The fuse is lit! Thousands of ‘dreamers and doers’ descend on the Nevada desert for Burning Man

Daily Mail

Burning Man kicked off on Sunday as thousands of revelers made their way into the Nevada Desert for eight days of art and alternative living.

The annual festival, which began in 1986 as a bonfire, takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Thirty years after its first incarnation, the event is so populous with tens of thousands of people attending, the dried up lake where the event is held becomes Black Rock City.  

Almost there: Spectators gather around the da Vinci inspired work as it takes shape in the desert 

Almost there: Spectators gather around the da Vinci inspired work as it takes shape in the desert

Ancient inspiration: Final touches are put to structures resembling pyramids from Egypt on the Playa ready for Burning Man

Ancient inspiration: Final touches are put to structures resembling pyramids from Egypt on the Playa ready for Burning Man

Temple: A replica of an Asian-style building is being erected on the desert flats ready for the start of the huge get-together

Temple: A replica of an Asian-style building is being erected on the desert flats ready for the start of the huge get-together

Black Rock City is ‘a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance’, Burning Man’s website says.

On Sunday, hundreds of RVs began rolling into the Black Rock Desert, carrying thousands of revelers to Burning Man.

At Burning Man, participants can visit art installations and participate in camps. This year’s camps include an annex for spandex aficionados and the festival’s popular air-conditioned Orgy Dome.

About 70,000 people attended Burning Man last year. More than 3,200 of them arrived via a temporary airport built especially for the festival, USA Today reported.

No currency is exchanged at Burning Man, with festival goers exchanging goods instead and operating as a ‘gifting society’. Money can only be used to buy ice and coffee.

THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF BURNING MAN

Radical Inclusion

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Participation

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

Source: http://burningman.org

Volunteers began putting together the Black Rock City Airport about two weeks ago. The FAA keeps in touch with its managers, but doesn’t have an official role in the private airport – and neither does the TSA.

In the past, Burning Man has been attended by tech moguls including CEOs Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg.

This satellite picture, taken on August 23, shows how this year's Burning Man festival - and the temporary Black Rock City - have transformed Nevada's Black Rock Desert Read

This satellite picture, taken on August 23, shows how this year’s Burning Man festival – and the temporary Black Rock City – have transformed Nevada’s Black Rock Desert Read

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17 thoughts on “The fuse is lit! Thousands of ‘dreamers and doers’ descend on the Nevada desert for Burning Man

  1. These are the lemmings leading humanity off a cliff. Connected to Esalen Institute, Aldous Huxley, CIA, Tavistock, UNESCO, Terrence McKenna (Mr. Rogers on LSD). They are the avante-garde, the technocrats and progressive scum, holier than thou know it alls .
    Hedonists with their sex tents and live for today attitude. They have the brains but they’re brainwashed in the New Age mentality.
    Pretty ironic that if you polled most of these wannabe Neo-Shaman, p-ass-ifists and supposedly “tolerant” pleasure seekers about global warming (I mean climate change) they would identify with the church of warmers- as they burn a massive devil’s effigy. All the gas and resources wasted for these hedonists to do their thing.
    Imagine if there was so much enthusiasm to flock to Oregon to stand for the Bundys? Not…..

    1. They did flock to Oregon to stand with the Bundys, the Oathkeepers and III%ers, all birds of a feather. And then they ran away.
      Nobody else went because the action was pure orchestrated bullshit designed to do exactly what it did.

      1. You are right Bob, evil as the day is long, and Henry is soooooo right, maybe these part time patriots Oathkeepers and III%ers, are at the burning man this week!
        Katie you are pure, not many left…

      2. Check out gnosticmedia.com Jon has a lot to reveal about the history and the underside of the Burning man event. It is just a few episodes back.

  2. Sounds like a bunch of “psychobabble” to me. I could be wrong. Maybe someone could find something of significance out of the experience but it won’t be at the hands of some self-appointed guru.

    I can close my eyes and be anywhere I want to be. TV, computers, smartphones, they’re all distractions to keep you away from finding yourself. Time to go be one with nature. Later.

    1. Couldn’t agree more. I’m about to do just that.
      Giving up ‘modern civilization’ is going to be a big release.

      -flek

  3. Gordon Wasson is an interesting character. Diggerdan introduced me to his work. The jury is still deliberating.

  4. Well now, isn’t this bee-ess just too precious for words?

    This is a honey-trap for gullible dope heads who no doubt think they are attending a celebration of virtue and redemption organized by like-minded people of good will. They need to think again, if they can.

    Interesting that the first order of business seems to be building that runway. How do you restore a dessert environment to its previous state after that kind of assault? Or for that matter, after a few thousand air-heads have evacuated their wastes for 3 or 4 days out there in that pristine environment?

    So, in the past when Musk and Bezos, Page, and Suckerberg (all who have dedicated their lives to promoting “radical inclusion” I’m sure) attended, did they “respect the environment” by peddling in on bicycles to celebrate themselves and their virtue? No???

    Are we to believe that elites like them, so accustomed to the creature comforts of life, enjoy dancing around in dessert heat, smoking a little dope with the unwashed, peeing in a milk jug, eating “community” food, and what, sleeping in a bag next to strangers? Really??? Or did they sleep on their private jets? Maybe fly out to a lux hotel for the night? So why would such very busy promoters of the new world order take the time to attend THIS particular gathering?

    And another thing: What about this line of krap (and I quote): “We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation.” WHAT. A. CROCK! I think a few million Americans who weren’t too doped up to notice the “transformative change ” that was first nudged, then pushed and then finally rammed down the throats of middle class America during Obama’s 8 year reign of terror probably would beg to differ. Oh we got changed alright. And it was deeply personal, as only something rammed down one’s throat ( or up one’s bee-hind) can be, but definitely not participative on the part of tens of millions of us tax-slaves who loved our country just the way it was and were forced to pay for the “transformative change” that accelerated the loss of our very right to live as free, self-determining adults.

    And finally, look very closely at what is written under the heading of “Immediacy.” If that bit of arrogant authoritarianism doesn’t reveal to you who, or WHAT, is behind this orgy of self-congratulatory indulgence, nothing will.

  5. I would consider this a great honeypot for cointelpro operations.
    Mingle with the crowd….maybe test some new free drugs.
    Find a few marks….then work them the rest of the year.
    That’s my tin foil hat perspective.

  6. My brother went every year for about a decade or so – late 80’s through 90’s. That would be the brother with his head in the sand. He’s knows I’m not crazy when I told him what is coming, but if he ignores it hard enough, it will all magically go away by itself.

    My other brother is just thoroughly ‘programmed’.

  7. Every time someone brings up “Burning Man” I think back to the 1974 movie, “Wicker Man” starring Christopher Lee (who plays Lord Summerisle, as well as Saruman in “Lord of the Rings” and other horror characters), which is a movie based on actual pagan rituals done every May 1 on the Scottish island of Summerisle, in which a wicker-material “sacrifical” “man” is sacrificed every year on May 1 (known as Beltane as well, a Satanic holiday). In the movie, an actual person is sacrificed. IMHO this “event” is likely somewhat based on that movie.

  8. Plus, Aleister Crowley would be proud…to hell with all the nonsense about “inclusion” or “immediacy” and the rest…just call it “do what thou wilt” –a watch phrase of the Satanic bible–and be done with it!

  9. Why don’t they just cut the foreplay and do the cremation of care.
    Gotta go…
    I just got a response from the contract RFP for a golden calf bid for a new temple being built.
    I think I made the shortlist.
    I wonder if the rancher is gonna miss that calf…?

  10. This IS the “wicker man” masqueraded. I would not doubt that they even perform an actual human sacrifice at “burning man.” Most people don’t realize that the largest religion on the face of this earth is paganism(witches, satanists, wizards, druids, etc.)
    ‘Burning man’ has, just in the last few years, surfaced in mainstream news. If it were such a good thing, why has it been hidden from the public for decades?

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