Fires Lit At Stone Circle To Mark Shortest Day
Andy Philip 09:00 - 22nd December 2005
Fires were lit at an Aberdeenshire stone circle last night to mark the winter solstice.
The Breemie stones, at Broomhill, by Lyne of Skene, attracted people for quiet reflection as they watched the sun set on the shortest day of the year.
Organisers of the gathering asked people to take along wood to fuel four fires.
Jason Schroeder, who erected the stone circle, advertised it on his "www.sacredway.co.uk" website.
He urged visitors to write down experiences they did not want to live through again on a piece of paper before burning the messages in the central fire.
After destroying the messages, they were encouraged to add their wood to the flames to connect with Mother Nature.
Mr Schroeder, originally from South Africa, said around 3,500 revellers turned up at his previous Summer Solstice at the stones.
Source: Press and Journal
Posted by Running Elk
28th December 2005ce
Edited 28th December 2005ce