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'''Glastonbury in the Middle Ages'''<br/>
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===Glastonbury in the Middle Ages===
In the middle ages, [[Glastonbury Abbey]]<ref name="Wikipedia"><span style="font-size:88%">Also see the article in Wikipedia.</span></ref> was the organisational centre of the town and a powerhouse of spirituality, creativity, learning and teaching. The abbey church was one of the grandest in England<ref><span style="font-size:88%">[http://www.glastonburyabbey.com/history_archaeology.php?sid=cfeb635beb4310298d86a16db0d18fe2 History and Archaeology of Glastonbury Abbey]</span></ref> and was surrounded by acres of parkland. There was regular prayer, a choir, a great library and a school. The monks created artistic artefacts, translated books and taught in the school and had strong links to the University of Oxford where many of the monks were sent to train. In 1539, the Abbey was closed and the buildings allowed to decay; the creative heart of Glastonbury all but disappeared, and the town that had supported the Abbey drifted into isolation in the backwaters of the West Country.
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In the middle ages, [[Glastonbury Abbey]] was the organisational centre of the town and a powerhouse of spirituality, creativity, learning and teaching. The abbey church was one of the grandest in England<ref><span style="font-size:88%">[http://www.glastonburyabbey.com/history_archaeology.php?sid=cfeb635beb4310298d86a16db0d18fe2 History and Archaeology of Glastonbury Abbey]</span></ref> and was surrounded by acres of parkland. There was regular prayer, a choir, a great library and a school. The monks created artistic artefacts, translated books and taught in the school and had strong links to the University of Oxford where many of the monks were sent to train. In 1539, the Abbey was closed and the buildings allowed to decay; the creative heart of Glastonbury all but disappeared, and the town that had supported the Abbey drifted into isolation in the backwaters of the West Country.
  
'''Early 1900's'''<br />
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===Early 1900's===
In the early 20th century came a new awareness of the town as a place of special interest. The Church of England purchased the Abbey remains and grounds and commissioned [[Bligh Bond]]<ref name="Wikipedia"/> to research the ruins. [[Alice Buckton]] purchased the Chalice Well, started a school and organised Arthurian pageants. [[Rutland Boughton]]<ref name="Wikipedia"/> produced operas in [[The Assembly Rooms]], [[Katherine Maltwood]]<ref name="Wikipedia"/> discovered the Glastonbury Zodiac and a renowned esotoricist, [[Dion Fortune]]<ref name="Wikipedia"/> moved to live in the town.
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In the early 20th century came a new awareness of the town as a place of special interest. The Church of England purchased the Abbey remains and grounds and commissioned [[Bligh Bond]]to research the ruins. [[Alice Buckton]] purchased the Chalice Well, started a school and organised Arthurian pageants. [[Rutland Boughton]] produced operas in [[The Assembly Rooms]], [[Katherine Maltwood]] discovered the Glastonbury Zodiac and a renowned esotoricist, [[Dion Fortune]] moved to live in the town.
  
'''The 70's and 80's'''<br />
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===The 70's and 80's===
 
This activity died down during the second war but in the 1970’s a new interest was born. This took the form of so-called ‘hippie travellers’ arriving in increasing numbers. By the 1980’s there were some 300 people<ref><span style="font-size:88%">A Pilgrim in Glastonbury - 2010 – Abbey Press – ISBN 0-9533203-6-7</span></ref> who felt that they had been called to live in the town and who made up a recognised local community interested in the spiritual and esoteric nature of the town.  
 
This activity died down during the second war but in the 1970’s a new interest was born. This took the form of so-called ‘hippie travellers’ arriving in increasing numbers. By the 1980’s there were some 300 people<ref><span style="font-size:88%">A Pilgrim in Glastonbury - 2010 – Abbey Press – ISBN 0-9533203-6-7</span></ref> who felt that they had been called to live in the town and who made up a recognised local community interested in the spiritual and esoteric nature of the town.  
  
'''Into the New Century'''<br />
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===Into the New Century===
 
Almost five centuries after the closure of the abbey, the town was once again thriving as a spiritual and creative centre with around 3,000 residents who feel that they have been drawn by the sacred qualities of the town. Glastonbury became recognised as a centre of learning, teaching, creativity and spirituality. The newcomers included an extraordinary range of talent – artists, academics, authors, teachers, technicians, therapists, business people and musicians.   
 
Almost five centuries after the closure of the abbey, the town was once again thriving as a spiritual and creative centre with around 3,000 residents who feel that they have been drawn by the sacred qualities of the town. Glastonbury became recognised as a centre of learning, teaching, creativity and spirituality. The newcomers included an extraordinary range of talent – artists, academics, authors, teachers, technicians, therapists, business people and musicians.   
  
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Below is a list of the pages that have been set up on this part of the site, those links that are coloured <span style="color:#ff0000">red</span> have no content, while those in <span style="color:#000080">blue</span> have content. Where there is no content, or an organisation or centre is not listed, you are invited to contribute copy.  Please read [[Contributing]] to find out more.  
 
Below is a list of the pages that have been set up on this part of the site, those links that are coloured <span style="color:#ff0000">red</span> have no content, while those in <span style="color:#000080">blue</span> have content. Where there is no content, or an organisation or centre is not listed, you are invited to contribute copy.  Please read [[Contributing]] to find out more.  
  
'''The Organisations'''
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===Organisations and Centres===
 
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* [[Bridget Healing Centre]]]
* [[The Glastonbury Trust]]
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* [[Glaston Centre]]
 
* [[Glaston Centre]]
 
* [[Glaston Centre School of Learning]]
 
* [[Glaston Centre School of Learning]]
* [[Glastonbury Reception Centre and Sanctuary]]
 
 
* [[The Glastonbury Courtyard]]
 
* [[The Glastonbury Courtyard]]
* [[The Goddess Temple]]
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* [[Glastonbury Goddess Temple]]
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* [[Glastonbury Pilgrim Reception Centre]]
 
* [[The Isle of Avalon Foundation]]
 
* [[The Isle of Avalon Foundation]]
* [[The Library of Avalon]]
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* [[Paddington Trust]]
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* [[Quest Community]]
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* [[Library of Avalon]]
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* [[Red Brick Building]]
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* [[Robert Barton Trust]]
  
 
'''References'''
 
'''References'''

Latest revision as of 13:29, 21 October 2016

Glastonbury in the Middle Ages

In the middle ages, Glastonbury Abbey was the organisational centre of the town and a powerhouse of spirituality, creativity, learning and teaching. The abbey church was one of the grandest in England[1] and was surrounded by acres of parkland. There was regular prayer, a choir, a great library and a school. The monks created artistic artefacts, translated books and taught in the school and had strong links to the University of Oxford where many of the monks were sent to train. In 1539, the Abbey was closed and the buildings allowed to decay; the creative heart of Glastonbury all but disappeared, and the town that had supported the Abbey drifted into isolation in the backwaters of the West Country.

Early 1900's

In the early 20th century came a new awareness of the town as a place of special interest. The Church of England purchased the Abbey remains and grounds and commissioned Bligh Bondto research the ruins. Alice Buckton purchased the Chalice Well, started a school and organised Arthurian pageants. Rutland Boughton produced operas in The Assembly Rooms, Katherine Maltwood discovered the Glastonbury Zodiac and a renowned esotoricist, Dion Fortune moved to live in the town.

The 70's and 80's

This activity died down during the second war but in the 1970’s a new interest was born. This took the form of so-called ‘hippie travellers’ arriving in increasing numbers. By the 1980’s there were some 300 people[2] who felt that they had been called to live in the town and who made up a recognised local community interested in the spiritual and esoteric nature of the town.

Into the New Century

Almost five centuries after the closure of the abbey, the town was once again thriving as a spiritual and creative centre with around 3,000 residents who feel that they have been drawn by the sacred qualities of the town. Glastonbury became recognised as a centre of learning, teaching, creativity and spirituality. The newcomers included an extraordinary range of talent – artists, academics, authors, teachers, technicians, therapists, business people and musicians.

These people are offering, as individuals, courses, workshops, healing and other services; their provisions drawing people from all over the world. Many of those individuals have also come together in small groups to organise community projects, also offering a wide range of services, and looking after the sacred sites of the town. On this Glastopedia site we are building up information on these activities.

Below is a list of the pages that have been set up on this part of the site, those links that are coloured red have no content, while those in blue have content. Where there is no content, or an organisation or centre is not listed, you are invited to contribute copy. Please read Contributing to find out more.

Organisations and Centres

References

  1. History and Archaeology of Glastonbury Abbey
  2. A Pilgrim in Glastonbury - 2010 – Abbey Press – ISBN 0-9533203-6-7

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