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: https://doi.org/10.1515/FABL.2007.003

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.

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