Ronald Hutton
Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at Bristol University, and the author of nine books, including “The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles”, “The Stations of the Sun: a history of the ritual year in Britain”, and “The Triumph of the Moon: a history of modern pagan witchcraft”.
He is a member of three different Druid orders, and a Grove Chief in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and is currently writing a book on the history of Druidry.
Ronald will be spending the day with us in Glastonbury. We will relive the history, spirituality, myths and legends.
Caitlin Matthews
Caitlin Matthews is a respected teacher of the ancestral British and Irish traditions, combining scholarship with practical applications of ancient lore. She is the author of many books including, The Celtic Tradition, the Arthurian Tarot and The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend, which depicts the sacred land of Britain.
She is co-founder of FmOS, the Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies dedicated to the sacred oracular arts: FmOS also runs a shamanic training programme, see web site:
Caitlin Matthews is the author of over 50 books including King Arhtur’s Raid on the Otherworld, Singing the Soul Back Home the and The Celtic Spirit. She teaches ancestral and Celtic traditons worldwide as well leading a shamanic training programme.
Caitlin is currently on sky box, on Channel 200
http://www.edgemediatv.com/schedules.html  The programme is repeated once a week at present so look and see when next it’s on.  She is  talking about the new book on ‘The Watkins Review.’
We will be enjoying the company of Caitlin on the 17th July  the group will have the opportunity to participate in a 3 hour workshop. Then in the evening a very special ceremony will be conducted by Caitlin at the centre of Stonehenge.
Peter Knight
Peter Knight is well-known for his lively and enthusiastic  workshops, convention lectures and field trips about topics relating to our ancient heritage.
Over the last 13 years he has written several books, including his latest   The Wessex Astrum  in 2008 with Toni Perriot.  The book tells of a hexagram landscape  involving Glastonbury, Stonehenge, and Avebury, which is known as the Wessex Astrum.  Within this hexagram discoveries were made of Knights Templar sites.  Earth energies were dowsed and over 500 miles of alignments were followed in discovering the hexagram.
He is the co-founder of the Dorset Earth Mysteries Group.  Peter is an Honorary Member of the Antiquarian Society and the Wessex Dowers.   He follows the Goddess inspired spirituality, yet honours and respects the wisdom of other spiritualities and religions.
We will be spending two full days with Peter around the sacred and magical landscape of Avebury, we will be looking at the symbolism of the stones, astronomy, understanding the spirituality of our ancestors and look at where the Shamans of old used to contact their ancestors.   Also Peter will be explaining and showing the St Michael and Mary ley lines.  Each one of you will have your own dowsing rods to use while on the tour, so that you can feel and experience the energy flows.
As the sacred landscape of Avebury is situated where it is the most active for crop circles in the world, we will be visiting the 2010 circles, that literally appear over night and to experience them first hand is truly amazing.  These circles are a phenomena that can’t be explained you have to visit and experience them to understand them, the energies can be very different for each person.  With Peter and myself we will visit them during our two day visit to this area.  You will have an opportunity to meditate, dowse within these powerful circles.
Facilitators on prior tours
Andy Norfolk
Andy Norfolk has been telling people who ask politely that he is a Pagan since 1970. He has been fascinated with ancient sacred sites for slightly longer. As a result of being bad at saying no when asked to do things he is now involved in a lot of Pagan and sacred sites voluntary work. He is the Pagan Federation media officer, an organiser of the Penwith Pagan Moot, Chairman of the Cornish Sacred Sites Protection Network, a founder member of ASLAN (The Ancient Sacred Landscape Network), secretary of the Cornish Earth Mysteries Group and a director of the Rollright Trust that cares for Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire. He is a dowser and speaks Cornish, though not necessarily at the same time. In his spare time he visits ancient sites for personal rituals and tries to earn a living as a landscape architect.
Francine Blake – Crop Circles
Francine Blake was born in Montreal, Canada. She studied Classics at College to Baccalaureat level and Fine Art at l`Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montreal. Awarded a Government Student grant to continue her studies in Art in England at the end of the sixties, she later married and settled in England. She was always interested in ancient knowledge even as a child. Whilst living in London, she spent twenty years studying ancient knowledge.
She came across the Crop Circles phenomenon in 1987. She was immediately attracted, recognising in many of them the symbols she had been studying. She joined the Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS) in 1991 and in 1992 she moved to Wiltshire with her family to be closer to the phenomenon. In 1995 she founded the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group (WCCSG) and was elected its Coordinator, a post she still fulfils today. She is the editor of the Spiral magazine (the monthly newsletter for the WCCSG) and produces the WCCSG’s annual Crop Circle calendar. She lectures extensively on the subject across the country in Canada and in the United States and has had many interviews on radio and television. She lives in the Pewsey Vale near Alton Barnes which is the most active area for Crop Circles in the world, where she studies the phenomenon full time. In Francine’s company we will be spending an afternoon visiting the 2002 Crop Circles which appear in the Avebury area.