Concepts and Ideas

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Throughout this site we are looking at what can be called the ‘Spiritual Aspects of Glastonbury’ and recognise that we are talking about a numinous, immaterial subject that cannot be proved by contemporary science. Inevitably, therefore, there will be queries by conventional people about the relevance of almost everything we discuss. In fact we have heard perfectly sensible conventional people describing this as all ‘mystical claptrap’.

On the other hand, centuries of apparently wise individuals, including such worthies as Plato and Newton, have said that they have experienced, and clearly understood, all the precepts with which we are concerned.

We are therefore dealing with a world that can only be experienced subjectively by the individual and cannot be objectively tested.

In this untestable world in Glastonbury, various phenomena and aspects are experienced and written about. In view of their very nature we have to think of them as ‘Concepts’.

Dictionary definitions of a Concept include:

A concept is an abstraction or generalization from experience or the result of a transformation of existing ideas.

A concept is an abstract idea: a notion, conception, abstraction, conceptualization; theory, hypothesis, postulation, belief, conviction, opinion, view, image, impression, picture.

There are a very wide range of concepts in Glastonbury that accord with these definitions. We have no hesitation in including these here even though they may not be verifiable by current scientific means.

Links to a few of these are given below – you might like to add some of your own or build on content already included. The links that are coloured blue have a page (complete with content) associated with them, while the links that do not yet have a page connected with them are coloured red. Where there is no content, or links, you are invited to contribute copy for this site. Please read Contributing to find out more.