Events in and around Glastonbury

Glastonbury landscape

Events happening in the Glastonbury area this week, or the near future.

(Past events here)

Glastonbury PLG ‘Silence, Sound & its Origin and the Power and Expression of the Word’ – A talk by Paula Brookes

From nothing and everything, from “the ubiquitous point with no mathematical dimensions” comes our world, its creatures, and everything that exists, gross and subtle…the mystery of mysteries. From silence to sound and the vibration of all things  – from sound to the word, its power and expression. The presentation, using slides, video and song, draws on Read more …

Somerset Art Weeks 2014

This popular Somerset Art Works Open Studios event will be with us again this autumn from 20th September– 5th October 2014. Over 200 venues, with around 400 participating artists across Somerset will be opening their doors to the general public.

PRC Talk ‘An Alchemical Journey’ with James North

Session 1: ‘Glastonbury & Alchemy – The Search for the Red Powder’.
What actually is alchemy? ‘An Alchemical Journey’ is a series of 6 stand alone themed talks that will introduce us to this fascinating subject. In this first talk James begins with the story of John Dee’s scryer Edward Kelley, who claimed to have discovered a mysterious red powder in the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, through which he later made alchemical gold. What did the monks know of alchemy and what light do the secrets of alchemy shed on the mysteries of Glastonbury itself?

PRC Talk ‘Where Science and Magic Meet’ with Dr. Serena Roney-Dougal

This talk explores the world of the mind and magic. Parapsychology is the scientific investigation of the tools of magic, the psychic ability of our minds and the psychology of states of mind conducive to the practice of the psychic arts for healing, clairvoyance, divination, ritual, etc. Parapsychology seems to be uncovering the basic root elements of all religions and beliefs -The Perennial Philosophy.

Glastonbury Wool Festival 2014

The highlight for us is always the Sheep & Alpaca Run, where sheep are herded down Glastonbury High Street and anything can happen along the way! The ‘Run’ opens the festival at 10.00am on Saturday 4th – but this time with the added excitement that they will be driven through the George & Pilgrims coaching entrance as in times past!

Chalice Well Apple Day

A great family day out. Details to be announced but storytelling and apple picking, juicing and drinking of fresh apple juice guaranteed. Normal admission applies – companies free.

PRC Talk ‘The Passing of the Flame – Dion Fortune, W.E. Butler & the Way of High Magic’ with Ian Rees

A series of 8 themed but standalone talks taking the major themes of Dion Fortune’s work and exploring them as expressed through the work of W.E. Butler and Tom Oloman. The introductory talk to the series considers the passing of the flame from Dion Fortune to Ernest (W E) Butler, Tom Oloman and finally to Ian Rees. It will explore the nature of the Tree of Life as Rosetta Stone translating between inner and outer experience. It will consider also the fundamentals of Qabalistic High Magic and the Inner Teacher behind the work.

Wells Festival of Literature 2014

Literary Festival held in the beautiful small city of Wells where you can hear talks on fiction, politics, travel, history, biography, science, philosophy … and much more.

Wells Food Festival 2014

On Sunday 12 October Wells Food Festival returns once again to celebrate the best of Somerset’s wonderful local produce.

PRC Talk ‘An Alchemical Journey’ with James North

Session 2: ‘What is Alchemy? An Introduction to the Teachings of Alchemy’.
What actually is alchemy? ‘An Alchemical Journey’ is a series of 6 stand alone themed talks that will introduce us to this fascinating subject. In this second talk James considers what is the alchemy which the great alchemists studied and practiced? This session will provide a clear and simple introduction to the sometimes mystifying words and symbols found in old alchemical manuscripts, with hints on how to use this teachings for inner spiritual work.