Saturday 23rd July 2016
Andy is a leading researcher into unexplained mysteries and cover-ups and is the author of many books, including the acclaimed The Truth Agenda
, and Conspiracies
, both published in several different versions and languages around the world. His guides Vital Signs
and An Introduction to Crop Circles
, meanwhile, are seen by many as definitive overviews of the crop circle phenomenon. Andy is founder of Changing Times, which holds events on mysteries and truth issues, and he is one of the co-organisers of The Glastonbury Symposium. He extensively writes and lectures in Britain and around the world, and has made numerous radio and TV appearances. UK spots have included Channel 4’s Richard and Judy, BBC 2's Esther, ITV's GMTV, BBC 1’s The One Show and Sky 1’s Pineapple Dance Studios, while Andy has also featured in television programmes in many other countries.
Presentation: Here’s How It Is
Some basic truths about the society around us and the ways in which we are prevented from stepping into our power and reaching a whole new level of being are becoming ever clearer – yet still we fail to really look them in the eye. A simple process of honest, simple evaluation can bring things more easily into focus, and Andy explores how we can begin to ‘get real’ with some of the fundamentals we now need to begin to address, socially, politically and spiritually, if we are going to move forward positively into a better world. Being able to say honestly ‘here’s how it is,’ and stepping out of denial, can help enormously with this process, opening doors to real solutions.
Nina Elshof is a renowned Feng Shui master, founding director of the first Dutch Feng Shui academy, and a prolific author. She uses the practices of Feng Shui, Nine Star Ki, her knowledge of geomancy and over 20 years of experience in guiding processes of transition in both people and in the buildings and environment they occupy. In her workshops, trainings and consultations she guides the participants to a deeper consciousness of self. She says about Feng Shui: ‘A house is not just your third skin, but also the ultimate place to stimulate you to become and to be who you are. Your environment has an enormous influence on you and your wellbeing since it reflects both your conscious and your subconscious.’
Presentation: House and Soul
Nina says: ‘The environment we live in heavily influences who we can be. Changing this environment changes the way we live, interact with others and how we think about ourselves. It’s our environment that determines whether or not we’re able to live our full potential. To turn a house into a home is by all means the best way in recognising that environments inspire emotions. Instead of talking in a very masculine way about the design, function, technology, size and shape of the houses we live in, it is time to reinstall a house as the home where the heart can be at peace. It’s time to start talking about emotions, beauty and living in an ideal, healthy and numinous environment from which we can start building a better world outside our homes.’
In a sleek and pacy discussion format, the audience participates in a fast-moving debate with a panel of distinguished guests from the world of truth-seeking and mysteries research, some being speakers from the weekend and others not. They animatedly sift matters arising from the issues of the event, and beyond, ensuring some lively and enlightening debate. Andy Thomas presides, with his ever-present bell to ensure things are kept snappy!
Matt is the brother of Geoff Campbell, who was one of the 67 British victims murdered in the September 11th 2001 attacks. Matt does not believe the official story of 9/11 and is on a quest for justice for his brother. Matt has featured in various mainstream documentaries about the events of September 11th 2001, including The Last Secrets of 9/11
(Channel 5, August 2014), 9/11: Mass Murder in the Sky
(Channel 5, July 2014) and more recently (November 2015) in Tony Rooke's Incontrovertible
– a ‘film for coppers by coppers’ – which indeed provides incontrovertible evidence that the official narrative of 9/11 is a lie.
Presentation: 9/11: The Absence of Justice
Paragraph 16 of UN Principles states: ‘Families of the deceased and their legal representatives shall be informed of, and have access to, any hearing as well as to all information relevant to the investigation, and shall be entitled to present other evidence.’ Given this, there has never been a proper investigation and trial into the mass murder of 67 British victims on 9/11 and there is an alarming absence of evidence supporting the official narrative. As a victim family member, Matt Campbell does not believe that official narrative of 9/11, and is challenging the authorities in court. Matt explains why and tells his powerful story.
Mary Mellor is Professor Emeritus at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne. Her early research and activism in the cooperative movement resulted in a co-authored book Worker Co-operatives in Theory and Practice
(1988). Later active involvement and research in ecofeminism led to two books; Breaking the Boundaries: Towards a Feminist Green Socialism
(1992) and Feminism and Ecology
(1997). She took part in the anti-nuclear women’s peace camp at Greenham Common and toured Japan talking on ‘Women, Environment and Peace’. She also helped set up her university’s Sustainable Cities Research Institute. Concern at the failure of modern economies to recognise unpaid domestic labour and environmental damage resulted in three books: The Politics of Money
(co-authored 2002), The Future of Money
(2010) and Debt or Democracy
Presentation: Sustaining Life – Ecofeminism versus ‘Economic Man’
This talk will explore the link ecofeminism makes between the marginalisation of women’s work and lives and the exploitation and destruction of nature. Its particular focus will be the unsustainable construction of current economies and ‘Economic Man’ (who can be female), whose main aim is to achieve success in money terms, while not taking account of women’s unpaid work or damage to nature. An alternative view of the way economies could function will be presented that would be sustainable and socially just. This would involve retaining a money system but basing it on democratically serving the needs of all the people rather than the profit of the few.
Larry Warren, a member of the US Air Force Security Police, was posted to England on 1st December, 1980. Just a few weeks later, he was involved in the bizarre and now famous UFO encounter that occurred in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk. He says: 'I was taken off my post to the forest, with a number of other personnel… A dim red light, opposite the Orford lighthouse, stopped over a strange mist on the ground. It quickly transformed into a triangular object covering approximately 30 feet, going to a sharp pyramid about 20 feet in height. It had a solid structure, with a rough surface… Some of the group ran away, others stayed put, like myself. I couldn't move - I don't know whether it was shock or if it was outside influence. It was dreamlike...’. Larry now lectures about his experiences and wrote the classic book Left at East Gate, which explores the Rendlesham incident and its aftermath.
Presentation: The Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident
In 1980, Larry Warren and several other US Air Force officers witnessed an inexplicable series of events in the woods around England’s rural Suffolk county. But their superiors silenced Larry and his peers with grave threats. His subsequent investigation revealed the nature of the American and British militaries’ cover-up of the incidents, and in this presentation he shares his compelling story.
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.
Patrick Henningsen is an American independent writer, investigative journalist and filmmaker, and founder of the news website 21stCenturyWire.com and presenter-producer of 21st Century Wire
on Paradigm Shift TV in the UK. He has been a dedicated peace activist most of his life and has developed his skills to become a geopolitical and media analyst for the UK Column and Russia Today. Patrick has also written for the Guardian and Global Research and was formerly co-editor of Infowars.com. No stranger to controversy, his past work has included investigations into the Copenhagen UN Climate Summit, the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-running scandal in Arizona, issues in Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria, and President Obama’s birth certificate. Patrick is a graduate of California State University at San Luis Obispo.
Presentation: Media Myths and Current Events
A number of media-driven modern myths have shaped the public consciousness over the last decade, and this has come with grave consequences, changing how we think, talk, act and what belief systems we hold about how the world around us works. Patrick offers a bold alternative look at current events gleaned from his own first-hand insight gathered from deconstructing and reporting on some of the most pivotal geopolitical events in recent years.