Glastonbury Symposium 2015
This year, as we celebrate 25 years of the Glastonbury Symposium, some of the subjects or speakers we have gathered for 2015 represent deliberate revisitings and updates of important areas which helped kick-
Friday 24th July 2015
Francine Blake was until recently the chair of the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group (WCCSG), established in 1995. Francine joined the London Branch of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS) in 1990, going to and fro around Wiltshire to visit the crop formations. In 1992, she moved to Alton Barnes to be closer to the phenomenon. She became the convenor for the Wiltshire Branch that became a group in its own right after the collapse of CCCS in 1998.
WSCCG spent some years collecting and sending specimens of soil and plants from crop circle designs to laboratories in the UK and the US for analyses. Francine says: ‘The results showed the soil from the designs to have a much higher level of nitrogen than in the rest of the field; nitrogen being normally caused by the passage of a glacier or a direct bolt of lightning. The plants are not damaged, showing the extreme brevity of this phenomenon. For example the crop circle filmed at Knapp Hill on 7 July 2007 appeared in the space of four milliseconds, the minimum the eye can see. It was 1,030 feet by 450 feet.’
Francine has given lectures on crop circles in many countries, including the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, Brazil, India, Canada and North America.
Presentation: Crop Circles -
To celebrate the Symposium’s 25th anniversary, Francine gives us her unique overview and summing-
Paul Weston is the author and publisher of Avalonian Aeon, Mysterium Artorius, and Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus. He also published and contributed to the anthology Signs and Secrets of the Glastonbury Zodiac. Having majored in Comparative Religion for a combined arts degree, which involved producing a dissertation on Nazi occultism, he went on to work for the Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology. Paul was extensively involved in the Psychic Questing work of Andrew Collins, which included a life-
Presentation: Earth Mysteries, Ufology and the Glastonbury Zodiac -
In another nod to our anniversary year, Paul will take us on a journey to discover the roots of what has led to Glastonbury having become one of the spiritual capitals of the world, investigating its intriguing history. Anthony Roberts, editor of the mid-
Jayney Goddard is President of the Complementary Medical Association (CMA), the world's largest professional membership body for complementary medicine, and she is widely regarded as one of the leading experts on this and natural healthcare. She has an MSc postgrad degree from the University of Central Lancashire and is currently working on her doctorate. Jayney has a vast depth of knowledge across the entire field of complementary medicine and can always be relied upon to provide substantiated research data during any interview, lecture or written work.
Jayney is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. She was recently awarded the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Expo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine. She has a busy practice in London where she works using a range of complementary medical approaches with her patients, including homeopathy, mind/body medicine, psychotherapy and hypno-
Presentation: Finding Our Own Ways to Healthy Living
Jayney will reveal how the world of ‘Big Pharma’ has succeeded in restricting our personal health choices and explores how we can all help to balance this and find our own ways to healthy living.
Mike is the co-
Presentation: The Smart Deception
Mike will expose the energy industry’s most elaborate scam to date and examine what really lies behind the move to a so-
Peter, author of The Shakespeare Enigma and many other books, is a philosopher, seer and geomancer who gives teaching and training in the core truths of Western wisdom traditions. One of his specialities is investigating the real life of William Shakespeare, and exploring just why so many scholars today now question the full background of this most renowned playwright. Peter is fascinated by the possibilities that may lie behind the ‘Shakespeare mysteries’ and the deep esoteric truths buried in these famous writings.
Presentation: Shakespearean Mysteries
There are many mysteries and a lot of wisdom and esoteric knowledge to be found in the Shakespeare works and the authorship question that is part of the whole Shakespeare Mystery. In this talk Peter Dawkins will point out some of the signposts into this puzzle and share some of its veiled knowledge that he has discovered -
John Dalton is a renowned player of harp and wind instruments. Although he began with Celtic harp, John Dalton has very eclectic tastes and soon began to enjoy the instrument's wider repertoire: Latin American, medieval, classical, jazz, world folk music and much else. He has produced four CDs of his music. Long interested in the esoteric aspects of music and the other arts, he was formerly assistant editor of Guitar magazine, editor of New View and Avalon magazines, and managed Rudolf Steiner Press in the 1990s. He also sings and plays woodwind and electric guitar in The Dalton Gang.
Presentation: Harp Pieces From Around the World
John presents a series of beautiful and extraordinary compositions of harp music from across the globe, from traditional European to Latin American and beyond, putting each into context with insightful introductions.
Michael Tellinger, author, scientist and explorer – and ardent political truth campaigner – has become a real-
Michael’s research reveals many of the latest scientific measurements and evidence which show that this vanished civilisation had an astute knowledge of the laws of nature and the generation of free ENERGY from Mother Earth for all their needs, using the power of sound and frequency as a source. In his latest book Temples Of The African Gods, Michael graphically exposes these discoveries, which he believes will be the catalyst for rewriting our ancient human history. This work is itself a continuation of his previous books Slave Species of God and Adam’s Calendar, which have become favourites with readers in over 30 countries.
Presentation: Temples of the African Gods
Before Michael’s discoveries, there was only novel speculation about the origins of stone remains on the continent of Africa. But with his dedication to discovering, tracking, and revealing vanished civilisations, it's now possible to reach into the minds of our ancient forefathers to discover a purpose greater than what we might have expected. Certainly, it seems that they might even have been more technologically advanced than the present day, and far more astute than what we are taught through the less than accurate cave-
Saturday 25 July 2015
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: 25 Years of Consciousness Shift
In the 25 years since the Glastonbury Symposium began, how far has the world come down the road of the much-
Marcus is the UK publisher of Nexus Magazine, which he first discovered at Glastonbury in 1992, while attending the Symposium. He and his wife, Robyn, decided that other people may well find Nexus as interesting as they had done. Increasing numbers did, and five years later it became a full-
Along the way Marcus has also become one of the leading questioners of the NASA Moon landings, as well as being an investigator of ancient mysteries and lost technology. For the Symposium’s 25th anniversary, Marcus re-
Presentation: The Apollo Moon Landings -
46 years ago this July, two American astronauts flew to, landed on and walked over the lunar surface; then returned triumphantly to Earth. The Moon Landings have been voted the most memorable TV event of the 20th Century. But does what NASA insists is their evidence for this event stand up to scrutiny? An increasing number of people now have doubts. Were the dangers of radiation overcome? Were the extreme temperatures of space too great for humans to survive? Were the Moon rocks real? Were the photographs really taken on the Moon or during the training exercises here on Earth? Surely the Russians would have 'blown the whistle' if they suspected wrong doing? This presentation will address these, and other enduring issues, which may help ‘to remove one of Truth's protective layers’.
Following the success of last year’s new, sleeker and pacier discussion format for the Symposium, once again we offer a chance to participate in a fast-
Some are being speakers from the weekend and others not. They'll be animatedly sifting matters arising from the issues of the event, and beyond. The Symposium forums have for many become a highlight of the weekend, and the new, punchier approach in its Saturday slot ensures some lively and enlightening debate!
Brian Allan has written twelve books dealing with various aspects of the paranormal, magick, the occult and ufology. He has also produced scripts for several TV documentary programmes and acted as a consultant for many more. Brian is still an active ‘hands-
Presentation: Truth, Lies and Ufology
In this presentation Brian casts an eye over the way in which, since the late 1940s, various, mainly Western, intelligence agencies have ruthlessly and cynically exploited the subject of ufology for their own dark ends. This has sometimes been to the detriment of the public and almost invariably serves to provide an effective cover for cutting-
Jez Hughes is a British shaman, working full-
Presentation: The Shamanic Path -
Jez says: ‘We live in powerful, transformational times. The Earth is calling out to many people to be a part of its healing, to ensure that we can travel through the threshold, opening up and bringing new life to the planet and to ourselves. But how can we do this? In this talk, inspired by the shamanic pathway, we will explore practical and spiritual ways to reconnect to the Earth, our ancestors and our spirits. In this way we will discover that we can be part of this process of re-
Dan has been a dedicated crop circle researcher for many years and is the founder of the UK Crop Circles website as well as being a regular guide for the Devizes Lectures conference. A split-
Presentation: Beyond the Aerial Photo -
The magnificent spectacle of so many crop circles draws us ever further into this unique mystery, intriguing many with precise and complex geometry, placement within the landscape and often sheer scale. Looking closer, on hands and knees, lifting stems and counting layers can add another dimension to our realisation that we are involved in something unexplainable, something magical. Trying to unravel, at ground level, the way certain stems have fallen, or finding animal nests, still immaculate but embedded within laid crop, mystifies and leads to us questioning our perception of the material world. Dan says: ‘I will share over twelve years of ground research inside crop circles, including certain formations as highlights, as well as features which can so often be missed by all but those of us who get down lower to find them -
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 presents rousing and inspirational choral pieces from around the world, sung with enthusiastic energy to open the Saturday night proceedings, providing uplifting, beautiful entertainment.
Anthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. His first book, Is There Life After Death?, was published in 2006 and since then he has gone on to develop his own ideas, together with exploring the latest areas of research in his field. His fourth book, Making Sense of Near-
Presentation: The Immortal Mind
Based on his work with Professor Ervin Laszlo on a new scientific paradigm in sync with experience-
Sunday 26 July 2015
Since his year producing and presenting Edge Media TV’s On The Edge series (as seen on Sky channel 200), ‘alex:g’ has created and fronted Doomwatch – a new alternative current affairs format which has become a cornerstone of the UK Column’s online output since 2013. He is now turning to community-
Presentation: Politics and Propaganda in Screen Fiction
Following on from his Symposium presentation in 2012, alex:g turns his attention, in this general election year, to how politics has been covered in fictional versions of our world. Where is the line drawn between wishful thinking and blatant propaganda? What influence do dystopian and utopian visions of what might be around the corner have on voter choices? How much of what we are shown is a deliberate attempt to shore up the status quo, giving us the impression that there is no viable alternative to the corrupt and fatally flawed systems and players which we are forced to endure? Why is it seen as perfectly fine to vote for the lesser of two (or three/four/five) evils? Is this all just ‘predictive programming’ – a theory which proposes that mainstream media sources are deliberately seeded with subtle clues to future social, political, or technological changes to prepare us for what’s coming?
Richard says: ‘Two generations of both domestic and international involvement commercially in ophthalmic optics has taken me to 25% of UN-
Presentation: A New Revolution -
Although international affairs appear to be a never ending quagmire of debt, dogma and sheer bloody-
Palden Jenkins is a multi-
Presentation: Time is What Stops Everything Happening All at Once
We live in crucial times, and here Palden will talk about our place in history, the globalisation process and planetarisation of consciousness, and times to come -
Chris began his research into ancient technologies in 1977 after he read Peter Tompkins' book Secrets of the Great Pyramid. His immediate reaction after learning of the Great Pyramid's precision and design characteristics was to consider that this edifice was not a tomb, but a machine. Discovering the purpose of this machine and documenting his case has taken the better part of twenty years of research and resulted in numerous articles leading to the publication of his first, acclaimed, book, The Giza Power Plant (1998). Dunn’s extensive career in manufacturing has allowed him to identify a wider variety of engineering characteristics used by ancient cultures, which further inspired him to write Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt (2010).
Chris has been widely published and quoted, appearing in, and having his work cited in, numerous television documentaries, including the popular Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. Now retired, he continues to research and write about ancient engineering anomalies.
Presentation: Did Ancient Aliens Need Green Cards?
The title of this talk may seem somewhat tongue in cheek, but it reflects a serious question regarding modern migration, such as Chris’s own migration to the USA in 1969 and his status as an alien, provided with a ‘green card’. The transport of skills and technology is common today. With the discovery of a higher than expected level of manufacturing excellence in ancient Egypt and in Peru and Bolivia, do these indicate home grown expertise, or were the tools and skills imported by green card-
DR CHRISTINE PAGE
Known as a mystical physician, Christine has a fascination with things esoteric and mystical. Through international travel she’s sought out sacred sites, exploring their relationship with earth energies and human consciousness. She practiced both orthodox and complementary medicine and now teaches, writes and offers intuitive readings. Christine sees illness as a message from the soul, reconnecting us to our true destiny, which can be achieved through a close and loving relationship with our body and with the creative energies of Mother Earth. She is the author of seven books, her latest being the Healing Power of the Sacred Woman.
Presentation: The Return of the Dragon to this Green and Pleasant Land
Despite heroic tales of George killing the dragon, in reality such a feat would be extremely unwise. Dragon energy is the fundamental, feminine creative energy which brings fruitfulness to every form of life, whether a plant, person, idea or dream; it carries the blueprint for our existence. Flowing within the Earth, its power is intensified near faults, water and in hilly areas. The ancient people appreciated the abundant strength of this energy, erecting menhirs and other sacred sites to stop the dragon’s march across the land, focusing and collecting the creativity into one area. But for 3,000 years, humankind has been subtly persuaded to keep away from this abundant source beneath our feet, encouraged instead to look upwards for creative inspiration. Perhaps one of the roles of the exquisite symbols of the crop formations has been to encourage us to look down and reconnect to a trusted source of energy which brings new consciousness to the planet for the benefit of all who share this Earth.
SUNDAY EVENING (must be booked separately)
DR IAIN MCGILCHRIST
Dr Iain McGilchrist is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former consultant psychiatrist and clinical director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He has been a research fellow in neuro-
Presentation: What Brains Can Tell Us – and What They Can’t
Iain expands on the themes of his renowned, enormously influential and acclaimed book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale 2009). Iain says: ‘We are led to believe that somehow the brain can give us the answer to many questions about ourselves. Frustratingly it is often thought to answer questions it can never answer, yet to have little or nothing to say about the very things it can most helpfully illuminate. Can we sort the wheat from the chaff?’
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