This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
01:12

Bulgaria: Spiritual group Universal White Brotherhood celebrate solar new year

Bulgaria, Lake Bubreka
August 19, 2019 at 17:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Devotees of the new-age spiritual group the Universal White Brotherhood gathered near the shores of lake Bubreka, a part of the Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria, to mark the beginning of the solar new year on Monday.

As part of the event members of the Universal White Brotherhood dressed all in white, sang songs and held talks on their beliefs.

The culmination of the event is a communal dance called a "Paneurhythmy" where devotees move in concentric circles which is believed by the group to connect them to a higher cosmic energy.

The group was founded by Bulgarian spiritualist Peter Deunov in the 1920s and combines various practices from Christianity, Buddhism, Solar-centrism and Hinduism.

01:12
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Devotees of the new-age spiritual group the Universal White Brotherhood gathered near the shores of lake Bubreka, a part of the Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria, to mark the beginning of the solar new year on Monday.

As part of the event members of the Universal White Brotherhood dressed all in white, sang songs and held talks on their beliefs.

The culmination of the event is a communal dance called a "Paneurhythmy" where devotees move in concentric circles which is believed by the group to connect them to a higher cosmic energy.

The group was founded by Bulgarian spiritualist Peter Deunov in the 1920s and combines various practices from Christianity, Buddhism, Solar-centrism and Hinduism.

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood dancing in Paneurhythmy, Lake Bubreka, Bulgaria *NO SOUND AT SOURCE* *DRONE FOOTAGE*

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood dancing in Paneurhythmy *NO SOUND AT SOURCE*

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood dancing in Paneurhythmy *NO SOUND AT SOURCE*

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood dancing in Paneurhythmy *NO SOUND AT SOURCE*

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered in circle

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered in circle

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered in circle

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered in circle

M/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood on the shores of lake Bubreka

M/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered

M/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered

M/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood getting dressed

W/S Members of Universal White Brotherhood gathered

M/S Member of the Universal White Brotherhood

M/S Members of the Universal White Brotherhood

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
Spain: 'Peter Lim, sell and go!' - Valencia fans vent fury at club owner
02:37
Spain: 'Peter Lim, sell and go!' - Valencia fans vent fury at club owner
September 22 at 16:54 GMT +00:00
Germany: Activists condemn 5G tech ahead of parliament debate in Berlin
02:01
Germany: Activists condemn 5G tech ahead of parliament debate in Berlin
September 22 at 16:14 GMT +00:00
Spain: 'A complete mess' - British expats stage anti-Brexit protest in Malaga
03:45
Spain: 'A complete mess' - British expats stage anti-Brexit protest in Malaga
September 22 at 15:46 GMT +00:00
Germany: Thousands flock to watch Oktoberfest's costume parade
02:33
Germany: Thousands flock to watch Oktoberfest's costume parade
September 22 at 15:01 GMT +00:00
Japan: All Blacks stars say 'san-kyu' to their Rugby World Cup hosts
02:49
Japan: All Blacks stars say 'san-kyu' to their Rugby World Cup hosts
September 22 at 14:56 GMT +00:00
Iran: 'Foreign forces' in Gulf 'can cause problems and insecurity' says Rouhani
03:35
Iran: 'Foreign forces' in Gulf 'can cause problems and insecurity' says Rouhani
September 22 at 14:47 GMT +00:00
Russia: Northern Fleet conducts live-fire drills in Barents SeaPool for subscribers only
00:56
Russia: Northern Fleet conducts live-fire drills in Barents Sea
September 22 at 13:19 GMT +00:00
Hong Kong: Police teargas protesters in anti-government rally
01:19
Hong Kong: Police teargas protesters in anti-government rally
September 22 at 11:45 GMT +00:00
Hong Kong: 'Glory to Hong Kong' protest anthem echoes in shopping centre rally
01:40
Hong Kong: 'Glory to Hong Kong' protest anthem echoes in shopping centre rally
September 22 at 08:17 GMT +00:00
Hong Kong: Protesters rally at shopping centre for new round of demos
01:27
Hong Kong: Protesters rally at shopping centre for new round of demos
September 22 at 06:20 GMT +00:00
Albania: Most powerful earthquake for 30 years hits TiranaPool for subscribers only
00:23
Albania: Most powerful earthquake for 30 years hits Tirana
September 22 at 02:31 GMT +00:00
Venezuela: Chavistas hand in 13 million signatures to 'No more Trump' campaign
02:45
Venezuela: Chavistas hand in 13 million signatures to 'No more Trump' campaign
September 22 at 01:50 GMT +00:00
All latest videos