- The Chalice Well © 2008 Edie Stone. One of the most peaceful and sacred moments of my life. See note below about the symbolism of the well and well cover.
- The mound Bryn Celli Ddu, north-east side, main entrance Ynys Môn/ Isle of Anglesey, Wales, by Rhion Pritchard, 2008, public domain.
- Tor Tree, cc-by-sa-2.0, 2008, Glyn Baker Glyn notes: Tor Tree. Not one of the official concrete paths up Glastonbury Tor but a well worn trail that passes through this split tree, there must be some mystical significance surely?
NOTE ON THE CHALICE WELL, from Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalice_Well
Wells often feature in Welsh and Irish mythology as gateways to the spirit world. The overlapping of the inner and outer worlds is represented by the well cover, designed by the church architect and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond and presented as a gift after the Great War in 1919. The two interlocking circles constitute the symbol known as the Vesica Piscis. In the well lid design, a spear or a sword bisects these two circles, a possible reference to Excalibur, the sword of the legendary King Arthur, believed by some to be buried at the nearby Glastonbury Abbey. Foliage represents the Glastonbury Thorn. Bligh Bond wrote that the vesica design for the well cover was “typical of many early diagrams, all having the same object – the rendering of spiritual truth by means of the purest, most intellectual system of imagery conceived by the mind, namely, truth which is ‘aeonial’ or eternal, of which geometry is the best interpreter, since it can figure for us with remarkable suggestiveness those formative principles upon which the Father has built his Creation, principles which shall endure when heaven and earth have died.”
Christian mythology suggests that Chalice Well marks the site where Joseph of Arimathea placed the chalice that had caught the drops of Christ‘s blood at the Crucifixion, linking the Well to the wealth of speculation surrounding the existence of the Holy Grail.