Ley lines is a common used term, but what is it?
One of the most familiair technical terms, in geomancy and dowsing, is the word ley lines.
Because even people without any geomantic knowledge have heard of ley lines, one would almost assume, that it's clear to everyone what is exactly meant by this term.
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
I experience on a very regular basis, that geomancers and dowsers, when they are talking about ley lines, talk about completely different energy phenomena, without even realising it.
Enough reason to dedicate a blog post to it, I'd think.
Mr. Alfred Watkins
The term ley lines was coined in the 1920s by Mr. Alfred Watkins. He had the insight, that you could draw straight lines on a map through geographical places of significance.
Many names of these places had something to do with the term ley.
Et voila! The term ley lines was born.
What do we call ley lines?
Ley lines are often mentioned, when it comes to energies or ether 'lines' that connect things, places or phenomena.
These lines can either be on, in, above or below the ground.
This is actually a very wide interpretation of what the ley line phenomenon is, and it leaves quite some room for confusion.
Making sure you talk about the same 'thing'
If you want to be sure, that you are talking to someone about the same type of ley line: meet up and go together to the exact spot of that particular energy phenomena.
Stand, sit and walk 'through' it. Do whatever you need to do, to properly experience that particular ley line. Research it all the ways you know how.
Only in this way can you be sure that you're talking about the same energy.
A clear definition of a ley line
Stefan Brönnle, Marco Pogacknik, Hans Jörg Müller and Johanna Markl, are four very influential geomancers in the German speaking area. They all train(ed) many students.
They decided to (try to) reach consensus on what a ley line is and started studying ley lines together to come up with a clear description.
This way, they could be sure that, at least all of their students would be working with the same definition of a ley line.
These are the characteristics of ley lines they agreed upon.
- connects important physical places
- is (more or less) rectilinear
- has a pulse
- has a clear ether structure
- is tubular and has a 'skin' of earth ether
- has one, or more fire ether lines within that tube
- has a swirl at the edges of that tube
- is often associated with sagas or myths
A distinction is made between a so called power ley and a connection ley.
A power ley line has a diameter of 10 to 50 meters, and a length of thousands of kilometers.
A connecting ley line is much smaller, with a diameter of 1-2 meters and a maximum length of a few km.
And because Stefan Brönnle is one of my mentors, this is also the definition I use in my work.
How to avoid confusion
From my own experience I can confirm that the term ley lines causes a lot of confusion between dowsers and geomancers everywhere.
And what applies to ley lines, can of course be applied to basically any energy phenomenon.
To avoid confusion on what energy phenomenon you are talking about, it is simply best, to go out together and explore the energy structures in place together.
Even when your experiences with that energy structure differ from your company, at least you have a way better chance of knowing that you're talking about the same 'thing'.
Now I'd like to hear from you: Have you ever heard about ley lines before or is it new to you? How would you describe or characterise this phenomenon? Tell me about it in the comment box!