Chapter 10 Balancing the Feminine and the Masculine

As we have noted, many of the world’s problems are physical manifestations of a lack of internal healing. State institutions have no trouble manipulating large portions of the population that are too lost in their own emotional muck to pay attention to the oppression happening all around them. This can be seen clearly in the […]

Chapter 09 Are We All One? Collectivism vs. Individuality

“We are all one” is a phrase often spoken in spiritual circles to describe the interconnectedness of all life on the planet – human, plant, animal, insect and beyond. Many anarchists who value their individuality and free choice tend to be apprehensive about this seemingly collectivist worldview. However, it is possible for one to believe […]

Chapter 08 Rites of Vigil and Solitude

This essay features personal anecdotes from Derrick. We offer his experiences as a way of highlighting the role that solitude can play in spiritual growth. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” – Marcus Aurelius “No man is free who is not master of himself.” –Epictetus When […]

Chapter 06 Consciousness and Rights Applied to Animals, Plants, and Earth

The topic of Consciousness is controversial in the fields of philosophy and science. For hundreds of years the debate has raged on in search of a commonly accepted definition of “Consciousness”. The term has been associated with or defined at various times as subjectivity, awareness, sentience, or simply the ability to experience or to feel. […]

Chapter 05 Tomorrow’s Inner Child Will Save the World

With all this talk of freedom and enslavement, it would be shortsighted not to call attention to the abysmal, but improving, relationship between children and adults. There is a great mystery surrounding why adults are often bitter and hostile, even though we raise children like wild beasts to be tamed, or slaves to be controlled. […]

Chapter 04 Towards Panarchy: Anarchy Without Adjectives

Since “Anarchy” is one of the most maligned and misunderstood words in the English language, we are going to use a very simple definition that gets straight to the point for the purposes of this conversation. Simply put, Anarchy is a social arrangement in which there are no “rulers.” A ruler is defined as a […]