Sunday, September 24, 2006
spiritual rubber wearing....?
for me the wearing of latex is part of a transformation process. it takes me deeper into the doll i am striving to be. others perhaps its just fashion, a passing trend like rollerskates.
a new section of The International Associate of Rubberists is the Metakink Institute to explore these aspects in a public space.
here's his post on the importance of rituals:
Rituals have been around since the dawn of humanity. The earliest ritual was probably the burying of dead family members.
Rituals are always symbolic in nature and are usually intended to reinforce or solidify the traditions of a community.
Rituals serve to focus the attention of a group on some important idea or event by imbuing it with a ceremonial nature which makes it "special".
The act of participating in a ritual is a statement of affiliation by each participant.
Rituals strengthen the bonding, cohesiveness and unity of the participants.
Rituals can be used to mark and formalize the beginning and end of a particular event or activity. In a Rubber Temple environment, the act of, for example, putting on or taking off special "ceremonial" rubber gloves by all participants could mark the beginning and end of a formal meeting, ceremony or service.
One of the most common rituals is the handshake. Shaking hands whilst wearing rubber gloves by two Rubberists could symbolize unity of purpose. Mimicking the putting on of a rubber glove before shaking could be a secret, esoteric ritual between them in a public place.
The symbolism in a ritual is seldom arbitrarily created by the participants nor dictated by logic or necessity, but is usually proscribed by some superior,higher ranking entity that is external to them.
ataraxia: n. peace of mind; self-acceptance
My catsuit is my personal Temple!
(What is yours?)
so do go join in and add your input there.