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Glastonbury Tor (Sacred Hill) — Fieldnotes

Firstly, I would like to assure visitors to the White Spring that the water running from both sides of the lane, the Red Spring on the outside of Chalice Well Gardens, and the White Spring next to the old cafe is perfectly drinkable. I drank nothing else for several years. I understand that both are regularly tested.

Secondly, it may be of interest that the latest interpretations of the site dig conducted during the 1960s on top of the Tor, centering on the point where the Christian altar would have been before the second chapel building was shaken down, indicate the remains of a circular Celtic-Romano Temple. Double-headed axe heads and many spiral fossils (in heaps) were found in and around the temple. I believe the Glastonbury Antiquarian Society has access to the finds.

As far as energy is concerned, Glastonbury Tor grabbed me the first time I came here. I came to stay with a friend for a few weeks... that was over 6 years ago! There's transformative magic a plenty for me in the area, though I feel the Tor itself is just a beacon... the real magic exists throughout the surrounding area from the Tor to the coast at Breen Down and Brent Knoll.
I have worked at a senior level for various 'green' organisations over many years including the League Against Cruel Sports, the green Party (England and Wales) and Sustrans.

Author of 2 books on Wiccan Spirituality.

Currently disabled with ME living near Glastonbury.

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