inheritors of the 60s hippie counterculture but also have received influences of recent new movements and subcultures such as punk (check out anarco-punk/peace punk), rave/psytrance, environmentalism, new age, rastafarianism, anticonsumerism/anticorporate movements, among others.
those most politically engaged as well as the sixties hippies tend to be on the libertarian left with a more pronounced green politics emphasis. neohippies of the nineties and 2000s have alingned themselves in causes and campaings related to the anti-globalization movements and in some places in antiglobalization events there will be small blocks of hippie or hippie looking protestors who tend to reactualize situationist and yippie and diggers political happenings.
now some tend to be mostly just about a way of dress and a certain sensibility while others who are more radical will practice more radical lifestyles engaging in doit youself practices and small community cooperative systems usually earning a living outside regular office/factory jobs with a tendency towards craftsmanship or the arts.
A passion for discovering new things and new people motivates many to backpacking (and sometimes by hitchhiking) and in some particular cases highly nomadic lifestyles. a continous daily living in this way gives neohippies many resorts and a lot of skills of surviving and having fun without too much or any compromise with consumer capitalism and bureaucracy.
usually with a relaxed attitute and a smile. open to encounters with most kinds of people, this doesnt necesarrily means not resorting to selfdefense or rejection of certain kinds of people (wealthy kids, yuppies, fascist skinheads, stupid agressive punks, police, army, among others) and in many times with friendships and lovers in some segments in similar subcultures and groups (nice punks, leftist and green activists, vagabonds, bohemians, artists, rastas, social centres and squatters activists, among others).
many tend towards a relationship with new age culture and practices or things like buddism or neochamanism, others emphasize more bohemian lifestyles (party, many friendships and lovers, artistic interests) and others radical political and lifestyle practice or all or some of these things.
nice punk girl: (looking with desire) you are nice
nice punk girl kisses with neohippie
neo-hippie: lets go to my place
and they go together kissing
stupid drunk punk: damn hippie i want to kick your ass
intelectual neo-hippie to a friend: hes just frustated because hes bored and im having fun. as nietzche says its pure ressentiment. anyway his friends are not so bad but i hope this idiot doesnt turn later into a fascist skinhead. he already acts like one.
nice punk: hey
neo-hippie: hi, do you have some pot?
nice punk: oh yeah lets go smoke a little, watch out for cops
rasta: jah keeps me happy and i love him and haile selassie jah rastafari
humanistic sceptic neohippie: oh thats nice, but although i love reggae music and i want revolutionary change i dont like emperors and monotheistic religions
bohemian: hey hippie how is it going
situationist neohippie: oh im just undergoing my daily psychogreographical stroll around the city, and you ¿any nice event or something?
bohemian: im going to this poetry reading, afterwards these poet friends are going to have a party, wanna come?
neo-hippie: oh yeah lets go!
bohemian upper middle class girl: i wanna travel somewhere
nehippie: mmm what the hell lets go. let me try to get some cash in someway. are you good or confortable with hitchhiking?
bohemian girl: well, go do that,. i have enough money for the two of us
neohippie: oh thats good news.
bohemian upper middle class girl: i love you
neohippie: mmm, thats nice. i also like you but beware i dont have girlfriends/boyfriends. i love too many people and things and have many friends so i really cant focus my love on one single person. but the other day in a bookstore i was checking out these nice trantric sex positions if you know what i mean...
bohemian upper middle class girl: oh yeah
neohippie: sorry to leave you. im going to my drumming lessons. hopefully i can make or make my own djembe soon
(during an antiglobalization protest)
anarcho-situationist neohippie: hey dude, can i use your spray!
anarchist protestor: yeah go ahead, i hope its not pacifist crap though!
anarcho-situationist neohippie: oh not exactly
(anarcho-situationist neohippie writes on the wall "capitalism is boring! surrealist revolution now!")
Left winger born too late for the Vietnam War, so he/she felt like he/she has to scream insults at Bush, make bogus charges about US Soldiers shooting Iraqi/Afgan civilians in cold blood, and refusing to accept that Saddam had WMD's, but just moved them to neighbouring Syria or Iran, and that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were legitimate.
Rightous Man: Who's screaming "fuck Bush" and "No Blood for oil" at the top of her lungs?"
Rightous woman: "Oh, Just some Neo-hippie Moron."
neo-hippie is not anything of the above. it is not simply a vegeatarian, a pothead, a tie-dye wearer, someone who does not shower regularly, a rights activist, a person interested in spirituality or a person conserned with nature. a neo-hippy can not be defined or categorised, but may be someone who wants to take a stand for what they believe, wheather political or otherwise, someone who believes in peace and love, or someone who can identify with the values of other people labelled as 'neo-hippies'
some people see me as a neo-hippie because i protest, smoke wacky tobackey, seek spiritual enlightenment and care about the enviroment.
A New age or modern Hippie.
Like traditional hippies, neo-hippies are political and motivated, to some degree. Neo-Hippie could be difined as someone who meets the all, if not most, following standards: Liberal in political veiws, sports certain fashion attire distinct to the "hippie" family and plays hackie sack. Neo-hippies also may be vegetarian and have an avid, if not obsessive, desire to recycle.
Hey, look, it's Kasey... she's playing hackie sack, what a neo-hippie.
Someone who is interested in several of the following things:
vegetarianism/veganism, the environment, animal rights, gay rights, mild recreational drugs, feminism, New Age spirituality, or organic produce.
Stereotypical neo-hippie attire includes loose, comfortable clothing like peasant tops, skirts and sandals. Homemade clothing is common among the truly hardcore, as it appeals to their anti-capitalist sensibilities. Long hair is popular with both males and females.
'Did you see the new neighbors? They have a daughter named Marigold, and they're meditating in tie-dyed tunics on the front lawn. What neo-hippies'
I think that everyone is making too general of a look. Not all neo-hippies are like the trowback hippie. I think now more than ever it is about a state of mind/ a way of thinking. They whole idia that you need to pave your own path and not to just follow. IT also includes thinking outside the box(with but not exclusivly through the use of drugs such as LSD or marijuana)Paramount among their ideals would be that you need to be happy in life and not just do somthing because you will make more money. A great value on self happiness.
Neo-hippie 1-"Instead of working for money I am gonna work for enjoyment of working"
Neo-hippie 2-" What is it really that controls it it all, is it god?"
Neo-Hippie describes a merging of the ideals of hippie, rave, punk, slacker, and internet culture. Beliefs based on community and peaceful cooperation, outside of the mainstream. Strongly opinionated but open and accepting of others and differing opinions. Many prefer a life style involving the therapeutic use of psychedelics and empathogens. Often they embrace the diy life style, vegetarianism, veganism, anarchism, communism. They will drop everything to help a friend in need, and often feel a sense of family within their community.
Their way of dress varies greatly, but you can usually spot them by their lack of care, and very loose comfortable clothing.
The neo-hippie can be found at clubs, raves, shows, protest, used book and thrift stores, and non corporate coffee shops.
Nick- What happened to us, remember punk rock for life?
Dave- Well we still go to shows, and love punk rock, but their is so much more out there.
Nick- Totally, I love going to the club, and swinging poi, and even thou labels are pointless, what have we become.
Dave- I guess you'd call us neo-hippies.
Nick- I agree, because showers are important.
Dave- Most definitely.
A free-spirited persuer of happiness, peace, love, unity, and freedom. Without trying to be a 'modern hippie,' or tries sport peace signs as much as posible or look like an actual hippie from the 60's and or 70's. Nor is it really about style, (although powerpop scene kids do seem to follow under the this new label's stereotypical 'style') it's more about their attitude towards life.
She's so happy and doesn't care what people think, I love that neo-hippie.