As a camping event for friends, at Love Burn, we live by the following great principles of Burning Man and then some. As an event participant, you are upheld to hold the same principles listed below, at least during the time you are at the event.
If you choose to live by similar principles, you may learn like us and our amazing friends, that these principles make life more fun, more powerful and just more exciting in general. Bring what you have experienced to your local community.
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In case you do not know the principles and have a few minutes, watch Prosperity explain how The Love Burn encourages the principles of Burning Man at The Love Burn.
Please ignore the Dates and Theme in video. This was produced a few years back and we need to update it.
Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the 10 Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network.
They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.
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.
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources.
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
More Principles have emerged since the original 10.
Our community values the transformative experience of consensual touch, play, and interaction by hearing and honoring the informed consent (or denial thereof) of those we interact with. We believe that consent plays a vital part in our connectivity and community. Our vision is that all parties feel empowered to participate as they feel comfortable, by “opting in” from a place of enthusiasm and autonomy.
Enthusiastic Consent applies to more than just sexual encounters.
Touch: Just because you hugged someone yesterday doesn’t mean you can surprise them with a hug today. “Surprise contact” isn’t always wanted, even if it’s affectionate.
Kink: Consent for one thing isn’t consent for another. If I said you can spank me, that doesn’t give you permission to grope me.
Sex: Consent can be revoked once it’s been given.
Gifts: Disclose what is in your gifts, even if it’s just essential oils. Some people have sensitivities.
Foods: Disclose the ingredients, one person’s innocuous ingredient can be someone else’s allergy.
Photography: Ask before taking pictures. Remember consent to take a picture is NOT consent to post it on your blog.
Consent can be communicated in many ways. Love Burn is not in a position to ultimately define consent in all circumstances. If you choose to participate in Love Burn, you should accept and agree to follow the standards laid out in the Code of Conduct and Consent Agreement.
Thursday to Sunday
February 15-18, 2024
There are NO REFUNDS on tickets or parking passes for the Love Burn.