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2013-11-21 13:23:03.491128+00 by meuon 2 comments

The details are still fuzzy, and of course, getting tickets might be an issue. But part of the 2014 goals is a long enjoyable road trip to Burning Man. Nancy wants to camp with a group at "Spiritual Playa", which won't be the first time I've been Mr. Geek/Fixit with a bunch of spiritualists at Burning Man. I'm posting this here so we might be able to plan to visit along the trip, or in Black Rock City.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-22 14:17:21.517242+00 by: Nancy

spir·it·u·al·ist [spir-i-choo-uh-list] noun 1. an adherent of spiritualism. 2. a person who is concerned with or insists on the spiritual side of things.

Just to clarify, I align with definition #2 above but most decidedly not with definition #1. And given that the first definition listed is typically the most common, I would not define the members of spiritualplaza.org as spiritualists, as I would expect it to be taken to mean adherents of spiritualism. As a rule, I think it's safe to say Christian Scientists don't talk to dead people.

spir·it·u·al·ism[spir-i-choo-uh-liz-uhm] noun 1. the belief or doctrine that the spirits of the dead, surviving after the mortal life, can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence. 2.the practices or phenomena associated with this belief. 3.the belief that all reality is spiritual. 4.Metaphysics . any of various doctrines maintaining that the ultimate reality is spirit or mind. 5.spiritual quality or tendency.

Although, I do align with 3 out of 5 of the above definitions!! Still.... the term 'spiritualist' has way more negative than positive connotations for me.

[definitions taken from dictionary.com]

oh, and Burning Man? Yes, please! Preferably either camping with, or being an outside-of-camp support member of the spiritual playa camp. I expect I'll be hanging out there anywho...washing feet and spreading love, not preaching or proselytizing (ugh)..

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-22 16:51:08.522873+00 by: meuon

Religion = Vernacular, in so many ways.