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I almost totally forgot about this awesome thing ...

Postby Zhust » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:50 pm

I like to document things, in part because I like to find things that other people have documented about me. I rarely do but I keep looking anyway.

So if you had some awesome thing you saw or did or enjoyed, do tell!
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Re: I almost totally forgot about this awesome thing ...

Postby Zhust » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:55 pm

I'll start because I'm a narcissistic douche.

One thing was around 3 and A or so. I think. It was a camp that combined a polygraph with shamanism. The idea was to take a painful experience and redefine it to be something more positive. You talk about your experience using the polygraph (as best I could tell, a real EKG/pulse/facial-expression-based polygraph). Then you go talk with a shaman about that experience, pass through a "tunnel of rebirth" and talk with another shaman to redefine the experience.

I picked a bad time I had in 2008 at Burning Man. I have been working to reconcile it and I think it helped to talk about it, and I think it helped to try and redefine it emotionally.
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Re: I almost totally forgot about this awesome thing ...

Postby Zhust » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:04 pm

And I'll go again. Thanks!

I set up this thing called "Lonely Lamppost" at 1:00 and 2,600' which is about halfway from the Temple to 2 and Esplanade, over by the Breast Stop and the spiky balls.

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Lonely Lamppost by jaycerochester, on Flickr

I got placed pretty much there although I nudged a little toward 12:45 so one "road" could be "The Man-Black Rock Bijou Rd." and the other "Burn Wall St.-Dream Tree Rd." — the idea being the lamppost defines that intersection with street signs.

One night I went out to check out Dream Tree. It was a smallish installation (on Playa scale, at least) and looked a bit like the stump of a tree. It was covered in fabric and there was a way to get inside. Once inside, you could somewhat lock the door, and you were sitting on a wood platform about 4 feet in diameter. The top was open to the sky.

I went at night and was in a bit of a surly kind of mood. I looked up and saw the stars then semi-meditated there for a bit. I found my mood was getting amplified back at me — as if the tree itself were surly too. I was surprised how effective it was (especially since I'm not particularly receptive). When I left some other people had come by to check it out.

It was gone by Saturday or early Sunday. I never found out who did the artwork, and although it was placed, it wasn't on the Burning Man art list
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Re: I almost totally forgot about this awesome thing ...

Postby tamarakay » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:23 pm

The things I love are the ideas that form on Eplaya and then see them become on the playa. Like the pier, anubis, foxy's camper. I love reading about the trials and tribulations, then seeing peoples' dreams come alive on the playa.
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