TEMPLE OF RUDRA"
duadra bedi. Aruda Rudra bedi. Dea dea gadu bedi. Bigradi Rudra bedi"
a decade of educational burns, the Fire Lingam Project Headquarters in Central
Asia considered the masses of Burning Man prepared for a higher level of understanding.
were instructed, then, to present a bare ritual as performed in the Subcontinent
of India. Emissary Pepe Ozan was commissioned to conduct a field research in the State of Tamil
Nadu, India, the land of Rudra (the ancient name for Shiva) and Special Emissaries
and Twan , were sent
from secret locations to the USA to fulfill the task of this endeavor.
In a convocation
to enact the ancient Dravidian Fire Ceremony on the night of the final lunar
eclipse of the millennium, participants and audience summoned the Cosmic Desire
that engendered the Beginning of Time in a rite of Ecstasy and Sacralization.
The God Himself
was brought in His visible Incarnation in the form of fire burning on the
Chalice of Rudra and carried on the shoulder of 12 Swamis. Ceremonial drumming
accompanied the entrance of the God. From "Tempo di Celebracione" (Act I)
to "Tempo d'Invocacione" (Act II), the action grows into "Tempo Ceremoniale
con Accelerando (Act III) when the 200 plus mantra chanting and spinning People
of Rudra attained a State of Incantation.
- The Hindustani
inspired composition was created and sang by Chris Cunningham (Act I) and
by Wovoka, led and mellifluously interpreted by vocal leader Chad Hamill
(Acts II and III).
- Support singing
was provided by Sally Dana, Lili Oldfield, Pat Bregant and Todd Nelson.
Steffanos X incarnated The Voice of the Verses.
drumming was rendered by the Burning Man Drumming Collective.
Tirza Naramore, Paradox Pollack, Fred Adler and Warriorgirl
administered the secret procedures as Divine Intermediaries for the 4 Sects
of worshippers directed by Rebecca Caldwell (Melancholics), Christopher
Fuelling (Phlegmatic), Molotov Malcontent and Felicity Perez (Cholerics)
and Ali Kat (Sanguines).
- A troupe of
Virgin Vestals formed by Shari Greenfield, Kara Blanc, Glenda Soler, Joana
Carichner, Lera Boroditsky, Jen White and Hillary Norell was presided by
Teresa Hempel in ceremonial clothing and ritual procedures.
- Special costume
design was provided by Viscera Lisa Zagone and Nicole and Ernesto Riveiro,
Secret Services was executed by sculptors Al Honig, Anton Berteaux, Morgan
Raimond, Kiki Pettit, George Hill and Kamila. The documentation
was executed by a group of Scribes, created and directed by Dean
Coordinators were Martha Thompson and Denzil Meyers.
by Pepe Ozan, Twan, and Christopher Fuelling
- Directed/co-written by Christopher Fuelling and Pepe Ozan.