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Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Dr awkwarD » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:56 pm

I'm expecting the usual snark and conspiracy theories that I usually get, but I'll take a deep breath and post this anyway:

Are there Freemason camps in BRC? Perhaps a lodge?

If BRC can have churches and chapels, it makes sense that there could be a Masonic lodge as well...

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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:05 pm

freemasons? no. i think all the playa masons cost at least $19.95

but if you order now you'll also get this nifty fruit dicer
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:10 pm

IS BURNING MAN A SECRET MASONIC RITUAL? :)

. . . I don't know of a Freemason camp or temple, but that doesn't mean there isn't one, or that you shouldn't start one. People celebrate everything out there. You can have rituals all day long. :D

I do see an inactive yahoo group. Maybe you could join it and see if anyone is still listening.
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You could also contact Masons in California, Oregon and Nevada and see if any of them Burn.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Dr awkwarD » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Savannah wrote:You can have rituals all day long. :D


Yeah right, where are we supposed to find goats or virgins at BM? :lol:

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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:29 pm

regentswift wrote:
Savannah wrote:You can have rituals all day long. :D


Yeah right, where are we supposed to find goats or virgins at BM? :lol:


Well, the goats like to camp in Kidsville.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:29 pm

regentswift wrote:
Savannah wrote:You can have rituals all day long. :D


Yeah right, where are we supposed to find goats or virgins at BM? :lol:

For the first, ask Goathead and Jella. You might have to settle for birgins on the second.

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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Freemasons taste like chicken.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:34 pm

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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:14 am

I can say for sure there are a bunch of Clampers* at Barbie Death Camp. They're like Freemasons only drunker.

* For the uninitiated, a Clamper is a member of the ancient and honorable order of E Clampus Vitus. Google it.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:19 am

actually they have been on playa, and they might be there this year too.

i havent talked to them since last year... 8)


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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby uncle sticky » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:45 pm

Well, the goats like to camp in Kidsville.


I'm pretty sure they don't really like that. They just pretend so the pimps won't beat them.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby trilobyte » Wed May 01, 2013 8:24 am

If there were freemasons on the playa, I can't imagine that they'd post about it publicly or respond to such open inquiries. But you never know...
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Dr awkwarD » Wed May 01, 2013 11:21 am

trilobyte wrote:If there were freemasons on the playa, I can't imagine that they'd post about it publicly or respond to such open inquiries. But you never know...


Well, Masonic buildings in every city are labeled and listed in phone books, and a lot of Freemasons you meet are wearing some sort of ring or method of recognition.

I figured it was worth a shot. :)

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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby forty_eight » Wed May 01, 2013 11:28 am

It's not like Masonry is some big secret ... if you want to become a Mason, all you need to do is ask someone who is one. They need members BADLY!

To have a real lodge, you need to get Grand Lodge approval.

So, a BRC lodge is doubtful.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Dr awkwarD » Wed May 01, 2013 12:03 pm

48_love wrote:It's not like Masonry is some big secret ... if you want to become a Mason, all you need to do is ask someone who is one. They need members BADLY!

To have a real lodge, you need to get Grand Lodge approval.

So, a BRC lodge is doubtful.


If a chartered Nevada lodge from the Grand Lodge of Nevada brought their charter to BRC, they could meet. Still, I agree that it's doubtful.

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Freemen on the land on the Playa?!

Postby lemur » Wed May 01, 2013 12:56 pm

I'm expecting the usual snark and conspiracy theories... but i will post this anyways.


are there any freemen on the land camps on the playa in brc?! perhaps a creepy meeting of some sort?

if BRC can have Kinky Shit On My Face camps, and Cult of Bob camps .. it makes sense that there would be freemen on the land on the playa..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemen_on_the_land
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Re: Freemen on the land on the Playa?!

Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:59 pm

I would assume so, I've seen a few sand worms.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby fresh » Thu May 02, 2013 7:50 am

I personally am wondering if there are any camps associated with the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes?

Anyone?
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby avalon25 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:54 am

Ok, i was about to post something about that too.
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Fremen on the Playa?!

Postby Wrath » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:50 am

I'm expecting the usual snark and conspiracy theories... but i will post this anyways.


are there any fremen on the land camps on the playa in brc?! perhaps a creepy meeting of some sort?

if BRC can have Bene Gesserit camps, and Mentat camps .. it makes sense that there would be fremen on the land on the playa..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremen
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Re: Fremen on the Playa?

Postby BBadger » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:54 am

I dunno about Fremen, but sometimes you'll see a sandworm peeping out from under a long T-shirt.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:25 pm

These days, I buy my sheep and goat meat "pre-sacrificed". Much less hassle.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:26 pm

no digging allowed.
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Re: Fremen on the Playa?!

Postby DrYes » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:55 pm

Wrath wrote:if BRC can have Bene Gesserit camps, and Mentat camps .. it makes sense that there would be fremen on the land on the playa..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremen


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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:57 pm

Usually a good mason will charge for their work.
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby unjonharley » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Is freemason better than range playa chicken :?: :roll:
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby RaveHippy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:28 am

fresh wrote:I personally am wondering if there are any camps associated with the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes?

Anyone?


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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Stray Dog » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:46 pm

Ack-ack-a-dack!
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Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

Postby Ruleryak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:24 pm

fresh wrote:I personally am wondering if there are any camps associated with the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes?

Anyone?


How about the Society of the Yak? I'm the original founder of that one, no idea if any Yaksmen still exist or remember the beautiful cult we had once upon a time...
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