- Alfred Watkins first discovered ley lines about 1909
in Hereford, England.
- Secrets were given by Michell in "City of Revelation",
and "Ancient Metrology". (book)
- Devereux's latest book "Earth Lights", contains a
startling report on the instrumental detection of
magnetic and other energies at sites on the ley
- Paul Screeton revived the "Ley Hunter", and his
"Quicksilver Heritage" magazines.
- The existence of energy streams across the Earth -
numerically expressed - unifies the sciences.
- The sulphur is of the solar or cosmic energies, and
the mercury of the Earth spirit.
- No form of study can be more delightful and
beneficial than this one.
- In those who investigate the cosmological patterns
which the ancients set out in the plans of their
temples and spread across the face of the landscape.
- The changes Jung referred to - take place in the
human mind as the sun comes under a new sign of the
Zodiac, an event which traditionally occurs every
- The Christian era coincided with the age of Pisces,
which is now giving way to that of Aquarius.
- Mitchell was lead to leys in his study of UFOs.
- Revelation comes to those who invoke it through
intense studies and a lively curiosity of mind.
- The twin symbols of alchemical fusion, the serpent
passing through the circle.
- The Masons are a hermetic group.
- William Blake understood the secret of the landscape
giants. - and the great spirit, Albion
- Isle of Avalon, in a holy house of religion that
standeth at the head of the Moors Adventurous, there
were King Arthur and Queen Guenievre lie.
- Maltwood: Zodiacal giants of Summerset
- Dr. Dee found Merlin's secret at Glastonbury.
- Orion and Hercules were part of his Zodiac.
- All of the greater starres of Sagittarius fall in
the hinde quarters of the horse, while Altiar,
Tarazed and Alschain from Auilla do fall on its
- Watkins meditating: The whole plan of the "Old
Straight Track" stood suddenly revealed.
- but an eye-blink away from normal vision.
- Ley lines are mentioned in Jeremiah and Isaih.
- Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set
thine heart toward the highway. - And within
- Watkins was a bee keeper.
- Lines set at an angle of six degrees north of due
east join centers dedicated to the moon cult of the
west with those of the sun in the east.
- "Cup and ring" marks on old stones were thought to
indicate both stars, and ley marks.
- crossing at the Tillington stone and giving the
lines of the winter sunrise as they appeared.
- Foster Forbes idea seems right to me. He suggested
the evidence makes both ways right about the cup and
ring markings. They relate what star affects which
- The stones bearing the cup and ring marks were the
key stones - so these stones were both terrestrial
and celestial charts.
- Forbes: Found that each of the sites had a
different character, depending on the nature of the
celestial body it represented, and current strength.
- Key stone locations: The Clava circles in Nairn,
Scotland; and Rothiemay circle in Aberdeenshire.
- Sites served as receiving stations for direct
influences from heavenly constellations - especially
at certain seasons of the year.
- Australian Aborigines have the "tjuringa stone",
that marks the ley lines and the sacred sites.
- The Hopi used telepathy along ley lines.
- Ley lines: The routes of seasonal processions.
- Chinese believed that lung-mei (leys) extented all
over the world.
- Nazca plains: walking down a certain line at the
equinox or solstice would see the sun or a star
rising or setting on the horizontal straight ahead.
- The avenue at Stonehenge, aligne on the midsummer
- The straight tracks were there before the Romans.
Ireland has them, yet Rome was not there.
- Under Roman roads were older pavements.
- Cardigan Bay flooded when man couldn't repair the
sea-walls built by giants.
- Persia, where the old system of straight tracks had
- Civilization moves westward like "Bran's Head".
- Britain still has about five hundred stone circles.
- These figures are based on Pythagorean triangles.
- Megalithic unit was a yard of 2.72 feet.
- Sites: Derived from the extreme positions of the
sun, moon, and stars as they cross the horizon.
(At equinox and solstice)
- Circles even show minor irregularities in the moon's
- The oldest churchs are more sacred.
- The new stone pillars were carved with the old
astrological designs and with atavistic figures.
- Most churches point in varying degrees north or
south of east.
- Secure the correct orientation by stretching a line
along its axis towards the point where the sun,
moon, or a particular star cross the horizon on a
certain day. (Like Mason lodges)
- Baal the sun god
- St. Catherine and her wheel
- Summer solstice ley at an azimuth of 76 degrees
- The Druid's golden arrow of Apollo was the dawn.
- Lodestone or geomancer's compass
- An ancient flint cross was dug up by inspiration.
It is called the "Holy Road".
- Samuel: Took the straight way - along the highway -
humming as they went.
- Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson and many
others sought the vital spots. (Leys)
- The Chinese geomantic principles are known.
- The Chinese call their ley lines "feng-shui" or wind
and water. (Dragons)
- Certain powerful currents, lines of magnetism, run
invisible over the whole surface of the Earth.
- Leys were both negative and positive.
- The yang or male current takes the higher routes
over steep mountains, and the yin or female flows
mainly along chains of low hills.
- The most favorable position was where the two
streams meet. - Ideally in the position of 3 yang
to 2 yin. Gentle, undulating country was yin, and
sharp rocks and peaks are yang. - The dragon pulse
is at its height, particularly if the spot is quiet
and sheltered, secluded like a modest virgin.
- Railways and canals lessen the force.
- The best junction is blue dragon to the left and the
white tiger to the right. - It should face south
with a hill behind and lower.
- Another good site is white sand, free of ants, near
the curve of a slow, meandering stream. - Marked by
a small, grassy knoll or hollow.
- The astrological influences had to be consulted.
This was done by means of a geomancer's compass,
consisting of a magnetic needle suspended at the
centre of a circular disc. The disc was divided
into rings, the inner ring, immediately surrounding
the needle, inscribed with the eight trigrams of yin
and yang, the outer rings showing the twelve signs
of the Zodiac, the twenty-four houses and other
astrological symbols. - Orientated south
- Each ridge has a particular astrological character.
- (The pagodas seemed to anticipate the skin effect of
high frequency waves.)
- The Chinese thought Europeans to be materially advanced,
but culturally retarded.
- A magic system by which the laws of mathematics and
music were expressed in the geometry of the earth's
- The main paths of planetary influence, determined by
thousands of years of astronomy, were discovered in
- The various parts of the earth each fell under a
particular planetary influence passed down through
the lines which ran above them.
- Besides their lunar or solar, yin or yang,
characteristics, certain lines were related to
one of the five planets, Jupiter, Mars, Venus,
Mercury or Saturn. (Yellow, red, blue, white,
- Other correspondences link the planets with the
materials of the body, with the internal organs,
and with the fortunes of men.
- Mountains with the top broken-off are sacred to
- Hills under Saturn have a flat summit, those under
Mercury are low and dome shaped, and hills of Venus
are dramatically high and rounded.
- Certain influences go well together; others can not
lie happily in conjunction. (Consult the myths)
- Wood feeds fire but eats up earth.
- Fire produces earth but consumes metal.
- Earth produces metal but soaks up water.
- Metal produces water but destroys wood.
- Water produces wood but destroys fire.
- Venus can go with Saturn, but not with Mars.
- China: The direction and strength of their flow was
measured and even modified. (Leys)
- Search for a garden amidst chaos, - soothing unity.
- The lines of the dragon current runs straight across
country, but locally their course should be modified
by a series of gentle curves.
- The mind, susceptible to the hidden proportions of
the invading influences.
- The mathematical rules of the universe are visible
to men in the form of beauty.
- Certain places are charming, others depressing.
- Place names like Coal, Cold, or Cole are often found
on ley lines.
- Leys are related to aspects of the host.
- Spring: The celestial influences restore life to
the barren earth, reanimating the minerals.
- Plants: Nourished by the virtue stored up within
the minerals of the earth.
- At the year's end the minerals loose their vitality
and fertility wanes.
- The dragon is born from an egg beneath the water.
- Dragon killers: St. Michael, St. George, Saint
Catherine, and St. Margaret.
- The Mordiford dragon was killed as it came down
Serpent Lane to drink at the River Lugg.
- For the sake of posterity, the Romans repaved many
of the old straight tracks, from the centers.
- St. Michael and St. George: Are the same as that
represented by Castor and Pollux who directed the
mysterious St. Elmo's fire, a current of etheric
electricity over which the Greeks seem to have
retained some control even into historical time.
- The dragon's wider elemental and astrological
significance. - Apollo slew Python
- Celebrations of the shortest cycles of the ebb and
flow of the dragon current.
- The dragon was originally a concrete expression of
the divine powers of life-giving.
- At certain seasons of the year the dragon passed
overhead down a straight line of country, drawing in
his wake the fertilizing powers of life.
- The main ley line of Britain is oriented 27 degrees
north of east.
- (The Cheesewring stack of stones is incredible. As
if a giant balanced a stone in each hand in
construction. In shape it resembles a mushroom of
granite.) - called a "holy center" of ley system
- Cap stone of a dolmen
- At Cheesewring one fallen stone has a "huge wheel"
carved on it. The summit of the central pile is
carefully inscribed with prehistoric markings.
- Several alignments of ancient sites in Cornwall
terminate on the coast at Logan Stones, great boulders
so precariously balanced that they can be set
rocking at a touch. - Many are heavily scored with cup
marks. - And it is evident that the great boulders,
set up on the high moors and coastal cliffs, played
an important part in the generation of the
terrestrial current and its transmission down alignments
of pillars and stone circles.
- The Mump is constructed of red clay.
- Like Hermes who was born and had his sanctuary in a
cave on the summit of Mount Kylene.
- sepulchral tumulus
- Each line of the dragon current has a different
quality, reflected in the country beneath, and each
has an affinity with certain parts of the body.
- A .9 degree variation in the orbit of the moon.
- Others say that the holy spirit touched Britain
first at St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall.
- Hermes, the mercurial god of roads and stone pillars
and standing stones.
- The Romans found Mercury stones set in life over the
- In Greece the herm, or phallic image of Hermes,
stood in the centre of the market place.
- Watkins: nor could he avoid the impression that
prehistoric sites were still haunted by a spirit
invoked there thousands of years in the past.
- Perry: The number of remote, uninhabitable islands
bearing the ruins of great laborious pyramids and
- He says prehistoric missionaries must have built
- Stonehenge is newer than other stone circles is
- Leys: A celestial pattern of stone and earthworks
across the earth's surface.
- The key to the mystery must surely lie in the study
of that great pattern itself, and its relation to
the subtle forces of the landscape.
- The earth is a great magnet, the strength and
direction of its currents influenced by many factors
including the proximity and relative positions of
the other spheres in the solar system, chiefly the
sun and moon.
- Watkins: over rocky, broken land it becomes violent
and disturbed, reacting with the elements to cause
magnetic storms and in northern regions, auroras and
- In the neighbourhood of geological faults the
magnetic flow becomes particularly agitated due to
the springs of current which at these places bursts
through the earth's crust.
- Notably the 27 day intervals - of its quiet and
disturbed periods - also these forces are related to
the sunspot cycle.
- The earth's natural magnetism was not only known to
men some thousands of years ago provided them with a
source of energy and inspiration to which their
whole civilization was tuned.
- Many earth rings stand outside rather than within
a moat; others were never more than a foot or so in
- On leys: There are moments when it is impossible
not to become aware of the direct truth which it
- Geomancer's information, it seems, is gained by
astronomy and by use of the magnetic compass.
- The strength and direction of the current varies
according to the certain phases of the sun and moon.
- Leys: The moon exerts the same influence upon this
invisible flow as it does on the tides.
- The full moon produces a marked increase in
magnetic activity around noon, with a quiet period
just before sunset.
- Of all the astronomical events that influence the
earth's magnetic field the most dramatic is an
eclipse of the sun or moon. (Diminished)
- Stonehenge is given a date of 1850 BC.
- The most perfect effects were obtained in the
Hebrides, and other wild parts of western?
- The .9 degree deviation of the moon is very
important. It gives warning of a possible lunar eclipse.-
near the higher limit
- Eclipses interrupt the magnetic flow.
- Dr. Wilhelm Reich called it "orgone energy".
- It provides the medium through which magnetic and
gravitational forces manifest their influence. -
This energy could be trapped or accumulated by the
construction of a chamber lined with some inorganic
material and covered on the outside with alternate
layers of organic and inorganic matter.
- (This confirms my suspicions of the Ohio Indian
mounds. They are constructed in this way, using
mica on alternate layers.)
- Many of the greatest works of the megalithic
builders involve the construction of a hidden chamber set
deep within the earth, or at the heart of some great
artificial edifice. - different types and colours of
clay being used at each stage.
- Book: "The Discovery of the Orgone", by Reich. It
was burnt by the Pure Food and Drug Administration.
- In Ireland narrow entrances to stone lined
underground pits and galleries are found at the
centre of ringed earthwork enclosures or raths.
(aka souterrains, or fogous)
- Bluestones possess some quality
- Ley force was Von Reichenbach's "odyle force".
- Reich: learnt to control it, to manipulate the
stream of energy and direct it to practical effect.-
by the use of a simple apparatus, which he describes
in his published work, to produce changes in the
weather, to dissolve clouds by drawing off their
sustaining energy and to stimulate or diminish local
- At the time of the judicial persecution which caused
his death he was investigating means of space travel
within the flow of intergalactic currents of energy.
- The paintings and ritual songs stimulate its flow
and benefit the creatures with which the current of
a particular spot is associated.
- Planetary influences affect not only the magnetic
currents at the earth's surface, but the layers of
mineral ore deep below.
- Minerals within their rocks are never still or
inactive - varies with the planet to which they
- planting at a time when the celestial influence is
waning - fertilizing energy acting through the
- Plants can be stimulated by music.
- Book: Underwood's "The Pattern of the Past".
- Every stone circle has at its centre a strong source
of energy. With standing stones over the spirals.
- The direction of its flow varies with the phases of
- The strongest spring is frequently located directly
beneath the tower. At this spot the celestial
influences, attracted by the spire, combine with the
terrestrial force to produce the fusion.