Less crowded and more accessible than Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle is the largest stone circle in Britain. If you’re a fan of neolithic sights, mystical places and pagan hot spots, Avebury is a fascinating choice. Amazingly enough, it’s also free. As I meandered through Avebury’s Red Lion Pub, I saw a sign on a chalkboard: Curious […]
Is the existence of sacred and mystical places hype or reality? Glastonbury is a wacky New Age town that was once one of the most powerful religious centres in England. Even today the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and the Tor resonate with different types of energy.
Recently I checked out a new spa treatment making waves in Japan. Heat waves, that is. Make that infrared heat waves. There are a few spas in North America now dedicated to Ganbanyoku, or rock bathing. And let me tell you, it piqued my interest in the healing power of rocks. What is rock bathing? […]
On my last day in Wales our sparkly red bus tour stops at St. Non’s Well and I’m hell-bent on finding some potent Celtic/Catholic mysticism. Our group troops off to the spring, a small covered well said to have miraculous curative properties. Nearby are the remains of St Non’s chapel built in the 6th century. Non was the mother […]
It’s not often you make a pilgrimage in a red sparkly disco bus, but Wales is a land of novel experiences. Along with 4 other writers, our Welsh guide, Steven, and a tattooed driver named Rocky, we sailed down to St Davids, the smallest city in Wales. Really it’s a wee town, but since it has a […]