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Greetings, Companions, and welcome to the Glastonbury Tor meditation.


In the following posts you will find shared thoughts, questions and experiences from those who have undertaken the Glastonbury Tor meditation since we introduced it on this website.

You can find a full description of the meditation by clicking on the 'Authored Articles' heading above, or from the main menu on the Home page. You will also find various suggested additions to the meditation that have come through to us as the work has progressed. For example, a suggestion regarding the 'seven rays of light' within the Tor has recently been added (November 2019)

Many folk have taken part in this meditation since Dion Fortune first wrote it, She circulated amongst her magical group, then known as the Fraternity of the Inner Light, during the 2nd World War, We have introduced it again now because we believe that the meditation, its symbolism, and the ideas it puts forward, are just as valid in our present times. We invite you to share in this group work.

Originally the meditation was undertaken by the members of the Fraternity of the Inner Light from 12.15 to 12.30 each Sunday morning. Later, the meditation, together with weekly comments and guidance, were posted out to associates and friends of the Fraternity all over the country, who then joined in at the same time. Our experience is that there is still a certain special power to be felt during this particular time on a Sunday morning but please don't be deterred if this isn't a good time for you! It is absolutely fine to do the meditation whenever you can, and any contribution you make, whether regularly or just occasionally, will have a beneficial effect not only within yourself but within the Mind and Soul of our land and nation.

With all good wishes,

Peter Nascien



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Hello Everyone,

Having read through the Glastonbury Tor Meditation last night, I wonder if someone could clarify whether I am to choose a topic from the list or work through from the start to end. I wasn't clear with the instructions in item 2.

Many thanks :)
Nova Genista Accepted Answer
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Hello Wild Rose, good to hear from you. Peter will be with you with a response very soon.
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Peter Nascien Accepted Answer
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Dear Wild Rose

Welcome to the Companions of Dion Fortune and thank you for your question.

The intention is that we should follow Dion Fortune’s original complete visualisation and take the journey to the interior of Glastonbury Tor, visualising the scenes and symbols described in stages 6 - 9. Once you have visualised these interior scenes, then you can start your meditation on the topic you have chosen from the list while you are still (as it were) inside the Tor. Our experience of this visualisation and meditation sequence is that you need to have your meditation topic clearly in your head before you start, otherwise you can find yourself inside the Tor and realise that you have forgotten the phrase you are supposed to be meditating on!
The meditation topics can be used on their own without the Tor visualisation, but they are more effective and take on extra significance if all those taking part are visualising the same inner location so that we are all ‘in one mind and in one place.’
I hope this has answered your question but please let us know if anything else isn’t clear.

Good wishes,

Peter Nascien
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wild rose Accepted Answer
Hello Peter,

Many thanks for your prompt response and clarity regarding the meditation. Yes, the explanation and reasoning behind what you say makes sense. Whilst reading through the meditation late on Tuesday night and attempting it for the first time, I experienced a great power building, something which I have never experienced before. I look forward to continuing and seeing how things develop over the month. I am keen to hopefully share any experiences I have and learn from everyone else. Thanks again,
Wild Rose.
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Psyche Accepted Answer
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Hi there Wild Rose, fancy meeting you here ;)
Thank you for sharing your experience and for contributing to our work.
Yes, these visualisations can be a bit deceptive: there is a great deal of power in them. Something we are very much hoping to capitalise on for the good of our world at this time.
Psyche.
It is not for me to teach the Psychologists their business, however great the need.
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Elin Accepted Answer
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Dear Wild Rose

It is lovely to welcome you to the Companions and particularly to the Tor Meditation. The idea is that you can choose any one of the meditation topics so it is up to you if you begin at the beginning and take them in turn, which might suit some but not others, or choose more randomly. I did begin with the first topics as they seemed a good foundation to start with, but I then became more flexible and followed my intuition. Sometimes I stay with the same topic for quite a while as it builds and more realisations come, which often then leads naturally into another topic. I think it is what speaks to you that is important.
With kind wishes
Elin
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wild rose Accepted Answer
Many thanks for all of your helpful comments and warm welcomes. I have been drawn on some topics rather than others purely I know because of my lack of knowledge. That is where I am on my spiritual path, but I wanted to take part in the meditation to help our world for the greater good and absolutely love Glastonbury, (shame it's so far away :( ). I have recently been given Dion Fortune's book by someone special ;) ; 'The Magical Battle of Britain' edited by Gareth Knight. I'm only half way through and straight away thought AHA ! now I have a better understanding with the relevance of the topics. I particularly found her method of closing down the meditation most useful likened to 'closing the black velvet curtains like on a theatre stage' .

Thanks again.
Wild Rose
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Psyche Accepted Answer
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Good Morning Wild Rose, pleased you are enjoying the book ;) that must be one special person :D she does make really clear the applications of her work in that book.

Dont worry too much about knowledge. Knowledge is only part of it, you can know lots but still be unable to attune to the Inner planes and clues we are given to follow on our path. It is really important to listen to that inner intuition so keep on doing what you are doing. The other key factors are our motivation and intent, and it is clear that yours are In the right place.
All good wishes Psyche.
It is not for me to teach the Psychologists their business, however great the need.
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wild rose Accepted Answer
Hello companions,

I have just finished Dion Fortune (magical battle of Britain). Can someone please explain to me the meaning of the word 'brethren'. Is it referring to a group of people with the same intent? could it mean something like brothers?. So elder brethren would be ancestors who have passed with much knowledge through evolution?

A very interesting book, which I must read again and again....with no doubt more questions! I see that from the book it writes that Dion Fortune passed not long after the war letters how old would she have been?.

Thanks Wild Rose
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Peter Nascien Accepted Answer
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Wild Rose, I haven't looked up the dictionary definition of 'brethren' but I think Dion Fortune uses the word just as you describe: to refer to a group of people with the same intent, especially a magical or religious intent. The word is nicely old-fashioned but I have heard it still in use in more formal magical groups such as Masonic Lodges. By 'elder brethren,' as you say, she means those men and women who have passed on from this world and are still working towards the same goal, but from the spiritual planes.

So, for example, we might now think of Dion Fortune herself as one of our elder brethren! I do agree with you, The Magical Battle of Britain is a fascinating book which tells us such a lot about how she worked.

She was born in 1890 and died in 1946.

All good wishes, Peter
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wild rose Accepted Answer
Thanks Peter, I hope it is appropriate to now say;
Hello Brethren,

I would like to offer some feedback from my Glastonbury Tor meditations. I am just starting my third week.

Here goes;
My chosen topic was 'the angels guarding our lands'

I could feel the stones beneath my feet as I walked up towards the Tor, feel the air on my face and smell the cool morning scents on my face. The place held great grandier. Inside the Tor the symbols were difficult to make out at first as well as the figures. I could feel the energy of the tor above me.

During the next part of the meditation however, when focusing on 'Great Britain' as part of our lands the angels felt like caged lions and were pacing backwards and forwards at the borders . There was a lot of fog around and I couldn't see a thing. A little box appeared to the east with ISIS written on and using my intuition I decided to let the angels go. They immediately fled out all over zapping their lightening strikes into many places of the globe. For those of you who are 'trekkies' it was like the star ship enterprise in the middle of a battle with their phasers omitting from every part of the ship!

I began to see at first only the oceans and now i can see the land too. This morning there was a bright burst of light from the globe like a firework going off into the sky and the angels were linked hand in hand in a circle surrounding the globe.

The cross and rose as well as the colours inside the Tor are becoming clearer.
However,

There has been a niggle, during my two weeks there has been a person not invited into the mediation, showing herself peeking out in a corridor as I enter the Tor before turning right. At first i just ignored her but she has been getting bigger. This morning I asked her to leave. I wonder is this something trying to block what I am trying to achieve, is it my lack of concentration and experience or a bit of both? any advice would be welcome.
How is it going for everyone else?

Wild Rose
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Psyche Accepted Answer
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Hello Wild Rose
First of all, thank you for sharing your experience of the meditation. Interesting, as some of it chimes with my own. I have had a strong burst of light, shining out from these islands, into space, and it feels like a powerful expansion of spiritual direction and healing for the whole planet, not just Britain.

Regarding the figure you mention, please let us know if this figure feels malevolent in any way. However the sense I got from your post is that tge feel is more slightly disturbing.

It can be the case that work such as ours can be subject to attempts to interference from those forces that do not wish our work to succeed. However I do not feel that this is what is happening here.

Importantly, this is the Inner reality of Glastonbury Tor and it is the heart of light in our land. Not an easy castle to storm!

I wonder if this is either a guardian, or a more personal Figure known as a 'dweller on the threshold' . Either way, I would suggest acknowledgement , a respectful attitude and a quietly confident sticking to task. Knowing All is safe and well.

If you do feel wobbly I suggest moving to the meditation topic about making contact with the Inner plane hierarchy for support in our task . Usually any interference works through provoking fear and doubt anyway, so just quietly getting on with it is as good a remedy as anything. I always find that the strategies that work on the mundane level are effective in spiritual work, ie just quietly standing up to the bully without provoking them.

Good luck and let us know how you go on!
It is not for me to teach the Psychologists their business, however great the need.
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Peter Nascien Accepted Answer
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Dear Wild Rose
I must add my thanks to Psyche's for your sharing of your meditation results. I'm sure other Companions will be encouraged by what you have written.

Something I'd like to add is that a certain 'shift' seems to occur where the path inside the Tor turns to the right, and often I am aware of the presence of Fairies at this point. I hasten to add that this is just my personal perception, not objective 'fact'! But I mention it just in case it strikes a chord with you, or with other Companions.

In any event, Psyche's advice couldn't be better.
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wild rose Accepted Answer
Thank you psyche and Peter for you sound advice and encouragement. :)
Wild rose
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Peter Nascien Accepted Answer
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Something that has been coming through strongly for me in the Tor meditation is that although Glastonbury Tor is to some extent 'central' to our Mysteries - our 'Sacred Mountain' - there are many other sacred hills and mounds that mirror the same purpose.

I'd like to hold these other sacred hills in my mind as I meditate, so that I can sense the connection with them, like lines and beacons of light. It would be great if other folk doing this meditation could write in to share a mention of their own local 'sacred mountain,' whether in the British isles or other countries - this would help to create an effective network of light.
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MaddyJ Accepted Answer
Hi Peter

I love the way the synchronicity works. Probably around the time you were writing your post about sacred mountains I had been following up a lead on the internet and got headed off into - er - sacred mountains. In fact I then headed to Amazon and ordered the book the Aetherius Society published some years ago called The Holy Mountains of the World. I went off shopping and when I returned saw your post. Love it.
The Derby branch of the Aetherius Society regards Kinder Scout in the Peak as one of the World's Holy Mountains and make reguiar pilgrimages up there. Friends of mine went up there with them a few years back and whilst it was a long trudge to the top they said it was certainly worth it and a very special occasion. There are many legends about Kinder and I do not doubt that it is one of the world's sacred mountains; it definitely feels that way. It has been on my list of things to do for a good while so come the longer days I intend to make that pilgrimage. I have been so far up the track that leads to it but we then turned off to go along to Mam Tor. Another rather special hill known as the Shivering Mountain.
I certainly believe that Kinder Scout should be included in the network of sacred hills and mounds and I will start including it. The ley system and etheric network within and about our Land is with me constantly now in these meditations and I am often taken to the top of the Tor (no tower) where I can see and feel the network of power or energy lines, that also connect to the stars.
I can offer a few more mountains but shall wait and see what other people contribute.

Best wishes

Maddy
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MargaretB Accepted Answer
Ooh, the opportunity to suggest some of those special places - don't get me started.

Assuming Welsh hills are acceptable on this site, surely Tre'r Ceiri must be up there with the best. Fairly easily accessible, it must be experienced to be believed. Whilst it would be good to visit with a group, I strongly recommend a visit alone (assuming of course the appropriate kit, skills, experience and eye on the weather to get there and back in safety).

Tre'e Ceiri is a place where the wind, at times, takes the shortest route - straight through you rather than round - and the visibility can change with astonishing speed - but it is worth the effort to reach the summit. This hill has a history - but it has more than that. There are contacts just waiting to be made.

This is such a great place that I was somewhat tempted to keep it to myself, but that would not be right, would it? So, I offer it here for folk to explore for themselves.

I agree with MaddyJ - do let's hear what other people can suggest.
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Peter Nascien Accepted Answer
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MaddyJ, 'The Holy Mountains of the World' sounds fascinating - I must read it.

Although I haven't visited Kinder Scout, it happily sits in my awareness as a sacred mountain for the centre of England, and now that you've mentioned it I shall find it easy to visualise it as part of the network of light. Thank you. (And maybe one day I'll climb it….)

Peter
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MaddyJ Accepted Answer
Cheers. I included it in my meditation and almost simultaneously got a prompt to include Silbury Hill. What do people think?
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Peter Nascien Accepted Answer
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Welsh hills are certainly most welcome, as are Irish and Scottish hills, and European hills!

I must confess I had not heard of Tre'r Ceiri and had to look it up - but now I have it in my head and will include in the Tor meditations, thank you. When you discover a place that's not on the usual tourist routes and you make your own connection with its energies, that helps it to come alive and bring out its potential. Human and land working together.

I guess that Glastonbury Tor feels central to folk who live in the south and east, but if you live further north perhaps its influence doesn't seem so relevant? I would be interested to hear from anyone living in Scotland.
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wild rose Accepted Answer
Hello Peter,

Whilst I don't live in Scotland, nor know any sacred hills I remember some years back now whilst out training with my horse up in Alwinton, Northumberland.

I was taken to the border fence (England/Scotland) by a friend who knew the area well. Its very isolated, no roads and no mobile phone signal, oh those were the days! The journey to the fence took us a while even with fit horses, we went along a small lane, trees and bushes were gathered along each side of the path, it just seemed like an ordinary path until I turned the corner and I have never in my days seen such a spectacular sight. A very clear day but the view opened up to see as far as the eye could reach on a beautiful clear day, just like the top of Glastonbury Tor. The hills ahead were just amazing, tiny little peaks as many as 20 were scattered ahead of me like little tee-pees. A sight that I will never forget. I hope to go back one day and take the family, its such a beautiful sight, but with no roads or phone signal, its not a good idea. My horse days are over :(

I could include this view in my meditations if it would help.
Wild Rose
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