How Gothic Image tours started


how Gothic Image tours startedHere’s a quick overview of how Gothic Image tours started as a wing of Gothic Image bookstore and publishing house in Glastonbury. The tours responded to a growing demand from people wanting to experience the energy of ancient sacred places in Britain and Ireland.

“In the late 1970s, I began offering guided journeys around Glastonbury, which then grew to include Scotland, Ireland and Wales,” says Jamie George. “At the same time, Gothic Image began publishing well known authors such as John Michell, Geoffrey Ashe and John Matthews. The next logical step was to invite our authors as guests on the sacred journeys. So, in a nutshell, that’s the story of how Gothic Image tours started.”

“Another turning point came when Marion Zimmer Bradley contacted me about helping with research for a new novel. She asked if I would like to accompany her to places around Glastonbury, as well as to Tintagel and other Arthurian sites. We became firm friends and her epic novel, The Mists of Avalon, went on to become a best-seller. She came back over the years and took part in the tours, particularly to Scotland. She loved the Inner Hebrides, Iona and Orkney.”

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