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.