Raves are huge parties, not night club events. Raves transcend the whole rock-n-roll scene. Thousands of people young, old, black, white, yellow, red, male, female all dance together and experience oneness and timelessness where all the confinements of the rat race fall away. It’s not about how cool you look or who you are; it’s all about the dance. It’s not a meat market either. Ravers are too busy dancing and connecting on a universal level to get caught up in sexual games. People say they feel very safe at raves and this allows them to completely be themselves. Many feel so safe that they let their inner child run free. There’s also an experience of self-empowerment and connectedness that carries over after the rave. One raver said that before going to a rave, he used to be belligerent to strangers and now he is much more open and accepting of others.
The experience of oneness and complete connectedness with everyone at a rave comes through the music (Electronica, House, Techno, etc…) One theory is that the fast regular rhythm of techno music simulates the heartbeat. An interview with BT, Brian Transeau, talks about “Organic Electronic” music. He talks about how indigenous cultures dance to a drum beat that is 4-7 wave cycles per second which corresponds to the theta state, producing an experience of heightened states of awareness and creativity.
The point of view of this documentary is extremely spiritual, loving and all about self-empowerment and as a result is immensely uplifting.
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