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Avalon Magazine: Summer 2002 to Summer 2009 (Issues 20 - 46)

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Avalon Magazine 46IISUE 46 - AUTUMN / WINTER 2010

POMEGRANATES & HONEY: REMEMBERING THE ANCESTORS
As the year turns towards darkness, Hieromonk Mark commemorates the dead.

A DAY IN THE LAND OF AVALON
Sig Lonegren describes the joys and frustrations of living in this sacred isle.

THE PITNEY PAVEMENT AND THE GLASTONBURY ZODIAC
Alan Royce interprets the mosaics of a local Roman Villa, and finds a surprising link to the Glastonbury Landscape Zodiac.

CREATIVITY: AN INVITATION FOR DIVINE WRATH?
Elsabe Smit explains Zecharia Sitchin's reinterpretation of the Garden of Eden story, and invites us to let go of our fear.

HAMISH MILLER: LIFE BEYOND LIFE
Nigel Twinn describes the Near Death Experience which started Hamish on a very different life-path.

AVALON: THE POETIC LANDSCAPE
Ian D. Robinson shares his experience of finding inspiration in the hills, valleys and ancient marshlands of Avalon.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (22): SIR ISAAC NEWTON
Kate Gooch introduces us to this brilliant but volatile polymath.

COMMUNITY COMPANIES
Barry Taylor considers the organisations which are in private ownership and yet which exist to serve the community.

LAURENCE GARDNER REMEMBERED
Atasha Fyfe mourns the passing of a man of great intellect, wide-ranging talents, and ‘a surprising streak of fun’.

A MELISSA AT THE GODDESS TEMPLE
Vanda Lloyd shares her experience of volunteering as a 'Melissa', serving the Goddess by working in Her temple.

THE CELESTIAL DANCE: TANTRA AND TARANTELLA
Steve Parfitt unravels the web of delusion and shows us how we can be free from its entanglements.

THE DÆMON LOVER & THE NUMBER 7
Michael Berman revisits an old ballad, and explains the significance of the number seven.

QUESTIONS
Pamela Harvey muses on science, religion, and the human animal's ability to think.

FOR WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE...
Skull Mann traces the long history of the Qabala and the 'Mysteries'.


Avalon MagazineISSUE 45 - SUMMER 2010

DREAMING IN THE FIELDS
Author Phillip Mann shares his personal, liminal experiences of entering crop circles.

A PAGAN IN GLASTONBURY
Ian D Robinson tells us of his first journey to Avalon – and how he is called back, time and time again.

THE ESSENCE OF SELF KNOWLEDGE
Tony Dunderfelt explains how, based on the work of Ian Wolstenholme, understanding yourself and your experiences can enable you to become 'a deeper and better you'.

JOHN HOLLAND, SPIRIT WHISPERER: Synchronicity, Service and a Soul Born Knowing
Miranda Hartwell interviewed the internationally-known medium as he relaxed in Glastonbury.

2012: RED SKY AT MORNING?
Skull Mann discusses the ancient records which seem to describe 'Planet X', and considers their relevance to the present time.

PRIESTESS OF THE GODDESS
Vanda Lloyd explains what it means to her to be a Priestess, and how it has affected every aspect of her life.

NEW BEGINNINGS: A TIME FOR CHANGE
Michael Berman relates the story of the Michaelmas Daisy.

OUT OF THE STARS TO 2012
Pamela Harvey considers the significance of the ending of one Solar Age and the beginning of the next.

KRIYA: The Yellow Brick Road?
Steve Parfitt describes the experience of distance-learning OM Kara Kriya under the guidance of Swami Anandakapila Saraswati.

APHRODITE: LOVE GODDESS
Priestess of the Goddess Jane Meredith shares her deep understanding of what may be learnt from the Greek Goddess of Love.

HIGHER DIMENSIONAL INTELLIGENCE & THE HEALING OF HUMANITY
Writer & public speaker Free Spirit brings a message of universal love from the Guardians of the human race.

WHY SO MUCH ABOUT SCIENCE IS WRONG
Interventionist Lloyd Pye contemplates the entrenchment of incorrect scientific theory in Western culture, and predicts its eventual demise.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Snoe White Absinthium shares her work 'Hecate, in a Time of Dark Moons'.

 


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THE VESICA, THE SPEAR, THE GRAIL
Hieromonk Mark explains the significance which the Vesica Piscis and the lance hold in the Christian Tradition, and considers the meaning of the Grail.

HAMISH MILLER
Roy & Ann Procter remember a much-loved man, who died in January.

OPENING THE THIRD EYE
Atasha Fyfe examines the relationship between imagination, vision, visualisation, inspiration and awareness - and considers the role of the third eye in our spiritual development.

UNION: SEX WITHOUT EGO
Becky Walsh, author of Intuitive Lovers, explains how physical sex can be an expression of divine spiritual unity.

BORDERLANDS
Alan Royce considers the Powers of the Land - and the significance of water in the sacred landscape.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD [21]: MARY ANN BRAILSFORD
Kate Gooch introduces us to Mary Ann Brailsford, a young girl unknowingly responsible for a fifty-million-pound industry, eighty thousand tons of apple sales per year, and a Golden Jubilee 'Heritage Tree'.

THE GODDESS IN AVALON
Vanda Lloyd shares her experience of the Lady of Avalon and the Goddesses of Britannia's Wheel.

LIGHT ON NON-DUALITY
Steve Parfitt contemplates Tantra and the nature of Oneness.

WINTER SOLSTICE ON WINDMILL HILL
Nina Milton took part in the Solstice ritual organised by the British Mystery School of Avalon. This is her perspective on that very special event.

TALES BUILT AROUND THE NUMBER THREE
Michael Berman considers the power of the number three, both in world religions and in folklore.

SANCTUARY & HEALING
Juliet Yelverton updates us on her work with the Healing Waters Sanctuary and the Healing Gardens Community Project.

SEVEN STEPS TO RECESSION-PROOFING YOUR NATURAL THERAPY BUSINESS
Industry expert Lawrence Ellyard, author of The Secrets of Spiritual Marketing, offers some down-to-earth advice on marketing your natural therapy business without compromising your values.

ANNA BOLINA: A New life in Numerical Thought
David Wasley studied Anne Boleyn's famous portrait, and made a gematrial assessment of its hidden numbers and meanings.


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AVALON & GLASTONBURY
In these extracts from his new book King Arthur: The Waste Land & The New Age, Gordon Strong takes a wide-ranging, esoteric view over the sacred land and the otherworld.

SHAMANISM and SACRED PLACES
In this pair of articles, Michael Berman summarises the nature of shamanism, and the relevance of 'place'. OF WISE MEN AND KINGS
Hieromonk Mark assesses the facts, the myths, and the symbolism of the 'Magi from the East' who play a significant role in the Christian tradition.

FINAL JOURNEY
Michael French shares with us his love of Glastonbury and his interpretation of the journey experienced when 'leaving this mortal Earth'.

THE SHOE IN THE WALL
Old houses often have good-luck charms hidden in them - placed there by the original builders to bless and protect the occupants. Beth Heatley shares the story of the shoe found concealed in her Glastonbury home.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (20): THE PRINCE & THE PEAHEN
Kate Gooch relates the Eastern European folk tale of a Prince who climbed a magical apple tree - and fell in love with a shape-shifting maiden.

9 IX
Skull Mann explains the significance of the number nine.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Poet and writer Allison C. Matthew shares her work.

TANTRIC LOVE
Steve Parfitt considers the true nature of love – and concludes that it bears little relation to the Western notion of boy-meets-girl romance.

SOUL PURPOSE & LIFE PATH: GLASTONBURY LAND INITIATION
Sue Barnet explains how we may come to understand why we are here on Earth, and how we are connected to the land and all its beings.

THE WISE MEN OF MYDDFAI & THE LADY OF THE LAKE
Who was the real Lady of the Lake? Marke Pawson sifts through the genetic, linguistic, folkloric and settlement-pattern evidence to identify a shamanic tradition spanning thousands of years.

TUNING IN TO THE MOON
Christine McPherson suggests how the phases of the moon may influence our everyday lives.

A HYMN TO THE SOUTH WEST COAST PATH
David Hamblin joyfully recalls his seven-year 'love affair' with six hundred miles of Westcountry coastline.           


Avalon Magazine - issue 41ISSUE 42 - SUMMER 2009

IN MEMORIAM: JOHN FREDERICK MICHELL
Sig Lonegren remembers, with great affection, a man whose books, research and vast knowledge have influenced two generations of Earth Mysteries students.

THE VIRGIN AND THE GRAIL
Zoé d'Ay describes an exquisite twelfth-century fresco which may portray the Grail.

THE GLASTONBURY EXPERIENCE & THE PATH OF INITIATION
Nicholas Mann & Philippa Glasson share their compelling analysis of the initiatory nature of Glastonbury.

THE DARK SIDE OF TANTRA
Steve Parfitt discusses the aspects of Tantra which relate to death, and explains their role in the spiritual development of devotees. 

BIRTH AND DEATH
Carmella B'Hahn explores the BIG questions.

THE BLOSSOM OF LADY SETENAYA
Michael Berman retells the ancient story of the Lady of the Rose, and invites us to experience a meditation in which we meet her.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD 19: ODIN & FREYA
Kate Gooch writes about the role of the apple and apple-tree in the Volsunga Saga.

'HerStory': ANNE BOLEYN
Elizabeth HeartStar Keller gives a personal interpretation of the story of Henry VIII's second wife.

OF ANGELS AND MEN
Hieromonk Mark reflects on the Christian festival of Michaelmas.

SCIENCE & THE SPIRITUAL MYSTERIES
Pamela Harvey contemplates the ancient mysteries of spiritual belief and the unfolding mysteries of modern science.

VIRGO & GLASTONBURY ABBEY: Part Two
Sue Watts-Cutler concludes her examination of the Great Mediaeval Seal of Glastonbury Abbey, the Mysteries of Virgo the Virgin, and the Second Coming. THE NOURISHING GARDEN
Christine McPherson interviews Linda Gray about her book 'Grow Your Own Pharmacy'.

A TASTE OF POETRY
David Wasley shares his work.

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Avalon Magazine - issue 41ISSUE 41 - SPRING 2009

FLOWER POWER: Plant shamanism, nature spirits and vibrational essences
Danu Forest shows us how to tune into the healing love and compassion of the dryads and devas.

HERMES: The God With A Thousand Faces
Zoé d'Ay introduces us to the Messenger of the Gods and the guide of souls.

VIRGO & GLASTONBURY ABBEY
In this first half of a two-part article, Sue Watts-Cutler examines the Great Mediaeval Seal of Glastonbury Abbey, the Mysteries of Virgo the Virgin, and the Second Coming.

YOGA NIDRA
Steve Parfitt describes the advantages of a state in which 'the body sleeps, but the mind remains awake'.

SHAKESPEARE'S MAGIC PLANTS Part Four
Atasha Fyfe concludes her examination of the ancient occult plant lore preserved in Shakespeare's writings.

FROM MICROSCOPE TO PENDULUM
Rosanna Stancampiano studied crystals first from a scientific perspective, and found them 'dancing with wild, raging colours'. She then trained as a crystal healer. Here she shares her expertise in their physical structure and their use in healing and energy rebalancing.

THE LADY OF THE HARE
Hieromonk Mark explores the story of the Celtic St. Melangell.

MAKING FRIENDS WITH OURSELVES: Introducing Children to Meditation
Caroline Sherwood recounts the story of a twenty-year publishing odyssey.

Spirits of the Orchard 18: WILLIAM TELL
Kate Gooch relates the tale of a folk hero whose marksmanship with a crossbow saved his son's life.

NUMBERS AND THE ABBEY
Alan Royce follows in the gematrial footsteps of Frederick Bligh Bond and David Fideler.

THE WESSEX ASTRUM: Sacred Geometry in a Mystical Landscape
Peter Knight and Toni Perrott give an overview of their research into the Avalonian landscape, which culminated in a fascinating discovery and a new book.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Tony Webster shares some of his work.

INTUITIVE CHILDREN & CRYSTALS
Kylie Holmes shares her insights into the use of crystals in understanding and raising children who have 'been here before'.

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Avalon Magazine - issue 40ISSUE 40 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2008

THE BIRDS OF RHIANNON
Alan Royce traces the story of the Celtic Rhiannon back into the distant past.

PARALLEL COMMUNITY
Hamish Miller introduces us to a new concept from an ancient source.

SONIC BOHM: Mantra and Modern Physics
Steve Parfitt investigates the similarities between the world-view of the ancient Indian mystics and that of present-day quantum physicists.

TRAVELLING TO GLASTON
J.D. shares her experience of visiting Glastonbury for the first - and last - time.

ESOTERICISM
and the Grail the Da Vinci Code Forgot
Author and academic Juliette Wood offers an overview as to the nature of the Grail.

Spirits of the Orchard 17:
FREY & GERDR
Kate Gooch tells the tale of a Norse God who fell in love with a beautiful giantess.

QUANTUM FAIRIES
Pamela Harvey considers the relationship between the parallel worlds of old folk tales and modern scientific theories on multidimensional reality.

MARY CAINE REMEMBERED
Shirley Whitton recalls with affection the lady best known for her work with the Glastonbury and Kingston landscape Zodiacs.

BRIDIE
Loné Bang introduces us to the many aspects of the Celtic Goddess Bridget

SHAKESPEARE'S MAGIC PLANTS - PART THREE    
In the third of a four-part series, Atasha Fyfe continues her examination of the occult plant lore preserved in Shakespeare's writings.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Jennifer Kreamer lets us hear her cri du coeur.

TRANSFIGURATION IN AVALON:
An icon of wholeness and holiness
Hieromonk Mark explains the significance of icons in the Christian tradition, and tells the stories of the saints who appear on the 'icon of the Mother of God and the Saints of Glastonbury'.

THE VOICE OF THE CRONE
Inspired by the women who attended the Goddess Conference, Zoé d'Ay marks the achievements of the crones.

CHATEAU AVALON IN AUTUMN
Astrid Klemz continues her series on making wine from seasonal local ingredients.

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ISSUE 39 - SUMMER 2008

Avalon Magazine issue 39THE GREEN MAN
Zoé d'Ay meets the powerful and ever-renewing archetype of masculine divinity.

TANTRA AND TALIESIN
Steve Parfitt reveals the hidden similarities between an Eastern philosophy and the legend of a Celtic hero.

MYSTERIES OF THE OAK TREE
Danu Forest pays tribute to the much-loved 'King of the Woods'.

THE MAGDALENE GRAIL TEACHINGS
Mano Mannaz explains how research into the carvings of Glastonbury Abbey has uncovered fascinating links between disparate mystical traditions.

GRAD KITEZH: BEYOND THE RADIANT SHORE
Hierodeacon Mark of the Old Rite Russian Orthodox Church, tells the story of a city translated to a spiritual plane as a hidden reality.

ANGELS OF LIGHT
Author and broadcaster Diana Cooper shares her experience of creating and using her 'Angel of Light' cards.

Spirits Of The Orchard 16: GRANDMOTHER MISERY
Kate Gooch retells the tale of a kindly old lady and her apple tree.

SHAKESPEARE'S MAGIC PLANTS - PART TWO
In the second of a four-part series, Atasha Fyfe continues her examination of the ancient occult plant lore preserved in Shakespeare's writings.

WEAVING LIFE AND DEATH
The late Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the Swiss-born doctor who divided opinion on end-of-life care in American hospitals and continues to influence our care of the dying to this day, is the inspiration for this article by The Martinsey Isle Trust.

AVATAR
Pamela Harvey considers the divine beings who incarnated on Planet Earth.

CHATEAU AVALON
Astrid Klemz shares her expertise in making wine from local ingredients, beginning with dandelion and lettuce.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Having difficulty relaxing? Christine McPherson may have the answer.

PILGRIMAGE TO GLASTONBURY
Heather Barker introduces us to an exciting new venture in Glastonbury, dedicated to 'helping the pilgrim visitor find their way in sacred Avalon'.

MANIFESTING THE EARTH'S VOICE
AVALON magazine invited Tareth to tell us about his intention to call forth sound from the stones of the Avebury circles.

OBITUARY: SAMARIA

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ISSUE 38 - SPRING 2008

Avalon Magazine issue 38SHAKESPEARE'S MAGIC PLANTS - PART ONE
Atasha Fyfe outlines some of the occult knowledge of plants which was recognised and understood by William Shakespeare.

A PARK BENCH ON PATMOS
Zoé d'Ay set off on a summer's adventure which led to some unexpected places, people and events - and brought her home to Glastonbury with a unique idea.

THE GLASTONBURY GRAIL CRYSTAL
Caroline Sherwood reminds us of the day when 'Excalibur' returned to its physical form.

THE SERPENT IN THE BOWL
Alan Royce offers new insights as to how artefacts such as the Gundestrup cauldron, and landscapes such as the 'earth cauldron' of Glastonbury, may have been understood and used by the ancient peoples.

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS
In Tracy Cutting's final article on the sacred and mystical aspects of mountains, she encounters her greatest challenge so far – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

GWION DUBH - DRUID INVESTIGATOR
In this excerpt from Penny Billington's new novel, we join a very unusual detective for some occult Celtic sleuthing in 'the forest that never sleeps'.

FIRE DANCING
Bruce Garrard joined a '5 Rhythms' dance workshop near Glastonbury, focussed on the element of Fire.

YOGA BENEATH THE TREES
Christine McPherson gives us an overview of a remarkable new book.

Spirits of the Orchard 15: THE SONS OF TUIRENN
Kate Gooch re-tells an ancient Irish tale of murder, and blood-price, and apples the colour of burning gold.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Carole P. Brooks invites us to share her work.

OGHAM: THE MAGICAL CELTIC TREE ALPHABET
Margot Miller shares some of her research into a fascinating aspect of tree lore.

ALL IN THE GENES
Astrid Klemz remembers affectionately some fey and otherworldly felines.

PEERING INTO THE FUTURE
Palden Jenkins considers where we are going - and where we need to be.

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ISSUE 37 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2007

Avalon Magazine 37FULFILLING THE PROPHECY
Mano Mannaz explains her research into Avalon's historical mysteries and decodes some of her findings.

THE SONG OF THE STONES
Caroline Sherwood reports on a plan formulated by Tareth to call forth sound from stones in the Avebury circles.

GWYN AP NUDD, THE GOD OF AVALON
Danu Forest shares her knowledge and experience of the King of Faery and Lord of the Underworld.

COBRA BREATH: A TANTRIC KRIYA YOGA
Steve Parfitt takes us through the experience of working with this form of energy, and explains the difference it can make to everyday life.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (14): NEMESIS
Kate Gooch reveals the surprisingly appealing qualities of the Goddess of Divine Vengeance.

RE-MEMBERING RICHARD WHITING
Zoé d'Ay visited Prinknash Abbey to venerate the bones of Blessed Richard Whiting, the last Abbot of Glastonbury. This is her story of that day.

THE VIRTUE OF COMFREY
Patrick Roberts shares his understanding of a herb which has been used for healing for two and a half millennia.

WILL THE REAL FREDERICK BLIGH BOND PLEASE STAND UP?
Tim Hopkinson-Ball considers the evidence about the life and work of this complex and many-faceted man.

KUM NYE: MASSAGE OF THE SUBTLE BODY
Caroline Sherwood explains this gentle form of relaxation, now being taught in Glastonbury.

PAGANISM IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Kevin Saunders offers a personal view of what it means to be a 'Modern, Progressive Pagan'.

UPON ENGLAND'S MOUNTAINS GREEN
Tracy Cutting walks England's own inspiring and beautiful mountain ranges.

BREAKING THE HABIT
Christine McPherson reviews a new book which helps us understand why we do the things we do - and how we can choose to change.

THE WATCHING OF THE ROSE
Alan Royce gives us an overview of the mysteries and esoteric traditions of Glastonbury, including the significance of the Blue Bowl and the Rose.

A DREAM MADE MANIFEST
Michael Vincent updates us on the realisation of his dream - the opening, in Glastonbury, of the AshTat Centre for Creative Living.

COSMIC AWARENESS
Pamela Harvey contemplates the enigma which is the Cosmos.

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ISSUE 36 - SUMMER 2007

36GLASTONBURY'S MYSTERIOUS MOUND: A Case for Time Team?
Nicholas R. Mann and Philippa Glasson explore the evidence that the Mound on Windmill Hill was the focus of an extraordinary prehistoric astronomical observatory on the Isle of Avalon.

TOUCHED BY TANTRA
Steve Parfitt shares his experience of a transformative introductory workshop in 'liberation through expansion' and 'weaving together'.

A GOLDEN GODDESS
Zoé d'Ay reviews Diane Cilento's autobiography - and tells us what it is like to meet this fascinating lady in person.

MERLIN'S MOUNTAINS
In the second part of her series on sacred mountains, Tracy Cutting walks the ranges of Snowdonia and Preseli.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Margaret Wilson shares some of her poems.

AVALON INTERVIEW: PALDEN JENKINS
Author, astrologer, political analyst, campaigner, conference speaker, leyline expert, photographer, founder of the Glastonbury and OakDragon camps, humanitarian worker in the Middle East - Palden Jenkins talks to AVALON magazine. Kate Gooch asks the questions.

THE INNER & OUTER ECOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Caroline Sherwood offers some personal reflections arising from the Climate Change Meeting in Glastonbury

GLASTONBURY: THE THIRTEENTH MOON
In this extract from 'Thirteen Moons - Conversations With The Goddess', Peter Knight is called to Glastonbury to hear the Goddess speak the Thirteen Insights which could save the Earth.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
Simon Wells discovers the magic of 'the little tor' of Burrow Mump.

READING THE RUNES OF HISTORY: The Road To 2012 [Part Two]
Gerry Fenge reviews and interprets the events of the last century through the insights of Wellesley Tudor Pole.

WEAVING THE WEB OF LIFE
Marc Maramay & Val Young explain how the threads of wisdom were held in sacred circles through the modern era, the 'Fourth World'.

PARABLES & MIRACLES
Andy Scott reports on the Library of Avalon's first conference, and previews the 2007 event.

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ISSUE 35 - SPRING 2007

35THE MYSTERY OF MITHRAS
Alan Royce investigates the cult of Mithras, its origins and its influence on the modern world.

TOWARDS A COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS
Dearbhaile Bradley recounts the life-changing experience of opening her heart to the great family of beings who share our planet.

READING THE RUNES OF HISTORY: The Road To 2012
As the great calendar-clock of the Universe marks out the final seconds of the present Age, Gerry Fenge reviews and interprets the events of the last century through the insights of Wellesley Tudor Pole.

BIRDS OF PASSAGE
Zoé d'Ay remembers some of the feathered (and furred) friends who shared her life.

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
In the first of an occasional series, Tracy Cutting invokes the Spirit of the Mountains.

MAD ABOUT MEGALITHS
Hugh Newman gives us a brief overview of current research on stone henges and other Neolithic monuments, and invites us to join him at Glastonbury's 2007 "Megalithomania" event.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (13): ACONTIUS
In the thirteenth of a series on deities, tree-spirits and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch retells the classical story of the handsome but devious Acontius.

COLDER THAN HERE
A member of the Martinsey Isle Trust previews a play by Laura Wade, which is coming to Glastonbury in May 2007.

GLASTONBURY'S LANDSCAPE SWAN AND THE MYSTERIES OF CYGNUS: The Key To 2012
Author Andrew Collins shares his fascinating research into the immense significance of the swan to our past, present and future.

EARTH ENERGIES & DIVINATORY ARTS
The 'Avalon Rising' team reviews the 'Earth Energies & Divinatory Arts' area at the 2006 Big Green Gathering, and gives us an exciting taste of one of the Earth Energy debates which took place there.

THE MAGICAL JOURNEY
Elizabeth Keller shares her experience of being called to Glastonbury, and explains how this led to her role of arranging pilgrimages both to Avalon and to Sedona in the USA.

A TASTE OF POETRY
David Wasley's poetry and artwork.

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ISSUE 34 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2006

34BATS ABOUT THE TOR
A member of the Martinsey Isle Trust shares their fascinating experiences of tracking the 'bat highways' of Glastonbury.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (12): AILLINN, PRINCESS OF LEINSTER
In the twelfth of a series on deities, tree-spirits and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch retells the old story of Aillinn, Princess of Leinster.

ORIENTATION WITHIN THE MAP OF TIME: The Evidence of G. Vale Owen
Writer and researcher Gerry Fenge introduces us to a man who, in the early years of the twentieth century, was channelling fascinating information about the cycles of time.

EATING UNDER YOUR OWN APPLE TREE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CELTIC SHAMANISM
Master herbalist Andrew Johnson was working in the Ayurvedic tradition when he decided to explore the healing methods of the ancient Celts.

ST. FRANCIS - SAINT OR SUFI?
Zoë d'Ay contemplates the mystical Christian saint, renowned for his love of animals, in the light of his openness to aspects of Sufism.

WE ARE STARDUST!
Astrologer Elizabeth Keller explains her insights into the planetary activations of the last fifty years, and looks forward to the flowering of the Age of Aquarius.

MESSENGERS OF THE GODS?
Christine McPherson checks out a new book about the role of birds as divine messengers.

AVALON INTERVIEW - GEOFFREY ASHE
Geoffrey Ashe is an internationally-known historian, author and lecturer, writing extensively in the areas of British history and mythology. He has written more than twenty books and has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications. He has held visiting professorships at seven American universities and has been involved with television projects related to King Arthur and British mythology in the capacity of advisor, interviewee and commentator. Penny Billington asks the questions.

THE BARD OF GLASTONBURY
In May 2006 the Bardic College of Ynys Witrin held Bardic Trials, culminating in an Open Gorsedd and the chairing of the Grand Bard of Ynys Witrin. Here we publish the winning entry, 'The Ravens' by Tim Hall, together with another very popular entry 'Gwyn Ap N'dd' by Pok.

2012
On Winter Solstice 2012 the Mayan calendar ends - at the moment when, astronomically, the Sun conjuncts the 'crossroads' formed by the dark rift of the Milky Way and the plane of the elliptic (the path which the Sun appears to follow across the sky). Cilla Conway researches the websites to find out the significance of this 'End Of An Age' event.

THE HEALING POWER OF ELDER
Angela Paine, author of The Healing Power of Celtic Plants, introduces us to Hippocrates' 'medicine chest' - Sambucus nigra Caprifoliaceae - the humble Elder tree.

FIRE IN MY HEART
When Nandini was asked to write about her life as a part of a college course, she found herself writing two stories; one a conventional life history, and one an 'inspirational' work. Friends persuaded her to publish her writings as a book called 'Fire In My Heart'. This is an extract from that book.

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ISSUE 33 - SUMMER 2006

33THE HOLLY TREE
Izzy Cadbury shares with us her love and respect for this beautiful, slow-growing, protective evergreen tree.

REINCARNATION REDISCOVERED
Atasha McMillan explores the historical records and scientific studies of reincarnation.

THE DUTCH AVALON CONNECTION
Manon Tromp came to Glastonbury from the Netherlands to visit a friend - and found a new way of living.

ROOTS OF THE RUNE TREE
Alan Royce tracks the ancestry and heritage of the Runes.

AVALON INTERVIEW: SERENA RONEY-DOUGAL
Dr Serena Roney - Dougal is one of the few people in Britain to have obtained a PhD for a parapsychological thesis, exploring the relationship between subliminal perception and psychic awareness. She has had over thirty years of study and experience in scientific, magical and spiritual aspects of the psychic. Kate Gooch asks the questions.

THE SACRED STONE CIRCLES OF STANTON DREW
Gordon Strong offers an intriguing personal perspective on the great Neolithic monument set in the Somerset landscape North of Glastonbury.

A VERY SPECIAL FATHER
Zoë d'Ay recalls the life and work of the remarkable twentieth-century Christian mystic Father Bede Griffiths.

FREDERICK BLIGH BOND: A POSTSCRIPT & AN APPEAL
Following our recent articles on FBB, Mike Harris makes an appeal for a memorial stone to mark Bond's last resting place.

Spirits of the Orchard (11) : FRAU HOLLE
Kate Gooch sews together the scattered pieces of the story of homely Frau Holle - and finds a magnificant Teutonic Goddess.

A TASTE OF POETRY
John Egan shares his poems 'Written on Stone'.

A SHOE CAST OVER EDOM
A member of The Martinsey Isle Trust shares his personal interpretation of the numbers and patterns which appear to link together several disparate artefacts connected to Glastonbury.

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ISSUE 32 - SPRING 2006

32THE MYSTERY OF GLASTON'S GLORY
Mano Warren links together some mediaeval carvings, a hundred-year old prophecy, and vital information from other cultures, to recreate lost knowledge about Dragon energies.

THE MESSAGE AT THE WELLHEAD
When June O'Brien visited Chalice Well, she received a message which led to a series of remarkable synchronicities on the other side of the Atlantic. This is her story.

MEETINGS WITH RONALD HEAVER
Author R J Stewart shares his experience of being mentored by a very exceptional man.

BRIDE'S MOUND – AN UPDATE
Patti Howe brings us up to date with the latest news of the little hill, named for Brigdhe and loved by people of many faiths as a sacred and special place.

SHAKESPEARE & HERMETIC MAGIC
Atasha McMillan presents the case for England's greatest playwright having an in-depth knowledge of occult matters - and using it in many of his most powerful plays.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (10): JOHNNY APPLESEED
In the tenth of a series on deities, tree-spirits and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch describes the life and work of the American folk-hero 'Johnny Appleseed'.

A MERMAID'S TALE
Alan Royce suggests that there is much more to the legendary Mermaid than we might realise.

TRIAL & TRIBULATION : PART TWO
In this final part of P D Rendall's fascinating article on the early years of Frederick Bligh Bond, we learn how various factors conspired to bring about Bond's fall from grace.

HEALING WATERS SANCTUARY
Juliet Yelverton dreamed of creating a healing sanctuary in Glastonbury, and then, with two colleagues, manifested the dream into reality.

THE HOLLY TREE
Izzy Cadbury shares with us her love and respect for this beautiful, slow-growing, protective evergreen tree.

CREATIVE LIVING - THE FULFILMENT OF A DREAM
Michael Vincent knew that creative expression has the power to transform us, to change the nature of our being. But how could he pass on this empowerment to others?

A TASTE OF POETRY Angela Saunderson shares some of her work.

THE LONG ROAD TO HEALING
Richard Bonas tells the story of his journey back to healing - and home to Avalon.

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ISSUE 31 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2005

31THE THREE MOTHERS
Alan Royce outlines his discoveries and insights about the ancient and symbolic European images called the "Three Mothers".

TRIALS BY FIRE: THE SWEAT HOUSE
Cath Vause-Hooley shares her transformational experience of a sweat lodge in which she was melted down, 'unmade', so that she could be re-forged by the Giant-God Wayland the Smith.

Spirits of the Orchard (9) : NIAMH THE FAERIE-WOMAN
In the ninth of a series on deities, tree-spirits and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch introduces us to the Celtic Faerie-woman Niamh.

THE STORY OF THE WHITE SPRING
Glastonbury's White Spring is loved by many, and access to the wellhouse is now available for spiritual and other purposes. In the following edited extracts from Nicholas Mann's books on the subject, we learn the story of this very special water source.

THE ART OF... BLESSING
Sacha Knop suggests a simple way of bringing joy, fulfilment and radiant inner happiness back into everyday life.

TRIAL & TRIBULATION : THE EARLY YEARS OF FREDERICK BLIGH BOND
Author, historian and biographer P.D.Rendall shares with us his fascinating research into the background of this 'son of Glastonbury'.

SAMHAIN AT CHALICE WELL
John Fielder took part in a very special ritual with the Netherworld spirits last year, at a season when the veil between the worlds is exceptionally thin.

SPIRIT CARDS
Trish Howarth always knew that she was 'different', able to communicate with the Spirit world. But then an insistent voice started urging her to make cards with answers on them...

THE FACE OF A BLACK MADONNA
Mano Warren explains the role of the Crone, or Dark Goddess, in the ever-spiralling processes of spiritual transformation and higher creativity.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Beautiful poems from "Spirals of in-Sanity" by New Zealand poet Kirstina Cheals.

TOR-TOP TALES
Writers from The Martinsey Isle Trust ponder upon the delicate balance between the needs of the Earth and those of its temporary inhabitants.

THE QUICKENING
Anthony Rees-Andersen explores the new 'state of Beingness' to which we humans are being called at this time.

NIGEL BLAIR : A TRIBUTE
Those who knew and loved Nigel mark his passing; not with a formal obituary, but with joyful memories of a special person.

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ISSUE 30 - SUMMER 2005

30THE SILENT MINUTE
As we celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Tracy Cutting tells the story of an almost-forgotten "spiritual weapon" in the Allies' armoury.

THE ALCHEMY OF AVALON: INITIATION THROUGH THE RED AND WHITE SPRINGS
Nicholas R Mann & Dr Philippa Glasson introduce us to the alchemical properties of the two springs and the surrounding landscape, and explain their impact on those who are receptive to their energies.

LIFE IS A BALANCING ACT
Polly Hall explains how Reflexology can help us to regain a healthy balance in a totally natural way.

RONALD HEAVER - THE HIDDEN AVALONIAN
Paul Fletcher recalls the life and work of one of the great adepts of the twentieth century.

THE STARCHILD SKULL: DEFORMED HUMAN, ALIEN, OR HYBRID?
In 2003, Lloyd Pye gave a talk in Glastonbury as a part of his European lecture tour. His subject was a very strange humanoid skull. Here he tells its story - and gives an update on the recent laboratory testing results.

TOWARDS THE ONE: Interview with AYESHA & LESLIE FOOT
The Reverend Leslie Foot, ordained priest of the Church of England, and his wife of fifty years Sufi Sheikha Ayesha, a teacher in the Sufi Ruhaniat International Order in the line of Hazrat Inayat Khan, lead "Dances of Universal Peace" together. Anthony Ward asked the questions.

THE PORTON DOWN EXPERIMENT
In 1957, nineteen-year-old Richard Bonas volunteered for a "course" at Porton Down, the Ministry of Defence Chemical & Biological Research Establishment. Almost fifty years on, he tells his story here.

FLOWER ESSENCES OF AVALON & BEYOND
In 2003 Sophie Knock and her friend began to contact the Plant Devas of Glastonbury, seeking their help to create healing essences. This is Sophie's story.

OF GHOSTS & GLOWS IN GLASTONBURY
A writer from The Martinsey Isle Trust gives a fascinating perspective on the lucent, luminous qualities of present-day Avalon.

HEALING, HARMONY & PEACE OF MIND: THE TIBETAN MONKS IN GLASTONBURY
The Venerable Lobsang Dhonden Rinpoche explains some of the traditional Buddhist healing techniques used by the monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery.

PAEAN
When blindness struck Michael Perry, he had to learn to "walk in darkness". Here he shares his deep personal experience of the grief, the surrender - and the love.

CRYSTAL SKULLS: THE MIDDLE WAY
Crystal expert Paul Harrison offers a new perspective on the quartz skulls which fascinate so many people with their strange beauty.

Spirits of the Orchard (8) : ATALANTA
In the eighth of a series on deities, tree-spirits and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch introduces us to the fleet-footed Atalanta.

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ISSUE 29 - SPRING 2005

Avalon Magazine 29A SANCTUARY FOR THE SOUL: THE ASTROLOGY OF THE GLASTONBURY CHARTER OF 1705
Philippa Glasson explores Glastonbury's astrological chart, and finds some very interesting explanations for the unusual characteristics of this small Somerset town.

GAS CHAMBER: THE PORTON DOWN EXPERIMENT
Richard Bonas was a nineteen-year-old soldier when he volunteered to take part in a "course" at Porton Down, the Ministry of Defence Chemical & Biological Research Establishment. This is his story.

BRIDE'S MOUND
Patti Howe takes us on a pilgrimage to the tiny hill, sacred to the Goddess Brigdhe and St. Brigit of Kildare, which legend calls the "Gateway to Avalon".

THE VICAR & THE GRAIL: LIONEL SMITHETT LEWIS & THE NANTEOS CUP
Tim Hopkinson Ball's research uncovered a fascinating link between Glastonbury and the Nanteos Cup, the most famous of the 'British Grails'.

THE SONG OF GRIEF: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON GRIEF & GRIEVING Sobonfu Somé assesses how we in the Western world manage grief and bereavement, and suggests some less damaging ways to deal with loss.

AVALON INTERVIEW : KATHY JONES
Author, dramatist, speaker, tutor, conference organiser, healer, Priestess of Avalon - Kathy Jones talks to AVALON magazine.

TRAIN OF THOUGHT
Simon Wells takes an affectionate dig at the perils and pitfalls of living in suburbia while attempting to pursue a spiritual quest.

Spirits of the Orchard (7): MISTRESS OF THE ENCHANTED ORCHARD
Kate Gooch leads us to the mysterious pavilion of the Mistress of the Enchanted Orchard.

APPOINTMENT WITH APHRODITE
Author Zoé d'Ay tells 'a love story for the older heart'.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Eddie Brewster shares some of his work.

GRAVE ALTERNATIVES
Trustees of the Glaston Rose Humane (Burial) Company share information about their present work and their vision for the future.

THE WAY BEYOND
Pamela Harvey lets her thoughts roam free, seeking the point at which science and mysticism meet and overlap.

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ISSUE 28 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2004

Avalon Magazine 28GEMATRIA & JERICHO
Marke Pawson applies gematria to the Hebrew text of the Old Testament of the Bible, to explain exactly how the walls of Jericho were brought to ruin by the sound of a few trumpets.

DION FORTUNE & THE AVALONIAN TRADITION
Alan Royce sets the Glastonbury work of Dion Fortune into its historical and mythical context.

SENSING THE SIMPLE LIFE
Marian Van Eyk McCain offers us a way to live lightly and peacefully amidst the stresses and perplexities of the modern world.

GLASTONBURY - KEY TO A MIRACLE
As the Age of Pisces slips away and the Age of Aquarius gains strength, Graham K. Griffiths invites us to see the landscape of the British Isles with new eyes.

AVALON INTERVIEW : TIM WHEATER
Internationally-popular New Age musician Tim Wheater now specialises in the use of sound as a sacred healing tool. Atasha McMillan asks the questions.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (6) : THE QUEEN OF FAERIE
When the Queen of Faerie takes a fancy to a mortal man, apples are bound to come into the story somewhere. Kate Gooch retells the old tale of Thomas the Rhymer.
WILLIAM BLAKE : SECRETS OF THE LAND UNKNOWN
Writers from the Martinsey Isle Trust introduce some of Blake's artworks and link them to Somerset and Buckinghamshire.

TAKE BACK THE NEW AGE!
Sig Lonegren reviews the development of the New Age since the nineteen-sixties, and suggests where we should go from here.

A TASTE OF POETRY
The Third Millennium Artists share their work.

THE 21st CENTURY WARRIOR
Is it still possible to seek and find the Grail today? Tim Ray writes about the joys and challenges of being a spiritual warrior in the 21st century.

NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL?
Was there a ghost in the ancient building? Astrid Klemz shares her experience of a presence which hovered at the edge of her vision in the old stone-walled room.

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ISSUE 27 - SUMMER 2004

AValon Magazine 27ALICE M. BUCKTON : A GLASTONBURY LEGEND REMEMBERED
Tracy Cutting marks the sixtieth anniversary of the death of this remarkable lady by introducing us to her life and work.

THE PATH THROUGH THE TREES
Eric McGough was seeking enlightenment. And then, for one endless hour of eternity, he found it in the motherly shelter of a beech tree.

SACRED EARTH : HEALING ARTS OF TIBET
A group of Monks from the Gaden Shartse Buddhist Monastic University, in India, are currently on a world tour, and will be in Glastonbury in July. The Venerable Lobsang Dhonden Rinpoche explains what the tour is about.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD [5] : ERIS, GODDESS OF DISCORD
In the fifth of a series on deities, tree spirits and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch tells the story of Eris, Goddess of Discord.

LEVELS, LEY LINES & LAYERS : THE SPIRIT OF SOMERSET
Michael Calabrese shares his personal, mystical experience of the magical, timeless, multi-faceted Isle of Avalon.

AVALON INTERVIEW : LAURENCE GARDNER
Laurence Gardner is a highly regarded best-selling author and popular international speaker. But to many, he presents an enigmatic figure. - a respected academic who expounds revolutionary versions of history, a man who holds high titles and has royal connections, an author who writes of scientifically-proved discoveries which presage a future beyond most of our wildest dreams. Atasha McMillan interviews the man behind the enigma.

CRYSTAL SKULL & LUMINOUS MIND
For a decade, Daniel Stone journeyed and studied, his dreams directing him to teachers and countries - Bolivia, Peru, Indonesia, Nepal, Australia, Egypt. His journeying came to a peak at the Sonora Desert in Mexico, where he received his most influential teachings. Here he tells us of his awakening to the voice of the crystal skull.

THE TIME OF THE CRONE
Pamela Harvey contemplates the process of ageing from a Pagan perspective.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Louise A. Phelps shares some of her verse.

THE LIBRARIES OF AVALON
In this collection of three articles, Andy Scott tells the story of present-day Glastonbury's unique esoteric library, Steve Leighton explores the possibility that the original Library of Avalon existed in prehistoric times, and Johanna van Fessem weaves a mythical tale about the Abbess who bore the name of the Goddess.

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ISSUE 26 - SPRING 2004

Avalon Magazine 26AVALON MISTS
Atasha McMillan wanders through the veils which mark the boundaries of the worlds.

THE STAR GODDESS REDISCOVERED
Jon Appleton tells us how we can literally see, with our own eyes, the Star Goddess of prehistoric times walking the earth at Avebury Henge and Glastonbury Tor. Jamie Blackwater contributes his artwork.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (4) : THE KNIGHTS OF THE APPLES
In the fourth of a series on deities, tree spirits, and mere mortals associated with the apple, Kate Gooch introduces us to The Knights of the Apples.

CROSSING THE BAR : SPIRITUALITY & TRANSSEXUALITY
Gender is perhaps the most fundamental way in which we classify ourselves and our fellow human beings. Shelley Whitney explores the spiritual implications of being transsexual.

THE INHERITANCE
Avril Newey begins the momentous task of Unravelling The Clew.

AVALON INTERVIEW : NICHOLAS MANN
Internationally-known and well-respected author, speaker and researcher Nicholas Mann talks to Kate Gooch.

CLEARING THE CLUTTER - MAINLY FOR MEN!
Steven Ash suggests some wonderful ways for men to bring clarity, space and vibrancy into their lives - but many women will also find his ideas compelling.

DIARY OF A PRIESTESS : PILGRIMAGE TO THE NINE MORGENS OF AVALON
Sandra Hartley, Priestess of Avalon, shares her personal experience of the 2003 Goddess Conference

A TASTE OF POETRY
Mano Warren and Alan Royce share their work.

THE JOSEPH CHAPEL
Alan Royce summarises his recent research into one of the Glastonbury chapels.

A GLASTONBURY GRACE
Zoé d'Ay takes us on a personal spiritual journey through several countries and several traditions, seeking and finding the Dark Mystery which they share.

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ISSUE 25 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2003

Avalon Magazine 25THE RETURN OF THE MAGDALEN
Judi Sion introduces us to the work she has been doing with internationally-renowned author and healer Tom Kenyon, in which they learnt a very different story of Mary Magdalen.

CELEBRATING THE GREEN MAN
Anthony Ward recounts the tradition of the Green Man, and explains the crucial importance of this archetype to men in the twenty-first century.

LIVE THIS YEAR AS THOUGH IT WERE YOUR LAST
Caroline Sherwood shares her experience of facing up to her mortality - and gaining immensely from the experience.

CAGED SKYLARK
Elizabeth Gaythorpe tells the story of naturalist and spiritualist Alfred Russel Wallace (who generously stepped down to let Charles Darwin take sole credit for the Theory of Natural Selection), and brings his theories into the present day.

THE HOLLY, HIS TWIN - THE LADY, HER LAND
John Egan explores the mysteries of the Holly Tree and its ancient associations with the land and with midwinter.

A GIFT OF MUSIC
Helen Lunt brought music and song to a group of hospital patients in Romania this summer. This is her story.

SHEKINASHRAM : LIVING WITH CONSCIOUSNESS
Elahn Keshava introduces us to the new and very special Glastonbury Ashram.

CLAIMING SACRED GROUND
Paul Fletcher gives an overview of Adrian J. Ivakhiv's remarkable new book Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims & Politics at Glastonbury & Sedona.

A STAR-STUDDED CAST
Astrologer Susanne McKenna invites our ruling planets to take centre stage.

COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE AND THE EVENTS OF TODAY
Palden Jenkins shares an extract from his new book Healing the Hurts of Nations - the human side of globalisation

IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN GLASTONBURY
Sig Lonegren tells the true story of his car Elmer's adventures.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (3): POMONA
In the third of a series on deities, tree spirits, and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch introduces us to Pomona.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Lisa Coward shares some of her poems.

THE CAER OF THE FOUR WINDS
Alan Royce takes us back through the shadows of time, to a hill wrapped in icy winds without and hiding fiery mysteries within...

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ISSUE 24 - SUMMER 2003

Avalon Magazine 24THINKING PEACE
Tim Ray offers insights as to how we can each contribute to the creation of world peace.

THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR AND THE ISLE OF AVALON
Mark McGiveron asks whether there was a Knights Templar presence on the Isle of Avalon in Mediaeval times - and comes up with some tantalising answers.

THE CAILLEACH BHEURE: HAG OF THE LAND
"Midsummer's Day: the first day of Winter" - and Jill Smith takes us to meet the Hag of the Land, the Spirit of Winter, who casts her blue shadow across the Midsummer sun .

WHY DOES GLASTONBURY ATTRACT SPIRITUAL PEOPLE?
Roger Burman shares his personal experience of channelling Spirit in Glastonbury.

SACRED MARRIAGE
Jane Meredith, Priestess of the Goddess, explores the nature of the Sacred Marriage and asks to what extent we humans can participate in this Divine union.

A TASTE OF POETRY
John Egan invites us to share some of his poems.

AVALON INTERVIEW : JENNY WHITE
Natasha Wardle interviews Glastonbury healer Jenny White, who organises journeys to the Altai and runs workshops in Glastonbury to pass on their ancient, unique and very effective methods of holistic healing.

REMOVE THE SWORD!
Kevin Saunders suggests some controversial changes to a couple of well-known Glastonbury symbols.

JESUS IN SCOTLAND & THE BRITISH APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Barry Dunford explores the possible connections between Jesus, Glastonbury and Scotland.

THE PRIESTESS AND THE KING
Was Mano Warren once the young Priestess chosen, in fourth-century Avalon, to initiate the King of the Land in the most ancient and sacred of rites? This is her experience, as recalled in a past-life regression.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (2): THE HESPERIDES, NYMPHS OF THE EVENING
In the second of a series on deities, tree spirits, and mere mortals associated with apples, Kate Gooch introduces us to The Hesperides.

WAR & LOVE
Stuart Wilson looks back on the War on Iraq with disquiet, and suggests that there is a very simple answer to avoid future wars.

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ISSUE 23 - SPRING 2003

Avalon Magazine 23FOLLOWING THE TRACKS OF JACK STAGG
John Egan pursues an elusive character who once watched over Glastonbury.

THE CASE OF THE MISSING FESTIVALS
Kevin Saunders explores the background to the Pagan wheel of the year - and makes a surprising discovery.

ELEMENTS OF AVALON : Walking On Air
Continuing the series on encountering the elements within the temenos of Avalon, Mandy Burton remembers a day in Glastonbury, seeing its mists, breathing its air, listening to its music, its voices and its silences.

THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE NETWORK OF LIGHT
Paul Fletcher outlines the history of The Network of Light and updates us on its recent re-emergence into spiritual affairs.

ASTROLOGY AND THE ELEMENT OF AIR
Susanne McKenna gives her interpretation of the way in which the element of Air is mediated through the Zodiacal signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.

WE ARE THE WARRIORS, THIS IS THE WAR
Dearbhaile Bradley invites us each to take our power in these times of great turmoil, and to use it for peace – before it is too late.

THE LADY OF THE LAND
Clare Elizabeth Viner relates the story of the saints she encountered in two busy cities, who led her back to the Lady of the Land.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Séan Wood shares a Spring poem.

AVALON INTERVIEW : SIG LONEGREN
International author, dowser, speaker and labyrinth expert Sig Lonegren talks to Kate Gooch.

DANCING BENEATH THE DIAMOND SKY
In the jingle-jangle morning, Shelley Whitney follows Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man.

SPIRITS OF THE ORCHARD (1) : IDUNA, GODDESS OF RENEWAL
In the first of a new series on deities, tree spirits and mere mortals associated with that quintessentially Avalonian fruit the apple, Kate Gooch introduces us to Iduna, Goddess of Renewal.

GNOSIS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Stuart Wilson explains the underlying tenets of Gnosis, the ancient philosophical system of self-transformation which is still alive today.

TWO MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN ON WALKABOUT
Zoé d'Ay takes us on a pilgrimage through searing heat and flooding water, to the Aboriginal land called 'Woman's Dreaming'.

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ISSUE 22 - AUTUMN/WINTER 2002

Avalon issue 22THE GHOSTS OF GLASTONBURY
Atasha McMillan introduces us to some of the people who love Glastonbury so much that they just can't bear to leave...

ASTROLOGY AND THE ELEMENT OF WATER
Susanne McKenna gives her interpretation of the way in which the element of Water is mediated through the Zodiacal signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

A TALE OF TWO GUESTHOUSES
Gerry Fenge relates the tale of two streams, two houses, and two rather special people - Dion Fortune and Wellesley Tudor Pole.

WOLF
Wulfmajik tells the incredible true story of one man and one desperate and hungry wild wolf, who met in the depths of winter in the Arctic Circle - and parted friends.

DRAGON EGGS
Kate Gooch explores those strange stone eggs which seem to have deep significance for many people.

HEALING WORDS: POETRY AND PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Anthony Ward writes of his difficult journey through light, through shadow, and through poetry.

AVALON INTERVIEW : TIMOTHY FREKE
Timothy Freke, best-selling author of The Jesus Mysteries: Was the 'Original Jesus' a Pagan God? and Jesus and the Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians (both co-authored with Peter Gandy), talks to Kevin Saunders.

ST. JOSEPH'S WELL AND THE PASSAGE TO THE TOR
Alan Royce checks out the myths around this ancient well, and finds that the reality may be more exciting than the fiction.

A TASTE OF POETRY
Tony Eaglehart and Sarah Fargher share their poems.

LESSONS OF THE APPLE-TREE
John Egan walks the "path of beauty" beneath the orchard boughs.

ELEMENTS OF AVALON: WALKING AMID FLOWING WATERS
Susanne McKenna talks to Michael Orchard about the ever-changing energy flows at Chalice Well Gardens.

SIBERIA AND THE SHAMAN
Ann Matkins shares her story of travelling through this amazing country and working with a professional shaman there.

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ISSUE 21 - SUMMER 2002

Avalon Issue 21A TEMPLE ON THE TOR?
Alan Royce shares the evidence he has collected and researched from several sources, which indicates that a sacred circular Temple may once have crowned Glastonbury Tor.

WE DON'T HAVE TO BE "JUST SHEEP"!
Shelley Whitney invites us to open our hearts and minds to that seriously- underestimated Power Animal, the Sheep.

THE REAL KING ARTHUR
Ed Joyce proposes that King Arthur was an historical figure from the Bronze Age, and that the concepts of the Isle of Avalon and the Grail date from the pre-Roman period.

BEAUTY WITHOUT BEASTS
Psychology graduate Alex Gooch finds a solution to the problems of chemically-based, synthetically-perfumed, animal-tested cosmetics.

ASTROLOGY AND THE ELEMENT OF EARTH
Susanne McKenna gives her interpretation of the way in which the element of earth is mediated through the Zodiacal signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

ELEMENTS OF AVALON: WALKING THE EARTH LABYRINTH
Continuing the series on encountering the elements within the temenos of Avalon, Kevin Saunders walks the Earth Labyrinth.

AVALON INTERVIEW: CHIEF DRUID EMMA RESTALL ORR
Author, Poet, Singer and Ritualist Emma Restall Orr, Joint Chief of the British Druid Order, answers questions about the mysterious tradition of Druidry.

MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
Simon France, co-creator of Aquarius Flower Remedies, tells the story of the development of the flower essence movement from Dr. Edward Bach's time to the present day.

THE ROAD TO AVALON
In the second of a regular series, Chalice Well Guardian Michael Orchard describes the journey which brought him to Glastonbury.

THE MACMANAWAY METHOD AND SPIRITUAL HEALING
Artist and Healer Karin Schlüter Lonegren writes about a very special form of hands-on healing.

THE ENCHANTED HEARTWriter, teacher and spiritual guide Sally Morningstar takes us softly and thoughtfully through a day, following the whispered wisdom of Earth Mother and Sky Father.

FOUR POEMS
Artist, poet and priest Tony Eaglehart shares some of his work.

AYURVEDA IN THE MODERN WORLD
Integral Ayurveda Therapist Andrew Johnson considers the role of this ancient healing therapy in the Western world of the twenty-first century.

SNOW WHITE REVISITED
Snow White has been demoted to a children's parable. Kate Gooch suggests that there may be more to it than that.

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Avalon Magazine Issue 20ISSUE 20 - SPRING 2002

DOLPHIN MASTER
Edgar Hoffman, who leads groups of people to swim with the dolphin Ollen in Sinai, tells the story of his connection with this special being.

ELEMENTS OF AVALON : FIREWALK
In the first of a series on encountering the elements within the temenos of Avalon, Kate Gooch shares her experience of taking part in a Firewalking workshop.

THE FAERY REALM
Musician, composer, author, and Celtic historian R J Stewart guides us into the Otherworld.

THE ROAD TO AVALON : MICHAEL DIXON
Metaphysician, musician, antiquarian and poet Michael Dixon describes the journey which brought him to Glastonbury.

SACRED DOLLS
How the Green Woman, Old Mother Winter and their friends, became a part of Pauline Royce's life.

UNLOCKING THE POWER OF PLANTS
David Eastoe describes how his search for spiritual growth led to the creation of a whole range of powerful flower essences.

AVALON INTERVIEW: WILLIAM BLOOM
International author, broadcaster, course leader and academic Dr. William Bloom answers questions on everything from energy to the people who have influenced him most.

RE-STAGE YOUR LIFE!
Actor, teacher and therapist Dr. Sue Emmy Jennings shares her experience of the healing power of theatre.

ASTROLOGY & THE ELEMENT OF FIRE
Susanne McKenna gives her interpretation of the way in which the element of fire is mediated through the Zodiacal signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOR
In this excerpt from her essay "Magical Mystery Tor - Legends, Folklore and Strange Experiences around Glastonbury Tor", writer and therapist Atasha McMillan tells the story of the strange hill which is the most prominent feature of the Avalon landscape.

WHEN AVALON IS NO MORE
Teacher and writer Chris Trwoga offers a personal view of Glastonbury, and speculates about its future as a sacred isle.

MYTHS OF AVALON
Alan Royce casts a critical eye over some of the Avalon tales, and gives his own interpretation of their meaning and how they came about.

MOOONN
Geomancer, labyrinth expert, dowser, and international author Sig Lonegren tells us a short story.

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