Friday, September 25, 2009
Culture is made of Ideas. Culture can be said to be the result of a collaboration of individual illusions dancing to the same projected experience. In order to experience true reality we must leave behind our senses to some extent.
The Shaman is an individual who usually was literally pushed outside of the tribe because of their inability to interact with the community according to the collaborative cultural illusion. But were revered because of the perspective this pure position in consciousness provided for those within the culture/tribe seeking a fresh paradigm. Which came in handy when attempting to predict the weather, heal the sick or contact the dead.
At this phase of our collective consciousness I do believe that culture, like religion, may be necessary for most. These schemes not only comfort the fragile consciousness as it navigates through the laws of perception fabricated by prior cultural engineers and gives one a guide into particular versions of enlightenment. But they also provide a kind of scaffolding for the consciousness to traverse into higher states of more complete, even simple awareness. Suddenly arriving at awareness is impossible without doing the work of first collecting Understanding which is a true sense of the higher self and can be said to be evidence of actually seeing. Cultural tolerance nurtures a compassion that understands that all religions and ideas are true for that individual at that specific time. Until the person reaches for their own cultural compassion it's difficult to inspire another's concept of reality into a new realm. These new realms must meet consciousness in order for new ideas to be born. I believe Hip Hop Knows this intuitively..Its time to insert this understanding into our language, into our art.