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Friday, October 07, 2016

Another category bestseller

While I'm very pleased to be informed that THE NINE LAWS, Castalia's new mindset book by Ivan Throne, has hit #1 in the Consciousness and Thought category, I am more than a little amused to see that two of the top three Gender Studies books are a) The Nine Laws and b) Gorilla Mindset.

Who would could have possibly imagined something like this happening back in the days when the chief adversary of the blog was Amanda Marcotte and the Pandagonian feminists? And now there are not one, but TWO Castalia House authors dominating the Gender Studies bestsellers.

From the reviews of THE NINE LAWS:
  • Ivan provides a counterpunch to the weakness permeating our culture.
  • This isn't a book written by some nobody who's lived an easy life and speaks only about theory. Rather, his struggles and endeavors have taught him firsthand how brutal the world can be and what you must do to survive and thrive.
  • "If you love Game of Thrones, this is the self-help book for you! P.S. You're gonna die." His pain is your gain.
  • This book is NOT for everybody. It reads like a gathering storm, and deals in hard truths.

On a tangential note, the first Castalia House "Revolution in Science Fiction" t-shirts are now available from Dark Lord Designs. I'd be interested in knowing what other Castalia-related designs might be of interest to the Ilk. Anything is possible, from There Will Be War covers to red Van Creveld Che shirts. I'd like a half-hex 4GW-logo baseball cap myself.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous vales3 October 07, 2016 8:23 AM  

I will tear into THE NINE LIVES this weekend. The shirt looks great. Sign me up for a 4GW baseball cap as well. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous Galactic Starfleets of Deplorable Spartacus October 07, 2016 8:35 AM  

Congratulations to Castalia House again!

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core we learn-
https://infogalactic.com/info/Castalia_House

Bestsellers
Castalia House has published a number of Amazon category bestsellers.

A History of Strategy: From Sun Tzu to William S. Lind by Martin van Creveld. #1 in Strategy

4th Generation Warfare Handbook by William S. Lind and LtCol Gregory Thiele. #1 in Strategy, #1 in Terrorism

SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by Vox Day. #1 in Politics, #1 Political Philosophy

Cuckservative by Vox Day and John Red Eagle. #1 in Philosophy, #1 in Politics, #1 in Nationalism

The Missionaries by Owen Stanley. #1 in Humor, #1 in Literary Satire

Grow or Die by David the Good. #1 in Gardening

The Nine Laws by Ivan Throne. #1 in Consciousness and Thought

Loki's Child by Fenris Wulf. #1 in Dark Humor
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And for Ivan Throne, if you happen by, thank you for having dinner with your father. That was an excellent decision.

Blogger VoodooJock October 07, 2016 8:57 AM  

Even though I'm not a card-carrying member, a logo for the Dread Ilk would be cool to display. It'd definitely work on a baseball cap. Same for the Vile Faceless Minions.

Maybe a sports logo spoof (like the Major League War ones popular with the military) for the "Evil League of Evil"? It could replace the sports logos on the back of the hat, and be one to display alone.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier October 07, 2016 9:11 AM  

I would think people would like the "There Will Be War" covers, as those pictures have almost all be amazingly awesome, but I'm not a clothes guy as my last purchase was bib overalls and work boots

Anonymous Shaken not Stirred October 07, 2016 9:28 AM  

Read Gorilla, halfway through Laws.

I like his embrace of the Dark Triad. Something tells me it will be necessary quite soon.

Anonymous Helton Strom October 07, 2016 9:28 AM  

For a publisher created to be (plants tongue firmly in cheek) a vanity press for right-wing Hate-Sci-Fi, you sure have managed to manufacture best-sellers in an awful lot of categories that are not SF... eight down, how many more to go?

Blogger VD October 07, 2016 9:35 AM  

Haven't nailed a #1 in Epic Fantasy yet. Well, not #1 PAID, which is what counts. That's the next objective.

Anonymous fop October 07, 2016 9:48 AM  

I'm holding out for a Mindset/Gender Studies book from David the Good.

Anonymous Helton Strom October 07, 2016 10:14 AM  

@8 - Fop, are you looking to compost feminists? Talk about barren ground; you may as well salt the earth.

Blogger Orville October 07, 2016 10:37 AM  

Marketing genius! Who would have thought to target a male mindset book on the gender studies keywords in Amazon!

Just curious, was that intentional, or a happy accident?

Anonymous Anonymous-9 October 07, 2016 10:55 AM  

I'm watching Cernovich and Throne with interest. I see a new "thought movement" taking shape just as Dale Carnegie led with his ideas during the Great Depression, and Louise Hay and others fueled the New Age and self help movements. Why is it taking shape? Because young people see where many policies and ideas of the last twenty years are going to end. Just this morning I read an article in the Daily Beast about how "young people are getting screwed" when it comes to social security. Right now people of all political persuasions are just starting to wake up, and Cernovich and Throne are in at the grassroots, answering the call for a new paradigm. In my opinion, Vox is also setting a new paradigm through this blog, although his philosophy hasn't been gathered into one volume yet (encompassing faith, religion, masculinity etc) I see that this new movement begins with men and a reclamation of masculinity, but it will spread into a women's version and a children's version too.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 07, 2016 11:40 AM  

fop wrote:I'm holding out for a Mindset/Gender Studies book from David the Good.

I too would purchase Compost Everyxhe by David the Good.

Anonymous Helton Strom October 07, 2016 11:53 AM  

"Castalia House: Unofficial Publisher of the Alt-Right
Composting our enemies since 2014"

(or, alternatively: "we burn witches only on sustainably-grown wood"

Blogger VD October 07, 2016 11:58 AM  

Marketing genius! Who would have thought to target a male mindset book on the gender studies keywords in Amazon!

Mike Cernovich. He is a marketing genius.

Just curious, was that intentional, or a happy accident?

Intentional. I'm smart enough to follow the lead of a genius.

Blogger Orville October 07, 2016 12:22 PM  

I'm watching and learning for when I publish my small contribution to the movement.

Blogger bearspaw October 07, 2016 12:27 PM  

Any delivery boats stopping in Canada?

Anonymous Not Obvious. October 07, 2016 1:32 PM  

Good job toping the coveted "Consciousness & Thought" category. Most can only dream.

Blogger Thucydides October 07, 2016 1:44 PM  

Gender studies? WTF?

Blogger Mr. Bee October 07, 2016 1:48 PM  

The worse "revolutionary" artwork-symbolism EVAH.

Blogger residentMoron October 07, 2016 2:03 PM  

I'm definitely on for that T-Shirt. Love the design. Love the message.

And up there with Naomi Wolf! Delicious.

Blogger VD October 07, 2016 2:13 PM  

The worse "revolutionary" artwork-symbolism EVAH.

It all depends upon what the establishment is, doesn't it.

Anonymous crypto.fashion October 07, 2016 2:41 PM  

bearspaw, if you (or anyone else) is looking for a t-shirt in Canada, try now.

Blogger Mr. Bee October 07, 2016 5:21 PM  

It all depends upon what the establishment is, doesn't it.

True. Down with the inspirational graphic design establishment! Bastards to a man!

Anonymous Galactic Starfleets of Deplorable Spartacus October 07, 2016 5:24 PM  

VD wrote:Marketing genius! Who would have thought to target a male mindset book on the gender studies keywords in Amazon!

Mike Cernovich. He is a marketing genius.


The entertainment value add- priceless.


VD wrote:The worse "revolutionary" artwork-symbolism EVAH.

It all depends upon what the establishment is, doesn't it.


Prompting a hurr durr look up. https://infogalactic.com/info/Castalia

Castalia could inspire the genius of poetry to those who drank her waters or listened to their quiet sound; the sacred water was also used to clean the Delphian temples.

Anonymous BGKB October 07, 2016 6:06 PM  

Marketing genius! Who would have thought to target a male mindset book on the gender studies keywords in Amazon

Just think of all the triggering.

Anonymous Ivan Throne October 07, 2016 6:41 PM  

With great thanks to everyone...

...The Nine Laws has just hit the #1 Kindle Bestseller slot in Philosophy.

Regards,

Ivan

Anonymous Noah Nehm October 07, 2016 7:20 PM  

OT, but there *is* a "Got Ilk" T-Shirt!

Anonymous Kudos The Lexecutioner October 07, 2016 7:39 PM  

I love that the Crypto Fashion logo subtly references the pennyfarthing logo from Patrick McGoohan's classic 1960s anti-authoritarian TV show "The Prisoner."

Blogger One Man's Chorus October 07, 2016 7:44 PM  

Why would you promote an author who brags about being a psychopath?

Blogger James Dixon October 07, 2016 8:32 PM  

> Why would you promote an author who brags about being a psychopath?

Why does the SFWA promote the works of known and suspected pedophiles?

Blogger VD October 07, 2016 8:37 PM  

Why would you promote an author who brags about being a psychopath?

Because, unlike you, I understand metaphor.

Anonymous AndrewB October 07, 2016 10:41 PM  

Castalia House:

Grabbing Them by the Pussy Since 2014

Blogger One Man's Chorus October 08, 2016 12:52 AM  

Because, unlike you, I understand metaphor.

Let the author, who has commented here, come forward and confirm this. Does he think of "dark triad" traits metaphorically, or does he want men to emulate the behavior of psychopaths and narcissists to get ahead in life?

My impression is that he sees the world in Darwinian terms and these psychological traits as survival mechanisms. Perhaps his Darwinian worldview is a "metaphor" too.

Blogger One Man's Chorus October 08, 2016 12:53 AM  

Why does the SFWA promote the works of known and suspected pedophiles?

Because they're degenerates.

Anonymous Ivan Throne October 08, 2016 1:42 PM  

@33: There are three perspectives on the dark triad traits.

A) The colloquial man-in-the-street understanding, which is essentially ignorant and unhelpful. Psychopaths are feared and misunderstood; narcissists are loathed and hated; Machiavellians are despised and avoided.

B) The clinical understanding that views each trait as a spectrum, ranging from disorder and mental illness to extreme competence and singular performance on the other.

C) The view I put forth in The Nine Laws, which aligns well with at least two of the most prominent dark triad researchers in academia (one of which is reviewing the book): it is an evolution of human capacity.

Your mileage may vary.

To correctly understand my perspective and what I teach, it is important to drop the concept of moral freight as applied to utility. Guns are not evil; nuclear weapons do not fantasize in their MIRVs; the sword cares not who it cuts.

Human beings who evolve - whether through natural inclination (inherent, bred), experience (inflicted, trauma), practice (instilled, trained) or any combination of the three - into this more powerful state are similar in that respect.

Power is not a moral quality. It is the thought, word and deed of the wielder who applies it to outcomes that determines creation or destruction.

If you adhere to the colloquial definition of terms, you remain stuck in unhelpful illusion.

If you go no further than the typical clinical experience, you are barred from pushing through to places where most men will not go.

The Nine Laws are the result of more than forty years of experience with blending all three into one.

What works for one man may or may not work for another.

Your mileage will inevitably vary.

Read The Nine Laws, and you will - whether you agree or not with my conclusions - attain an inside perspective from my own experiences.

Regards,

Ivan

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit October 13, 2016 4:36 AM  

Read free or die.

The don't tread on me serpent + Castalia logo.

Godspeed.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit October 13, 2016 4:37 AM  

N.B. vector graphic to your spec provided gratis if you offer it.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit October 13, 2016 4:37 AM  

N.B. vector graphic to your spec provided gratis if you offer it.

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