Psyculture in Israel and Australia
Graham St John [+]
In Chapter 7 I pay attention to two national scene developments. Comparison of global psyculture in Israel and Australia serves to demonstrate the diversity of post-Goa culture as it became translated in countries with disparate cultural, historical and geographical conditions. These examples show how aspects of Goa/psytrance have been pressed into the service of religious, spiritual and intellectual agendas in the respective regions, and how national and cultural climates have shaped a mix of agendas, from the rebellious to the proactive. While no singular narrative prevails, amid the carnivalesque noise of psyculture, the dance floor is the ultimate grounds for a religious experience recognized by participants across these diverse national scenes.