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Important Info for 2014Jun 03, 2014

OSIRIS will be taking a hiatus in 2014

Certainly no Burner ever said “I have waaaay too much time for playa planning this year!”

Although we may think we have more time than we need with family, or that our financial resources are greater than they may be, or that our energy levels and health are more abundant than they actually are. Our society in general moves through life as though our resources are unlimited; when really, they are precious and should be managed for sustainability.

It is based on some of the areas mentioned that our core group, the people who make Osiris happen every year, have had to reevaluate our participation at BMan 2014.

For reasons of work obligations, family commitments, injuries, personal circumstances, etc., that we simply do not have enough time, energy and finances to properly devote this year.

Additionally, with our largest fundraising efforts and donations not coming to fruition, it has made it feel as though we are fighting against the current. I think there is more wisdom in going with the flow of the current than against it, so we have decided that Osiris will be taking 2014 off.

With the sheer scope and magnitude of the event that Burning Man has become, it is truly a year-round job with ramifications on all other areas of life. As much as we’d hate to disappoint our fans and loyal campers, some balance in this area of life would be a refreshing break.

We humbly ask that Camp Directed Ticket recipients consider joining either Opulent Temple or SHIFT, as they also received Camp Directed Tickets and have strong ties with Osiris. They also share similar camp philosophies and would welcome you in our absence.  Our general camp members are encouraged to join these camps also, and we are more than happy to provide resources for joining them, as well as references for our great camp family. If you are unable to attend this year at all, please consider the STEP program for resale, or a local, in-person transaction at ticket face value.

Many large camps have done it before us and have made their successful return, as I’m sure many more will do it after us.   We feel confident that 2015 will bring Osiris new opportunities and if it is meant to be, the playa will see the return of the Great Pyramid, or its reincarnation. We love you all and wish you another life-changing Burn! We have been and will always be grateful for your support and contributions to Osiris.  

ALRIGHT its COUNTDOWN!!!Aug 14, 2013
We're on our way HOME!!! Putting the finishing touches on all the stuff!
HERE WE GO!!!Mar 01, 2013
We are getting started on a great 2013 burn!  Fundraisers and camp facilities are now in the planning stage and we need YOUR help!  Please get involved and give something back to the community.  Signups for Osiris Camp 2013 are now in progress on our Camp Members Page.
THANKS!!!Sep 08, 2012
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to provide gratitude worthy of the love and effort put forth by those who have contributed to our dream. I am humbled. Nevertheless, I, and the Council, proffer a very grateful and heartfelt thanks to all those folks who participated in our community and made our dreams into reality, if only for a week – we could not have done it without you. We share with you the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid such a sacrifice upon the alter of the playa for all to enjoy. You have enhanced people’s lives and spirits. We only part to meet again…The Man Burns in 357 days….Scott
WOW what an Incredible BURN!!!Sep 04, 2012
I had yet another series of life-changing epiphanies – can I not stay the same? Must I embrace change, knowledge, and growth at every point in my life? – YES, and thanks be to the playa for providing the Fruits of our Fertility!!! Everything and Everybody was fantastic and we sure through some pretty awesome parties in the Ginormous Pyramid – that place was blowing up!!! The shear energy being put forth by our performers and focused with the crowd by the ancient portal was mind-blowing…Scott

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Mission Statement

The Osiris Burners is a Burning Man community group destined to build one of the greatest Esplanade theme camps the burn has ever known....

As you step out across the dusty expanse of the playa, a warm wind caresses your face, your eyes scan the horizon.  You are here to witness the rise of the great pyramid, a feat yet unknown to Black Rock City.  Man-made or mythical, this structure is your portal; your doorway between the land of the living and what lies beyond.  This is OSIRIS.  This is your passage between worlds – a place where music, passion, and art are created.  Though you may exit OSIRIS, you are changed forever.  You have glimpsed the Underworld, with OSIRIS as your guide.


The Osiris Burners are a cooperative effort between multiple disciplines – builders, visionaries, engineers, welders, artists, musicians, and raw muscle – whose collaborative efforts have manifested as OSIRIS. Our mission is to bring a gift worthy of the pharaohs to the Citizens of Black Rock City, a scale replica of a pyramid to adorn the playa skyline. The pyramid, designed by a structural engineering team, will be constructed from 8” steel pipe, and will stand 57 feet high at the center, 90 x 90 feet at the base, and feature a wind and UV resistant cover. The goal is to fill the vacancy left by the 10:00 anchor. We have created this impressive structure to visually and creatively stimulate the playa, and like the Phoenix rose from the ashes, OSIRIS serves to bring something new, fresh and exciting to the Esplanade. The pyramid will house a 145,000 watt sound system and will be host to a DJ lineup featuring DJs DJs Travis T, DJ Mira,...and may more! We will be hosting camp events for the Burn Week – nightly DJs playing the hottest, drrrtyest music...