Monday, July 24, 2006

tribal ritual.

as civilised men in a culture of personal knowledge and learning we are unfamiliar with the power of the tribe. our only brush with the power of raw humanity is at the football match, if we ever have the opportunity to go. there are really no other places we can go to feel the surge of humanity responding to the gestures of few if not one man. everywhere else outside of "civilisation" men know this power and involve themselves in practices whereby groups or even one or two people come together for the express purpose of creating an altered state of perception where we slip the bounds of what our five basic senses tell us is real.
we experience a trancendance through ritual that allows us to open new doors and look into new worlds of potential, insight and healing.
the civilised man is alone, physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually and his time is winding down. soon there is going to be an end to this game of "civilsation" because it`s too expensive for the spirit to be deprived.
millions of spiritually bankrupt people are living in the cities of the world kept from the rhythm of the earth beneath thier feet by the bureaucrats who want to control people`s efforts for thier own gain.
when we get back to the ritual and listen to the voices of the spirits we will get the answers and the way out of this....................

2 comments:

Yves said...

Yes, important stuff here. But for me, the altered states of perception do not arise through any group ritual but in solitary contemplation, communion with Nature, challenging every cultural or social "given", taking away all belief & self-compulsion till there is only inchoate experience.

dr.alistair said...

for most the altered state either comes through short, sharp, shock or through group ritual or drugs. to search out a solitary path is rare and admirable. it is the artist`s way...........