What is a Ley Line?
Ley lines are believed by many people to be a series of metaphysical connections that link a number of sacred sites around the world. Essentially, these lines form a sort of grid or matrix, and are composed of the earth’s natural energies.
Benjamin Radford at Live Science says, “You won’t find ley lines discussed in geography or geology textbooks because they aren’t real, actual, measurable things… scientists can find no evidence of these ley lines — they cannot be detected by magnetometers or any other scientific device.”
Alfred Watkins and the Theory of Ley Lines
Ley lines were first suggested to the general public by an amateur archaeologist named Alfred Watkins in the early 1920s. Watkins was out wandering around one day in Herefordshire and noticed that many of the local footpaths connected the surrounding hilltops in a straight line. After looking a map, he saw a pattern of alignment. He posited that in ancient times, Britain had been crossed by a network of straight travel routes, using various hilltops and other physical features as landmarks, needed in order to navigate the once densely-forested countryside.
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