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Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« on: July 20, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »
With "Burning Man" coming in a month , I find it interesting that it seems to have become the testing ground for new and possibly / probably dangerous LSD replacement drugs Not to mention the "Bath Salt" Phenom....


http://www.washoesheriff.com/press-releases.php?id=1200090

Date Issued:  Jul 19, 2012 - 9:14am
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Sheriff's Forensic Science Division alerts public to new types of uncontrolled synthetic chemical substances

CONTACT:

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Washoe County Sheriff's Office
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“Using these substances is essentially the chemical equivalent to Russian Roulette.” -Diane Machen, Criminalist with the Sheriff’s Forensic Science Division
 
Criminalists with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division want to make the public aware that they are beginning to see new and different forms of uncontrolled manufactured chemical substances which are pushed as an alternative to illegal drugs.   
 
The Division recently received a sample of 25I-NBOMe. This substance is packaged and used like LSD and can produce a similar and equally dangerous effect if consumed.

The Forensic Science Division also recently tested a sample of 2C-P, another new manufactured synthetic drug that is available over the internet and produces a wide range of effects.
 
A third substance received by the Forensic Science Division is 5-MeO-DALT. This synthetic psychedelic tryptamine is marketed much like bath salts or synthetic marijuana and can cause visual distortion along with feelings of paranoia and panic if ingested. At high dosage, it can cause retrograde amnesia.   
 
Criminalist Diane Machen warns that all of these substances are extremely dangerous if consumed and expressed concern that children may be the likely target of pushers who mislead younger people into believing these substances are okay to use because they are not illegal.

“The fact that these drugs are not illegal doesn’t make them safe,” Machen said. “Synthetically manufactured substances are incredibly difficult to regulate because manufacturers continually change the formulas to stay ahead of regulation. This complete lack of oversight means that it is impossible to predict the true effects and dangers of an individual dose.”
 
“Using these substances is essentially the chemical equivalent to Russian Roulette.”

Machen said that the recent samples received by the Sheriff’s crime lab present a snapshot of an emerging manufactured substance problem faced by every community in northern Nevada.

Machen stays in constant communication with investigating chemists across the country and around the world to stay up-to-date on new substances as they begin to appear in different areas. 
 
“Synthetically manufactured substances present a far-reaching, international problem that knows no boundaries,” she said. “The best way to protect ourselves and the ones we love is to stay informed about the latest trends in substance abuse, especially when it comes to substances that are not illegal.” 

Know what to look for and talk to your children, she said. Make sure they are cautious about what they’re consuming and where it’s coming from. All it takes is a slight modification to an illegal substance to turn it into something that can still get a person high without being against the law.

“For this type of product parents need to be proactive,” she said. “Our children are vulnerable if they don’t understand the damage that can be caused and we can’t help them if we aren’t educated ourselves.”   
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 12:10:35 PM »
This thread is dedicated to research into deaths at the Burning Man Festivals North of Reno Nevada.

The very name "Burning Man" reflects a time when human sacrifice was used in pagan religions and as punishments.
Also known as the "Wicker Man" - Live men and women are placed inside a large wicker man and that is set on fire.

I have heard of people going "missing" , since many that make the trek hitchhike ... ie they never make it to the event or they never return from it.




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event begins on the last Monday in August, and ends on the first Monday in September, which coincides with the American Labor Day holiday.

The 2012 Burning Man Festival is August 27 to September 3.

It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.[1][2][3][4] Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man.[5] 2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out[6] on July 24. In April 2011, Larry Harvey announced that the organization had begun the process of transitioning management of the festival over to a new non-profit called the "Burning Man Project".

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Origins:

Baker Beach S.F. Calif


The second Burning Man on Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA, 1987.


1986 (-1989) - 8 ft (2.4 m) - Baker Beach (San Francisco) - 20 - Free - None
 
Larry Harvey & Jerry James build & burn wooden man on Baker Beach on the summer solstice, following a ritual bonfire tradition begun by Mary Grauberger

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Deaths:


http://bm.tribe.net/thread/edd097d1-017a-41f9-a464-9565d751970a

2007 - Sorry to be morbid... but I really want to know. 5 people's lives ended this year at Burning Man, a record, and I want to know how it happened. I know of the one suicide and also heard of someone whos ear was entirely ripped off in a biking accident (did he survive?)
What were the other deaths?


http://burncast.tv/blog/index.php?categories=video
KION Focuses On Elias Sorokin 's Father
05 August 2009

In my opinion KION-TV, the local CBS affilliate in California's Central Coast, has the most comprehensive taped news coverage on the case of missing burner Elias Sorokin. Their tweets (follow @KIONRightNow on Twitter) has been enormously useful in tracking latest updates.This video clip focuses on Elias' father Nick Sorokin. Elias has been missing since July 20 2009 and the police department are now considering this a homicide case. At this time the search for his body continues.

[ It seems he was on his way to sell pot... he never made it ]

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20032272
02/23/2012
SANTA CRUZ - One of two men convicted in the murder of Los Angeles businessman Elias Sorokin was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.

Judge Paul Marigonda sentenced Stewart Law Skuba, 34, to spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole on the murder conviction as well as robbery.
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Prosecutors say on July 21, 2009, Skuba beat Elias Sorokin unconscious in a Felix Street garage, stole Sorokin's marijuana and his belongings and dumped his body off a North Coast cliff.
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Elias Sorokin - a tree-trimmer and partner in an L.A. fashion design company - stopped in Santa Cruz nearly three years ago while on his way from the Bay Area to his home in Los Angeles. To fund his legitimate business ventures, Sorokin had begun selling drugs, something his friends cautioned him against. It was a short-term solution, he told them, not something he intended to continue.

During that fateful trip, Sorokin was carrying pounds of marijuana. He met Skuba at his house on Felix Street. Inside the garage, Skuba and his friend, Adam Hunt, planned to rob Sorokin.

They used chloroform and beat Sorokin unconscious, leaving his blood spattered in the garage. Throughout the loud struggle, Skuba's friend, Kristen Roberts, a self-described alcoholic and drug addict, and her father remained upstairs, but did nothing to stop the fight.

Hunt left. Skuba called Kenneth Kirk Clamp to help dispose of Sorokin's body. They loaded it into the back of Sorokin's pickup and dumped it off a cliff on the North Coast. His body has never been found. Deputies found the torched truck in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Skuba and Roberts were arrested a few weeks after the murder. They'd used Sorokin's credit cards and had shared his marijuana, music equipment and laptop.

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http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Thats-a-Wrap-Burning-Man-2011-129266453.html
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2011 - It was a perfect year for the lucky 53,700+ who ended up getting a ticket in time for the event. So far no reports of accidental deaths or major drug busts, but word on those often take time to travel through the city

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/obituaries/erika-kupfersberger/article_b2bf895e-d903-11e0-8d7f-001cc4c002e0.html

Erika Kupfersberger

1978-2011
Erika Karen Kupfersberger was born in Sarasota, Fla., on April 15, 1978, and raised in Green Forest, Ark., the daughter of Lin Wellford and Klaus Kupfersberger. She passed away Monday, Sept. 5, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while attending the Burning Man festival
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In addition, she leaves the love of her life, Marshall Coffy, with whom she shared many wonderful times, including a joyous week at the festival.

It will not surprise anyone who knew her that Erika was on the organ donor registry, and that her tragic and untimely death will mean new life and health for others.

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http://www.facebook.com/BurningMan/posts/270967599600244
My best friend and love of my life,
Erika (The Red) Kupfersberger suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at Burning Man on Saturday as the man burned.

Her lost bag had her 2 Red Cameras in it. These are the final images of her before she died. As you know, having these last pictures of Erika is incredibly important to the family and I , and we very much appreciate your and the BRC community's efforts to help us locate them.
 
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http://www.erowid.org/culture/burningman/burningman_faq.shtml
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Burning Man can be dangerous. As the tickets state... "You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending." They're not kidding.

One woman died in 2003 after jumping from an art car and falling under its wheels.

http://burncast.tv/blog/index.php?categories=video
Burning Man 1997 - A Video Retrospective Series

Wow. This video really does take us back. Feather boas on the playa and Nambla the Clown???1997 marked another major pivotal year Burning Man and the event almost didn't take place. Due to the accidents and deaths from the year before, it was considered too dangerous to continue in the same way. In order to manage the increased liability load, the organizers formed the Black Rock City, LLC

http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/103203794.html
Burning Man Citations, Arrests Unchanged in 2010

Thirty-eight participants were taken to Reno hospitals and one person died of apparent heart failure.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2033540/Spectacular-pictures-50-000-party-weekend-away-Burning-Man-festival.html
Burning Man 2011
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one reveller was said to have died on Wednesday from 'natural causes'

[ Planner for Burning man passes away: ]
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/arts/rod-garrett-the-urban-planner-behind-burning-man.html
A Vision of How People Should Live, From Desert Revelers to Urbanites


A 2006 image of the grounds at the Burning Man festival, called Black Rock City, in Nevada.

By FRED A. BERNSTEIN
Published: August 28, 2011
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And Rod Garrett, who, beginning in 1997, laid out Burning Man, the annual festival of self-expression in the parched northern Nevada desert.

Mr. Garrett died last week at 74, just short of the 25th anniversary of Burning Man’s founding.

But his handiwork will be on display to thousands as the yearly festival begins Monday. Mr. Garrett arranged the grounds, called Black Rock City, in a series of concentric semicircles. At their center is the Man, a giant effigy meant to be immolated on the last night of the weeklong gathering.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 12:28:43 PM »
The original Wicker Man had such good acting for such a movie.
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 01:24:40 PM »
2007 - Unknown man commits "Suicide" - no note... no identity. ]

http://www.zimbio.com/Burning+Man+Suicide

http://www.zimbio.com/Burning+Man+Suicide/articles/4/Burning+Man+Suicide+Update
Burning Man Suicide Update
By Comfort & Joy on September 7, 2007

On the morning of Thursday, August 30th a young man from Colorado chose to end his life in the rafters of a public tent at Comfort & Joy.
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It is estimated that there was an one hour interval between the last visit to the tent by a camp member, and the discovery of the body by a second camp member.  It is believed that the tent was unoccupied during this time, and that there were no witnesses to the suicide.
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The Black Rock City Rangers, Sheriffs and other law enforcement officials who assisted us with this incident were very professional, supportive, and helpful to us at a difficult time
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Much of our camp was quarantined while the coroners did their jobs and we canceled that day's events (a yoga class, a queer discussion group, glitter body painting and a watercolor painting workshop).  
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As a camp, we decided to make a contribution to David Best's Temple of Forgiveness, where people can mourn, remember, write messages and leave items to be ceremonially burned on Sunday night.   We felt the rope the young man used represented the terrible violence he committed upon himself and the people around him.  By sending the rope up in flames, we hoped to allow some of that pain to disperse.  None of us believe that this young man wanted to trouble us with his actions.

http://www.zimbio.com/Burning+Man+Suicide/articles/2/Burning+Man+suicide+victim+still+unknown
Burning Man suicide victim still unknown
By Staff Account on September 4, 2007

"At this time, the individual is a John Doe to us. We have not identified him," Skinner said. "I'm sure somebody knows who he is. They haven't approached us yet."

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Friends-mourn-Burning-Man-devotee-who-hanged-2503752.php
Friends mourn Burning Man devotee who hanged himself
Justin Berton, Chronicle Staff Writer
Published 4:00 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2007

A memorial service was held Monday for Jermaine "Jerm" Barley outside Tulsa, Okla., nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old man was found hanging inside a tent at the Burning Man festival.
 
Barley, who was a six-time attendee of Burning Man and went by the DJ name Optic Orange, drove to the event with four friends from Fort Collins, Colo.
 
Relatives told investigators that Barley had been distraught recently, but they didn't think he would harm himself, said Pershing County (Nev.) Sheriff Ron Skinner. A toxicology report is due in three weeks to determine whether Barley was under the influence of drugs, Skinner said.
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The suicide came as a shock to Barley's friends in the college town of Fort Collins, said his former roommate, Joe Harrington, 23.
 
Harrington said Barley was a well-known Burning Man devotee who often tried to persuade friends to join him on the annual trek to Nevada.
 
"If he wasn't spinning records, or talking about girls, he was talking about Burning Man," Harrington said. "He loved everything about the place: the art, the freedom of expression, that it was a place to go be yourself and not worry about anything."
 
Erica Paschold, 23, who also lived with Barley in Fort Collins, said he'd purchased a discounted "scholarship ticket" to the event for $150 not long after tickets went on sale.  Barley had moved from El Paso, Texas, and juggled a variety of small jobs, including working at a florist, a Mexican restaurant and a print shop, Paschold said. When people asked the aspiring DJ and collage artist what he did for a living, he responded, "I make music and art."
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Skinner, whose agency conducted the investigation, said Barley's friends at the event had been unaware of the suicide. After Barley went missing Aug. 29, friends checked the medical tents and left messages for him at the community bulletin board. When they didn't hear from him, they hoped he'd met up with new friends and forgotten to check in. It wasn't until they returned to Colorado that they learned of his death.
 
Skinner said it appeared Barley picked the Comfort and Joy tent at random to hang himself in and didn't know anyone there.
 
Investigators interviewed three people who entered the tent as Barley's body was hanging but didn't think it was real.
 
"Because of the surreal atmosphere at Burning Man, I can see why people wouldn't think it was real," Skinner said. "You see some bizarre things here, and it just didn't stand out."
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 03:01:44 PM »
[ Many comparisons to Bohemian Grove "Cremation of Care" - Burning man "Burning of Memories" -
Connecting Burning Man to other "Memorials" i.e Human Sacrifices ]


Temple of Joy - Burning Man
Photo Credit: The Temple of Joy at Night, © Jim Hammer and Burning Man. More photos by Jim Hammer at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrscience

http://www.isisinform.com/names_on_a_memo_1/
ISIS Information Service
Names on a Memorial: Lutyens at Burning Man

Memorial Day honors those who died serving our country, but we may also visit a grandmother’s grave. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to keep her memory alive. One of the most distinctive is Burning Man, a festival for building and experiencing art in the desert, with or without clothing.
 
Each September, Burners transform a flat empty playa near Gerlach into Black Rock City, Nevada’s third largest urban environment. After a week it disappears with the mantra, “Leave No Trace.” Nothing on the playa reveals Black Rock City’s existence until the next year. Climaxing the festival, a giant wooden Man burns the Saturday night before Labor Day in a bacchanalian rite of dance, performance art, and flames.
 

Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in Thiepval, France -  designed by Edwin Lutyens

I attended Burning Man for six years. I have also researched name arrangement on memorials, including the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in Thiepval, France, designed by Edwin Lutyens. When I first saw a photo of the WWI Memorial, it reminded me of Burning Man. Thiepval was an influence on Maya Lin for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial. David Best may also have studied Lutyens before building the Temple of Tears, Temple of Joy and Temple of Honor.

The Thiepval Memorial is a truncated tower with sixteen piers supporting intersected arches that increase in size for a two-story effect. In the interior, these piers hold names of 72,000 primarily British missing soldiers. Best’s Temples also featured arches, towers, multiple stories, and interior names. Constructed of scraps from manufacturing 3D dinosaur puzzles, similar to cookie dough scraps, they were feathery shrines of light and memory.
 
Best’s first Temple at the 2000 Burning Man, Temple of the Mind, designed with Jack Haye, was a ramshackle building not reflecting Thiepval. But in 2001, Best and Haye got serious. Their Temple of Tears (or Temple of Memory) featured a truncated tower and two arches, one on top of the other, giving the appearance of two stories. Burners wrote memorial inscriptions inside. Sunday night it made a glorious blaze of memories and dinosaur templates.

In 2002, Best, with Haye, continued building upon his own work in addition to Lutyens. The Temple of Joy had the truncated tower, the multiple story effect, and interior names, but no arches. His Temple of Honor in 2003 brought the arches back, retaining the two-story idea, with an elongated tower. Temple of Stars, Best’s final Temple in 2004, reflected only his own work, with a single story, tall tower and no arches. As always, Burners inscribed their memories into the interior. Mark Grieve designed the Temples of Dreams in 2005 and the Temple of Hope in 2006 without reference to Lutyens.

The Thiepval Memorial organizes names of the missing by regiments, rank and alphabetical order. Because British fighting units mustered into the Pals Battalions of their towns and neighborhoods, the Memorial keeps friends and relatives together. At Burning Man, the names are random, an ill advised organizational structure for memorials. Michael Arad, designer of the proposed World Trade Center Memorial, tried random. When surviving families vilified the suggestion as insulting, he reluctantly changed his easy-way-out random to a display that honors victims as friends and co-workers.

But random at Burning Man is only an appearance. Burners each carefully select a place on the Temple for their memories. They choose that place for a reason. Perhaps it reminds them of their loved ones; perhaps it’s easy to get to or a challenge to reach. Each memory remains in its sacred space until the burn on Sunday night.
 
Some say the Temple is a superior burn to the Man. After all, the Man always looks the same, but the Temple changes each year. The burning of the Man is an invitation to party. The Temple burn glows with memories and the reverence is real, regardless of what Burners wear or do not wear.
 
This year the Man is green, an obvious 2007 theme for a festival that leaves no trace. Check it out. You don’t need clothes, although costumes are a big part of the experience. Bring a tent, a shade structure, and lots of sunscreen and water. Bring those who now live only in your heart. When the Temple burns, it will carry your love into the sky.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 03:58:11 PM »
I heard of Burning Man many years ago through wealthy friends of the time, who used it as their playground, going there with their own airplanes, etc.. They made it sound like a playground for the rich, a competitive event where groups build villages and monuments that are all taken apart or destroyed at the end of the festival, with sex orgies, drugs, drinking, and Gawd knows what else.

Definitely not my thing.

There have to be Rothschilds in this mega-Gig.

It always had bad connotation for me with very bad vibes all around. A sort of Burning Man Cult that repeats every year.

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 04:21:00 PM »
http://www.zpub.com/burn/burn-lh.html

Larry Harvey

"Well we don't have a lot of rituals in this society really. Well we have some rituals in this society; we have football games, we have the Super Bowl. But when the Super Bowl is over ,when a football game is over, you've had your thrill but suddenly you begin to realize that it was inherently meaningless. There was no transcendence..." --Ritual, Community and Burning Man, An Interview with Larry Harvey, Burning Man's Founder /@Deolog!
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http://www.zpub.com/burn/larry2.html
Larry Harvey - About ritual, community and Burning Man
From an Interview with Larry Harvey 12/8/94

L - Well we don't have a lot of rituals in this society really. Well we have some rituals in this society; we have football games, we have the Super Bowl. But when the Super Bowl is over ,when a football game is over, you've had your thrill but suddenly you begin to realize that it was inherently meaningless. There was no transcendence. You can listen to the post game reports and the interviews with the athletes, but they're a tremendous let down.

Everybody's become cynical about Christmas or about most of the holidays; we've observed they've become occasions for consumption and little more.

What we do out in the desert, indeed does have a transcendent focus in a very graphic and physical way.

The Man stands at the center of the experience. He is the culmination of the celebration. In his burning, he transcends himself. The fireworks are actually rigged so that they eventually erupt out of the top of his head and spill out into the starry sky overhead. The entire world at Black Rock revolves around the Burning Man in a very... Let me say something about ritual.

You know, people talk about the need for ritual, and the need for community, and the need for all these things, but they often go about it in a very self-conscious way. We need a ritual culture. But the only problem is, ritual cultures work because in traditional societies they are completely taken for granted. They're just part of being a human being. You do this because your ancestors did it, and your father did it, and your grandfather did it, and we do this because we're human beings. The trouble with us, in the modern world, is that we have fewer and fewer inherited traditions that we can experience in this same unselfconscious way that traditional cultures do. And when you try self-consciously to create such a thing, it doesn't work very well. I see people doing art events in which they allude to primitive culture. They paint themselves with mud. I saw a guy in a photo spread, it was an art event. They painted themselves with mud, except he was wearing a Rolex, which put the lie of the whole affair. The trouble is, when you go about such things self-consciously, it distances you from the experience in a way that just doesn't work very well.

R - You mean when you're trying to imitate somebody else's culture that's not your own?

L - You're trying to imitate somebody else's. Indeed, that's very much like young children dressing up like their parents, and not believing, in the event, that they really are their parents. There's a kind of a terrible threadbare quality about it.

Originally the core ritual around the Man was the raising and the burning. That required that people act together, perform a cooperative action that had enormous expressive quality.

But essentially we didn't have to assign any meaning to it. It was very apparent that we were going to raise him. We all had to pull on a rope. And we did so for absolutely practical reasons. It was a very moving experience, but we didn't consciously assign any meaning to it. We did it because it was fun.

What we've done, as time has gone on, is evolve rituals. But always based on the immediate need to act for a practical reason, and I found that by doing that you can avoid this terrible self-consciousness. There are 2 methods we have come to employ in formulating ritual: work and play. If you get people working together, say if you're helping somebody move, and a group of friends get together. Suddenly you've got 5 people working together in this very cooperative way. For the sake of a shared goal together . It can be a very meaningful experience. You know why you're doing it, you don't have to think about it. You're working with others. You are all performing different roles in the process and defining yourself in relation to one another.

Work, of that sort, has an element of ritual about it. When you can get people working, to perform a task, to work well, you have to forget about yourself. If you're hammering a nail, you can't think about the meaning of the nail, you can't think about the trajectory of the hammer. What you have to do is concentrate on the nail. You just have to do it. You can't think about it.
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If you look at what we're doing, it's on the pattern of stone age ritual, you know. Using pretty slender means, we evoke something tantamount to a megalithic temple complex. It involves a pilgrimage to a remote place, an initiation. The focus of our whole ritual is sanctified in the sense that it's removed entirely from the world. Put in a place profoundly apart from ordinary experience. The Black Rock Desert is about as far apart from ordinary experience as you could get. It involves meditation on an extraordinary object, which in it's setting seems to be incomparable to anything else, to be almost not subject to the normal rules of our perception. It culminates at last in a act of sacrifice. It's all done on a cosmic scale. This is plainly the stagecraft of religion. That's what we practice, yeah.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 05:35:44 PM »
http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm12_theme.html
2012 ART THEME: FERTILITY 2.0
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The purpose for the Pantheon -  The original building was made to worship the Gods. After it was burnt to the ground The Pantheon was built to replace it and to still worship the Gods. Today the Pantheon is used as a Roman Catholic church. Pan=all, theon=of the gods, in Greek


This year the Man will stand astride a grand pavilion that is similar in shape and style to the Pantheon of ancient Rome. Arching portals and two mezzanines will wrap around an atrium; circles will encompass circles, telescoping to an open skylight several stories overhead.

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Juno - As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire she was called Regina ("queen") and, together with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol (Juno Capitolina) in Rome. 

http://laughingsquid.com/the-temple-of-juno-at-burning-man-2012-by-david-best/
The Temple of Juno at Burning Man 2012 by David Best
By Rusty Blazenhoff on May 23, 2012



At Burning Man 2012, The Temple of Juno will be constructed to serve as the “spiritual refuge where thousands gather to reflect and to mourn their loss.” Longtime Temple builder, artist David Best, will once again create the “emotional centerpiece” of Burning Man. A fundraising campaign has started on Kickstarter to bring The Temple of Juno to Black Rock City this year.
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This year’s temple is also known as ‘The Temple of Juno’. Why the name? The theme for this year’s Burning Man event is ‘Fertility 2.0′. Juno was a Roman goddess who had many roles and epithets; among those that she held were as a fertility deity and overseer of childbirth, a protectress of women and the community, and a preserver of marriages.


The Goddess Juno in the House of Dreams
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain  Painting, Oil on canvas]


http://www.pobjoy.com/usa/section.php/1196/0


Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government which celebrates Love.

Juno Februa was the Goddess of fertility, love and marriage and her Festival took place around 14th February. This festival celebrated purification, health, the return of the light, or cun, and the return of the growing or fertile season.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(mythology)

Juno (Latin pronunciation: [ˈjuːnoː]) is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister (but also the wife) of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan.

Juno also looked after the women of Rome.[1] Her Greek equivalent is Hera.

As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire she was called Regina ("queen") and, together with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol (Juno Capitolina) in Rome.
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On the same day the regina sacrorum sacrificed to Juno a white sow or lamb in the Regia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hera
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Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus's lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her, such as Pelias. Paris offended her by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess, earning Hera's hatred.
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 07:28:40 PM »
Thunderdome by the Death Guild at Burning Man - Thunderdome at Burning Man 2010

http://www.openbuddha.com/2007/09/04/death-guild-and-burning-man/
Death Guild and Burning Man
September 04, 2007 - 02:09 PM
By Al Jigong Billings


When I first went to Burning Man in 2001, the Death Guild was an organization that was already there. Because of happenstance fate, I attended Burning Man with the Chupacabra Policia. Unfortunately for the Chupas, their "mutant lovechild of a swat team and the extras from the Road Warrior" look was a bit too similar to that of the Death Guild (even though we had helmets, badges and BDUs) to the point where everyone seemed to confuse us for the much larger Death Guild.
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All of this comes to mind because it seems that the Death Guild is now the subject of a series of shorts created by Spike called "Beyond Burning Man." These just went up about two weeks ago over on ifilm.com. The entire first season (which is five shorts) can be found at http://www.ifilm.com/show/22123

http://thevillager.com/villager_175/eastvillagedj.html
Volume 76, Number 16 | September 6 - 12, 2006
East Village D.J. dies at Burning Man festival
By Lincoln Anderson

Adam Goldstone, a well-known East Village D.J., was getting ready to do what he loved best, spin records, when he fainted in his RV at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert last Tuesday and died shortly afterwards. He was 37.

According to his father, Jerry Goldstone, the cause of death was heart arrhythmia stemming from a delayed effect of a congenital condition that had been fixed when he was a child.

His father said the coroner found no immediate apparent cause of death, so it had to have been his heart.
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“I believe he was camped with the New York people,” Kalyanam said. “They said he had been working on the playa [the alkali dust-covered basin Burning Man takes place on] and hit his head on some rebar, then slipped again and started convulsing.” Goldstone reportedly was in his camper's shower when he fainted. She said she was told medics arrived and treated Goldstone, but couldn’t save him.
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“He believed in party to the end,” she said. “He would want to go out with a bang.”

http://sattlers.org/mickey/travel/2003/burningMan/bits/katharine-lampman.html
Woman Dies in Accident at Burning Man
Sun Aug 31, 2003 7:44 PM ET
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer



BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. - A woman, Katharine Lampman, riding an "art car" at the counterculture Burning Man festival died when she accidentally fell under the vehicle's wheels, authorities said.

The death of Katharine Lampman on Saturday
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At least five people were taken to area hospitals after two plane crashes at the festival's temporary airstrip
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Lampman, 21, of Belmont, Calif., was killed about 3 a.m. when she tried to get off the "art car," which is similar to a parade float, said Jamie Thompson, a spokesman for the Bureau of Land Management.

Four people were injured Saturday afternoon when their small plane crashed as it attempted to land at the festival's airstrip, about 120 miles north of Reno.

The victims were flown to Washoe Medical Center in Reno, where they were later listed in critical condition.

On Friday, another small plane crashed at the airstrip while attempting to take off, authorities said. One person involved in that wreck was taken to the hospital with back injuries and two other people sustained minor injuries, officials said.
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Cathy, our newest and youngest member was a tall and beautiful young lady, a quiet person with eyes that enjoyed every second of her newfound experience. If a camera that could take a thousand pictures a second existed, she would've owned it. She wanted to take home and share this event with everyone at home. I only knew her for a short time, spending maybe a total of 2 of hours of interaction with her, but in those brief moments I found a new friend. We had a couple of conversations, we danced, I watched her dance, she danced some more, and I guess you can say she liked to dance. Her long straight, black hair flowed with every move and all I could think was that her expressions were genuine, full of life, full of passion. Even though we all just met her, we all knew her. She was each and every one of us the first time we stepped foot on that ancient desert lakebed.

Cathy decided she wanted to see the "Temple of Honor". She climbed down from the second story, stepped to the back right of "Bar Car" and jumped off while we were in motion. Somehow, she ended up falling back towards "Bar Car". I will never forget the feeling that surged into my hands through the steering wheel. My worst fears were followed by a myriad of terrified voices, screaming for me to stop the car. I ran back and discovered that the trailer ran her over. Her life was slowly coming to an end as she breathed less and less. Revival was attempted, but failure was inevitable. Someone grabbed a spectatorÌs bicycle and speed off to a nearby ranger. Soon after the Sheriffs showed up with an ambulance, taking her to the medical center. A helicopter was on its way. As I was writing out my statement, a deputy told me that the helicopter left without her and that she didn't make it.
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 07:43:00 PM »
http://bm.tribe.net/thread/38511c26-ada4-4c63-ade6-f57080b0a143
Missing Burner: Jason Sneed
topic posted Tue, April 13, 2010

I've been asked by a friend of Jason Sneed, a Bat Country burner and a multi-media artist, to put out the word regarding the fact that he's been missing since 28 March 2010 from his home in Maui, Hawaii.

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/530292/County---In-Brief.html
April 8, 2010
The Maui News

HUELO - Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 39-year-old man who was reported missing March 30 after his property was found on a friend's doorstep in Huelo.

Jason Sneed is described as Caucasian, 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 195 pounds with short brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.

He had been living alone in a small house on Hanawana Road in Huelo for about two months, according to police.

Sneed was last seen by friends March 28, said Lt. John Jakubczak of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Sneed's belongings left on the doorstep included his wallet, tent, diary and clothing.
His friends and police have searched the area for Sneed.

Family members said Sneed is a marine mammal naturalist who had been on Maui for about three months, staying with friends. He had been planning to return to the Pacific Northwest.

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http://mariehansonmissing.com/2011/08/29/marie-hanson-last-seen-late-night-july-7th-early-morning-july-8th-and-we-need-some-burning-man-attendees-to-help/


Marie (R) and Her Sisters

Marie Colello Hanson 9/27/1956 – 7/2011
 
Marie Hanson: last seen late night July 7th, early morning July 8th. (and we need some Burning Man attendees to help)
We are now looking for people who were still at the Rainbow Gathering on the 7th and 8th of July.

http://www.laketahoenews.net/2011/07/money-being-raised-to-help-find-missing-s-tahoe-woman/
Money being raised to help find missing S. Tahoe woman
Posted by admin in Lifestyle on July 20th, 2011

On July 1, Marie Hanson left with her neighbors to go to the annual Rainbow Gathering near Stevenson, Wash. The last timE she was seen at the gathering was July 6 or July 7. Her neighbors lost track of her and returned to Tahoe without her, bringing her camping gear, her wallet, phone and medicines home with them.


Hanson is still missing. She is a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who is active in her church and community.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Gathering

Rainbow Gatherings are temporary intentional communities,[1] typically held in outdoor settings, and espousing and practicing ideals of peace, love, harmony, freedom and community, as a consciously expressed alternative to mainstream popular culture, consumerism, capitalism and mass media.
 
Rainbow Gatherings and the Rainbow Family of Living Light (usually abbreviated to "Rainbow Family") are an expression of a Utopian impulse, combined with bohemianism, hipster and hippie culture, with roots clearly traceable to the counterculture of the 1960s.
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Marie Hanson
 
In July 2011, a Californian woman, Marie Hanson, went missing in Skookum Meadow, Washington State while attending the 2011 Rainbow Gathering at Gifford Pinchot National Forest.[40] The local Sheriff's office reportedly initially refused to use tracking dogs at the site, stating they were not sure a crime had taken place.[41]

In October 2011, Hanson's remains and jewelry were found near her campsite.


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http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/jrs/vol12/jrs_v12_i03.html#NEWS_6
Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
 Volume 12, Issue #3
 September 28, 2007
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MISSING PERSON ALERT: HAVE YOU SEEN CHRIS COAN?

Chris Coan has been missing from Cedar City, Utah since September 3rd.  His family believes he might have traveled to Burning Man.  Have you seen Chris? Click here to see his photo and search your memory:

http://www.myspace.com/findchriscoan
Obituary For Chris Coan On September 3, 2007 Chris passed on to once again be with our loving Lord and Savior. His remains were found April 9, 2009 on Cedar Mountain
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2012, 07:55:28 PM »
http://www.rgj.com/interactive/article/20120816/NEWS/308160046/Burning-Man-future-jeopardy
Burning Man future in jeopardy
Aug. 17, 2012

Burning Man organizers sued Pershing County in federal court on Thursday, claiming the rural municipality is unfairly imposing a festival ordinance that could spell doom for the eight-day arts gathering.

The question boils down to whether or not Pershing County can use its festival ordinance to regulate Burning Man, which has taken place in the Black Rock Desert since 1991 and already operates under a federal permit issued by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Attorneys for Burning Man say the county’s festival ordinance directly conflicts with the BLM permit.

The ordinance goes into effect in October, meaning it would affect the 2013 event, and would allow Pershing County deputies to regulate behaviors that are considered “obscene, indecent, vulgar or lewd.” It could also mean children are no longer allowed to attend the event.

“This will change the nature of (Burning Man),” said Marian Goodell, a board member of Black Rock City, LLC in an interview on Thursday. “And this is not in (Pershing County’s) jurisdiction to change the nature of it. It’s not their job.”

She added, “I’m confident we can get through this and people will see us out in the Black Rock Desert in 2013. Northern Nevada is a perfect home for Burning Man.”

Burning Man organizers say the lawsuit will not affect this year’s event, which starts Aug. 27 and ends Sept. 3 and is expected to attract more than 60,000 people, up from a peak of about 53,000 people last year.

... ( see the lawsuit )

Ultimately, the county commission voted in February to apply the festival ordinance to Burning Man. In May, the county filed a petition to dissolve the previous contracts it had between 2006 and 2011. Judge Wagner approved the petition. On May 22, the County Commission voted to implement Wagner’s court order.
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An increase in law enforcement for 2012
 
In June, the Pershing County Commission agreed to charge Black Rock City, LLC, $400,000 for this year’s event. That money will pay for an increase in Pershing County law enforcement at the event, from 26 officers last year to 44 this year.

The increase was requested by Sheriff Machado, increasing the price for law enforcement from $154,000 last year to about $400,000 this year.
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In 2011, the entire event cost about $20.6 million, according to Burning Man organizers. Revenue for 2011 has not been disclosed.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012, 09:32:29 PM »
Buncha stoned hippies in the desert.   :P
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Buncha stoned hippies in the desert.   :P

  It's just crazy. 

 
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 04:53:40 AM »
Someone died at Shambhala this year... it was massive, we didn't go because tickets sold out in 17 minutes.
http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Shambhala+death+sparks+debate+over+increasing+drug+music+festival/7101755/story.html

"In 2008, Fleischacker lived in Stettler, Alta., where he was charged with one count of trafficking and two counts of possession after police searched his home and found marijauna and cocaine."

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 04:58:57 AM »
  It's just crazy. 

Wealthy eccentrics playground.

Live or die. They don't care.

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Burning Man 2012 Begins....

http://blog.burningman.com/

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August 26th, 2012  |  Filed under Afield in the World, Events/Happenings

SimulBurns 2012
 Posted by Will Chase

There are a number of “SimulBurns” happening around the world … if you can’t make it to Black Rock City, but want to feel the Burn, and you’re near one of these areas, hook up! (Note that these aren’t official Burning Man events. Your mileage may vary.)

Location: North Bay Area B.F.H.C. (die guessing) — Undisclosed Location in Sebastopol, CA
 Date: Thurs Aug 30 @ 4pm through Mon Sept 3 @ 4pm
 Name: Captain Cluck
 Description: This a rad, 3rd annual, 4-day, under-the-radar event on an awesome property with a superb cast of seasoned burners. Due to space limitations, this event is INVITE ONLY. We may already be maxed out, but if not, we will pull names from a wait list. If interested, please send us your contact info and a Facebook link and tell us why you are jonesing for a BM-like experience. Bear in mind, compelling theme camps or large pieces of artwork or other unique contributions to the event may put you on top of the list. Please send inquiries to: howhuman@comcast.net Thanks!

Name: Pete Wyatt
Event: Hekeburn
Location: The Domes, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Sept 1st from whenever
 Description: We are not going to Burningman this year instead The Man is going to burn here in our Home of the Domes. Grab your finest Playa gear and other essential supplies and head to Waiheke Island for a Full Moon and other burner mayhem. Contact Pirate Captain Lumos on +64210572722 or lumosnz@gmail.com. PS: I will be taking a vehicle over to the island so I will have room for your extra gear (and I will sell it to the highest bidder upon arrival on the island).

Location: Central (contact for details) Christchurch Canterbury, New Zealand
Event: Burning Man sucks, so we’re not going!
Date: September 2nd 11am-11pm
 Name: Hippie Tim
 Description: A party to celebrate the burning of the Man while our friends with the means to do so enjoy what’s shaping up to the dustiest year ever on the Playa.

The Man burns at about 4:00PM NZ time so we’ll have it up on the big screen so we can all celebrate, hopefully it won’t be too dusty for us to be able to see it! And throughout the party we’ll have the live stream running on it so we can all check out the art etc etc, it will be as if we’re there!

Come dressed in your finest costumes (if you’ve got something that is still playafied then bring that!) and we’ll do our best to mentally transport ourselves to the Black Rock Desert. We’ll have a themed bar running and will be getting right properly day time drunk! We’ll have a BBQ going for dinner so please bring something to cook and share with everyone. If anyone has any installations they’re making for Kiwiburn then feel free to bring along models and drawings to share with everyone so we can all get excited!

Feel free to bring anyone and everyone whether they have been out to the desert or not to enjoy this lovely event! It will be a great chance to show newbies what we’re all about. Feel free to participate! This is a Do-ocracy, if you want to do something DO IT! Drop a line to hippie@kiwiburn.com for more details.

Location: Thames Beach, London
 Event: Balsa Blighty

 Date: 9/1/2012 7pm – high tide
 Name: Miss Cheeky
Description: Balsa Man London regional Tiny burn on the Thames beach.

Location: SF Bay Area, 20600 Aldercroft Heights, Los Altos, CA
 Event: Summer Blaze: The Orphans
 Date: 8/29/2012 – 10/3/2012

 Name: Hibbard Engler
 Description: http://orphans.kcd.com Summer Blaze: The Orphans
 An Alternative to the alternative! We will have up to 1200 people gather at Lupin Lodge for a Burner friendly event. There are 30 artistic events and 12 DJ’s going on to handle the unticketed. The Blaze goes from Wednesday August 29th to Monday morning, September 3. Phone hotline is 408-310-5297 email orphans@kcd.com

Location: Netherlands, Magneet Festival Grounds Amsterdam Noord-Holland
 Event: Burning Mill
 Date: 9/1/2012 23:00:00

 Name: Marco Antonio Morales
 Description: http://www.magneetfestival.nl/idea/burning-night

We celebrate Burning Night at Magneet Festival honouring something unique to the Netherlands and relevant to this year’s theme (Fertility 2.0) in a uniquely Dutch interpretation of fertility: the ubiquitous Windmill, which has turned otherwise unusable land into fertile soil across the Netherlands.

The Windmill will be a beacon of expression and interaction – until September 1st. On this night come along wearing your best Burning Man outfit and *no shoes*, and we will set the Windmill alight after a celebratory ceremony of fire and non-amplified music. (drums, guitars and other instruments)

The resulting ashes will be mixed with fertilizer and a tree-pot built on Sunday, so the following weekend a meiboom tree can be planted to complete the fertility circle – just in time for all those returning from the Burning Man to join, adding their own ashes from the Man. Ribbons will be available where you can write your wishes for the coming year and tie them to the tree until the end of the Magneet Festival.

Get involved, participate, find out how you can help, dance around the fire – and make this Burn one to remember!
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2012, 02:49:38 PM »
This reverend explains this return of pagan practices ...

http://christwire.org/2012/08/burning-man-festival-causes-hurricane-isaac-70-earthquakes-in-california/
Burning Man Festival Causes Hurricane Isaac, 70 Earthquakes in California
Reverend Clyde H. Higgins

Posted August 27, 2012 by Reverend Clyde H. Higgins in Science

Heathen children utter the written lyrics from post-modern Satan-worship bands the The Atheist Phish, Snoop Lion and DJ Kalafi, until sweat drips down their brow and they summon The Burning Man himself, Satan.  

Every year, pagan anarchists gather in the Black Rock Desert area of nothern Nevada to do the unthinkable.  Equipped with ancient knowledge passed down from the times of Vlad Tepes, The Church of the Devil’s modern followers mix ancient, dark rites with modern electronica music, lurid drugs and wanton carnality, calling the festival The Burning Man.  At the end of their ceremonies, beyond the hazy musk of unwed baby creation and armpits devoid deodarant, smolders a tall, imposing figure.  It is Satan, called to Earth to celebrate ‘his chosen birthday’ if the festival has met his approval.  And since 1989, is has.
 
Historians report that the reemergence of the Burning Man cult started in Malibu, California, during the summer of 1989.  Several friends from Brentwood were diving off the coast and came across a decrepit old chest that had stone-engraved tablets within.  The tablets were written in ancient Romanian, with close inspection of the artifacts revealing human bone fragments were likely done to do the engraving.
 
After getting the tablets translated, the friends performed the rituals as demanded — playing songs by Chris DeBurgh and Sinead O’Connor while doing flesh touching ritual with each other – - and to their shock, Satan appeared before them and applauded.  Several of the friends thought perhaps it was all the copious amounts of drugs the ritual demanded to be consumed, but a VHS tape confirmed the impossible:  written on their tablets were instructions on how to call Satan to Earth, on the scientific day of his birth:  the Summer Solstice.

Men: Married men are required to throw their wedding bands into a giant smeltering pot, so that their symbols of vows can be melted down and reformed into false idols that resemble Emmy awards. After ‘throwing off the shackles of marriage’, married men are allowed to join up with single men in Viagral lines, where they are given handfuls of the medicine along with potently addictive mind altering drugs like Cannabis.
 
Women: Women at Burning Man are not allowed to wear clothing. If you have a girlfriend or daughter who is just ‘spending a fun weekend at with friends’, congratulations, you’ve got a Satanic harlot in your life. After she is pumped full of Quaaludes and Uncle Tweety’s liquid Flipper LSD, her mind will be just a pliable, loose and willing as her body. She won’t remember a thing and remember, every single man has permastiff within his pants. Add the thrusting, bumping beats of all the musicians in attendance and the women’s timing method will be just right for a Satanic explosion of illicit impregnation and disease propogation.
 
It’s estimated that after Burning Man, STD rates for America suddenly jump by 9% and unplanned pregnancy by 24%.
 
Children: Children whose parents are rotten enough to bring them to Burning Man are forced into hard labor. Cleaning the spots of sin, fetching water for the bands and purportedly, but not confirmed, one must be thrown into Satan’s burning arms when he appears.
 
With all this evil taking place in the Nevada desert, it’s no wonder God is so angry that he’s giving us clear signs that we should be intervening and making this festival come to an end.
 
To the West, where Burning Man was first created, God has repeatedly banged his hands on his desk and caused 70 earthquakes in one day.

To the East, God has postponed the GOP convention because there are more pressing matters. God has grabbed our attention with Hurricane Isaac and letting us know he has the power to ‘drench out’ any Burning Man, no matter the size.

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Women: Women at Burning Man are not allowed to wear clothing.

http://www.motherjones.com/slideshows/2011/09/burning-man-naked-women-rule/marco-cochrane-bliss-dance-burning-man-2010
Burning Man Spotlight: Why Naked Women Rule

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http://burners.me/2012/07/16/the-hidden-dangers-of-the-rainbow/
The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow

Black Rock City is made up of all kinds of people, and some are not just spectators, they are agents for those who are actually completely against the party.
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Burning Man began on the summer solstice, a Pagan festival. Later, it was moved to Labor Day weekend.

Interestingly, in Europe, Labor Day is celebrated on May 1 – the Feast of Beltane, another significant Pagan date. The name Beltane derives from “La Baal Tinne”, it  means the “Fire of Bel” (aka Baal, the Sun god).

The fertility festival is a combination of feasting and orgies, for one night, married couples are allowed to remove their wedding rings and bang whoever they want.

No similarities at all to Burning Man then. Burning Man insists that this is the #1 Media Myth, they have never done anything to associate the festival with Paganism. Just another one of these Burning Man coincidences – they start the festival on a Pagan date (solstice), then move it to the US equivalent of another Pagan date (Labor Day). Simply an accident! And the way the city is laid out, and the ritualistic elements of the Burn? Just another bizarre coincidence, eat the acid and don’t worry about it.

Burning Man has all the makings of a great pagan holiday with Made in the U.S.A. stamped on it.

It’s got the drummers, dancers, trancers, fire and a central idol, etc. Perhaps that was the intention from its inception.  I toy with the idea that some powerful luciferians in this country commissioned Larry Harvey to be a front man and provide a cover in order to establish a uniquely American paganistic-/-humanistic holiday over time without arousing suspicion.

It is a curious fact that Harvey chose to reschedule the event from the Summer Solstice to Labor Day weekend. 

While Labor Day in America may have been started by well meaning unions over a century ago, it is nevertheless a man-centered holiday, focusing on his acknowledgement of his own labors.  We see a similar symboitic blending of paganism and humanism take place in Europe each year when they celebrate their Labor Day and the satanic/ wiccan holiday of Beltaine both on May 1st.
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 01:12:24 PM »
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/sep/02/festivals
Burning Man festival 2013 - in pictures

Once a year, 68,000 people from all over the world gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance

theguardian.com, Monday 2 September 2013 13.58 EDT   




An aerial view of the Burning Man 2013 arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada - the remote desert site is cut off from much of the outside world
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 01:35:56 PM »
http://burners.me/2013/04/25/9-ways-to-die-at-burning-man/
9 Ways to Die at Burning Man
by Whatsblem the Pro
Apr 25 2013

The motto “keep Burning Man potentially fatal” is more than just humor; it’s a reflection of the fact that Black Rock City, for all its rules and regulations, began as an Autonomous Zone. Likewise, the warning on the back of each and every ticket: YOU MIGHT DIE, and that’s your responsibility.

It’s kind of an odd responsibility to have, given that the corporation that runs Burning Man ostensibly began as a response to a string of grisly deaths on and near the playa. You’d think that if co-opting an Autonomous Zone was a proper and necessary response to those deaths, the Org would want to explicitly take responsibility for people dying at Burning Man. . . but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, so the Org gets to put a fence around everything and sell tickets and make rules, but the potentially lethal nature of the event is still your problem and yours alone.
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Technically, you can be almost certain that you won’t die at Burning Man. . . because even if your heart stops or your head comes off or you otherwise cease to function metabolically at Burning Man, you probably won’t be declared dead until you get to Reno. The Org’s propaganda machine takes full advantage of this technicality, and conveniently does not include deaths declared off-playa in their tally of deaths at the event, no matter how or where the mayhem happened
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2013, 01:38:54 PM »


  It is amazing that 68,000 people attended this year.
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2013, 02:25:17 PM »
 It is amazing that 68,000 people attended this year.

I think it's become the "public" Bohemian grove - with "camps" and all.... I suspect that there is at least one sacrifice performed each year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408547/Former-NATO-Supreme-Commander-Wesley-Clark-spotted-Burning-Man-festival-Nevada.html
Has Burning Man become so mainstream that even four-star generals are attending?
Former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark 'spotted' at festival

The retired general and former Democratic Party presidential nominee is amongst the 68,000 people enjoying the party in the desert
By David Mccormack
PUBLISHED: 17:24 EST, 1 September 2013  | UPDATED: 03:36 EST, 2 September 2013

This year's Burning Man festival in the remote Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada has been filled to capacity over the weekend and one of the 68,000 people in attendance has been retired U.S. Army general and former Democratic Party presidential nominee Wesley Clark.

That's according to Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder, Harvard Law School professor, and former Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, who tweeted that had spent time speaking with Clark on Saturday afternoon.

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The temporary encampment and art festival in Pershing County was filled with 68,000 attendees by Friday morning and the sheriff's department was not allowing anyone in unless someone else left.  
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Organizers have reported that one person was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter this week after being struck by a vehicle. No other serious incidents have been reported.
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This year’s event is the largest ever, even with tickets costing up to $650.  Attendance peaked last year at 56,000.
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'Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?'

'He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob,"' reads the website.

'His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts




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TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
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She discusses some bizarre things with her friend Donna and later realizes pages are missing from her secret journal, probably stolen by the entity known as BOB. She discusses this with her friend Harold and tells him that BOB is going to kill her if he can't possess her. Harold says that BOB isn't real.

http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Killer_BOB

Killer BOB is the primary antagonist, a personification of evil in Twin Peaks, akin to Satan or other fictional Dark Forms (beings that embody "evil" in its purest sense).

Killer BOB is a demonic entity from the Black Lodge, a realm of pure evil which exists on an alternate plane of reality. He spends most of his time on Earth possessing human beings, although he also travels in the form of an owl.
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2013, 05:56:42 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziMngIl_Xwg
Please Help Me Find Molly - Burning Man 2012

http://sfist.com/2013/08/13/heres_where_your_molly_went_sfpd_ge.php
SFPD Scores With Huge $1.5 Million MDMA Bust
By Andrew Dalton in News on Aug 13, 2013 5:50 PM

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If your guy with the molly hookup flaked on Sunday, thus ruining your ability to enjoy lite rock while totally rolling balls, this update from the San Francisco Police might have something to do with it: SFPD "got lucky" while following up on a possible burglary and literally walked right into one of the department's biggest drug busts ever.

Officers were responding to a report of possible vandalism and burglary on the 3300 block of Mission Street near Bernal Heights just after 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, when they found a broken window on the ground floor and a trail of blood leading into an apartment upstairs. Officers searched one empty apartment before following the blood trail to a second apartment where Benjamin Hagerl, age 36, stupidly answered the door covered in blood.

Inside they found 31-year-old Steven Terrell, along with duffel bags containing more than 23 kilograms of MDMA powder and over 30,000 pills. Police also seized nearly $30 grand worth of cash and computer equipment.

MDMA and molly, if you're not up to speed on your drugs du jour, are the cleverly re-branded version of Ecstasy that all the kids and rap stars and coke-weary New Yorkers are into these days.
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A French movie crew is on the Playa to do a 3-D IMAX movie of Burning Man 2013. Here they're doing an interview with the artists behind "Church Trap." This structure will be burned to the ground later in the week. (Photo: Nevada Bureau of Land Management)
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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2014, 02:50:32 PM »
Let human sacrifices begin ....

http://time.com/3181635/burning-man-rain/
Burning Man Reopens After Rain Delays Festival
Laura Stampler @LauraStampler
08/26/2014
 
Inclement weather had threatened to douse the famous desert "burn"
Hippies and tech moguls alike will finally be able to get into Burning Man Tuesday after rain delayed the festival’s opening.

While Burning Man’s official Twitter had warned attempted revelers that cops were turning away cars Monday due to inclement weather, it announced that the festival’s Reno gates would reopen Tuesday at 6 a.m. local time.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man (Nevada) - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2014, 01:08:03 PM »
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Each of these massive sculptures depicts a female nude in a state of joy. The first, Bliss Dance, appeared on the playa in 2010, followed by Truth Is Beauty in 2013. Artist Marco Cochrane imagined the sculptures as a series of three, designed to call attention to the treatment of women and to depict them in a state of beauty, safety, and self-acceptance. Inspired by the traumatic assault of a childhood friend, he dedicates this series to the empowerment of the female, which he believes would return the world to a more peaceful balance.


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An Office Team-Building Summit Conducted By Employee Who Wasn't Allowed to Go to Burning Man:
shiva - Life and Death



http://fortune.com/2014/08/26/burning-man-vs-bohemian-grove/
Burning Man vs. Bohemian Grove: What's the difference?
by   Adam Lashinsky 
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  August 26, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT

The country-club set and the hippies in the desert have more in common than you’d think.

Just before the weekend, I was chatting with someone who rather excitedly was heading off to Burning Man this week. She mentioned the elaborate plans in progress for the “camp” she planned to inhabit for the duration of the event in the Nevada desert. Never having been to Burning Man, I share assumptions about the gathering with other deprived souls, that, in Nick Bilton’s amusing words, it is “a white-hot desert filled with 50,000 stoned, half-naked hippies doing sun salutations while techno music thumps through the air.” In other words—and I swear I’m not being judgmental here—it’s probably not my cup of tea.

What triggered a reaction in my brain was the word “camp.” Attendees of “The Burn” put great effort into their camps. It’s their community-within-a-community for a week, their little (or big) social unit, and a source of pride and cohesion. Great care goes into transporting materials to build the camp as well as to feed its residents, right down to the suggested amount of water per day per person. People visit each other’s camps. It’s all very social. It seems to be one of the great joys of Burning Man.

My epiphany over the word “camp” was that only a few weeks ago I was listening to someone else talk about the various camps at Bohemian Grove, a rather different gathering of people in Monte Rio, Calif., along the Russian River and, like Burning Man, a relatively easy drive from San Francisco. “The Grove,” you see, also has camps, some that are bare-bones and others that are quite elaborate, with white table linens and servants. (Bilton reports that the rich and powerful at Burning Man have “Sherpas,” a slightly more palatable expression than servant.) One of the popular things that Grovesmen—and they are men—and their guests do is visit each other’s camps. I should note that I’ve never been to Bohemian Grove either.

I mentioned the comparison to the “Burner” and was immediately met with disagreement. Burning Man is open to all; Bohemian Grove is open only to men—typically white, affluent, Republican men, and certainly by invitation only. All true.

But the comparisons are too many to ignore. The central event of Burning Man is, obviously, burning the wooden man in effigy, a spectacular finale to the event. In Burning Man lore the burning of the man is an act of “radical self-expression,” with apparent roots to pagan rituals. Or maybe the hippies in the desert simply were imitating the WASPs in the redwoods, who for years have conducted the “Cremation of the Care,” a Bohemian Grove tradition of burning a coffin effigy to signify a “cathartic release of life’s worries.” Members of Bohemian Grove vow not to discuss business in their hallowed place, and they have an expression to codify the prohibition: “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here.” Burning Man also isn’t supposed to be about business, and no doubt there are pros and cons among attendees regarding the lack of Internet access. One can almost hear the pre-emptive business comment at Burning Man: “Dude, let’s connect later on LinkedIn.”

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https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130907165316-53941045-why-entrepeneurs-love-burning-man
Why Entrepeneurs Love Burning Man

September 07, 2013


If you walk around Silicon Valley in the week prior to Labor Day weekend, it more resembles Death Valley rather than its usual bustling self. With the cult Burning Man event on the horizon in the Nevada Desert, the absence of entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Sergy Brin and Mark Zuckerberg has become the norm rather than the rarity.

The pre-conceived perception I had of Burning Man was of some hedonistic party fuelled by dust inhalation, put together by the equivalent of the modern day Illuminati. Hence I went forth with both intrigue and, I must admit, some trepidation – largely based on a deep-seated fear of not quite fitting in.

For those who haven’t heard of Burning Man let me attempt a synopsis - though now, having attended, I realise trying to compare it with anything in the real world doesn’t do this incredible melting pot of sensory overload justice, and my own experience is going to colour my commentary.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 02:04:06 PM »
The Muck rises to the top .... Nouveau Illuminati Riche

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733447/Silicon-Valley-tech-elites-ruining-Burning-Man-festival-luxury-camps-hired-help-private-chefs.html
Silicon Valley tech elites accused of ruining the spirit of Burning Man festival with luxury camps, hired help and private chefs By Alex Greig for MailOnline

San Francisco will likely resemble a ghost-town Monday morning, with empty Google buses and coffee grinders gone quiet in Starbucks as the city's tech community descends on the Nevada desert for the annual art, music and everything else festival, Burning Man.

The festival dates back to 1986 and is based on ideals of community and inclusion - but visiting the ad-hoc city that rises from the desert each year has become a status symbol for the tech elite.
The one-upmanship of San Francisco tech nouveau riche, with their luxury accommodations and chef-prepared meals, is at odds with the spirit of the festival, say some longtime 'burners.

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Silicon Valley burners: (left to right) Facebook found Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Google's Sergey Brin have all attended Burning Man in the past. Each one is worth more than $30billion

A man who attends the festival annually with a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs told The New York Times that the camp they establish costs $25,000 per person - but not for the models who are flown in on private jets from New York.

'We have the craziest chefs in the world and people who build yurts for us that have beds and air-conditioning. Yes, air-conditioning in the middle of the desert,' he said.

Regular attendees haul camping gear or drive rented RVs to the desert and pay $300 to camp for 10 days, using portable toilets and freshening up with wet wipes.

And flying in the face of the festival's tenets of 'radical self-reliance,' and 'communal effort,' some camps come complete with 'sherpas,' [ SLAVES ]   or hired help.


Glampers: (left to right) The Winklevoss twins, Larry Page of Google, and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk have all spent 10 luxurious days in Nevada's Black Rock Desert

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According to The New York Times, there are up to 30 sherpas waiting on 12 attendees who fly in on private planes and are then driven to their camp in luxury RVs and fed meals prepared by teams of top chefs.

Sherpas handle the rest - costumes, which are a big part of Burning Man life, drugs, and any other whim.
'The tech start-ups now go to Burning Man and eat drugs in search of the next greatest app,” Tyler Hansen, who worked as a sherpa, told The New York Times.

'Burning Man is no longer a counterculture revolution. It’s now become a mirror of [illuminati] society.'

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This year's festival sold out within an hour.

After it moved from San Francisco's Baker Beach, the inaugural Burning Man in Nevada drew some 80 people in 1990. The first 1,000-plus crowd was in 1993, and attendance doubled each of the next three years before reaching 23,000 in 1999. The crowd was capped at 50,000 under a five-year permit that expired in 2010.

On Monday, an expected 68,000 people will land in Black Rock City - but not all of them will be there for the same reason.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2014, 02:35:52 PM »
So it goes ... always an "accident" or "suicide" .

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736748/Woman-dies-falling-moving-bus-Burning-Man.html
Pictured: Woman, 29, killed at Burning Man after she was run over by a bus filled with festival-goers in Nevada desert
Alicia Cipicchio, 29, was hit by the bus after midnight on Thursday and died at the scene

Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert reopened 6 a.m. Tuesday after it was postponed on its opening day
Annual free-spirited event attracts upwards of 70,000 people each year for a week-long party binge in the desert
Rain fell early on Monday morning turning the huge site into a muddy mess but perfect weather is now forecast for the rest of the week

By Associated Press and James Nye and Lydia Warren for MailOnline
Published: 08:28 EST, 28 August 2014 | Updated: 01:14 EST, 29 August 2014


A woman has died at Burning Man after being struck by a bus carrying partygoers, authorities have said.

Alicia Louise Cipicchio, 29, from Jackson, Wyoming, was hit by the vehicle just after midnight on Thursday morning and died at the scene, according to Pershing County Officials. Authorities are now working to determine what led to the accident.

In a statement, Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell said: 'This is a terrible accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and campmates. Black Rock Rangers and Emergency Services Department staff are providing support to those affected.'

Cipicchio was an artist who worked at the RARE Gallery of Fine Art in Jackson Hole, according to her Facebook page.

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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2014, 12:30:54 PM »
http://burners.me/2014/08/20/gentrification/
$2 million camps: Gentrification of Burning Man (NYT)

The New York Times published a story by Nick Bilton today (it will be in the print edition Thursday) about Burning Man. They referenced our story about Private Concierge services.

A few different perspectives are presented in this story – by no means all of them. It’s very interesting. He talks of $25,000/head camps where “models” get to go for free. By definition a modelling gig at Burning Man makes you a fetish model, right? At least. It’s a great place to get a week long job if you’re a dancer too. He also tells of camps with “sherpas”, where 12 people had 30 volunteers running around for them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/fashion/at-burning-man-the-tech-elite-one-up-one-another.html?_r=1
A Line Is Drawn in the Desert - At Burning Man, the Tech Elite One-Up One Another
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http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150626/us-burning-man-requests-6a7736905f.html
Burning Man pushes back on upgraded amenities for officials
Jun 26, 6:35 PM (ET)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man festival organizers are pushing back after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management requested upgraded accommodations for its officials at this year's event in the Nevada desert.

The federal agency asked for flush toilets, washers and dryers, hot water, air conditioning, vanity mirrors, refrigerators and couches at its on-site camp, called the Blue Pit, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported (http://on.rgj.com/1GxU4Bb) Friday. The toilets are also to be cleaned daily by Burning Man staff.

Festival leaders have refused the request, saying those amenities alone would cost $1 million and hike its permit fees to about $5 million. Burning Man holds the largest special-recreation permit in the country, but its cost has steadily increased in recent years. In 2011, the permit fees were $858,000.

"We want to work this out. We're getting close to the event, but we feel that there are more common-sense and cost-effective solutions," Burning Man spokesman Jim Graham said.

But the Bureau of Land Management said state and federal officials will use the accommodations and that they're needed for security. Staff was added after a fatal crash last year, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

"It's safe to say that if you were working 14 to 16 hours a day in white-out conditions on the hot playa, you don't want them to be unrested. Safety, security and health are paramount. That, I will not forgo," said Gene Seidlitz, the bureau's Winnemucca District Manager.
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After the Reno Gazette-Journal's report, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada weighed in with a letter to Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell. He called the requested accommodations unprecedented, extravagant and "outlandishly unnecessary."

The event has been held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert for 23 years, which Reid said was a cultural benefit that also contributes $35 million to the local economy each year.

"Part of Burning Man's philosophy is self-reliance and living with the elements is part of the experience. Flush toilets and laundry facilities can be found about ten miles away in Gerlach, Nevada, if BLM's employees need such amenities," Reid said.

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei's office is also looking into the matter.

The festival, scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, can accommodate 70,000 people. Permits are typically issued weeks before

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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2015, 12:48:05 PM »
Burning man began Monday ...

update - as an aside it appears that Lake Tahoe (north) Basin is being used as a staging area for "Burners" . That is they "hang" here before and after the event and use the area to stage their gear ( Winnebago's , tents , ATVS , scooters and bikes and whatnot) 

This has been going on for several years but has been more obvious the last couple of years. This is also the week of "August Nights" so it's just a madhouse


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http://www.rgj.com/story/life/2015/08/03/burning-man-outlaws-hobbyist-drones-cuts-back-others/31090655/
Burning Man outlaws hobby drones, cuts back others
Jenny Kane, RGJ 6:48 a.m. PDT August 4, 2015

Drones will be harder to spot at this year’s Burning Man since no one will be allowed to fly them simply for fun this time around.

On Monday, Burning Man organizers announced that they eliminated hobbyist drone flying in a new policy, which will go into effect for this year’s event in the Black Rock Desert. The annual arts and free expression extravaganza is set for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7.

“People were breaking the rules,” said Burning Man spokesman Jim Graham on Monday.

While as many as 200 drones were cruising the air at last year’s event, only 30 will do so this year. The application process to fly a drone at this year’s event opened Monday and will close Aug. 14.
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Four Blood Moons cometh
the peaceful Wiccans (Burning man is coming):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3185641/Florida-family-brutally-murdered-HAMMER-ritualistic-killing-involving-witchcraft-set-coincide-Blue-Moon.html
Florida family murdered with a hammer in 'ritualistic Wiccan killing planned to coincide with the Blue Moon'
A Florida family was brutally killed Tuesday at their home in Pensacola, Florida and discovered by authorities on Friday
Mother Voncile Smith, 77, and her sons John William Smith, 49, and Richard Thomas Smith, 47, were killed with a hammer
Richard was also shot in the head and all three had their throats slit in what police believe was a ritualistic killing
Police also believe witchcraft was involved and that these murders were committed to coincide with the Blue Moon on Friday
A person of interest has been questioned but no arrests have been made so far

By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com

Published: 22:58 EST, 4 August 2015  | Updated: 09:02 EST, 5 August 2015

A Florida family were brutally murdered last week in what police are calling a 'ritualistic Wiccan killing' possibly tied to last week's Blue Moon.

The three victims - mother Voncile Smith, 77; and her sons John William Smith, 49, and Richard Thomas Smith, 47 - were found dead in their Pensacola home on Friday after being killed on Tuesday.

Authorities also say they believe the killings were meant to coincide with the appearance of a second full moon in the same calendar month, despite the fact that the lunar event occurred on Friday and the three were murdered Tuesday evening

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Sexual assault at Burning Man, while uncommon and unconscionable, does happen. Sexual assault is defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities such as forced sexual intercourse, fondling, and attempted rape. While Black Rock City is a community of thousands of well-meaning people, there are some who look to take advantage of others. In some cases, their intent is criminal.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2015, 02:55:28 PM »
very little news considering all the hype ... they are out there building black rock city:

http://blog.burningman.com/2015/08/building-brc/bustin-dunes-and-swattin-bugs/
August 14, 2015   |  Filed under Building BRC.   
 Bustin’ dunes and swattin’ bugs
 Posted by John Curley

Good news!

The playa is “harder and flatter” than it was last year, and maybe harder and flatter than it has been for the past several years. That’s not just my opinion, either. I always seem to get a little too rhapsodic about playa conditions in my exuberance to be back in the desert. “Harder and flatter” is how D.A. his own self described the condition of Black Rock City. And of course D.A. should know, because he’s the person in charge of making sure the desert looks the same after the event as it did before.
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The placement of the city is a bit closer to Gerlach this year, somewhere between a quarter- and a half-mile closer. Burning Man takes place in the same general area of the Black Rock Desert every year, but inside the event closure area, the city’s footprint is moved around so it doesn’t wear out the same portion of the desert every year.
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And there’s another effect of the unseasonable wetness: Bugs. There are lots of bugs around, including mosquitoes. You couldn’t stand outside in Gerlach as the sun went down without getting bitten to death. We’re not sure yet how bad it will be out on the playa, but be smart and pack some lavender oil or bug spray or whatever you use.

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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2015, 12:42:39 PM »
well it over today no real news ... I thought this was interesting ... while the young'uns are taking mdma ... Timothy Leary's ashes are brought to the Burning Man ...   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3224603/Susan-Sarandon-ceremoniously-bids-farewell-LSD-guru-Timothy-Leary-carrying-ashes-makeshift-church-Burning-Man.html
A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon lays Timothy Leary's ashes to rest in a 'church' at Burning Man

Susan Sarandon, 67, led a belated funeral procession for her dear friend, the 'godfather of LSD' Timothy Leary (bottom right), at Burning Man on Saturday, 19 years after he died. Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church (top right), the actress - who was wearing a bridal gown (left) - said she decided to lay Leary to rest at the festival surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychedelic drug to honor his memory. 'I think he'd be so happy,' Sarandon said of Leary, who died and was cremated in 1996. 'I think he would have loved the chaos. He would have loved it. And all these people honoring him with LSD.'

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Most of Leary's ashes were sent into outer space in 1997, but Sarandon kept some. The 'funeral' comes shortly after Sarandon gushed about Leary in an interview with the Daily Beast.



http://www.etonline.com/news/171265_susan_sarandon_posts_pictures_from_burning_man/
Behold! Susan Sarandon, Queen of Burning Man!
by John Boone      2:53 PM PDT, September 03, 2015
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When asked about attending Burning Man last year, Sarandon revealed, "I'm not new to the idea of mushrooms. I don't really like chemical things, really."

"Timothy Leary [a psychologist who advocated psychedelic drugs] was a friend of mine, so that acid was nice and pure," she added. "But I'm not really looking for chemicals, and I don't like to feel speedy. But I've done Ayahuasca and I've done mushrooms and things like that. But I like those drugs in the outdoors -- I'm not a city-tripper."
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https://thump.vice.com/en_ca/article/death-and-ecstasy-the-rise-and-fall-of-burning-mans-original-rave-ghetto
Death and Ecstasy: The Rise and Fall of Burning Man's Original Rave Ghetto
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Again, he nodded, increasingly alarmed that this young girl would not survive the night in her current state. Though every ticket to Burning Man had the phrase "YOU MIGHT DIE, and that's your responsibility," printed on the back, Ted began to wonder if that caveat would actually hold up in a court of law. As thoughts of her demise swirled through his head, she looked and him and asked:

"Do you know where I can find some E?"

At that moment Ted knew it was over. The camp he had worked hard to perfect for five years was falling apart. Word was, the narcs were taking prisoners, casualties were mounting steadily and the ravers were to blame. By the end of the weekend, one person was killed, three more people would be severely injured and Burning Man's original "techno ghetto" would be just a memory.

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The tension between Burning Man's organizers and rave culture is nothing new. Burning Man's intertwined and at times, adversarial relationship with electronic music culture has dated back to nearly the beginning of its existence
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"There's way too much music out there now. It's just this train wreck of unfortunate, uncurated garbage. It's like a city where you have 1100 nightclubs and you only need six."

Still he is proud of his contribution to the evolution of the festival. "I think it became an indelible mark on Burning Man. Someone pointed out recently that Burning Man didn't really grow until the rave culture was added and then it became something different and started doubling in size every year."
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2016, 03:26:56 PM »
http://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burning-man/2016/08/11/burning-man-turns-30-untold-lives-nevadas-burner-royalty/88065326/
Burning Man turns 30: The untold lives of Nevada's Burner royalty
The stories of the three founders who now call Nevada home.
Jenny Kane, jkane@rgj.com

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts telling the stories of Burning Man's founders.

It is no secret that Burning Man changes lives.

Transformation is a huge part of the 70,000-person annual arts gathering in Northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert. What is lesser known, however, is how it has changed the lives of some of the people who created it.

Crimson Rose, Will Roger and Michael Mikel are the three Burning Man founders who have made Nevada their home in recent years. They all have different stories to tell. Between the 70s and 80s, they arrived in San Francisco and became part of a celebration called Burning Man. Over three decades, they would change the festival and the festival would change them.

Rose would become the resident fire goddess. Roger would learn to build a city. Together, Rose and Roger would find love. Mikel, he would become "Danger Ranger," protector of the playa's people.

Today, Rose, Roger and Mikel are Nevada’s Burner royalty.
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http://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burning-man/2016/07/15/why-years-burning-man-temple-has-no-name/87088796/
Why this year's Burning Man temple has no name
 Jenny Kane, jkane@rgj.com 10:06 a.m. PDT July 18, 2016

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Instead of attaching a message or theme to the temple as has been done in years past, Best wants Burners to make what they want of the temple. He hopes that from hereon in, the temple will be known only as "The Temple." The temple crew will continue encouraging Burners to create makeshift memorials within the temple, pinning photos, writing letters and placing trinkets within its walls.

The temple has long been known as an architectural tribute to loss at Burning Man, the most significant burn aside from the burning of the man, on the penultimate night of the weeklong, annual gathering of about 70,000 people celebrating freedom of expression and art in the Black Rock Desert. During the Sunday night burn, the temple is engulfed in flames and the crowd remains somber, a striking contrast to the night before when fireworks and celebration are the backdrop of the man's burn.

"When you're building a temple it has to be humble," Best said during an interview in April.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2016, 03:31:33 PM »
http://journal.burningman.org/2016/08/black-rock-city/building-brc/fence-day-2016-stories-from-the-front-lines/
Fence Day 2016: Stories From the Front Lines
August 11, 2016   By Shalaco
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Black Rock City’s trash fence was invented by Lawrence Breed in 1996 to ensure Burning Man leaves no trace.


On August 5, 2016, the trash fence went up once again, establishing the borders of what will be Black Rock City. Below are accounts from some of the hard-working DPW members that accomplished the Herculean feat of laying nine miles and 6,000 fence stakes of the iconic trash fence.

Thanks to Flophouse, Eva, President, Duchess, Jenn Kotila, Kimba for sharing their stories from the front lines.
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https://youtu.be/YKXvIirg6cU
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2016, 03:34:01 PM »
http://djmag.com/news/burning-man-organisers-buy-land-near-black-rock
BURNING MAN ORGANISERS BUY UP LAND NEAR BLACK ROCK
Area the size of city block purchased by festival owners...
DJ Mag Staff
Wed, 08/10/2016 - 09:48

Black Rock City, LLC — the company behind world famous festival, Burning Man — has bought up chunks of land in Gerlach, a city near the Black Rock Desert where the event is held.

Reportedly the size of a whole city block, the space was purchased from Giovanni "Bruno" Selmi, a local business owner who runs the city's only diner, gambling hall and motel, for $169,993.

The Burning Man organisers also bought a 3,800-acre Fly Ranch for $6.5 million back in June, "with the intention of amplifying and extending Burning Man culture." The festival also announced plans to set up a base in Holland in 2017.

This year's festival takes place from 28th August to 5th September.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2016, 12:14:53 PM »
Burning Man "Modern Art" is spreading out - all forced with public funding ... ,,,,

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see also for reference:
http://henrymakow.com/howkultureiscontrived.html
How the Illuminati Control Culture October 6, 2013

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/55-foot-statue-nude-woman-spurs-debate-san-leandro-california-campus/
55-foot statue of nude woman spurs debate on Northern California tech campus

SAN LEANDRO, California -- A new 55-foot tall statue is taking shape on the brand new San Leandro tech campus, but some locals are raising questions about whether the giant nude woman is appropriate public art.

CBS San Francisco reports that so far, only a pair of nicely shaped lower legs have been raised. It's the rest of the sculpture called "Truth Is Beauty" that is eliciting some mixed reviews

"You know how some people are. Some people don't want to see nobody naked. Not even a bird," said San Leandro resident William Eckels

The statue of a nude female form with a graceful dancer's body, her arms outstretched and reaching skyward, made its debut at Burning Man three years ago.

Some think it's a welcome addition to San Leandro's new tech campus.

"I didn't think of it as offensive in any way, because it's just a woman posing who happens to be naked, said supporter Breana Lankford. "And it's pretty see through, so it's not like there's going to be any explicit details."

The city required the developer to include public art at the new campus.

And since the design was unveiled, City Manager Chris Zappata said supporters have outnumbered opponents two to one.

"There is a dearth of representation of women in the tech industry," said Zappata. "And this hopefully will start to bring attention to that problem as well as bring public art to our community."

The rest of the sculpture will arrive in mid-October, likely draped in the same patchwork of praise and criticism that greeted its announcement.
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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2016, 05:32:46 PM »
So it begins again ....  The new modern pagan religion ... Burning Man .. with byrners
The burners use Lake Tahoe for a staging stopover area on their push to Blackrock ,... oh the strangeness, oh the joy ...


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3762639/Thousands-arrive-Nevada-desert-day-Burning-Man-begins.html
Burners light the fuse! Thousands of 'dreamers and doers' descend on Black Rock City for world famous counter-culture festival that operates purely on barter system
Burning Man festival began on Sunday in a dried up lake in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
The annual festival, which runs until September 5, becomes its own temporary city due to number of people
On Sunday, hundreds of RVs began rolling into the Black Rock Desert carrying thousands of revelers

By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 15:48 EST, 28 August 2016  | Updated: 16:10 EST, 28 August 2016


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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2017, 03:59:28 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4625576/BurnThe Burning Man flood: Desert that hosts Black Rock City is transformed into a LAKE by record winter - and now the festival could be forced to RELOCATE
Thousands are expected to attend the massive arts rendezvous from August 27 to September 4 in Nevada
But thanks to an extra wet winter season, there's still large standing pools of water on the desert basin
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issues the permit allowing Burning Man to use the playa for the event
BLM spokesman Kyle Hendrix said it's 'taking a bit longer to dry this year due to the above average participation we saw earlier in the year'

He added that they are working on 'potential alternatives' for Burning Man in case the area is not dried out
By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com 

Published: 14:29 EDT, 22 June 2017  | Updated: 14:59 EDT, 22 June 2017
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Experts say the massive pool of standing water in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada is unusual and there is a possibility the area might not dry out before Burning Man - meaning it would have to be relocated

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Re: Deaths at Burning Man (Nevada)
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2017, 05:14:59 PM »
This thread is dedicated to research into deaths at the Burning Man Festivals North of Reno Nevada.

The very name "Burning Man" reflects a time when human sacrifice was used in pagan religions and as punishments.
Also known as the "Wicker Man" - Live men and women are placed inside a large wicker man and that is set on fire.

I have heard of people going "missing" , since many that make the trek hitchhike ... ie they never make it to the event or they never return from it.



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Re: Sacrifice at Burning Man - The New Grove in the Desert
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2017, 12:45:38 PM »
Needless to say the Nevada ptb love the millions of dollars that roll in with BM  ....

The Tat index is rising in Tahoe ... hmmm ... What could that mean?


https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/nation-now/2017/08/01/burning-man-gets-permit-officially-not-canceled/527759001/
Burning Man gets permit, officially not canceled
USA Today NetworkJenny Kane, Reno Gazette-JournalPublished 8:39 p.m. ET July 31, 2017

Take a look: The Black Rock Desert playa is almost dry on June 28, 2017. Earlier in the year, you could row a boat out there. Burning Man starts Aug. 27. -- Video by Andy Barron of the RGJ Andy Barron/RGJ

RENO — It's official: That behemoth pilgrimage of hippies, hipsters, weirdos and a few real Burners is on again.

Burning Man received its 2017 permit on Sunday from the Bureau of Land Management, the federal agency that oversees the health, safety and security operations at the 68,000-person arts hoopla in the Black Rock Desert just two hours north of Reno.

Up until a month ago, the desert playa was partially underwater due to flooding from this winter's heavy precipitation.

While one half of Burners were kayaking and skinny dipping in playa milk (the mucky concoction that was one part alkaline silt and two parts water), the other half were freaking out over the possibility that Burning Man could be canceled this year.
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