Visit the Sacred spaces at Glastonbury
Glastonbury is a place of peace, power and pilgrimage, and has been so for many thousands of years. Join us for a walk, a walk with plenty of stops for contemplation, to enable us to experience and draw from the energies available to us in this part of England's 'green and pleasant land'.
The Tor is a powerful vortex of earth energy and supports the largest 3D labyrinth in Europe.
Just by the foot of the Tor is the White Spring, gathered in a natural reservoir deep under the earth, producing (on average) 15,000 gallons of cool, clear, high-energy water every day.
In the nearby Chalice Well Gardens, the healing waters of the Red Spring emerge (producing an average of 25,000 gallons of cool, reddish, high-energy water every day which flow through the lion's head). These waters have a high iron content and have many stories of healing attached. In the Gardens there are places of healing and meditation. Each section has a different energy and it is here that the high-energy Michael and Mary ley lines intersect.
Behind the Tor (optional) we visit the entrance to FaeryLand to spend some time at this unique place. (This involves a bit of climbing over steep and rough ground.)
Two other delights await lovers of trees, two ancient oaks, both over 2000 years old, named Gog and Magog. They are believed to be the last remaining oaks planted by the Druids and part of a long processional avenue approaching the Tor in ancient times.
Glastonbury Abbey is another ancient site. This great abbey was second only to Westminster in the Middle Ages before it was put to ruin following Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in the late 1530s.
Open for those who want to continue their walk of contemplation, there is the classical 7 circuit labyrinth in the grass in front of St John's Church just off the HIgh Street in the centre of Glastonbury town.
For longer walks, there is also Wearyall Hill, shaped like the back of a fish in a lake. It is this hill where, according to legend, Joseph of Arimithea and his companions stopped when reaching their destination, feeling 'weary all' and he then thrust his staff into the earth of this hill. This, many believe, grew into the 'Holy Thorn', a shrub which blooms in December each year, giving blossom at Christmas time and the season of other midwinter feasts. This species of thorn has proved to be a Palestinian Hawthorn, but was unfortunately vandalised a few years ago.
St Bride's mound is yet another sacred site where the well once stood and which has been inhabited since before the time of Christ. These sites may be visited on request and are steeped in legend from ancient times.
Both walks start at 10 am and finish around 4 pm. Please bring your own drinks and food.
Entrance charges to the Abbey and/or Chalice Well Gardens are not included in the fees for the walk.
Each walk costs £35 and must be paid in full before the walk begins. Children must be over 12 years and accompanied by adults.
Both walks include periods of stillness and contemplation. We take time to connect with the healing energy within these sacred places - also to send healing to our earth and peace and love to all who live upon it. Walks require moderate levels of fitness. Walks to the oaks and to the entrance to fairyland involve steeper climbs, climbing over stiles on occasions and some rough terrain.
We start from the front of St John's Church on the HIgh Street. We start by visiting the Abbey and spending some time meditating in its ruins and in the ancient Abbey Gardens, with a view of the Tor.
From the Abbey we walk to the Tor and fill our water bottles with the clear, cool water full of high-vibrational energies emerging from the white spring. We walk up the Tor to reach its summit - a renowned place of pure power and energy. The walk here is uphill, but the slope is gentle and there is a firm path with steps.
Our next visit is to the Chalice Well Gardens where we spend time there connecting and resonating with the special energies of the different areas of the garden with its pools, cascades and well. We have an opportunity here to sample the iron-rich water of the red spring emerging from the lion's head, with its healing qualities and energy. It also has very special yew trees with much to teach us.
From the Gardens, we walk back to St John's church in the High Street. For those who want to spend time in meditation contemplating the experiences you have had during the day, we will walk the classical labyrinth in the grounds of the Church. This lies near to the Thorn bush grown from a shoot taken from the original Holy Thorn on Wearyall hill.
The next date for Walk 2 - please contact Roberta for dates
We start from the front of St John's church on the HIgh Street. We the walk to the Chalice Well Gardens to spend time there connecting and resonating with the special energies in different areas of the garden with its pools, cascades and well. We have an opportunity here to sample the iron-rich water of the red spring emerging from the lion's head, with its healing qualities and energy. Very special yew trees also grow there with much to teach us.
From the Gardens we walk towards the Tor and sample with the clear, cool water full of high-vibrational energies emerging from the white spring along the way. We walk up the hill towards the Tor and visit the entrance to FaeryLand along the way. A short, steep climb takes us to the summit of Glastonbury Tor - a renowned place of pure power and energy.
Having experienced this place, we walk on along some country lanes to visit the wonderful old oak trees, Gog (male) and Magog (female). Both are over 2000 years old, and while Gog appears to be near the end of his life, those who understand trees say there is life in him still. From here we return through lanes and fields to Glastonbury, and the walk finishes back at St John's church in the High Street. For those who want to spend time in meditation contemplating the experiences you have had during the walk, we will walk the labyrinth in the grounds of the Church, near to the thorn bush grown from a shoot taken from the original Holy Thorn on Wearyall Hill.
The next date for Walk 2 - please contact Roberta for details