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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 "" 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


Festival held in Recumbent Stone Circle - First time in thousands of years

Breemie Recumbent Stone Circle, Lyne of Skene, Aberdeenshire

A Festival for the "mind, body and spirit" is being held at a modern stone circle in Aberdeenshire this summer, organised by a shamanic healer.

Jason Schroeder hopes to attract thousands of people to the all-day event at the Breemie stone circle, which he erected at Lyne of Skene near Aberdeen (NJ769110).

The 41-year-old hopes an array of alternative and complementary therapies and performance arts will draw families from around Scotland. Workshops, taster sessions and demonstrations will take place during the day, with musical entertainment taking over in the evening.

Speakers are due to travel from the US and around the UK to attend the event, on land adjacent to the B.A. Country Store.

Opening at 10am on Saturday, June 18, it is expected to run into the early hours of Sunday, with camping facilities provided for those attending....

for more of story follow this link or visit to see the cutting from the Press and Journal newspaper 27/04/05
My name is Jason Schroeder and for the past six years I have lived in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I am a practising tribal energy/vibrational healer and live in the shadow of mighty Bennachie(Mither Tap) and surrounding places of ancestoral worship/places of power. This year (2003) I have started a 'personal' tour company called 'Sacred Way'. If you are in our area and would like to know more please visit me at See you in the circles!

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