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wilfriedhoujebek: Summery Books Too Far Out For Johnny Depp
"Your average 'alternative' 'underground' 'cult' summer booklist will name conservative corkers like William Gibson, Hunter S. Thompson, Ken Kesey, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Pynchon, Kathy Acker, Hubert S. Selby or Brett Easton Ellis. ... Ask yourself, does a book that stars Johnny Depp or Jack Nicholson when turned into celluloid really deserve to be called 'cult'? No of course not. Can a novel published by a commercial publisher and reprinted as a Penguin pocket be truly underground? Only rarely. Here is a list of books I can wholeheartedly recommend you to dive into this summer. They are all completely bonkers and they all start from first principles. The list has only eight titles but each of these books will stay with you for longer than your holiday sweetheart. Only two of them are fiction and this is no coincidence. Non-fiction is often less restrained and therefore more outrageous than the most 'daring' fiction. One can imagine only a few things, one can belief a whole lot more."
books  lists  fiction  nonfiction  cult  toread 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Cargo cult - Wikipedia
"A cargo cult may appear in tribal societies in the wake of interaction with technologically advanced, non-native cultures. The cult is focused on obtaining the material wealth of the advanced culture through magical thinking, religious rituals and practices, believing that the wealth was intended for them by their deities and ancestors."

[via: http://a.wholelottanothing.org/2009/02/the-mobile-design-cargo-cult.html ]
cargocult  society  culture  religion  science  anthropology  psychology  politics  technology  richardfeynman  cult 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Boing Boing: Egyptian temple in GA from Nuwaubian Nation of Moors destroyed
"In Putnam County, Georgia, a religious sect known as the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors operated for years while repeatedly defying local authorities. Ultimately, their property was seized. Soon after the raid, photographer A. Scott gained access to th
architecture  religion  iconography  cult  us  south  georgia 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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