If you ever go to Cornwall, in England, be sure to visit St. Michael's Mount.
It is sited in a bay on the most southerly part of Britain. You draw a line on a map connecting St Michael's Mount to Brent Tor, and the on to Glastonbury, on to Avebury and up into East Anglia. The strange thing is that this line follows the path of May day sunrise, and it has many churches along the route dedicated to St Michael and St George.
Many have speculated about the alignments of the ancient monuments of Britain. The first person to note these strange alignments in the landscape was Sir Norman Lockyer, in 1909. He noted that Stonehenge stood at the point of an equilateral triangle linking Old Sarum and another hillfort, called Grovely Castle. he also noted that grovely castle was on a line of ancient sites linking stonehenge with the Cerne Abbas Giant, a hill figure in Dorset. In the 1920s Alfred Watkins, an antiquarian from Herefordshire, noted alignments in the landscape in the county he lived in. He theorised that these dead straight alignments that criss crossed the landscape were prehistoric trade routes, and published his findings in a book the Old Straight Track
. He called these alignments 'Ley Lines', from a saxon word 'ley, meaning 'to lead'.
However, some people found fault with the idea that they were trade routes. Why did these straight tracks go through marshes and other inaccessible terrain? Your real trade routes (like the Berkshire Ridgeway) meander through the countryside, taking advantag of natural features.
In the 20s, ley lines were like crop circles. they caused a lot of controversy and lots of people went off to investigate. Among the many different factions who got interested were Dowsers.
Dowsing is easy, I have done it myself. the mechanics of what happens when you dowse is perhaps subject for another posting, but dowsers have found that
many prehistoric sites are sited over blind springs and underground streams.
Many pre-reformation Christian churches are also built on ancient pagan 'sacred spots'. Indeed, this was one way of winning pagans over to the new fangled religion.
Dowsers claim that they can feel some sort of force t these ancient sites. They also claim that primitive man would be more attuned to the landscape, or perhaps only a few of the community would have this gift and be vererated by thier peers. One such person, a modern day dowser named Bill Lewis, claims that he can sense a spiral force that spirals up the standing stones of many ancient sites like Stonehenge.
Strangely enough, one scientist, Professor John Taylor of Kings College, London, was able to confirm that Mr Lewis was not just imagining things. a series of measurements with a portable magnetometer revealed that this spiral pattern existed, and grew in strength towards the tip of the standing stone, as Mr Lewis had said.
Even more amazingly, some suggest that there is a flow of energy from one site to another, at certain times of the year. These being solstice and equinox. Of course, there are many old legends and stories about in england, but do some conceal a forgotten system of knowledge? A system that encompassed astronomy, geophysics and mans interaction with the landscape.
It is calculated that it took 18 million man hours to constuct Silbury Hill, a gigantic cone shaped mound near Avebury. According to archeologist Richard Atkinson this was "a fraction of the 'gross national product' of the communitity at least as great as that devoted by the USA to the whole of it's space program". One may wonder why these people considered it so important.
The most useful works I have read on it are 'The Secret Country' by Janet and Colin Bord, and " Quicksilver heritage" by Micheal Screeton.
In this item I have briefly touched the surface of this subject, but I would be interested in what others turn up.
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