Ley Lines: Magical Energy of the Earth

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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Samhain – Flasback 2005

“Samhain means “summer’s end” in Gaelic, and for many Witches it is also New Year. Traditionally, tonight is the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. This means that one can move more easily from other planes – from ghost to gods, It also means that divination is very effective on this night.

If you have no other plans, take out a tarot deck and ask the question, “What will my life be like in the coming year?” Or, you and a friend could try the Ouija board. Sit facing each other in straight-back chairs. Balance the board on both your knees. Each of you puts one hand on the planchette. After a while, it will begin to move of its own accord. Note the letters it moves to, and see what it spells out. You may need to keep at it for a while; its usually nonsense at first. If you don’t have a Ouija board, you can improvise on by writing the letters of the alphabet and the numbers 1 through 0 out on separate pieces of paper (3×5 cards cut in half work well). Arrange these in a circle on a table. Turn a small glass upside down and use it as you would the plancheete.”

Copyright Magenta Griffith Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2005 Page 115