An important expression of ‘New Tribalism’ is the trend towards modern eco-villages. Ecoregional Democracy and peace movement advocates are also often new tribalists as well, as the groups share common ideals.
Neo-Tribalism is the ideology that human beings have evolved to live in a tribal, as opposed to a modern, society,
and thus cannot achieve genuine happiness until some semblance of tribal lifestyles has been re-created or re-embraced.
Tribal Revival Website
is a multimedia project created by students in interdisciplinary
independent study projects through the University of Maine and the University of Hawaii.
Much of the research is on traditional tribal culture and “New-Tribalism”, the revival of tribal culture as a natural organic lifestyle.
Basically the podcast section and the ebook section is an ethnography of the new-tribal movement which explores why camping out, painting your face, dancing naked around a fire, and singing Oooga Booga is actually scientifically proven to be good for your brain.
The polymath scientist Carl Sagan came to this conclusion when he wrote that the tribal “hunter/gatherer lifestyles have served mankind well for most of our history, and I think there is unmistakable evidence that we are in a way designed for such a culture.”
It is probably not a coincidence that many of the various elements of tribal culture have all become professional physical and psychological therapies.
These tribal-cultural elements turned modern therapy include such things as Wilderness and Horticulture Therapy,
Talk and Group Therapy, Art, Music, and Dance Therapy.
These various tribal elements that have turned into therapies can be combined to form a single integrated “New-Tribal Culture Therapy” that can be a effective healing method in our increasingly technical lives.
The eBook reviews the New Tribal-Cultural groups and therapists that have already utilized Tribal Therapy such as
local drum circles, the International Rainbow Gatherings, Vision Quest, England’s Tribal Culture, and the Stonehenge Free Festival, etc.
The eBook is also based on author’s experience with a tribal community on the Islands of the Indian Ocean.