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The Isle of Avalon Sacred Mysteries of Arthur and Glastonbury Paperback – August 1, 2001

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About the Author

Nicholas Mann, who has a degree in ancient history and anthropology, lived on the Isle of Avalon in 1983. He conducted original fieldwork, led tours and wrote guidebooks to the area. He is the author of ten books, including The Silver Branch Cards (Druidway, 2000), Druid Magic (Llewellyn, 2000) and The Dark God (Llewellyn, 1996). This is a compilation of his research and experience.
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Product Details

  • Series: Sacred Mysteries of Arthur and Glastonbury
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Green Magic (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953663132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953663132
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book in preparation for a trip to England and a visit to Glastonbury. This is a well written and thoughtful book that gives the reader a very comprehensive history of the Glastonbury area. It's a nice balance of traditional science and alternative archaeology, and I felt that my experience when I visited was enhanced from having read this book first. I highly recommend that anyone planning a visit here read this book! Or, if you are interested in ancient British cultures and/or the Arthur legends or the book The Mists of Avalon, this will certainly interest you.
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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 druids, magical springs and ley lines, dragons and labyrinths all have their place in this book. But the author generally differentiates clearly between what is known and what is imagined, and this book is recommended to anyone interested in Celtic mythology and ancient religions.
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I have not yet finished this book, as it does take awhile to read. It is very informative and has a lot of intersting facts about this Avalon and Glastonbury; however, it can be difficult to read.
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By Jessika on January 18, 2014
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Excellent book! Exploring Avalon and the present-day Glastonbury in such a fantastic way. I enjoyed this one a lot and would definitely recommend it to others :)
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