Practices

Morning

My bedroom is cold and the window is open1. At 6AM my sunrise alarm clock2 begins to bathe the walls of my otherwise pitch-black room3 with the buttery honeyglow of simulated sunlight. If I’m sluggish to rise it will play ambient birdsong too— but I rarely hear that. I leap nude4 from my bed and pull open the blinds, heading to the kitchen.

In summer I take from the fridge the glass bottle of cold brew black coffee5 that I prepared the previous night or the night before, and pour myself a cup— sometimes with theanine6. Otherwise in winter, I fill the percolator repository7 with coffee grounds and place it on a low heat over the stove.

I get into the shower and set off the 8 min 20 sec timer fixed to the wall8. The percolator sits on low heat so that when the timer sounds and I exit the shower, dry myself, and re-emerge into the kitchen the coffee is beginning to bubble, ready to be poured. I take a walk(9as I sip my coffee.

Most days I eat only one substantial meal, in the evening— if I wake up hungry I eat breakfast; if not, I know that I won’t be hungry until early evening. I believe in a liquid breakfast, especially on days where mental rather than physical energy is required.

For my first meal of the day I prefer a combination of animal fats and natural sugars10 for steady energy and to jumpstart my brain for the mental work that I usually relegate to the first half of the day. Strawberries and cream is typical, accompanied by a glass of milk kefir and a clove of garlic11, and sometimes blueberry or orange juice.

Home Systems and Recipes

Multipurpose Frozen Liver

  • Blend raw liver thoroughly
  • Pour onto tray, spread thinly
  • Freeze overnight
  • Slice and store sealed

Use: Add to smoothies (see below) or to cooking.

Example use in bolognese sauce: Once sauce is cooked, stir through liver until melted and integrated, so as not to cook it. Another tip: crush garlic and stir through sauce raw; unlike usual practice of adding garlic early, this preserves garlic flavour and avoids cooking.

Liver Smoothie

3 min

  • Frozen liver
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Pine pollen12
  • 3 eggs
  • Kefir
  • Cream
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice

Banana Eggs

10 min

  • Blend or mash banana and raw eggs (1 medium banana : 2-4 eggs)
  • Scramble or fry as omelette in butter
  • Serve with honey, berries, and greek yoghurt or cream.

Power Mousse

4 min

  • Blend raw coffee beans with raw cacao nibs until powder
  • add butter, honey, egg and a dash of milk, banana if you want
  • blend again, thoroughly

Note: too much coffee or not enough blending will detract from palatability.

Potions

Quietude/Nightcap

  • Glycine
  • L-theanine
  • Taurine
  • Magnesium glycinate

Mix into Kombucha or mineral water.

Concentration/Mental feats

  • Magnesium glycinate
  • L-theanine
  • Glycine
  • Creatine
  • Honey (optional)

Stir through black coffee or blueberry juice.

Note: Adjust magnesium, glycine and strength of coffee contrapuntally depending on constitution and desired result.

Physical feats 

  • Raw cacao nibs or powder
  • Rhodiola
  • Creatine
  • Honey
  • Raw eggs— optionally, add kefir/milk/yoghurt/banana to taste.

ACV Refresher / Digestive

  • Dash of apple cider vinegar
  • Teaspoon of glycine
  • Add to glass of mineral water

Note: Do not drink this too often; your bones will dissolve and you will die.

Orange Milk

Blend:

  • Orange juice or peeled oranges
  • Honey
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Milk, if using oranges

Coldbrew Coffee

Add coffee grounds to water in glass bottle, shake well, and leave in fridge to brew overnight.

Optionally, add theanine

Hot Chocolate

Blend well and heat:

  • Warm milk
  • Cream
  • Unsalted butter
  • Honey
  • Raw cacao nibs

Banana Milk

  • Microwave or briefly fry banana with butter
  • Blend well with honey

Note: microwaves will likely soon be found to contribute to ill health, and should be avoided.

Potency Tea

In Hot water:

  • Pine pollen
  • Powdered ginger
  • Yohimbe
  • Powdered korean ginseng root
  • Honey

Smoking

Supplements and Ingredients of Note (many untested)

Herbs, supplements, ingredients:

  • Cacao
  • Rhodiola rosea — Powdered root
  • Ashwaghanda
  • Guarana
  • Ginseng root
  • Deer antler tonic
  • Hemp
  • Magnesium
  • Betel leaf
  • White goose berries
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon
  • Blue lotus
  • Creatine
  • Shilajit
  • Maca
  • Catuaba
  • ORMUS
  • Taurine
  • Alpha GPC
  • L-carnitine
  • Bacopa monnieri
  • Gingko biloba
  • NALT (tyrosine)
  • Yohimbe/yohimbine
  • Yerba mate
  • Pine pollen (cracked cell wall)
  • Taurine

Mushrooms:

  • Chaga
  • Lions mane
  • Reishi
  • Cordyceps
  • Psilocybe subaeruginosa
  • Psilocybe cubensis

Foods:

  • Garlic
  • Liver
  • Kelp
  • Zinc
  • Kefir
  • ACV
  • Roe
  • Oysters
  • Eggs
  • Coconut Oil
  • Raw grassfed butter

More Practices and Systems

Bottomless Kefir System

Batched Kombucha Dispenser

Bone Broth System

Uses for Eggshells

Eternal Broth Setup

Pirated Probiotics

Buying Bulk

Nasal Irrigation

Cultivation of mushrooms, herbs and berries

Most efficient chicken coop

Spawncamping pond for fish/roe

Spice Cabinet

Desk Ergonomy

Mastic Gum

Gua Sha

3CAD

Optimal Home Gym

Extended Fasting Guide

Nicotine and Mastic Gym

Skin and hair care

Cold Exposure

Organic, Locally Sourced, Biodynamic

Pranayama

Topical Magnesium

Sleep

Jing Transmutation

Noisebloccing

Isometric training

More Recipes

Black Broth — Melas Zomos

Weightless Soup

Chimichurri

Ginger Garlic and Scallion

Sardines

Egg Porridge

Liver Pâté

Banana Milk

Brawn

Batch Kimchi

Gaspacho

Kitfo

Fisherman’s Eggs

Drying Seaweed

Fortified Foods

Heuristics and Principles

As Within, So Without

Hormesis and Progressive Overload

Manifestation/Prayer

Antifragility

Doctrine of the Diamond Heart

Doctrine of the Pure Heart

Piety

Ascension Clarity

Signs from God

Language Cage

Living Proof

Sea-Scrying and intuition

Time Preference

Physiological Hierarchy

Exclusivity

Resentment

Oversocialisation and Performance

Distended Circles of Concern

Self-Sabotage and deflection

Sin of the Black heart

Notes


  1. I like to keep my bedroom very cold, and usually keep the window open with fresh air streaming in. I keep the door shut so that the rest of the house can heat independently. A cool bedroom facilitates a well-regulated circadian rhythm by associating a drop in temperature with sleep. It also means that I can breathe fresh air all night and stay under the covers without getting too warm.↩︎

  2. A sunrise alarm clock mimics the rising of the sun to gradually wake me up. Rising and sleeping with the sun is ideal, but winter days can be too short for this to be practical. See: Homelabs Sunrise Alarm Clock, Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light, Philips SmartSleep Therapy Lamp,↩︎

  3. Sunlight exerts influence on circadian rhythm regardless of sleeping patterns.↩︎

  4. I spend as much time as possible nude, and consider it good practice to allow the both the sun and the rain to touch my skin whenever possible.

    Spending enough time without clothes, one soon recognises the psychological influence of clothing. Swaddling of the skin has a civilising effect; the soul’s attention moves from the physical domain to the ideal realm of social and intellectual concerns. This isn’t a bad thing, but just as the ultimate extension of corporeality is animalistic barbarism, that of civilisation is devitalisation and castration.

    To live among others in polite society we must manifest by mutual recognition a reciprocal social obligation that debars physical exploitation of one another. But this peace will always be at bottom a contract, binding only insofar as it is mutually upheld. The survival of this contract requires us to set aside the fact of physiological inequality— immersion in the social arena flattens a physical hierarchy by transposing power relations to the symbolic realm, where it is possible to negotiate the organisation of materiality in low-stakes symbolic combat using psychic representations of the real. The ‘social arena’ is aptly named, for argumentation and physical combat are both at essence forms of negotiation, but with outcomes at different levels of immediacy. (War: “the continuation of politics by different means”.) The contingent nature of this contract renders the social world a hypothetical phenomenon (logical form of hypothetical proposition = “if p, then q” (“if we agree to stay our arms, then we may manifest an arena in which we can negotiate non-physically”.)).

    Awareness of the body’s boundaries fades away when clothed, as when submerged in a bath at perfect homeostatic temperature. With deadened proprioception comes diminished appreciation for immediate physical reality, and a corresponding gracelessness that spills into everyday interaction. I would take great interest in data showing the differences in derived sensory homunculi between nudists and regular people.

    Clothing is a physical euphemism that suggests the shape of the body while sparing the details, inherently obscurant of a certain facet of the biological hierarchy (and only a facet, since it should be remembered that the brain too is a physical organ). As human community develops and adopts the trappings of civilisation, labour division and technics necessitate increased immersion in the psychic realm. The source of individual power, social regard, and civil utility shifts upward, above the shoulders. The body, diminished in significance as a mark of status, is free to be adorned with decorations suggesting a person’s station, and so is made a metaphor of a person’s mental characteristics.

    Consider that as time goes on and the physical world shrinks in perceived importance, as civilisation encroaches into every aspect of life, the ubiquity of head-coverings lessens. Half a century ago any modern Western city block appeared to be a sea of hats. Colloquially understood as the residence of the mind, the head is fittingly left exposed by most clothing. Apart from the obvious practicality of seeing a person’s facial expressions, maybe this helps to bolster the notion that one is communicating not with another person’s body, but with their mind— an embodied recognition of the mutual agreement to operate chiefly in the non-physical realm. Maybe this is why the first thing that men do when verbal communication is abandoned in favour of physical combat is take off their shirts.

    If this seems unfeasible, consider that while sex is an act nominally concerning the body, it is more intuitively bizarre to have sex with a person whose face is covered than with someone whose body is covered.

    You can find this footnote as an article here.↩︎

  5. Coldbrew coffee recipe↩︎

  6. Theanine, cracked cell wall pine pollen, creatine, magnesium and glycine are some of the most obviously useful and powerful supplements I’ve used— Most supplements have neglibible or no effect, and except in special cases I discontinue unless I notice effects in less than a week. Supplementation is almost as broad an area of learning as food itself, and should be considered contiguous to food. There is no sense in bothering with supplementation before understanding of diet and exercise are very developed; the latter are more intuitive and have greater effect than supplementation. It’s good practice to replace as many supplements as possible with food, or at least wholly natural and unsynthesised subtances. Trust the whole, not the isolate.↩︎

  7. Coffee —↩︎

  8. Timers —↩︎

  9. Walking undistracted as often as possible may be the best single practice for mental activity that I know of. Each thought is placed geographically in sequence, and a story is created in your memory, easily relived and recalled by mentally tracing your route. While walking, forward physical motion and visual cues encourage progression along a vein of thoughts, preventing looping. A ‘mind palace’ is automatically created, which I think of as a way to store memories in a ‘filetype’ that takes advantage of the natural aptitude of the human mind for placing memories visuospatially. The machinery already exists in your brain, only it’s native use is for other things.↩︎

  10. Fats = steady energy, physical strength. Sugars = mood and alertness boost, short lasting energy. Combination is good to start the day.↩︎

  11. Garlic = blood flow and immunity.↩︎

  12. Pine pollen is a natural multivitamin and phytoandrogen used in traditional chinese medicine and endorsed by broscience. If you have had success fermenting pine pollen, or know of studies addressing this, please alert me with results.↩︎