Thursday October 15th.
Red Brick Building, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT
18:30 for 19:00 start. Admission £5.00
The subject of Nazi occultism has been glamorised by the Indiana Jones films. A core of truth remains. The 1940 ‘Magical Battle of Britain’ saw occultist Dion Fortune arrange group visualisations featuring an inner realm within Glastonbury Tor involving Arthur and the patrolling of the shore by mighty angels to offer psychic protection against the Nazis mythic power, during the time when defeat and invasion seemed imminent. Some of the roots of her ‘Avalon of the Heart’(her book on Glastonbury) sensibilities can be found in the first decade of the century in the work of Wellesley Tudor Pole, with his finding of the Blue Glass Bowl ‘Glastonbury Grail’ at Beckery, and Frederick Bligh Bond and his unorthodox psychic archaeology in the Abbey. During the same period, German mystics Guido von List, and Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels were creating a body of work known as Ariosophy, an Aryan Theosophy, that provided inspiration for Himmler’s SS, whose Grail Castle Wewelsburg was the polar opposite of the Tor in 1940. Cross-referencing, comparing and contrasting Glastonbury and Germany in the years leading in to the Great War, provides fascinating indications that the spiritual conflict that climaxed in 1940 began far earlier. Includes the extraordinary tale of how a sister of one of Tudor Pole’s ‘triad of maidens’ who helped find the Blue Glass Bowl admired and met Hitler. This material will be framed within the perspective of Rudolf Steiner’s belief that the world entered into an epoch controlled by the Archangel Michael in 1879.
|Guido von List|
|Frederick Bligh Bond|
|Jorg Lanz von Liebenfels|