February 22, 2014
Keith Preston interviews Jay Cypher, anarchist anthropologist and scholar of the relationship between spirituality, religion, and social movements. 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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