Mythical State Of is an experience-based public service announcement with one simple but supremely paramount message—go Inside The Outside. Algorithms, NFTs, Virtual Reality and Climate Change are bad. Earthlings are good. Mother Earth is good. Comfort with discomfort is good. Pushing your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limitations in the pursuit of transformation and transcendence is good. We’re about anything and everything we can do to encourage you to go Inside The Outside. We made a club called Endurance Cult. We’re making a guidebook of Lines. Playlists to encourage and promote Rapture. We’re doing a blog called Poseur to inspire, entertain and educate Subject Athletes. Perhaps most importantly, we’re making art about the power and importance of going inside the Outside and putting it on the best Cardio Goth equipment we can find through collaborations with brands that make the best Cardio Goth equipment in the world. We love handmade and domestic small-batch manufacturing. We love working with dead-stock, one-offs and limited edition colors. As we grow we’re going to make all of our art and patterns open source so you can just make them locally if you want. If you’re an Earthling, a Subject Athlete, a Cardio Goth or an Endurance Cult Member and you like The Outside and Art and Music and Culture, and you hate algorithms and fake shit, and you are committed to Future Nature—you are home, we are your family.
Listen to the body. Ignore the body. Breath into it. Sink into it. Peel back the layers one by one. Hour by hour, minute by minute, the further you go the less you need and the more you want—a catalog of luxuries you wear and inhabit and depend on without any conscious thought or consideration. Usually it’s the lack of temperature regulation that is the first to go. Then mealtimes and meal regularity. Sleeping on the ground. Shitting in the woods. No hot water. Various cuts and bruises. Wet feet and cold hands. Eventually none of it matters and, in fact, none of it even factors. You’re wholly preoccupied with the first real silence you’ve heard in days, weeks, years. Punctuated, at times, by the sound of your footsteps and your heartbeat and various environmental sounds like rockfall and running water. You’re Inside The Outside and moving across the topography with grace and style because you’ve found Comfort With Discomfort.