Summer Solstice Sale – all books half price

I have decided to buck the trend. While all other prices are rocketing up under the so-called “cost of living crisis” – don’t get me started on that – I’m slashing the cost of my paperbacks waaaay down, as a gift of gratitude to you for your support! The Summer Solstice Sale is live now…

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Backstage at the Theatre of Dreams

I was just saying to a friend the other day about how living in Glastonbury is just like living backstage in the Theatre of Dreams. I’ve been here for 11 years now … more than long enough to notice that most visitors are secretly hoping to catch the will-o-wisp, the ignis fatuus or Fool’s Fire…

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A Song for All Hallows Eve

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining Over the red roofs of Glastonbury town. Asleep are the folk, lying there quietly dreaming Of the coming of the Winter King’s holly crown. Dark is the night; its nadir as black as coal. Only the fire red eyes of the dragons glow, But something is stirring,…

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The Glastonbury Chronicles

The Glastonbury Chronicles are based on authentic fairy tales and are written with love for adults who are still children at heart.

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The Dragon Whisperer’s Son

I’m delighted to be able to let you know that The Dragon Whisperer’s Son is now published and available here on Amazon in paperback and for Kindles. I’m also keeping the price low – for the next few weeks – of all three books in The Glastonbury Chronicles series so that you can buy them…

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Talking to trees

On the day I moved to Glastonbury, I was walking up Chilkwell Street towards the Tor and, to my left, I could see, out of the corner of my eye, two evergreen trees that were completely and totally head-over-heels in love with each other. It stopped me dead in my tracks. I was rooted to…

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The Honeymoon of the Gods

In my last article, I wrote about the traditional customs that we usually celebrate here in Avalon to mark the duel over the hand of the May Queen. I explained that it is an ancient story or myth that is “written in the stars” to reflect a wisdom teaching about how the alchemical Marriage of…

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A Shaman’s Guide to the Esoteric Mysteries of Avalon

I came to Avalon almost 50 years ago, along the secret Green Road of the Soul, the “Mystic Way that leads through the Hidden Door into a land known only to the eye of vision”, as the 20th century mystic, Dion Fortune, described it. I entered that portal through the first ever Glastonbury Festival of…

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An Esoteric Guide to the Four Holy Hills of Avalon

You will need to understand a little basic magic or alchemy to appreciate the elemental energies that govern a diamond-shaped area of Britain of more than 100 square miles known as Avalon. But don’t worry because it is easy. It’s just about how the four energetic elements – fire, water, earth and air – interact…

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Stories in the Summerlands: A pilgrimage into esoteric Avalon

It is said that when Britain is in the direst peril and needs him the most, King Arthur will arise from his grave and return. We know this because we used to hear rhymes about it while still in the cradle – bardic poems that hail from of an age that Time forgot, when our…

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Where do we go when all the stories fail?

Where do we go when all the stories fail? All the stories are failing. Fewer and fewer want to go and sit in big, draughty buildings with high ceilings – no matter how beautifully fan-vaulted – to hear them anymore. The picture below shows the purpose-made wooden pews of the 12th century church of St…

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