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Nov. 10th, 2006 | 03:35 pm
posted by: xfotisx in anarkospiritual

Hi everyone, great community! I personally don't have a 'curriculum vitae' in anarchism or anything like that... I understand anarcho-spirituality as the state when one forgets about names, culture, color, race, ideals..Then what's left is something that doesn't know about 'good' or 'bad', Proudhon, Bakunin or Tolstoy and his 'christian anarchism'.

If I had to place myself somewhere, I'd say it's more of a green anarchism, social ecology stand. I think there is a lot of un-learning to do before we can qualify ourselves as spiritual beings.Thanks for reading and looking forward to some interesting conversations. Keep the community active!

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hédonisme libertaire

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from: mmoneurere
date: Nov. 11th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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I understand anarcho-spirituality as the state when one forgets about names, culture, color, race, ideals..

The trouble with "forgetting" race, gender, culture, etc. is that it makes these things -- or at least the systems of oppression which use them as justification -- impossible to dismantle. Ignoring race isn't an anti-racist position; it's the liberal, racist-enabling thing to do. More important is to recognize race, to recognize gender, to recognize class, while at the same time recognizing their contingency and staying aware of how many destructive patterns they have authorized -- and how ultimately, they are illusory.

I like to keep my spirituality focused on more awareness, not less -- and that means going for the "big picture" without losing track of the "little things" and illusions which still have severe effects on people's lives.

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xIt Never Rainsx

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from: xfotisx
date: Nov. 12th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Of course, 'recognize' - you are right...

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from: super_weasel
date: Nov. 12th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
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I like the way you put this.

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