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Drumming the dragon lines

  1. 1. <ul>Consuming the Mists and Myths of Ancient Avalon </ul><ul>Pauline Maclaran </ul><ul>Royal Holloway, University of London </ul><ul>Linda Scott </ul><ul>University of Oxford </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Project Overview </ul><ul><li>“ Roll Your Own Religion” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple supplier religious “market”
  3. 3. Consumer choice allowed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selective and purposeful use of goods to achieve spiritual experience and enlightenment
  4. 4. Interaction between religion and commerce, consumption. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul>Touchstones Thus Far </ul><ul><li>Sacred shopping-- ACR 2008
  6. 6. Sacred spaces--CCT4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market-directed place versus place-directed market
  7. 7. Services, workshops, and events to facilitate mystical experience, epiphany, catharsis, communion. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul>Glastonbury </ul><ul><li>Spiritual consumer mecca; shopping, services, workshops, festivals
  9. 9. Multiple supplier offerings
  10. 10. Small town, big players
  11. 11. Mainstream to margins
  12. 12. Multiple calendars, primarily Christian and Celtic/neo-pagan. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul>Plan of the Talk </ul><ul><li>Explain the space
  14. 14. Describe illustrative event
  15. 15. Show how the space, history and topography, influences the planning of the event and the marketing of goods/services. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul>Isle of Avalon </ul><ul><li>English myth and fairy tales
  17. 18. King Arthur Legend
  18. 19. Ancient earthworks, actual Druidic site
  19. 20. Holy Thorn, first Christian church, Holy Grail
  20. 21. Powerful English Abbey
  21. 22. St. Patrick and St. Brigid
  22. 23. Very nearby: Stonehenge and “Camelot”
  23. 24. History, archaelogy, heritage, government support. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul>Tor </ul><ul>Chalice Well </ul><ul>Wearyall Hill </ul><ul>Glastonbury Abbey </ul><ul>Glastonbury High Street </ul>
  25. 26. <ul>Glastonbury Tor </ul><ul><li>Formation and visibility </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Water and mists
  27. 28. Isolation and arability
  28. 29. View land and sky
  29. 30. Springs, caverns, fissures. </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul>The Terraces </ul>
  31. 32. <ul>The Terraces </ul>
  32. 33. <ul><li>Neolithic geomancy and astronomy
  33. 34. Ponter’s Ball and population
  34. 35. Celtic rituals and processions
  35. 36. The faerie world, Morgan Le Fay, giants
  36. 37. Christian Calvary Mount. </li></ul>
  37. 38. <ul><li>Monasteries and the Michael Tower
  38. 39. St. Michael and the dragon
  39. 40. The St. Michael line. </li></ul>
  40. 42. <ul>International Ley Lines </ul><ul>http://www.palden.co.uk/leymap/mapallmap.html </ul>
  41. 43. <ul>Tor </ul><ul>Chalice Well </ul><ul>Wearyall Hill </ul><ul>Glastonbury Abbey </ul><ul>Glastonbury High Street </ul>
  42. 46. <ul>Chalice Well </ul><ul><li>Chalice Hill and Chalice Garden
  43. 47. Feminine counterpart to the Tor
  44. 48. The red spring and the Holy Grail
  45. 49. Interfaith pilgrims. </li></ul>
  46. 52. <ul>White Spring </ul><ul><li>Reservoir
  47. 53. Hybrid saint/ goddess </li></ul>
  48. 54. <ul>Glastonbury Abbey Ruins </ul><ul><li>The Mary Chapel
  49. 55. Arthur and Guinevere
  50. 56. The crossing of ley lines and dragon lines
  51. 57. Resolution of feminine/masculine, Christian/pagan. </li></ul>
  52. 58. <ul>The Service Encounter </ul><ul>“ Drumming the Dragonlines” </ul>
  53. 59. <ul>The Right Stuff </ul>
  54. 62. <ul>Day 1 </ul><ul><li>Chanting and drumming
  55. 63. Singing, sound-making
  56. 64. Meditation, prayer
  57. 65. Multi-tradition material
  58. 66. Night walk through the Chalice Garden. </li></ul>
  59. 68. <ul>Day 2 </ul><ul><li>More drumming, chanting
  60. 69. Pilgrimage up the Tor
  61. 70. Gog and Magog. </li></ul>
  62. 74. <ul>Day 3 </ul>
  63. 75. <ul>Aftermath </ul>
  64. 76. <ul>Summary </ul><ul><li>Postmodern Pilgrimage
  65. 77. Using Glastonbury to market goods and services
  66. 78. Using the goods and services to construct spiritual experience
  67. 79. International, multifaith participants
  68. 80. Promiscuous or profound? </li></ul>

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