Temple idea: gateways

Temple idea: gateways

Postby swampdog » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:17 pm

Picture a ring of gateways, each opening into the center. Each gateway named for a type of ritual or expression, labelled in opposing pairs. So one gateway might be the gateway of remembrance or of forgetting depending on which way you pass through.. These could be based on former temple names.

In the center of the gateways, a unifying structure of three graceful (climbable) spires. These would also be named.

Someone would be able to use this to construct their own ritual - enter through the gate of tears, circle the towers of love and joy, pass through the gate of laughter and exit through the gate of remembrance.

Within these very broad parameters, artists are encouraged to submit SEPARATE proposals for any gateway or the central structure they would like to build. They propose the name, attribute pair, design, build plan, and preferences for burn plan. (A pyro group would need to be responsible for the overall coordinated burn plan.) The top N are selected by committee influenced by public poll. The number of gateways is subject to the number of really great submissions and could expand or contract within some range.
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Postby brcmysharona » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:29 pm

Well I like the idea.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:31 pm

So spend the next three months fleshing it out and writing the proposal and then submit it.
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Postby Tengerguy » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:41 pm

Great Idea -- Love playing with the dual gate idea

Love/Fear

Birth/Death

Work/Play

Power/Surrender

Wisdom/The Fool

As Above/So Below

The Word/The Silence

Bright Blessed Day/Dark Sacred Night (Louis Armstrong)

Answers/Questions

Home/The Journey

Hero/Villain

Mentor/Petty Dictator

Citizen/Slave

Dom/Sub

. . . .
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:37 am

I am sure that the Temple this year will be compatible with the theme. Duh.
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temple of gates

Postby prophet » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:00 am

i like it very much!
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Postby Rye » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:11 am

I like it! the idea of making your own ritual out of the gateways and spires, could be very interesting/ cathartic
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:41 am

Gateways are easy enough to build; every theme camp should have their own, and not expect the Temple to provide. :)
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