The Solstice Experiment – June20th – All night 8pm-9am
A unique collaboration between English Heritage (our govenment) & the community at large. A brave experiment in healing the past, & embracing our future
After the ground breaking gathering at Stonehenge Solstice experiment 2000,English Heritage have agreed to allow full access for all to the stones again this year from 8pm on the night of the 20th June till 9am on the morning of the 21st
This open access has been gained through years of delicate painstaking negotiations between English Heritage and interested parties in the community, we believe that there is a sincere desire for this free and open access to all to continue and grow, but it is dependent on us to keep to the agreements that have been made (see terms of access) and to leave promptly without fuss at 9am.
**IMPORTANT INFO **
This managed access is anacoustic event, sound systems will be confiscated if any attempt is made to setup. Contrary to the rumours that have been circulating, there is NO LEGAL PARTY that has been sanctioned by the authorities.
Both Wiltshire and Hampshire police have stated that there will be zero tolerance towards any attempt to setup an illegal party in either county. Please accept this situation so that we can continue with the journey toward more and more access to the stones.
Dogs will not be allowed in the area of the stones
You are invited and encouraged to bring acoustic instruments and creative toys
and projects toshare with the gathering. Bring warm and waterproof clothing. There will be food stands vegetarian and otherwise
The actual solstice is around 8:30am on the 21st, the dawn around 4:00am.
Last year about 8000 of us danced and rejoiced all night in torrential rain, we were self policed and it took only 40 police to be present throughout the gathering, and they mostly stood by and watched – this was a tremendous step forward considering the history of this gathering – years of riot
police and prohibition.
This step forward due to a tremendous amount of dedicated negotiation from individuals on all sides of the equation, with give and take from everyone throughthe truth and reconciliation commission for Stonehenge (TRC) http://www.greenleaf.demon.co.uk/trc.htm
For the interactive Stonehenge peace egroup http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stonehengepeace
We are moving into a new era- after a thousand yearsof war the human race is reaching beyond our scars, our pain, ourcynicism for the possibility that we can live together on this planet in a way that works for all of us.
The “Summer Solstice Experiment” is a metaphor for our aspiration, and an exercise in bringing that possibility into three dimensional reality.
No matter what has come before, our future is created by the possibility that we embrace in the present moment.
By embracing the optimum possibility for this Stonehenge event, we increase the likelihood of it beingsuccessful, aading one more grain of sand to the scales that hold the balance for our global future.
Remember at certain point, one grain of sand can tip the scales one way or the other.
Your input right now may be that grain of sand.
Soon to be http://www.infinitepossibility.org