The first episode of my brand web series Against Everyone with Conner Habib
is now up!
In Episode 1, I talk about:
- How pleasure and political resistance meet
- A long-forgotten thinker who can enrich our perspective of the present day
- What having sex on the sidewalk has to do with activism
- Your miserable friend and why they're so miserable
- Superman vs bombs
- Planets having sex with one another
Here's an essay I wrote about French psychoanalyst/philosopher Jacques Lacan. In the notes to that essay, there are some books about him you can check out. My encounter with Lacan comes primarily from undergoing Lacanian analysis for years, which majorly messed my mind up. But in a good way.
And here's my essay on Charles Fourier. Fourier's books are available from small and academic presses, but you can read some excerpts of his work here .
Grant Morrison's comic book work is so prolific that I'll just let you sort through on your own. That said, he has an excellent book on how fiction infuses (and sometimes overtakes) what we call reality. You can get Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human here .
Jodorowsky's Dune is, in a way, another version of Morrison's excellent book. Watch it. It's awesome. If you're feeling adventurous, read his masterpiece of occult healing, Psychomagic.
GK Chesteron wrote fiction and nonfiction. Orthodoxy is a good one to start with, but I also love his biography of Saint Francis, and his novel The Man Who Was Thursday is also a favorite.
I discussed some of these ideas on the podcast Not Your Cup of Chai with host Kiran Opal . If you want more examples of the exercise, you can hear us run through a few together here .
All right, that's episode one! Please comment in the community forum and also share with your friends, family, animal companions, and preferred objects.
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Thank you and Love!