Can A Digital Burn Leave Dust In Your Heart?

My excitement about this year’s Burn went from a three out of 10 to a seven out of 10 in the last 24 hours. I have been diving into the Multiverse and enjoying in deeper ways than I expected.

I believe you can get dust inside you in these virtual worlds. Thank you to the incredible people putting in heroic efforts into building these worlds, and into thinking in ways that have never been thought before. Everyone is a virgin at the virtual Burn. How exciting is that?

Let’s go of what it shouldn’t be. Let’s let go of what we should be. And let’s remember to learn what The 10 Principles have to teach us. I look forward to seeing you online or in person!

About the author: John "Halcyon" Styn


Halcyon is a 21-year Burning Man participant and co-founder of Pink Heart camp. He is author of "Love more. Fear less." and producer of the Burning Man short film, "The Pink Path." He's won Webby awards for his over-the-top personal site & his "Love On Demand" video podcast Halcyon co-founded the San Diego based "1st Saturdays" homeless outreach program based on Burning Man Principles and coaches people how to be radically self expressed in the default world. You can find his full Playa Tips & Tricks series at

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