THE RESURRECTION OF CARE, Performance, Maiden LA, Echo Park Lake, 2018


The Golden Dome School has begun the tradition of performing “The Resurrection of Care” ritual each year in response to Bohemian Grove’s “Cremation of Care” ceremony (please see below for the history and meaning of this action).

This “Resurrection of Care” invites Los Angeles artists and mystics to respond to our culture’s violence, ecocide, caustic hierarchies, and exploitative capitalism.

This year we will be activating Echo Park Lake – turning the water into a programmed flower essence to increase care, compassion, and heart centered action. We will walk the perimeter of the lake, ritually infusing the water with intention. Everyone present at the ceremony is invited to actively participate and to speak. The ceremonial officiants this year are Lisa Dring, Edgar Fabian Frias, Saewon Oh, Estella Sanchez, and SA RA with Sarah Manuwal, Merkel, John Sanchez, Emilia Turner and Christian Toscano.

History: The notorious Bohemian Club, an ultra-exclusive all-male club, has membership that includes business leaders, government officials, former US presidents, military elite, bankers, media executives, and other men in positions of power. Political and business deals are developed at the Club’s annual summer gathering at Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, CA. An early meeting for the Manhattan Project took place there in 1942, which subsequently led to the use of the atomic bomb in World War II.

At the annual Bohemian Grove gathering, members stage the 135-year old “Cremation of Care” ceremony on July 7, in which the body of “Care” is symbolically cremated and banished from Bohemian Grove, paving the way for drunken celebration, male bonding, capitalistic scheming, warmongering, and – according to many reports – excessive public urination.

In response, the Golden Dome School developed “The Resurrection of Care”, an annual ritual performed by Golden Dome artists. The play narrates the resurrection of the cremated body of caring, underscoring that life on Earth is worth caring for. Each year we re-instate our vow to care for ourselves and all of the people, plants, animals, water, earth, air, and spirits that are threatened with annihilation by unfettered greed and exploitation.