Events happening in the Glastonbury area this week, or the near future.
Events in and around Glastonbury
PRC Talk ‘The Passing of the Flame – Dion Fortune, W.E. Butler & the Way of High Magic’ with Ian Rees
Session 8: ‘Apotheois- the passage through the Abyss and the path of the Fool’.
‘The Passing of the Flame’ is 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. In the final talk of the series, Ian will look at the sphere Da’at:- the knowing of unknowing and making the leap into the Abyss. We will contemplate the archetypes of the Fool, the Juggler and the High Priestess.
A series of self-contained but connected presentations from the book Mysterium Artorius.
Session 6: ‘Temple of the Stars’.
Mystical sculptress Katharine Maltwood believed she had discovered the source of the Arthurian Round Table in the form of a terrestrial star temple, an outpost of the ancient wisdom tradition expounded in Blavatsky’s Theosophy, in Somerset. The concept of the Glastonbury Zodiac has become perhaps the most controversial aspect of the town’s modern mythology. For all the lack of archaeology and history to support the idea, something about it seems able to catalyse extraordinary experiences and transformations. We come full circle, returning to the theme of the inspiration of the landscape upon the human psyche.
The Glastonbury Anglican Pilgrimage takes place on Saturday 11th July 2015 at 12 noon. Check the website for more details.
A procession is made around the Abbey grounds, then out into the High Street and back to the Abbey via the main entrance, in Magdalene Street. Bishops and visiting dignitaries lead the singing pilgrims in procession.
A once a year event giving you the chance to see the stunning Abbey ruins as you’ve never seen them before – spectacularly lit with coloured lights and the Abbey grounds filled with music and entertainments to suit all tastes.
Take a grandparent to Glastonbury Abbey for free on Grandparents’ Day – September 13 2015!
November 15th 1539 is generally held to be the day on which the last Abbott of Glastonbury, Richard Whiting was executed for alleged treason. On this day we commemorate him within the town.