The Stone Stacks Secrets Of Ibiza
Ever wondered about the significance of the many stone stacks that dot the landscape of Ibiza? Some can be small, others tall, and the piles come in all shapes and sizes. They started to appear after the arrival of the Hippies in the 70’s and are connected to Hippy beliefs and understandings, as many are located in areas of special interest to that way of life.
Ibiza was an important Hippy trail destination from the sixties, when they first arrived on the Island. They were attracted by the natural beauty and unique energy of the land, along with the laid back and slow way of Ibicenco life. Hippy beliefs are closely associated with Buddhist and Zen teachings, where spirituality and a persons sense of being are explored in depth. Zen teachings try to disconnect the mind and the body from our soul or being. They believe, that it is only when we switch off our mind and body, that we can achieve true enlightenment. It is when we are free from the mind, that we are at our most creative and in balance with the energy of the earth and nature.
The original Ibiza Hippy community and its way of life is all but gone now. Many of the people that were part of the beautiful and free experience that existed in the 70’s and 80’s, will say that it all started to change in the mid 90’s after the Day Of The Drums incident at Benirras Beach. The people that were responsible for bringing dance, music, freedom of thinking and happiness to Ibiza, are now an isolated and disperse community as its Nemesis, modern corporate society, encroaches on their environment. However the Hippy spirit of Ibiza will be remembered fondly by many on the island and hopefully the tradition of stacking stone markers will remain and become a testament to their presence.