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The Temple of Infinite Life will be a sacred place to honor and celebrate the Deepest Truth that travels eternally within us.
The Temple of Infinite Life will be a sacred place to honor and celebrate the Deepest Truth that travels eternally within us.
53 backers pledged $2,811 to help bring this project to life.

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The Temple Allows us to Release and Celebrate our Infinite Life.

Our fearless leader, RevJeremy Charles, recently confessed to me that "Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to build something cool and big, like a castle. It took Jenny dying for me to finally do it." By coming together in community, we can heal, grow, and rechannel pain by building something cool and beautiful, and then burning it!! Cleansing by fire is an ancient form of ritual, and we are bringing this opportunity for beautiful release to our collective ritual at Apogaea 2014. Please support our effort by donating what you can, be it money, time, expertise, getting the word out, or anything else you can muster. And please be sure to visit the temple this year, bring your baggage, and we will burn it together.

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The Temple this year is dedicated to Jenny Kush, a vibrant member of our Family, who was killed in a car accident in the early morning hours of August 31, 2013, when the car she was riding in was struck head-on by a drunk driver. We cannot undo time, we cannot bring our loved ones back, but we can celebrate her soul, and all of the other souls we have lost, or will lose, to the darkness this year.

Jenny
Jenny

We accept, we release, we humbly walk along our path and think of all of the people we have loved and lost. May we meet again, in a beautiful garden, and smile into each other's eyes.

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What is the significance of the Temple at a Burning Man event?

The temple is a safe place to forgive, to release, to confess, to contemplate, to share each other’s pain, and to leave our pain behind.

In community, with anonymity, we can say Goodbye to lost friends and lovers, and to celebrate our Infinite Life. 

Further information and inspiration for Temple build crews and those who have experienced the power of the Temple:

http://www.burningman.com/installations/temple_build.html

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What We Need:

$2,150.00 -- The Minimal Temple -- Beauty in Simplicity. Please help us reach our minimum goal!

$3,650.00 -- The Sweet-Ass Temple of Kush :::: with external lighting, interior atmospheric lighting, and nightly light shows by the Kushland Imaginarium -- 

$4,800.00 The Divine Temple of Kush :::: with external lighting, interior atmospheric lighting, and nightly light shows by the Kushland Imaginarium, AND an Arduino LED illuminated Infinity path.

What You Get:  

We are offering a really sweet selection of backer reward options, from stickers to sweet little irreverent unicorn pins, to canvas art prints of Jenny's artwork, to actual laser-cut art panels of the Temple itself.

Kush T.O.I.L. sticker
Kush T.O.I.L. sticker
Kush Angel Pendant
Kush Angel Pendant
Temple of Infinite Life print and sticker design
Temple of Infinite Life print and sticker design
Kush unicorn pony hatpin
Kush unicorn pony hatpin
Kush Angel t-shirt
Kush Angel t-shirt
"Birth of A Rainbow" Print
"Birth of A Rainbow" Print
Example of Shipibo tapestry design
Example of Shipibo tapestry design
Example of a CNC laser-cut Temple Panel (design will be different)
Example of a CNC laser-cut Temple Panel (design will be different)

Other Ways You Can Help 

Come help us build the temple! Build days at the studio are Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Weds 6pm - 11pm and Sat 1pm - 10pm starting on April 2, 2014

Unit 3 Warehouse Studio * 5371 Tennyson St. * Denver 

Check out what's happening on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/templeofinfinitelife

Also, check out this great article that appeared in Westword on September 19, 2013, in the aftermath of the Great Flood. The article is a beautiful tribute to the life of Miss Jenny Kush, and her deliciously unique contribution to this Realm we inhabit. http://www.westword.com/2013-09-19/news/life-and-death-of-jenny-kush/

Westword cover art - Sept. 19, 2013
Westword cover art - Sept. 19, 2013

Please help spread the word about our funding effort by sharing this page on FaceBook, Twitter, telegraph, passenger pigeon, Morse code, by drafting heartfelt letters written to your congressperson, and whathaveyou.

Thanks, and remember, THE LIKELIHOOD THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO BURN THE TEMPLE THIS YEAR IS HIGH!! (woot)

Risks and challenges

We are building a large and ambitious outdoor structure that includes a number of electronic components. We need to find ways to protect these delicate components from the elements, in case of inclement weather. We are planning ahead for another Hailogaea, and planning for the worst, while hoping for the best.

One major concern is the possibility of a Burn Ban. If we are unable to burn the structure at the end of the festival, we might have to transport the structure back to Denver and pay for storage.

There is a possibility that transportation and leveling of the structure on property will be problematic and will throw a few wrenches in our way. We fully expect the unexpected, and are beginning to collect a reserve of energy and gumption in order to handle these situations. We feel supported and held within the Apo community, and are confident that we will be able to erect this temple as a community, for the community.

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    Receive the Infinite Gratitude of the Temple crew, along with an emailed high resolution photo of the completed Temple in its natural habitat.

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    Help us out and receive a beautiful Temple of Infinite Life sticker.

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    Receive THREE of these sweet stickers (blue, pink, and silver), featuring the cute little devil angel that Jenny loved so much. Share the love!

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    Receive two laser-etched pendant (white on black and black on white) to wear and share. Jenny's fave little devillish angel can travel with you.

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    Receive an 8x10" Temple of Infinite Life art print and a sticker.

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    First edition Kush Pony Hatpin ** This is a perfectly irreverent and cute little enamel rainbow pony lapel pin, to put on your hat, of course. You will also receive a Temple of Infinite Life print and a sticker.

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    BLACK Kush Angel T-shirt (purple angel) **
    Receive a black t-shirt with one of Jenny's favorite images: a naughty little cherubic angel. You will also get a Temple of Infinite Life print and a sticker.

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    8x10 inch "Birth of a Rainbow" print
    ** Receive a gorgeous 8x10 limited-edition print designed by Kevin Eslinger, who was a close friend to Jenny and a beloved member of our team. You will also get a Temple of Infinite Life print and a sticker.

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    PURPLE Kush Angel T-shirt (black angel) **
    Receive a purple t-shirt with one of Jenny's favorite images: A naughty little cherubic angel. You will also get a Temple of Infinite Life print and a sticker.

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    Receive a tapestry made by the Shipibo people of Peru. Many of their ancient patterns are repeated in the design of our Temple. There will only be a few of these available, as our own Mariah Rossel will be bringing them back from her travels this summer. You will also receive a Temple of Infinite Life sticker and a print.

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    9 x 12" Temple Piece **
    You will be able to take home a small part of the Temple to remember this journey. These intricately designed CNC-routed panels will be removed from the Temple prior to the burn and will be available for pickup on Burn Day. You will also get a "Birth of a Rainbow" print, a Temple of Infinite Life Print and a sticker.

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    Kush Print Package **
    Receive a reproduction of an original Jenny Kush handpainted artwork, printed on canvas. Also receive a Birth of a Rainbow print, and a Temple of Infinite Life print and sticker.

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    Kushy Kush Print Package ** Receive reproductions of three different original Jenny Kush handpainted art pieces, printed on canvas, along with a "Birth of a Rainbow" print, a Temple of Infinite Life print and a sticker.

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    18 x 24" Temple Piece ** Take home a large panel from the Temple to remember this journey. These CNC laser-routed art pieces will be removed from the Temple prior to the burn and will be available for pickup on Burn Day. You will also get a Kush Pony hatpin, a t-shirt, a Temple of Infinite Life print and a sticker.

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    Help set the Temple on fire! **
    Donate some BIG MONEY and find yourself holding a torch to help burn the Temple. This backer reward also includes ALL rewards at other donation levels: Kush pony hatpin, Kush angel t-shirt, the "Birth of a Rainbow" Print, a Jenny Kush art canvas print, a Temple of Infinite Life print and sticker.

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