The greater significance of ley lines, by Erik Oakenshield


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Originally posted on Humanistic Paganism:

There are very few instances where scientific idea evolves into something most would deem “supernatural theory,” but ley lines followed such a path. Usually it is the other way around, where the inexplicable becomes scientific subject matter, i.e. the heavenly bodies, but since the proposition of their existence in 1921 by Alfred Watkins, ley lines have become a hot topic in the Pagan community.

Alfred Watkins

Watkins was an amateur archeologist from Great Britain, and is the author of Early British Trackways and The Old Straight Track, both published in the 1920s. It is said that one day, while Watkins was riding in the countryside near Bredwardine, he noticed that many of the ancient monoliths, monuments, henges, and mounds in the area seemed to connect to one another in a straight line. Looking at a map of the surrounding area, he connected other sites that were seemingly in alignment…

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