We know you've been waiting to hear, so we won't waste another moment. We have a theme and it is...
Sacred and Profane
What does this mean? The sacred–profane dichotomy is an idea posited by French sociologist Émile Durkheim, who considered it to be the central characteristic of religion:
"Religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden."
In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represented the interests of the group, especially unity, which were embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involved mundane individual concerns. Durkheim explicitly stated that the sacred/profane dichotomy was not equivalent to good/evil. The sacred could be good or evil, and the profane could be either as well.
We also have a date for Burnal Equinox with the above theme, so mark your calendars: April 28-30, 2017!
More details to come later, we will start forming up teams next week.
Come to our next meeting if you can! Thursdays 9:00pm SLT/US Pacific on the BURN2 Playa, Deep Hole, in SL. If you can't attend meetings at that time, send a notecard to iSkye Silverweb in SL if you are interested in joining one of the teams.