Henry Dampier Drafts Plans for the Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries. As my first posts have shown, this is definitely up my alley–forming groups, communities, networks and tribes. Theorizing and philosophizing has an important place in getting where I (we) want to be as a culture; but action will be required, and the lone individual’s range of action is very limited.
Groupings are great, but something that’s been bothering me for a long time is the lack of initiatory experiences men (young and old) have in the modern era. In the Grand Old Days there were Golden Dawn magical memorizations, chanting in graveyards at midnight, fraternity and sorority paddlings, blood minglings, Greek underground chambers, etc. So many of these have been lost, or banned by the Nannies, that today’s young person (and especially boy) has what? Getting drunk the first time? His first hit of weed?
Personally I’ve been baptized into the Church and received the other Sacraments, been initiated into the first three degrees of Freemasonry, and received the Mormon priesthood (not in that order).
I’m thinking about what a great initiatory ceremony into Dark Enlightenment would be like. Read the “Red Pill” speech from The Matrix, followed by putting your head on a chopping block for a simulated execution is a first approximation. All the great initiations involve a symbolic death and rebirth. I like Henry‘s plans for clubs. I think we need to brainstorm and discuss some initiations into them and into a new way of seeing the world.
Many of the great initiations involve shedding a blindfold, too.