9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Fire Rituals: Theory and Practice presented by UUUCB member, Jim Gasperini. From solstice bonfires to the UU chalice to candles on a birthday cake, we have long used fire to signal how we take actions with serious intent. As we enter a season of ubiquitous ceremonial flames, what is it about fire that makes it so central to ritual practice? Jim Gasperini is currently completing a cultural history of fire, Fire in the Mind—from the Burning Bush to Burning Man, How We Imagine Fire. A seven-year project, the book began as a topic for a summertime sermon at UUCB.