Bugs plague Burning Man, a staff member’s death, ecological impact, a children’s book for the playa and more in this week’s News from the Back Burner.
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As a world consciousness we are on the first wave of the new era. Looking back over major social transitions for the last two
millennia, this is the first time in history such a shift involves the entire world. We are united in the great collective unconscious, but that is now becoming increasingly the collective consciousness.
Consciousness is a continuous process of unfolding, punctuated by
dislocations and reunions; the Osiris myth marks many of the key points in this
evolution. Indeed, it is a priceless alchemical myth of existence given to us
by nature and sculpted by humankind.
I sincerely doubt there will be any peak moment of terrestrial catastrophe in connection with the passing of 13 pik (December 21, 2012). Yet I still feel compelled to scream out a warning. The natural world bestowed upon us by infinitely complex processes of creation, in many very real ways, is actually ending.