“THE RESURRECTION OF CARE” Ceremony, Muscle Beach, CA, 2019

Venice Beach, CA
Friday December 20th
1:00pm – 2:30pm
*Meet at the entrance to MUSCLE BEACH just before one – look for the blue flags waving.

All welcome – please wear blue! This year we’ll be marching from MUSCLE BEACH, down the boardwalk, to the sea.

The Golden Dome School has begun the tradition of performing “The Resurrection of Care” ritual each year – a ceremonial procession that invites Los Angeles artists and mystics to respond to our culture’s violence, ecocide, caustic hierarchies, and exploitative capitalism.

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, and warmongering.

In response, the Golden Dome School developed “The Resurrection of Care” – an annual ritualistic pageant performed by Golden Dome artists. 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.

The 2019 ritual features artists Lily Benson, Lisa Dring, Kwonyin, Madre Jaguar, Patrick Mansfield, Lindsay Minnich, Saewon Oh, Yumi Sakugawa, Eliza Swann, JC Zepeda