2:22 Amethyst Portal

BURNING MAN 2009






An indigo colored 17 foot high stellated dodecahedron constructed of plywood, wood and steel with an open interior space accessible to participants. This space will be able to accommodate people to experience the Portal and to interact in other group activities, such as the Galactivation Sound Healing ceremonies that were hosted at the Sapphire Portal last year.

Housed within the stellated dodecahedron will be the Quasar Wave Transducer: a subsonic non-linear dynamic analog feedback device sound sculpture that produces frequencies in the range of the Earth’s Schumann resonance and human brain waves to activate the Portal experience. This has been contained in all previous Portals and a new refined version is planned for this year. There will be purple LED lighting for illumination at night. The lights and sound will be powered by sets of deep cycle batteries that are recharged by a bank of solar panels located at the Portal Collective camp.

In keeping with the progression of the placement of each new Portal, it will be located at 2:22 between the Esplanade and the Man. This is the first time a Portal will be located within the city making it much more accessible than the previous ones that were located quite a distance out.

The Amethyst Portal is colored indigo to relate to the brow or third eye chakra and the geometry follows the forms incorporated in the other Portals by utilizing the stellated dodecahedron:

“The Stellated Dodecahedron holds the template of all the preceding  templates expressed as geometric forms. It is an expression and model of integrated completion and coherent unity of all the foundational templates. The Stellated Dodecahedron stimulates us to evolve into self-realized conscious awareness with our open heart and with high levels of impeccability, self-responsibility and integrity. It also helps us integrate and harmonize a true group unity.”
-Ronald L. Holt (http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/jul3/holt.htm)