Talk:Burning Man

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Burning Man IS a festival (same with regionals) and spiritual / religious dogma base[edit]

Please see the Special Recreational Permit for this event

The event is declared a "festival" by the authorities that allow it on the premise that it resides on. This is the same for regionals. Do not call it anything else based on festival goer lack of NPOV. Google the definition of "festival" and you get:

fes·ti·val /ˈfestəvəl/ noun noun: festival; plural noun: festivals

a day or period of celebration, typically a religious commemoration.

"a tabulation of saints' days and other festivals"

synonyms: fair, carnival, fiesta, jamboree, celebrations, festivities, fest More "the town's fall festival"

•holy day, feast day, saint's day, commemoration, day of observance "fasting precedes the festival" •an annual celebration or anniversary. "highlights of this year's pumpkin festival"

•an organized series of concerts, plays, or movies, typically one held annually in the same place. "numbers that are still heard at traditional jazz festivals"

Burning Man is the items in bold above. It's also debatable if Burning Man or "Burnerism" is considered a non theistic religion similar to Non Theistic Satanism (e.g. LeVayan) having many of the same aspects.

Many festival goers will state "they're only principles" but they're applied in a similar commandment, rule, tenant, style "to live by" dogma as religions; the man )'( is kind of a deity or used similar as non theistic (or atheistic) Satanists use imagery of Satan.

Festival goers (AKA Burners) will try and bend words but this is not NPOV nor is Wikipedia a place to promote dogma. Another example of this is "Black Rock Rangers" provide security guard functions as described in the SRP however again in some kind of festival goer and parrot like response often it's said "they're not security guards"; they provide security functions hence Black Rock Ranger would be synonymous for "security guard". If we did a find and replace of "Black Rock Rangers" swapping in "security guards" the article would still be accurate. However, I'd have to read the SRP but Black Rock Rangers really describes the group the event states will provide certain functions. Kind of like saying "Blackwater" or a security company. A "ranger" at the event is a member of said Black Rock Ranger security organization even if they are volunteer based. The "Black Rock Rangers" consist of security guards would also likely be accurate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.29.191.200 (talk) 15:37, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Like, groovy, man. That's deep. EEng 12:35, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

B Man's Fly Ranch...[edit]

so non-profit BM bought nearby Fly Ranch? ... and they got BIGGGG plans for it.. just 'not yet'. my thoughts, input?? dont do ANYTHING to it..leave it alone!!!

ok it has non-stop geothermal potential.. do it.. improve or re-establish existing facil's.. need a example? look to the Geysers in N. Calif or the area facil near Salton Sea, S. Calif or just over the border in Mex.. doing the same QUITE successfully. And you'll have elec for the yrly festival too!! no more gas/diesel generations, to come!!! wow, what a concept!!

and of course, does it have potential for wind power?? if so, do it.. though ya all need to check you're not HARMING any birds, etc that come into the area's wetlands.. yea wetlands.. has a bunch... can you just see some 'future' eco community there?? yea right.. NOT! 2602:304:CDAF:A3D0:DCD0:A28E:EBE0:63DB (talk) 17:44, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Radical! EEng 12:36, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Burning Man 1995[edit]

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The Wicker Man[edit]

OK, so Harvey is at pains to distance himself from The Wicker Man and "debunks" it as an inspiration; but what has Mary Grauberger to say? She did start burning wooden men on Midsummer, which Harvey has admitted gave him the idea to do likewise. Did anybody ask her opinion? Nuttyskin (talk) 03:42, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

A Second Simpson's Reference for the Popular Culture section[edit]

It was a long time ago so I don't remember much are the title or date of the episode, but there was an episode about some environmentalists chaining themselves to trees so as to prevent their being cut down. Shortly before this event, one of their leaders gives a few reasons why it's more important to participate then to pursue other activities with "more important than Burning Man". That's it - a vocal cameo appearance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:1C2:4E02:3C3E:B023:9FDF:BB56:4924 (talk) 16:51, 18 August 2018 (UTC)