The Mystery Of Ley Lines
By James Donahue
I first heard about ley lines when my wife and I met a homeless young man at Sedona, Arizona. The
man, whom we thought quite insane from time spent sleeping in the wilderness, said he could see the ley lines surrounding
the Earth and knew how to alter the energies that follow them.
Because we were kind to this man, giving him a meal and a place to shower, he returned the favor with
a gift. He warned our daughter, who was then attending school in Phoenix, that there were bad energies in her apartment. He
said her roommate was causing problems. He promised to fix the trouble.
Our daughter later confirmed that she was having trouble with this girl and that she sensed negative
energy where she lived. The troublesome roommate unexpectedly moved out, and after that, our daughter said she thought
the energies were definitely improved.
Sedona was a magical place in those days and meeting this young lad was just one in a string of strange
esoteric events that changed our perspective on the universe as we thought we knew it.
We grew to understand that the national forest surrounding Sedona was filled with homeless souls, living
ghostly, almost elfish lives among the trees.
I had almost forgotten about the ley line story until I read about the theories of Alfred
Watkins that the megaliths, standing stones, old crosses, burial mounds, old churches and other ancient markers throughout
the British Isles are aligned with ley lines circling the planet. Watkins noted that according to old folk-lore, there is
a natural flow of energy that follows the lines.
Then there have been books on the paranormal by Janet and Colin Bord that link the lay lines with the
appearance of black dog ghosts that appear at ley points, like old churches. They suggest that the black dog ghosts are patrolling
set routes, possibly following ley lines.
Some occultists have taken the ley line story to the extreme, suggesting that in addition to the ghost
dogs, ghost birds, big hairy man-like creatures and even UFOs are guided by the ley lines.
Paranormal writer Bruce L. Cathie believes that the UFOs all travel along a world grid of criss-crossing
The Malaysia Star Online recently noted that Chinese cultural and feng shui believe that evil spirits
and forces travel in straight lines. To block them, the story said, a path, especially to a house, should be crooked and winding.
So are the ley lines real?
For some strange reason, ancient civilizations found it necessary to place standing boulders or menhirs
in straight lines for miles across the countryside. They continue over hills and into vales, despite the contour of
the ground. And churches, as well as other religious buildings are, indeed, found along the same path.
During our time in Sedona, my wife and I were aware of an energy that seemed to overwhelm the community.
Everybody was filled with light and it was, at least for us, an extremely happy place. We still look back on our brief time
there with fond memories.
The natives tell of many powerful vortexes that exist in and around that community. They say the energy
from these systems is the driving force behind the spiritual nature of the place. Even the American Indians recognized the
area as a sacred place. To them, the coming of the white men to commercialize the natural beauty of the red rocks, streams
and rustic nature of the area was blasphemy. I tended to agree with them.
I am also sensitive to the existence of natural energy systems on this planet that most humans have
little consciousness of. If ley lines, or energy streams were the driving force behind the erection of the great menhirs and
megaliths of the British Isles, then it so be it. The story would explain why all that strange work was done.
Or would it?