Burning Man prepared me for Jewish life as a Burner, but I have more work to do before I’m prepared for Burner life as a Jew.Read More
The concept of human autonomy within society is beginning to seem like willful self-deception to me.
The self in society depends on others, it owes its character and self-image to others, and it relies on gifts from others to meet its needs.
And, by its very embodied presence, as well as its every word, gesture, and action, the self causes experiences that constantly affect other selves.
It’s greedy to take all that for granted and then say, “I am my own person,” isn’t it? It’s not even just greedy; it’s demonstrably untrue. And think about what that means for notions of property, ownership, authorship, originality, and so on!
— A train of thought that left the station while reading Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein
In San Francisco Burner circles, close to the source, I often hear the Burner’s Dream expressed thusly: Our dream is to bring the principles we embody out on the playa back to the default world.
I've had enough of the rusty taste of the kinds of emotional violence we act out on each other at our worst, and I know this: seeing it, being reminded of it over and over in the media does not help make it better, especially when those media are also your friends.Read More