I know this book came out some time ago, but I’m just now reading it. My very small coven has agreed to work each rite within the book together but we’re running into some geographical issues. Gemma Gary is in Cornwall, where things like holy wells and churchyards exist, and they simply don’t where I live in the DFW area of north Texas. We’ve done the first rite in the book and we’re preparing for the second one, a dedication and initiation rite that is worked in a churchyard. As I said, there aren’t many churches with graveyards near us, to my knowledge, and although there are many forgotten cemeteries in rural areas within 100 miles of us, we don’t wish to be arrested or shot at. The rite is worked at night too, which wouldn’t bother us if we weren’t trespassing.
We could just do this one in our usual ritual spot, indoors or outdoors, but we do like a bit of theatre and would love to find an appropriate place.
Has anyone else done the rites in Devil’s Dozen? Any ideas for doing this particular rite without going to jail? And just in general, how do you work around landscape issues?