The Eridu Society is planning to return to Burning Man in 2013. We'll be creating a new installation that ties in with both the Cargo Cult theme and our camp's background. Through our art and interactions, we'll share the history of ancient Sumer and discuss the ideas of our ancient alien ancestry. These pages will be used to talk about our plans and to share our progress on the road to Black Rock City.
We are the original cargo cult, dating back thousands of years to ancient Sumer. The righteous ones (known as Anunnaki) established Eridu as the first city on Earth more than 70 centuries ago. Since they left us, we've traveled through time, space, and several of the better dimensions looking for signs. We believe they are returning to Earth, so we're embarking on an expedition to meet them in the Black Rock Desert. We'll build a ziggurat in their honor, and offer up tributes and gifts to visitors and converts while we await the return of the Anunnaki.
The main focus of our public space will be the climbable 4-tiered ziggurat (sort of like a stepped pyramid) facade. At the top will be a small altar and shade structure, which will also serve as an observation deck and place to relax. The front of each shade structure will feature 'light box' displays, where we'll showcase art representing the archeological finds from our travels and exploits. Out front, two small 8'x8' shade structures will serve to hold lighting gear (to illuminate the ziggurat at night), feature display cases to accommodate smaller art pieces, and act as a place for the occasional serving of food or drink.
We look forward to seeing you on the playa!