Winter Solstice is go!

New Timeline: December 22, 2024

Synchronicity. Timing. Desire. Dreaming. Hope. Grace. Connection. Vision. Change. Empathy. Grief. Trailblazing. Love. Laughter. Compassion. Sorrow. Liberation. Transformation. Offering...

These are some of words that arose around our Beacon Lighting in Paros.

We were greatly encouraged by so much feedback from Beacon lighters all over the world

So much so that we're launching another Beacon lighting initiative for connection, liberation and world harmony. We will aim for 18:00 GMT as our indicator and this time, Monmouth Wales will be our Beacon of choice to start a chain of global Beacon lighting.

Join us and let's light up for change...

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A film about lighting the Paros Beacon

Here's a video I made today about yesterday’s iconic Beacon lighting we build up to the full moon, we are trailblazing a breaking down of the old order as we set our intentions towards world harmony and a higher state of being.   

Pete Lawrence 

"On a starry night on November 24th, a gathering of souls, a mystical came together at Milos House for an extraordinary occasion - LIGHT THE BEACON. There, a sacred fire ceremony was held, calling in our ancestors, the spirit realms, the animal and plants kingdoms, birthed under a night sky overlooking the ocean. A new timeline, filled with community, sharings, peace and love, harmony, joy and laughter. A new era was born" Boho Dogon


From Paros to the world. We should never underestimate how the power of intention for world harmony can spread like wildfire. 


Beacons were lit in sync in:







New Zealand 















and elsewhere 

Like a murmuration of starlings or a shoal of fish, often our movements are intensified by the presence of a predator which unites us into a single movement, held in a “knowing field”.  

The Beacon is a light through the darkness, leading us to safe havens that exist all over the globe. When we light our Beacons around the world we offer a guiding light to one another to unite us as trailblazers in our desire for peace and harmony throughout the planet.

We already have the seeds for a global peace initiative. 


Lighting Beacons all over the world

We are inviting you to join with others around the world in our lighting of Beacons for World Harmony on November 24th. The original idea started here on the island of Paros in Greece and is spreading like wildfire.  Paros will initiate and spark the first global Beacon this Friday (24th) at nightfall.  Booking for the Paros event is essential. 

The invitation if you're not on Paros is to join us wherever you are by having your own gathering around a fire with friends or lighting of a candle if you are alone or otherwise busy.

The Beacon concept is all about bringing communities together face-to-face, to bring about connection, to shine a light for a collective manifestation of world harmony and peace. This might be around specific conflict zones, a need for a ceasefire or termination of other hostilities - or wider change. 

The Beacon might be a one-off gathering around a fire or it might be a gesture around a lighting of a candle. It might be a community forming to establish common ground, identify areas where change is needed and frameworks to carry out those actions, or to trailblaze new directions, values and principles. Or just be an opportunity to get together and make friends with neighbours. 

Like a murmuration of starlings or a shoal of fish, often our movements are intensified by the presence of a predator which unites us into a single movement, held in a “knowing field”.

The Beacon is a light through the darkness, leading us to safe havens that exist all over the globe. When we light our Beacons around the world we offer a guiding light to one another to unite us in our desire for peace and harmony throughout the planet. 

Here is Lucy Hill's prayer for peace...

You are invited to add your name and location in the comments and we will add them into our growing list of Trailblazers below who are joining together in harmony on 24th. We will gather at 19:00 EET in Greece so feel invited to join us then or any other time that suits in your timezone to send out a positive message of intention around the world. 

We hope to be online too at this time. Watch this space.

The Trailblazers list is growing...


Poppy Altmann - Frome, Somerset

Thomas Daniell - Lewis, Sussex

Lynda Davis - Chichester

Sunita Passi & Victoria - Nottingham

Lynette & Mia - Devon

Tanja Kerlo - London

Ruth Fox - Sheffield

Josie Kemp, Godalming, Surrey

Carol Jollie - Chiswick, W London

Sarah Jewell, Drefach Felindre, West Wales

Jackie Gee-Faulkner - Hebrides, Scotland

Fanella Hemus - Bristol

Fennel Waters - Manchester 

Inge Studnick - Wiltshire 

Fran Wardell - Bristol

Julia Palmer-Price - Malvern Hills 

Peter Thompson - Reading

Sonja Kristina - London 

Kevin & Lulu - Nottingham

Linda Williams - Stourport

Lindy Vosper - Sussex

Julia Palmer-Price - Malvern

Angela Ward - Frome

Juliet Mackay - Bristol 

Mick Collins - Norwich 

Chris Waters - Reading 

Sahara Redman - Cornwall

Sara Greenwood - Purbeck 

Ian Banyard - Cotswolds

Richard Lawrence and family - Twyford, Berkshire 

Lorraine Furneaux - Penzance 

Ffio Welford - Oxfordshire 

Helen Warden - Northamptonshire

Inge Studwick - Wiltshire

Pascale Barrett - Stafford

Gaynor Stanley 

Chris Dadswell - Lewes

Barbara Hoyle - Windsor

Sheila Carlberg - Warwickshire

Lisa McDonald, Wick, north Scotland 

Tracey Cameron - Wirral

Andrea Ballancore - Bristol

Caroline Watkins - Chepstow

Kelly - Kingston on Thames

Kate MacDonald - Yorkshire

Tamara Alferoff - London

Genene Edwards - London

Sam Auckland - Avebury

Aileen Riddet and Stella Goodall - Mablethorpe, Lincs 

Sue Somers - Porlock

Sonya Dunsdon - Norwich

Aradia Phoenix - Brixham

Meryl Van Spall - Southam, Warks 

Faye Dobinson - Penzance 

Margaret Seaby - Manchester 

Genene Edwards - Bournemouth

Jenny Scott - Lincoln 

Helen Mansfield & Charlotte Kitteridge - Peckham

Ros Johnson - Wells

Nicki Holmes - Cotswolds 

Catherine Mary Hayes - Norfolk

Dan Astin-Gregory - Bournemouth


Paros Beacon attendees - Paros

Debbie Underwood - Tinos

Katerina Kitsili - Molos, Paros

Patricia Rikh - Paroikia, Paros

Rachel May - Aegina

Jeanette and Charles Tasker - Alyki, Paros 

Petra Kampmann and Terence Mortimer  - Paros


Kay del Valechito - Suncho Chumo


Arielle Warner - Tel Aviv


Annerike Dijkhuis - Nassau


Michelle Grimaud - Ouest France 

Caitlin Walker - Paris


Caroline Gill 


Trish Larsen - Sønderborg


Carla Wiechers - Utrecht

Zelda Hall - Amsterdam

Marlies van Echteld - Dordrecht 


Mattrix and Rachel - Uki,  New South Wales

Victoria Wheeler - Sydney 

Susan Loy Stoneham - Brisbane 

Shusahann Movsessian - Coogee Beach


Bob Hillary - Kerikeri


Terri Severance - San Diego

Victoria Scott - Malibu Canyon, Los Angeles

Cheryl McEnaney - Los Angeles

Noah Koff - Portland

Godze Turkmen Redden - Houston 

ReVonda Crow - North Carolina


Carina Cox - Tokyo


Thomas Schorr-Kon 


Sally Bourne - Via Nova De Milfontes 


Aelia Kos

Elina Viita


Haji Mike - Nicosia


Julie Oxendale - Como


Peta Inglesent - Didim


Katy Marriot - Argentina

More on the Paros Beacon

Background to the Beacons Concept

Join us at Campfire Convention

Paros launches Global Beacons on November 24th

We're launching the Global Beacons initiative with an event in Paros, Greece on November 24th. We’re lighting a Beacon for world harmony at 19:00 EET

We invite you to join us wherever you are by staging your own gathering around a fire or lighting of a candle. Please add your name and location in the comment box at the bottom of this article. 

Last week,  a random group of people ended up around my dinner table and we agreed that we would like to invite a small group of like-hearted friends to symbolically light the first Paros Beacon at 19:00 on Friday November 24th. 

The Paros Beacon would be lit as:

1) A iconic symbol for connection and a proactive gesture towards world harmony.

2) A synchronistic vibration-raiser amongst friends around the world on the same timeline.

3) An opening salvo to inspire a new type of pop-up festival on Paros island.

Here is our simple invitation to light Beacons all over the world

The Paros Beacon will be lit in a shamanic fire ceremony by Jessica Mallock, an Artist, Shamanic Practitioner, TRE (tension & trauma release exercise) Provider, Mentor, Creative Guide and Grandmother.

Her life’s work has been to explore her inner and outer landscape and now as an elder she is a guide for others on the path. She brings lightheartedness, depth, safety, peace, wonderment and laughter to her work. She works with Spirit of the Inca (shamanic energy healing school) and has her own private practice as a healer & mentor and is a practising Artist. Her favourite place is to be found in nature, in the physical and the metaphorical which is a kind of wonderment poetry for her.

“We will gather together to make a fire as a community. Calling in sacred space, the ceremony is a movement meditation and a simple and beautiful way to let go of anything that is getting in the way of you stepping into your life. As we stand in circle we also make an offering to pacha mamma, mother earth who’s bely we live on, the fire then becomes The Children’s Fire. This is where we dream a new world into being around world harmony, one not informed by the past but informed by who we are becoming. So we leave something more life enriching and beautiful for the future generations.”


If you are based somewhere else in the world, we invite you to send invitations to friends you know around the world to join us by lighting a small fire or a candle at the same time wherever your home is on November 24th.


It’s high time we reclaimed the idea of Beacons. Instead of using them merely for the celebration of royal occasions, anniversaries or such other star-spangled ceremonials, let’s re-ignite them as signals for significant connection and celebration, of the universal desire for more harmony and peace in the world. The Beacons will bring light to this sense of connection and universal commonality between us all, whatever the beliefs, borders or prejudices.

Read more about the original concept 

May the Beacon lighting of the 24th be a spark for global connection but also for the start of a week when we might try out a few DIY events that could help shape a 'Grace and Spark' Paros Winter Gathering.

As my friend Boho says :

"On the enchanting island of Paros, we are coming together to host a truly special event—an intimate gathering of souls for the inaugural "Light a Beacon" Together for Peace and World Harmony. This unique assembly will feature its first-ever shamanic fire ceremony. Our collective intention is to bring forth a new world—a realm where people step out of their homes and into a space of unity, prayer, and vision for a better tomorrow.

The night promises to be rich with magical conversations, and I ask you to bring an open heart to join in the enchantment. This experience marks the first of its kind on Paros, with many more magical gatherings to follow. Follow the magic within.”


Last week, my good friend Matt Coldrick mentioned to me "Wouldn't it be good if Paros had a Winter Festival?" This got us talking on this week's Artists Way session and sparks ignited. So we decided to float this idea out into the ether and see where it goes and who picks up on it...

Quite a few folks are agreed that we need to be thinking more outside the box these days so will came up with a long term vision, which we intend to launch properly in 2024. It would be entirely community based and also reflect an increasing awareness of and interest in subject matter such as health, wellbeing, quality food and local heritage, some key interests that are likely to attract visitors to the island out of season, whilst also appealing to islanders who might be bored with what's on offer in terms of winter entertainment options.

This year we are thinking of offering a ‘prototype’ around the end of November, and we see the Beacon lighting ceremony on November 24th as the spark to initiate further emergent possibilities until the beginning of December across the island, in preparation for the launch of a new festival next winter. 

Here's the gen:

We all invite people to do at-home style ‘pop up’ events in their home or village / town. These might be talks or how-to sessions, making, arts and crafts, music performance, wellbeing or exercise sessions, fireside meditations, peace vigils, guided walks, writing sessions, visits to places of architectural or historical interest, film nights, fireside meditations, workshops, cookery sessions, gardening and permaculture, quiz nights or anything that takes your fancy.

Think of it as inviting friends round, even if they are friends you may not have met yet...

If you’d like to offer something, please email me If we get enough response the first (prototype) Grace and Spark Paros Winter Festival will be born this year...

We have a few events lined up on Paros. A ticket is required as spaces are very limited 

November 17 Ambient Musical Journey with Pete Lawrence

November 24 Lighting the Paros Beacon

December 1 Total Immersion Music Night: Matt Coldrick Chakra meditation and Music Selector evening

If you can't make the Paros event but would like to ignite your own Beacon drop us a line or comment below and let us know and we will add your name and location to the global firestarters list.

See you around the fire,

Pete Lawrence, Campfire Convention Firestarter