Procession and possession in Glastonbury: Continuity, change and the manipulation of tradition.
Glastonbury, a small town in the south-west of England, is considered significant by a variety of religious groups and spiritual seekers. While there is a large degree of peaceful co-existence between people holding radically different worldviews, the contested nature of Glastonbury as a spiritual centre is occasionally played out by means of public displays of religiosity, the most obvious example of which is the procession. This paper compares Christian and Goddess-oriented processions as case studies in the use of traditional means to assert historical, spatial and spiritual claims in contemporary Glastonbury.
||2004 The Folklore Society
||Presidential address given to the Folklore Society, March 2004 
||Arts > Religious Studies
||18 Oct 2007
||27 Jun 2011 11:28
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