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Glastonbury: Avalon of the Heart

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A description of Glastonbury that remains one of the most evocative and poignant accounts of this wild yet holy place; a power center polarizing with distant Jerusalem and linking and harmonizing the Christian way with the primeval and pagan past of England.
ebook, 112 pages
Published January 15th 2000 by Weiser Books (first published 1934)
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Read this for my bachelor thesis. It's a nice description of Glastonbury, seen through the eyes of Dion Fortune. However, one should not read it for its historical value, and I would recommend that you go visit Glastonbury before or while reading it. Otherwise, I have a feeling many might be annoyed by the many descriptions of a landscape you can't really imagine without having seen it yourself.
Angie Curtis
This book will inspire you to travel to Glastonbury, it grabs at you heart and never lets go. This is truly magic, myth, legend and heart woven into words and placed carefully on the pages of a book created by a woman who is magic herself.
This book took me on a spiritual journey of a place that may have once been Camelot. It was enjoyable if sometimes verbose. I most definitely want to pay Glastonbury a visit now. It sounds like quite a magical place.
May 28, 2008 Joan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone planning to visit Glastonbury
The legends, history, and mystical stories of Glastonbury written by someone who lived there, founding a retreat under the shadow of the Tor. First published in 1934, the writing is poetic and full of imagery.
Nancy Goldberg Wilks
My copy is simply entitled "Avalon of the Heart", copyright 1934. In my opinion, this book captures the magic of Avalon...the magic that can still be felt in Glastonbury.
Easy to read, tells a lovely historical story although there are not true facts or references. Not for sceptics.
Can't beat reading this book (Chapter 11 especially) sitting atop the Tor.
Arlene Allen
More wishful thinking than fact.
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Violet Mary Firth Evans (better known as Dion Fortune), was a British occultist and author. Her pseudonym was inspired by her family motto "Deo, non fortuna" (Latin for "by God, not fate").

From 1919 she began writing a number of novels and short stories that explored various aspects of magic and mysticism, including The Demon Lover, The Winged Bull, The Goat-Foot God, and The Secrets of Dr. Tavern
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