And one cannot go to Glastonbury with a Tascam and not talk to somebody about it. That person should probably be Paul Weston.
I was in town for Sefcon, which was excellent and you all should come next year when it is likely the conference will book out the whole town. Workshops full, halls full. Golden.
After the recording, Paul and I were discussing the pleasing counterpoint of coming to Glastonbury for an event that was all about magical orders and then ending up interviewing someone who is about as far from the order system as one can get.
Then we spoke about the difference between group work versus order work, as group work is certainly something Paul is no stranger to.
But the recording is all Paul and all Glastonbury. He is a researcher, writer, psychogeographer, folklorist and all around fascinating guy. He has been writing and speaking for several decades on Glastonbury, Arthurian mythology, Thelema, Dion Fortune and general High Strangeness.
His books are a heady mix of research, personal adventure and autobiography. In fact, there is probably a way of writing about synchronicity that could qualify as Westonian.
Here are some of his various websites:
On a personal level, it was his Arthurian writings that really activated the mythos for me. Despite having a near-obsession with it since childhood, it is Paul's books that allowed me to get it off the ground and into the air. (Welsh dragon spells, Grail language, and so on.)
We touch on this, as well as camping out in sacred sites while there is an axe murderer on the loose, Sai Baba and Reiki, John Cowper Powys, Steiner and Hitler, apported objects, dimension shifting, exactly how one moves to Glastonbury and so very much more.
Paul also has a good level of audio experience so he is the dream recording subject. Set it up and sit back. Job done. And it is quite the romp. War stories from a singularly unique magical career. Proper Glastonbury stuff.
Oh, and he didn't get started with Mastering Witchcraft. I finally found one!