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“Welcoming and peaceful”

Glastonbury Goddess Temple
Ranked #7 of 36 things to do in Glastonbury
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Welcoming and peaceful”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

A place for quiet reflection, meditation and contemplation of the Goddess, open to all for private prayer and meditation during the afternoons (12-4pm while I was there).

It's an oasis of warm, welcoming calm, from the beautiful devotional Goddess altar to the scent sprays gently introduced by the welcoming Melissa to the gentle, encouraging smiles of acknowledgement of the other women in attendance. It's a place to sit, relax, meditate and experience. Light a candle if you wish, do whatever inner work you need to do at the time - the atmosphere is one of warmth and support.

A word, also, for the wonderful ladies who were womanning the temple gift shop during my visit. So welcoming and warm, I really felt welcomed and encouraged on my journey, and the tarot reading with Jacqui was a wonderful experience both at the time and in reflection afterwards. On a practical level, the gifts are excellent - many are hand made and range from clothes and jewellery to books, prints and oils and all profits go in support of the Temple.

Visited May 2014
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unwelcoming and uncomfortable”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

My partner and myself visited Glastonbury recently. As a solitary pagan I thought it would begreat to go to the temple and possibly meet like minded people. I walked up to the door and tried to open it. It was locked so I walked down the steps and a woman stuck here head out the door and shouted what do you want? I said we'd come to see the temple. She said I'm busy and slammed the door! People like that give pagans a bad name! I was extremely upset after looking forward to the temple.

Visited February 2014
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Polperro, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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“An official Temple”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Peaceful, wonderful space to meet with the Feminine Divine. Staffed by volunteers, entitled "Melissas", the Temple follows a version of the Wheel of the Year, loosely based on the agricultural cycles of southern Britain - therefore its decor, and its focus changes every six weeks or so.

It's the first officially recognised Temple to the Feminine DIvine in Britain for over 2000 years.

It's not "wimmin" only space, it's for everyone, women, men, children, and everyone inbetween !

Go, take your shoes off, sit in thought, in prayer, in meditation - even fall asleep if you want. Recommended.

Visited March 2014
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3 Thank Caitlin M
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Bamberg, Germany
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Place of the heard”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

A temple for the Goddess where everybody can find silence, meditation and relaxation. You can stay alone or with one of the priestess in a healingsession. Sharing this space makes the visit of Glastonbury complete, you will always remeber this cosy athmosphere. The close by garden bistro makes your rest complete.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Not really for tourists”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Feel bad calling it 'average' however, it was not somewhere for tourists. I was for people who really believe. If you do not believe do not go.

Visited February 2014
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