NEW LIGHT ON THE ANCIENT MYSTERY OF GLASTONBURY

NEW LIGHT ON THE ANCIENT MYSTERY OF GLASTONBURY

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By John Michell ISBN 978-0-9063-6215-0 210 x 150mm, 180 pages, 157 illustrations. There are many mysteries at Glastonbury, but they are all rooted in one great mystery: how is it that this small place, isolated among the Somerset marshes, plays such a leading part in the spiritual history of Britain? Here the ever-living Mystery is given historical context. Its themes and characters – King Arthur, St Joseph of Arimathea, the Grail Quest, the Zodiacal Twelve, the Enchantments of Britain, the Ritual of the Chalice, and the Prophecy of Restoration – are traced from their beginnings, against the background of religious and social changes from prehistoric to modern times. As veils are removed, the traditions of Glastonbury are seen in a new light, as symbols of an ancient magical rite for the invocation of paradise on earth. John Michell has been involved with Glastonbury since the sixties, and his major works have attracted many people to this ancient centre of British mysticism. His numerous books and pamphlets cover a diverse range of subjects, but they have a common theme: the re-emergence of the traditional worldview and the ancient science and philosophy associated with it, as a natural reaction to the uncertainties of modern life.

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