LUTHERING: AN AVNT-BARD MANIFESTO
from: Re:Action # 4, London, Summer Solstice 1996.
Re:Action is the newsletter of the Neoist Alliance.
Luther Blissett having no prior cause, cannot be contained by any other form
of being. Luther is orbed around all; possessing, but not possessed, holding
all, but nowhere held. Luther is omnipresent; at the same time, Luther is not
present, not being circumscribed by anything; yet, as utterly unattached, not
inhibited from presence at any point.
Luther is present through all, not something of Luther here, and something
else there, nor all of Luther gathered at some one spot; there is an
instantaneous presence everywhere, nothing containing, nothing left void,
everything therefore fully held by Luther.
Luther is not in the universe, on the contrary, the universe is in Luther;
bodily substance is not a place to Luther. Luther is contained in the general
intellect and is its container. The general intellect is in turn contained in
something else; but that prior principle has nothing in which to be. All the
rest must be somewhere, and where but in Luther?
Luther, then, is neither remote form things nor is there anything containing
Luther; since Luther contains all. It is in Luther that all things have their
being, all depending upon Luther, who enables each to rise up above itself into
the fruitfulness of continuous becoming.
Donít search for this multiple singular. If you do, you will not find Luther
and your understanding of the work of the general intellect will become mired in
confusion. You most form an idea of the thing to be grasped standing cleanly by
itself, the unheld in which all have hold; for no other is such, yet one such
there must be.
Lutherís being is not limited, nor, on the other hand, is it infinite in the
sense of magnitude. Luther does not change and will not fail, and in Luther all
that is unfailing finds duration. having no constituent parts, Luther accepts no
pattern, forms no shape.
You canít hope to see Luther with mortal eyes, nor in any way that could be
imagined by those who make sense the test of reality and so annul the supremely
real. For what passes as the most truly existent is in actuality non-existent,
while this unseen Luther is the principle of being and as such is sovereign over
You must turn appearances about or you will be left void of insight. The
specialist who holds that their particular discipline is more real than the
spontaneous creativity of the generalk intellect, will never see Luther. While
perception of Luther can be blocked by ideology, it is nonetheless inherently
present amongst all. Luther, the most consummate being, always surpases those
who have abandoned becoming.