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Fire+Alchemy

STARS + STONES SERIES | SUMMER SOLSTICE SPECIAL

Discover how stone circles like Stonehenge + other megalithic monuments relate to Summer Solstice + how we can deepen our experience of these monuments today. Includes discussion on what we know from archaeology + archaeoastronomy, plus practices to connect with these monuments + land they're in.

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STARS + STONES SERIES | SUMMER SOLSTICE SPECIAL
STARS + STONES SERIES | SUMMER SOLSTICE SPECIAL

Time & Location

24 Jun 2023, 15:00 – 17:00

Fire+Alchemy, 52 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EP

About the event

Stone circles like Stonehenge and Avebury have captured the imagination of millions for decades, even centuries. Other megalithic monuments like Newgrange and West Kennett Barrow also hint at a deep communion with ancestors, and celebrations marking special times of the year.

Many of these monuments were built with alignments to the Sun at Solstices, this has been demonstrated by archaeology. At this special Solstice time, where the Sun (Sol) seems to be still (sistere in Latin means still, therefore Solstice is Sun-still), we will explore what this could have meant in terms of celebrations in the Neolithic past, and how we can, even from London, experience a Solstice celebration at this time.

What to expect:

In this session there will be guided meditations to experience Stonehenge in an immersive way, and suggestions of other practices that can deepen your connection to ancient monuments and the land.

About Andre:

Andre completed a Masters Degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where he researched archaeoastronomy, the field of archaeology that looks at the relation of astronomy with archaeological sites.

His research focus on Neolithic sites like Stonehenge and its much older Portuguese counterpart, the stone circle of Almendres. He loves going to sacred sites and natural places, to connect with the land, the skies, and the seasons.

He has also been a meditation practitioner for over 25 years, and a facilitator of public and private guided meditations and ceremonies for over 15 years.

For more information about Andre, please click here.

Important:

  • Accessibility: Please note that our classes take place in our Alchemy studio downstairs. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer wheelchair access at this time.
  • Seating options: Chairs as well as an option available for sitting on a mat with cushions also available.

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