Past Local Events

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

Glastonbury PLG ‘Mental and Physical Aspects of Mediumship’ – A talk by Marcus Burnett

Marcus has been a professional medium of thirty years. He will be sharing his experiences and thoughts on the scientific and para-psychological approaches towards mental and physical aspects of mediumship. He will also describe  his positive view of future developments between science and seance. Questions and answer are to follow and a demonstration of mediumship Read more …

PRC Talk ‘Natural Magic in the Blues, A talk illustrated with live music & song’ with Arthur Billington

Arising as it does from the cultural mores of Pagan West Africa, the Blues is steeped in the magical practices & beliefs of the Dark Continent.
In this illustrated talk Arthur Billington will unwrap the extraordinarily vivid symbolism of this seminal and still potent musical form, and reveal its more arcane significance.

Glastonbury Abbey – Grandparents’ Day – Special Offer

Take a grandparent to Glastonbury Abbey for free on Grandparents’ Day – September 13 2015!

Glastonbury PLG ‘Divine Consciousness’ – A talk by Divyael

All life is the spiritual journey toward the realization that we are Love. God is Love and created us in the same way. Our spiritual journey is just the falling away of illusions through healing, to the recognition of love as who we fundamentally are. Love is sharing. Love is giving. Love is extending oneself Read more …

‘The White Goddess and the Lady of Shalott’ – A talk by Paul Weston

Wessex Research Group host a talk by Paul Weston entitled ’The White Goddess and the Lady of Shalott’ Paul will explain how a powerful personal experience revealed an understanding of the numinous appeal of JW Waterhouse’s immortal painting the Lady of Shalott through an examination of Robert Graves famous work The White Goddess, the archaic landscape goddess Elen Read more …

Glastonbury PLG ‘The Most Initimate – The One Core Solution for Creating Happiness and Fulfillment in Your Relating’ – A talk by Joy Hicklin-Bailey

If your own awakening is the gift of every struggle you ever thought you had in relating – how do you do this? Joy will show you how your relationships are perfectly designed to take you deeper in life, towards pure being. If we co-operate with the evolutionary opportunity built into relationship, suffering and conflict between the sexes ceases and is replaced by mutual respect, tenderness and joy.

Glastonbury PLG ‘Inner Sport’ – A talk by Paul Weston

The peak experiences described by psychologist Abraham Maslow have been increasingly reported in sport. Runners, tennis players, and golfers ‘get in the zone’ that can be profitably compared to the states of consciousness familiar to yogis, martial artists, and even shamen. There is now decades of research into the subject and we have entered the Read more …

PRC Talk ‘Mysterium Artorius: Arthurian Grail Glastonbury studies’ with Paul Weston

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.

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.

PRC Talk ‘Mysterium Artorius: Arthurian Grail Glastonbury studies’ with Paul Weston

A series of self-contained but connected presentations from the book Mysterium Artorius.
Session 5: ‘In Search of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition’.
Is there really an ancient wisdom tradition and do the stories of Arthur and the Grail, the mythology of Glastonbury, contain traces of it? The labyrinthine quest of Geoffrey Ashe for the source of the importance of the number seven will lead us into Central Asia and stories of Shambhala and Agarttha.