Finding Avalon

This legendary island holds a special place in British mythology. A place heavily influenced by the fae, time moves differently in Avalon and the magic is strong.

What is Avalon?

In Arthurian legend, Avalon is where King Arthur’s sword Excalibur was forged, and his final resting place after he was slain by Mordred in his last battle.

But it’s most well known for being home to the Lady of the Lake, the priestesses and acolytes of the Goddess, and the seat of the sorceress Morgan le Fay (or ‘The Fairy Morgan’).

Primarily a place of rejuvenation, the island of Avalon has always been a symbol of hope and rebirth. A fundamental part of Celtic and British myth and magical practice, it’s where the wounded find healing and the weary can rest. It’s in this space, that spiritual transformation truly happens – where one can experience divine connection, and find their true self. Because of its connection to the fae realms, Avalon comes truly alive during Beltane and Samhain, the ancient Celtic harvest festivals where the fae walk among us, and our ancestors are closest.

Avalon is a beacon of the sacred feminine, and earth’s power. Its history and mythology are woven into the fabric of British culture – this is a place of mystery and enchantment, where the old ways are still alive and where magic is real.

The Modern Avalon

Today, Avalon continues to draw people in. Pagan pilgrims, witches and seekers from all over the world visit Glastonbury, the English town widely believed to be the true site of Avalon.

Nestled in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury’s famed for its ancient myth and legend, incredible sacred sites, and of course, its high energetic frequencies (yep – particularly during Samhain!) It’s a source of wisdom and power, and continues to be the place of transformation and spiritual growth.

Early morning sunrise over the Glastonbury Tor, and the misty fields of Somerset

It’s considered the hub of British magical practice. Imagine a town chock full of esoteric and alternative suppliers, shops and practitioners who solely cater to pagans and witches. Sounds like a dream, right? But this is Glastonbury! Whether it’s crystals, herbs, candles, tours, rituals, or workshops on witchcraft and shamanism, Glastonbury has something for everyone seeking to explore their spiritual path.

And so, the mythical Avalon – with all its mist, spirits, priestesses, and magic –  lives on as Glastonbury, a place where ancient myth and modern practice are fused to create a new mythology and magical way of living.

That’s one special place to visit!