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Altars to the four directions
by besides myself (Kristen Miller); Erin Hampson, Rob Hampson; Dan Ertman
The boundaries of space where Burning Man is held is like a medicine wheel with the cardinal points of the wheel being North, South, East, West.Together these points of the Wheel represent the inner and outer cycles of life. The center,the Man, symbolizes the meeting point between the visible and invisible realms.This project honors the four directions. East;new beginnings. This altar honors winged beings, a woven archway and place to sit and meditate on the rising sun. South; a 5 and 1/2 formed structure with ancient runes and symbols pointing into the air towards the sun. West; personally west represents water and the magical beings of the ocean.This altar is a sacred pool with gifts from the sea. North;honoring our elders. Personally North is "home" and has a very earthly feel; This altar is an eclectic blend of wood, rock and natural objects honoring Mother Earth.
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