Glastonbury Zodiac and the World Sensorium
There are allegedly a series of ancient landscape effigies in the area around Britain’s mystical capital depicting a zodiac. Although lacking in archaeological and documentary evidence, this star temple has helped to trigger significant changes of consciousness in many who have given it attention.
It was first formulated by the mystic cultured sculptress Katharine Maltwood in the 1920s. She believed it was the origin of the tales of Arthur and his round table and had been created by wandering Middle Eastern initiates of an ancient wisdom tradition of the kind expounded by Madame Blavatsky.
Many people came to it from the work of Mary Caine who promoted her books, map, and video at many Mind Body Spirit events during the 70s and 80s. The American visionary Robert Coon presented the ideas in a wider context, having been responsible for the spreading of the concept of global chakra sites that included Glastonbury as the heart. He stated that a Global Omega Point had been activated there in 1984.
Just what that might mean is the main subject of Paul’s presentation. Particular attention will be paid to perhaps the most expansive exposition of the whole Glastonbury Zodiac corpus by one-time Professor of Philosophy, Oliver Reiser.
The Aquarian effigy is an uncharacteristic phoenix centred on the famous Tor, also believed to display a unique maze design on its slopes. Reiser wondered, ‘Is it possible that the labyrinth will turn out to be the morphogenetic field pattern for the embryogenesis of the World Sensorium?’ This dense concept will be unpacked with reference to the comparable Noosphere of Teilhard de Chardin, and Lovelock’s Gaia.
A powerful visualisation based on Paul’s unique experience of a vision quest within the Glastonbury Zodiac, and its relevance to 2012, will also be featured and should help bring the ideas to life.
All of the presentation material features in Avalonian Aeon.