Glastonbury Symposium 2014
These were the 2014 speakers. Speakers in 2015 will be announced early in 2015.
Friday 25th July 2014
Jason Porthouse is a longstanding associate of the Glastonbury Symposium, having first attended after waking up to the crop circle phenomenon in the early 1990s. He’s played a role (often literally) in the gathering ever since [Jason leads our Friday and Sunday afternoon meditations]. By day an award-
Presentation: The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades…
Jason says: ‘We’re well and truly in the post-
SIMON THE SPANIARD
Simon, aka "The Spaniard", is an ex-
Adopting the tag "Spaniard" from the 2000 film Gladiator (starring Russell Crowe -
Presentation: For the Love of Money -
When a vessel sits in its berth, the position reached by the water on the outer shell of the ship is called the "watermark"; often a line is painted on the vessel to show this 'empty hold' resting level. A second line is painted, called the Draft. This line indicates the point at which a vessel becomes over laden/unsafe with cargo; and re-
Steve Nobel is an author, coach, workshop facilitator, and ex-
Presentation: Personal and Planetary Transitions
‘We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us’ -
Steve says: ‘We live in highly volatile times. The planet is going through a powerful transition period and we are being called to wake up. Only a shift in consciousness offers any real and lasting solution to the global challenges ahead. Planetary and personal transitions are interlinked. The more we wake up and shift our consciousness up the vibrational scale, the easier it is for the planet to transition successfully, and vice-
Personal transition is a tricky business. This is because transition is more than the word "change" can ever describe. A change is when the outer geography of our life shifts in some way. A transition is where the inner geography of our psychology also changes. Here the journey is as important as the ultimate destination, for along the way we can awaken a new sense of belonging, capability and direction. We also wake up new soul qualities and activate new life lessons. Personal transition is a form of heroic journey for it needs courage and a willingness to surrender to the great mystery of life.’
Mark Devlin is a UK-
Presentation: The Mind Control Manipulations of the Music Industry
In this thought-
Leo Rutherford is a renowned shaman, teacher and pioneer of shamanism in the West. He was one of the first people to bring shamanistic teachings to the UK and founded the Eagle's Wing Centre for Contemporary Shamanism in 1987. Having worked in industry for 20 years and suffering from acute stress and depression by the age of 40, he set out to find a path with more heart and came across the ancient wisdom of indigenous shamans, a path which has been transforming him ever since. Leo has published five books including Spirituality vs Religion (CreateSpace, 2011), The View through the Medicine Wheel (O-
Presentation: Spirituality Versus Religion
Around 3,500 years ago came monotheism, the worship of the "one and only God" as the sun/sky god. The Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten cancelled the traditional gods of Lower Egypt and ordered the people to worship Aten, the sun-
SUSAN RAVEN (music)
(See fuller bio below, amongst the Saturday speakers.) In her capacity as a musician and performer, Susan has released two albums, Glittering Cities and Ravensong. Her songs have been described as beautiful and insightful, and an enduring study of esoteric literature has infused her lyrics with a distinctive mystical and spiritual quality. Susan's music is played on BBC radio and many other local stations.
Susan provides the musical opening to our Friday night guest spot, singing beautiful Celtic folk songs on acoustic guitar, aided by her partner, Satch.
Mary is a former nurse, midwife, counsellor, and hypnotherapist. Born in the UK, she now resides in Queensland, Australia, and is founder of ACERN (Australian Close Encounter Resource Network), which offers counselling and information to families experiencing encounters with non-
Presentation: Awakening The New Human: Triggers of Consciousness
Extraterrestrial encounters and UFO sightings may be just one aspect of a complex multidimensional programme designed to orchestrate the spiritual conditions to awaken and expand the consciousness of humanity. What are the "Triggers" which can assist the human psyche to release limiting reality programs and embrace a new paradigm? UFOs and human encounters certainly play a part. Coupled with DNA manipulation, is the exponential increase in claimed "ADHD" in fact a new programme for our awakening?
Crop circles, Australian fire circles, orbs, star languages, downloads of strange scripts and geometric art, and complex scientific and spiritual data, can also have dramatic effects, while changes in solar and planetary frequencies are known to affect human consciousness. Human "upgrades" -
Saturday 26 July 2014
Andy is a leading researcher into unexplained mysteries and cover-
Andy is founder of Changing Times, which holds events on mysteries and truth issues, and he is one of the co-
Presentation: Making The Leap: An Opportunity for Transformation
Eltjo Haselhoff is a ‘man of many talents’. He holds a PhD in physics and worked at various scientific institutes, including Los Alamos National Laboratories. Today he divides his time over different areas of interest, including several art forms (music, oil painting, wood carving, cartoon drawing, photography and pearl inlay), technical areas (carpentry, musical instrument building, computer programming and electronic engineering) and scientific activities (mathematics, physics and magnetic resonance imaging).
Eltjo is author of several books, including the international bestseller The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles, and is one of the few persons on earth who published crop circle-
Presentation: The Allegory of the Cave
Eltjo discusses the differences between perceived and actual reality. His lecture includes both scientific and non-
In a new, sleeker and faster discussion format for the Symposium, this is your chance to participate in an audience debate with a panel of distinguished guests from the world of truth-
Frank Rasmussen is a Danish entrepreneur and was educated as a mechanical engineer (B.Sc.) at Aarhus University School of Engineering. Helping to improve the earth environment and preserve a healthy environment for future generations has been his main focus both as a human being and in his professional work as an environmental engineer. As an entrepreneur, Frank has a wide range of ongoing projects, and he is the initiator and one of the organisers of the key annual truth event in Denmark, the Open Mind conference, as well as being the inventor of a new smartphone app named FlightPollutionRadar, which is an effective tool for all people to help register and document real-
Presentation: Chemtrails: The Environmental and Health Effects of Jet Plane Pollution
Frank’s lecture uncovers the global environmental impact of flight pollution and “geoengineering” -
Susan Raven is an author, speaker and singer-
In her book Nature Spirits: The Remembrance, Susan writes: ‘In the language of the new ether physics, the ether is part of a unified source field, an invisible dimension of torsion and sub-
Susan says: ‘In this talk we will explore the world of the elementals, where each entity is engaged in an interactive dance of mutual reciprocity throughout an evolving, dynamic field of living spiritual beings. We will also look at how human thought and emotion affect this supersensitive realm.’
Simon is a poet and activist, much involved in opposing the highly questionable process of fracking. His poetry spans many concepts, from the magical and ridiculous, to the harsh stark truth behind 21st century society, to practical solutions and leading a whole and happy life. Essentially there is a single message running through Simon’s work: we are all connected. The power of the Universe runs through us. In some this power is active, and in others, dormant: every poem is an invitation to step out of dormancy and into activity, where we can dance our own unique dance with pride and with joy, and shift into the understanding of what it truly means to be our own hero and to live in love rather than fear.
Simon says: ‘We can make every day count by choosing, moment by moment, to realise our dreams and our fantasies, pulling them out of imagination and creating them in reality. Thus we can share with the world the gifts we brought to the Earth. It is time to remember how powerful we are, and to give to the world what we want the world to give to us: joy, freedom, peace and chocolate.’
Presentation: Simon in Wonderland: A Lucid Exploration Into Fracking
Simon shares his experiences opposing fracking at Balcombe in West Sussex and being arrested for singing, while exploring the spiritual implications that arise from unconventional drilling, as seen through the eyes of the poet. Simon says: ‘Activism is a curious thing. It speaks to us all. But mostly we try not to listen because, deep down, we know that when we listen to the voice of Activism, life will change forever. I've always been an activist in thought, but it was only when fracking came to Balcombe that I became an activist in action. Even then, it was only because this monstrous new technology arrived on my doorstep. And, like Alice, just looking into the rabbit hole wasn't enough. Let me show you what I can see...’
THE AVALONIAN FREE STATE CHOIR
The traditional appearance of Glastonbury’s inspirational acapella choir, which has performed at many prestigious events, including the Three Choirs Festival and, naturally, the Glastonbury Festival. The choir present rousing and inspirational choral pieces from around the world, sung with enthusiastic energy to open the Saturday night proceedings, providing uplifting, beautiful entertainment.
Ken is a former US Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently spoke out about the use of depleted uranium as a ‘crime against humanity’, and criticised the US military for using soldiers as ‘human guinea pigs’ with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome. He is also a social entrepreneur, utilizing direct action marine conservation, although he is more widely known for leading the Human Shield action in Iraq, and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara in which he defended the ship and disarmed two Israeli Commandos. Ken formally renounced his US citizenship in March 2001 and has proclaimed himself a ‘world citizen’ with ‘ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth.’ He is also a lawful Irish, Palestinian and Hawaiian citizen.
Presentation: The Current State of Affairs and the Creation of a Better World
Ken exposes the social and political machinations which hold too many people hostage to control agendas and enforced poverty around the world, especially in the Middle East, while sharing his experiences of activism and of raising controversial views where others have kept silent, in a heartfelt and powerful presentation.
Sunday 27 July 2014
Maria is a ‘second-
Presentation: From Atlantis to Stonehenge
Past civilizations recognized that the Earth emits harmonic energy, and sacred sites mark these special locations. Maria explores the geometric earth energy patterns that were revered throughout the ancient world, which dictated the location of prehistoric monuments. Ancient sites also serve to connect terrestrial energies to celestial influences, creating a bridge between Heaven and Earth, man and cosmos. In the Stonehenge-
Sacred monuments have inspired many generations and Maria explores how one particular prehistoric site inspired the design of the Pentagon in the USA. Symbolism is both powerful and timeless. Using Plato’s description and dimensions, Maria traces the practical use of earth energies back to Atlantis and presents compelling evidence that they were skilfully integrated into their great and legendary city.
Magnus’s passion lies in teaching people how to improve their quality of life. He achieves this by understanding the unique relationships between lifestyle choices and one’s level of wellbeing. He has an extensive academic background, having taught health and fitness, nutrition, weight management and behaviour modification, and advanced training and sports conditioning at Southampton Solent University for over seven years. In 2004, he left the position of Deputy Director of Sport Solent at Southampton Solent University to further his education and passion. Magnus is now a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor, a CHEK Level II Holistic Lifestyle Coach and a Neurogistics Certified Practitioner. He can evaluate a persons' current level of wellbeing, vitality and optimal health by using modifiable coaching foundation principles and pioneering nutritional knowledge, as well as external expertise.
Magnus is the owner of MTEnergie.com – Putting Your Health First, SynergisticsEurope.com and ActivationEurope.com. These companies guarantee improved vitality and wellbeing if simple principles are followed. He uses ‘The 10 Habits to Vitality’ and adapts these into the lives of his clients. Magnus has clients from all over the world, whose conditions range from normal health right through to chronic dis-
Presentation: A Return to Heal-
In this presentation you’ll learn more about YOU and those factors which allow you to grow and contribute. You’ll also gain further knowledge about simple HealThy choices, increase your awareness about simple strategies to prevent and reverse all chronic dis-
Lucy is one of the most renowned leading crop circle researchers. A one-
Presentation: The Conscious Phenomenon
Lucy says: ‘How can we explain what is happening to people when they visit crop circles and why do these effects change how we look at life and ourselves? How has medical science revealed a major part in describing these results? Having amassed over 800 reports sent into me over the years it is clear that crop circles have had an extraordinary and far reaching influence that has contributed to the direction and life altering changes many people have elected to make. How do they affect our consciousness and from whence does consciousness originate? I will also be showing a selection of crop circles from over the years, supported by transcendingly sweet music that will take you into your world of heavenly dreams!’
(GRAHAM PHILLIPS has withdrawn for health reasons)
Andrew Collins is the author of a number of books that challenge the way we see the past, including From the Ashes of Angels (1996), Gods of Eden (1998), The Cygnus Mystery (2007), Beneath the Pyramids (2009) and the upcoming Finding Eden (Inner Traditions, 2013) on the mysteries of Gobekli Tepe, the world's first temple. He is also a prolific writer on the UFO subject, having written three books on the subject: The Circlemakers (1992), Alien Energy (1994), and his most recent offering LightQuest: Your Guide to Seeing and Interacting with UFOs, Mystery Lights and Plasma Intelligences. Andrew has appeared at the Glastonbury Symposium on numerous occasions since its inception in the early 1990s.
Our thanks to Andrew for stepping in at the last moment. The subect of his talk is a special surprise!
Tim is an authority on world spirituality and the author of more than 30 books translated into 15 languages. His books include The Jesus Mysteries, which was a top 10 international bestseller and The Daily Telegraph ‘Book of the Year'. In his latest book, The Mystery Experience, Tim articulates a revolutionary ‘paralogical’ approach to spiritual awakening, which is free from superficial "woo-
Presentation: Paralogical Thinking: The Paradoxical "Both/and" Perspective
Tim presents a revolutionary way of thinking, which fundamentally transforms how we experience the human adventure. His paralogical philosophy is based on an understanding of the paradoxical nature of existence. Building on the work of many great thinkers, from the ancient Taoist sages to the 20th century physicist Neils Bohr, Tim suggests that logical "either/or" thinking can't help us to understand the depths of life -
Sunday evening, 27th July 2014
This event must be booked separately
Patricia has been called a ‘real life Indiana Jones’ by fans and readers around the world – an inspiring icon of truth and a living model of the adventurous spirit and seeker within us all. An internationally acclaimed author, she is one of the most well-
Patricia has recently turned her talent to screenwriting, having completed a full feature script of her upcoming spiritual thriller, The Emissary, scheduled for release as her first fiction novel, through North Atlantic Books/Random House Distribution in March 2014. Film and television rights have been acquired by Global Universal Entertainment, and the project is already in development to become a major motion picture. The previous books of the best-
Presentation: The Great Whales and Dolphin Beings: Weavers of the Galactic Symphony and Singers of the Gaian Song
Patricia’s acclaimed channelled work with Sirian consciousness has brought forward accurate, prophetic visions of this time of immense shifting for Gaia and the entire solar body. Now she shares her insights into the incredible role the Cetacean Nation is playing in human and planetary evolution, as music weavers of the oceans and as galactic wisdom keepers of the Multiverse. As an Emissary for the whales and dolphins, Patricia also shares the most current information regarding the detrimental effect of sonar on the whales and dolphins. Is it a deliberate campaign to lower the frequencies of the Earth? What are we going to do about it? This information is the underlying theme of her new debut novel, The Emissary, which she will explore during the talk.
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