A thorn tree in Glastonbury, England believed to be related to one planted by the uncle of Jesus, is showing signs of new growth after having been deliberately damaged. The tree, on Wearyall Hill, had its branches chopped off last year by a vandal. According to a new report by BBC News, the tree is showing signs of returning to life. A new green shoot was reportedly noticed emerging from the tree on the recent spring equinox.
Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus’ uncle, is said to have visited Glastonbury in 37 A.D. He placed his walking stick into the earth, where it took root and grew into the Holy Thorn tree, according to legend. He is also said to have buried the Holy Grail at the site in Glastonbury now known as Chalice Well.
There are actually several thorn trees in Glastonbury believed to have been started as cuttings from Joseph’s original tree. The trees blossom at Christmas time, and it is traditional for a sprig to decorate the holiday table of the Royal Family.
For the complete report on the Vandalized Holy Thorn showing signs of new life, please visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-12886489
Glastonbury is one of the featured destinations of a Body Mind Spirit Journeys women’s only tour to the southwest of England July 16 to 22, 2011, to be led by Koko Newport. Other highlights on the itinerary include Stonehenge, crop circles and London. For more information, please visit: http://bodymindspiritjourneys.com/england-july-16-to-22-2011.htmlread more