July 2015 Glastonbury Symposium
July 2015 sees the 25th anniversary of the Glastonbury Symposium (perhaps still better known as the Crop Circle Conference although the subject matter considerably diversified a long time ago).
I’m very pleased to be giving a presentation there with a retrospective theme.
Earth Mysteries UFOlogy and the Glastonbury Zodiac: the Untold Story.
Anthony Roberts, editor of the mid-seventies anthology, Glastonbury: Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, had a profound UFO experience in 1969. He went on to write a huge unpublished manuscript, provisionally entitled Giants in the Earth, dealing with ancient astronauts, Lemuria, Atlantis, and his belief that the Glastonbury Zodiac was twelve thousand years old and created by Atlanteans with probable help from aliens. Paul has been the first person to read the work outside of the Roberts household in forty years. Some of his sources will be investigated on a journey where we will meet Dion Fortune, Desmond Leslie, Brinsley Le Poer Trench, Tony Wedd, and John Michell as a forgotten strand of Glastonbury studies is uncovered that provides a fresh perspective on the later anthology. It makes plain the huge influence of what could be termed Earth Mysteries UFOlogy on beliefs about the place during the sixties and seventies.
The material is drawn from a long introduction I have written for a new edition of the anthology which hopefully will be available at the time of the conference.
Check out the Symposium site for more details and ticket booking.
Retrospective edit. Life moves in mysterious ways. The new version of the anthology never surfaced but I did expand my intro to create my book The Glastonbury Zodiac and Earth Mysteries UFOlogy and launch it at the conference.