Glastonbury Symposium – Online Event 24 July 2021 

Here are the full biographies and synopses of our guest speakers for our one-day Online Event. 

Click on the right for a general video all about the Glastonbury Symposium and what we do!

Saturday 24 July 2021

Andy Thomas

Andy is a leading researcher into mysteries and cover-ups and is the author of the acclaimed The Truth Agenda and Conspiracies, both widely praised for providing real insights into classic conspiracy theories and the paranormal. His many other books include Vital Signs and An Introduction to Crop Circles, seen as definitive guides to the circle phenomenon. Andy is one of Britain’s most prolific lecturers and speaks in many other countries too. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances. Andy is also founder of Changing Times, which holds events on truth and mysteries. An annual speaker at the Glastonbury Symposium since 1994, Andy’s presentations at the event are now renowned. He became co-MC in 1999, a role he continues to this day, and he is one of the core administrators for the Symposium.

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Andy presents his annual inspirational opening to the Saturday schedule by looking at the key so-called ‘alternative’ issues of our times and how both the media and authorities are continuing their efforts to remove them from public view …

Gordon Rochford

Gordon Rochford is an Irish comedian, journalist and presenter. He is the brains and personality behind Those Conspiracy Guys, a hugely successful podcast that takes a humorous yet in depth look at conspiracies, ranging from aliens to missing persons and murders. On the back of the podcast, Gordon has amassed a cultural tribe that is hugely supportive of his projects and he is currently focused on making a series of documentaries in the USA.


Let’s Talk Conspiracy Fact!

Gordon Rochford presents some of the most current concerns of Those Conspiracy Guys, an Irish comedy podcast: “Where we discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories, paranormal happenings and true crime from Atlantean myths to Zapruder films; from ghosts and demons to alien abductions; from werewolves and vampires to CIA assassins and Russian spies. Our aim is to cast a light into the dark corners of corruption, conspiracy and suppression. We want to scour a web laden with tales of political intrigue, extra-terrestrials, rogue governments, secret societies, the paranormal, murder, mayhem, deceit, destruction, the cryptozoological and the psycho-pharmacological and present the fable of the 21st century: The Conspiracy Theory.”

Terje G Simonsen

Terje G Simonsen is a Norwegian ‘Historian of Ideas’ and non-fiction author, specialising in the esoteric and occult. He was educated at the University of Oslo, where he has also taught introductory courses on philosophical and literary works. Terje’s book A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal (Watkins, 2020) has been highly praised as one of the best overviews of psychic and other phenomena. Terje is educated in gestalt therapy and psychosynthesis, and his varied career has included stints in psychiatry, kindergartens, museums, security, and catering. Today he works as a freelance writer. Since childhood he has been fascinated by ‘magical’ phenomena like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and healing —an interest based on some peculiar experiences of his own as well as strange stories told by friends and family. This fascination led to extensive forays into esoteric and occult traditions, where such phenomena are not seen as chimera but as part of an expanded consciousness.


Psychic and Paranormal Phenomena

In conversation with Andy Thomas, Terje discusses the astonishing themes of his book A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal, and explores the science of parapsychology. His book is entertaining, colourful and multifaceted and has been endorsed by several of the world’s foremost experts in the field.

Rosa Koire

Rosa Koire is an international activist for individual rights and free speech. As the author of BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: UN Agenda 21 she has exposed the face of the United Nations Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 ‘sustainable development’ initiatives, which hugely impact on private property rights and individual liberty, and shown activists how to identify and fight it locally. Her popular interviews and speeches have garnered millions of views and she speaks around the world. Rosa’s message of hope and encouragement has helped to activate a worldwide resistance movement against the technological superstate.


UN Agenda 21, Agenda 2030 and the Great Reset

Rosa explains the role of Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 as being part of the ‘Great Reset’ promised by many leading figures in the wake of the pandemic. But does the slogan ‘Build Back Better’ really mask dramatic new restrictions on personal rights and private property, long-planned and implemented in the name of positive ‘sustainable development’..?

Jason Porthouse

Jason Porthouse works as a freelance documentary editor, working on programmes such as BBCs Panorama and Stacey Dooley Investigates… When not in an edit suite though, Jason follows a lifelong interest in spirituality and the metaphysical world. A qualified Spiritual Companion and alumni of Jan Day’s School of Being, he is particularly interested in exploring ideas around what being a man in today’s world really means, and how that feeds into relationships on all levels. Jason is the Glastonbury Symposium’s resident meditation leader and a long-time team member.



Jason shares some closing thoughts and leads a relaxing meditation to end the Online Event peacefully and positively.

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