Red Lightning Vision-2013 Cargo Cults
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A freight plane carrying crates of magical devises hits turbulence and must jettison its cargo to stay airborne. Seven wooden boxes fly through the air plummeting to the ground, breaking open on sacred land. The natives of the land tentatively approach to investigate these gifts and what they see fills them with awe. Their eyes are opened and all they know is transformed.
Over many generations the inhabitants work with these boxes, learn from them, hone them, and they evolve into what they called a MazeTrix. It is a maze that allows one to enter the very matrix of their soul to be awakened to the choices they make, and the impact those choices have on every piece of their lives. In order to be inducted into the tribe, each devotee must pass through this MazeTrix and engage in deep introspection. Each journeyer must navigate through the 4 challenges within: 1. What do you worship?, 2. Speaking Truth, 3. True Forgiveness, 4. Humble Gratitude. Completing the challenges, journeyers emerge from their trance and are worshiped, pampered, and honored at the Thrown of Worship. However, if their ego distracts them, they may find themselves in one of the MazeTrix’s 3 pitfalls: 1.
Alone in Darkness, 2. Imprisoned, or 3. Unrecognizable.
Visitors to this MazeTrix will be guided by Red Lightning tribespeople who have transformed into Shamanic Trixters donned in priestly circus wear, face-paint, and masks. Throughout the day and night we will engage playa-kin passing on the Esplanade, encouraging them through our MazeTrix’s wondrous passage, querying, coaxing, tricking them and asking them to write their deepest truths upon its pillars. This will be a fun and daring way for RL campers to dress up, be active, and engage new friends and family. This MazeTrix will sit in Red Lightning’s Frontage Courtyard on the Esplanade at Burning Man this year, where we will engage, guide, and offer joy, play, love, and healing to the Playa.
Across Esplanade this year we will host UniFire, a fabulous new fire performance stage on the Esplanade to offer the beauty of nighttime fire, fire performers, music, and dance! Fire Clans and DJ’s from all over the playa have been invited to participate. The UniFire stage will be flanked by Threshold, a stunning pair of climbable effigies representing the Divine Maculine and Sacred Feminine. Burners can sit in their laps to receive the healing they need from ancient wounding.
On Friday night, in in our Forgiveness Fire, we will host a ceremonial burn, releasing these effigies to the divine in forgiveness.
The Talk to God Phone Booth, a great Playa favorite, will be again on our land this year. Along with a new piece of art called the Soap Box.
This throwback to the Victorian make-shift pulpit upon which any citizen can use to communicate the word of the day, will be turned into a larger than life stage for anyone to stand and shout their creed to the Playa!
Since the retirement of our award-winning Entelekey, our team has been visioning a new structure called the Triad. This beautiful new structure will allow hundreds of people to attend events, extending its boundaries with no capacity limit. Its programing will include many Playa favorites that draw great crowds, and of course our regular dawn yoga and meditation, Sonya Sophia, Adam Apollo, and others. As usual, we will also bring new faces to Burning Man who will inspire and bring the gift of inception of dreams, ideas, and beauty.