Der Geist (2017)

Der Geist is the name of an English language digital blog and print journal reprinting and commenting on a century of egoist writing, focusing on the 100 years between 1845 – 1945. The journal is edited by Trevor Blake and co-edited and designed by Kevin I. Slaughter.

While the blog features news items and features a wider range of subject matter and time periods, updates about the website, short form ephemera and other items of long-term or transient interest, the print edition is more narrow in focus. Some of the work of Der Geist blog and journal is digital-first, some print-first, some digital exclusive, some print exclusive. The blog will feature contemporary news items when it is appropriate, but the journal will strictly be focused on figures, events and ideas from 1845-1945.


DER GEIST (Trevor Blake, editor) is an English-language journal for an international audience, publishing original scholarship on the philosophy of egoism. DER GEIST emphasizes the first century of egoism in print (from the 1845 publication of Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum by Max Stirner to the end of 1945).  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. DER GEIST is descriptive (about), not prescriptive (advocating), of egoism.   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.


Subtitle: The Journal of Egoism 1845-1945
Editors: Trevor Blake & Kevin I. Slaughter
Subjects: Egoism between 1845 – 1945.

Index of Issues

Der Geist | Vol. 1 No. 1 | Winter 2017
size: 6×9″ | pages: 160 | price: $15
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Introduction Trevor Blake 2
“I” Clarence Lee Swartz 5
A Brief Travelogue of Der Einzige und sein Eigenthum Kevin I. Slaughter
An Ego Englished: Anglicizing Der Einzige Kevin I. Slaughter 14
I’ve Based My Cause ’Pon Nothing Max Stirner & H. J. Schirmer 19
Preface to Den Eneste Og Hans Ejendom Georg Brandes & Svein Olav Nyberg 22
Max Stirner Bibliography Addendum for 2017 Trevor Blake 27
Dora Marsden: Her Time, Her Life, Her Thoughts Trevor Blake 42
Dora Marsden and the Wrath of the Antis Trevor Blake 60
Vanoc II: The Strange Watchmaker Trevor Blake 63
Our Handbook: The Ego and Our Own Vanoc II 68
Self Love Maurice Cranston 72
Benjamin DeCasseres: A (Con)Founding Fortean Joshua Blu Buhs 74
Kept Benjamin DeCasseres 89
Max Stirner Benjamin DeCasseres 91
The Ego Malfew Seklew 98
Laughter | Malfew Seklew 99
Gems of Thought | Malfew Seklew 101
Unhatched Egos… | Malfew Seklew 103
Malfew Seklew, Street Fakir | Warren Van Valkenburgh 107
The Superites Admit They Are the Best Extant | Malfew Seklew 108
Malfew Seklew: Horse, Traps, Gigs, Landaus and Cabs | Trevor Blake 109
The Sleeping and Singing Sirfessor | Trevor Blake 110
The Dill Pickle Club: A Bright Spot In a Somber Town | Trevor Blake 112
Du-Dil-Duk | Trevor Blake 119
American Address: V. F. Gordon | Trevor Blake 120
Egoists in the News | Trevor Blake 121
“‘Individualism’ in the Mid-Nineteenth Century” | David Westling 125
Fight Club 1914 | Trevor Blake 127
Is Shakespeare Dead? | Mark Twain 130
The Altruist Corner | Trevor Blake 131
Egoists on Democracy | Trevor Blake 139
First Photograph of Ragnar Redbeard | Trevor Blake 147
A Unique Conversation | Kevin I. Slaughter & Trevor Blake 150

Der Geist | Vol. 2 No. 1 | Winter 2018
size: 6×9″ | pages: 188 | price: $15
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Introduction | Trevor Blake 2
Benjamin DeCasseres (Section) 5
Detroit Jewish Chronicle 7
Hate Everlasting 10
Tales of a Psychometric Reporter: How I Interviewed Bacchus Benjamin DeCasseres 12
The Fatal Smile Benjamin DeCasseres 17
Max Stirner (Section) 19
The Worker and the Government 21
James Walker – What is Good? What is Evil? 23
Good Reading to Sharpen Mental Teeth 24
William Flygare – Vanitas 25
Max Stirner Bibliography Addendum 27
L’Unique et sa propriété Max Ernst 33
The Unique Individual 34
Malcolm Green – I’ve Based My Affairs on Nothing 38
Anthony Ludovici (Section) 41
Kevin I. Slaughter – Anthony M. Ludovici’s Egoism 43
The Choice of a Mate 45
Dora Marsden (Section) 47
Trevor Blake – Dora Marsden’s England 49
Casandra and the War 51
Trevor Blake – To the Great Name 52
Egoist Advertisement in The Little Review 57
Anend the Decalogue 58
N.C. Chritcher – …the Power of Thought 65
Malfew Seklew (Section) 67
The Rejection of Christianity 69
Mr. F. Wilkesbarre, Coster 71
Trevor Blake – Surfessor of Egoism, Introduction 74
MS – Surfessor of Egoism 76
A New Way to Earn a Living 79
… from the Labor Annual 82
Perfumed Pigs 83
Stars in the Talking Marathon 84
Trevor Blake – Victor Grayson M.P. – Introduction 86
Victor Grayson M.P. / A Rhapsody 89
Henry and Georgia Replogle & Egoism (1890) (Section) 93
Egoism’s Purpose and Whyfore 95
Minus the Communism 98
The “Selfish” Bauble 101
J. Wm. Lloyd (Section) 103
Personally Acquainted 105
Anarchist Socialism 106
Dill Pickle Club (Section) 113
John Nichols Beffel – Up an Alley to a Wild Place 115
Patricia Bronte – Dill Pickle Club 116
Trevor Blake – Angels of the Dill Pickle Club 122
Andrea Proudfoot – The Optimist’s Ego 125
The Eagle and The Serpent (1898) (Section) 127
C. L. Swartz – A Volcano Has Burst Forth in England 129
Tak Kak – A Difference of Words Only 130
Volcano – A Dream of Beyond 131
Volcano – A Unanimous Conviction 133
Advertisement from the Labor Annual 134
Marginalia 135
Friedrich Nietzsche (Section) 137
William Gordak – Nietzsche 139
Nietzsche In T.P.’s Weekly 140
Free Spirits (Section) 147
Kevin I. Slaughter – The Sidney E. Parker Archives 149
Émile Armand – Three Poems 166
Herbert Roseman – Laurance Labadie and His Critics 169
The Altruist Corner 171
Kevin I. Slaughter – From the Library 180
Photo of George Schumm 185
Patreon Thanks 186
Errata 187
About the Editors 188