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Zenarchy
« on: October 26, 2015, 12:24:52 pm »
I haven't seen a thread for this, so I made one! For all of those who have not read the book by Kerry Thornley, here - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/kerry-thornley-zenarchy
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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 02:56:34 pm »
There might be a reason that 13 years in the board's existence, we don't talk about Thornley's stuff much.
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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 08:52:48 am »
There might be a reason that 13 years in the board's existence, we don't talk about Thornley's stuff much.

Oh.


I'll let myself out.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 04:56:46 pm »
There might be a reason that 13 years in the board's existence, we don't talk about Thornley's stuff much.

Oh.


I'll let myself out.

If you feel the need to do so.  :shrug:
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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 08:01:57 pm »
This book had a big impact on me. I've actually got it in print.

I liked Thornley's description of how naming the movement was its death.

Love the koans too:

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The Shortest Theological Debate in History

Ho Chi Zen: “What is God like?”

Tom: “Somebody. I don’t care.”



a few snippets of this book made it into Camden Benares (aka the Count of Fives) book "Zen without Zen Masters".. If you like Zenarchy you should check it out.

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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 01:45:04 pm »
This book had a big impact on me. I've actually got it in print.

I liked Thornley's description of how naming the movement was its death.

Love the koans too:

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The Shortest Theological Debate in History

Ho Chi Zen: “What is God like?”

Tom: “Somebody. I don’t care.”



a few snippets of this book made it into Camden Benares (aka the Count of Fives) book "Zen without Zen Masters".. If you like Zenarchy you should check it out.

You can hear Thornley discuss Zenarchy here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtCl5sL4FOQ

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 05:50:45 pm »
Although it is quite dated and a lot of it revolves around sex, I rather liked Zen Without Zen Masters.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 09:24:57 am »
This book had a big impact on me. I've actually got it in print.

I liked Thornley's description of how naming the movement was its death.

Love the koans too:

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The Shortest Theological Debate in History

Ho Chi Zen: “What is God like?”

Tom: “Somebody. I don’t care.”



If you like Zenarchy, you may like this http://www.impropaganda.net/1997/kultcha.html



a few snippets of this book made it into Camden Benares (aka the Count of Fives) book "Zen without Zen Masters".. If you like Zenarchy you should check it out.

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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 08:34:48 am »
Although it is quite dated and a lot of it revolves around sex, I rather liked Zen Without Zen Masters.


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Re: Zenarchy
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2016, 04:04:51 pm »
Although it is quite dated and a lot of it revolves around sex, I rather liked Zen Without Zen Masters.


Most things revolve around sex

You could say that one some level most things revolve around the base of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but that would just be stating the obvious.

On an intellectual level, most adult people are able to move past brainstem-level drives and contemplate topics that are more abstract than fucking, staying warm, and shoving food into their faces.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”