2012: The Last Burn

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:28 am

It is interesting, and I think true, that, the first "million" is the hardest to make............
I use million as an example, for those of us still waiting to get there..........
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Postby jkisha » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:29 am

ygmir wrote:It is interesting, and I think true, that, the first "million" is the hardest to make............
I use million as an example, for those of us still waiting to get there..........


Yup, the first million is the hardest. Now I'm working on my second million.

I gave up on the first! :lol:

Actually, it's not that hard to make a million, it's hard to keep a million.

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this is not a rumor

Postby djsiago » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:52 pm

at my first burn i was flying on the playa , i have seen the vision of the whole crazy production called bm turning into one giant mayan calendar i start getting to the bottom of it , to check if there is any connction between bm and 2012 and i almost sure that daniel pinchbeck and larry harvey have this plan of creating this big mayan calendar and connect it to 2012 which we all will know about it till then , its not a conspiracy every burner knows deep inside that there is a connection, things will happen just joy the ride, our reality is about to change dramatically ,
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Postby ALICEtheGOON » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:18 am

thisisthatwhichis wrote:wow!!!... then what shall the theme be for 2013?...... 8)




DOOMED MAN...yeah ..definately ..because ..




we are ......
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Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:26 am

ALICEtheGOON wrote:
thisisthatwhichis wrote:wow!!!... then what shall the theme be for 2013?...... 8)




DOOMED MAN...yeah ..definately ..because ..




we are ......

I'd submit, since, the world for us is supposed to end in 2012, the theme might be:

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2012=transformation not end

Postby Yvonne » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:35 am

Thankfully (experiencing an Apocalypse would be kind of interesting, but on second thoughts I'd rather pass), interpreting 2012 as 'the end of the world' is a misreading; apparently according to the Mayan elders (rather than passing anthropologists) the Mayan calendar says the world's going to undergo great changes after a period of intense chaos and a banking crisis :) see http://www.biopark.org/peru/mayan-calen ... adden.html
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Postby Super Evil Brian » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:31 pm

AmericanFremin1 wrote:i hav heard that the lease (although reviewed every year by the BLM with the option to cancel) ends after the 2011 burn. reliable sources claim 2011 is the last year.

anyway, in 2012 we begin to enter hyper-space.....


Shit, this is the last year? I wish they would have said something. Maybe Dr. Dre decided to quit the thing after the 25th year when he started Burning Man.
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Postby TomServo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:56 pm

If it is the last year, 4th of Juplaya is still cheaper.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:51 am

Last = "final" or "previous"?
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Postby jkisha » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:23 pm

Might not have to wait until 2012: http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/may21/
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:41 pm

Ha! No torments at all for more than a month! Yay!

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Re: this is not a rumor

Postby Tamino » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:23 pm

djsiago wrote:at my first burn i was flying on the playa , i have seen the vision of the whole crazy production called bm turning into one giant mayan calendar i start getting to the bottom of it , to check if there is any connction between bm and 2012 and i almost sure that daniel pinchbeck and larry harvey have this plan of creating this big mayan calendar and connect it to 2012 which we all will know about it till then , its not a conspiracy every burner knows deep inside that there is a connection, things will happen just joy the ride, our reality is about to change dramatically ,
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Re: this is not a rumor

Postby Teo del Fuego » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:33 am

Tamino wrote:Actually the layout of burning man is supposed to represent the Egyptian symbol of Horus. (the Bird). The 10 - 2 clock circle would be the raised wings and the two streets at 5:30 and 6:30 are the legs of the bird.


Without citation to something other than Christian Conspiracy sites, I'm going to assume that you're being facetious. The layout of Burning Man coincidentally resembles the Egyptian symbol of Horus.

Edited to add:
Errrm, I should have read the other posts in this thread before commenting. carry on
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Postby hookahdude » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:04 pm

DAMMIT!!! First we aren't Satanists and now we AREN'T worshippers of Set!?!?! What the fuck!?!? Give me something for fucksake!!!
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby Mojori » Wed May 11, 2011 2:13 am

jackmack wrote:I heard a very serious rumor this year that 2012 will be the last burn.

Reasons: Too big, & it's deteriorating into something not what the founders wanted.

Sadly given the way it's going....I hope it comes to an end. It's becoming a big "scene" rather than sincere. 2012 would be a poetic way to quit the burn while it's ahead. Burning Man has done what it can... time for something new... completely unrelated.

Anyone else heard this rumor, can dispel this myth?


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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby This Woman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:40 am

Every now and again, God help me, I open an obvious chain letter. Boy do I feel like an idiot afterward.
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Re: this is not a rumor

Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:44 pm

Tamino wrote:
djsiago wrote:at my first burn i was flying on the playa , i have seen the vision of the whole crazy production called bm turning into one giant mayan calendar i start getting to the bottom of it , to check if there is any connction between bm and 2012 and i almost sure that daniel pinchbeck and larry harvey have this plan of creating this big mayan calendar and connect it to 2012 which we all will know about it till then , its not a conspiracy every burner knows deep inside that there is a connection, things will happen just joy the ride, our reality is about to change dramatically ,
http://www.myspace.com/djsiago


Actually the layout of burning man is supposed to represent the Egyptian symbol of Horus. (the Bird). The 10 - 2 clock circle would be the raised wings and the two streets at 5:30 and 6:30 are the legs of the bird.

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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby TwoHott » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:37 am

I have a theory about how this rumor started:

The BLM 5 year Special Recreation Permit from 2006 was extended by only one year. There is talk of having the new five year permit allow for a 20% increase in population. As it stands the permit allows for 50k. It takes time to analyze that kind of change to the permit.

So just because it was extended for one year (not a new five year deal) does not mean it is the last year. It just means that next year will require either another extension or a new permit.

Want more details? see: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/ ... %20DNA.pdf
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby Parasitoid » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:49 am

Even if the burn wasn't happening.... a lot of people would still go to it....
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:08 am

I'd imagine that a lot of the aspects of 2012 "last" rumors are a blend of BLM permitting, the age-old "it's getting too big" argument, and the ancient/new age philosophical connections to what may (or may not) happen in December of that year. I won't get into the philosophical or end times aspects, as that's its own discussion (or three).

Based on BM Org's actions of late, they fully intend to carry on and continue. New BMHGQ. An exit plan for the current leadership and phased transition to the new org. It's a long-term plan that seems to make sense, not the sort of thing that any of the players would be a party to if they were playing a short game.
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:33 am

Larry and Cabal sold it to Dr. Dre YEARS AGO....Duh!

next year it becomes public.


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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby mgb327 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:42 am

Well, let me first explain that this will be my first year, as I am a birgin. I have ticket in hand, I was 22,778 in line on that cold night in January. I have read a lot of posts, hours and hours. I have no right to any opinion, as I am still an "outsider". I have no earthly idea why I am going, other than I am, the only word that fits is: compelled. I believe I am one of you already, as I think my core beliefs about BM are true. The reason I am finally writing something here is to show a similar "mindset" as an example. Maybe not for you oldtimers, but for those like me, who are looking forward to finally coming home...at last. I discovered travel in Costa Rica many years ago. I went a lot...60-70 times. I made local friends, learned the language and customs, tried to become as one. They welcome me back all the time, many long term good friends there. Lovely place, paradise on earth...rarely any problems. I went everywhere there, tried to see it all, still going, still love the country and people. After 50 trips or so, I finally read a very popular book written about travel in Costa Rica. It focused solely on the negatives, and what was wrong, and what to look out for. If I had read that book before going to C. R. the first time, I would never have gone. I keep this in mind when reading about the "future/present" demise of BM. I plan to go this year, and live, love, enjoy, experience, involve, encounter, explore, see, hear, hope, dance, dream, taste, help, survive, feel, cry, and simply be thankful and grateful there are like-minded people there to do it with. Peace and Love, I wish to meet you, I will see you at home...
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby SPARKLE PUSSY » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:31 pm

What's the damn theme?!!!!
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby bluesbob » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:45 pm

"We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby twentytwelve » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:06 am

Properly the theme should be: "in lak'ech" which translates: " I am another yourself"

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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby hookahdude » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:12 am

How about "Gottes Tod".. That should ruffle some feathers...
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby Killbuck » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:03 pm

"End of Days"

or

"The End"
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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby ibdave » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:45 pm

"Lights Out"
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:51 pm

Kernul Killbuck wrote:"End of Days"

or

"The End"


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Re: 2012: The Last Burn

Postby gaminwench » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:33 pm

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