What are ley lines?

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.

A leyline

  • 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!

Marcel Maarhuis

Marcel Maarhuis

on 08 Jul 2021

Ja, al een jaar of 8 druk met Leylijnen bezig, ooit een lezing van iemand gezien die kon uitleggen en demonstreren om ze te neutraliseren, mits het niet te sterk is. Wij komen ze veel tegen met huizen energetisch reinigen, vaak onrust in huis en slaapproblemen, vooral bij kinderen, sinds die tijd maak (soldeer) ik koperen lemniscaten die we onder het bed leggen, meestal is het probleem daarmee opgelost. We sporen ze op met een wichelroede, sommige zijn zo te voelen. Vroeger werden de kerken op kruispunten van Leylijnen gebouwd vanwege de kracht, uitgemeten door wichelroedelopers, tegenwoordig wordt er niet meer op gelet en bouwt men overal maar huizen, in Assendelft heb ik een hele rij huizen ontdekt waar een sterke leylijn doorheen loopt, daar sprongen elke week alle lampen op alle verdiepingen waar de leylijn liep, en in dezelfde rij huizen veel onrust, ruzie en echtscheidingen.

Nicky Koopmans

Nicky Koopmans

on 09 Jul 2021

Thank you for sharing, Marcel. Can you maybe tell us something about how you define or recognise a ley line?

Marcel Maarhuis

Marcel Maarhuis

on 09 Jul 2021

Leylijnen zijn ondergrondse wateraders, het effect heeft hetzelfde als een hoogspanningsmast alleen komt het uit de grond, goed waar te nemen met een elektro magnetische straling meter of wichelroede, ik ben er heel gevoelig voor en kan ze vaak gewoon voelen; zware benen en kriebelende kuiten.

Nicky Koopmans

Nicky Koopmans

on 10 Jul 2021

Thank you for sharing. And here we have a perfect example of why I wrote this blogpost. Underground water currents are (to me) a totally different phenomenon than ley lines. They have different energy qualities and (when that's needed/wanted) totally different remedy strategies. When we would be talking about ley lines, we would definitely not be talking about the same thing. P.S. On a side note: please write your comments in English so everyone can read along. Thank you.

Carroll Murray

Carroll Murray

on 16 Jul 2021

Thank you 💜

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