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Pagans Flock to Stone Henge Solstice
Newser ^ | 6-21-10 | Kevin Spak

Posted on 06/21/2010 11:21:30 AM PDT by mlizzy

Stone_Henge(NEWSER) – Thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight this morning as a bright early morning sun rose above the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice. About 20,000 alternative-minded revelers crowded the prehistoric site in southern England to see the 4:52am (11:52pm EST) sunrise, following an annual all-night party. They waited for dawn at the Heel Stone, a pockmarked pillar just outside the main circle that aligns with the rising sun.

Sun_Stone_HengeUnlike previous recent years, when the sunrise has been obscured by cloud, the bright sun bathed the monument in orange and gold today. As the sun rose, a woman climbed a rock in the circle center and blew a horn, welcoming in the longest day of the year north of the equator. Drums, tambourines, and cheers reverberated in the background. "One time in maybe 10 we get a decent sunrise," said a volunteer for English Heritage, which manages the site, "and that was a good one."


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: demonic; pagans; satan; spinaltap; stonehenge
PhotobucketA grotto; much better ... we now await "the spring."
1 posted on 06/21/2010 11:21:30 AM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

chesterton wrote something to the effect that the religious impulse in people drives them to do the craziest things and that the guidance of the Church is therefore a God-given moderating force. As usual, he gives voice to the self-evident.


2 posted on 06/21/2010 11:28:17 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

Sorry, but the mental picture of the modern day crazies at Stonehenge just makes me laugh out loud.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 11:38:09 AM PDT by glide625
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To: glide625
Sorry, but the mental picture of the modern day crazies at Stonehenge just makes me laugh out loud.

when the smear themselves with crap, that's when I chuckle.

4 posted on 06/21/2010 11:39:16 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (so far behind the curve, it's in back of me.)
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To: mlizzy
Photobucket
5 posted on 06/21/2010 11:41:44 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

creepy weird freaky people


6 posted on 06/21/2010 11:43:44 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: the invisib1e hand

O.K; TMI!


7 posted on 06/21/2010 11:49:34 AM PDT by glide625
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To: mlizzy

Pewrsonally, I am all for this type of stuff.

It would be so hard to get the stupid people to stamp a big red ‘S’ on their forehead so we can recognize them, but this they do all on their own!!
(face rings too)


8 posted on 06/21/2010 11:50:58 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
creepy weird freaky people

I'll be that was the salutation on the invitation to the event.

I am sure they would take that as a compliment

9 posted on 06/21/2010 11:53:14 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: Never on my watch

I’ll be ... I’ll bet


10 posted on 06/21/2010 11:54:03 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: mlizzy

Worshiping the creation rather than the Creator. Romans makes it clear what the end result is.


11 posted on 06/21/2010 11:58:16 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: mlizzy
I bet this guy was there...

12 posted on 06/21/2010 12:16:45 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Never on my watch

They probaby would....


13 posted on 06/21/2010 12:21:30 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: mlizzy
They look just like the people waiting to see a vision of mary in a plate glass window or some "vision" they have been told happens regularly
14 posted on 06/21/2010 12:35:12 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7
They look just like the people waiting to see a vision of mary in a plate glass window or some "vision" they have been told happens regularly

LOL! How predictable...

You can't tag that as a "Catholics only" phenomenon.

15 posted on 06/21/2010 12:36:34 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

I visited Stone Henge about 47 years ago. There was no one there except me, my mother in law and the man who drove us there. It was a spectacular thing to see.


16 posted on 06/21/2010 12:38:55 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: the invisib1e hand

Sorry folks, but that image of Mary is just an oil stain, and that voice telling you to smear yourselves with crap is just me behind the trees.


17 posted on 06/21/2010 12:40:27 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: mlizzy
A month or so in New York's Central Park I came across this group of loonies chanting to the ancient Egyptian obelisk 'Cleopatra's Needle'. It was actually creepy. It reminded me of an old devil-worshiping movie I saw as a kid.

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18 posted on 06/21/2010 12:40:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: the invisib1e hand
the religious impulse in people drives them to do the craziest things and that the guidance of the Church is therefore a God-given moderating force.

Yeah, it is a moderating force to keep people from doing crazy things like self-flagellation, self-crucifixion and venerating displayed body parts of corpses.

19 posted on 06/21/2010 12:46:40 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Pyro7480
You can't tag that as a "Catholics only" phenomenon.

Is there really a huge difference with a 'spiritual experience" in front of some old stones and a spiritual experience in front of a window or pancake or a statue or in the the grotto ?

Of course it is not a Catholic only experience the flesh always wants an idol of its own making one that they can tell what to do and how to work

"If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)

If one does not know how to pray maybe there is no indwelling Holy Spirit to lead them :) Christ has to be our Master to have that indwelling Holy Spirit

20 posted on 06/21/2010 12:47:47 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: ETL
That's pretty creepy alright. Did you have a cellphone handy to snap the picture? I recently read Michael D. O'Brien's book: Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture, and it's very good, and gives insight into these types of happenings.
21 posted on 06/21/2010 12:53:21 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

The pic is a snapshot from a short video I took. And yes, paganism seems to be very popular here in liberal New York. Halloween is enormously popular. Many homes and apartments have decorations up for it, while you’d be hard pressed to find decorations (lights, etc) displayed in apartment windows during Christmas season.


22 posted on 06/21/2010 1:04:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: antiRepublicrat

23 posted on 06/21/2010 1:04:30 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ETL

I’m not too surprised. Halloween was pretty big this year in our neighborhood (bigger than usual that is) in the burbs of Chicago. Is your video posted anywhere?


24 posted on 06/21/2010 1:06:51 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

Regarding the lack of Christmas decorations and abundance of Halloween decorations, I was mainly referring to Manhattan.


25 posted on 06/21/2010 1:18:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mlizzy
Is your video posted anywhere?

No. I'm not sure if I will ever post it. Had kind of a strange encounter with one of them upset at me for filming them. Yet it was in a public park.

26 posted on 06/21/2010 1:25:50 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Had kind of a strange encounter with one of them upset at me for filming them. Yet it was in a public park.
Yes, you had every right to film. I've been to several pro-life marches, and someone is always filming us, yet no one gets upset. Hhhhmmm, wonder if it has to do with the purpose of the gatherings.
27 posted on 06/21/2010 1:54:21 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

I think of the scene in “Mars Attacks!” when the first people the Martians obliterate are the “New Agers” who have come to “worship” the invaders.


28 posted on 06/21/2010 1:58:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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RE: "strange encounter"...

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29 posted on 06/21/2010 2:00:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Strange indeed! She put her hand up in front of your camera in the second frame? Did she have a “comment” for you as well?


30 posted on 06/21/2010 2:26:29 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

She actually tried to grab the camera. She walked up to me and demanded I stop filming. I said to her, it’s a public place and I can do it if I wanted to. I said nothing to her or anyone else prior to her approaching me.


31 posted on 06/21/2010 2:59:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Mr. K; mlizzy

Waiting to be evangelized by you and me.


32 posted on 06/21/2010 3:10:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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33 posted on 06/21/2010 3:14:02 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

So troubling. I wonder if they chant there frequently. Evidently, they are worshiping the sun god (at night!)? Is that correct?


34 posted on 06/21/2010 4:26:21 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

I have no idea what “god”, if any, they were worshiping. It would be interesting to know what they were doing. Certainly gave off creepy vibes.


35 posted on 06/21/2010 4:56:31 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mlizzy
I just now discovered this incredible thing. However, I'm not entirely sure it's the same group. But it certainly looks like it. They are actually there right at this moment (8PM EDT) conducting, of all things, a Summer Solstice ritual. I don't know what they doing there a month or so ago.

From the website
"The New York City Witches Meetup Group"...

Summer Solstice Ritual at Cleopatra's Needle

Summer Solstice Celebration In Central Park with Stephen Popiotek and Maryanne Savino

Monday, June 21, 2010

7:30 pm

The Summer Solstice is a time for celebration, joy, playfulness, creative power and fullness of life. It is also a time for purification and self-renewal, a day to see the creator in everyone you come in contact with and to recognize their divinity along with the recognition of your own God/Goddess self.

On June 21, 2010 at 7:28 am EDT, marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the longest day of the year, when the Sun is directly over the tropic of Cancer at noon. "Solstice" is a Latin word meaning-"sun stands still"

It will be held at Cleopatra's Needle, a potent vortex in the form of an obelisk that is from the Egyptian City of The Sun and is 3.5 thousand years old. As such it is an appropriate antenna/transducer for anchoring the Rays of the Sun while it is at its highest point.

Maryanne will be invoking sacred light languages and other musical forms by way of vocal tones and crystal singing bowls. She will also offer a sacred dance transmission in honor of the Divine Mother.

Stephen will be leading a channeled Guided Meditation/Activation utilizing a multitude of Archetypal systems including Kabalistic and Egyptian Mysticism, incorporate the assistance of many Light beings from the Angelic and inner planetary to the Solar and Galactic realms.

Together they will harness and anchor the energies of the summer solstice for personal and planetary healing, empowerment & transformation.

"Please join us for this magical evening as we connect with the sacredness of life!"

www.sacreddanceandsound.com

Cost: $15-$25 sliding scale

Location: Cleopatra's needle (the obelisk in Central Park) enter in at 79th street@5th ave. (North entrance) on the same block as the Metropolitan Museum. Stay to the right as you walk behind the museum. About half way around, you will see an under path-tunnel on the left, walk through and make the first right and the Obelisk will be on the right side surrounded by a grove of trees

http://www.meetup.com/nycwitches/messages/boards/thread/9290780/
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NYC WITCHES DO IT ALL IN THE OCCULT WORLD! COME JOIN US!

This group meets to network and share occult information...what Pagans are doing in their neighborhoods and just have fun. No initiation degrees needed...we are not out to make money! All sister/brother witches raise a glass to the right to be YOU!

http://www.meetup.com/nycwitches/

36 posted on 06/21/2010 5:16:15 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Maybe they were doing a dress rehearsal when you were filming them, so they were ticked off that you might spoil their debut or something. Nothing but Satanic. The creepy vibes you were getting were on the money!


37 posted on 06/21/2010 5:23:24 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: the invisib1e hand
I don't know how many pagans were there, but the streams of cars headed for Talkeetna's Solstice Celebration was incredible. Long lines of campers, motorhomes, and trailers. Bikers (of COURSE!) and buses. The crowds get bigger every year. Of course, it was Father's Day weekend, and it was the first sunny day in a couple of weeks, so that might have had something to do with it...
38 posted on 06/21/2010 6:40:37 PM PDT by redhead (BP Gulf Blowout Debacle: Obama's CHERNOBYL.)
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To: mlizzy

of course they’ll worship the sun god at night. It’s too hot during the daytime, duuuh :-P


39 posted on 06/22/2010 6:38:10 AM PDT by Cronos (Origen(200AD)"The Church received from theApostles the tradition of giving Baptism even to infants")
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To: antiRepublicrat
Yeah, it is a moderating force to keep people from doing crazy things like self-flagellation, self-crucifixion and venerating displayed body parts of corpses.

Whatever.

40 posted on 06/22/2010 2:32:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (so far behind the curve, it's in back of me.)
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To: ETL

Creepy is a good description of that picture. Thank you.


41 posted on 08/13/2010 8:52:17 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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