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MYTH, LEGEND & EARTH MYSTERIES
Join 15 speakers from all over the world for three days in Glastonbury.
Glastonbury is renowned as a land of myth, legend and earth mysteries. Even the Queen dedicated a cross to the Abbey saying “…marks a Christian sanctuary, so ancient that only legend can record its origin.” So, we are hosting this first of many ‘Legend Conference’ to rejoice the diverse importance of honouring and celebrating myth and legend. Also, to celebrate the new tourism app ‘OURTOR’.
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Hugh Newman - TCB
Hugh Newman is a world explorer, megalithomaniac and author of Earth Grids: The Secret Pattern of Gaia’s Sacred Sites (2008); co-author of Giants On Record: America’s Hidden History, Secrets in the Mounds and the Smithsonian Files with Jim Vieira (2015), Stone Circles (2017), and contributed to Megalith: Studies In Stone (2018).
Carl Borgen - from Holland
Historian Carl Borgen has dedicated himself to capturing the remarkable Bock Saga in writing to ensure that it will not be lost to mankind. Due to his access to Finnish mystic Ior Bock and his inner circle, this remarkable alternative creation story—guarded and passed down within the Bock family as an oral tradition for more than 1,000 years—as well as the narration of the cataclysmic events surrounding it, has been saved from oblivion for future generations to appreciate and learn from.
Jason Matozzo - from USA
Researcher and Innovator
Jason is an IT Manager (think “The IT Crowd”) by trade and researcher and innovator in the fields of water, energy, esoteric knowledge and ancient civilizations. Jason has spent the last 20 years in deep research of all subjects that all interconnect with each other to find an understanding of all things.
What is Fractal Water? Can the knowledge of ley lines and scared sites be applied to water? Fractal Water has reversed engineered the technology of the ancients to improve the quality of water. Learn about how Fractal Water uses sacred geometry and magnetics on water to improve crop yields and health.
Mano Mannaz is a writer, poet and artist who has lived in Glastonbury since 1993. For the last 15 years she has been researching the Glastonbury Grail legends in connection with the recorded history of the Abbey and some finds made in local Archaeology. This exploration has revealed some interesting connections between the local Grail Legends, the Druid Earth Mysteries and the teachings of early Celtic Christianity.
The Crypt in the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey became the focus of the mysterious Cult of Joseph of Arimathea, the Tin Merchant and the Uncle of Jesus who was said to have brought the Holy Grail to Avalon. Could it be that this Legend can help us work more consciously, in the NOW, with the spiritual potential of the Earth Dragon/Michael and Mary Ley Lines that flow naturally through this sacred landscape?
Retired author, photographer, webmaster, historian and humanitarian
A beat-up old new age fogey with cancer, I've been re-examining everything and seeing things in a different way. The last person you ought to ask about legends, I want instead to share with you something about the consciousness-fields in which legends are rooted and made. This is what I've come to, having been involved in geomancy, astrology, cereology, ETs, psychic work, geopolitics, history and a few other things, all my adult life. Some of you will know me as the founder of the camps movement, the author of 'The Only Planet of Choice', a humanitarian in Palestine, the former webmaster of the Isle of Avalon website (1996-2006), or as a blogger and podcaster.
My talk will be focusing on consciousness work and the way it can affect our reality. I'll be going back to our roots, in the neolithic and beyond, to the early inner imaginal work that gave root to the core stuff of our culture, to our beliefs and ways of perceiving things. Using my home area, West Penwith in Cornwall, as an example, I'll show how ancient sites were built for consciousness work in order to penetrate and engineer the heart of reality - amongst other things affecting the climate, the ecosystem and human society. Which happen to be issues that are a wee bit important today. Forty years ago, the Assembly Rooms hosted some very early experiments in 'working the circle' - something that is now accepted and common - and Glastonbury is a place with deep historic and esoteric roots too. So the heart of my talk is about consciousness work in the imaginal sphere, how this might be used in jogging the prevailing reality-field of our world, and how it all started several millennia ago.
Kris Kinosis - Scotland
Kris is a wonderful tour guide of Roslyn chapel In Scotland, and he also does tours of Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland.
Kris has been researching Scottish templars and their connections to scotland, as well as there Christ consciousness, as a guide he has discovered many secrets of Scotland.
Story Teller & Author
Beginning back in the year 1994, as 'The Man From Story Mountain' I have visited over 1,500 primary schools as a storyteller. Even in Covid 2020 schools have registered me as a key worker so pupils can continue to reap the benefit my stories are attributed to boosting in positive focus and enhanced mental health. I have also regularly toured festivals and other community groups such as libraries and mental health well being centres.
traditional wisewoman, and awenydd
"Ever since I was a very small child, I have held a deep love of spirit and have always been aware of, and able to interact with otherworldly beings, nature spirits, faeries, as well as ancestors, ghosts and other things. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a family of psychics and seers, (although many of them would not call themselves that) and as I was surrounded by tales of my families supernatural experiences my own were in turn accepted and seen as nothing unusual. "
Artist and Author
YURI LEITCH was a good friend (and 'old' friend) of Bahli Mans-Morris and often talked to Bahli about one day illustrating her 'Ladies'. Yuri has been interested in Celtic and Arthurian traditions all his adult life. He is a professional artist and author, and he lives in Glastonbury. In 2007 he published, Gwyn, Ancient God of Glastonbury and Key to the Glastonbury Zodiac. In 2009 he and Bahli called the Maltwood Moot together and he was the Editor of Signs & Secrets. He illustrated the Sacred Sites Oracle Cards for Barbara Meiklejohn-Free, and in recent years he has been studying Tree-Lore and the Ogham (Celtic Tree Alphabet).
he Divine Feminine and the Spirits of the Land, from a Celtic, Druidic, perspective - focusing upon the River Brue, from its source at the Great Forest, as it flows through Glastonbury, and out to the Sabrina Sea (Bristol Channel). This will explain aspects of star-lore, sacred landscape, and touch upon the mythology of Celtic deities like Gwyn ap Nudd, Brigid, Elen, Rosmerta, and Nemetona.
Jon Cousins is a Glastonbury historian that is available for special tours, talks and events, please contact us.
He is also a published author, film maker, and composer. His respected works on the history of the town are known as the ‘Glastonbury Documents’; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the myths, legends, and characters that populate both the town’s past and present, and he writes a regular column in Glastonbury’s Oracle magazine.
Peter Knight & Sue Wallace
Peter, Living in Wiltshire, with his partner Sue, and close to the magical landscape of Avebury, Peter is well known in the South for his entertaining and enthusiastic workshops, convention lectures and field trips.
Sue has been the co-facilitator on Stone Seeker tours for many years. She brings along a lifetime of experience of self-searching, dowsing, drumming, and chanting. She has a deep relationship with the Earth and its sacred places, often connecting intuitively with trees and elementals, frequently through chant and song.
Based on their book of the same name, Pagan authors Sue and Peter share their Questing to Albion’s magical, natural sacred places. Across England, Wales and Scotland they followed the Songlines, as they chanted, drummed, dowsed and meditated, to re-enchant these numinous places, which included waterfalls, ancient forests, dark caves and rock outcrops. It was to such Dreamtime places that early hunter-gatherers and shamans came to contact the Earth Spirit. Sue and Peter look at Albion’s myths and how people were once deeply connected to Nature, and how Mankind has over-complicated spirituality since the Mesolithic. They make a passionate plea to visit ancient natural places; their message is a timely rallying cry at this pivotal time of climate change. The talk has stunning images and includes live drumming and videos.
Spiritual companions Trust
William Bloom is a modern western mystic and considered by many to be Britain’s leading and most experienced mind-body-spirit teacher. The heart of his modernising approach and inspiring courses is to help people discover their own best way to connect with the wonder and energy of life, and then support them in developing a regular spiritual practice.
As a practicing Geomancer I am promoting my services for harmonising of earth energies and geopathic stress in peoples homes, places of work and landscapes. To create sacred sites and places of healing for the benefit of all beings. To teach these skills in whatever capacity I can to those who will use it for helping the planet and others.
OURTOR and Tor's Tours
The visionary behind OURTOR, Tor Webster has been working in Glastonbury as a tour guide for the last 20 years.
Glastonbury is considered a global hub of myths and legends which Tor has become an expert on. He’s a master weaver of stories inspired by and based on King Arthur, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Magdalene and many other historical and mythical figures.
The Speakers for 2024
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Maria Wheatley is an author and professional dowser who has been studying dowsing, astrology, and past lives for over 20 years and is the founder of the Avebury School of Esoteric Studies.
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Meet & Greet
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High St, Glastonbury, UK
This Community Arts Centre has a rich history that has included productions by the great British composer Rutland Boughton and being home to the first Glastonbury Rural Arts Festival which featured such luminaries as George Bernard Shaw, Alice Buxton, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence.
Home to Ynys Witrin Annual Bardic Contest, Megalithomania, The Goddess Conference and other events. The Assembly Rooms are an ideal place for your gigs, plays, dances, drumming classes, bazaars, talks, bands, wedding receptions and more.