We started our summer tour of sacred sites last week with a visit to Mt. Shasta in northern California. Traveling east, let’s hop over the “pond” and head to the heart of England and the heart chakra of the world—Glastonbury. The small town dates back to prehistory, and the area surrounding it has been a spiritual center for millennia.
Glastonbury Tor is the cone-shaped hill, 500 feet high, that is topped by the ruins of the 15th century bell tower of the Church of St. Michel’s. It was once a center for the initiation of Druid priests and priestess, going back to around 2,500 BC. Remains from as far back as 5,000 BC indicate the presence of a huge stone circle astrological calendar.
This “magic mountain” was a central location for Goddess rites and fertility rituals, home of the Celtic Fairy King, and is known in Arthurian legend as the mystic Isle of Avalon. The Tor could easily have been an island before medieval times. Let the whiff of Arthurian romance take you back in time, and imagine the love of Guinevere and the gallant knight Sir Lancelot and the magic of Merlin.
Much like Mt. Shasta, Glastonbury Tor is today considered a gateway to other worlds and a magnetic beacon for UFOs.
From the top, which you reach by climbing a lot of steps, you can look out over the lush green countryside, the Bristol Channel, and see as far off as the Black Mountains of Wales. And you can connect with the energy, especially the energy of divine love, that radiates there.
Even more telling, Glastonbury is a meeting place of ley lines.
Ley lines are a vast network of lines of spiritual electromagnetic energy that cross at certain sites, where mounds, holy wells, ancient ruins, temples, and churches are often located. These lines are very similar to the meridians in the human body, which cannot be seen by the physical eye, but nevertheless carry the chi or prana of the body. In ancient times, ley lines they were symbolized by serpents, snakes, or dragons.
There is a spiritual understanding that the ley lines reflect ancient lost wisdom, the ancestral knowledge that is held as well in the standing stones, like those of neighboring Stonehenge (42 miles away), and aligned with astrological events like solstices and equinoxes.
On the other side of the small town from the Tor is Glastonbury Abbey. The Abbey Ruins stand where the first Christian church in Europe was erected and is still considered holy ground.
Two key ley lines—the Michael and Mary Ley lines—are believed to converge at the Lady Chapel, just past the supposed gravesite of King Arthur and Guinevere. The heavy stone altar, which emanates a powerful loving energy, is at the center of the Michel and Mary vortex. It’s the most powerful point at the Abbey—the resonant pulse of Glastonbury and the beating heart of the globe’s fourth chakra.
The Abbey is also said to be the burial site of Joseph of Arimathea, who according to Arthurian legend brought the holy chalice of the Grail here after the crucifixion.
Most sacred spots are connected to water—the streams and waterfalls that cascade down from mountaintops, the great rivers of the plains, and the underground springs that carry healing waters. In Glastonbury, that honor goes to Chalice Well. Spring and wells have long been seen as gateways to the spirit world.
Lush gardens and orchards surround this healing sanctuary in the Vale of Avalon with waters from a natural Red Spring at the foot of the Tor.
There are many legends that have brought people here for at least the last 2,000 years to partake of the waters, whose rate and temperature never vary. Some say the waters of the Chalice Well represent the blood of Christ because Joseph of Arimathea washed the cup from the Last Supper in its waters and then buried it in Glastonbury.
Another spot in the Chalice Well gardens is the cascading waterfall and vesica pool. Vesica piscis is the symbol of two interlocking circles, with an almond-shaped section where the circles converge, representing the coming together of the spiritual and physical realms. The addition of a tail turns the almond-shaped center into the fish that symbolizes Christ and his disciples, the fishermen.
All in all, Glastonbury is a magical area, where you can suddenly picture yourself in long Druid robes, one of the priests or priestesses of the ancient Celts, in ceremony to worship nature and promote harmony both within and without. You can connect with the Abbey ruins in the Lady Chapel and feel the life force energy and Mary’s love flowing from the massive altar.
You can visit Glastonbury and align the beating of your heart with the heart chakra of the world whenever you like. Especially now that you have today’s description as a guide-stone for your travels.
In fact, you can visit any spiritual vortex you wish to, even though you may be confined to your home. You just have to do it through the Astral Realm.
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