Jasun Horsley

About Jake Horsley, Jason Horsley, Jason Kephas, Aeolus Kephas

“Anything Jasun Horsley writes compels me to an uncanny degree; the stakes feel enormous. He exemplifies a mind grappling to the very edge of itself and to the edge of collective human experience simultaneously. Language, in his hands, seems pressured into use as spacecraft into unknown territory.”
~Jonathan Lethem, author of Chronic City

“Dynamite with a laser beam. An original, independent Autistic scholar. . . He has a very progressive way of thinking. Not extremist, but very advanced for his time.”
~Furor Gedrenicus

Auticulture is an ongoing exploration of liminality and the interface between the human psyche, society, and culture. My primary focus is on connecting to others on a similar quest for meaning, sharing data and deepening our shared experience of reality.

The specifics typically (if non-volitionally) involve some of the more problematic and contentious (non-consensual) aspects of culture, society, and human existence, aspects such as spirituality, organized child sexual abuse, psycho-social & cultural engineering, parapolitics, trauma, autism, transgender & identity politics, and occultism.

“Encountering myself wandering in your labyrinth before it was even constructed has been disconcerting, unnerving—-a plunge into the state of mise en abym, even—-and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. . .”
~Jonathan Lethem, afterword to Seen & Not Seen

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About Auticulture

What is Auticulture?

Like everything else in my life and output, the meaning is constantly shifting and mutating in unexpected ways. This is how I originally meant it:

Auto: meaning “self,” “same,” “spontaneous,” e.g. autonomous.

Culture: a particular stage of civilization; development or improvement of the mind by education or training; the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular group; the sum total of ways of living transmitted from one generation to another; the cultivation of microorganisms

The term auticulture is a deliberate oxymoron, because culture entails a collective body (developing over time) where auto signifies an individual self acting spontaneously (or even self-as-spontaneous action?). The autos (micro-organism) which cannot shape itself to match the dominant culture must create its own culture in order to survive, and flourish. In a word, auticulture.

However, in 2018, now that identity politics have completely and irrevocably jumped the shark, I realized that the term auticulture might also be a sort of prophetic diagnosis, a culture overrun with autodidacts, autocrats and ideologues, in which every-wo-man is an island unto zhe-self.

Not the way I meant it, but that’s OK, I am a diagnostician who loves paradoxes.