Burning Man, wow, it is a world of its own and undoubtedly as a culture much needed in todays world, as it is revolutionary in its nature and paving the way forward to a planet where people can combine as one to Unite and Liberate. The beginnings of Burning Man saw the whole idea as a social experiment, now with 120 Regional Burning Man events around the globe its a culture that is fast spreading, literally Like Wildfire, and the very nature of what a “Burner” is, stems from 10 main principles and these principles simply explore how we can all live happily together and are the frame work for doing that in a very non resistant peaceful way.
Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. These principles are exactly that PRINCIPLES, which means they can be adapted to any situation. This is fantastic as society has so much emphasis on rigid laws that are almost set in stone, YOU MUST OBEY, so to have principles which are not only adopted by the Burning Man Community, they also have created a culture of international burners that in my opinion are “The cream of the Crop” of our planets people, as they principles really become ingrained in a persons ethos the more they go to these Burning Man Events.
This is the List of the 1st 10 principles of Burning Man – 2 new ones are added in below.
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.