Der Geist Journal | Vol. 1 No. 1

DER GEIST (Trevor Blake, editor) is an English-language journal for an international audience, publishing original scholarship on the philosophy of egoism. The journal is descriptive of the first century of egoism in print (from the 1845 publication of Der Einzige und sein Eigentum by Max Stirner to the end of 1945), not prescriptive in advocacy egoism. The inaugural issue includes an exclusive biography of Dora Marsden, lost essays by and about Malfew Seklew, and a newly discovered first photograph of Ragnar Redbeard.

DER GEIST is the permanent record of, founded on 1 April 2016 by Kevin I. Slaughter and Trevor Blake. has published hundreds of pages of rare historic egoist texts and will be publishing thousands more.

Scholarly interest in the egoism of Stirner, Marsden, Redbeard, Seklew and their peers (including Benjamin DeCasseres) has a new and unique home in DER GEIST.

DER GEIST, The Journal of Egoism from 1845 – 1945
WINTER 2017 (Published 25 October 2017)

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ISBN 978-1-944651-08-5

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Contents of this issue:
Introduction | Trevor Blake
“I” | Clarence Lee Swartz
A Brief Travelogue of Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum | Kevin I. Slaughter
An Ego Englished: Anglicizing Der Einzige | Kevin I. Slaughter
I’ve Based My Cause ’Pon Nothing | Max Stirner & H. J. Schirmer
Preface to Den Eneste Og Hans Ejendom | Georg Brandes & Svein Olav Nyberg
Max Stirner Bibliography Addendum for 2017 | Trevor Blake
Dora Marsden: Her Time, Her Life, Her Thoughts | Trevor Blake
Dora Marsden and the Wrath of the Antis | Trevor Blake
Vanoc II: The Strange Watchmaker | Trevor Blake
Our Handbook: The Ego and Our Own | Vanoc II
Self Love | Maurice Cranston
Benjamin DeCasseres: A (Con)Founding Fortean | Joshua Blu Buhs
Kept | Benjamin DeCasseres
Max Stirner | Benjamin DeCasseres
The Ego | Malfew Seklew
Laughter | Malfew Seklew
Gems of Thought | Malfew Seklew
Unhatched Egos… | Malfew Seklew
Malfew Seklew, Street Fakir | Warren Van Valkenburgh
The Superites Admit They Are the Best Extant | Malfew Seklew
Malfew Seklew: Horse, Traps, Gigs, Landaus and Cabs | Trevor Blake
The Sleeping and Singing Sirfessor | Trevor Blake
The Dill Pickle Club: A Bright Spot In a Somber Town | Trevor Blake
Du-Dil-Duk | Trevor Blake
American Address: V. F. Gordon | Trevor Blake
Egoists in the News | Trevor Blake
“‘Individualism’ in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” | David Westling
Fight Club 1914 | Trevor Blake
Is Shakespeare Dead? | Mark Twain
The Altruist Corner | Trevor Blake
Egoists on Democracy | Trevor Blake
First Photograph of Ragnar Redbeard | Trevor Blake
A Unique Conversation | Kevin I. Slaughter & Trevor Blake

“Old Mad Max is back with a vengeance! The first issue Der Geist is a tight cluster of time bombs, many of which have been quietly ticking away in forgotten corners for more than a century, only to erupt now and blast away the fog that drapes a modern reader’s mind. The philosophy of Egoism—also known as Individualist Anarchism—was first kindled by the German firebrand Max Stirner in the mid nineteenth century. Stirner’s uncompromising ideas attracted a colorful band of fellow travelers in Europe and America before being edged out by the shabby collectivist ideologies that claim to represent liberation, but always end in moraline ghettoes of groupthink at best, or homicidal slave-states at worst. Der Geist unveils a secret history of self-sovereignty that is as incendiary as it is inspirational.”

— Michael Moynihan, author of Lords of Chaos