Feral Life: Meditations on Anarchists and Anarchy
You can order Feral Life: Meditations on Rewilding and Anarchy from this link.
The book is discussed in this interview.
“Langers work is both an ontological death chant aimed at the belly of this eco phagic, blood soaked juggernaut of a civilisation and a philosophical love poem intent on answering the healing seduction that wild nature sings to our fettered beings. His insistance on clarity, beauty and absurdity is refreshing and vital to these troubled times. Essential reading for anyone bent on outliving leviathans fetid touch.” Simon Bramwell, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
“Cast this book into the depths of your gullet. Feel it precariously dis/assemble from webbed feet to feathery fingers, scales to tails, and everywhere in between. When you again become its reader and are no longer its words, ask yourself: who will you become now?” Pat Mosley, integrated health and life coach
“Reading this book I was challenged, bewildered, unsettled and frequently uncomfortable. I was also surprised, encouraged, inspired and required to think in unfamiliar ways. It isn’t for everyone, and that’s one of the joys of it – read it if you want to be outside your comfort zone.” Nimue Brown, author of Druidry and Meditation, and publicist at Moon Books
“Julian Langer’s “Feral Life: Meditations on Rewilding and Anarchy” is an oddly playful book for these apocalyptic times. From the sardonic use of quotations (from Debord, Kafka, and Emile Armand, to Donald Trump), to the amusing exercises that follow the aphorisms, Langer strikes a nice balance between bemused irreverence and nihilist-inspired desecration of the pillars of Western thought. Langer has a talent for taking complex ideas and making them comprehensible. For example, he takes Bataille’s notion of “surplus” and streamlines it thusly: “The will-to-conserve has uglinesses to it, behind its sentiment and romance. As to-conserve means to deny the impossibility of a present situation, will-to-conserve brings with it the denial of the possible as the manifestation of worldly potential. This brings with it the need to restrict worldly potential, as life-denial.” This is also a deeply personal book, and Langer is at his best when he’s waxing poetic about the organisms who inhabit the local forest, or his own body. His intimate recollections of rejecting his mothers family’s Christianity are a welcome breath of fresh air in a discourse that often falls victim to its own impersonal abstraction. Langer is constantly gesturing towards the unknowable and a genuine awe of the mysterious life process underlays the most breathtaking passages. Embodied and relational, Langer constantly invites his reader inhabit themselves and their world in a deeper way, celebrating the individual over the crowd, the intimate over the mere conceptual. His emphasis never veers from the delightful and terrifying absurdity at the heart of existence and models a kind of existential, contradictory, playfulness that is at once an attack on the techno-industrial world and a retreat from it. Whether he’s warning us not to trust “systematizers,” elaborating on quotes by Fredy Perlman and Uncle Ted (Kaczynski), or daring us to attack the machinery around us, and inside us, he maintains a clever exuberance firmly rooted in a nihilo-anarchic sensibility. A welcome addition to the ongoing body of literature that is against civilisation.” John Henri Nolette, anarchist horror-fiction author
“Now, a new chapter has been written by Langer. The Feral musing continues, and not as a manual or a how-to-achieve-or-be, but an attempt to share the experience of rewilding of the tamed, domesticated, mediated and subjugated consciousness. Tuning out the conditioning imposed and welcoming the wild, feral, raw, non-mediated, unconditioned connection to all there is.
Langer guides us through a more personal, passionate look, into candid encounters of iconoclasm, and journey into the chaotic dance, the jouissance, the blessed flame that guides us into the void. The inescapable anarchy, that which gets us away from the stronghold of the Leviathan, and its gripping suffocation and control, however forbidden, weird, crazy and wild.” – Spontaneous Resistance
Feral Iconoclasm: Anarchy as Rising and Dying
You can order a print copy of Feral Iconoclasm here.
“Feral iconoclasm is Julians best work to date, Promethean in scope, its a joyful, philosophical assault on the reality tunnels excreted by the Black Iron Prison, which keeps wild nature bound, gagged and raped. He excels in opening minds, killing myths and kneeing notions of human exceptionalism in the groin, all with a poetic eloquence thats tempered with exceptional intelligence, clarity and a depth of sincerity that only comes from rare experience. If I could I’d make this work required reading at schools. ” Simon Bramwell, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
“ for surely if there was a book for this time it is Feral Iconoclasm. ” Emma Kathryn
“What Langer writes, what they seek to express are ideas we already know, and show us, is that we are more than ‘Human’, and have the ability to Become.” A. G. Thoreau
“This guy is a poet, well he actually is a poet, but this small book is fascinating” I Am Resistance Radio
“Open any page, and let it inspire you, your Becoming-wild. Langer invites us to dance the moment away on our way to “Becoming-Animal”. And In the words of Langer: “Be wild. Be beautiful. Dance your feral in iconoclastic dances. You are alive, so live fucking brilliantly.”” Spontaneous Resistance.
Feral Consciousness: Deconstruction of the Modern Myth and Return to the Woods
You can order a print copy of Feral Consciousness here.
“What an invigorating jaunt it was reading Feral Consciousness, Deconstruction of the Modern Myth and Return to the Woods. Julian Langer did something no one else has done for me. He interlaced my decades ago analytical brain study of the soft sciences on topics of knowledge and existentialism, to my present weary being craving for wild. His gift to the reader is a foundation for and framework toward a post-civ future …. He challenges us to replace acceptance of “atheist scientism… the opium of the masses” with Cynicism, an agility seeing through civilization’s phantasm to the Real, to deconstruct the symbolic and domesticated. This is the first step to break out of domestication’s cage to escape into “rewilded-feral and animalistic perception of authentic unmediated truth… that is far closer, if not totally connected, to the pre-Symbolic ‘natural’ Real of wild being.”” Ria Del Montana, author of Ecopatriarchy: The Origins and Nature of Hunting
“Feral Consciousness is as devastating as it is defiant” The Writing Times
“The ideas we wish to publish are visionary, world-wrecking, ideas about a passionate, critical, fiery anarchy unleashed upon the world. Perhaps we are anachronisms but we believe what we are putting out into the world can inform future authors as it informs me.” Little Black Cart
“Finally! I said very excitingly, as I ripped through the envelop which I was sure contained the books I had been waiting for since four weeks ago. And five hours later, I had read the book in its entirety, taken notes, and had been taken by the power of Julian Langer, an author not only with great linguistic abilities, but also the power to ground one’s pre-dispositioned, pre-conditioned consciousness, make it pause, and see for itself, and experience “it” directly. I stood with him at the train station, hearing all the noises, of the people, the shoes touching the ground, and I ran with him through the woods, howling at the moon, and jumping in the sea.” Spontaneous Resistance
“However, when I stopped reading like I would read Marx or any other theorist, and more as a journal of an expressive mind, it all began to make sense. In fact, these works are majorly a critique of ideological thinking, and specifically that which denies its own ideological framing. Materialism, the Human concept, Civilization, Leviathan are not free of Langer’s feral criticism!” A. G. Thoreau
Mesodma is an eco-absurdist short story, written as an attempt to reach people who aren’t interested in philosophy or politics. It is the journey of a little creature, who finds that they are immersed within mass extinction. You can order the book from here.
“Thank you Julian for the gift of this mind escape, relieving the burden of civilization, if only for a moment. It’s more potent than psychiatric medicine and may even make more sense than suicide.” Ria Del Montana, author of Ecopatriarchy: The Origins and Nature of Hunting
“This story is Revelation for the small creature, the end of its world — 250 million years ago. It is also a stark foretelling of our future — in the 21st century.” Sal Sobre La Heridas
No, I Won’t Write
No, I Won’t Write is a collection of poems and drawings that I have self published via this blog. You can download the PDF for free here.