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Ley Lines Of The U.K.


I wish that we were taught ancient science at school, in particular about earth energy grid and lay lines. You probably remember learning about the earth’s grid system, a geographical grid that consists of horizontal and vertical lines that intersect at coordinates that can be used to locate places on maps and globes. These lines are called longitude lines and they are different from ley lines.

Technology has moved on quite a lot since we were at school, from paper maps to google maps we use today. Unless you are a geographer, you probably won’t need a skill of locating a place by its coordinates anymore. However, if you are a healer like me, you would probably want to know about earth energy grid and ley lines.

Having visited a number of sacred sites, I was keen to do some more research about ‘Ley Lines’ and an Englishman Alfred Watkins (1855-1935), photographer and inventor, who discovered the lay system.

In the next blog post I will share a video of a site I’ve visited on the New Year’s eve where two main lay lines intersect and write about my experience.

As I write this post, I’m referring to a book that I’d like to recommend to you by John Mitchell “The New View Over Atlantis”. The first part of this book is mostly about ‘leys’ – alignments of prehistoric sites and natural landmarks. His final book “How The World Is Made. The Story Of Creation According To Sacred Geometry” is must have if you want to dwell deeper and understand how numbers, geometry and patterns work and how they underlie our whole world.

Evidence from all parts of the world is constantly accumulating to indicate that the network of leys, or sacred sites standing in alignment, was once indeed universal. The purpose behind the ley system still remains the deepest of ancient mysteries; but is commonly agreed by most experienced researchers that it was connected with a former code of mystical science which acknowledged the existence of energy streams across the earth and the part they lay in the renewal of all life on our planet.

The prehistoric alchemists were dealing with the earth itself, which they regarded as the retort for the alchemical fusion between the ‘sulphur’ of solar or cosmic energies and the ‘mercury’ of the earth spirit. From this fusion were generated the forms of elemental energy on which the prehistoric civilization depended. The memory of that archaic world-order was preserved into historical times by certain groups or castes of priest initiates, such as keepers of the Egyptian temples from whom indirectly Plato received it.

If you are not familiar with the ley system I hope this will not come across like hearing something new but rather more like a reminder of something you once knew. You might be familiar with some of the well known sites in England that were built on ley lines such as Stonehenge, Stone Circle in Somerset, Glastonbury Tor, Salisbury Cathedral and Avebury Henge.

Not all journeys are planned in advance and start out with a clear goal. The journey of Alfred Watkins started with a discovery that came out of the blue and didn’t relate to anything previously known. Alfred Watkins, was a well known and respected merchant in his own county. One hot summer’s afternoon, on 20th June 1921 he was at Blackwardine in Herefordshire. On a high hilltop he stopped and looked at his map before meditating on the view below him. Suddenly, in a flash, he saw a vision. His mind was flooded with a rush of images forming one coherent plan. He saw a web of lines linking the holy places and sites of antiquity. In one moment of transcendental perception Watkins entered a magical world of prehistoric Britain, a world whose very existence had been forgotten.

He termed alignments, consisting of five or more sacred sites, whether churches, megaliths, springs or hilltops, ‘leys’. He marked them on an Ordnance Survey map, and the truth of his vision was confirmed.

He produced a great deal of evidence that many ley lines had once been used as roads. In the course of his research, Watkins and his friends grew more and more convinced that there was something more behind the ley system than just a network of trader’s tracks.

It was as if some flow of current followed the course of these man-made alignments. An expert bee keeper he also noticed how bees, taken away and released at some distance from their hives, first describe hesitant circles in the air, and then, as if tuning in to some invisible current, make a ‘bee-line’ for home.

To the end of his life despite much stern, even abusive criticism, Alfred Watkins continued to enlarge and confirm his discovery, without ever finding the ultimate clue to the meaning of the ley system.

Further clues to the nature of the mysterious flow of currents came from work by Guy Underwood, who was both archaeologist and a dowser. Through the use of a sensitive divining rod of his own design he was able to achieve great precision in tracing the course of that mysterious force to which dowsers respond.

In the course of his work he made the remarkable discovery that the entire geographical arrangement of prehistoric Britain coincides with the lines and centres of the subterranean influence. Although he concluded that stones and earthworks were placed to mark the subterranean flow, from his examples its evident that the prehistoric builders were not intended to merely mark the natural channels.

Every stone circle has at its centre a strong source of energy, referred to by Underwood as a blind spring, and the individual standing stones mark the paths and spirals of underground streams, cracks or other features associated with intensified magnetism.

Magnetism and electrical force are two sides of the same coin. A moving electrical current generates a magnetic field, and changing magnetic field generates electric current in anything present that will conduct it. Ground containing a high level of metal or mineral rich water conducts these natural, daily currents particularly well. Drier or less metallic ground conducts it less well. When these two types of land intersect, a ‘conductivity discontinuity’ occurs. Interestingly, this is also where many ancient sites seem to be located and often where anomalous ‘balls of light’ are seen.

At Stonehenge and other ancient sites, a henge cut over three feet into the ground resists this telluric energy, directing it through the entrance, building up electrical charge within the site.

Is this one of the lost technologies of the ancients? Were they harnessing it worldwide into a planetary grid of energy?