Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Final Nail In Burning Man's Coffin

File under: Satscams

We hesitate to bring them a portion of what little traffic we see each day, but the fact there was a deeksha camp at this year's Burning Man Festival is all the evidence we need to pronounce it dead, six-feet under and long gone as anything other than the monotonous repetition of aging hipsters' infantile fantasy wish fulfillment:

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At 11/14/2007 2:22 PM, Anonymous hard at work in the lab said...

Well, here i was thinking that the "Burning Man" schtick was just some New Age cover to what was really a drug orgy. But I guess all along it was a drug orgy covering up a New Age moron-fest. Maybe they can get Amma and Andrew Cohen for 2009... and leave them out there.

 
At 11/14/2007 3:22 PM, Anonymous hard at work in the lab said...

Damn, it is worse than i thought! I actually watched the clip! This encapsulates so much that is so wrong and utterly degenerate I simply am dumbfounded.

I can hardly understand why there was an dharma armwrestling match of "We are all Buddha-nature" with the Fire the Guru post... There's a brawl over mere rhetoric, but this guy is actually preaching some dogshitma... After listening to this guy's "An attempt to connect the source that is within you with the source"... that is so wrong on so many ways that I don't know where to start. We each have separate "Source[s]" that can only "attempt to connect" to "the source?"

Then there's those half-assed meditation/kundalini instructions. "breath in serenity... The chakras, seven to one or one to seven..." Even when he has his hands on one person "the Deeksha frequency is going clear around the circle"... Is this a demon summoning? Because the "Deeksha frequency" is always there, whereever you are, maybe you have to sit down and shut up to realize you are already in it, but this guy is not going to get you there, I'll say that much...

 
At 11/14/2007 7:47 PM, Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Gee, all that's missing from that pathetic video is "the kissing prophet," the poseur who calls himself Dreaming-Bear. But he was in another camp at Burning Man committing acts of "poetry."

 
At 11/15/2007 2:45 AM, Blogger yomamma said...

Hey if this got you chicks you might do it too! Just ask dreaming bear. As an aging hipster i resent the insinuation that agedness is to blame for this , plenty of young nubile boys and girls are involved in crap like this, why do you think the aging perverts are so dang interested? speaking of aging perverts doesn't that blonde babe with the braids look like one of Bhagavan Das' back-up zombies? see what i mean? It's like fly paper for inward gazing baberahams.

 
At 11/15/2007 7:20 AM, Blogger gregory said...

"bhagavan das' back-up zombies" made my day.... nailed

 
At 11/15/2007 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't get past the (really really) bad sanskrit pronounciation, myself, so dragged through most of it to the end. Who saw nubile young anythings on this??? They were all middle aged men and women dressed like college kids. I feel sorry for them. Only glad my own parents are not running around doing this sort of rubbish. What is wrong with middle aged Americans? What makes them follow this stuff? Don't they have grown up kids to worry about? Grandkids? Weird.

 
At 11/15/2007 10:35 AM, Blogger Steven Sashen said...

My favorite quote:

"There's nothing intellectual about it..."

Couldn't have said it better myself.

 
At 11/15/2007 12:44 PM, Blogger yomamma said...

again I call bullshit on this ageism. time goes by quick, time is nothing. blaming the old is just hooey.
Grow up!!!

 
At 11/15/2007 2:51 PM, Blogger ligaf130 said...

hard at work in the lab said...
Is this a demon summoning? Because the "Deeksha frequency" is always there, whereever you are, maybe you have to sit down and shut up to realize you are already in it, but this guy is not going to get you there, I'll say that much...

In saying that "this guy is not going to get you there," it's unclear, at least to this reader, where there is, and why one ought to get there.

Stuart
http://stuart-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

 
At 11/15/2007 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In saying that "this guy is not going to get you there," it's unclear, at least to this reader, where there is, and why one ought to get there."

I was working with a metaphor revolving around this guy as misleading. "Where is he leading"? Not to "the source", that's for sure. Where does one get to or want to go? I'm not sure. You can strip off perceptual baggage, and by and large that makes life less rough on you. But then again, so does smoking crack, at least temporarily.

For the record, it's unclear from my earlier post that I remain 100% in favor of drug orgies.

 
At 11/15/2007 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you all notice the part about Piano Deeksha Concerts? Initiation via new-agey jazz piano, perhaps? Any inside dope on this Paul Sibley Whatchama Das fellow?

 
At 11/16/2007 1:33 PM, Blogger yomamma said...

The piano music drives me nuts. All musicians and people with ears will run and hide from Deeksha. it's weird how often spirituality and kitschy art go together! in nirvana there are no aesthetic standards help! help! Lemme outa here! In order to sell stuff it has to be repackaged, deeksha seems like an amalgam of old and new rituals designed to meet the needs of modern seekers, If the music sucks who cares, cas hey It's Deeksha! New and improved and whiter than ever. Have you had you're deeksha today?

Is this a demon summoning? I was discussing this post with my evil twin and he pointed out the apocalyptic tone of this movements imagery , what with the Kalki Avatar and all, but i guess it' s all in how you want to trick out the alter, this type of stuff sells it seems to me. It's harder to sell, JUST WAKE UP! Whack!
Sorry i really dont have any inside info, I could get it if i wanted, but it's probably boring. all i know is Deeksah meets were offered to me free at first and then they started to cost money. now I'm off the E-mail list.

 
At 11/17/2007 8:10 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

I just seen this here video and this gal in the chair with the full body bra on looks just like my boy, Chuck JR's wife... if you added an extra 75 pounds of grisel and slow smoked her over hickory coals! I do know one old boy who goes yearly to this here and he do seem to enjoy it! My only problem would be all them people! I do better all alone in my mule shed, then there's only one guy there tellin me to kiss his fat ass!

 
At 11/20/2007 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck, you seem to be under the illusion that we are interested in how fat you are, much less how fat yo'momma and your son and your daughter in law are. Wake up and smell your armpits.

 
At 11/21/2007 8:40 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

anonymous said...Chuck, Wake up and smell your armpits.
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Thank you sir or madam! Just as the Good Lord spoke from first from the mouth of a jackass to Baalam in the Bible long ago, and in later days to yours truly, in the form of the mule known as Da Free Jack, that self same voice has spoke to me through you! This advice to wake up and smell my armpits took me like a tidal wave and has helped me mount and ride a mighty force for good! Following your advice I have lifted arm and breathed deep and rapid first to the right and then to the left, breathin as I was taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar! I took to this “bellowing breathing” like a hog to a cesspool! My consciousness has congealed, aided by whatever herbs and natural substances that has come from my strict soul food diet! These “sacred substances” such as fried okra, travel through all the rivers and canyons in this here body, finally seein and smellin the light of day under my armpits! They do say in a lot of the detective fiction yours truly has read in my autoparts store shitter that “all smells are particulate”... so it could be that the secret ingrediant that is actin as such a powerful excellerant to the regular breath work taught by Shri Shri and causin it to be so much more effective is---garlic in a lard sauce! Scientists may be able to say for sure in the near future! All I can say for now is that I am a 300 pound hog that has suddenly sprouted wings! To aid in this new form of Shree Shree’s breathin kryia, I am developin a harness system that can help keep the arms up and pits ready. This is all made easier if like me you have a nose as big and wide as ghord! More later, good buddy!

 

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