Each festival will culminate in the ritual burning of an effigy, which will take place on Saturday night. As the event’s central ceremony, the effigy burning allows those in attendance to experience the transformative powers of fire, and to consider the beauty of life’s impermanence. The spiritual and psychological effect of this spectacle is difficult to put into words, but the effect on the community is impossible to ignore.
The tradition of Effigy Burning goes back thousands of years, and is still practiced in many parts of the world. Infusion’s effigy burning ceremonies are designed to build a sense of community without asking participants to adhere to any particular set of religious or philosophical beliefs. All you need is a light heart, an open mind, and the fire of your personal creativity and energy.
If you wish to contribute time or resources to Infusion’s effigy construction, please contact us.