Wessex Research Group Network - Societies

Title Avalon Rising
Venue Glastonbury , Somerset
Email events@avalonrising.co.uk
Web www.avalonrising.co.uk
Schedule This simple project is reminding people that as humans, we are the Guardians of our BLUE- GREEN PLANET and that we are now becoming aware of our own innate Healing Powers. By tuning into the Source via earth energies, love, natural cycles and a sacred diet of food, water and music, this awesome power will return to your own HEART and HANDS. Use your power for the HIGHER Good of All. Members of Avalon Rising organise the annual Megalithomania conference
Title The Network of Leyhunters
HQ 9 Mawddwy Cottages, Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Wales, SY20 9LW
Contact Laurence Main
Tel +44 (0) 1650 531354
Info The network of Leyhunters is an informal movement for all who are interested in Leys and Patterns within the landscape . The network also produces a newsletter.
Web www.networkofleyhunters.com
15.09.18 Clitheroe Moot
  Group Event:

Staffordshire Moot - The Spine of Albion

17.06.17 Pember Moot
Spring Moot 2016
  Location: Oxford. Guided walks, speakers, coach trip to Uffington, Blenheim, Oxford City Leys. FFI telephone 01650 531354
05.09.15 Autumn Moot - Sacred Winchester
  Location: Winchester
27.06.15- 04.07.15 Dinas Mawddwy Moot
  Talks, walks and much more
Autumn Moot
  Location: Isle of Wight
Title The Society of Leyhunters
HQ 17 Victoria Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4HU
Email leyhunter@leyhunters.co.uk
Web www.leyhunters.co.uk
Info The Society exists as a forum for all who are interested in in Ley Lines and patterns within the landscape. It has not prepared a single formal definition of a Ley and recognises that there are many opinions. Co-operation is welcomed with other organisations and it seeks to actively consider all opinions.
02-06-18 Birmingham Moot
  Group Event: Marston Green Village Hall, Marston Green
10-06-17 Moot on the Moor
Dartmoor Group Event:

A weekend of walks and talks

Speakers include:

Paul Rendell. Dartmoor Crosses. The history of crosses on Dartmoor. They were used for more than just waymarks and they are not just made of granite.

Phil Smith. Mythoing Across the Landscape. Paul will discuss how a landscape can be understood by combining a hyper-sensitized walking, a Fortean appreciation of anomalies, sensitivity to patterns and entanglement with both respected and unreliable narratives. He will consider how such a walk changes that landscape, both by default and intention; including the encoding and re-encoding of particular landscapes as theatres of memory. Finally the talk will address whether such an approach can genuinely change a place and what marks it might leave behind.

Jeremy Disley. The Archaeology of Witchcraft in the West Country. Jeremy will discuss the archaeological evidence of witchcraft in the West Country (i.e. Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset).

Peter Knight. Dartmoor Mindscapes - Re-Visioning a Sacred Landscape. He uncovers the intricate relationships between tor outcrops and other natural features, with stone circles, stone rows, cairns and megaliths. He insightfully proposes how our prehistoric ancestors interacted with notable outcrops, simulacra, rock basins and propped stones; getting inside the minds of prehistoric people and their shamans, to walk their Dreamtime. We are invited to perceive landscapes as interfaces, saturated with cultural and mythic memory. Ways of walking and interacting with the landscape in a more meaningful and mindful way for today, to develop deeper connections with the sacred and ancient mindscapes of Dartmoor. He will also be leading some walks.

Paul Rendell (Dartmoor Paul) is a Dartmoor National Park Guide and local author. For a number of years he was the Conservation Officer for the Dartmoor Preservation Association. In 2011 he started working for the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust leading walks and doing conservation work

Phil Smith (Crab Man, Mytho) is a performance-maker, writer and ambulatory researcher, specialising in walking, site-specificity, mythogeographies and counter-tourism. He is a core member of site-based arts collective Wrights & Sites, presently preparing a new publication: 'The Architect-Walker'. He is currently working as a Site Artist for Tracing the Pathway's 'Groundwork' project in Milton Keynes. He is an Associate Professor (Reader) at Plymouth University. Phil's publications include 'A Footbook of Zombie Walking' and 'Walkings New Movement' (2015), 'On Walking' and Enchanted Things' (2014), 'Counter-Tourism: The Handbook' (2012) and 'Mythogeography (2010).

Jeremy Disley is with Durham University, where he is concerned with the application of statistics to the dating of pottery and sediments. In addition, he has excavated at a number of archaeological sites, ranging from the Palaeolithic to the 20th Century.

Peter Knight Prolific author, Dowser, Tour leader, and more. Authority on our ancient landscape and weaver of wisdom into his many works.

Talks on Saturday. Walks on Sunday. Venue: Princetown community centre. Date 10/11th June 2017. Cost Members 30 pounds, non-members 33 pounds for the weekend. Tel. 07543 638470 for details.

10-06-17 Moot on the Moor
  Group Event: The Society of Ley Hunters Weekend, Dartmoor, Devon. Saturday: a day of speakers at venue in Princetown, including Peter Knight, Paul Rendell, Phil Smith and Jeremy Disley. Sunday: Peter will be leading the attendees to sacred sites on Dartmoor. Early-bird discount tickets available. Non-members welcome.
01-05-16 Field Trip to St Pauls Cathedral
London Group Event:
  Meet at the below ground cafe at the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral.  Enter down the stairs at the crypt entrance, found immediately around the north corner from the grand west steps of the Cathedral
30-04-16 Society of Leyhunters Spring Moot
London Group Event:
  Also includes the AGM. Speakers include: Marion Briggs Greenwich, where time begins, Adrian Hyde Roger Dean's fantasy art, Rob Stephenson, John Michell's landscape interactions, Simon Pelling Ley lines and psychic questing in London
18-09-15 Society of Leyhunters Convention - Visiting the landscape of the Corieltauvi
Group Event:
  Speakers include: Bob Trubshaw - The Queens of the Valleys, Frank Earp - The Catstone Sacred Landscape, Peter Knight - Pagan Symbolism and Christianity, Peter Liddle - Pre-Roman Leicestershire, David Knight - Their Myths and Legends
12-06-15 Society of Leyhunters Spring Moot
Hereford and Leominster Group Event:
  Three day event that also includes the AGM and the Watkins Stone Memorial Dedication
20-09-14 Society of Leyhunters Annual Gathering
Tintagel, Cornwall Group Event:
  A weekend of talks and tour of sacred sites. Peter will be at the event, and will be leading a tour around Bodmin Moor ancient sites on the Sunday.
19-07-14 Society of Leyhunters Summer Moot
Cornwall Group Event:
  A weekend of talks and tour of sacred sites. Peter will be at the event, and will be leading a tour around Bodmin Moor ancient sites on the Sunday.
Hereford Moot
Avebury Moot

Nicholas R Mann: In this talk you are invited to stand beside the megalith builders, look at their sky and re-imagine their world and their motivations. Thanks to recent archaeology we have a pretty clear idea of what the lost parts of the Avebury
complex once looked like, now the challenge is to imagine how the Neolithic people saw their surrounding world.
Anthony Thorley: Anthony traces the geomantic and mythical history of the London Olympic Games of 2012. As well as exploring the Galactic Centre of the traditional Gypsy Switch landscape zodiac, this talk will tell the tale of the spirit of the ancient God Lugh and his role as guardian of the sovereignty of the land, the origins of the Europe-wide celebration of great gatherings and
sacred games that has emerged as the Lughnasa August Festival, and how this sacred event comes to be uncannily enacted in the Olympic Games in August 2012.
Celia Gunn: A Twist in Coyote’s Tale is the true account of a young Englishwoman who was drawn into the extraordinary renaissance of a Native North American tribe. Fragmented and disinherited, and eventually deemed extinct by the Canadian government some thirty years earlier, the Arrow Lakes people began their long journey back to their roots and their identity as the Sinix't First Nation upon learning of the removal of ancestral remains from an ancient settlement in the beautiful Slocan Valley of British Columbia, Canada. An
extraordinary encounter drew Celia into the midst of their struggle, and for six years, she walked a path that few have travelled, her life entwined with the great wisdom of Native American philosophy.
Bob Trubshaw: From Anglo Saxon place names to early Greek philosophy and much in between Bob Trubshaw creates an interwoven approach to the prehistoric landscape which someone in Neolithic Britain might just recognise. This is a mindscape where sound, swans and rivers help us to understand the megalithic monuments. Continuing from where scholarship usually stops, this re-mythologising of the land weaves these ideas together as a songline for the Avebury landscape.
Sunday Morning:
Peter Knight will lead us around Avebury, the world's largest stone circle (see Burl). It will be a very interactive session, as he deals with the site holistically. The circle lies almost midway along the famous St Michael Line (see Miller and Broadhurst), as we will dowse the Mary and Michael currents which converge and flow through the henge. We will also feel the energies emanating from individual stones;recent quantum physics theory would suggest that these are not a solid as we may think - everything is energy! Peter will also look at the shamanistic aspects of the site in the Neolithic, and how the stones were selected because they held symbolism, such as yin and yang, and spirit and mythic creatures (see Meaden). Avebury is all about interaction, according to Peter, and he will tell us how the shamans here sought to project their consciousness into the stones to reach ancestral realms and other dimensions. Peter will also demonstrate some of the wonderfully accurate astronomical alignments at Avebury (see Meaden, and Mann), and how many of the images in the stones face key astronomical events. Break for lunch.

Sunday Afternoon:
Peter will lead us up to the Neolithic site of West Kennet Long Barrow, the subject of his latest book. He will guide us through the archaeological excavations, the surrounding landscape alignments, the symbolism of many of the megaliths, show us how to dowse the
earth energies, and demonstrate his acoustic discoveries with some shamanic drumming deep within the chambersVenue: Avebury, Wiltshire.

Orkney Moot
  Venue: Orkney Isles
Spring Moot
  Venue: Lancashire




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