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Winter Solstice Celebrations

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Awens to All:

It is now about a Month away from Winter Solstice and I am wondering what sort of things is done on IoM to Celebrate the Winter Solstice.   I know a lot of my fellow Celtic Pagans go to The Stonehenge on the Wiltshire Plain.

Is there any Stone Circles or Paganistic Monuments on IoM that you guys go to in order to Celebrate Winter Solstice?

 

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Meayll Hill south of the Island. Plenty of other ancient stuff here. 

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10 minutes ago, quilp said:

Meayll Hill south of the Island. Plenty of other ancient stuff here. 

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That's TJ's ancestral home.

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1 hour ago, Chinahand said:

Watching the sunrise. 

...from behind the curve ;)

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Well, the Isle of Man gets about 7 hours 20 minutes of sunshine, which for most people means they're stuck in work all during that. Being so close to christmas, no one does anything special

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At Newgrange in Ireland, a Ray of Light goes down a particular Shaft on the Morning of Winter Solstice.

Could there be something similar at our IoM?

 

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7 hours ago, quilp said:

 

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Holy Shit!   That looks like our Corrin's Tower in the Background!

If I had of known of that site when I was visiting our Corrin's Tower I would have done the Hike to visit that Manx Neolithic Site to Burn some Incense and Candles!

And that could be a Great Spot for Celebrating the Sacred Sabbaths such as Yule Winter Solstice!

 

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Very nice photos, Quilp.

Is Meayll Hill actually a stone circle? I vaguely remember reading (maybe even on the MNH interpretation board) that it usually interpreted the remnant of a chambered tomb that has collapsed, the rubble being buried around the site, leaving the remnant of the wall as a circular feature on the ground.

Wonderful place, although I doubt I'll be celebrating the solstice there.  

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I don't know if it's a stone circle proper but it does get a bit atmospheric and ethereal on a full moon. Somewhere in the bag of lost negs, I have some night-time shots of it taken with infra-red 35mm film, the camera on a tripod with a locked-open shutter, wratten 22 filter and using an old decca infra-red tv remote control to light it up from various positions. Probably got two or three decent images from 36. It's just the place for some moody stuff. 

 

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It would be cool to know if any of the Island's old piles of stones are interestingly aligned or do anything particularly odd on certain dates though. 

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7 hours ago, Declan said:

The Modern Antiquarian lists quite a few sites...

 

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/432/isle_of_man.html

 

Not sure if there's any worship. 

Oh, I just read up on some of the piles of rocks.  Seem none of them are stone circles ala stone henge.  Just forts, tombs and cairns.

Booooooo, (cool website though). 

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1 hour ago, The Phantom said:

It would be cool to know if any of the Island's old piles of stones are interestingly aligned or do anything particularly odd on certain dates though. 

eh? what do you expect them to do, dance around or something.....

stone henge is a victorian folly set in concrete......

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