Burning Man: Spiritual experience, gift exchange, & primal ritual

I ask again what we’re to make of spiritual experience in the early 21st C. and I hear again more first answers. And I think again of the place of gift exchange in this new order of being. And I read again about Burning Man–how strange, how primal, how elemental, how transient.

Simone Ubaldi explores this net of questions in his essay, “Burning Man.” (Thanks to my friend James Polchin for more excellent curating. My hunch is that James also has exquisite taste in wine.)

Further Reading

Geoff Dyer, “The Zone,” Yoga for People Who Can’t be Bothered to Do it (New York: Pantheon, 2003).

Andrew Taggart, “Public Philosophy and Our Spiritual Predicament,” Butterflies and Wheels.