Welcome to our site
The Purpose of this site is to help promote awareness of Glastonbury, UK, as an internationally recognized center of pilgrimage and transformation – and to do so by providing 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.
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 where pages already on the site may be readily found.
|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.
Glastonbury 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.
The ‘People, Past and Present’ slot of the index above, has a time line attached so that you may look up people prominent at a specific time.
We are building this site with a record of Glastonbury, past, present and indeed future. This is a town that is growing and developing and how it is perceived changes with every era. We think it is worth trying to capture how the town was seen by people in their particular time of occupation. We therefore give the dates when articles were written and contributed on the clear understanding that life moves on and the town as seen today may well look completely different to how it appeared when the article was written.
As the Buddha says – ‘all is change - nothing remains the same for an instant’.
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 and progress has been relatively slow as there is a great deal of work involved and we have only limited resources. Content comes in two forms :
Articles contributed by individuals - these are shown with their date and the name of the contributor.
Articles contributed by ourselves, Glastopedia - these are listed with our name, when they were last up- dated, and details of the sources upon which the information is based.
We are building the site by concentrating on individual projects, starting with the Library of Avalon, and inviting contributions from others.
At the moment we are channeling all entries through our small management team. If you would like to make a contribution, please look at our separate page, Contributing, where we give details of what we are looking for and how to contact us.
We are in the early stages of building the site and our small team is self-supporting. At present we do not have the resources to expand our team and so the rate at which we can build the site is limited. We would be very happy if we were able to move faster in working on the huge amount of potential work involved. If you would like to support us in any way in building the site, please have a look at the separate page - Support Glastopedia.
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:
David Prince – Manager - Webmaster and looking after research and content of the site.
Email = Webmaster
Barry Taylor – Finance, legal matters and assistance with content.
Email = Barry Taylor
Dharam Barrett – Research and Marketing
Email = Dharam Barrett
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.