Talk: Colin Wilson and Robert Graves : ‘bio-energetic power transfer by osmosis’.
Colin Wilson’s meeting with Robert Graves at Deya Majorca was an important part of the creation of his landmark book, The Occult. Paul will present a perspective suggesting it was in fact a mysterious initiatory episode that marked a profound turning point in Wilson’s life. In doing this, he will examine aspects of Graves’ life and, in particular, another meeting, with musician Daevid Allen, from the same period, that expands our understanding of what passed between him and Wilson.
Paul Weston is the author of Mysterium Artorius; Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus; Avalonian Aeon; The Glastonbury Zodiac and Earth Mysteries UFOlogy, Glastonbury Psychogeography; The Michael Line, the Qabalah, and the Tarot; Atargatis; William Blake and the Glastonbury Gnosis; The Occult Battle of Britain; Glastonia Aegyptiacus, and History and Myth. He also published and contributed to the anthology Signs and Secrets of the Glastonbury Zodiac. Having majored in Comparative Religion for a Combined Arts degree, Paul went on to work for the Scientology-influenced Institute of Hypnosis and Parapsychology. He eventually became completely absorbed into the Glastonbury matrix and was fortunate to be closely involved in the Psychic Questing work of Andrew Collins. A Glastonbury tour guide and frequent lecturer whose presentations are increasingly uploaded onto YouTube, his other main influences and inspirations include Colin Wilson, Dion Fortune, Reiki, Mother Meera, the Fellowship of Isis, Adi Da, John Cowper Powys, Osho, Psychogeography, Gurdjieff, Anthony Robbins, and UFOlogy.