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Arthur and Bridget in Avalon: Celtic Myth, Vernacular Religion and Contemporary Spirituality in Glastonbury

Bowman, Marion (2007). Arthur and Bridget in Avalon: Celtic Myth, Vernacular Religion and Contemporary Spirituality in Glastonbury. Fabula, Journal of Folktale Studies, 48(1/2) pp. 16–32.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/FABL.2007.003
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Abstract

Glastonbury, a small but significant English town, is considered special or sacred to a range of spiritual seekers. In the contexts of vernacular religion and contemporary spirituality, this article explores the ways in which the myths of two Celtic characters, Arthur and Bridget, have been used, interpreted and manipulated in Glastonbury in the course of the twentieth century and beyond for a variety of purposes and in connection with very varied spiritual paths.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0014-6242
Keywords: Myth; Glastonbury; Goddess Sprituality; Celtic Spirituality; Vernacular Religion
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 9727
Depositing User: Marion Bowman
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9727
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