story behind the
"Anyone may be
a part of [BM]. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites
exist for participation in our community... [BM] is radically
inclusive, and its meaning is potentially accessible to anyone."
P.S. My parents and I were on Baker Beach in 1986 when Larry Harvey and Jerry James led the first burn. A group of 20 people quickly grew as the flames licked the sky. Whether the ceremony is at Baker Beach or on the Playa, I have been there in spirit many times. But no longer. The corporate-run event is now a vile hoax.