Thursday, April 23, 2009

Zinnia: Harbin Transforms Space and Time, Now, Clothing-Optionalness

Does Harbin, and especially its pools, also transform space and time to 'here' and 'now,' in the counter-cultural milieu of Harbin?


The focus on 'now' emerges from the 1960s and 70s, as well as spiritual traditions of the East, in particular {and Heart Consciousness Church}. This focus on 'now' is in Ishvara's book "Oneness in Living," and in other Harbin writings, as well. This 'now' focus is also more 'in the air,' in my experience, at Harbin, than, for example, in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Harbin's clothing-optionalness (also emerging from the 1960s in unique ways, and for unique reasons - as a form of protest against wearing clothes, and an expression of freedom) makes attraction significant there, bringing people into the present in still a different way.

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