It seems like only yesterday we were exploring the Playa at Burning Man and having spiritual journeys within the dust. But prepare to return to Black Rock City as the transformative event just announced its 2023 festival theme, ANIMALIA.
Burning Man revealed the theme on their official Instagram page stating that all the animals in the desert pale in comparison to the animal within attendees that comes alive at Burning Man.
The Burning Man Journal’s “philosophical center” expanded on the theme saying, “This year’s Burning Man theme will celebrate the animal world and our place in it—animals real and imagined, mythic and remembered—and explore the curious mental constructs that allow us to believe that imagined animals are real, real animals are imagined, and that somehow, despite all evidence to the contrary, mankind is somehow not part of the animal kingdom. ”
Burning Man 2023 will take place from August 27-September 4, 2023 at the temporary Black Rock City. 2022’s edition saw more than 80,000 attendees all looking for their own spiritual and transcendent journey.
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Featured image from Burning Man, photo credit Leori Gill