Category Archives: Glastonbury

Old George…

* Maggot always gets his man. Wherever they go. However far they flee. However cunningly they hide… * Maggot enters the Ol’ George: legendary menagerie of care-worn dreamers. This evening’s vibrantly clad gathering part to allow him to the bar. … Continue reading

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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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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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Baring the soul

Time, as always, passed quickly and the two hours had flown. Once more we and half those who had attended as well as some who had been unable to join us earlier, had congregated at the George where a friend … Continue reading

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Stoned in Glastonbury

On Thursday we will be in Glastonbury again. By ‘we’ I mean Steve, Stuart and myself on behalf of The Silent Eye, for the fourth of our talks under the aegis of the Glastonbury Reception Centre. The subject of the … Continue reading

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We arrived in Glastonbury some five hours after we had left my home… for a hundred and twenty mile journey through an ancient landscape that isn’t bad going. It could have taken much longer… There is a sign that says … Continue reading

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