You've probably heard of Glastonbury, maybe you've even been on your own spiritual pilgrimage!
Maybe you're like WHAT IS IT?
Glastonbury is a super magical place, it's known for all sorts of magic. It's said to be the Isle of Avalon, the place where King Arthur and Guinevere used to hang out, and are allegedly buried. Glastonbury is said to be the birthplace of Christianity in the west, the home of the Holy Grail and there are also tales of Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea visiting the Isle Avalon in during Jesus's lost years.
Whatever you do or don't resonate with, Glastonbury is a pretty magical and powerful place, full of mysteries. Me and the BF decided to go see if we could work some of them out.
I'd been to Glastonbury in passing a few years ago, but this was the first time I'd have a chance for a really good potter around. We were only in town for one night and we chose a leisurely weekend over running around trying to do all the things. There is loads more to see than what we did, and if you are coming for a visit and want to see all of it, I'd recommend staying for maybe three nights, or even more, depending on how much time you want to spend.
K, so are you ready to come with me to Glastonbury?? :D
I love a good road trip, and no road trip is as cool as one that LITERALLY drives past Stonehenge! :O
If you watched that, you could probs tell I was a bit excited. We didn't pop in as we'd been pretty recently, but isn't it lovely to drive past? :D
We were super hungry when we arrived, but as soon as we got out the car we saw this! :O
Very cool. I mean, we don't even have a crystal shop where I live, let alone something this cool! Glastonbury is definitely the Mecca of Witchy Woo in the UK.
So then we went to find food and we found the Rainbow's End cafe which is veggie and voted number 1 for food on Trip Advisor.
It did not disappoint! The plate was basically overflowing and probably could have fed three people. I had a roasted veggie and stilton crumble, garlic potatoes, Greek salad and potato salad! OMG it was soooo good but I was pretty stuffed afterwards!
So we decided to walk it off and go up the Tor!
The BF wanted to go up the quick steep way but I'm actually kind of lazy, so I suggested we go up the longer but less steep way, it wasn't actually that steep in the end.
It was a pretty grey day and we were thinking it was about to rain the whole time, but it didn't! Hoorah!
The Tor is an interesting place with an incredible history (Google it!). It has a strong powerful masculine and air energy (or was it just super windy?).
I sat and meditated for a few minutes and I just felt majorly grounded, like nothing, no one was going to be able to knock me down.
The view from the Tor is glorious!
One of my favourite traditions in this part of the world is giving offerings in the form of ribbons on trees.
There are all sorts of reasons this is done; an offering to the spirits of the trees, the Fae, the Gods, the land, the ancestors, a prayer, a wish. I added my ribbon, said a few words and then we trudged back down the country lanes back into town.
You can't go to Glastonbury without popping into the Starchild Glastonbury shop.
It's like an olde worlde apothecary full of oils, herbs and magical tools. I picked up a White Poplar Tree Perfume, a bottle of the Chalice Space Aroma (I adore their space aromas!!) and a frothy white and pink candle.
Time sure flies when you're shopping for magical goodies, and before we knew it, it was time for dinner.
We strolled around the town looking for a place for a drink and ended up in the George and Pilgrim which is probably one of the most legit English pubs I've ever been in.
We went out for a fancy pizza and beer at the local Italian place GiGis.
It was was like being in a 1980's time warp and suited me just fine thanks very much!
Book shopping before breakfast?! And the whole book shop is full of spiritual books? This is my kind of weekend away! :D
Labyrinth Books is awesomesauce.
And the Hundred Monekys cafe literally has awesomesauce (organic brown sauce!).
We grabbed the veggie breakfast, but they also have vegan options too. In fact the whole of Glastonbury is fairly accommodating for veggies and vegans which always makes life a little easier when weekending away!
Book shopping straight after breakfast? I could get used to this! :D
If you check out Speaking Tree Books don't miss the second floor! It's chock full of spiritual books too!
We decided to spend Sunday morning at the Chalice Well Gardens, and it was life.
Peeps have been coming to this well for it's healing properties for thousands of years...
The energy of the divine mother is strong here.
The whole time I was there I felt so held, safe and strong and loved. It was Like a powerful peace washing over me.
I filled two bottles to take home and use for magic making, potions, ritual baths and it does great things to my crystals too!
Sadly we had to get back on the road and head home, but with my heart full of divine love and my pockets full of crystals I know I'm never far from Glastonbury or the energy that runs through it's streets and hills in this magical place.
With so much love and light,
For more info on the goodies I picked up, check out my Glastonbury faves vid below!