By Gemma Cleanslate
The burning of the Man was super! Lamplighters, builders, Rangers and visitor burners gathered for the procession two hours before noon Saturday and made their way over to the Man structure that was built by Zoran Manray . There was dancing and merriment for the hours until noon and then it was time.
Everyone backed away to a respectful distance to watch . The outer structure went first.
Slowly smoke appeared here and there and then crept over the whole body until the entire man glowed orange and red.
The parts began to fall onto the playa until there was little left and
then all approached and danced among the embers. It was a beautiful
This is Zoran Manray
Sunday it was time for the Temple. Again it all began with the procession and dancing inside and outside the Temple that was created by Daark Gothly and Planoman. As noon approached all moved to the edge of the region to watch the Temple go. Before the burn began words from the censer appeared in chat. There were the messages left during the week by visitors. Here are some of the thoughts...
“Censer of the Multiverse Temple shouts: Healing of body mind and spirit for myself , friends and family
"Censer of the Multiverse Temple shouts: I’m quirky I know. I don’t always do things in a traditional way. But I know what’s right. I know how to stand my ground for what I believe to be true. Still, I need Your help dear God. You planted the seed. You nourish me.
"Censer of the Multiverse Temple shouts: Here's to the dream, here's to the forest, here's to the water, here's to the village that reaches for life among them, in harmony and connection, doing no harm.
"Censer of the Multiverse Temple shouts: Bless the many lost and damaged
from the virus that changed us all in 2020. May the suffering, like
hot fire make meaningful difference in the world.”
And so many more ....
And Daark Gothly and Pianoman (P1an0man) happily watch their work disappear.