November 07, 2004

A short hiatus

I will be offline for a few days so ...
But managed to post the third part of the essay about sorcery and necromancy.

Posted by hyperstition at November 7, 2004 10:41 PM




Good to see you back.

By the way, there was some question here a while back of relating desert society with gender repression. There's a book I haven't read but which seems to address the topic: Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse. Sex-repression, Warfare and Social Violence in the Deserts of the Old World by James DeMeo, one of Reich's students. From the description at Flatland Books--

'Reich, toward the end of his life, spoke of the "emotional desert" of modern humanity, based on his research into the desert development in the American southwest. While Reich felt there was a functional connection between desert development and the emotional landscape of human society, he did not have time to fully explore these ideas before he was imprisoned at Lewisburg Penitentiary in 1956. Less than 20 years after his death, DeMeo began correlating information from anthropological databases and mapping geographic trends among hundreds, if not thousands, of cultures around the world. What he found was a startling corroboration of Reich's conjectures about deserts and society: those cultures that rose out of the formation of the great deserts of the Sahara and Central Asia ("Saharasia") displayed a negative attitude toward sexuality, a rigid patriarchal caste structure, with women as chattel slaves and children routinely abused and tortured. However, there is much evidence that this was a relatively new social condition introduce about 4,000 years ago, when the previously lush landscape of Saharasia dried up. Meanwhile, more moist areas of the world helped maintain the older culture, without manifestations of organized social violence, heirarchies, and a healthy attitude toward sexuality.'

The dichotomy is perhaps overly simplified, as Reichian analyses tend to be, but this might constitute a reference text to be mined.

Posted by: thistle at November 15, 2004 04:16 PM



Thanks very much ... the desert hyperstition should be thoroughly discussed here; it’s not only v. pertinent to WoT but also DGon geoccultism, grund-complex, monotheism, etc. Interestingly, I’m currently re-reading Fatima Mernissi’s (the Moroccan sociologist) works ... she has different views on desert tribalism (the role of women and male-female dynamics in Middle Eastern deserts). I find her remarks quite incisive especially when they are applied to the role of muslim women in WoT. She discusses how women in middle eastern Islamic cultures (and particularly in desert nomadology) silently ‘undermine’ the role of men, pushing them to the point of utter passivity which registers itself as an aggressive but wasted phalomaniac defense mechanism (instead of preserving masculinity it turns to be autophagic). Mecca-nomistic agencies of WoT crave for desert as ‘the grund independent of Earth’ (Nothing but the grund!) or the post-atomic monopoly of ‘God’, but what they actually get is the Tellurian insurgency of the Unground: reaching immanence with the molten Core and the Sun (the tide for extinction). (Soon on this topic.)

By the way, Reich, as you mentioned, usually tends to analyze through diametric discourses of this and not-this. Think he has missed that desert (Xeroderm) itself, like oil has many hyperstitional entities so it has different unseen / unreported arid undercurrents which feed desert nomadism and male-female dynamics in deserts from different dimensions and on different planes. What we usually see in a desert comes from our blindness that desert generously offers without expectation; radical blindness is the only vision-machine one can use to probe a desert and not evaporate too early. Don’t know if you have seen an Asiatic desert but the experience is unforgettable: hyperstitionally you are always static and it is the desert that crawls beneath you (the dusty skin of earth or Xeroderm is inorganically alive!). In a desert, every day is not a new day but an anonymous-until-now (incognitum hactenus), a day with a new apocalypse. Islamic momentary Apocalypticism or what Norman Brown calls, “Islamic sense of time” is a creative answer to the undecipherable chronology of desert: every day is the last day; everyday day is another world after another apocalypse (call it atomic Armageddon, meltdown or Tellurian-Omega).

Posted by: Reza at November 16, 2004 06:41 PM



tsjease! You get handed a hint to somethink of substance and act like you are too far gone with the sacred drift of sunstroke already. BRAVO!!!!!!

You get a retry: 76K worth of text for ya.

Posted by: piet at November 23, 2004 02:09 PM



previous comment was a reaction to your last 3 lines; now that I've read all of them I should take it back and thank you for the Mernissi exegesis --- she was recently in Holland to receive a prize, it being the day after the religious fanaticism inspired van Gogh slaughter she made the harsh pronouncement that the ritual slaughterer was a 'typical product of dutch society'. That took some days to swallow but in a way she is right. If you go your way quietly nobody pays attention and even if you do and even when you do something highly offensive, most dutch use their polite way making as an excuse to flee . ..

have you checked Arguelles take on the Quran as a calendar?

Posted by: poetpiet at November 23, 2004 02:22 PM



Many thanks piet for this great link and the kind words ... I don’t know about Mernissi’s intellectual activities any longer but followed the events around van Gogh’s death.

PS. Is this your real email ? if not, please email me (negarestani[AT] ... I’ve something for you.

Posted by: Reza at November 23, 2004 07:20 PM



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