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You Tube comment

“The Devil has got a firm hold of this dude, You have self mutilation, You have idol worship, you have lust and desire with a selfish motives in all things. Not to mention the harming and womanfying of other men to really spit in Gods face. They think they are winners because the surround themselves with material items and have no moral compass.  Then your get men dressed like women and women thinking they are men.  You got to get help the Jew has really screwed you up bro. Good luck,.”

10 things my face/image has been on (no lies)

 

  1. A billboard in San Francisco (Inspiration Campaign)
  2. Dildo packaging (Tantus Silicone)
  3. A tour bus (CollegeClub.com)
  4. Keg Cups (CollegeClub.com)
  5. FreeCreditReport.com Social Media campaign (in a wig, playing “Roadie Jack”)
  6. RAGE magazine “Gay Mothership” spread
  7. Book jacket back cover (Love more. Fear Less.)
  8. Documentary Teaser (HUMAN vol. 2)
  9. Makeover Episode of Daytime TV show (with Mario Lopez)
  10. Hair Dye Box (“Pink Fetish” Splat!)

Old Interview Answer

“I used to think of the Internet as this massive digital sledgehammer that I could use to attack the status quo…but I’ve mellowed.

Now I think of it more as a vibration amplification machine.   People doing good things get noticed, and their ideas spread.  Instead of outward actions,  I am more focused on acting from integrity, sharing  publicly, and then letting things happen.  Every action creates ripples in the pond and the Internet turns those ripples into massive waves through collective action.  What I have learned is that those waves cannot be created by  brute force or marketing dollars.   The momentum must come from Integrity and Truth.”

https://boombotix.com/blog/2010/08/25/interview-with-master-burner-halcyon/

Freak Flag Activism

 

When I started going to Burning Man, almost 20 years ago, its place in culture was different.

It was underground. It was secret. It was taboo.

Now it is a part of cultural mainstream with frequent TV mentions and Buzzfeed lists of “Top Celebs at this year’s Burn”

20 years ago you could read everything publicly written about it in an hour and still have no idea what it was.

Now there are over 5 million Burning Man videos on YouTube.  (Of course, you could watch them all and still have no idea what it is.)

20 years ago digital photography was brand new and nobody had cell phones.  You could walk around naked and be confident nobody would see it in the default world.  

Now people post to Instagram all week long. Your corndog fellatio escapade could be a viral sensation before Burn Night.  Privacy is *not* one of the ten principles.

20 years ago, admitting to going to Burning Man was career suicide.

Now, so many respectable people have gone to (and praised) the event, that participating can be a badge of honor – if not a hiring requirement.

20 years later Burning Man plays a much different role in our culture. And I believe it has never been more important.

Radical Self Expression is no longer a decadence.  It is now critical activism.

We are the seed banks of culture – preserving diverse thinking and creativity.

As a cultural ice age takes its grip – we must persevere.  We must keep the fires going.

We must maintain our humanity by expressing our creativity.  It is our creative expression that makes us more than greedy, over-groomed monkeys.

I’m talking about true creative expression. Authentic expression.

That which may not be appreciated by the mainstream.

Because it is in these fringe nether regions where the transformational ideas take root. Outside-the-box thinking will only thrive when people are supported when they stray outside the status quo.  

And we may be entering an era when radical thought is ridiculed and persecuted.

But a bloodline and a culture both need to avoid inbreeding to stay healthy.  “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” said Albert Einstein.  So, without a healthy culture of non-traditional thought, we are doomed to stagnate in our woes.

Making art has never been so important. Living artistically has never been more courageous.

Now is when we step into our warrior roles.  

Fighting is more than throwing rocks and carrying signs.  It is staying weird, open-hearted and deviant – while the status quo is trying to crush you.  
Buckle-up Burners.  

Intro email to a coaching client

“Just to put it out there:  Personally, I often get the instinct to want to impress people, especially ones who impress me. But I want you to know that I love you profoundly, already. Your truth is perfect. Nothing you have ever done is a failure to me. No quirk is a weakness. Whatever you you are called to share is welcome.  If it is honest, it is impressive.
And I will work on remembering that for myself, as well.”

2016 Year in Review

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I like to look back each year and remember some of the major events. (Here is 2015’s, 2014’s and 2013’s lists) And here’s what happened to me in 2015:

Spoke at Lucidity, Burning Man, Trilogy, MOPS, Nephew Carter’s Classroom

Participated in LiB, YOUtopia, Symbiosis

Participated in my 1st International Regional Burn – Blazing Swan (Western Australia) 

Went to SF Decom and LA Decom.

Contributed more ‘Tips & Tricks” to the Burning Man Blog.

Attended Wisdom 2.0 (for 3rd year)

10th Aniversary of “The Pink Ride”

1st Saturdays – Celebrated our 6th year. Restarted 501c3 process.

1st Saturdays Antelope Valley started with gusto.

Spent  week at The Generator in Reno.

Attended Burning Man Philosophical Symposium 

Went out at did FREE HUGS for the 1st time.

Produced 23 Awesome News Network videos

Enjoyed a wonderful family reunion in Streamboat Springs, CO. (Went to my first rodeo!)

Started using outsourcing labor to improve my art/videos (transcribing and titles)

“Gift of Life” song came out from Blessed Beats / Dj Leif (with audio from Grandpa Caleb)

 

Appeared on Several podcasts of inspiring people

Consistently did the Hug Nation audio podcast. (on itunes & Soundcloud)

Beer Bottle Hunt went viral – (10 million views

HalcyonStyn YouTube channel broke 10K subscribers

Made a Morning Blessing MP3

Participated in Movember, raised a little $

Did the “Burning Man Regifting Project” experiment.  Raised $600 & spread dusty joy.

Had more hope, and more despair for the future than ever before. Most drastic year ever. Shared more tears online than ever before.

I’m so grateful to have shared this year with you. I love you.

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Vote with your dollar

In addition to petitions and calls, I encourage everyone to do some “voting with your dollars” this week to causes that call to you.
Here are some places I’m personally supporting:
(Feel free to post organizations you believe in *that you have personally gifted money to recently.*)

#noDAPL
https://www.gofundme.com/standingrockcomposttoilets
http://www.redlightning.org/standingrock/
http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/donate

Net Neutrality
http://donate.fightforthefuture.org

Civil Rights
https://action.aclu.org/secure/protect-peoples-rights-liberties

Men’s Health
http://MoBro.co/HugNation

Human Evolution
http://agapelive.com/store/donate-to-agape/

Facebook Filter App Developer
http://www.fbpurity dot com/

+ private gifts to friends in need.