I met Daniel Pinchbeck at this year’s Lightning in a Bottle, a lovely chap and he certainly had some interesting things to say. Such as, the reason women make noise during sex, is to attract the other males in the tribe to come and have sex with them, too – thus increasing their chance of being inseminated. It was certainly in line with the “sacred goddess power” of LIB, and no doubt many women will be trying out these theories at Burning Man too. Wear your jimmy hat boys!
It sounds like this upcoming Webinar is much more conventional, and probably quite an interesting way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon – the last one before Burning Man weekend. Perhaps streaming in the car, while you’re driving to Reno? (hint: reception is better on I-80).
Tune in at noon Pacific on Saturday August 18th. Tickets are only $15 if you purchase them before the 12th.
Evolver Intensives Presents: The Evolver Field Guide to Burning Man 2012
Maximize your Burning Man adventure by joining us on August 18th 12 noon PST/3 PM EST.
Early-bird: $15 through August 12th.
Hosts: Daniel Pinchbeck, Jill Ettinger and Baza Novic
Whether you are a Playa newbie or the most grizzled Burner veteran, there is always more to learn and new techniques to master for maximizing your Burning Man adventure. As we approach Burn 2012, with hordes of rabid newbies getting prepped to descend on Black Rock City in faux fur, this is the moment to prepare your Psyche for the sub-cultural onslaught coming your way imminently, and brush up on your Playa protocol. In this learning experience, we will explore deep questions such as:
*Is it a good idea to snort bath salts from the bellybutton of a stranger?
*Is getting branded on your tongue something you are likely to regret later?
*Are Sparkle Ponies worth taming?
*Is the Burning Man camp a new form of social organism?
*Can hipster cache be bought with a credit card?
All these questions and more will be addressed in this unique one-time only webinar. Please bring your own “burning” questions to this interactive forum.
Join Daniel Pinchbeck, executive director of Evolver, along with Jill Ettinger and Baza Novic, Evolver LA honchos, with special guests, on a journey into the practice and philosophy of Burning Man, the festival’s dust-blown past and unclear future. We will discuss the evolution of the festival, its ever-growing cultural impact, this year’s ticket fiasco, and much more. Also, how do you integrate Burning Man into your daily life?
In the second half of this session, veteran Burners will reveal favorite tips for thriving at Burning Man:
Camp Set Up
*5 tips every camp should know about
*The 3 best tools to bring
*Shade structures, tarps, and tenting secrets
*Making your tent a sacred space
*Fun camp rituals and other ways to share your gifts (clothing swap, buddy systems, intention setting, etc)
*Grey water management
*6 things to bring to camp that everyone will love you for [drugs? – Ed]
Food & Healthy Playa Living
*Why everyone should go vegan at Burning Man (and how to do it!)
*8 tips to eating smart: Whether you prepare all your food ahead or make it on the playa, we’ll help you make it the healthiest and most delicious
*Lemons, lemons, lemons
*How superfoods will drastically alter your Burning Man experience, and keep you from wasting food
*Foods to eat for natural sun protection from the inside out (really!)
*Vitamins, supplements and natural herbs for the desert
*The “essential” essential oil kit–for staying energized, all night dancing, relaxing, etc, you’ll want to have these helpful plant oils with you at all times!
*Natural first aid and how to honor your vessel in outer and inner space
*Green your clean: wetnap alternatives that cost less and are better for the planet
*For the love of sponge baths
*How to make a dry shampoo (and other useful tips for baking soda)
*Mastering the portapotty experience and how to set up a pee station in your tent (really!)
Up your Playa Experience
*Webinar attendees are invited to connect on the playa to build a collective altar at the temple–we’ll bring the art supplies and other goodies to share with you, you bring your intentions, photos and your all-around magical self
*The art of ground scoring, music scrying and Mastering your life artistry on the playa
*Monitoring your states of consciousness and dealing with others on the edge and of course, Traffic etiquette 101
ABOUT OUR HOST
Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from Edge Times. His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Wired, and many more. He is the co-founder and executive director of Evolver, which publishes Reality Sandwich. He is the executive editor of Evolver Editions, a publishing imprint with North Atlantic Books. He is a producer and featured interviewer in 2012: Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Giancarlo Canaversio and Mangusta Productions. He is a founder and producer of Unify Earth (www.unifyearth.com), a global spectacle set for December 21, 2012. He writes regularly for Dazed & Confused (www.dazeddigital.com).
Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles based writer, editor and photographer regularly featured on Organic Authority, Reality Sandwich and Sunwarrior News. Her focus on food, herbs, wellness and world culture blends the mystical and modern as she explores what our shifting agricultural landscapes and healing systems will look–and taste–like in the future. She was published in the anthologies “Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age” and “What Do You Believe?” Her work has also appeared in publications including The Village Voice, MTV, and Global Rhythm. Alongside Baza Novic, Jill is co-director of the Evolver Network’s Los Angeles spore, supporting creative transformation through events focused on leading edge art, education and social activism. The two have co-written several articles featured on Reality Sandwich including, “The Last Temptation of Dogma: An Ironic Tale of Fundamentalism” and “The Cosmic Hour: The End of the 5th Sun and
the Beginning of Everything”. Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger
Baza Novic is a former U.S. Marine, an expert in human relations, a certified master gardener, a storyteller and a permaculture thinker based in Los Angeles. He can make anything grow and has an intuitive sense for problem solving. For over a decade, Baza has offered consultations to those struggling with integrating life’s more challenging experiences. Baza is a multifaceted artist working in many mediums including writing, photography, installations, film and television networks including NBC, Disney, CBS, and MTV. He can often be found wandering the streets of Los Angeles conducting desperate acts of magic. For more info about life artistry and how to actively participate in the open source consciousness of the mulitverse, visit: http://www.prosciousness.com/ or follow Baza on Twitter @bazanovic
By participating in this online course, you will receive:
*Useful tips and Playa checklist
*Conversation with Evolver and Reality Sandwich co-founder, Daniel Pinchbeck
*30 minutes of question and answers
*Participation in a private online community with other students
*Unlimited online access to video recordings of this segment
**Fuzzy tails and hats not included.
Maximize your Burning Man adventure by joining us on August 18th.
Early-bird: $15 through August 12th.