Month: May 2020

Rubber fetish as a “Practice”

Our culture is obsessively oriented to accomplish goals. So much so, in fact, that we miss the richness of the striving.

While important for base survival (food, clothing, shelter) an obsessively goal oriented society is very prone to disenchantment because of all their efforts are focused on the future rather than Being Here Now.
Being here now is on the path, not arriving at the destination.
A “practice” has a goal of continually becoming better at something without end. The goal is to be better now, not later, nor is it to reach some destination. A “practice” is ongoing.
If there is a goal to a practice, it must remain somewhere on the path.
Practicing implies growing. It implies exploration, experimentation, learning, and pioneering. It is a search for meaning that is ongoing.
A practice is not a means to an end; it IS the end.
A “spiritual practice” implies exploration of consciousness to expand perceptions of reality on an unending basis.
“Practicing” our rubber fetish gives it meaning. It makes it a “spiritual practice”.
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Total Enclosure as Archetypal Fantasy

Total Enclosure as Archetypal Fantasy

Many Rubberists share a common fantasy about being completely covered in rubber from head to toe, often for extended periods. They have a compulsion to seal every bit of their body into this material, often to the point of obsession. Some envision elaborate rubber suits of latex equipped with various breathing and fluid tubes, catheters, gags, gasmasks, pumps and other devices for life support. The goal is total exclusion of all perception of the external world as much as possible to allow becoming totally immersed in the rubber fetish milieu. It is a quest for a state of deep mindful immersion, of profound absorption in an ineffable, and  transcendent altered state of consciousness often described as “RubberSpace” and which clearly has a spiritual dimension. There may even be suggestions of a mystical experience at times.
This practice is known as “Total Enclosure” (TE) and is quite common to deeper, more advanced Rubberists.  The general theme of TE is so prevalent in Rubberist fantasy literature that it is probably archetypal in the Jungian sense of the word. 

While Total Enclosure may not be your forte, keep these two things in mind of those who practice it:  (1) It’s harmless. It won’t hurt or affect you. (2) the practitioners of it enjoy doing it very deeply. 

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