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APRIL 8Th 9TH 10TH

2023

GLASTONBURY UK

MYTH, LEGEND & EARTH MYSTERIES
International conference

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’.

The Speakers

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Hugh Newman - TCB

Megalithomaniac

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).

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Carl Borgen - from Holland

Bock Saga

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. 

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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.

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Penny Billington

Duridry

"I discovered - and was discovered by - Druidry after a long search for a spirituality that grew, like fairytales and folksong, from the living land.

 

I wanted references to my own culture – every aspect of my physical life incorporated into my spiritual understanding of the world. Most importantly I did not accept any conflict between the life of the five senses and the life of the spirit.

This binary view of body versus spirit is fed to us in many subtle ways; we absorb it as a truth without realising it. But Western magicians know that the two are inextricably linked and support each other. Our challenge is to live fully as a physical being with an overriding spiritual impetus. Our primary relationships are with our body and environment: respecting and understanding these is a vital part of our spiritual journey."

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Palden Jenkins

Retired author, photographer, webmaster, historian and humanitarian

"Over time I have worked as a webmaster, author and editor, teacher and speaker, adviser and project organiser. I've also done humanitarian work in Palestine and various other places.

Now I am retired (kind of) and a cancer patient. I still write blogs, books and websites, make podcasts and pull a few humanitarian and political strings here and there.
I lived in Glastonbury in southwest England 1980-2008 and was prominent in community life and developments there.
I now live in West Penwith in the far west of Cornwall, and also am fond of Greece, Sweden and Palestine, as kind of second home-places."

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Kris Kinosis - Scotland

Tour Guide

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.

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Adrian Beckingham

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. 

Glastonbury Festival is one of my long term clients - Europe's largest festival have hired me as a Master Storyteller every year since 1994. My other clients have included the British Museum, the Commonwealth Institute, Her Majesty's Prison Service, National Trust, English Heritage etc. 

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Danu Forest

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. "

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Yuri Leitch

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).

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Jon Cousins

Mayor

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.

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Peter Knight & Sue Wallace

Stone Seekers

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.

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William Bloom

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.

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Shaun Kirwan

Geo-Repair Man

 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.

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Tor Webster

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.

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The Speakers for 2024

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Maria Wheatley

Author

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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Agenda

SATUDAY 8TH OF APRIL

09:00

Meet & Greet

10:00

First Talk

11:30

Second Talk

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Third Talk

15:30

Forth Talk

17:00

Break

17:30

Fith Talk

19:00

Evening Entertainments

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SUNDAY 9TH OF APRIL

10:00

Sixth Talk

11:30

Seventh Talk

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Eigth Talk

15:30

Ninth Talk

17:00

Break

17:30

Tenth Talk

19:00

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MONDAY 10TH OF APRIL

10:00

Eleventh Talk

11:30

Twelfth Talk

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Thirteenth Talk

15:30

Fourteenth Talk

17:00

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The Venue

Assembly Rooms,

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.

Our Sponsors

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