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Campfire Voice - 27 May 2020


The sense that people need to touch or be-in-touch with each other, whether physically or emotionally, has never been stronger. To find common ground, recognition of our diversity and to celebrate our unity as human beings on a living planet, we are inviting a call for Beacons to be lit at summer solstice on Saturday 20th June as part of our World Harmony three-day event.

We want to repurpose the lighting of Beacon fires in this country. Often the Beacon fire has been lit to mark events like the Jubilee. For us, at Campfire Convention, they are much more than celebrating royal anniversaries. (In Spring 2018, Campfire floated this idea around Beacons).

The Beacon fire symbolises unity and connection. We want to invite the practice of lighting beacons more often... particularly at the turns of the year. This year we intend to light beacon fires as a sign of unity and harmony at our Summer Solstice event (in our symbolic Orchard space) where we are inviting all our members and participants to light a Beacon fire of whatever shape or size feels right at 20:20 (8:20 pm on Saturday 20th June).

It could be a candle, a barbecue, a fire pit, a log burner, a bonfire or a torch. We can all set sacred space virtually anywhere. It can be in your own garden or somewhere close to where you live, perhaps in the future, on a high place such as the stones Buckland Beacon or at other sacred places around the country when we are out of lockdown. Size doesn't matter; intention is what's important and your intention to light the beacon flame of unity will add to others doing the same across the country.

Even if you can't physically see the next Beacon, there is still a strong sense that we are connecting...

The Orchard will be co-ordinating the Beacons on solstice. If you'd like to get involved or pre-record a mini feature / film for this space we'd love to hear from you.

We would love to see your photographs and films and hear about your experiences. 



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