Burners who flock to Black Rock Desert every summer are quick to tell you what a spiritual experience Burning Man truly is.
It's not merely a music festival, not solely an artistic exhibition. It's not just a place to camp out, get naked, do drugs, and take selfies with strangely-dressed celebrities. It's a place where consciousness is heightened, where friendships and futures are forged, and it's this esoteric element that the annual event will center itself around in 2017.
Each year, Burning Man chooses a theme, and the creatives who collide upon the sandy arena run with that theme when planning their camps, installations, and activities. Last year was “Davinci's Workssop,” the year previous was “Carnival of Mirrors,” and this upcoming edition is all about “Radical Ritual.”