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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Avalon is a site of great power, revered since ancient times as an entrance to, and exit from, the Otherworld. Book provides a coherent context in which to understand Avalon's many mysteries, including the * Isle * Tor * Glastonbury Zodiac, * Abbey * Tor Labyrinth * St. Michael ley line The author invokes the magical, spiritual power of the English landscape with a wealth...more
Published (first published November 1st 1996)
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The mystical Isle of Avalon, where the Lady of the Lake guards Excalibur and the evil Melwas keeps Guinevere a prisoner underneath the Tor; Nicholas Mann, historian and author, explores its legendary mysteries by examining the physical features of place in the context of its mythology, history, and religious significance. Mann is obviously enthralled with Glastonbury, and while he does a through and creditable job relating the factual evidence, he is also prone to conjecture. Goddesses and druid...more
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Chiunque voglia scoprire i misteri di Avalon deve passare dalla cittadina di Glastonbury e risolvere i tanti misteri che la avvolgono.
Come mai il Tor è adagiato su un labirinto?
Come mai la Fonte Rossa e quella Bianca sono proprio in quella posizione e formano quel particolare segno a livello geologico?
Come mai il Chalice Well è da secoli meta di peregrinaggio e sacralità?
I resti rinvenuti nella tomba di Re Artù appartengono davvero a lui?
Questo luogo ha davvero visto la presenza di Giuseppe d'...more
Jul 15, 2007 Joanna rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Celtic pagans and mystics
A bunch of geomantic nonsense. Mann charts the mythology and spiritual nature of Glastonbury, traditionally the site of Avalon in Arthurian legend. His writing style is convoluted, and his research methods are beyond sketchy; Mann frequently leans heavily on previous research that has generally been dismissed as unreliable by scholars in the field. I would only recommend this to dabblers in mysticism, pseudo-science, and geographical geometry (yeah, my eyes glazed over too!). This is definitely...more
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