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Hakim Bey is the pen name of Peter Lamborn Wilson, a controversial American anarchist and public paedophile. His political theories have had a major influence on early Net culture and the Burning Man festival. Because of the popularity of "The Temporary Autonomous Zone," some zines and scholarly journals (e.g., MIT Press) have attempted to obscure or hide some of the nastier aspects of Hakim Bey's persona. Many of his ideas would be considered abhorent by members of the zine community.
According to Wikipedia: The pseudonym may or may not have been a name-of-convenience or collective pseudonym used by other radical writers since the 1970s  and is a combination of the Arabic word for 'wise man' and a last name common in the Moorish Science Temple.
Hakim Bey is the author of the Temporary Autonomous Zone, Immediatism, and other essays. He continues to publish books and essays, both as '"Hakim Bey'" and as Peter Lamborn Wilson, including: Pirate Utopias, and Sacred Drift: Essays on the Margins of Islam.
He spent two years living in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and seven years in Iran, where he was affiliated with the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy.
Hakim Bey's theory of the Net ("the totality of all information and communication transfer") and the Web ("the non-hierarchic network") actually predates the invention of the World Wide Web. Bey insists that the Web, as he defines it, is not dependent on computers or technology. Despite his Luddite tendencies, Bey's political theories were widely embraced by cyber-utopians. His essays became quite popular during the Nineties tech boom.
Hakim Bey's writings have been reprinted in numerous zines (T.A.Z. is anti-copyright), and he has contributed to zines such as Popular Reality, Factsheet Five, and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. At the same time, he has been a contributor to the NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) bulletin since 1986, where some of his better known essays first appeared.
He remains a "controversial" figure within the anarchist mileau, due to being a member and contributor to NAMBLA. Robert P. Helms, editor of Guinea Pig Zero has criticized The Brooklyn Rail for publishing interviews with "a public paedophile."
The late Murray Bookchin (author of "Post-scarcity Anarchism") dismissed Bey's ideas as irrational "lifestyle anarchism."
- Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed
- Popular Reality
- Factsheet Five
- The NAMBLA Bulletin
- The Moorish Science Monitor
- Fag Rag
- Mondo 2000
- Exquisite Corpse
- Bolo Log
- Science and Technology in Islam (1976)
- Angels (1980)
- Loving Boys: Semiotext(e) Special
- CHAOS: The Broadsheets of Ontological Anarchism (1985)
- TAZ: The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism (1991)
- Immediatism (1992, 1994)
- Sacred Drift: Essays on the Margins of Islam (1993)
- Pirate Utopias (1995)
- Millenium (1996)
- Escape from the Nineteenth Century (1998)
- Wild Children (1998) (co-editor, with Dave Mandl)
- Avant Gardening: Ecological Struggle in the City & the World (1999) (co-editor, with Bill Weinberg)
- Orgies Of The Hemp Eaters (2004) (co-editor with Abel Zug)
- Gothick Institutions (2005)