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RIP AAAARG.org/Fuck Verso

Originally posted on Magic Muscle Media:


Never forget that “radical publisher” Verso books threatened legal action to prevent people from accessing PDFs of their copyrighted material, and as a result thousands of critical theory texts once aggregated on aaaarg are now much harder to find.

Never buy another Verso book. Find them on the next incarnation of aaaarg or just shoplift them. Heckle their PR gurus when they host lectures.

Show no respect for private property.

From: Rowan Wilson
To: “someone@aaaarg.org”
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 12:10:25 +0000
Subject: ATTENTION AAAARG.ORG ADMINISTRATOR

Attn AAAARG.ORG

Dear Sirs

It has come to our attention that you are hosting a website from which people can download illegally many of our copyrighted works:

We refer you to the url:

http://a.aaaarg.org/library/

The books listed on this url include many of our titles by Slavoj Zizek, Jacques Ranciere, Alain Badiou, etc.

Rights to these works have been reserved by the publishers…

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“Did atheist philosopher see God when he ‘died’?” by William Cash

Originally posted on Various Enthusiasms:

National Post

March 3, 2001

“I haven’t told this to anybody before,” said Dr. Jeremy George, senior consultant in the Department of Thoracic Medicine at London University’s Middlesex Hospital. On the table in front of him were the official hospital notes of “Sir Alfred Ayer, date of birth 29/10/10, of 51 York Street, London, W1.”

We were discussing the incident of June, 1988, when the eminent 77-year-old British philosopher, arguably the most influential 20th century rationalist after Bertrand Russell, famously “died” in London University Hospital. His heart stopped for four minutes when he apparently choked on a slice of smoked salmon smuggled in by a former mistress.

Three months later, while recuperating at his house in the south of France, the atheist author of Language, Truth and Logic, whose more than 50-year career was devoted to ridiculing all metaphysical statements, especially all Christian doctrine, as nonsense, wrote a lengthy article…

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Psychic Vampires and Satanic Psychology

Originally posted on Aleister Nacht:

For several years, I have provided spiritual and personal guidance for those who have simply asked for my advice. I am not an ordained Satanic Priest however, I have been recognized as knowledgeable in the area of the Satanic as an author, speaker and Maguswithin our affiliated covens.

I always respect the wishes of the person confiding in me and use discretion at all times. I do have some interesting conversations with those seeking enlightenment and I find that usually, their issues are not as bad as they have allowed their imagination to create. There are some cases however, that are serious and in fact, dangerous.

One common denominator resurfaces time and again: the Psychic Vampire. When delving into the person’s feelings and problems, it often becomes apparent that someone (perhaps more that one person) have been taking advantage of the victim. These Psychic Vampire

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“A Sky Without Eagles: Selected Essays and Speeches” by Jack Donovan

Originally posted on Heathen Harvest 2.1:

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When we admire a man we say we “look up to him.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that he is taller than us. Perhaps the phrase is rooted in the idea of a child looking up to an adult mentor, but in everyday usage, we say we look up to a man because he has ascended to a higher level in some capacity that we wish to emulate. This sense of “looking up” is how we should interpret the meaning of Jack Donovan’s new book, A Sky WithoutEagles: Selected Essays and Speeches, 2010-2014. The eagle has long been a symbol of greatness in the eyes of men and so we feel a sense of tragedy in the title. In a sky without eagles we have nothing to look up to and nothing to inspire us. Is this the world we now live in? Each chapter in the book touches on this question in some way as it relates to…

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