Bohemian Grove is a 11 kmÂ²(2700-acre) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Ave, in Monte Rio, California belonging to a private San Francisco-based men's fine arts club known as the Bohemian Club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a two-week encampment of some of the most powerful men in the world.
Cremation of Care
The Cremation of Care was devised in 1893 by a member named Joseph D. Redding, a lawyer from New York. During the ceremony, which serves as the opening to the Grove encampment, a mock human sacrifice representing "dull care" is cremated to symbolize the liberation of the participants.
Today, the ritual consists of hooded members accepting the effigy representing "dull care" from a ferryman traveling across a creek. Music and fireworks accompany the ritual, for dramatic effect. The mock human sacrifice is placed on an altar and set on fire. The ritual represents the act of embracing the revelry of Bohemian Grove while setting aside the "dull cares" of the outside world.
HUMAN SACRIFICE OR EAVEN MOCK HUMAN SACRIFICE IS NOT RELIGION, BUT A POSSIBLE ACT OF RITUAL HOMICIDE.
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