Anarchism and Spirituality

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Anarchism and Spirituality: An Interview with Jay Cypher

February 22, 2014

Keith Preston interviews Jay Cypher, anarchist anthropologist and scholar of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and social movements. Topics include:

Topics include:

  • Her recent lecture “Anarchy and Spiritual Practice.”
  • Libertarian tendencies within various religious traditions.
  • Her involvement with the National-Anarchist Tribal Alliance of New York.
  • Do-It-Yourself activism and intentional communities.
  • Anarchism on the macro-level and micro-level.
  • The human instinct for freedom and resistance to oppression.
  • The importance of alternative sources of food production.
  • The role of art, music, and culture in raising political consciousness.
  • The influence of Mayan traditions on the Zapatista revolutionary movement.
  • How modern metropolises might function on decentralized lines.
  • The self-limiting hypocrisies of the wider anarchist movement.
  • The growth of libertarianism and the future of anarchism.
  • The archetype of the “Anarch” and the quest for inner freedom and personal autarchy.

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