Revolution Creation

10 Poems for the Rebellious Soul

10 Poems for the Rebellious Soul

“Poetry Forgive me for having helped you understand You’re not made of words alone.” – Roque Dalton Rebellious poetry is cosmic blood spilling from the pen as though a razor had slit open the wrist of the universe. Rebel poets have dared the fates since time immemorial, thus becoming the very fate they once dared. The following ten poems, written with metaphorical blood, speak to the rebel in us a... »

The Virtue of Eccentricity: Four Ways Eccentrics Are Essential

The Virtue of Eccentricity: Four Ways Eccentrics Are Essential

“Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.” ~ John Stuart Mill In a world chock-full of conformists kowtowing to authority and prai... »

Insurgent Love: Why Falling in Love is the Ultimate Act of Revolution

Insurgent Love: Why Falling in Love is the Ultimate Act of Revolution

“Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is a lover’s war, and he does, at his best, what lover’s do, which is to reveal the beloved to himself and, with that revelation, make freedom real.” ~ James Baldwin Love is the ultimate alchemy, the supreme transmutation, the essential transformative power. Falling in love with anything less than everything is just love. However,... »

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The Wild Woman Archetype and the Power of Intuition

“Why do women keep trying to bend and fold themselves into shapes that are not theirs? I must say, from years of clinical observation of this problem, that most of the time it is not because of deep-seated masochism or a malignant dedication to self-destruction or anything of that nature. More often it is because the woman simply doesn’t know any better. She is unmothered.” ~ Clarissa Pinkol... »

How to Remain a Zombie-slave in Five Easy Steps

How to Remain a Zombie-slave in Five Easy Steps

“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” ~ Walt Kelly Have you ever caught yourself thinking that maybe the examined life isn’t for you? That becoming the best possible version of yourself sounds like way too much work? That perhaps the pursuit of enlightenment is for the birds and maybe MLK’s dream is nothing more than a pipe dream? And all that peaceful warrior, rainbow warrior, and infinite playe... »

Trickster Apocalypse: The Middle Way is Near

Trickster Apocalypse: The Middle Way is Near

Trickster Apocalypse: The Beginning Ending Middle is Near “We’re all fools, all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool then too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and li... »

Four Reasons to Create and Destroy a God

Four Reasons to Create and Destroy a God

“You do not believe; you only believe that you believe.” ~ Samuel Coleridge Belief can be a briar patch of thorny ignorance. Paraphrasing Ernest Becker, “When we place all our eggs into one basket we tend to clutch that basket for dear life.” The problem with this strategy is that such clinging has a tendency to lead to a fear-filled, fear-based lifestyle. We’re more likely to “play the victim” un... »

Ecocidal Maniacs: How Complacent, Fact-resistant Humans are Destroying the World

Ecocidal Maniacs: How Complacent, Fact-resistant Humans are Destroying the World

“Once I thought that to be human was the highest aim a man could have, but I see now that it was meant to destroy me. To-day I am proud to say that I am inhuman, that I belong not to men and governments, that I have nothing to do with creeds and principles. I have nothing to do with the creaking machinery of humanity – I belong to the earth!” ~ Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer Welcome to the Anthrop... »

Jailbreak 101: Three Types of Prisons and How to Escape Them

Jailbreak 101: Three Types of Prisons and How to Escape Them

“On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge maximum security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jailbreak.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson The intelligent thing to do is to figure out what is a prison and what is not. Some seemingly free spaces are actually disguised prisons. This is especially the case in a system that calls itself a democracy (rule by the people) but is actually a plu... »

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As Baltimore Burns: Crouching Anger, Hidden Catharsis

“A riot is the language of the unheard.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr This article will show how the power of deep, thoughtful imagination can teach us a powerful lesson of humility that can make us more aware and teach us how to have more empathy in an otherwise exceedingly unaware and grossly apathetic world. But first, imagine a yin-yang. There are two sides to every yin-yang. Imagine this article ... »

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