We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. By Frederick Bligh Bond, Prefatory Note by Sir William Barrett. Exactly what his priestly duties entailed is not clear, but it apparently did not satisfy Bond, as he returned to England in January 1936. Archived from on 9 August 2007. Bligh Bond has wisely asked representatives of certain societies to examine the later scripts which refer to the Loretto Chapel, note their contents, and see how far the further excavations may or may not verify any of the statements made in the later scripts. Knowing our past, our ancestors and what they experienced is so precious.
Weston-super-Mare Archaeological and Natural History Society. All that is true in the script could be gathered from historical data or reasonably conjectured by intelligent observation of existing facts and conditions. The author has, I am sure, with scrupulous fidelity and care, presented an accurate record of the scripts obtained through the automatic writing of his friend, together with all the archæological knowledge of the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey that was accessible before the excavations were begun. The Story of the Psychological Experiment Which Resulted in the Discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury, With a Record of the Finding of the Loretto Chapel in 1919. Everard Feilding, Secretary of the Society, who had been greatly interested in J.
For some 10 years, Bond had kept his mystical sources a secret from the Church of England, sharing it only with a few friends, including Dr. The style of his mature works in the Edwardian years might be described as English Baroque or Queen Anne Revival. His reputation was further compromised after the publication of The Hill of Vision in 1919. Before he was dismissed by Bishop in 1921, his excavations rediscovered the nature and dimensions of a number of buildings that had occupied the site. . Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Some parts of this page The International Survivalist Society 2005.
Psychic Archaeology from Atlantis to Oz. In order to remove any doubt on this point, before further excavations were made, Mr. But Bond rejected the idea, as he believed that it would meet with disfavour by the Church of England. Archaeologists and have found Bond's claims dubious. The court found against him. His work includes schools, such as the in , , and , Greenbank Elementary School and St George's School. From 1921 to 1926, Bond edited, as a part-time endeavour, Psychic Science, a quarterly publication of the College of Psychic Science.
Psychics, Sensitives and Somnambules: A Biographical Dictionary with Bibliographies. Bond's work of 16th century England available to the public. How does All You Can Books work? This is not a novel, but rather a treasure of information that would have otherwise remained obscure or forgotten if not for Mr. He also undertook a number of domestic commissions for the estate of , including a number of substantial houses in , the Miles Arms public house in Avonmouth, the now-demolished King's Weston estate office and the public hall in Shirehampton. As a consequence of these revelations his relations with his employers, who strongly disapproved of , deteriorated and he was sacked in 1921. On 30 December 2008 Bligh Bond was the subject of a documentary, The Ghosts of Glastonbury, hosted by , which examined Bligh Bond's claims that he received archaeological information through from deceased monks. Tymn, vice-president of The Academy of Religion and Psychical Research.
The Story of the Psychological Experiment Which Resulted in the Discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury, With a Record of the Finding of the Loretto Chapel in 1919. Bond's work at Glastonbury Abbey is one of the first documented examples of. Wilkins published a detailed criticism of Bond's psychical claims. Much of the information was very precise, some of it accurate to the inch, but the overlapping construction resulted in confusion at times. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.
Bond, Frederick Bligh, The Gates of Remembrance Oxford: B. Archaeology 37 5 : 48-52. He and Bartlett made their first attempt on November 7, 1907. Bond, a great-grand nephew of Captain William Bligh of Bounty infamy, had developed an interest in psychic matters well before taking on the Glastonbury dig. What was clear enough, however, was the need of somehow switching off the mere logical machinery of the brain which is for ever at work combining the more superficial and obvious19 things written on the pages of memory, and by its dominant activity excluding that which a more contemplative element in the mind would seek to revive from the half-obliterated traces below. He was born in the town of. University of the West of England.
Sometime around 1932, Bond was ordained a priest of the Old Catholic Church of America, an offshoot of the Episcopal Church. Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. That book rehashed some of the material in his first book, but went on to include automatic writing produced in sittings with several different mediums concerning World War I and other matters not pertaining to Glastonbury Abbey. Apparently, because it took the excavators some time to catch up with the initial messages, they were less frequent after that, sitting number 61 coming on December 9, 1912, nearly five years later. Archived from on 12 May 2006. Beyond this, an early drawing of the abbey, and even structural remains visible on the surface, provided clues as to the location of these towers.