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The Temple of Transition at Burning Man 2011 - a temple by the community, for the community.

Over the past 11 years, the Temple at Burning Man has evolved and grown to become a place of reflection, of remembrance and letting go; a place of union, gathering, and peacefulness. From every corner of the Burning Man Community, an International Arts Megacrew is coming together to create this year's Temple for our desert family - The Temple of Transition.

We commit to creating a structure that enables and affirms these differing types of activities for as wide a range of participants as possible. We believe that the Temple, and the experiences within & around it, are created not by us (the builders), but by our Community as the event unfolds. What we call “The Temple” is a collective Idea, a Feeling, an Aura projected from the Participants onto the blank template of the building itself. It is therefore our mission to create the Temple as an empty, yet simultaneously beautiful, inspiring, and supportive vessel, that gently suggests & enables Participants to both feel & interact with it's intangible essence.

At Burning Man, we all have a part to play in each others amazing journey of self-discovery, selflessness, and release that enables us to explore both our collective & individual Rites of Passage.  By supporting the Temple of Transition through a small donation, you not only get some pretty delicious schwag, but the deeper reward of knowing that you have gifted something magical and inspiring for everyone to share in.

This project will be constructed in Reno, Nevada. The build will start in early May and, as we want to hit the ground running, we will be requiring fast initial funding to set up this base and also procure tools and materials to begin the first step along this wonderful journey. Although we will continue to fundraise all the way up to our departure for playa, making a donation now will ensure this project gets off to the flying start it needs...

Thank you for your support,

IAM - International Arts Megacrew

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    In kind recognition of your donation, we will send you sticker-postcard, yes, a postcard that is also a sticker, with a print of The Temple of Transition artwork. The cutting edge in schwag versatility - stick it on your stuff, or bring it to the playa with you & mail it home to someone who couldn't make it.

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    In warm appreciation of your donation, we will send you The Temple of Transition stamped iron dog-tag: heavy, solid, shiny, and cool against your skin...

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    With a sincere high-five, we will send you The Temple of Transition Schwag Medley, which includes the above postcard with sticker, the stamped iron dog tag, and a pinback button.

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    With genuine regard, we will mail to you a postcard from the playa! We will send the above postcard with sticker with the Black Rock CIty Post Office postage cancellation stamp.

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    With true gratefulness, we will send you a clear glass ampule pendant filled with ashes from the 2011 The Temple of Transition burn. This will be mailed to you after we return from the playa.

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    With delicious delight at your donation, we will deliver 1lb of cooked bacon to your camp on the playa. BACON! DELIVERED! The Temple of Transition Certification Seal included.

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    With earnest applause for your donation, we will send you The Temple of Transition T-shirt. We will prompt you for your size later in the summer. And you can have a stamped iron dog-tag too.

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    With fervent thanks for your donation, we will send you The Temple of Transition hoodie. We will prompt you for your size later in the summer. And yes, there's a dog-tag.

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    With heartfelt admiration for your donation, we will send you one pair of beautiful microchip earrings with The Temple of Transition artwork on both sides. These are a special limited run made of a truly original material. Thin layers of metal, typically Ti-Tungsten and Gold, are sputter coated onto plates of 99.9% Alumina. Patterns are generated using a photo-transfer method, and when completed, create gold and gray images on a pure white background. It is an ultra-high reliability technology used in airborne, satellite, and deep space applications, with parts currently on the Rover on Mars.

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    Incredibly inspired by your donation, we will send you a wonderfully crafted microchip medallion with The Temple of Transition artwork on both sides. These are a special limited run made of the same weird & beautiful Mars Rover material as per the earrings above.

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    Earn your wings! We will take you and a guest for an amazing & breathtaking airplane flight over our beloved Black Rock City. Having performed your vital role as an Art Recon Team Wing Commander, upon landing you will receive your wings & new uniform.

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    Temple Crew Hard Hat of Illumination. We will drop tools(briefly) and give you a standing ovation for your donation! Plus, we will handcraft for you a unique, unusual, and utterly beautiful (but definitely not OSHA approved) stained glass hard hat with your name & our thanks etched into the surface. Each hard hat will be fitted with an adjustable liner for comfort, and you will be able to choose your own color scheme. Just don't stand under anything heavier than a laser.

Funding period

- (30 days)