I am still “umming” and “ahring” about exactly where the tour will go next year. I will definitely go to Glastonbury, Dodona, Delos, Athens and Epidauus in Greece. I am going to Glastonbury in a few weeks. And I have been researching how to get around in Greece and finding out how much everything costs. I definitely need five people, as well as myself, to make the tour worth while.
GLASTONBURY- CHALICE WELL
Chalice Well is one of Britain’s most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary in which the visitor can experience the quiet healing of this sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the waters and find solace, peace and inspiration.
The Chalice Well is among the best known and most loved holy wells in Britain. It is even more well known than Bath. Many legends are attributed to its chalybeate waters, which flow ceaselessly at a steady rate and temperature that never varies. Not least among these is that they represent the blood of Christ miraculously springing forth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea buried or washed the cup used at the Last Supper. For others the waters are acknowledged as the essence of life, the gift from Mother Earth to sustain its living forms and so a continuous spring like Chalice Well is a direct expression of an unbounded life force.
Druid priests and society considered Glastonbury their ‘holy mecca’. Complete with temples, stone circles, fertility sites and a sacred Goddess Center, druid high priests and high priestesses were trained, initiated and centered at the Tor and Chalice Well. I have seen a past life where I and many other Chalice Well priestesses were cut down by Saxons around 400 AD when the Romans no longer protected Britain. At that stage we could not call the Christian ladies nuns.
In ancient times before the Christians arrived the Chalice wellspring was considered to be the earth source for the Goddess, Gaia. Her red waters were sacred and used for healing.
The small village of Glastonbury itself is lovely and quaint, cradled among a series of velvety green hills. The tallest of these hills is the famous Tor, an oblong ‘whale shaped’ hill formation with the impressive monolithic remains of a church tower on top, dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
At the foot of the Tor is the Chalice Well and the spherical dome of Chalice Hill. Below in the town center lay the ruins of the great Abbey, site of Joseph of Arimathea’s church, and gravesite of the legendary King Arthur.
Wearyall Hill, location of the legendary thorn tree is on the west entrance to the village. I am sad to say just recently vandals have destroyed the Thorn Tree that Joseph of Arimathea bought to Glastonbury and planted at Wearyall Hill.
GLASTONBURY VORTEX SITES
There are four powerful energy sites within the township. Each site activates one of the upper chakras. That in itself is an extremely interesting phenomenon. The earth currents in the Glastonbury sites are all ‘electrical’ vortexes, meaning the flow is outward. These four vortex sites work synergistically to balance all 4 upper chakras, and resonate in unison as the World Heart Center. These resonate as follows:
7th Chakra -Crown : The Tor (Archangel Michael Tower)
6th Chakra – Third Eye : The Chalice Well (Kings Court)
5th Chakra – Throat : Wearyall Hill (Sacred Thorn Vortex)
4th Chakra – Heart : Abbey Ruins (Lady Chapel)
Three of the vortexes listed above, The Tor, Chalice Well and Lady Chapel, are created by the spinning effect of the Michael and Mary leylines intersecting. These 3 sites also contain a myriad of other energetic sources, but those equally sacred energies are not telluric in nature. The vortex at Wearyall Hill occurs only on the Michael line. (The Mary line is not present). Precisely at the Holy Thorn an energetic node occurs with a powerful earth- current vortex spinning upward. The vortex has a diameter of about 8 feet.
In addition to the primary power-points in Glastonbury, numerous other energy centers occur. The locations in Glastonbury that I feel resonate to the first three chakras are:
3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus – ‘Egg Stone’ ( Northwest side Tor slope)
2nd Chakra – Creative Center – Chalice Spring Wellhead (Chalicewell Gardens)
1st Chakra – Base Center – White Springs Wellhead (Westside Chilkwell Street)
The combined Glastonbury energies resonate as a heart center, and accordingly vibrate to the number four.
The Chalice Well gardens are open almost every day of the year. From April 1st – October 28th they are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The small village of Glastonbury itself is lovely and quaint, cradled among a series of velvety green hills. The tallest of these hills is the famous Tor, an oblong ‘whale shaped’ hill formation with the impressive monolithic remains of a church tower on top, dedicated to the Archangel Michael. At the foot of the Tor is the Chalice Well and the spherical dome of Chalice Hill. Below in the town center lay the ruins of the great Abbey, site of Joseph of Arimathea’s church, and gravesite of the legendary King Arthur. Wearyall Hill, location of the legendary thorn tree is on the west entrance to the village.
Glastonbury was a major religious center long before the time of King Arthur or Joseph of Arimathea. The Druids utilized the Tor from 2500 BC as an initiation center for priests. Megalithic Age remains dating from 5,000 BC reveals Glastonbury as the site of a massive astrological calendar combining a stone circle, with solar and lunar alignments, (atop the Tor) and a land carved zodiac map, ten miles in diameter.
Glastonbury-Shaftesbury is believed to be the 4th Earth Chakra, the Heart. Located in the Southwest corner of England is the legendary village of Glastonbury. To say that this village is legendary is actually somehow an understatement, it has been recognized as a spiritual center since the megalithic era. It is the site of the first Christian church in the British Isles and claimed to be the Avalon of the King Arthur tale. The village of Glastonbury itself is pretty small but very quaint, cradled among a series of velvety green hills.
Tor is an English word referring to a high rock or hill, derriving from the Old Enlgish Torr. The Celtic name of the Tor was Ynys Wydryn, or sometimes Ynys Gutrin, meaning “Isle of Glass”. Tor’s ruins originiated around the same time as when Stonehenge was constructed. Thousands of years ago it was an island. Before modern drainage, the Tor in winter would have towered above the flooded Somerset Levels.The tallest of the hills is the famous Tor. At the top of Tor are impressive remains of a church on top, dedicated to the Archangel Michael. The top of the Tor was levelled at some point in the 10th or 11th century to build a large stone church. In 1275 an earthquake levelled this church. Years later a smaller church was rebuilt on the site in 1323 and lasted until the demise of Glastonbury Abbey in 1539. The church was quarried for stone and now only the tower survives.
At the foot of the Tor is the Chalice Well and the spherical dome of Chalice Hill. Below in the town center are the ruins of the great Abbey, site of Joseph of Arimathea’s church, and gravesite of King Arthur himself. Wearyall Hill, location of the legendary thorn tree is on the west entrance to the village. On 2/22/2002, archaeologists Nancy and Charlie Hollinrake of the Glastonbury Antiquarian Society announced that they have unearthed on top of the Tor the foundations of what looks very much like an ancient circular temple.
Glastonbury was a major religious center long before the time of King Arthur or Joseph of Arimathea. The most famous legend of Glastonbury tells the story of Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Grail. After the Resurrection of Jesus, Joseph shifted the archetype of Everlasting Life -the Grail- from Jerusalem to Glastonbury. The Druids utilized the Tor from 2500 BC as an initiation center for priests. Megalithic Age remains dating from 5,000 BC reveals Glastonbury as the site of a massive astrological calendar combining a stone circle, with solar and lunar alignments, and a land carved zodiac map, ten miles in diameter. Druid priests and society considered Glastonbury their “holy mecca”. There were temples, stone circles, and fertility sites.
The energy is soft and healing. The famous well is located at the back of the ample garden, and there are benches located throughout for relaxing and taking in the beauty. The gardens have a comforting feel and a vibrational purity. There are three distinct, yet harmonic energy sources within the gardens. These are the leyline energies forming the vortex in the King Court, the anionic energy formed by the Chalice wellspring and flowing waters, and the soft energy field of the vibrant trees and plants. All of these have tangibly different effects that vary from meditative, gently relaxing to vibrant electric intensity. The Chalice Well holds another dense energy around the wellhead area. The Goddess speaks from within that field, she is most tangible there. The wellhead is at the rear of the gardens with a perfect view of the Michael Tower atop the Tor, just a few hundred meters away. The wellhead is adorned with the sacred geometry symbol of the Vesica Pisces. The Chalice Well itself is very therapeutic and healing . The waters have been thoroughly tested and analyzed. The spring water is slightly radioactive, rich in iron and carries a detectable magnetic charge There are countless documented accounts of healing taking place here. In the mid 1700’s an English aristocrat was healed of a long-term infirmity after he was ‘instructed’ by an angelic apparition to drink from the well for five consecutive weeks. The highly publicized cure created a renewed notoriety for the Chalice Well. Visitors stream in from all areas of Europe to drink the water.
Glastonbury Abbey held a prominent and sacred position in the Christian world. Still today revered as holy grounds, the Abbey Ruins are the site of the first Christian Church in Europe, and are reputed to be the burial site of Joseph of Armithea, the Virgin Mary, Saint Patrick and King Arthur. Legends claim both the Holy Grail and Arc of the Covenant were kept in the Abbey grounds. Glastonbury was a site of religious importance in pre-Christian times and the abbey itself was founded by Britons, and it dates at least to the early 7th century. Later medieval Christian legend claimed that the abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea in the 1st century. This legend is intimately tied to Robert de Boron’s version of the Holy Grail story and to Glastonbury’s connection to King Arthur, which dates at least to the early 12th century. Glastonbury fell into Saxon hands after the Battle of Peonnum in 658. The Saxons under Cenwalh of Wessex conquered Somerset as far west as the River Parrett, perhaps with the intention of gaining control of the valuable abbey. However, Cenwalh allowed the British abbot, Bregored, to stay in power, a move perhaps intended as a show of good faith to the defeated Britons. After Bregored’s death in 669, he was replaced by the Anglo-Saxon Berhtwald, but British monks remained for many years after.
THE LADY CHAPEL
I found this chapel the most powerful location on the Abbey grounds is the hallowed Lady Chapel. It is found just outside the museum exit, in the main body of ruins. It is in the subterranean section of the cathedral assemblage. It is intact on three sides, and is topped by a low stone ceiling. A symmetrical stone altar occupies the center of the small chapel The Lady Chapel is located at a precise crossing of the Michael and Mary Leylines, in what was clearly the most ‘Christian’ employment of telluric energy in the religious mecca of Glastonbury. The heavy stone altar in the Lady Chapel was placed in the exact center of the Michael & Mary vortex. As such it radiates a very bright, telluric energy. Glastonbury is the Heart center of the World, and the Lady Chapel is the Heart Center of Glastonbury. It resonates to the 4th chakra. This is where I saw Mary and I spent an hour listening to her. This is why I am going back.
GLASTONBURY – THE TOR
On my 2018 Sacred Journey to Avalon and very soon, in late 2017, I will take the footpath to the top of the Tor, where we’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Somerset countryside. You can see for miles, all the way to Bristol! Rich in legend and mythological associations, the Tor may have been a place of ancient ritual. Today, it’s still a destination for spiritual seekers.
The terracing on the slopes of the Tor may be the remains of an ancient observatory, a seven-tiered sacred mount, a great three-dimensional labyrinth, a ceremonial way to the Otherworld. From the bottom of the hill coming out of Chalice Gardens, there is a sacred path that goes around the hill a number of times. This is a labyrinth and a sacred walk for one to take, even among the cow herd that is there. The cows won’t hurt you. I recommend trying it. Start at the bottom, follow the path up to the top.
At the top of the Tor are the remains of the Medieval St. Michael’s Church, dedicated to Archangel Michael. And if you are clairvoyant you can see Archengel Michel who appears to be around two hundred feet tall. He is blue and stands with his sword, completely passive, looking to the east.
Though the Tor is a majestic hill rising enigmatically above the flat surrounding meadows, it’s no ordinary hill! Some say it’s home to the King of the Fairies, Gwyn ap Nudd, a psychopomp who helps those who cross over to the Otherworld. These fairies who are the size of tall humans cluster around the legs of Saint Michael. To me they appeared as pastel colours rather than shining, rainbow colours. They are pale yellow, pale blue, pale pink, pale purple.
At the top of the Tor stands the remains of the Medieval St. Michael’s Church, dedicated to Archangel Michael.
– As you take the footpath to the top to enjoy its sweeping view of the Somerset countryside, take time to gaze at the landscape; you can see for miles.
Centuries of legends and folklore about the Tor all arrive at the same conclusion: it is a place where the veil between the worlds is thin.
THE ARTHURIAN MYTHS OF GLASTONBURY
Arthurian Glastonbury, modern-day Avalon, is home to some of the Arthurian legends. One is of Morgana sister to King Arthur who is supposedly buried at Glastonbury Abbey. Morgana, also known as Morgan le Fay, is a fairy queen and sorceress of Arthurian legend. She may have roots in a Celtic sea Goddess. Her epithet “le Fay” translates to “the Fate” (or “the Fairy,” itself derived from “fate”), aligning her with a Goddess of the ending of cycles.
She is one of three elder half-sisters to Arthur who are the daughters of Ygraine and Gorlois, the others being Morgause and Elaine. Morgana hated her half-brother Arthur nearly from the day he was born; the legends are full of her attempts to bring his downfall. Like Vivian, she is said to have been a pupil of Merlin. She is also the Goddess of beginnings. For though Morgana is forever trying to destroy Arthur, she also has powers of healing, and in the end she takes Arthur in to Avalon, to be healed of his wounds. According to prophecy, Arthur will wake, reborn, from an enchanted sleep to return to Britain in the time of its greatest need. Her predecessor Argante, called queen of Avalon in earlier legends, was also famed as a healer.
Morgana OR Morgan le Fey is associated with the magical island of Avalon. Avalon, which means “Apple Trees,” is a magical paradise-type island or joyous land of the dead which is usually described as an island in the seas of the west. Avalon is also identified with Glastonbury, a great hill or tor in present-day Somerset in southwestern England, which in modern Welsh is called Ynis Afallach, “Isle of Apples.” (Glastonbury Tor was once an island in a shallow marshy lake before the land was drained). An earlier name for it was Ynys Wydrin, or the “Isle of Glass” (though, oddly enough, the English word “Glastonbury” is not a translation), and glass is a substance associated in the Celtic mind with the Otherworld. Many legends speak of fantastic castles or towers made of glass, i.e. made from air or sea water, and Otherworld castles are frequently said to be islands in the sea or the sky, like Caer Arianrhod.
THE EGG STONE AT Glastonbury
This ancient stone was found last century in the middle of the grounds of The Abbey. After being ignored like a piece of old unwanted rubble, and being shifted about a great deal, it was moved to the back outside wall of the Abbots kitchen, where it sits today, waiting or those who recognize its sacredness to come and experience it.
– The Egg stone is roughly ‘egg shaped’ but flattened. Its measurements are approximately 3ft by 2ft 4 inches by 1 foot 4 inches. One of the flat sides is exposed and was found to be artificially leveled over a considerable area. In the center it has a roughly hollowed cavity.
– It’s believed by some researchers to be a former Pagan shrine that was honored as an Omphalus, which in ancient times was the most universal representation of the great Goddess, the Pagan equivalent of the Holy of Holies, the vagina, the womb or egg, the source of life itself. In fact the Shape of the Omphalus is that of the female birth cone or cervix. Today Neo-Pagans of the Glastonbury hold various fertility rites at the Egg stone. Dowsers have reported that the Egg stone emits powerful vibrations.
Nicholas Mann, author of Energy Secrets of Glastonbury Tor and The Isle of Avalon.
NEAR BY BATH TO THE NORTH:
Sulis was a deity worshiped at the thermal spring of Bath, England (the only hot springs in Britain). She was considered as a nourishing, life-giving mother goddess. Sulis’s name come from a root meaning “eye” or “gap”, referring both to the spring from where half a million gallons of hot water still well up every day, as well as to Her powers as seeress.
Her hot spring has been renowned for its healing powers since ancient times, and when the Romans arrived in Britain they built a bath complex around the spring, and named the place Aquae Sulis (“the Waters of Sulis”). Pilgrims came from mainland Europe to bathe in the therapeutic waters, and references to Sulis are known from as far away as Germany.
Today I have only spoke about Glastonbury. It is worth staying at least three if not five days here. I love staying in the High Street and if you book ahead the Bed and Breakfasts are a reasonable price and have a wonderful hot breakfast. I love the Arithmathean B & B which is around Aus $100 a day and very close to Chalice Well and the Tor.
If you come on my tour I will do your relocated chart. Glastonbury is right on my North Node, Hygeia and Vesta and it feels just lovely for me. So it is a place of healing and revelation for me. On Solar maps Glastonbury is right on my Nodal Axis so it focuses on this life as well as past lives. My North Node is early Capricorn. Greece is very healing for me with my Sun, Mercury, Chiron, Jupiter, and Hygiea strong here. If you contact me to check whteher this sacred tour is a power spot for you, I can look up your relocation chart.
I will talk more about the tour next week. Have a wonderful week, full of love, fun and abundance.