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PostPosted: 26-08-2001 13:18    Post subject: Glastonbury Reply with quote

About 2 years ago i visited Glastonbury with my mum and her friend, and had some very strange experiences. Even before we arrived and saw the looming Tor, strange smells wafted through the car - Onions, Perfume, Manure, Incense all in quick succesion, which makes me think that we couldnt have been driving past a farm and the a perfume factory! When we got to the Tor and went up it the place felt very crowded although we were the only people there - it was a strange feeling. I also heard music and the beating of drums when we were up there. It was quite a windy day so i surpose the sound could have carried from somewhere else.

What are other peoples impressions of Glastonbury? Did King Arthur really go there and find the Holy Grail? Has anything wierd happened to you whilst you were there?

Keep me posted my lovelies!!!!

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PostPosted: 28-08-2001 20:47    Post subject: Glastonbury Reply with quote

Well, I have visited Glastonbury several times and certainly think it is a very emotive place. It just has a feeling about it. If you go again, visit the Chalice Well where you can drink the water which is supposed to have healing properties. You can even bottle some of it and bring it home. I do believe in the legend of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Also on one occasion when I was leaning against the Tor admiring the view, I saw a strange light in the sky which I can only describe as being like a bright flare, although it was still daylight (and no, it wasn't the sun!). Other people I have spoken to have said that they always feel strangely drawn to Glastonbury i.e. once they have been there they just can't wait to go again. Does anyone else feel the same about this mystical place?? Smile Smile
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PostPosted: 29-08-2001 14:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been there once but I have to say that I got a much less powerful impression from it than from some other places. Of all the ancient sites I have visited Callanais on Lewis is probably the most awesome. I don't know if it is the setting or something else about the stones there but it is truly amazing.
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PostPosted: 29-08-2001 20:30    Post subject: Re: Glastonbury Reply with quote

Flower wrote:

Even before we arrived and saw the looming Tor, strange smells wafted through the car - Onions, Perfume, Manure, Incense all in quick succesion, which makes me think that we couldnt have been driving past a farm and the a perfume factory!


I had a similar experience on Bank Holiday Monday, but this was because I had gone to a Thai festival and had been given a piece of the Durian fruit. This beastie, prized as "the King of Fruits", is a strange one, and had a taste like custard with strong overtones of garlic and onions. It can also have a *very* pungent farmyard smell. One writer has described the experience a being like "eating vanilla custard in a sewer." Definitely an acquired taste but I heartily recommend trying it.

Anyhoo, maybe you had stumbled across a secret hoard of these beasties.Wink
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PostPosted: 31-08-2001 18:10    Post subject: Yuk Durian!!!! Reply with quote

I know what you mean about the Durian fruit!! I had the misfortune to try some on a recent trip to Malaysia. It wasnt the oniony taste that got to me as much as the snotty consistancy of the stuff! Gross, but the Malays love it! In all the hotels we stayed in there were signs saying no Durians allowed kinda thing. Strange stuff, but i doubt there would be any of that stuff hanging about in rural Wiltshire!!!!

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PostPosted: 01-09-2001 21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been to glastonbury a few times and it has an atmosphere of calm about it, a very spiritual place. Maybe it just my expectations that made me feel this way as i do kinda believe in the King Arthur legend... i felt the same feeling in Tintagel although that place is far more commercialised which i think is a shame - with Merlins car park etc!!!

Has anyone been to the Witches museum in Boscastle? that place gave me the creeps...
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PostPosted: 01-09-2001 21:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a sprog I did visit the Witches Museum somewhere in the
West Country and it was spooky. Mind you so was the
Smuggling Museum.

Not sure how far it was due to the exhibits and how far it was
the darkness and musty air of a building that is kept closed for more
than half the year.

Don't think either of those Museums were quite as weird as
the one in Minehead - I think. A room full of cabinets I recall.
You opened the draws to find some collection of evil tropical
insects - safely dead and crucified. Just when you were nearly
enjoying the thrill of giant emerald green beetles etc, the focus
changed and the remainder of the cabinets were taken up with
a collection of neatly parcelled slivers of wedding-cake from all
the titled-family weddings in the region. Hundreds of them.
Miss Haversham eat your heart out!
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PostPosted: 05-09-2001 12:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only been there once myself - but had nothing surreal to report ( I was only six at the time).

Though one of my Dad's freaky friends from the sixties ( or should I say still stuck in the sixties ?!?) confessed that he had taken two tabs of acid while spending the night a Glastonbury Tor alone and maintained it was a life altering experience ! (unfortunatley he had no details to report that he could actually express in words !).
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PostPosted: 05-09-2001 16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberangel wrote:

Has anyone been to the Witches museum in Boscastle? that place gave me the creeps...


Actually, the Museum of Witchcraft is now under new management and has been greatly revamped in the last year - the 'Witch's Skeleton' has been given a respectful burial, for instance. So it may not be so gloomy and creepy any more. Have a look at their site: www.museumofwitchcraft.com/
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PostPosted: 05-09-2001 21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberangel wrote:

i've been to glastonbury a few times and it has an atmosphere of calm about it, a very spiritual place. Maybe it just my expectations that made me feel this way as i do kinda believe in the King Arthur legend... i felt the same feeling in Tintagel although that place is far more commercialised which i think is a shame - with Merlins car park etc!!!

Has anyone been to the Witches museum in Boscastle? that place gave me the creeps...
Psychout I agree with you about the witches museum. I spend a lot of time in bude in Cornwall and have visited Boscastle many times although it also is very comercialised I find the witches museum a little haven of wierdness.
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PostPosted: 29-01-2002 16:49    Post subject: Glastonbury zodiac Reply with quote

I remember hearing mention somewhere of a zodiac carved into/formed from the land around Glastonbury. I think there were others around the place as well, possibly one in Yorkshire somewhere? Any ideas where I can find out more about this?
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PostPosted: 29-01-2002 16:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Glastonbury one was mentioned in FT a little while ago. As to ones in Yorkshire, never knew about that.
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PostPosted: 29-01-2002 20:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'Zodiac' around Glastonbury is supposed to be marked out by all sorts of features - roads, paths, hedges, streams, ditches, fields etc. I've seen maps of it, and they don't convince - not only do the 'zodiac figures' bear little resemblence to the accepted zodiac symbols, but the area is so packed with man-made features that you can really make out any shape that you want. In any case, quite a lot of the defining features, such as roads, were only added within the last century or so, yet the Zodiac is supposed to go back to Roman times!
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PostPosted: 29-01-2002 20:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had one on the Lizard once, now largly a forgoten claim. As the "discoverer's" arguments for it consisted of stairing u straight in the eyes and saying "because it IS"... an argument i didnt feel able to counter at the time but when she wernt nearbye i wasnt conviced by.
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PostPosted: 29-01-2002 20:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure I read about this a long time ago. Some woman had made it her life's work etc. She'd got a lot of aeriel photgraphs to prove her point and I'm pretty sure there was supposed to be an extra sign... or something. It was supposed to be much older than originaly supposed.

Not much help really am I? roll eyes (sarcastic)
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