I first heard about the possibility that Jesus may have traveled to England when I was listening to the Van Morrison song “Summertime in England” on his “Common One” album. Along with references to William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge going to the Lake District, Van also sings “Did you ever hear about Jesus walking, Jesus walking down by Avalon?”
This aroused my curiosity, and I soon discovered William Blake had written a poem in 1804 speculating whether Jesus did “in ancient times walk upon England’s mountain green.” These lines were later set to music and became part of the hymn “Jerusalem.”
The legendary Vale of Avalon is believed to be a reference to the area around Glastonbury in England, a place rich in legend not only with regard to Jesus and the Holy Grail, but also King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
I was again reminded of the connection of Jesus to Avalon when I saw that Body Mind Spirit Journeys is offering a spiritual tour for women to the southwest of England that includes not only Glastonbury, but also Stonehenge, crop circles and London. The tour is hosted by Koko Newport, and is happening July 16 to 22, 2011. The full itinerary is online at http://bodymindspiritjourneys.com/england-july-16-to-22-2011.html
If you’d like more details about the connection of Jesus and Glastonbury, an article I wrote about Jesus in England has just been published online at http://ezinearticles.com/?Glastonbury-Legends:-Did-Jesus-Christ-Visit-England?&id=6086519read more