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Apogaea - Regional Colorado Burning Man Event

Burning Man Principles

Apogaea is a Burning Man sanctioned Regional event and chooses to incorporate the Burning Man Principles at it’s core philosophy.

Radical Inclusion by Yana NightingaleRadical Inclusion

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

 

 

GiftingGifting by Yana Nightingale
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.

 

Decommodifacation by Yana NightingaleDecommodification
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-relianceRadical Self-Reliance by Yana Nightingale
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

 

Radical Self-Expression by Yana NightingaleRadical 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 EffortCommunal Effort by Yana Nightingale
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 by Yana Nightingale

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 TraceLeave No Trace by Yana Nightingale
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 by Yana NightingaleParticipation
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.

 

ImmediacyImmediacy by Yana Nightingale
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.

 

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