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THE CAMP

WE ARE LOCATED AT 9:15 & KINOSHITA between K & L. A beautiful location to be on the playa!

A long, long time ago, in the Huichol desert, the Huichol Elders were in their villages in the high mountains of North-Central Mexico. They were desperate; their people where sick and dying. There was no food; no rain and the grounds were bone-dry. The Elders decided to send four young hunters to find food for the community. Each hunter represented one of the elements: fire, water, air, and earth.

Armed with bows and arrows, the hunters walked for days, until… a huge deer appeared. The exhausted men instantly forgot their hunger and pain and chased this majestic animal. The hunters didn’t know that the deer was compassionate and took pity on the starving men, making their pursuit easier at times.

After weeks of chasing they arrived to Wirikuta, where the spirit of the earth lives. A large group of peyote plants, glistening like emeralds in the sun, formed the shape of a deer. Confused, one of the hunters released an arrow and hit the plants. This strange event made the hunters decide to bring the peyote plants back to the village and the Elders divided them amongst the population. Not soon after, the population cured of illness, hunger, and thirst.

The Legend of the Blue Deer explains why the Huicholes worship their precious peyote plant and see the deer as their spirit guide.

Our camp brings the Legend of the Blue Deer to Burning Man. The friendships in our camp are special; some have lasted for decades, and others are more recent. A few years ago we started gathering. This resulted in the creation of a Burning Man camp, built with the guidance of a shaman and the spirit of the blue deer. Our camp is based on shared values, harnessed by creative, spiritual and sensitive souls who all have a deep trust in this project. Some of us are new to the playa while others know the streets of Black Rock City all too well. When bundling our energies as friends and as a community, our light shines even brighter.

THE LEGEND