Now I don’t like the Sun News Paper. And I see with an article entitled “Solstice Pagans have hippie time”. Here’s the link: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2492806/Solstice-Pagans-have-hippie-time.html.
The article starts off ok:
The ancient stone circle was awash with Druids, Pagans, healers, sun-worshippers and hippies beating drums, chanting in celebration.
“It’s the most magical place on the planet,” said antique salesman Frank Somers, 43, dressed in the robes of his Druid faith.
“Inside when you touch the stones you feel a warmth like you’re touching a tree, not a stone. There’s a genuine love, you feel called to it,” he said.
(from: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2492806/Solstice-Pagans-have-hippie-time.html, Accessed online: 21st June 09)
However the balanced view doesn’t take long to become unbalanced, making pagan’s, druids and the like sound like a group of party-mad drugies:
…is the site of an annual night-long party …
(from: same source as above)
Police arrested about 30 people on charges including drug offenses, assault and drunk and disorderly conduct….
(from:same source as above)
I guess as The Sun didn’t report that they were ritually scaraficing children, we got off lightly. What do you think?
I would quite like to go next year and see the solstice in at Stonehenge (as I’ve never been).