Glastonbury Symposium 2013
Here are the speakers who shared their knowledge and insights at the 2013 Symposium
Friday 26 July 2013
Jazz Rasool went to London in 1989 to study a Bachelors degree in Astrophysics at Queen Mary College and then a Masters degree in Computer Modelling of Molecular and Biological Processes. These led him to being invited to teach on mind-
Recently tested by people in over 30 countries, Jazz Rasool’s Resonance Engine is helping shift people's vibrations via social networks, creating synchronicities that align them to their destiny. People are matched by 'vibe' into 'vibe tribes'. Tribes are coming together to shift the vibration of society, business and politics -
Gary Samuel Bobroff, M.A. has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Master’s degree in Jungian Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of Jung, Crop Circles and the Re-
PRESENTATION: Jung, Crop Circles & the Re-
Gary presents a visual consideration of the mysterious circle phenomenon within the context of modern psychological reality. Looking at both the phenomenon itself and the nature of the era into which it has arrived, he offers a framework for our own deeper consideration. Living in the moment of the death of one worldview and the birth of another, our culture suffers from an over-
Serena says: ‘The start of my work was a PhD in parapsychology at Surrey University, comparing subliminal and psi perception using the Ganzfeld technique. For 15 years I taught parapsychology, yoga and meditation at the local college, as well as travelling worldwide giving talks and running workshops. My book Where Science and Magic Meet was first published by Element Books in 1991 and is still in print. My second book The Faery Faith was published by Green Magic in 2003. In 2002 I started meditation research with yogis in the world’s first Yoga University at an ashram in India. I received a research grant to extend this research to Tibetan Buddhists, and for the next three years I lived and worked with monks in a Tibetan monastery in South India, as well as Dharamsala and Ladakh. This research continued at Samye Ling Tibetan monastery in Scotland and is soon to be completed.’
PRESENTATION: Exploring Consciousness, Meditation and Psychic Awareness
Why are we conscious? How does consciousness interact with the world? Is consciousness fundamental to the Universe? These are all the big mystery questions. The Yogic, Vedic, Tantric and Buddhist philosophical traditions consider consciousness as the origin of the universe, together with energy, our little minds being part of the whole. Serena calls this ‘Big C’. Tantra recognises 16 levels of consciousness and states that our purpose is to become aware of these, so that ultimately we become one with consciousness. At the psychic level we experience mind not limited by time, space and the senses -
Ben Griffin joined the British Army in 1997. He served with The Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland, Macedonia and Afghanistan before joining The Special Air Service. In 2005 Ben deployed to Baghdad, where he became morally disillusioned about his involvement in the Iraq war. After three months he returned to the UK on leave and decided he could not return to Iraq. He told his commander this, fully prepared to be court-
Resistance to killing and war from within the military has a long history that predates well-
Hugh Newman is an author, conference organiser, speaker, world explorer, tour host and certified ‘Megalithomaniac’. As an author he has researched the Indigo child phenomenon and published a book on the subject. His most recent book, Earth Grids, has been published by Wooden Books and he has released numerous DVDs of his multi-
Is there a geometrical energy system that surrounds our planet? ... a super grid involving polyhedral forms, ley lines, earth energy currents, cymatics and archaeo-
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: Journey Latina
John presents a series of beautiful and extraordinary pieces of Latin American harp music from Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, Equador, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and beyond.
Your chance to participate in an audience discussion with a panel of distinguished guests from the world of truth-
Saturday 27 July 2013
Andy is a leading researcher into unexplained mysteries and cover-
PRESENTATION: The New Era
Andy examines the key issues and opportunities of our times, as we find ourselves in the much-
Petrina Holdsworth hails from East Sussex, but she spent most of her working life as a London-
Petrina says: ‘I have spent most of my life as a lawyer, looking to see if a case exists for or against any specific proposition. Obviously you have to weigh the evidence on paper first. But what may seem clear-
Laura Williams BA (Hons) DipTCL is an artist and project director and a graduate of Trinity College of Music, Camberwell College of Art and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. She has worked in various fields including spatial, artefact, graphics and new media, lighting design and music, exhibiting and performing in the UK and abroad, utilising an in-
PRESENTATION: The Aluna Project
Laura reveals her visionary plans for Aluna, the world’s first tidal-
Patrick Henningsen is an American independent writer, investigative journalist and filmmaker, and founder of the news website 21stCentury Wire.com and presenter-
PRESENTATION: Media, Mythology and Psy-
A number of media-
DR ANDREW SILVERMAN
Dr Andrew Silverman is a medical doctor and has been interested from an early age in the nature of what we are as human beings and what our potential is. He has always been fascinated to know how the image on the Turin Shroud, which some believe once wrapped Jesus Christ, could have formed, being mindful of the fact that it cannot be replicated even with modern technology. For several years now he has been speaking about the Shroud at various events and international symposia, and presented a peer-
PRESENTATION: The Shroud of Turin -
There is ample scientific, historical and forensic evidence pointing to a first century, Middle Eastern origin for the Turin Shroud. Even Professor Ramsey of the Radiocarbon Unit in Oxford, which originally did the carbon dating, suggests that the case is not yet closed: ‘There is a lot of other evidence that suggests to many that the Shroud is older than the radiocarbon dates allow and so further research is certainly needed.’ Many independent forensic pathologists have come to the conclusion that it once wrapped the dead body of a crucified man but nobody has been able to replicate key features of the image on the Shroud even with 21st Century technology. Dr Silverman will discuss recent scientific research concerning the image on the Shroud, which has suggested some profound and unexpected conclusions. These could have implications for our understanding of the physical world and also of ourselves.
Roy Leraand lives in Oslo, Norway and has worked for TV2, Norway’s main second channel, since 1992 as a director and producer. Roy now runs his own small production company, Melon Media (‘Apple was taken!’), which exists primarily to produce documentaries, features, development and TV pilots, etc. He has thus been working in several countries around the world making documentary films, features and reportage, including in Europe, the USA, the UK, Africa and Asia. Roy’s latest project, an edited English cut of which constitutes his presentation at the Symposium, is derived from his Norwegian TV series entitled Crop Circles: Embrace The Mystery, now being developed as a stand-
PRESENTATION: Crop Circles: Embrace the Mystery (film)
Roy presents the UK premiere of his new and exciting film, full of incredible circle footage and interviews with many different researchers. Roy says: ‘The film focuses on the crop circle phenomenon seen from the enthusiasts’ point of view. I am trying to get the stories about this mystery out to the world in a new and different way. The narrative covers everything from the early days and how it began, up until today, focusing on what goes on during a crop circle season, with some thoughts about the future. The circle enigma has had a deep impact on many people’s lives, perhaps going all the way to the "top floor" and The Queen herself! Lets embrace this mystery... Hopefully this film will bring some new elements and thoughts on what this phenomenon can be.’
AVALONIAN FREE STATE CHOIR
The traditional appearance at the Symposium 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 will present rousing and inspirational choral pieces from around the world, sung with enthusiastic energy to open the Saturday night proceedings, providing uplifting, beautiful entertainment.
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.
PRESENTATION: LightQuest: The Future of the UFO Phenomenon
Andrew Collins has a different take on the nature of the UFO experience. He believes that many UFOs are multi-
Sunday 28 July 2013
As a former senior executive with Intel Corporation, John’s original intention was to write a book based on his first-
The traditional image we have of Silbury Hill is that of a 4,400 year old ceremonial chalk mound, inspired by 'ritual' and built by our Pagan/Druid pre-
International author and artist Karen L French is known for the books The Gateway Series, which currently includes Gateway to the Heavens and The Hidden Geometry of Life. Her passions are symbolism and sacred geometry from a multi-
What it is ‘to be’ and ‘to become’ are central themes in spirituality, science and art. As part of the shift into a new paradigm, are we ‘becoming’ something more, or something different? In this talk the audience will be taken on a journey of discovery that revolves around the central role of the creative process, the very elusive nature of consciousness and the mind, and the power of intent. Discover how geometry, light and sound structure fill the fabric of reality, out of which Nature fashions her creations, and learn how we all employ these resources as co-
Palden Jenkins is a humanitarian worker, wordsmith, webmaster, photographer and a few other things besides, living in Cornwall and partly in Bethlehem, Palestine. Palden says: ‘I've long been in the forecasting and envisioning game since our attempted revolution of 1968, and am an historian and astrologer too, studying time and the way things change. Nowadays I am involved in Middle Eastern issues and 'alternative development', and still trying to influence the way things are going after all these years, seemingly a sucker for impossible causes (such as crop circles and Palestine)! I met a young chap in the Sinai last year, who taught me: "Everything works out okay in the end -
Palden says: ‘The future is perhaps more difficult to forecast now than in recent decades. It's easier to assert what you want to see happening than for it to actually happen. We've crossed a reality-
Wendy Stacey, B.A, M.A, Dip LSA is the Chairperson for the Astrological Association of Great Britain (since 2001), principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology, and tutor for the London School of Astrology. She is the author of Consulting with Astrology (2011), Uranus Square Pluto (2012) and a contributing author to Astrology: The New Generation (2012). Wendy writes a regular feature for the Astrological Journal and lectures globally on psychological, mundane, research and financial astrology. Media experience includes speaking on several radio stations and appearing on television in Quarter Life Crisis, Spirit and Destiny (USA) and ABC’s Good Morning America (USA). Wendy also lectures in sociology and is completing her PhD, which explores the medicalisation of childbirth and changing birth time patterns.
PRESENTATION: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times...
The current planetary line-
Nigel is a researcher and volunteer for the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation, a spiritual intelligence coach, businessman and author of the forthcoming book, Bridge to the Worlds of Light. He has given many presentations about the remarkable discoveries of the Bosnian Pyramids to audiences in the UK and USA and works closely with principal investigator, Dr Sam Osmanagich, from Bosnia and a dedicated team of archaeologists and geologists to further uncover the secrets of the Bosnian Pyramids. Nigel has studied the development of human consciousness for 40 years and has worked with Dr Deepak Chopra to promote healing centres for Ayurveda in the UK and USA. He lives in East Sussex, England with his wife, son and daughter, and is the managing director of a software design agency in London.
PRESENTATION: The Mystery of the Bosnian Pyramids
The Bosnian Valley of Pyramids represents the biggest complex of pyramidal structures in the world, yet it is only in recent years that these ancient colossal structures have been subject to serious scientific investigation. In this illustrated talk, Nigel Grace will describe evidence revealing that these pyramids may be at least 25,000 years old -
Sunday evening special presentation, 28 July 2013
(must be booked separately)
DR MANJIR SAMANTA-
Dr Manjir Samanta-
In 2003, Dr Manjir Samanta-