“From Avalon to Camelot” Tour Leaders

Jamie GeorgeThis tour is led by Jamie George, with the assistance of the following hosts at various stages en route. Jamie is a director of the Gothic Image bookstore and publishing house in Glastonbury. He played a major part in the inspiration for the late Marion Zimmer Bradley to write her best selling novel The Mists of Avalon which is set in Glastonbury. He has appeared on many television programmes – including, most recently, The Quest For the Holy Grail (Pioneer productions).

Geoffrey Ashe is an internationally renowned Arthurian scholar and the author of many books including King Arthur’s Avalon, The Quest for Arthur’s Britain, The Ancient Wisdom and The Mythology of the British Isles. Geoffrey lives in Glastonbury and will join us at Glastonbury Abbey.

sig lonegrenSig Lonegren is an internationally-known writer, speaker, and consultant on dowsing, labyrinths and sacred energy sites. He is the creator of The Pendulum Kit, The Dowsing Rod Kit and author of Spiritual Dowsing and Labyrinths – Ancient Myths and Modern Uses. He lives in Glastonbury, England, and Greensboro, Vermont, USA, and runs the fascinating prehistory resource website Mid-Atlantic Geomancy. He will teach us how to use several dowsing tools and offer a way to use the labyrinth as a problem-solving device.

kevan manwaringKevan Manwaring, whose Bardic name is Tal!yessin, is a novelist, poet, storyteller and teacher. He has been performing his poetry for over a decade in venues across Britain as well as Rhode Island Sacred Arts Festival. In 1998 he was awarded the Bardic Chair of Caer Badon in Bath. In 1999 he won the Writers’ New Ghost Story Competition. He runs Silver Branch Bardic Training and teaches fiction writing for the Open University. He lives in the city of Bath.

paul broadhurstPaul Broadhurst is an expert on the hidden significance of the island of Tintagel which he reveals in his book Tintagel and the Arthurian Mythos. He is a devoted scholar and self-publisher of ancient mythology and sacred sites. His evocative and unique book Secret Shrines portrays the gentle beauty and power of Cornish holy wells. He is co-author of The Sun and the Serpent and Dance of the Dragon. He lives near Tintagel, where he will join us.

oscarOscar Howard-Gordon. On this tour we are occasionally graced with the presence of our furry, four-footed friend, Oscar. His insight and knowledge of the sacred landscape, its scents, sounds and secret shrines is invaluable. Ten years old, a rare breed of smooth collie and born at home in Glastonbury, he currently holds the Somerset Dog Frisbee-catching trophy and always looks forward to showing off his skills on the tours. With Oscar by our side we never lose the way!