The following was submitted by love-him-longtime EPautos regular, Tor Libertarian:
Anarchology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by members of Libertarian author Eric Peters’ Libertarian forum, beginning in 2006 as a successor to his earlier self-administered, self-help system, The Clover Cleanse.
Peters’ regular contributors characterized Anarchology as an established religion, a proto-science, a proto-philosophy, and a holistic way of earning a living and enjoying a life well-lived. In 2016 Anarchology was incorporated the as the Church of Anarcholoy with the Virginia State Corporation Commission with the state of Virginia.
Anarchology teaches that people are independent beings who have forgotten their true nature. Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counselling known as Clover Cleansing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience painful or traumatic encounters with authority in their past in order to free themselves of the limiting effects of aggressions and threats.
Study materials and auditing sessions are made available to members on a fee-for-service basis, which the church describes as a “fixed donation.” Anarchology is legally recognized as a tax-exempt religion in the United States, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, and Italy; the Church of Anarchology emphasizes this as proof that it is a bona fide religion.
In contrast, from a legal standpoint, the organization is considered a commercial enterprise in the Taiwan Province of China, the Basel Canton of Switzerland, in secte in both France and Chile, and a non-profit in Norway, and Australia. Its legal classification is often a point of contention.
A large number of organizations overseeing the application of Anarchology have been established, the most notable of these being the Church of Anarchology. Anarchology sponsors a variety of individual self-help self-service programs.
These include the Throw Pharmaceuticals In The Woods anti-prescription drug program, the Throw Government In The Woods government and wage earning dependence rehabilitation program, the Gnome Sayin education methodology, the Voluntarist Ministers, the World Institute of Anarchology Enterprises, and a set of moral guidelines expressed in a booklet called The Shop Manual of Self-Ownership.
Anarchology is one of the most controversial new religious movements to have arisen in the 21st century. The church is often characterized as a Libertarian cult, and it has faced harsh scrutiny for many of its practices, which, critics contend, include jargonized language training, laissez faire brainwashing, and encouraging seditious and treasonous acts by its members, as well as attacking its critics and perceived enemies with psychological abuse, character assassination, and hate-filled, profanity laden rants.
In response, Anarchologists have argued that theirs is a genuine religious movement that has been misrepresented, maligned, and persecuted. The Church of Anarchology has consistently used litigation against its critics, and its aggressiveness in pursuing its foes has been condemned as cyberstalking bordering on statutory defamation and harassment.
Further controversy has focused on Anarchology’s teaching that souls sometime reincarnate and have lived in other realities and sometimes other worlds before presently living on Earth and that some of the most sought after teachings and techniques are not revealed to practitioners until after they have paid thousands of dollars to the Church of Anarchology.
Another controversial belief held by Anarchologists is that all governments and all official institutions of authority are destructive and abusive and must be abolished, wherever peacefully possible.
A short list of some of the major teachings and techniques include:
Get out of the shadows. Anarchology promotes a new conception of time as a measure of change and growth. The old conceptions of time involving days and nights based on the earth casting a shadow when facing away from the sun is too limiting, terrestrial-centric, and helio-centric. All history and records are obsolete, and need to be rewritten or discarded to fit the knew Anarchological reality. There is no need to place undue demands and regimented schedules on others, unless absolutely required and necessary for survival. Or agreed to for any purpose in a voluntarily signed and executed contract for specific performance.
Knowing your place. Anarchology promotes a new conception of location as a designation meaningful to each individual. The old conceptions of east and west, nations and landmarks, and all prior global grid coordinates involving directions and arbitrary measures are discarded because they are too limiting, authoritarian, open to abuse, and inflexible. Each person must deal with facts and circumstances as another individual wishes them to be organized and maintained. Their is a single objective reality, but unlimited ways of accessing and maintaining that one objective factual reality.
Physician heal thyself. Anarchology believes each of us is our own doctor, and every other kind of expert and technician. Each practitioner and adherent is fully responsible for their own physical and mental well-being. There is no blame or delegation as most of humanity understands it. In every case there is at least something you can do. And as a result of such limited ability to act, one must agree that no one is a victim of anything. And there is no such thing as chance, fate, or the acts of nature or god.
Be yourself. Anarchology allows each individual to create and coordinate as many usernames and identities as they feel is needed. Whether systematically integrated or completely anonymously independent. Anarchologists incorporate as often as they like for whatever reasons they deem necessary, though always remembering that is they alone who retain full benefits and full responsibilities for each and every incorporation of themselves.
Try new things. Experiment and discover new things, be Guinea People. Be Guinea Habitat Providers and Caregivers. Live in new and unique ways. Let live and help thrive, assist those who are likewise trying new things and exploring new personal frontiers. So long as all matters are under one’s own terms and conditions, Anarchologists will give revocable consent to try out various philosophies, cultures, systems, religions, and beliefs.
Unlike other statist and mundane polities, Anarchologists live in a not yet fully defined space and require living in places without unifying ideologies or officially imposed doctrines.
Anarchology is about ideas. And the next big thing. And the old ways that have always worked and must be continued. And the next small joy and victory. And the perpetual cycles of birth and death and sense perception and finding meaning. And gain and loss. And the unrestricted and un-ending pursuit of new and exciting experiences, and the usual old and established joys and wonders as well.