Past Local Events

These are some of the events that have recently been held in and around Glastonbury and publicised by Pilgrims.

RBB Talk – The Psychogeography of the Wirral Park Roundabout by Paul Weston

Powys portrayed a conflict between two different levels of Glastonbury, the realm of the Grail and the domain of worldly concerns,
business and industry, in his great novel Glastonbury Romance. This tension is played out in modern times with extraordinary intensity in one of the most powerful and generally unacknowledged zones in Glastonbury, the area centred on the Wirral Park (B&Q) Roundabout and its megalithic standing stone.

PRC / Library of Avalon Talk ‘The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage ‘ with William Bloom

Considered one of the most extreme rituals of the western magical tradition, the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage lasts six months and requires self-sacrificing dedication.

​In 1973 William Bloom retreated to the High Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco and performed this ritual. In tonight’s talk William will for the first time speak in public about his experience.

Glastonbury PLG ‘Journey of the Heart’ – In Conversation with Fiona Almeleh

When we tap into the innate source of our creative freedom, joy increases in our lives and profound change takes place which invites greater lightness of being. We see life through the lens of compassion and love.

Glastonbury PLG ‘Bearfoot Walking and Temple Of Ursa’ – A talk by Louisa Potter

The Temple of Ursa, a space for all those whose hearts are called to connect to and honour the Spirit of She Bear in Brigid’s Isles. In this evening, Louisa will create a beautiful space in which we will be introduced to this deeply earth-connected Shamanic work.

PRC Talk ‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ with Ian Rees

Session 4: ‘The Deeper Green’.
‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ is a series of 8 themed but standalone talks by Ian Rees that explore Dion Fortune’s approach to the Green Ray and consider how it manifests in her work and how it is still relevant to us today.
In this the fourth talk of the series, Ian will look at ‘The magic of roots and hearth-deep will, deep imagination. Being the Tree, speaking the Name and manifesting the Garden. Virgil the Green magician’.

Glastonbury PLG ‘Walking the Glastonbury Zodiac’ – A talk by Anthony Thorley & John Wadsworth

In this talk, Anthony and John will take you on a fascinating tour of the eleven mile circle of giant zodiacal effigies, mapped out subtly in the rivers, contours and ancient trackways of the Somerset countryside, that was discovered by Katharine Maltwood in the 1920s.

PRC Talk ‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ with Ian Rees

Session 3: ‘The Green Path’.
‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ is a series of 8 themed but standalone talks by Ian Rees that explore Dion Fortune’s approach to the Green Ray and consider how it manifests in her work and how it is still relevant to us today.
In this the third talk of the series, Ian will look at ‘The Secrets of Dr Taverner and the initiation of Rhodes. We will explore the journey of Rhodes, Taverner’s companion from shell shocked soldier to initiate of the green ray’.

PRC Talk ‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ with Ian Rees

Session 2: ‘The Return of Pan’.
‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ is a series of 8 themed but standalone talks by Ian Rees that explore Dion Fortune’s approach to the Green Ray and consider how it manifests in her work and how it is still relevant to us today.
In this second talk of the series, Ian will look at ‘Dion Fortune’s novel the Goatfoot God and the re-emergence of the god Pan in collective consciousness’.

Commemoration of the death of Richard Whiting

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.

PRC Talk ‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ with Ian Rees

Session 1: ‘The Mystery of the Tree in the Garden’.
‘Dion Fortune and the Green and Ferny Way’ is a series of 8 themed but standalone talks by Ian Rees that explore Dion Fortune’s approach to the Green Ray and consider how it manifests in her work and how it is still relevant to us today.
In this first talk of the series, Ian will look at ‘Contemplating Genesis and the Living Name. Dion Fortune and the green Qabalah’.