These are some of the events that have recently been held in and around Glastonbury and publicised by Pilgrims.
Past Local Events
Members of NOW will talk about ways in which, as individuals and as part of our Glastonbury community, we can make a genuine and significant difference to the wellbeing of ourselves and one another, our local environment, and our world.
Bring your mum to the abbey for free on Mothering Sunday. Offer valid for all mums accompanied by a full-paying adult or child.
The first in a series of workshops designed to explore in some detail exactly why, and how, we do what we do in magical practice. Liz will be looking at the origins of the contemporary magical arts – but also considering whether, why and how they work.
We have within our mind, a God-like ability to create our life and give it meaning, we may think anything about anything we choose any reason for anything we do. We also have within our heart; a touchstone for what is truly important, for it is always our heart that we go to for our purpose in life. This inspiring and sometimes radical talk will draw from Toby’s book The Sacred You – how to be your own saviour
Accompanied by songs of the harp, John will explore artist-scientist Goethe’s belief that the great works of art are truly forms of ‘higher’ nature.
Come and discuss, share and contemplate the role of Tantra in the 21st century and how this might impact and hopefully enhance your life.
Session 5: ‘Summoning Pan, Evoking Arcady’.
‘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 fifth talk of the series, Ian will look at ‘The Eclogues of Virgil and the interdependence of freedom of soul and connection to the deep earth. Remembering and reaching into the golden age’.
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.
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.
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.