Greetings Burners Everywhere!
I'm seeking Burning Man participants to contribute to my ethnographic survey on spirituality and religion at the Burning Man festival. I hope to gather a wide variety of ideas on these subjects--from *all* perspectives. Why? Well, the parallels between Burning Man and "religion" have been noted by many folks over the years, but so far no one has undertaken a serious study of this association. I seek to fill that gap.
A bit about me--I'm a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and I'm writing my dissertation on Burning Man. I've been coming to Burning Man since 1996, and so have been a participant first, and a participant observer second. I volunteered for several years with the Media Team and have camped with the Blue Light District on and off since 1997.
I hope you will take a few moments to complete this questionnaire:
I estimate this will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Your identity will remain anonymous in any printed materials resulting from this survey unless you specifically state that it is okay to refer to you by the name you provide. And please feel free to forward this far and wide.
With much gratitude,