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From Animal Mythologies to an Antibiologistic Animal Sociology.

This is an antibiologistic, nonhuman associational, species-subjectivist project that applies > subjective activism.

The project works as an online-publication by the Edition Farangis, founded by Farangis G. Yegane.

Editors are Tschördy Gita Yegane Arani and Lothar Yegane Arani Prenzel.

Our work is dedicated to our congenial nonhuman partners Tschördy II, Keshmesh, Zal and Rostam, and the other nonhuman and human friends ... !

Edition Farangis, Gruppe Messel


  1. Edition Farangis: Animal Autonomy E-Reader (en) materials on animal sociology and a non-biologistic approach to an analysis of species-derogation, environmental ethics, and placing oneself as "human" within that map |
  2. E-Reader: Gruppe Messel (ger) Textsammlung zu Tierautonomie, Tiersoziologie, Umweltethik und Menschseinsfragen |
  3. Philozoe (ger) ein E-Blätterwald über Bildschaffung, Mythologien und Subjektsein |
  4. Philozoe (en) an e-journal on image creation, mythologies and experiencing subjectivity |
  5. Simorghi (persian / multiling.) a philosophical journal on secular mysticism and iranian culture |
  6. Tschördy, Azadeh und Saline (ger / multiling.) ein autoethnografisches Journal über unser (Subjekt-eines-Lebens-) Sein für Tierrechte |
  7. Tierautonomie (ger / en) society, conflict and the anthropogenic dilemma ... eine Publikationsreihe die sich dem Thema: Gesellschaft, Konflikt und das anthopogene Dilemma widmet |
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Visual Opinions Workshop

Tierrechte und antibiologistische Tiersoziologie

  1. Roundabout / In neuen Territorien denken / Gruppe Messel ein Tierrechtsdiskurs vor dem Hintergund antibiologisischer Tiersoziologie und Seins-Pluralität |
  2. Overview ... ein Überblick über gefeaturete Autor*innen |
  3. unsere neue Seite über Tiersoziologie, Tierobjektifizierung und kontexulalisierte Umweltethik (Baumschutz)

Working towards an antibiologistic animal sociology:

  1. Civilized Objects Animal Rights Ethics fundamentally and basically |
  2. Nice*Swine freestyle philosophy and secular mysticism (English and German) |

zur ökosozialen Praxis

  1. Der (vegane) bunte Hund Infos zur veganen Praxis |
  2. ( ... in Planung ... ist ein noch ein Blog, der sich explizit auf ökosozialen Umweltschutz, Baumschutz und Insektenschutz bezieht)

Takes on social discomfort, social classism and things (engl. / german)

  1. Würde, Denkvielfalt und Kommunikation Wenn der Diskriminierungshebel auf Kogntives abzielt / discrimination targetting all the mental and cognitive sides |
  2. Entnetzung und zivilgesellschaftliche Kommunikation, Sprache und Abgrenzung / drawing the lines languagewise |

Autoenthografisches / autoethnogaphic notes (engl. / german)

  1. You and Me Unser Online-Tagebuch und eine Liebeserklärung an unsere Familie und Freunde / our online diary and declaration of love to our family and friends |

Archiving and other web projects

Projects that we host and that we stand in close context with:

  1. Miriam Y. Arani sociological and methodological research on photography under nazi-rule/occupation |
  2. Manuchehr Jamali — secular mysticism and a philosophical analyses of the ancient roots of iranian culture |

What's the title of this project all about?

Simorgh is a mythical bird, a mythical animal like we find so enormously many in probably every human culture/civilization. The common interpretation of mythical animals goes often into the direction of totemism, metaphorism, and symbolism, etc. If we take a new look at history, from an Animal Rights angle, we can come to different definitions of that what those animal myths probably contained in terms of ethical standpoints towards nonhuman animals.

Such a different look will take us into deeper layers of folk tales and oral traditions, and foremostly it will take us deeper into the morals thereof. These type of materials are definitely not the easiest to untangle, but some 'golden threads' within moral cultural constructs do help.

We picked the bird Simorgh as our basically "random choice" for taking a representative for all such mythical embodiments of nonhumans in secular historical folklore. You'll find some background about the bird in much of our web contents. Our approach to the mythical bird Simorgh does not have a lot in common with the common, popular images of that bird as a figure torn from the substantiality of mythology, that usially fit animality into typical hegemonic anthropocentric perceptions of the nonhuman world.

Here is a short intro about Animal Portrayals in mythology.

Copyright © 2024, Gita Marta Yegane Arani and Lothar Yegane Arani / Tschördy Palang LY and Lothar Prenzel. All rights reserved. Contact: mail [at] simorgh [dot] de or niceswine [at] gmail [dot] com.