This blog could be said to be all about ley lines…. but please bear with me. I could be just as sceptical as you. I want to know the truth and hopefully have an open mind.
For those unfamiliar with blogs, the bit you are reading now is not called a page but a post. All posts are at the front of the website and are chunks of information added as and when I wish to say something new. In the header they are listed under Home. All other headers are pages and are the meat of the website and more akin to an e-book. These pages are permanent (although they can be edited by me) whereas posts are a temporary storage for information which may be added to the pages and are open for readers comments.
To see an overall description and plan of the alignment of ancient sites go to the top line of headers above and open the header titled ‘Summary of Alignments’ rather than clicking on the sub-headers revealed by hovering over the other main headers.
So what’s it all about….
Some forty years ago I made an extraordinary discovery – certain ancient sites in the area around my home town of Guildford were arranged within the landscape in a seemingly intentional pattern. Some sites fall upon bearings of ten degrees from a common point and are aligned at regular distances from that point. This regular distance also occurs along other alignments within the area. On one alignment I calculated a high point where I suspected a site may have existed and consequently discovered an unrecorded barrow at precisely that point – later confirmed by the County Archaeologist.
The following pages are the result of many years of intermittent research into the alignment of ancient sites across the landscape, popularly known as ley lines. Originally ley lines were defined as the physical alignments of ancient sites but in recent years they have become to be thought of as lines of ‘earth energy’ detectable by dowsing. This is outside my area of interest and I no longer think of or refer to alignments in this work as ley lines.
The first pages are entered under the header titled About. After the Introduction the chapter titled Beginnings describes my early years of research and this is succeeded by Developments which describes recent research dating from the time this blog was begun. The Summary of Alignments is a listing and brief description of the lines, and the heading is concluded by a brief (at the moment) chapter titled The Elephant in the Corner on the contentious issue of site relevance.
At this time there are thirteen alignments listed in this work. Others may come to light especially if the area of interest is expanded. The alignments are divided into two groups. The primary group is at bearings of 10° intervals from a common point. These intervals have been refined to 9.95° and the bearings have been divided into the recurring distance interval of 3600 feet (1097.3m). This distance, for want of a better name, I have called the Druid Mile (DM). The secondary group are all roughly East-West and contain further instances of the Druid Mile.
It should be noted that this is very much a work in progress and many entries await the addition of information. Field-work, once all sites are studied and photographed, will be concentrated on visiting deduced points on the alignments in the hope of discovering other unrecorded sites. This would go a long way to proving the theory.
For those who are interested in the origins and developments of the ley theory I recommend the website of Paul Devereux who has written a concise and comprehensive history from the coining of the term by Alfred Watkins in 1921 up to recent times. Go to http://www.pauldevereux.co.uk and click on ‘ley lines’ in the contents panel.