If you plot these and other sites on a map, a curious thing becomes apparent: Many of them can be connected by straight lines. Were these monuments and sacred sites specifically built at those locations by ancient people with lost knowledge of unknown earth energies especially strong along these “ley lines“?
“Heilige Linien” to the Germans “Fairy paths” to the Irish, “Dragon Lines” to the Chinese, “Spirit Lines” to Peruvians and “Song Paths” to the Australian Aborigines – and so on around the world.
Most cultures have traditions and words to describe the straight, often geometric alignments that ran across ancient landscapes, connecting both natural and sacred prehistoric structures together.
Usually the names given to represent these invisible lines are translated to an equivalent of ‘spirit’, ‘dream’, or ‘energy’ paths.
However, apart from the physical presence of the sites themselves, proving the presence of a ‘connection’ between them is something that researchers have found notoriously elusive.
The following natural and man-made features were suggested by archeologist Alfred Watkins to be reliable ley-markers:
- Mounds, Long-barrows, Cairns, Cursus, Dolmens, Standing stones, Mark-stones, Stone circles, Henges, Water-markers (moats, ponds, springs, fords, wells), Castle, Beacon-hills, Churches, Cross-roads, Notches in hills, Camps (Hill-forts).
“We can therefore begin to gauge the strength of a ley-line according to its length, accuracy of deviation, number of ley-markers and their individual significance. We can also separate ley lines into basic categories such as astronomical, funerary, geometric etc.”
– Paul Deveraux
Energy & Ancient Past
Who’s Behind It?
Our Planet is unique, (so far, at least to our knowledge) Earth is the only planet capable of sustaining life in our Solar System and so far in the universe, but what makes it more unique is the megalithic monuments that are scattered across the globe. Places connected with straight lines, where advanced forms of geometry are found, mathematical equations carved into stone in several sites around the Planet, these are just some of the phenomena that are being discovered even today.
Why were the Pyramids of Egypt built? How did the Ancient Egyptians manage to place the Great Pyramid of Giza at the exact center of all land mass on Earth? The east/west parallel that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the earth, one in the ocean and the other at the Great Pyramid.
How was this possible without the ability to fly? Without the ability to know how the world’s land mass looked at that time? The Pyramids, specifically at Giza, are an amazing achievement of several sciences together, geometry, physics, and mathematics combined.
Mankind today would have difficulties in recreating the Pyramid construction with our knowledge and machinery and it is a mystery how this marvel of ancient construction was achieved, we don’t want to take away credit to ancient man who built incredible structures like the Pyramids, but did they really manage this with sticks and stones?
“Two possibilites exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
– Sir Arthur Charles Clarke
Science & Pseudo-Science
You won’t find ley lines discussed in geography or geology textbooks because they aren’t real, actual, measurable things. Though scientists can find no evidence of these ley lines – they cannot be detected by magnetometers or any other scientific device – New Agers, Psychics and others claim to be able to sense or feel their energy.
Parodies & Absurdity
The absurd nature of ley lines can be demonstrated in numerous ways. A process similar to most New Age ley line enthusiasts was applied by math lecturer Matt Parker in 2009 to work out where Woolworths stores would have been in the far, far past of 2008. For History Hack Day 2011, web author Tom Scott developed a tool to demonstrate that anywhere in England could be said to fall on three mysterious ley lines – including at least one that passes through Stonehenge. In short, if you ignore the misses and selectively report your hits, you can make magic ley lines out of anything.