Here is my presentation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beckenham free festival that inspired David Bowie’s UFOlogical anthem Memory of a Free Festival. It’s a celebration of 60s and 70s Earth Mysteries UFOlogy focused on Glastonbury. Part of the larger Glastonbury Blakestock Festival that was spread over the 3 days of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
Material taken from my books The Glastonbury Zodiac and Earth Mysteries UFOlogy, and William Blake and the Glastonbury Gnosis.
The idea for this event came when I was on my way to London to film an interview for Ancient Aliens concerning material in The Glastonbury Zodiac and Earth Mysteries UFOlogy. Refreshing my memory on my own book during the bus journey to London, I realised that the Bowie anniversary was right in the middle of the 3 days already given over to the Blakestock Festival that was scheduled over the Woodstock 50th anniversary. I immediately felt that it would be a good idea to adapt the lecture I had given in July 2015 at the Glastonbury Symposium to launch the book.
Here is the influence of UFOlogy on the development of Glastonbury during the sixties and seventies. Here is a full and accurate account of author Anthony Roberts formative 1969 UFO experience, an event that was somewhat misrepresented in Ancient Aliens.
And here is the Glastonbury episode I was featured in along with Andrew Collins, to whom much gratitude for setting me up with the gig.
I was filmed with bright lights on me from all angles. In the Glastonbury presentation, the night draws in until I become a veritable Blackstar. It’s an odd balance to contemplate and very much indicative of the flavour of what has been a most mysterious year for me.