BURNAL EQUINOX 2017: Sacred and Profane April 28-30, 2017
THE THEME: SACRED AND PROFANE What does this mean? The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion:
"Religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden."
In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred/profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil. The sacred could be good or evil, and the profane could be either as well.
VISION The sacred represents the interests of the group, especially unity, which is embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns.
As you enter the playa you will see individuals here and there, alone, moving further in, pairs and couples, until finally at the far corner you reach the stage, a hive for activity and community. Paths leading in, are symbolic of heading to a sort of place/person of worship... yellow brick road. It is just an iconic path most would know and in terms of sacred, it went to the Emerald City to the home of the wizard who was like a spiritual leader, high-powered spiritual leader that was in the end, a mundane man.
EVENT TEAM: Contact the following lead staff inworld if you have any questions.
Event Lead: Huntress Catteneo Builder Liaisons: Daark Gothly and iSkye Silverweb Performance Lead: Cuga Rajal Greeter Leads: Freia Guillaume and Queen Eli Communications Lead: iSkye Silverweb, Social Media Mavens: Mia Quinote and SuperSuz