You are 2,300 metres above sea level in Bulgaria's highest mountain, surrounded by snow-topped peaks and a multitude of lakes bearing odd names such as The Kidney, The Teardrop, The Twin, The Eye and The Low.
The place is difficult to access from October to May, when you will need special equipment and a lot of stamina, but in late summer it is full of hundreds of strange people clad in white, who meet the sunrise performing circular dances and playing out-of-this-world music. No, this is not the horo. They refer to it as the paneurhythmy - it was invented and propagated by an early 20th Century Bulgarian mystic whom they call The Teacher.
Well, his name was Petar Danov, he was born in 1864 and died in 1944, and he contrived a theory he billed “Esoteric Christianity.” His followers, The White Brotherhood, call him Beinsa Douno and espouse an amalgamation of body and soul with nature. They come to this mountain in search of spiritual perfection and cosmic energy they say can best be experienced in August.
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