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Glastonbury: Maker of Myths (New edition)

by Frances Howard-Gordon
£9.99   paperback  Gothic Image Publications (2010)

Glastonbury: Maker of Myths (New edition) by Frances Howard-Gordon For the visitor, the armchair traveller or the reader who simply wonders what continues to attract so many thousands to this ancient sacred place, this guidebook will provide an inspiring introduction.
 
Glastonbury, the ancient Isle of Avalon, is known throughout the world as a holy shrine, an ancient sanctuary, a sacred centre overflowing with history, myths and legends.
 
Within its landscape are hidden tales of ancient fertility rituals and a neolithic labyrinth, the Cauldron of Inspiration, the Holy Grail and the elixir of life; a faery castle, a magic mountain and lights in the hills; King Arthur, the Round Table of the Zodiac and the story of creation; the oldest church in Britain, the coming of the saints, and the chalice of the Last Supper; secret passages, healing waters and inexplicable shafts of light; lines of energy, a hidden egg-stone and a prophecy yet to be fulfilled.
 
First published in 1982, this new edition of an old favourite has been substantially updated and redesigned, and new chapters have been added as more information and research has come to light. This new edition also looks in depth at Glastonbury today with its changing population, its pilgrims, problems and plans.

"The legends of Glastonbury are closely interwoven with its landscape, monuments and natural features. They come to life in their natural setting, whose subtle beauties are illustrated in this helpful companionable guide to Glastonbury's shrines and secret places."
(John Michell)

ISBN 13: 9780906362730 | ISBN 10: 0906362733