Burning Bowl Ceremony Saturday or Sunday?

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  1. Miss Critter

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    What do y'all think about moving it to the 393/Gulf Place access. There's still a slight chance of rain, and that area has cover in case we need to duck under some quickly. Also has restrooms and ample parking.

    Would that work for everyone? Or do you prefer Grayton? Just let me know. Have fire, will travel.
     
  2. kitlit

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    Ok by me! Same beautiful beach, no matter which access we use! Plenty of good energy to go around!
     
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    I believe we could come. We still have some company here so I'm not a definite. Gulf place works for me too. It's close and the walk to the beach isn't as far as Grayton's. Maybe i'll make a big "fubp" poster to burn. Or maybe i'll bring something else.:cool:
     
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    Great! Gulf Place it is. If it's just drizzly, maybe we can still have our fire while sitting under shelter, and we won't have to reschedule.

    Does anyone have an mp3 player with battery operated speakers for meditative music while we contemplate/write? I've got a circa-1990 boom box (vintage!), and think I have some suitable CDs.
     
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    Gulf Place works for me too. I have CDs, but no portable unit.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Gulf Place works for me. I've got an iPod but no speakers beyond earbuds :idontno: and maybe some meditative music but only things like Ottmar Liebert that would be meditative. :roll:
     
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    We've got the permit, the wash tub, the boom box. Tomorrow I'll pick up some firewood and a starter log at Publix, unless someone has those already.
     
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    I have the firewood, if you'll get the starter log.
     
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    Deal!
     
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    So, what time is this happening? Depending on when naps fall today, I'd like to come if i can. :wave:
     
  12. Miss Critter

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    Around 5-ish, ssb. Please do come!

    It should be pretty cool out there, so dress accordingly. I've got at least one extra folding chair, if anyone needs it. Maybe two more; I'll know after I visit the mini-storage. The sand will be wet, so everyone will need something to sit on. I'll bring pads and pens, the starter log, tin tub, boom box and music. Oh, and champagne. And thanks to Glenda, I've got a program for us to follow, but this is not "official" or stuffy. Just some sowallers who want to release the negative and embrace the positive in 2011. All are welcome!

    Did I forget anything?
     
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    This is a good idea! I'm going to try to join y'all!

    Don't have a dump truck big enough to haul all my 2010 negativity to burn pile, but transforming a '10-back-pack' to ashes will be a necessarily good start!
     
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    I think it shall all fit nicely in a bowl. who's bringing the bowl? :lol:

    I do hope i can come. I'm at the mercy of my children....story of my life. :roll:
     
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    Dune-Ahh! Please come! And bring the man with you... I wish to hug the heck outta both of you in the new year!
     
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    I will try to come. Haven't done one of these since Madrakara in California in the late 1970s. Will edit my list, which has been building up since then. I've always thought bonfires with charcoal and smoke had no place on our crystal sand beach. Wonder if I can release that judgment with the others I need to let go.
     
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    I heard there is mediFication for that these daze (and not just for mama ;-))
     
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    He's opting out (sundowner syndrome dontchya know?), has a message I'm to deliver to YOU, and sends good wishes for effective collective efforts with "the Coven":lol:

    I too have pondered the atmospheric pollution aspects of sending out smoke clouds of negativity. I've sorta justified it with thoughts that if Universe-honoring native pipples squared it with The Mother then it should work for us too.
     
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    Caroling, we're doing this the right way. Our fire is contained in an aluminum wash tub and, once extinguished, the ashes will be bagged and disposed of.

    As far as releasing negative energy into the atmosphere, I figure the Universe can dispel that far better than it can the manifestations of negative energy being carried around and inflicted upon each other. Plus, closing the ceremony with a glass of champagne dispels any latent negativity. It's shaman wisdom. . . . or bacchanalian wisdom, I can never remember which. ;-)
     
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    The fire is on par with burning a stick of incense in a temple or lighting a candle for someone in a church - yes, there is smoke and ash created, but it is being done for a greater purpose and will be cleaned up properly.

    Plus, I'm a pyro and so IMO any intentional and contained fire is a good fire ;-).

    Warm clothes, chair, bottle of champagne, plastic glass.

    Did I forget anything?
     

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