Sunday, August 03, 2003

We Are Not Normal
by Skald

"The usual person is more than content, he is even proud, to remain within the indicated bounds of society, and popular belief gives him every reason to fear so much as the first step into the unexplored"
-- Joseph Campbell

We are mutants. Timothy Leary called us "novelty seekers". Tom Peters -"rapid mutators". Kerouac called us the "dharma bums". What is clear is that we aren't normal. We are not content to remain within the strict bounds of society. We are not content to be wage-slaves or land serfs. We are not content to work, consume, and die. We are not content to be passive drones, TV addicts, emotional retards. We are not content to obey and conform. We are not content to live the same day, every day, for another 30,40,50,60,70 years.

We're a motley bunch: travelers, writers, shamans, artists, healers, Gypsies, slackers, hoboes, visionaries, poets, heroes, outlaws, pilgrims, blasphemers, psychonauts, explorers. What we share is a thirst for freedom and ecstasy-- and a refusal to live anyone's life but our own.

We roam the wilds and backroads... follow the highway routes...

We search for baraka... for satori moments...

We gather in secret.... we migrate alone and together...

To the Far East pilgrim paths.... to hidden sanctuaries... moving and living between the fissures of the suburban edifice: invisible and free...

Walkers of the spirit realms

"It is not society that is to save the creative hero, but precisely the reverse." -- Joseph Campbell

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