The Journey itself is the adventure.
Moreover, the more fixated we are on the destination the less awake we are in the here and now.
Who i am determines what i do.
Who i am is revealed in everything i do.
Religions are psychological tools that help us to mobilize our psycho-energy to more effectively focus on our psychological needs.
And, like all religions, Animism both reveals and expresses our psychological needs and deficiencies.
But like all religions, Animism is only a potential realization.
Look at the existential teachings of Jesus, and now consider how many of the two billion Christians actually live those teachings, and realize the experience of its existential potential.
World-wide,,, perhaps no more than a couple of hundred truely consider the lillies of the field and live not for the 'morrow.
Don't worry about being rude.
Many consider me rude, because of the provocative things i say, and the blunt way i say them.
The things i say are not personal, but universal trends in which i'm included.
Moreover, we resent being reminded of the hairy smelly primate facts of life, because our egos work over-time deceptively draping them from our conscious minds.
Remember, in competitive social hierarchies, a primate's most effective social strategy is deception.
And unfortunately no, i am deadly serious.
Is Van Gough linked to "The Starry Night"?!
Civilization is an intimate expression of our very psyche.
Civilization is a psycho-pathology.
A psycho-pathology whose infectious momentum is constantly increasing as it is handed down from one generation to the next for the last 500 generations.
Fears and insecurities that become neurotic inner-conflicts, preoccupying our sub-conscious minds with desperate insecure sex and aggression that deeply motivates our behavioral patterns.
Mass neurosis, that we attempt to hide with our collective psychosis of rationalized and justified delusions and denials which becomes the deceptive civilized drapery of hierarchical business, religion, and politics.
In other words the civilized reality we simply call normality.
Civilization is the collapse.
Civilization is the collapse of a balanced to an imbalanced psycho-dynamic.
Civilization is merely a symptom, not the psycho-dynamic root-cause.
Psycho-pathic civilization has a built-in escape; it's called civilization's universal death-drive.
We are all part of this great-escape; the un-conscious psycho-pathic death-drive which keeps us in rythm with civilization's funeral-march to mass self-destruction.
The inevitable suicide of the psycho-path's chronic suffering.
Who are you thinking of, the Mayan, the Olmecs?
Their cities may have collapsed, their numbers may have dwindled, their original language may have disapeared, but civilization remained etched in their psyches to this day as they continued not only agriculture, but the psycho-sexual organization of aggression and hierarchy.
Comparing the cognitive ease of learning a new language with the theraputic difficulties of curing the massive psycho-pathology of 6.5 billion inmates when the doctors are also inmates of the same assylum, is sugar-coating a deadly situation.
If the difficulties outlined here does not excite one with the challenge, but rather discourages one, then maybe one should re-think re-wilding.
Re-wilding is for the fearless who can face the hairy smelly truth about themselves.
And think about all the love and empathy that happens everday all around us in this world despite our irrational fears and insecurities.
So true, and in the '60s and '70s, Alan Watts was one of the counter-culture's wildest and most insightful influences.
I strongly recommend Alan Watt's "The Book: or the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Really Are", as well as "Psycho-Therapy East and West".
And, if you think his books are wild, his audio-tapes are mesmerizing.