Month: March 2013

Originally posted on Active Naturists:
The central region of the North Island of New Zealand is known for its picturesque views of Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Mount Ruapehu, Waikato River and the famous Tongariro Crossing. While these places are worth a visit, there is another peak that is worth a climb. New Zealand does not have any specific laws that prohibit nakedness in public, so I decided to climb Mount Tauhara near Taupo nude on a recent sunny afternoon. The climb begins by opening a gate to a cow farm. The cows were staring and mooing at me as I passed. Watch out for the cow dung! The beginning of the hike is rather open, with little tree cover so I waited to disrobe until I was under cover (I forgot my sun cream). This section of the climb, through the farm, is the most strenuous as it is steep. This summer has been extremely dry and a drought has been declared in the area. Once I reached the watering tanks, I removed my clothing and…

Originally posted on Active Naturists:
Ever since my pen pal Luis wrote about beautiful clothing-optional beaches in Tulum, Mexico, I had been aiming to go there. We planned a trip with Luis exactly one year ago, but unfortunately he had to cancel literally last minute. I still went on my own, and I wasn’t disappointed to say the least. Out of two resorts recommended by Luis, I picked Papaya Playa. It is a quiet place with cabins, open-air showers, restaurant all built in rustic tropical style, that blends harmoniously with local environment. There were many people but it never felt crowded. In the mornings, I often had the beach to myself. I didn’t just stay at the resort, of course. I made friends with Tomas from Papaya Playa reception, and he organised a couple of trips in its vicinity and also joined me when he didn’t have to work. The obvious choice was Mayan ruins of Tulum, which is not a clothes-free place, of course… … with the exception of iguanas, that guard the ancient site. However, we went…

Why Tell All The World?

Originally posted on Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche:
The authentic self with nowhere to hide. As promised to a good friend of mine, I am hoping to approach writing here at a more personal level and less of a professorial level. I will still have my serious writing appear with focus on Jungian themes such as alchemy, archetypes and so on. But, I will also find time (and courage) to bare it all on an interpersonal level here. More often than not, when I begin to reflect on something I have read from my Buddhist studies, I do so from a deeply personal point of view. Yet, to be truly transparent and authentic, I must allow my self to be exposed here rather than remain hidden behind the words I write here. So why is this important? My wife is always asking me why I find it necessary to tell the world rather than keep it private. I guess the best answer that I can give, is the answer I give her, that in keeping it all private, there…

Originally posted on Sky Clad Therapist – The Naked Psyche:
The process of rebuilding this blog site has me doing a lot of thinking in terms of what I actually want to accomplish for this particular portal into my inner and outer worlds. Like any man, I am a complex and complexed being. I am more than what can be seen on the surface, more than the costumes, uniforms, a clothing that I use to present certain ideas of who I am to others. I do know that the clothing one puts on, or takes off, makes a difference.The expression, “clothing makes the man” is well known. But, what the expression fails to also explain, that one can easily get lost in that clothing. What I mean is that one can easily “forget” the rest of who one is if one begins to believe that one is the sum total of what one wears, one denies the “self” that lays beneath the clothing chosen. Somehow, along the way to becoming civilized beings, we learned to…