behind & beneath the layer of ice we uncover traces of a fiery doctrine-what Gaston Bachelard might have called "a Poetics of the Other". The Einzige's relation with the Other cannot be defined or limited by any institution or idea. And yet clearly, however paradoxically, the Unique depends for completeness on the Other, & cannot & will not be realized in any bitter isolation. {Black Crown & Black Rose: Anarcho-Monarchism & Anarcho-Mysticism, by Hakim Bey}

[+] Nietzsche the Nazi
[+] Nietzsche's ressentiment/affirmation divide
[+] GO UNDERGROUND and be a CHAOS MAGICIAN
[+] Joel Biroco and The Herculaneum Press

AQ 376 = NIETZSCHE CENTENARY (KAOS 13 Dedication) = BOURGEOIS OF TALLINN = ELECTROGRAVITATION = EXTREME SIMULATION = GLORIOUS CUM FEASTS (Suck me dry) = HEKAS HEKAS ESTE BEBELOI = INTERLOCK WITH BEAST = LANGUAGE ACQUISITION = MAAT AS THE PERFECT AEON (LAM Gateway) = MATHEMATICAL THOUGHT = MODERN DEMOCRATIC MEME = OIL AS A NARRATIVE LUBE = POWER STRUCTURES = PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN = RECONNOITER THE MAZE (G Gueser, Expansion) = RECORD OF THE WORKING (LAM Gateway) = REQUIRED TO PAY DUES (Piet: Marvin Gandall) = RIGOROUSLY TESTED (Intelligent Design) = SPECIALISED MICROCHIP (NACHIP) = THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE = US CYBERPUNK GROUP (Iris Carver) = VERTICAL EVOLUTION = VIRTUAL CONSENSUS.

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