Glastonbury Zodiac
One of the strangest features of legend-haunted Glastonbury
in Britain is the so-called zodiac formation of earthworks,
field tracks, river banks, and other ground markings over an
area of some 30 miles, resembling a gigantic star map. An early
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Glastonbury Zodiac
mention of the Glastonbury zodiac was made by John Dee, famous
Elizabethan scholar and occultist, but it was not until
comparatively recent times that the subject was examined in
In her book A Guide to Glastonbury’s Temple of the Stars (1929),
Katherine E. Maltwood maps a giant zodiac from the features
of the Glastonbury landscape with additional features suggestive
of symbols of the Holy Grail tradition.
Although this theory has been received with some skepticism,
aerial surveys have tended to support the ground markings
as suggestive of a zodiac. (See also leys)
Caine, Mary. The Glastonbury Zodiac Key to the Mysteries of
Britain. Torquay, England Grael Communications, 1978.
Maltwood, Katherine E. A Guide to Glastonbury’s Temple of the
Stars. London, 1929.