These are some of the events that have recently been held in and around Glastonbury and publicised by Pilgrims.
Past Local Events
Session 6: ‘Alchemy and Rosicrucianism – the Heart of Christian Spirituality’.
What actually is alchemy? ‘An Alchemical Journey’ is a series of 6 stand alone themed talks that will introduce us to this fascinating subject. Since the 19th Century, various magical groups in the Western tradition have identified themselves as Rosicrucian. But few present day students go deeply into the original meaning of the Rosicrucian Movement in the 17th Century, or they would find that alchemy is central to Rosicrucianism. In this final talk of the series James will consider how, for a short period it looked as if Europe might embrace a spiritual and magical form of Christianity, totally compatible with science and capable of connecting with so-called pagan mysteries and other religions. Tragically, this did not come to pass, but the spiritual heart of Rosicrucianism lives on. We will explore the Rosicrucian impulse through practical work based on one of the great texts of spiritual alchemy and initiation, The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosencreuz.
Salah is a passionate, independent researcher on Sacred Geometry, the Ancient Civilizations, the quest of Ancient knowledge and Wisdom. Having graduated with a Master’s degree in Astrophysics, he is using his Metaphysic knowledge, Scientific insight, and inner knowledge to make a bridge between Science and Spirituality, which is the Universal Consciousness.
Bring your mum to the abbey for free on Mothering Sunday. Offer valid for all mums accompanied by a full-paying adult or child.
Demelda will share this amazing and totally natural ability with you so that you can learn to see, hear and feel what animals have to tell you.
Whether you are owned by an animal or work with animals this will help you to communicate with them on a very different level.
In tonight’s talk, William Bloom will explain the meaning of reincarnation, as taught by ancient mystery traditions and by a more theosophical approach
Sarah shares her story; why channelling is important; how it is possible for you to connect to it and some of the work she is currently channelling.
PRC Talk ‘The Passing of the Flame – Dion Fortune, W.E. Butler & the Way of High Magic’ with Ian Rees
Session 6: ‘The Sphere of the Sun’.
‘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. This the sixth talk will consider the Qabalistic way of the Heart, the name YHVH and the Path of the Healing Name. The Sefer Yetzirah, the book of Creation and the process of Genesis will be considered as exemplars of this process.
A series of self-contained but connected presentations from the book Mysterium Artorius.
Session 3: ‘The Twelfth Century Grail Epoch’.
The historical cultural backdrop to the emergence of Arthur as European superstar and the production of the Grail romances is extraordinary. Paul will focus on what he calls ‘Grail culture’ rather than the claims of any particular artefact or bloodline, with the sense that this is something available to everyone rather than just a small select group.
Looking closely at the iris in someone’s eye you will see a pattern of colours, textures and markings unique to that person. Together these features form a map, a blueprint, which gives an iridologist valuable information about a person’s inherited strengths and weaknesses and general state of well-being.
Session 5: ‘Rekindling the Fire – The Revival of Laboratory 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. Conventional historians normally see alchemy is only an unscientific prelude to chemistry, while Carl Jung thought alchemy was a purely inner process. But most of the great alchemists didn’t separate spirit from matter. They performed the intense operations of the Work in the laboratory, but knew that these processes must also be going on in the ‘inner laboratory’ of the soul and spirit. In this fifth talk James will go deeper into the nitty gritty of medieval laboratory. Working with pictures of the alchemist at work, we will see how knowing how the athanor, balneum maris, or pelican were used is important – not just to see how expert they were at complex chemical operations, but because the tools of the laboratory have exact spiritual equivalents. We will also touch on the revival of herbal and mineral alchemy in modern times.