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Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/24/13 11:08:19PM
66 posts

Has anyone taken the Nazarite vow?


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Yes it is supposed to be binding, but I think that's why I havn't taken any vows haha because I'm aware that my mind could change at any time, so it's kind of like with tattoos, I dont tthink that I could get one unless I thought about a certain one for years.

Same thing with this vow, I don't think It's something that I am willing to take at the moment. I don't knowif I am called to do it. I know that I want to be pure in a world that grows increasingly less pure, but I'm not too sure if maybe the world is so unpure because of all the vows through out history? I dont know maybe I'm not making any sense hahaha

It's interested me for a while though, but I wouldn't take the vow without seriously considering it and thinking about it for a long time.

soaring eagle said:

isnt a vow suposed to be binding but its only as binding as your commitment to it

look at preists that take a vow of celibacy then rape alterboys

a vows a personal choice and its yoiur choice to honour and commit to it

many people vow revenge on those who wrong them and these vows eat them up inside

these vows are made hastily and oiut of anger totake a vow to be more pure more holy whatever takes more contempo]lation you dont do it on a whim or out of an emotional responce but because you feel a calling

Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/24/13 10:43:06PM
66 posts

Has anyone taken the Nazarite vow?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Why did you take it? I forgot to ask this.

NaturalDreads01 said:

the grapes part becomes interesting in public.. people always question me when I make sure there isn't any grapes in things.. They are always like "Are you allergic?" i'm like "No." then they get all weird and stuff about it like i'm some freak lol. Then sometimes I tell em it is part of a vow depending on who i am talking to.. people are so antsy about little things things like that, lol.. but yeah, when i tell em i'm not allergic they are always like "So why do you need to know if there is any grapes?" it can get kind of tedious lol. Then if i tell em it is part of a vow, theresponses are even more varied lol.

Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/24/13 10:40:41PM
66 posts

Has anyone taken the Nazarite vow?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Yes I'm very familar with both of these scenarios and have heard of but not seen that that movie. Actually theres a california indian nation that has dreadlocks. The kumayay? I forget what they call themselves. Beautiful big burly locks of hair. I'm not sure why they do it.

Didn't some indigenous australians have dreadlocks? Colonial rule was not good to them. then again it isn't good to anyone, even the colonizers. It kills everyone involved spiritualy at some level. I always sympathized with those peoples because of the forced hair cutting. People didn't get it, they didn't get why it's such a big deal to be forced to shave your mane.

I don't think that I could take the vow. It feels to binding to me. But I still find it fascinating so I hope some other people who have taken it find this discussion.

soaring eagle said:

yes alot do

and although the new testiment says its shameful to grow the hair long the old testimendt says thats why its holy

but thats just another contradiction which they like to say well we started a new chapter..basicly rewrote the religion i guess they thought this isnt working so good lets start ovrr

ofcourse guys like king james and otrhers had to meddle too and rewrite it the way they liked it

its funny though the church would beayt native american chgildren to death for speaking their own language or for wearing the hair long

from 1930 to 1970 the church took aboriginese kids away if they werent pure aboriginese and forced them to be servents often killing them in the process again forcing them to cut the hair and beating them for speaking their language

there was a movie on sundance recently..what was it called? i forget

3 half caste aboriginese kids age 8-14 were stolen from thie parents

oh its called the rabbit proof fence..

they were taken to a bording school at the opositeend of the country

they escaped and walked from 1 end of the country to the other ..took 3 monthsall the while eluding a tracker and the police

this is a true story btw

after returning hiome they married and had kids and again were taken away to the same school..and for a second time escaped and walked home but the 1 girl died in the school and the 1 womans child wasnever seen again

but they ..the church thought it was for thier own good that they destroy their culture and force them into virtual slavery

srry went ona rant slightly unrelated to the question

but yea many do take the vow we probly have several dozen or more on here who have..possibly a hundred or 2 or m9ee i dunno

the diet restrictions arent hard and are very healthy just be veghatarian avoud fruits of the vine and anything with any chemicals ayt all

dont even cook in aluminum or anythubg that might trafer any chemicalsto the food

its an xtremely pure lifestyle

but isnt that the purpose to taking such a vow?

Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/24/13 09:36:49PM
66 posts

Has anyone taken the Nazarite vow?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Like actually taken it and actively follow it? I used to go to a private, catholic school, and we were forced to keep our hairs very short, crew cut, and it was terrible. They restricted our freedoms pretty fully.I remember reading about samson and about the old testament saying that holy men shall not cut their hair, and I guess not comb either because they didn't want to break any hairs on their heads. The new testament says that it is shameful for a man to have long hair, but I don't really follow the bible at all.Anyways, I wanted to take the vow at the time. I'm pretty sure that Rastafarians also take it, and I've heard that Sufis also don't comb or cut their hair. Oh well maybe not Sufis but some sect of Muslim I think.I don't think I'm going to take it because it requires some things like not taking grapes into your body, not getting near unclean foods and dead people but I'm intrigued if anybody in the west actually takes this vow.Be well.
updated by @nolan-plank: 01/13/15 09:47:32PM
Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/23/13 09:57:46PM
66 posts

The Ocean


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Ya know I know what tumblr I got it from I just can't get the actul picture, but heres the tumblr.

http://rastafari-l.tumblr.com/
NaturalDreads01 said:

Too bad you can't get the pic up. It would be something I would like to see :D

Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/23/13 09:56:43PM
66 posts

The Ocean


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Yah I hear ya. I guess it doesn't matter to some people. Or maybe they just don't know, idk.

goldie locks said:

Yeah I used to be in the ocean every day and it doesn't really work well with dreads because they never fully dry out which could cause mildew or mold. I can only imagine one large dread would take forever to dry out fully. Now I only get a chance to surf once in a while anyway so it's not an issue.

Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/23/13 07:54:13PM
66 posts

The Ocean


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Hey all. I found this picture on tumblr. It is a surfer. He doesn't have very many dreadlocks, it looks like a lot of them joined into one. However I love them hahaha. Maybe even more because of that. It's like he is too busy with surfing and experiencing life to care very much about his hair. Like he does the bare minimum in order to maximize his time. Or, hey, maybe he's just lazy.But I thought this was cool also because I live near the Ocean, and I think I should look for more people/surfers/homeless people down there with dreadlocks. I should probably even ask them about it, but I'm kind of shy so I doubt I will have the courage to do that.I actually can't get the pic up here, damn. sorry.
updated by @nolan-plank: 01/13/15 09:47:28PM
Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/22/13 03:26:57AM
66 posts

Dreads in the Wild


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Well it sounds cool except for the pain ouch! hahaha

I like dreadlocks like that but they can hurt.

melanie rose said:

well nolan, I had 3 huge locs which ate all of the hair on the back of my head and uncomfortably pulled lots of hair from the sides. I looked pretty rediculous haha. There were a bunch of little dreads coming of the massive ones.
Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/22/13 02:38:53AM
66 posts

Dreads in the Wild


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Oh hahaha I get you now. Sounds good. I guess having a little dirt on you isn't a bad thing afterall.

It does seem like the people who live in the mountains seem to get pretty big dreadlocks though. Are they not separating on purpose or what? I mean I knw the rastas arnt allowed to separate or anything except wash, but i've seen photos of people in new guinae and nigeria,people that live off the bush, and they have some pretty beastly locks, kinda like Hummingbirdlovegorilla's.

Actually the one from africa was zambia not nigeria, although there are child soldierd in nigeria with big dreads.crazy.

soaring eagle said:

haha well its not like i was smearing mud on for the purposes of washing haha i just meant id be covered in mud then hop in a muddy river to decrease the ammount of md

but rulling in mud letting the sun bake it on till it flakes off is awesome for the skin

when i came out if the woods id be dying to wash my dreads and get clean

but for a few weks or a couple months muds your freind it keeps the bugs from biting keeps your skin in good shape etc

Nolan Plank
@nolan-plank
02/22/13 02:14:41AM
66 posts

Dreads in the Wild


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

(I meant you would start separating not stop separating when your congos started to congo,)

Nolan Plank said:

Hmm, cleaning with mud? Can you explain more? It sounds interesting. I know many mammals that lack fur bathe in dirt/mud.

I guess the only thing would be like you might not always be able to tell when congos are forming. But I'm assuming that at a certain point you could tell when your congos were congoing, then you'd probably stop separating.

Dreadlocks seems like sometimes kind of a high maintanence hairstyle to me because you can't use just any shampoo, have to wash a certain way, etc.etc.

soaring eagle said:

ofcourse its possible i have never used a mirror to seperate..or for anything i dont have 1 i use shafows if i use anything

when in the wilderness i clean with mud i get covered in mud then jump in a muddy river to wash off the mud

but thats pure wilderness living most off the grid have running water of sorts and acfess to stuff to wash with even if they make it themselves

in the wild u dont mind smelling like the fi=orrest so fire keeps bugs away mud keeps skin in good shape water when themuds too thick or heavy etc

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