The Rediscovery of Glastonbury [Frederick Bligh Bond]
This biography, subtitled 'Frederick Bligh Bond, Architect of the New Age', is the life story of the architect, antiquary and psychical researcher whose work is inextricably linked to the development of Glastonbury as a mystical centre. Bond (1864-1945) was a Theosophist and Freemason, an early pioneer of colour photography, and an avid psychical researcher. Professionally he was director of excavations of Glastonbury Abbey and promoted it heavily as a national shrine and monument, positing it as a spiritual centre of England worthy of protection and reverance by all across England. Glastonbury is today hailed as a centre of alternative spirituality, thanks in large part to the mystical and professional life work of Frederick Bligh Bond. Tim Hopkinson-Ball's biography is for everyone who feels a connection to Glastonbury, and is curious about the birth of the New Age movement in the UK. Illustrated with 23 monochrome plates.
Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2007. Hardback with dustjacket, xix 236 pages. New.