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Talk: The Healing Power of Glastonbury

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Avalon Community Centre

1 King Street

Glastonbury

BA6 9JY

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This vibrant illustrated talk looks at the theme of Glastonbury as a "therapeutic landscape," a place of spiritual healing and transformation. Delivering the results from research undertaken in the town in 2018, it will explore how pilgrims from the alternative spiritual community experience Glastonbury in terms of spiritual connection, sense of community, improved well being and transformation, Debate and feedback from the audience will be encouraged as we explore the relationship between place, spirituality and healing.

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The town's alternative spiritual community have long been a source of academic interest . The focus however has been on beliefs and behaviours as well as political and economic structures.. There has been little focus on how spiritual pilgrims, both visiting and settled, experience Glastonbury as a place of healing and transformation. In 2018, Linda Munday, a Masters student from the University of Winchester, undertook a study to investigate Glastonbury as a "therapeutic landscape". The term ‘therapeutic landscape’ was first used in 1992, by medical geographer, Wilbert Gesler. He proposed that natural and built environments, social conditions and human perceptions, could in some cases “combine to produce an atmosphere which is conducive to healing.” A comparative study was undertaken with both visiting and settled spiritual pilgrims over a period of 4 months from April to July 2018. It is the results from this research that will be presented and discussed during the talk.

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What time does the talk start?

Arrival is at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available free of charge.

Where can I park?

Limited parking at the centre and in the street outside. Short walk to nearest public car park - St John's car park, Northload, Street, Glastonbury BA6 9JJ. 142 spaces. Free after 6pm.

Do you have access for people with disabilities?

Disabled parking is available at the centre. Please advise the organiser should you need to reserve a space. There are also ramps and disabled toilets in the building.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please click on the contact button at the bottom of the page

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, there will be a list of attendees

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No it is fine for someone to go in your place, just explain on the night.

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