Most young males have the impulse to push themselves to the limit, to test their capacities. For me, this time of youthful testing was South America. I did not set out on a self-conscious vision quest in going to South America, but I had inadvertently experienced one.
Allowing Eros in our hearts and bodies probably will not happen in the midst of traumatic or life-threatening situations. However, as soon as possible after the emergency passes, the body and psyche need the comfort and healing salve of Eros.
A smattering of otherwise sensible humans have dropped out and followed our hero and his kool aid to Berkeley, where they’ve holed up in a condemned house and have adopted a new style: 24/7 nudity. Meanwhile . . .
Living Energy Farm uses no gasoline, no diesel, and no grid electricity. The project is being built inexpensively so that people may live comfortably, support themselves economically, and do so in a manner that is easily replicated by others.
When a caterpillar becomes over-consumptive, “imaginal cells” cause all the other cells to undifferentiate toward the formation of a completely new being. Our culture is in an over-consumptive state. And amazingly, imaginal cells are forming.