It’s a Time for Transformational Festival. What is Burning Man All About? (The Man Burns in 2 Days! )



A transformational festival is a counterculture festival that espouses a community-building ethic, and a value system that celebrates life, personal growth, social responsibility, healthy living, and creative expression. Transformational alludes both to personal transformation (self-realization) and steering the transformation of culture toward sustainability.


What distinguishes transformational festivals from a typical musical marathon? Usually such festivals are located in beautiful remote locations and every participant has a potential to become a co-creator. Taking part in a transformational festival also means attending to workshops and seminars. Participants are usually environmentally aware so they put great emphasis on sustainability and those events are generally held according to the “Leave No Trace” policy.


If you want to learn more about such events, Jeet Kei Leung already gave a great speech on this topic during TEDxVancouver, 2010. But in short a transformational festival means loads of fun in an atmosphere of openness and mutual approval. Participants are creating a temporary society that shares similar values, not sticking to any concrete religion or spiritual stream at the same time.

During a transformational festival people are experiencing simple joy of life, the same which our western civilisation forgot a long time ago. Being there means getting lost while dancing (most probably to some kind of electronic music). Also some happenings there resemble pagan rituals, the ones that were with us since the beginning.

Transformational festivals are a good place to learn more about yourself and your emotions. Various workshops organised there teach new ways of interaction: the ones based on honesty and immediacy and ones not spoiled by modern social relationship models.

And eventually, such festivals are about having the great lesson of life and bringing it to the real world. The lesson that can lead to waking up the essence of humanity, the one that got lost in this mad world. I speak about transformation that has a chance to become evolutionary step forward, the consciousness of building a better world.


Burning Man is not the only transformational festival. Take a look at few more of them:

What are your experiences which such festivals?


  • hi there,
    I was wondering if we could get our festival listed on this post in the “TRANSFORMATIONAL FESTIVALS ACROSS THE WORLD” section?? Luminate Festival featured in the Bloom series, and we are looking to increase our presence on the International scene and kiwiland is a great to place visit anyway =)

    love your article by the way

  • DavidBip says:

    Witam! Mam na imie Grazyna i od dawna mam problem z nadwaga. Kiedy po raz pierwszy uslyszalam o srodku na odchudzanie “Fito Spray”, potraktowalam go ze sceptycyzmem. Nigdy nie wierzylam w takie preparaty na odchudzanie. Zawsze myslalem, ze sa one glupstwem oraz strata pieniedzy. Ale przyjaciolki zaczeli zbyt duzo go chwalic, a ja sie poddalam. Kupilam, aby sprobowac, ale nie mialam zadnych szczegolnych oczekiwan.
    Okazalo sie, ze ten spray – prawdziwy cud. Apetyt jakby opuscil mnie — moge zjesc tylko jedna trzecia tego, co jest przygotowywane, i tego wystarczy. Uczucie, jakbym zjadla zbyt wiele, a nastepnie dlugo nie chce nic jesc. Nawiasem mowiac, pomyslalam i postanowilam siedziec na bardzo scislej diecie. A dlaczego nie? Nadal nie bardzo chce jesc. Chce schudnac niezauwazone dla organizmu.

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