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  • #1113008
    AvatarHeavy
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    Anyone want to forgive my ignorance and explain what this celebration means to you personaly.

    What form will it take? What point of the day will be the focus? etc.

    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I have read about it and it seems to mean many different things to different people.

    Enlighted me.

    #1133299
    AvatarHeavy
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    Anyone want to forgive my ignorance and explain what this celebration means to you personaly.

    What form will it take? What point of the day will be the focus? etc.

    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I have read about it and it seems to mean many different things to different people.

    Enlighted me.

    #1112978
    AvatarAngel
    Moderator

    Some answers to your questions here,but there will be more i’m sure

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/summer_solstice.htm

    #1133269
    AvatarAngel
    Moderator

    Some answers to your questions here,but there will be more i’m sure

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/summer_solstice.htm

    #1112992
    Avatarwelly
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    I’ve just read national heritages rules for attending stone henge, and it seems that they are not letting in any “high sided vehicle or caravans” and there will only be parking at the official car park. Over the last few years they seemed to have chilled out a little bit. We have parked in the field that they openned and slept in the caravan so i was okay to drive off in the afternoon.
    I’ve emailed them to ask about the changes, I’ll let you know any answer!!
    Anyone else heard or read anything

    #1133282
    Avatarwelly
    Participant

    I’ve just read national heritages rules for attending stone henge, and it seems that they are not letting in any “high sided vehicle or caravans” and there will only be parking at the official car park. Over the last few years they seemed to have chilled out a little bit. We have parked in the field that they openned and slept in the caravan so i was okay to drive off in the afternoon.
    I’ve emailed them to ask about the changes, I’ll let you know any answer!!
    Anyone else heard or read anything

    #1113003
    Avatartarifa
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    Heavy wrote:
    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I have read about it and it seems to mean many different things to different people.

    For me Solstice is about connection and celebration

    i’ve done it partying and i’ve done it alone

    Its easy to feel disconnected from what’s ‘real’ these days and solstice is a good time to focus (its so easy to forget!)

    It gives me peace and belonging, makes my blood sing, fills me up with a sense of ‘connectedness’ and joy (and sadness too)

    Solstice is about being real, about not being alone in this universe, about being a natural part of everything and appreciating it :love:

    #1133294
    Avatartarifa
    Participant
    Heavy wrote:
    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I have read about it and it seems to mean many different things to different people.

    For me Solstice is about connection and celebration

    i’ve done it partying and i’ve done it alone

    Its easy to feel disconnected from what’s ‘real’ these days and solstice is a good time to focus (its so easy to forget!)

    It gives me peace and belonging, makes my blood sing, fills me up with a sense of ‘connectedness’ and joy (and sadness too)

    Solstice is about being real, about not being alone in this universe, about being a natural part of everything and appreciating it :love:

    #1112985
    Avatarjed_22
    Participant

    Boothy ill probs be seein u there mate!

    #1133276
    Avatarjed_22
    Participant

    Boothy ill probs be seein u there mate!

    #1112983
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant
    Heavy wrote:
    Anyone want to forgive my ignorance and explain what this celebration means to you personaly.

    What form will it take? What point of the day will be the focus? etc.

    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I have read about it and it seems to mean many different things to different people.

    Enlighted me.

    For me its a chance to see people. Its the only place we are all together at the same time.

    SUMMER SOLSTICE 2007 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND INFORMATION English Heritage is pleased to be providing Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. Please help us to create a peaceful occasion by taking personal responsibility and following the Conditions of Entry set out below. We have a duty of care to ensure public safety and are responsible for the protection of Stonehenge and its surrounding Monuments. Please read and observe the entry conditions. If we are to ensure that future access is sustainable, it is essential that everyone abides by these Conditions of Entry. English Heritage continues to work closely with the many agencies and people from all sectors of the community and would like to thank them for their help and support. Parking and entry will be free, subject to the Conditions of Entry. Please do not arrive at the Solstice Car Park or Stonehenge in advance of the opening time. SOLSTICE CAR PARK OPENS 1900 hours (7pm) Wednesday 20th June ACCESS TO STONEHENGE 2030 hours (8.30pm) Wednesday 20th June STONEHENGE CLOSES 0800 hours (8am) Thursday 21st June LAST ADMISSION TO SOLSTICE CAR PARK 0600 hours (6am) Thursday 21st June SOLSTICE CAR PARK TO BE VACATED 12 Noon Thursday 21st June Sunset on Wednesday 20 th June 2007 is 2126 hrs (9.26pm) Sunrise will occur at 0458 hrs (4.58am) on Thursday 21st June 2007 WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU A HAPPY SOLSTICE

    #1133274
    Avatarthe rev
    Participant
    Heavy wrote:
    Anyone want to forgive my ignorance and explain what this celebration means to you personaly.

    What form will it take? What point of the day will be the focus? etc.

    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I have read about it and it seems to mean many different things to different people.

    Enlighted me.

    For me its a chance to see people. Its the only place we are all together at the same time.

    SUMMER SOLSTICE 2007 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND INFORMATION English Heritage is pleased to be providing Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. Please help us to create a peaceful occasion by taking personal responsibility and following the Conditions of Entry set out below. We have a duty of care to ensure public safety and are responsible for the protection of Stonehenge and its surrounding Monuments. Please read and observe the entry conditions. If we are to ensure that future access is sustainable, it is essential that everyone abides by these Conditions of Entry. English Heritage continues to work closely with the many agencies and people from all sectors of the community and would like to thank them for their help and support. Parking and entry will be free, subject to the Conditions of Entry. Please do not arrive at the Solstice Car Park or Stonehenge in advance of the opening time. SOLSTICE CAR PARK OPENS 1900 hours (7pm) Wednesday 20th June ACCESS TO STONEHENGE 2030 hours (8.30pm) Wednesday 20th June STONEHENGE CLOSES 0800 hours (8am) Thursday 21st June LAST ADMISSION TO SOLSTICE CAR PARK 0600 hours (6am) Thursday 21st June SOLSTICE CAR PARK TO BE VACATED 12 Noon Thursday 21st June Sunset on Wednesday 20 th June 2007 is 2126 hrs (9.26pm) Sunrise will occur at 0458 hrs (4.58am) on Thursday 21st June 2007 WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU A HAPPY SOLSTICE

    #1112989
    AvatarDigital-A
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    rach wrote:
    hows everyone planning on celebrating summer solstice?

    as long as i can sort my time off work i’ll be up at stonehenge this year

    as long as the boot of your car is free ill come rach ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1133280
    AvatarDigital-A
    Participant
    rach wrote:
    hows everyone planning on celebrating summer solstice?

    as long as i can sort my time off work i’ll be up at stonehenge this year

    as long as the boot of your car is free ill come rach ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1112964
    AvatarAnonymous
    Heavy wrote:
    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I think it’s just a reason to party … there’s lots of neo-Pagans around and Hare Krishnas. The neo-Pagans have official robes and seem a lot like a Roman Catholic clergy <<< what i mean is, pagans often knock the RC Church, but when i saw em at Stonehenge, they looked very RC themsevles.

    I think there’s a general atmosphere of 3 things:

    Sun-worship
    Drumming
    Ppl just looking around

    I went because l wanted to observe ppl worshipping the sun and l wanted to see it rise at Stonehenge. I was totally nackered when it finally did rise! By the way, l don’t see anything spiritual in the solstice at all. For me it’s the moment when the sun begins to die, and l gather there was some connection with human sacrifices on the altar stone at that time of year.

    #1133254
    AvatarAnonymous
    Heavy wrote:
    Is it part of a religion to you or general spirituality or just a nice reason to party?

    I think it’s just a reason to party … there’s lots of neo-Pagans around and Hare Krishnas. The neo-Pagans have official robes and seem a lot like a Roman Catholic clergy <<< what i mean is, pagans often knock the RC Church, but when i saw em at Stonehenge, they looked very RC themsevles.

    I think there’s a general atmosphere of 3 things:

    Sun-worship
    Drumming
    Ppl just looking around

    I went because l wanted to observe ppl worshipping the sun and l wanted to see it rise at Stonehenge. I was totally nackered when it finally did rise! By the way, l don’t see anything spiritual in the solstice at all. For me it’s the moment when the sun begins to die, and l gather there was some connection with human sacrifices on the altar stone at that time of year.

    #1112998
    Avatarrach
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    as long as the boot of your car is free ill come rach ๐Ÿ™‚

    think the plan is to go in adrians mini, shotgun front and you can squish in the back with the brummie twins!

    #1133289
    Avatarrach
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    as long as the boot of your car is free ill come rach ๐Ÿ™‚

    think the plan is to go in adrians mini, shotgun front and you can squish in the back with the brummie twins!

    #1112975
    AvatarRaj
    Participant

    I celebrate it as a turning of the solar tides.

    Its a personal thing for me – I know when it happens even if for some reason I am not aware of when it is supposed to be [like getting the date wrong for example] I also celebrate the equinoxes and the winter solstice.

    There are no words which express correctly how it affects me – its is a feeling of rightness to celebrate it and an enormous sense of peace too is about as close as I get to it.

    #1133266
    AvatarRaj
    Participant

    I celebrate it as a turning of the solar tides.

    Its a personal thing for me – I know when it happens even if for some reason I am not aware of when it is supposed to be [like getting the date wrong for example] I also celebrate the equinoxes and the winter solstice.

    There are no words which express correctly how it affects me – its is a feeling of rightness to celebrate it and an enormous sense of peace too is about as close as I get to it.

    #1112994
    AvatarPlayground Politics
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    as long as the boot of your car is free ill come rach ๐Ÿ™‚

    your welcome to get in my boot, if u suffer from claustrophobia u will die

    although it might be better than the “brummie twins”

    fair play raj, im going cos ive never been, my mum will hate it tho, shes a devout christian, so she will prob think i will be chanting, running around in my boxers, and be in a whole nother world………….whitch will prob be right

    #1133284
    AvatarPlayground Politics
    Participant
    Digital-A wrote:
    as long as the boot of your car is free ill come rach ๐Ÿ™‚

    your welcome to get in my boot, if u suffer from claustrophobia u will die

    although it might be better than the “brummie twins”

    fair play raj, im going cos ive never been, my mum will hate it tho, shes a devout christian, so she will prob think i will be chanting, running around in my boxers, and be in a whole nother world………….whitch will prob be right

    #1112976
    AvatarRaj
    Participant

    I have to say I tend to celebrate it on my own or with close friends but them we live close to a small stone circle and many marker stones so we are spoilt for choice location wise. Have even been known to simply sit outside in the garden to celebreate it by myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1133267
    AvatarRaj
    Participant

    I have to say I tend to celebrate it on my own or with close friends but them we live close to a small stone circle and many marker stones so we are spoilt for choice location wise. Have even been known to simply sit outside in the garden to celebreate it by myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1112972
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    i celebrate it as part of my cultural heritage… it’s a time to recognise and reflect on the natural forces that give us life and shape our lives

    it’s also just nice to get up earlier than i usually would and quietly watch the sunrise… it’s thought-provoking and meditative both at the same time, if that makes sense

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