Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby aserendipity » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:30 am

Thank You UD and Yggy !
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:50 am

Everyone knows that Dub Step is real spiritual.
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby knowmad » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:59 am

Can we merge this with the Anal itching thread?
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:58 pm

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Leo » Tue May 07, 2013 7:28 am

Kyanite,
If you watch the Malcolm in the Middle episode about the family vacation to Burning Man, your questions will be answered.
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Kyanite » Fri May 02, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi all!

So it's been a year since I turned in my thesis and I see that this thread is still somewhat active. I just wanted to let you all know that after attending Burning Man last year I have come to the conclusion that ALL YOU MOTHER FUCKERS WERE RIGHT!! God damn it. I wish I could re-write my whole paper, I wouldn't even pick this topic again, because it doesn't relate to the experience that I had at all. I guess it goes to show that you really can't explain or understand Burning Man without experiencing it for yourself. But oh well, it was undergrad and I needed to turn in a thesis on SOMETHING in order to graduate. And I'm glad a spent a year researching Burning Man because now I'm super prepared and excited to attend for years to come.

This year my camp has applied for theme camp placement. Wish us luck! ..or don't :P
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri May 02, 2014 12:49 pm

ALL YOU MOTHER FUCKERS WERE RIGHT!!





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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby remi » Fri May 02, 2014 2:07 pm

Kyanite wrote:Wow, I really thought the Burner community would be more welcoming. I'll leave this thread up for another hour, but if I keep getting jerky responses I'll just delete it. Sorry for asking....



LOL.. welcome to eplaya... someone, where is a link to thread that addresses the snarkyness of eplaya?

Glad you were able to complete your thesis, attend burning man, and have your views flipped turned upside-down.. now I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I'll tell you how I became the prince to this town called Bel-Air.
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Eric » Fri May 02, 2014 2:31 pm

Kyanite wrote:I guess it goes to show that you really can't explain or understand Burning Man without experiencing it for yourself.


Take-home quote of the week!

Glad you got your thesis done, and discovered how much more Burning Man is than this limited topic. Make sure to swing by the Weds Meet & Greet at Barbie Death Village and say hi!
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby GreyCoyote » Fri May 02, 2014 3:02 pm

Glad your thesis did the job! And I am pleased you not only got to go, but you realized you were milking without a bucket, and then you fessed-up to it. That takes some guts IMHO. +100 points for this!

But seriously... a question... Why did you think you could write a THESIS on something you knew nothing about, and still do a workmanlike job of it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Fidget » Fri May 02, 2014 3:37 pm

remi wrote:Glad you were able to complete your thesis, attend burning man, and have your views flipped turned upside-down.. now I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I'll tell you how I became the prince to this town called Bel-Air.


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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Kyanite » Fri May 02, 2014 3:47 pm

GreyCoyote wrote:But seriously... a question... Why did you think you could write a THESIS on something you knew nothing about, and still do a workmanlike job of it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Well, I wanted to write about something I was interested in and I knew I would be going to Burning Man that summer and I'd have to do research just to attend, so I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. My rationale behind the whole "how could you write about something you haven't experienced thing" was pretty much that that was what all of my classmates were doing. One girl was writing about Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime-- she's for sure never experienced that, idk if she's ever even been to Australia. Another wrote about the sherpas who guide people up Mt. Everest--she was interested and passionate about climbing but she hadn't been to Nepal when she wrote her paper.

Anthropology is a subject that doesn't do well when your research is made to be condensed into a small amount of time. Anyone who knows the controversies surrounding Margaret Mead's initial research (Coming of Age in Samoa) understands that you can't form conclusions about an event or a group of people without spending a CONSIDERABLE amount of time with them. And I'm talking like years and years (+ return visits to keep your data current). So when you ask an undergrad student to write a paper about something and tell them it has to be done in 4 months....you're sort of asking for work that doesn't have very much field data to back it up. For my class it was really just about teaching us to write and research well.

But maybe that was just the experience at my school. Regardless, it's done and even though I have a million other ideas about what I could've written about now, I'm glad I stuck to my Burning Man topic in general. It got me involved in the community and pushed me to go to the event. Now I'm the coordinator of our camp. I filled out our entire camp placement by myself (after surveying my campmates's opinions of course), I raised almost $2000 to buy us a geodesic dome, I'm making us a dome cover and we're planning on having a really awesome theme camp this year (whether we get placed or not) with all of my friends. Basically planning for Burning Man has become a huge joy and provides me with a great sense of pride and accomplishment. It also keeps me sane all week because I have a very boring desk job with a lot of down time lol.
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby GreyCoyote » Fri May 02, 2014 3:54 pm

Another +100!

Anyone brave enough (or crazy enough) to pull this off deserves some major style points. :mrgreen:

Hey! Can you get a grant, or funding, for a theme camp? I am SO thinking the National Endowment of the Arts needs a good playa shagging. Drinks all around! (purely in the interest of researching the mating customs of the playa sparklepony, of course). :mrgreen:
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby aserendipity » Fri May 02, 2014 3:55 pm

Why do you have a boring desk job?

so do you have anything interesting to tell us about your research ?

What school?
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Kyanite » Fri May 02, 2014 4:08 pm

GreyCoyote wrote:Hey! Can you get a grant, or funding, for a theme camp? I am SO thinking the National Endowment of the Arts needs a good playa shagging. Drinks all around! (purely in the interest of researching the mating customs of the playa sparklepony, of course). :mrgreen:

Haha, I'm not in school anymore so no funding from any organizations based around research. But I know that the Black Rock Arts Foundation gives out grants. Maybe you can get them interested in your sparklepony research ;)

aserendipity wrote:Why do you have a boring desk job?

so do you have anything interesting to tell us about your research ?

What school?


I have a boring desk job because it allows me to pay the bills and afford to live in the SF Bay Area that I love so much. It's not so bad really because I have spare time for things like this! Plus my benefits are insane.

Anything interesting....hmmmm....Did you know people on ePlaya can be snarky bitches? :mrgreen:

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 02, 2014 6:57 pm

GreyCoyote wrote:But seriously... a question... Why did you think you could write a THESIS on something you knew nothing about, and still do a workmanlike job of it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Okay, cranky old college drop-out here, but aren't all college papers, especially undergrad, at least 75% bullshit?
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby AntiM » Sat May 03, 2014 10:56 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
GreyCoyote wrote:But seriously... a question... Why did you think you could write a THESIS on something you knew nothing about, and still do a workmanlike job of it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Okay, cranky old college drop-out here, but aren't all college papers, especially undergrad, at least 75% bullshit?



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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat May 03, 2014 11:01 am

AntiM wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
GreyCoyote wrote:But seriously... a question... Why did you think you could write a THESIS on something you knew nothing about, and still do a workmanlike job of it? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Okay, cranky old college drop-out here, but aren't all college papers, especially undergrad, at least 75% bullshit?



Mine were such high quality BS that I used them for garden compost. Twice.

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat May 03, 2014 11:50 am

we're planning on having a really awesome theme camp this year


Jesus sparklepony Christ.....really? An Awesome theme camp?!? Are there really any other kind ????? I plan to run a sucky theme camp this year, just like every year. Fail Better, as Beckett would say. God I wish I could get as excited about others as much as they get about themselves. I just appreciate how all the college grads get the good jobs and say over underlings due to the years spent writing about stuff they know nothing about, allowing them to continue that past-time into a career. Sure, lets talk religion and spirituality.....
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat May 03, 2014 12:44 pm

i have a taste for totally evil theme camps.

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Elorrum » Sun May 04, 2014 8:43 am

Simon of the Playa wrote: Playahgeoisie™

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby unitivity » Sun May 04, 2014 9:20 am

oral sex with a priest is a normal reaction for searching for knowledge in some areas of religious study. wish that was a joke.

I personally realize that religion is an evolutionary attempt to act as a scientists. So why not do it right and be a scientist period.

I am a unitivitist, one that units every event into one order of facts by experience only. This includes all past known by experience.

The dymaxion state of this is Unitivity. Unitivity is an on going integration of all experience into one till now in time. The act of

integration of all experience is the unitific method. This in includes all religions known as well as people, planet stars, etc. the known

integration of all gerneralized principles of the universe in one. Gravity and radiation exchanging omni events with origin of radii from your head.

All relativity, functions, for all is at minimum two or awareness does not exist, as well all can be explained by angle and frequency including all 92

elements and super made elements interacting together and the memes of our specie. Burning man is just the modern attempt to make a better and happier world

to replace war and less integrated states of our specie. Burning man in most the world is actually burning men. god is also a word for unitivity but less scientific.

We live on a space ship earth and burning man is the most modern design on earth for humanity to thrive as a city. Thrive baby thrive.

spirituality and religion are man made ideas, so why not make better ideas if we make them in the first place. Science is the best idea into unitivity.

my idea copy right 1967.

The planet needs to make one calendar for the whole world to use at once to prove it is one. The planet uses about 47 calendars now.
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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 05, 2014 4:51 am

FUCK YOUR COPYRIGHT™

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Re: Spirituality vs. Religion at Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Mon May 05, 2014 8:01 am

E2K? is that you buddy?
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