Scotto - - 2017

Burning Man - A Week of Radical Self Expression

'Burning Man is an Adult Playland', a 29-Hour a day party for a week; A Globally Charged Community in the desert of Northern Nevada.

'You can vacation in say Jamaica and see things that millions have seen before you and millions will see after you...Or you can trek yourself & stuff to BRC and see things that will only be available for one week to see'

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Nothing Without You - A Burning Man Movie

The movie Nothing Without You is another excellent movie about the power of Gifting @ Burning Man. It is available via the Burning Man Market Place.  Here are my favorite quotes from the film.

Burning Man is a week-long yearly festival that transforms Black Rock Desert into a community based on 'Radical Self-reliance' People come to create, to witness creation and to recreate themselves. It is the inner life turned outward. It is about goodness.  It is about sin. Prepare to enter the ephemeral world of Burning Man.


Dear Elise, I am very worried about you going to Burning Man...You are putting yourself in extreme danger.  Physically because the desert is dangerous especially when you are not familiar with that type of climate.  I just do not think you know enough of how to survive in the desert.  You are also putting yourself in great spiritual danger, because there is nothing of God where you are going and what you will be experiencing. This is very Pagan and total evil, which you will see if you decide to go.  Ask yourself this, is going to Burning Man worth loosing your life and possibly your soul...Love Mom.


In reality it is the art we make out of our lives...Burning Man happens to be our canvas.  We paint what we want on it.  It is an important thing, it is not just a festival, its not just a party, it is an important form of expression.


We have 800ft of sail we are going to put up...We hope we don't tip over...But we might...We do not want to run into any Fire Breathing Dragon's and catch on fire, but we might...We hope we do not blow anybody up...But we might


The Temple of Tears - The center of the alter is reserved for people who have taken their own life, the reason I chose that is because he in our culture we embrace things, tolerate things and celebrate things that the outside world does not understand.  This year it is about a gift, the Temple of Joy.


Reflect on those gifts that people have given you in your life and thank them...You also reflect on those gifts that you refuse to take.  The opportunities in your life that you did not take advantage of...You can spend all your life in remorse.  I cannot erase anything, the temple cannot erase memories but...If you take that information that is in your heart and you put it on a block and you take it outside yourself, forgive yourself, you will have joy.  Someone will still come up to you and say you didn't do this or you could have done that...and you say I know and I have made my peace with that...It will not go in you again.

When you come out here you are basically away from everything, structures, cultures, there is a vacuum, a void that happens, we try and fill it with the camps and art.  The constraints of the society you grew up in do not apply anymore.  Its actually quite humbling to go out on the desert and find a structure like that and realize that someone built it solely for you to find it.