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2014 Art Theme: Caravansary For centuries, Silk Route travelers crossed paths in caravansaries, bustling caravan stops offering more than just shelter from the desert wilderness; they were vital centers of cultural exchange, bringing together traders, pilgrims, monks, nomads, traveling entertainers, and wild-eyed adventurers from all points of the compass to share their stories around a common fire. What Is Burning Man? Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the Ten Principles.

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The True Hallucinogens Twelve Constellations of the Girdle of Gaia "The Tree of Life bears twelve manner of monthly fruit and the leaves are for the healing of the nations"- Revelation Entheogens, the Conscious Brain and Existential Reality 2012 The purpose of this article is to provide a state of the art research overview of what is currently known about how entheogens, including the classic psychedelics, affect the brain and transform conscious experience through their altered serotonin receptor dynamics, and to explore their implications for understanding the conscious brain and its relationship to existential reality, and their potential utility in our cultural maturation and understanding of the place of sentient life in the universe. Sacrament, Consciousness and Sexual Paradox The Spirits or Mothers of the Plants - Pablo Amaringo

Northern Lights Images of the aurora australis and aurora borealis from around the world, including those with rarer red and blue lights An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar light or northern light, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions.[a] Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere (thermosphere/exosphere), where their energy is lost. Turn Your Beer Bottles Into Glass Cups Might get drunk and lose a finger, but I’m trying it. Step 1 – Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as Corona bottles. Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle Step 2 – Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid Step 3 – Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally. Light the string rotating the bottle so the flame spreads

Preparation Compiled by Miz Jewelz By now you've probably gathered that this Burning Man thing isn't as easy as it looks. So many things to bring, remember and purchase. How's a body to cope with all this intense preparation? Fear not. Sakura Flowers A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is sometimes called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら).[1][2][3] Many of the varieties that have been cultivated for ornamental use do not produce fruit. Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus. Flower viewing[edit] Every year the Japanese Meteorological Agency and the public track the sakura zensen (cherry blossom front) as it moves northward up the archipelago with the approach of warmer weather via nightly forecasts following the weather segment of news programs.

People With Higher IQs Are Goal-Oriented And Persistent But Tend To Drink More, Sleep Late And... This intriguing infographic reveals the good and bad habits of the world’s smartest people based on numerous research findings. Good habits include persistence, goal setting, avid reading and metacognition. The bad ones include binge drinking, drugs, sleeping late and anxiety. Burning Blog » Building BRC “The Coyote” seemed to be howling at the rising sun So let’s just get this out of the way and come out and say it right up front: We can’t wait for you to get here. After all the weeks and weeks of toil and trouble (and thunder and lighting and pounders and Bruno’s and 12-Mile and trash fence), we are ready. Well, pretty much.

Saturnalia - A Winter Solstice Ritual Apollonius Sophistes© 1996 Preface This ritual compresses the Consualia (for Consus, God of the Storage Bin), the Saturnalia (for Saturn, God of Sowing), and the Opalia (for Ops, Goddess of Plenty) into a single festival, a Brumalia, or Winter Solstice (Bruma) ritual. The Saturnalia Chants are available on a separate page, which may be printed for use in the ritual.

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