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Glastonbury, Somerset

Review of Glastonbury by Jim Channing on July 18th, 2007
I had been a regular visitor to Glastonbury for around 37 years, and now live in Street. That's about a mile and a half from Glastonbury. Glastonbury is a tremendous place to visit, but should NOT be taken too seriously! My views are not popular. Glastonbury without a doubt attracts many seriously disturbed and injured people. From a reliable source ie social workers etc, I have been told that when inmates of mental care units are due to be 'released' and allowed back onto the streets, they are often advised to relocate into there, they will 'fit in' better, and will be more accepted than most other places. So, in other words, we have many 'odd' people walikg about, on the dole etc, and generally acting in often pretty odd ways. I do not just mean the large amount of tramps, travellers, drunks etc. The real problem with this lovely 'acceptance' thing, is that many so called 'normal' people begin to get so used to a significant percentage of seriously mentally damaged / disturbed people as OK.....When, they are not OK, and even show signs of acting similarly to them! Then of course, we have the countless clairvoyants, healers etc. Do I believe in clairvoyance, healers etc.....Absolutely I do.....but NOT particularly in Glastonbury. If you wish to put my views to the test, go on then, but you'd better get ready to waste some serious money! The Glastonbury clairvoyants are virtually never right about anything...ever, however, they may succeed in making you feel that they were right. The healers virtually never cure anybody of anything of anything ever, however, they may succeed in making you feel that the 'cure' will work later. The 'aura' photography is simly a colorful, expensive meaningless waste of time. Also, Glastonbury has a massive feminist side to it. If you're not a lesbian, you should be. Don't believe me ? Go there and find out for yourself then. Confident men there are not popular, or sometimes even safe! there's a very real anti male contingent there. About a year ago, I cautiously picked up a young male hitch hiker on his way out of Glastonbury. I said, "I'm going to Street, any good", "yes, anywhere thanks". We drove off in silence. He looks a bit Glastonburied, I thought. "You OK", I cheerfully asked. "NO", he replied. "No ?, Why, what's up", I said...Long pause, "Why would those women want to hurt a young man like me", he said. My first thought was, oh no, not another nutter please! So, cautiously, I said, "what do you mean?", then it clicked...."Do you mean the Goddess lot", I said. "Yes", he replied. "Oh God , I thought, here we go. So, I said, "look, they can't actually hurt you or curse you or anything like that, they can only frighten you". "OH THEY CAN", he replied firmly. And so on and so on. These view of mine are nothing much, I'm not a revengful or spiteful Christian or Catholic or something, not a competing mystic.....nothing, just a bloke that sees this place for what it is..... It's a good enough and fun visit, but be careful, it's not what it seems !

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Glastonbury, Sussex

Review of Glastonbury by I wonder ? on September 28th, 2009
Crystals, candles, many forms of, "divination".....Tarot cards, astrology readers, healers, vegetarian cafes...They're all here in Glastonbury. I personally do not think that crystals have any effect on anything whatsoever. candles, well, they're handy when there's a power cut. Tarot, astrology ? Well, I've seen and heard the, "readers" quite a few times, and I think most of them are pathetic, and useless. You hear their next to useless views, you sit there wide eyed for an hour, then promptly forget the whole thing. Healers ? Having asked many people about their, "healing" session, I often hear, "it was really good"....."did you get cured of whatever" I ask. "I think so" they reply. In other words, they didn't. Moronic waste of time and money. Vegetarian cafes, well, I'm a vegetarian and have been for many years. I think eating murdered animals in an act of absolute insanity. If only the cafe owners were vegeterian as well. They like to make you think they are alright, I wonder why ? These are some of my observations on Glastonbury. More later.....

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