Welcome to our site
Glastonbury, originally called ‘The Ancient Isle of Avalon’, is on one level a Somerset market town, but from another perspective is a unique and sacred place that has potentially a role of spiritual significance to play in relation to both the British Isles and the planet as a whole.
It is really at the vanguard for aligning our worldly, human endeavors to a sacred, deeply felt, numinous vision.
This Web Site
To help promote awareness of Glastonbury as an internationally recognized center of pilgrimage and transformation – and to provide information on the people, and the projects they have established over the years, to enable this place to thrive.
We are endeavoring to show how their myriad ideas, explorations and activities are all expressions of a chaotic yet mysteriously coherent vision, woven like a colourful tapestry, seeking to bridge the ever widening gulf between the realm of the tangible and the subtle, spiritual dimensions of our existence.
We seek to reveal how in the midst of darkening materialism and conflict a new paradigm, a new world, is slowly emerging where human endeavor is nourished by ancient, spiritual roots that reach backwards through the remote mists of time and flower into the future.
Progress with the Site
We are building an encyclopedia of information on Glastonbury, past, present and future, in all its aspects, including its activities as a market town and as a world recognized Centre of spiritual transformation.
There is already a lot of information available on individual websites on specific projects but surprisingly little information about the people involved in starting and running these sites.
We started this project in 2015. We accumulated a substantial amount of information but in a slightly haphazard fashion. After some time we realized that there was a huge amount of work involved needing a great deal of time, effort and money to build a comprehensive and useful site. As a result we paused to consider how best to move forward.
We have now decided that the most practical course is to build the site based on current specific projects and their staff and contacts. Over the next few months we will be building the first of these sites that will be.
The first of these sites is:
We will keep this site updated as we go along as it is very much work in progress
Below is information about the site and how to use it. Again, this will be amplified as we develop the site
Using the Site
There is a search facility on each page that enables specific items to be found
We have also set up the index shown below which you can use to find listings of specific items.
|The Landscape||The History||Myths and Legends||Glastonbury's Purpose?|
|Pilgrimage||The People, Past and Present||Organisations and Centres||Buildings|
|Concepts and Ideas||Spiritual Paths||Shops and Businesses||Events|
Throughout this site, links coloured blue have a page complete with content associated with them, links coloured red do not yet have a completed page connected.
At the moment we are confining contributions to those managing the site and as we progress we will be inviting contributions from others.
In due course we hope to be able to open the site to spontaneous contributions in much the way of Wikipedia.
We have thought about how best to finance the site and we have decided to follow the policy of the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales - to work on a donation basis only and not to seek advertising or make specific charges.
To obtain donations to support the on-going maintenance of the site and its future growth, it will be necessary to prove to the community that Glastopedia is something of value and worthy of support. And this will only be possible once we have built the site sufficiently for it to be of genuine interest.
In the meantime we have to build the site to a useful size. We have the funding in place to support our initial work, but the process would be quickened if we were able to enlist more help in the way off research and editing.
Donations to support us in this early stage would be welcome and we will be shortly setting up a PayPal facility to enable donations to be made.
At present are concentrating upon building the site ourselves and do not have immediate plans for employing paid help. However if you feel that you would like to be involved, and have a useful contribution to make as a volunteer, please contact David Prince at the link below.
the site is at present owned and financed by Savaric Whiting Ltd.
Once the site is sustainable in the long-term, we will consider how we might move it into community ownership.
The individuals involved in running the site are:
This site is intended to be a useful resource available to everyone, and whilst the articles are copyrighted, they may be quoted freely provided that Glastopedia is acknowledged as the source.