There are very few places in the UK that are as mystical and mysterious as Glastonbury and it is Glastonbury Tor, with its crowning tower that has become the symbol of this delightful town. Easily spotted, it announces your closing proximity to the place and with its deep, fascinating history it is no surprise there are so many Glastonbury mystics.

Centuries of tales and folklore suggest that this enigmatic, smooth green hill, rising gently from the landscape is a place where the boundary between this world and the other side is thin. And with so many different experiences occurring to all types of people over the centuries, it is hard to refute this place as being anything but mystical.

Glastonbury mystics are drawn to this majestic tor simply because it attracts them; it is a powerful place for those with the gift to connect and be contacted by the other side, the spirit world where many people believe our spirit fly as we depart our earthly body. It is an ancient place, a fact that is no longer under dispute.

For those sceptics amongst us, Glastonbury Tor is very old; incredibly old in fact and is backed by the findings of modern archaeology. It is thought that the Tor, along with six other islands were left proud and unsubmerged with a great flood that swept the area. As a result, these seven islands became a focus for new life and regeneration.

Some Glastonbury mystics also believe that at one time, a sight similar to Stonehenge could be seen at its summit, with many mystics professing they have been party to this vision, with local findings suggesting that at one time, there may have been a round temple here.

Over the centuries, more and more evidence began to emerge of how this place played a part in mystical and unexplained occurrences. Somerset, a place name that means summer settlement, was once under water and the Tor remained a place of restorative sanctuary. \As the floods past, and the land grew people from far and wide were drawn here. Their experiences are well-documented through the ages.

Many theories abound amongst Glastonbury mystics as to what and how the Tor has been used and one is that the layered ‘look’ to the softly-domed hill, a possible indication it was used as a ritual or worshiping place. Some profess to still being able to see these paths, as they glow at certain times of the year; likewise the placing large stones at certain points on the hill suggest that their placement there was a deliberate act, rather than one of nature.

A truly fascinating place, to both mystics and non-believers, there is something here that physically and emotionally pulls people here to examine it; it invites them to find out more. Maybe you should pay a visit?

Author's Bio: 

Rachel Hindle is a freelance journalist within the metaphysical sector writing for magazines and online media.