Category Archives: Glastonbury

Going West: A Simple Man

Behind the High Altar of St Davids Cathedral there was once an empty space, open to the winds. In the early 1500s, Bishop Edward Vaughan created a chapel there which, for me, is the loveliest part of the cathedral. The … Continue reading

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Introducing David Greenaway – Town Crier of Glastonbury

We spent May Day weekend in Glastonbury this year with Alienora and our friends… and one of the people unmistakably at the centre of the festivities was David Greenaway, the Town Crier. The traditional Town Crier is an iconic figure. … Continue reading

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On Beltane Eve…

There is probably nowhere else in the country where you can walk through a residential estate on a Saturday morning, in full ceremonial robes and with magical symbols painted on your forehead, without anyone batting an eye. It could only … Continue reading

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Auld acquaintance…

We had stopped for cider at the Apple Tree on the way,  which is not quite a tradition yet, but we are working on that. It is Somerset, after all, and the Orchard Pig is brewed locally. There was chocolate … Continue reading

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A flying visit…

“Look!” The first kite fell in a tumbling dive, just a few yards away from us. The great wings folded to allow it to just skim the grass. We watched from the car as first one, then another of the … Continue reading

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This picture was taken in early spring last year, just as the world began to warm itself in the pale sunlight. The place was Pilton, a little village near Glastonbury with a legendary history as big as a heart. It … Continue reading

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Life flows as water Stained with a crimson passion And the Mother’s blood

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The Glastonbury Sanctuary – be a part of it

Last year Steve, Stuart and myself as Directors of The Silent Eye were privileged to give a series of talks in Glastonbury, a place known to folklore, legend and to the hearts of many as Avalon, the magical realm of … Continue reading

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The Silent Eye in Glastonbury – December

In our final talk this year, the Glaston School of Learning and the Silent Eye present: The Secret Language of Esoteric Christianity The versions of Christianity we have inherited from our cultural past are very changed from their fiery origins. … Continue reading

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….and relax

I stopped, of course, at Silbury Hill on the way to Glastonbury; it has become a tradition, even though my travelling companion was unable to join us this time. The road seems longer alone, but I wasn’t alone for long … Continue reading

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