69 Principles of Love

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The Love Burn celebrates What Love Means to You. That may mean sharing in the simple joys of life and being truly colorful together.

As a camping event for friends, 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.

69 Principles for The Love Burn

JOKES, FUN AND MORE. As a first time event, these will be expanded and hashed out as you come to the event.

  1. Give a Buff, Get a Buff
  2. Community of Sarcasm
  3. Safety Third
  4. Sarcastic Shenanigasm
  5. Your mom isn’t here to clean up after you
  6. No MOOP – no matter out of place at The Love Burn
  7. Bring the BASS
  8. Interactive arts
  9. Participatory event
  10. Theatrical lash outs are accepted
  11. Art Cars appreciated
  12. RV Campers welcome
  13. No Sparkle Ponies or Sparkle Jacksons allowed
  14. There will be voting on Twerking and other acts of talent
  15. Cheesy 80s theme camps encouraged
  16. Score cards recommended (1-10 and wow cards)
  17. Cheesy 80’s costumes for whole event
  18. WEAR LIGHTS EVERY NIGHT!!!! That means you, DARKWAD!
  19. Flash Mobs encouraged
  20. Silence does NOT equal consent.
  21. Kama Sutra priniciples to be added
  22. List yours below in comments for Principles 23-59…

Plus, we are inspired and seeking to follow Burning Man’s principles. Click Here to go to Burning Man’s official site.

Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regionals 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.

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting
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.

Decommodification
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.

Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression
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.

Communal Effort
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.

Civic Responsibility
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.

Leaving No Trace
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.

Participation
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.

Immediacy
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.

Please go to Burning Man’s website to learn more about these principles and more at www.BurningMan.com.

 

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