Within the Circle of Flames
|Title:||Within the Circle of Flames|
|Author(s):||C. Diane Mamaril and Zetta H.|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: The Original Series|
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It was published in the print zine T'hy'la #6.
"The mystic powers of Vulcan that reside in the flame of Spock's meditation fire call to Kirk now that he has become Spock's lover."
Reactions and Reviews
I liked the authors' handling of mystical and religious matters very much. It's clear that they've done a great deal of work in developing Vulcan theology. The fact that Spock took time to return from trance shows that meditation is another plane of reality. The negativity that surfaces from their minds being magnified by the firepot shows the power of thought forms. The sacredness of sex, a favorite theme of mine, was also central to this story. This was demonstrated effectively through the concept of Spock being possessed by divine energies during sex. This can be understood symbolically for those who don't accept such beliefs. 
- from The LOC Connection #19