A little while back, I mentioned the Spring Equinox at Stonehenge while admitting that I didn’t have a great deal to say about it. Well, it appears that my assumption that little of note took place there was wrong, so perhaps this post will do a slightly better job of recording the event.
There was a customary gathering among the stones, while those in attendance consisted of Druids, pagans and a few hundred interested onlookers, all of whom braved the cold and initial rain. One of those present made the superb video that I highlighted in a previous post, but there was also a reporter present from the Heritage Key site. Perhaps I’m too immersed in Stonehenge’s past to sit up and take notice of much that happens in the present, but if that’s the case, then it’s clear that many others are interested in what takes place at the monument now, as opposed to what may have taken place there centuries or millennia ago.
Heritage Key is a site that specialises in presenting mysteries of the ancient world to a global audience, so they must have had good reason to send Nicole Favish along to Stonehenge to cover the Equinox celebrations. You can see her account on this link, which also includes the Stonehenge Druid Frank Somers speaking at some length about the importance of the equinox. As you’ll hear, this video also contains music from Druidicca, among others, so it seems that Stonehenge Present is just as alive and involved, in its own way, as Stonehenge Past.
As for Stonehenge Past, we can see a faint shadow of its earliest days in the photograph below, where the gentleman in the high-visibility jacket is standing on the centre of Stonehump, the large mound that appears to have been one of the very earliest features on this mesmerising site.
Photographs provided thanks to the generosity of Alex Down.