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The Selfish Burner

Posted: September 21, 2010 in philosophy

A friend who attended Burning Man with me recently asked me two very important questions.

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What Is Burning Man?

Posted: September 19, 2010 in philosophy

Burning Man is a test.

Burning Man is an exercise in community building.

Burning Man is the greatest city on earth.

Burning Man is a summer camp or a playground for adults.

Burning Man is survival.

Burning Man is pure art / pure theater.

Burning Man is freedom through submission to rules.

Burning Man is self-discovery.

Burning Man is a model for the future of humanity.

Burning Man is a totally illusory reality.

Burning Man is a totally constructed reality.

Burning Man is a vision quest.

Burning Man is for personal growth.

Burning Man is pure hedonism.

Burning Man is a modern embodiment of ancient pagan rites.

Burning Man is an antidote for world without rituals.

Burning Man is an antidote for a world without community.

Burning Man is intensely personal.

Burning Man is a living, breathing, working, playing, fucking, shitting piece of art.

Burning Man is a paean on the impermanence of human civilization.

Burning Man is vastly wasteful and intensely ecological.

Burning Man is my true family.

Burning Man is home.

 

Burning Man is all this and more. Please add what Burning Man means to you in the comments.