AntiM wrote:When the perimeter falls, we head the other way as fast as possible, out of the crowd. But then, we're pulling a fuel cart and going toward the flames is just silly.
Eric wrote:I watch the Disney spectacle from the Esplanade. I had no idea people still ran around it, so I'd say they're just misguided hippies.
In all honesty, don't over-think why things happen out there. Some things have become traditions because people have a tendency to want to follow the herd so they do what everyone else is doing. Taa-daa! Tradition! *cough*Tu-tu Tuesday*cough*
Just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean you have to.
Malachi Constant wrote:Since my first Burn four years ago, I was told that once the Man falls, the fashionable thing to do was to rush forward, ideally as close as possible, and from there to circle around his burning carcass three times before finally regaining some common fucking sense and moving off to find something productive to do with your night. That's the thing you're supposed to do, they said. So, assuming it was like the "drink a lot of water" thing they also said to do, circle three times I did.
AntiM wrote:That's the best time to score a playa coat when some overheated hippie leaves theirs on the ground and can't find the way back to their starting point. Three times around to get they good and confused and dizzy.
Eric wrote:In all honesty, don't over-think why things happen out there. Some things have become traditions because people have a tendency to want to follow the herd so they do what everyone else is doing. Taa-daa! Tradition! *cough*Tu-tu Tuesday*cough*
Bob wrote:In the words of my uncle -- for all the men pulling on the Man's rope, there is one who must piss up it.
Tawaf (طواف) is one of the Islamic rituals of pilgrimage. During the Hajj and Umrah, Muslims are to circumambulate the Kaaba (most sacred site in Islam) seven times, in a counterclockwise direction. The circling is believed to demonstrate the unity of the believers in the worship of the One God, as they move in harmony together around the Kaaba, while supplicating to Allah.
Pradakshina or Pradakshinam (Sanskrit), meaning circumambulation, consists of walking around in a 'circle' as a form of worship in Hindu ceremonies in India. The devotees walk around the sanctum sanctorum, the innermost chamber of the shrine housing the temple deity. It is done around sacred fire (Agni), trees and plants as well. Thus Pradakshina is done around Tulsi plant and Peepal tree. Pradakshina or Parikrama is done in pilgrimage centres also. Parikrama around the Govardhana mount near Mathura (UP) is very famous. This parikrama involves a walk of 26 miles around Govardhana hillock which is related to Shri Krishna's life as a child.
The circumambulation is done usually in a clockwise direction except in the Shiva temples. The clockwise direction is followed since the devotees should have their rightside towards the object of worship. For this, the devotees will have to walk towards their lefthand side from the front of the object of worship. Pradakshina literally means: to the right (Dakshina means right). The Bali stones should be included in the Pradakshina purview. So in Pradakshina, one goes to the left hand direction to keep the deity as also the Bali Stones around the Sanctum Sanctorum on one's right side.
Ugly Dougly wrote:What happens? All shit goes to fuck. That's what happens.
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