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Title Glastonbury WRG
Venue

Isle of Avalon Foundation, 2-4 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset

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Contribution £6.00
Contact Jacqui Simmonds
Tel 07516816915
Email simmojac@gmail.com
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Schedule Tuesdays - 19:30

Calendar
   
21-04-15 Healing Earth Energies and Power Places
  Speaker: Maria Wheatley
  Maria is a second-generation dowser who is a leading authority on earth energies and ley lines. She has researched the esoteric design canon of prehistoric sites, Druidic ceremonial enclosures and the Knights Templar for many years. Maria combines her knowledge of archaeology, and earth energies with state of the art equipment to locate and detect the hidden frequencies that the earth emits. Her findings challenge our understanding of sacred sites
   
10-03-15 Reincarnation and Past Lives
  Speaker: William Bloom
  Many Religions teach reincarnation and many people believe in it, but what is the purpose and meaning? In tonight's talk, William Bloom will explain the meaning of reincarnation, as taught by ancient mystery traditions and by a more theosophical approach, as one of Britain's most experienced mind body spirit teachers. His books include The Endorphin Effect, Working with Angels and The Power of Modern Spirituality.
   
17-02-15 Planetary Angels. Do's and Dont's. A guide to using Angels in planetary Magic, focusing on Agrippa and Trithemius
  Speaker: Sef Salem: The Visible College
  Angels have their roots in the very foundation of the western tradition. Planetary systems developed following older Egyptian text and the Greco-magical papyri into an elaborate method of placing oneself into the universe. Sef will take those attending, through the seven planetary Archangels - how and when to seek contact with them, and why an Angel is not the key to everything. By the end of the evening, every one present should have a way to begin working with these powerful forces
   
18-11-14

The Mystical Inner Life of Carl Jung

  Speaker: Gordon Strong
  Jung was a pioneer of psychoanalysis, at a time when the art was in its infancy. By suggesting that the imagery and symbolism of dreams was significant, Jung brought new understanding to the idea of the unconscious.

Although an academic with a strict religious upbringing, Jung readily embraced the mystical element in himself and others. He believed the inner life was as essential to the individual as the conscious world. Jung also promoted the concept of the anima and ‘animus', the male and female elements present in both sexes. A courageous, charismatic leader, much of Jung's own life seems paradoxical, often bizarre. By delving into personal and universal myth, he followed his own soul's journey. In this way he was able to provide emotional healing for all those he encountered
   
07-10-14

Angels, Archetypes and Nature Spirits

  Speaker: William Bloom
 

Throughout history and in all cultures we can find these mysterious beings. Are they real or imaginary? What do they mean for us today? William will present you with an inspiring perspective that is good for you and good for the planet. William Bloom is one of Britain's most experienced mind-body-spirit teachers. His books include The Endorphin Effect, Working with Angels and The Power of Modern Spirituality. He is founder of the Spiritual Companions Trust. www.williambloom.com

   
09-09-14 Aleister Crowley and the Loch Ness Monster
  Speaker: Paul Weston
 

A Typhonian entertainment. Aleister Crowley is the second most famous inhabitant of Loch Ness, having owned a home there in the early years of the last century. Occult folklore has suggested a link between his activities and the later return of the monster. This appears to be absurd but can lead into a fruitful surreal consideration featuring the magick of Crowley's Aeon of Horus in connection with monster hunting and UFOlogy. The lecture material is based on the chapter Loch Ness Leviathan and the Boleskine Kiblah in Paul's book Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus.

   
15-07-14 The Belinus Line and the Fate of Albion
  Speakers: Gary Biltcliffe and Caroline Hoare
  Tonights speakers will talk about their experiences along Britains longest Ley Line called the Belinus Line which stretches from the Isle of Wight to the North coast of Scotland, from their latest book The Spine of Albion. This secret alignment connects 6 cities including the ancient capitals of England and Scotland, geographical centres of power and many famous prehistoric complexes. Having a natural ability to detect the yin and yang dragon force in the land the authors followed this north/south equivalent to the St. Michael line and discovered key places of power where the dragon lines crossed. The authors will talk about the significance of these places of power and how they have an influence on the past and the future of Albion
   
10-06-14 J.R.R. Tolkien Teller of Tales, Man of Faith.
  Speaker: Gordon Strong
  Known as an Oxford academic and the man who wrote Lord of The Rings, Tolkien's personal life is rarely scrutinized as it appears to be so uneventful. His inner life, however, is endlessly fascinating and was not only the wellspring of his inspiration, but helped to create an endless landscape of the imagination. Tolkien's spiritual world is complex and sometimes contradictory. When examined there emerges a man of noble ideals and, above all, compassion. Gordon Strong has written numerous books on myth, legends and metaphysics. His Merlin - Master of Magick was a runaway success in the U.S. and his novels with both Medieval and Modern themes are very popular. As an authority on the Neolithic age and the Arthurian Tales, he has appeared in the National Geographic T.V. feature The Truth behind King Arthur.
   
20-05-14 The Neolithic Wonders of Europe. A Personal Megalithic Pilgrimage
  Speaker: Peter Knight
  Author and Sacred Sites guide, Peter has spoken to our group several times. Tonight he will give us a power point guide around the many Neolithic sacred sites he has visited including those in Ireland, Brittany, Minorca, Sardinia and Malta. He will inspire us to visit these magical places and experience their magic and power
   
22-04-14 What is Prana, Chi, and Living on Light? Does it really exist?
  Speaker: Jacqueline Hobbs (Oracle Girl)
  In this talk I will describe the history of, and academic research on, the energies named 'prana' and 'chi' more recently developed into ideas of 'living on light.' I will also give you a new perspective on and unique insights into the yogic traditions of India; the immortality cults and martial arts secrets of China; and the 'breatharian movement' of the New Age based on my own personal experience of slowly going food free, and my previous career as a martial artist. Was man always an eater and why do some sources reveal a dramatic switch away from the consumption of vital forces (prana), to the king as an eater of food (anna)? Is there a connection here with new and old stories about the 'annunaki'? What is the origin of the ancient concepts of prana and chi and are they still as relevant now, as then?
   
18-03-14 The King and the Land are One
  Speaker: Mark Taylor
 

The story of St Edmund Anglo Saxon King of East Anglia, martyr and England's first patron saint embodies many Arthurian and celtic concepts of sacred kingship. This illustrated talk explores how and why Edmund's myth became an exemplar of the mystic bond between sacral king, land and other worldly power.

Mark Taylor is a writer and researcher. He runs the publishing house Fordaro. His latest book "Edmund: the Untold story of the Martyr King and His Kingdom" was released in November 2013 and featured on BBC Radio. More information on www.secretsuffolk.com

   
25-02-14 Walking a Sacred Path
  Speaker: John Wadsworth
  The camino of Life- from the Compostela to the Glastonbury Zodiac John Wadsworth is a professional astrologer living in Glastonbury. He runs the Kairos School of Astrology and is the founder of the Alchemical Journey, a contempory zodiacal mystery school
   
26-11-13 Seven Aspects of Reality
  Speaker: Marian Matthews
  This talk deals with the nature of the reality in which we find ourselves and the way that the main aspects interact to give us our seemingly material world. Marian Matthews is an author intereseted in the interface between science and spirituality and the true nature of our reality.
   
08-10-13 Jnana Yoga
  Speaker: Derek Thorne
  An inspiring talk on the yoga of insight and self knowledge, based on the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and the ancient wisdom of the Upanishads
   
10-09-13 Dion Fortune. Priestess and Master of Magic
  Speaker: Gordon Strong
 

Dion Fortune was not only a unique magical practioner, she also had the gift of explaining magical principles to a wider audience through her writings. A near contemporary of Aleister Crowley, she had the advantage of not being cursed with his egotism. Dion was altogether a force for good- the only true motive for an occultist. Her life was often eventful. always fascinating and makes for an interesting story. Her contribution to the Western Magical Tradition will always guarantee Dion a supreme position in the world of the occult.

Gordon Strong is the author of published works on magic, Merlin, the tarot, stone circles, Arthurian legends and the Holy Grail. He travels regularly to the West Coast of America to lecture. Gordon has appeared in various documentaries and on theNational Geographic Channel. He has been involved with magic for over 40 years, particularly through the works of Dion Forune and her followers. The Sea Priestess, Dion Fortune's magical novel is set at Brean Down. Gordon was born in the village nearby.

   
06-08-13 Avallonnais
  Speaker: Yuri Leitch
  Avalon was 1st mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth in 1136 as "Afallonis" is an enchanting area of France, between Vezelay and the hill top town of Avallon. In the heart of the Avallonnais there is an ancient centre of healing. Yuri will reveal many fascinating mysteries about this ancient Celtic landscape and will explain its unique relationship with Glastonbury. This talk looks into the esoteric intrigues of the 12th and 13th centuries and the Arthurian machinations of Henry 2, Richard the Lion heart and the many authors of Arthurian romance. Everything that you thought you knew about Avalon is about to change. Yuri Leitch is a researcher and artist who is well known in Glastonbury. For many years he has undertaken research into the myths and history of Glastonbury
   
09-07-13 Annie Besant: Feminist, Socialist, Theosophist, Fighter for Indian Freedom
  Speaker: Kevin Tingay
  Annie Besant (1847- 1933) was a remarkable woman who espoused a number of causes in her life. She took over the leadership of the Theosophical Society after the death of Madam Blavatsky. Her work in this respect will be the focus of this talk. Kevin Tingay is a retired Anglican priest and interfaith advisor and an occaisional lecturer at Bath Spa University. He has made a study of the Theosophical movement amongst other aspects of the history of esotericism.
   
04-06-13

The Mysteries of Rosslyn Chapel: Quest of encoded wisdom

  Speaker: Karen Ralls
 

Come and explore the unique carvings, history, lore and landscape of this 15th century medieval Scottish Chapel- home of the largest number of green man carvings of any medieval building in Europe. Why was memory of the wisdom of the past encoded in stone. What do the enigmatic carvings of Rosslyn Chapel symbolise. And what of the landscape of Rosslyn glen and its rare trees and plants.

Karen Ralls is a medieval historian, author of books on western mysteries and was former Director and Curator of the Rosslyn Chapel Museum art Exhibition for 9 years

   
09-04-13 The Cerne Giant. Landscape, myths and the Cosmos
  Speaker: Peter Knight
  Peter Knight is a sacred sites guide, dowser and author and returns to give an inspiring power point presentation about his new book about the famous hill figure in central Dorset. Peter will cover the legends, archaeology, astronomy, alignments and pagan symbolism of this proud figure, and adjacent sites such as the well and the abbey
   
19-03-13 Sacred Sites, Hidden Powers
  Speaker: Maria Wheatley
  We will look at the esoteric designs and hidden energies of ancient sites such as Avebury, Stanton Drew and Stoney Littleton. The ancient architects skillfully integrated earth and ley energies into their monuments. This talk uncovers healing sectors within sacred sites and how we can locate and interact with the Earth's healing power to enhance our mind body and spirit
   
05-03-13 Madame Blavatsky. Lion of Light
  Speaker: Gordon Strong
  Madame Blavatsky's life was an extraordinary enigma, one of outward travel and inner experience. Her mission was to inform and enlighten the world and doing this she became one of the most significant figures of the New Age. Her beliefs and her vision are perhaps even more relevant now than when she first voiced them. She inaugurated Theosophy and was a prolific writer including the Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled. Please note. This talk has been carried over from January when it was cancelled due to snow
   
19-02-13 The Nephilim at the End of the World
  Speaker: Hugh Le Provost
  This talk will present an alternative view of aliens focusing on ancient religious texts and will look at them as interdimensional beings rather than as extraterrestrial beings. The talk will explore how they have affected ancient history and how they will affect the world to come. Hugh Le Provost is a well known local speaker and researcher who lives in Glastonbury.
   
04-12-12 The Magic & Mystery of Stanton Drew Stone Circle
  Speaker: Gordon Strong
  The Neolithic age saw the construction of long barrows, standing stones and stone circles. Among the many thousands of these sacred monuments that once existed, the most interesting local example is in the village of Stanton Drew. This site exceeds the dimensions of Stonehenge. Gordon Strong is the author of 3 books about Stanton Drew and has spent many years exploring earth energies, local folklore, ritual and sacred geometry. He will share his observations and insights and offers the visitor to these sites vital clues for making their own inner connection to the British Mysteries
   
06-11-12 The Inner story of the Mystery Schools
  Speaker: Hugh Le Provost
  This talk will deal with the purpose of the mystery schools, their aid in inner development of mankind towards the realisation of the God within. Hugh Le Prevost is a well known local researcher and lecturer who has studied esoteric subjects for many years
   
09-10-12 A Twist in Coyote's Tale
  Speaker: Celia Gunn
  This is the true account of a young English woman who was drawn into the extraordinary renascence of a Native North American tribe. Celia spent six years living amongst the Arrow Lakes people of North America. Her experience of traditional teachings and ceremonies, wise teachings and the healing power of nature help reconcile her to an acceptance and inner peace that she has never before known. Celia Gunn has a deep interest in the North American Indians. She is a writer who pursues a lifelong interest in the mysteries of reality
   
11-09-12 The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
  Speaker: Derek Thorne
  Derek Thorne is a highly accomplished teacher with more than 20years experience of guiding individuals and groups in spiritual awareness. following a life of personal practise, Derek established the YogaLiving community in 2001. It exists as an innovative source of inspiration, teaching, and fellowship to many. He is an inspiring and experienced speaker and delivers authentic spiritual answers to the questions of who am I and what is this life. He is a writer, poet and artist, author of numerous original works, creative outputs and published materials. Derek is committed to making the beautiful and ancient teachings accessible to all through profound yet simple interpretation, this is the aim of YogaLiving
   
07-08-12

Arthur and Quetzalcoatl a comparison of 2 mythic historical archetypes

  Speaker: Paul Weston
 

These 2 figures have a surprising ammount in common. Looking at them together throws each into sharper relief. Both have gathered around themselves motifs from the entire of history of their countries and have huge emotional energy invested in them and the hope of their return. 2012 is a good time to look at how the matter of Britain blends in with the matter of the world. Paul Weston is the author of Avaloian Aeon, Alister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus, and Mysterium Artorius

   
17-07-12

Blissology. The Art and Science of happiness

  Speaker: Andy Baggott
  You can have the life you want, and you can have it now. Reclaim your personal power with a simple four step processthe combines powerful law of attraction techniques, cutting edge science and the wisdom of some of the worlds oldest spiritual traditions. Andy Baggott is a healer , spiritual teacher and the author of 13 books. He runs a busy healing practise and has over 20 years experience
   
19-06-12

Mystical Avalon from King Arthur to Dion Fortune

  Speaker: Gordon Strong
  From the time of Joseph of Arimathea, Guardian of the Grail, Glastonbury was acknowledged as the spiritual centre of Britain. The most powerful figures of magic have been drawn to Avalon throughout the centuries. Gordon Strong is the author of books on Arthurian myth, Neolithic monuments and the Tarot, and is published internationally
   
15-05-12

Glastonbury Trips

  Speaker: William Bloom
  William will explore the psychological and energetic dangers and blessings for all of us who live on a sacred site and powerful Earth centre. William bloom is britains leading author and educator in the mind-body-spirit field and has published numerous books
   
24-04-12

Katherine Maltwood and the Melkarth Line

  Speaker: Yuri Leitch
  Yuri will give a detailed explaination about the secret tradition that Katherine Maltwood represented and will explore her famous Melkarth Line. Yuri is a local author, researcher, and artist who has spent many years in Glastonbury researcing Katherine Maltwood and other personalities
   
27-03-12

Spiritual and Eco Messages of 13 Moons and the Movie Avatar

  Speaker: Peter Knight
 

An illustrated and inspiring presentation telling of the hero's journey of connection with the Planetary Spirit and Landscape in Peter's novel Thirteen Moons-Conversations with the Goddess, comparing it with the movie Avatar. The talk holds knowledge about connecting with the land and sacred sites as a means to healing the planet- and of all mankind before it's too late. Peter is an author and international researcher and speaker. He has given several talks to the Wessex Research Group in the past

   
25-02-12

Disciples of Experience Day

  Facilitator: Clint Denyer
  Venue: George and Pilgrims. Contact Clint for further information by telephoning 07403 436942 or emailing cosmicrebirth@btinternet.com
   
21-02-12

On the Origins of Spirituality

  Speaker: Robin Cade
 

Charles Darwin brilliantly analysed and described the evolution of earth and of our species. He created a wide range of spiritual and religious options which generated meaning and purpose. Robin discusses how much is now wasted and what the possibilities are for regenerating some of the lost energies. Born in London Robin was a farmer and has lived in the area for forty years. He is an author whose book "On the Origin of Diversity" was published in 2011

   
28-01-12

Disciples of Experience Day

  Facilitator: Clint Denyer
  Venue: George and Pilgrims. Contact Clint for further information by telephoning 07403 436942 or emailing cosmicrebirth@btinternet.com
   
15-11-11

The Great God Lugh and the enchartment of Olympic London 2012

  Speaker: Anthony Thorley
  This illustrated presentation will trace the geomantic and mythical history of the London Olympic Games. As well as exploring the galactic centre of the tradional Gypsy Switch British landscape zodiac this talk will tell the tale of the spirit of the ancient god Lugh and his role as guardian of the sovereignty of the land, the origins of the europe-wide celebration of the great gatherings and sacred games that have emerged as the Lughnasa August Festival and how this sacred event comes to be uncannily enacted in the Olympic Games of 2012. Anthony Thorley is a retired psychiatrist who has been researching landscape energies, traditions and history for over 30 years. Together with astrologer, John Wadsworth, he co-facilitates the experiential workshops The Alchemical Journey
   
11-10-11

Alien Races; their relevence to the Earth

  Speaker: Hugh Le Provost
  Long before the anunaki the Earth was visited by life forms of incredible antiquity going back over billions of years. Many of these life forms are still on this planet and are still influencing our lives today. Hugh is a well known researcher and international lecturer who lives locally
   
   

 

 

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