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Trail of Prayer from Portals by Sharon Knight
This episode I did a bit of research and used a bunch of different sources and switched them together. I have listed them as “more reading” If you have personal experience in working with ley lines or have experienced them. Please contact me!
I also received several definitions from listeners and I am listing the full replies that I used here.
Reddit user /u/Ladyofworries
What I know about them is that there are different lines with different types of energies and on points they cross those energies combine and bring a certain mood to that spot. The believe in my family is that my grandma kind of gave up on life because her favorite spot to sit (she sat there nearly 24/7) was a combination of a very soothing line (which was great for her anxiety disorder) and a complainant, sleepy or lazy line which ended up with her having no real fight or motivation to stay alive when she got sick. I am never sure how much of it I believe but all i do know it that that spot does feel like falling asleep on a warm summer day. (She had someone with a dowsing rod check her home once and he told her the energy of her spot)
Reddit user /u/danglydolphinvagina
Leylines are part of a broader pseudoscientific framework that believes that there is some type of energy that spans the globe, and that somehow this energy is structured in lines of power. It’s usually coupled with other beliefs like the idea that monuments and other significant structures have been purposefully built so as to align with this energetic network.
I think it’s a compelling mythopoetic idea to imagine that there is more to the world around us than we can see, and that even at our most industrious we are still beholden to its natural patterns and cycles. Leylines can be a helpful metaphor for thinking about this.
- 1846 idea that ancient sites were constructed in an alignment was proposed by Reverend Edward Duke
- 1909 Wihelm Teudt in Germany with the idea called Heilige Linien (holy lines)
- 1922 Alfred Watkins
- 1950’s Aime Michel French UFO sightings as linear features
- 1961 Tony Wedd authored Skyways and Landmarks
Ley Lines Wikipedia Article
Article Written by Robert Macfarlane
How Stuff Works article on ley lines
The ley of the land in The Guardian
Live Science the Lore and Lure of ley lines
Interesting graphs of human time: Putting time in perspective