Library of Avalon

Library of Avalon

Name: Library of Avalon
Address: Rear Courtyard, 2-4 High St, Glastonbury BA6 9DU
Contact: Andy Scott

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Phone: 01458 832759

Purpose of Community: Esoteric Library & Public Reading Room
Facilities: As per any library but no public internet access.
Access: Slight step

Opening hours: Monday 13.30-16.30; Tuesday 11.00-16.30; Wednesday 13.30-16.30; Thursday 13.30-16.30; Friday 12.00-17.00; Saturday 12.00-16.00; Sunday 12.00-15.00*

*Some weeks only – check Facebook page for updates

Requirements: Respect other people who may be researching/studying.
Practical Tips: Don’t ask if we’re a bookshop!
Suitability: Primary schools/Secondary schools/University students
Further Reading: The Avalonians
Benham, P. (1993) Glastonbury: Gothic Image PublicationsThe New Age: An Anthology of Essential Writings
edited by Bloom, W. (1991) London: Rider

The following articles on Glastonbury, by Bowman, M

Learning from experience: The Value of Analysing Avalon
Religion xxx, 1-8. (2009)

Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World: New Itineraries into the Sacred
edited by Peter Jan Margy (2008) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (in ch. ‘Going with the Flow: Contemporary Pilgrimage in Glastonbury’)

Ancient Avalon, New Jerusalem, Heart Chakra of Planet Earth: Localisation and Globalisation in Glastonbury
Numen, 52:2, 157-190. (2005)

Beyond New Age: Exploring Alternative Spirituality
Co-edited with Steven Sutcliffe (2000) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (in ch. ‘More of the same?: Christianity, Vernacular Religion and Alternative Spirituality in Glastonbury’)

New Age: A Guide – Alternative Spiritualities from Aquarian Conspiracy to Next Age
Kemp, D. (2004) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Perspectives on the New Age
Lewis, J.R. ed. (1992) Albany, NY: State University of New York Press

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