Hakim Bey is an avant-garde poet-philosopher whose work departs from the academic tradition, rediscovering mystery and magic as means of reconquering joy of life and defeating boredom. Also, the jihad is on those who would make life obey rules.

Bey is truly a refreshing read. He does not degenerate into ideological dogma, but rebels against it, invoking irresistible incantations. He writes on using Moorish curses to banish muzak companies and the use of electronic networks to establish temporary autonomous zones with equal credibility.


Go naked for a sign.

Some Hakim Bey texts

Note that some of these texts (notably T.A.Z and The Radio Sermonettes) have been HTMLized in order to better fit into the Web medium. If you want plaintext versions (for printing, off-Web perusal etc.), go here for guaranteed HTML-free ASCII versions.



Nothing is true, everything is permitted.

External links

Information about Hakim Bey exists several places on the web. Many sources are excellent. Try searching Lycos with the query "hakim bey" for a list of possible starting points (and a lot of dead ends.)

Information about Bey

Lux et voluptas

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Last updated: October 3rd 1996 (created May 1994)

Marius Watz - Mail to: mariusw@notam.uio.no