Lover's Cross

There are times in our lives when we need something that we just can't obtain by ourselves. Whether it be acceptance, guidance, understanding, or even something on a more spiritual plane of existence. There are many ways in which we may be able to obtain these things with other's help, but one of the best ways I've found is through suspension. Suspension isn't something to take lightly though. While some may consider it to be an unholy act, and others consider it a holy act. There are those who view it as a means to understanding themselves and the world ... read more

DMT, Forehead Pulls, And Friendship Show The True Nature Of The Universe

I'm about to describe an experience that is patently dangerous and irresponsible. You will read about hook play (ie. suspension, pulling, etc.) where the participants have been drinking alcohol heavily. If you do this, you will first of all bleed a lot more than usual, putting those around you at increased risk of being contaminated by your blood, as well as you being contaminated by the others involved. Impaired thinking also increases the chance of making mistakes, both in controlling contamination, and in making judgement calls about safety. All that said, drinking and drug use is most definitely an element ... read more

"Hanging" Out With Friends

"Hanging" Out With Friends"Forget everything you know about suspension" - Adrian The sun was beating down on us as we walked into the barn. The countryside was devoid of people, and the grass was like a river's tide. Meeting Jason within, we started preparing for the day. He had already planned on setting up the back of his father's pickup truck to accommodate for people. Wrought iron pot-holders and volumes of National Geographic Magazines lined the truck bed. There was a hole in the ceiling above it, which allowed for the suspension rig, which is constructed out of a metal ... read more

I'm Flying High!

I thought about writing about my first suspension at the ritesofpassage bbq on September 21st 2002. I felt it was time to finally suspend and to try and understand this unique experience. Those that I have talked to about their first time just tend to smile and start saying wow what an experience. Most just say that can't really explain it in words. I'm hoping to try to recreate my experience and hopefully allow others to Understand what it feels like. I saw my first live suspension at the Toronto BME BBQ's when the Iwascured group was still using the ... read more

fishing line cradle (a pseudo-suspensio)

Ok, I know this is probably going to piss at least one person off. But, what can I say? I?m gonna share it anyways. Ever since I first saw suspensions I have been curious of this extreme ritual. Then, when I discovered BME, a whole new resource came to life for me. After researching the topic, checking in at the TSD website, reading some books like Modern Primitives, and really researching the life of Fakir Musafar, I really had a yearning for experiencing this. However, I really don?t have enough connections to do it right. And I am not about ... read more

Blood Fetish

Well, I have this one friend who I used to think as pretty strange. I had her over one night and she was first telling me about her suspension. (I wont go into that, because it was rather boring.) Anyway she wanted to try and do her own tattoo with cutting and inking. I told her that I would also like to do that, it sounded really cool. We did not have any of the materials needed to do it that night, so we planned to get together next weekend. So she comes over with a shitload of stuff. (rubbing ... read more

BBQ fun

The day stared off a little slow. The previous night had been tiring. A visit was made to see my brother's new lady friend at Stigmata the piercing studio where she is apprenticing. After talking for a bit, I decided to have her pierce my nipples. which took longer than i thought it would. after we went to et some pizza. later on we all retired for the evening to watch some really bad movies, the worst of which was "The Reanimator" a movie about a scientist that uses "drugs" took resart the chemical processes of the brain. the rest ... read more

Modern Primitives and Body Modification

nter>Modern Primitives and Body Modification An Examination of Pain, the Body and Resistance in a Contemporary EuroAmerican Subculture By Anja Nyberg, Anthropology B. Sc. [email protected] Contents 1) Abstract 2) Introduction 3) The Body and Pain in EuroAmerican Discourse     3.1 Pain     3.2 The Body     3.3 Summary 4) Case Study - Modern Primitives and Body Modification     4.1 "Modern Primitives" and "Modern Primitivism"     4.2 The Emergence of the Modern Primitives and the Body Modification "Revival"     4.3 The "Modern" and the "Primitive"     4.4 Modern Primitive Body Modification and the Relation to the "Mainstream" 5) Discussion     5.1 Modern Primitive Understandings of Pain     5.2 Modern Primitive ... read more

Peircings seem to spread, Just can't get enuff

A lot of people seem to think they "NEED" more piercing. It's not a need, it's a want. Like a lot of others, im addicted to them. You just cant seem to get enough. The majority of us just start off with our ears. Back in the day, if you will. Then we learned that we can pierce just about anything. For me, i started off with my ears. It was when i was about 5 or 6 years old. And im sure most can relate to this. then About 4 years ago, my friend kristen in high school, asked ... read more

Emotional turmoil? Get pierced!!!

I remember it all very clearly. I had been dating a beautiful young woman who, believe it or not, actually shared the same views on body mods that I did. She was with me when I had my septum pierced and it was like sharing an extremely deep and personal experience with her, I assumed it was another way for us to grow closer together. I guess not. She had been pretty much ignoring me and just treating me like shit for a week solid and I was in emotional hell. I needed a way to relieve all this stress ... read more

Back to Top