Yes, Burning Manâ€™s a blast. However, for some of us Bay Area folk, getting gas money and time off from work to make a long trek up to the harsh Nevada desert can be a little impractical. Thatâ€™s why this year Iâ€™m opting for the 2009 Symbiosis Gathering in Yosemiteâ€™s Camp Mather. Itâ€™s a synaestesia of mind-blowing artwork, transformational learning, and sustainable living with a huge lineup of musical guests. Theyâ€™ll have daily yoga classes, loads of dancing, nature walks, ancient rituals, and workshops on everything from ‘Learning from Leonardo DaVinci’ to ‘Shamanic AstroDrama.’
North Atlantic Books’ own Alex Grey, author of Art Psalms, will be holding workshops and creating art right before our eyes. He does some pretty far-out, cosmic pieces creating bodies out of grids of fire and infinite galactic swirls.Â Click here to check out his website and artwork.
Bob Frissell, rebirther, teacher, and author of several underground spiritual classics, is getting ready for the September 29th release of the 15th Anniversary edition of Nothing In This Book Is True, But Itâ€™s Exactly How Things Are, exploring the celestial battle between internal and external knowledge. Attendees will have access to Frissellâ€™s workshops as well as exclusive information from his upcoming release that is, in itself, worth the 3 hour drive from San Francisco (6 hours from L.A.).
Even if you somehow survive this yearâ€™s Burning Man, take a couple of weeks to recover and saddle up for the slightly tamer, but just as amazing Symbiosis Gathering, September 17-21.