Our emotional state of choice is Ecstasy. Our nourishment of choice is Love. Our addiction of choice is technology. Our religion of choice is music. Our currency of choice is knowledge. Our politics of choice is none. Our society of choice is utopian though we know it will never be. You may hate us. You may dismiss us. You may misunderstand us. You maybe unaware of our existence. We can only hope you do not care to judge us, because we would never judge you. We are not criminals. We are not disillusioned. We are not drug addicts. We are not naive children...We are one massive, global, tribal village that transcends man-made law, physical geography, and time itself. We are The Massive. One Massive.

We were first drawn by the sound. From far away, the thunderous, muffled, echoing beat was comparable to a mother's heart soothing a child in her womb of concrete, steel, and electrical wiring. We were drawn back into this womb, and there, in the heat, dampness, and darkness of it... We came to accept that we are all equal. Not only to the darkness, and to ourselves, but to the very music slamming into us and passing through our souls: we are all equal.

And somewhere around 35 Hz we could feel the hand of God at our backs, pushing us forward, pushing us to push ourselves to strengthen our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. Pushing us to turn to the person beside us to join hands and uplift them by sharing the uncontrollable joy we felt from creating this magical bubble that can, for one evening, protect us from the horrors, atrocities, and pollution of the outside world. It is in that very instant, with these initial realisations that each of us was truly born.

We continue to pack our bodies into clubs, or warehouses, or buildings you've abandoned and left for naught, and we bring life to them for one night. Strong, throbbing, vibrant life in it's purest, most intense, most hedonistic form. In these makeshift spaces, we seek to shed ourselves of the burden of uncertainty for a future you have been unable to stabilise and secure for us. We seek to relinquish our inhibitions, and free ourselves from the shackle's and restraints you've put on us for your own peace of mind.

We seek to re-write the programming that you have tried to indoctrinate us with since the moment we were born. Programming that tells us to hate, that tells us to judge, that tells us to stuff ourselves into the nearest and most convenient pigeon hole possible. Programming that even tells us to climb ladders for you, jump through hoops, and run through mazes and on hamster wheels. Programming that tells us to eat from the shiny silver spoon you are trying to feed us with, instead of nourish ourselves with our own capable hands. Programming that tells us to close our minds, instead of open them.

Until the sun rises to burn our eyes by revealing the dis-utopian reality of a world you've created for us, we dance fiercely with our brothers and sisters in celebration of our life, of our culture, and of the values we believe in: Peace, Love, Freedom, Tolerance, Unity, Harmony, Expression, Responsibility and Respect.

Our enemy of choice is ignorance. Our weapon of choice is information. Our crime of choice is breaking and challenging whatever laws you feel you need to put in place to stop us from celebrating our existence. But know that while you may shut down any given party, on any given night, in any given city, in any given country or continent on this beautiful planet, you can never shut down the entire party. You don't have access to that switch, no matter what you may think. The music will never stop. The heartbeat will never fade. The party will never end.

i am a raver and this is my manifesto.

a good dj is like a good fuck. builds you up... teases you a little... makes you think the bam is going to come... but no. then, when you least expect it, when you're so hot and bothered and you've been let down by all the crescendo without an actual bam, just when you think the dj will keep being a fucking cocktease manipulitive bitch, he hits you with the most intense crescendo-gasm you've ever heard and everyone's jumping in time with each other, and the fire-spinners and lightshow artists are spinning in time with the music, and everyone just connects in this beautiful space as the sun is rising.

"Happy Beats"

This musc I'm craving.. come take a trip with me. I cant stop raving. We'll leave reality
The beat wont drop. Follow me into the light. Just dont stop. Eveything will be alright
Let your body flow. Doesn't it feel good xhen you just let go? I told you it would
My heart is racing fast as I jump to the beat. I want this high to last. It makes me complete
By: Brandi Bayus

*Candy Kids*
We sparkle and shine with glitter and glow. If you've never met us before, this way you'll know. Spreading the vibe through a party with laughter and love, some even have wings on their backs like angels above. "Don't take candy from strangers" doesn't apply here, we pass it out with love,so there's nothing to fear. So if we are playing,or dancing,or practicing the PLUR of which we speak.... We are the party's candy kids....and just think;to us, YOU may be the FREAK!!!!

I'm in a different world than most and i don't wanna boast but while i'm in this state of mind i have happiness that you could never find. but if youre on my case youre not part of the human race. were different from the rest which makes us the best. we are the ravers who dance and daze into tha lasers. we depend on each other like there was no other. if you can be down to earth and wild then you can be like us; a RAVER CHILD