Thinking about Symbolic Acts and Site Restrictionsin my short list of Symbolic Acts I used to have a Fire Ceremony
as the name implies it involves fire
the most elaborate would be either a circle of small fires or 5 , one at each of the cardinal pints plus the center
needless to say this Could look pretty cool after sunset.
I am going to speak to the issues that can possibly crop up here in my home state of Connecticut.
there Is the issue of loading in all the extra supplies and cleaning up after.
Who is gong to be providing the supplies ( ie firewood, safety supplies)
Who is going to be tending the fires
Who ( I urge more than one person) going to be cleaning up
what are the fire danger conditions
Plus the safety concerns.
other Major considerations are what the sites allow,
if Permits are needed.
for Beach ceremonies :
-many municipal beaches close at sunset
-there may be fees for “groups” using the beach
-fires On the beach may not be allowed ( especially if the beach is used for swimming)
even is some of our state parks – ground fires are not permitted
sometimes it my be better to be more symbolic
and use a circle of tea lights in candle holders