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Ley lines are lines of energy running over-ground in straight lines, often reflected in ancient trackway lines and alignments of prehistoric and historic sacred sites in the landscape.

Ley lines are properly defined as straight over-ground energy lines that echo the sinuous paths of larger underground rivers.   They carry Yang Qi relative to the Yin Qi of underground water, and are associated with Heavenly consciousness and human spiritual ceremonial sites. These straight (at least over dozens of miles) spirit paths are found equally in China as elsewhere in the world, and frequently define the processional routes to major palaces, temples and cathedrals. 

They can be compared and contrasted with the more yin underground water lines as a yang energy matrix associated with a more heavenly consciousness, and are frequently worked by human ceremonial practice at sacred sites designed and constructed at key points in the landscape along these lines.

Straight lines in the landscape can be divided into three types: the first are represented by lines of one or other of the global geomagnetic grids, and the ‘Second Schneider Grid’ is especially related to the paths of Roman roads in Europe.

A second type of line is exemplified by the garden design of the Palais de Versailles, and the 41 lines radiating from the Sun Temple in the middle of Cuzco, central Peru, along which shrines, temples, graves, sacred hills, bridges and battlefields lie. These are derived from the deliberate imposition of a geometrical design (resonant with the central temple design) upon the landscape, as a vehicle for political-theocratic control of a nation.

In Cuzco the pattern also interacts with the underground energy currents; in Washington, D.C., a Masonically-inspired geometrical design has been placed without reference to the underground patterns (unlike Canberra, where the Heavenly and Earthly components have been more successfully united).

A third type of line is the classic ley-line as described by Alfred Watkins in his 1925 book ‘The Old Straight Track’. These are overground lines of energy, straight over perhaps 60 miles with slight changes of path over longer distances, which echo the sinuous paths of underground rivers across the earth. These carry energy of various types and levels, and can be worked via key points either as part of a programme of regular maintenance for the spiritual hygiene of a land, or as a specific therapeutic action.

Perhaps the most famous Ley line in Britain is the ‘Michael and Mary’ line, which runs across England from St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall to Hopton in Norfolk. Twin underground water currents, known as the Michael and Mary lines after the number of churches dedicated to either Mary or St. Michael found upon them, run with a central overground Ley across England, oriented to Mayday sunrise.

This reveals the primal ‘Caduceus’ pattern that can be found within all such energy lines: a triple-fold axis composed of Fire, Water and Spirit currents, which may be experienced by the practising Geomancer as containing information in the Thinking, Feeling and Subtle Entity realms respectively.

Appropriate for sacred sites, these energy pathways are less comfortable for secular living, and houses built on them are generally a thoroughfare for all manner of spirits. Properties presenting spirit disturbances are often found to be on one or a crossing of ley-lines, as well as having Sha underground water lines.


Ley-lines may be experienced or dowsed as running either ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’. Clearing the water lines will often be enough to clean the ley-line locally too, at least enough to keep lower-astral entities away from the property. Sometimes other nodal points on the lines, perhaps local church-yards or barrows, may also have to be visited in order to maintain continued spiritual hygiene, and cleansed certainly of Sha in the water lines and perhaps of other troublesome spirits.



Earth’s crystal structures in pentagonal symmetry

Global geomagnetic grids, of which there are several, follow laws of symmetry and direction.   They are thought  to arise from the earth’s magnetic field as a form of vertical, and sometimes horizontal, radiation.   Researchers have found on the lines changes in the earth’s magnetic field, the intensity of sferics, the electrical conductivity of the ground, variations in ultra short wave receptions, increases in positive ions, differences in blood sedimentation rate, and over some grid lines increased gamma radiation.

The grids are at their strongest between 12.00 midnight and 3.00a.m. and at their weakest at 5.00p.m.; they are influenced by earthquakes and weather conditions, and are weaker in fog;  they do not rise vertically but at an angle which can change a few degrees during the night; and, unlike underground streams, they are not influenced by phases of the moon.

They show varying weak zones of resonance (echoes) outside the main line; however decorations, mozaic patterns, windows and statue recesses in old churches that indicate the grid lines always correspond to the exact width of the main line.

In the Stone Age standing stones were set up on grid line crossings; the Chinese, Indian, Greek, Roman and European Medieval civilizations knew of them, as the location of temples, monuments and cathedrals bears witness. 


This was described by Dr Ernst Hartmann in the 1960’s.   The network appears as a structure of radiations rising vertically from the ground like invisible radioactive walls. From north to south they are 25cm. wide and encountered at constant intervals of 2m., while from east to west they are 15cm. wide and the distance apart varies according to latitude from  1.2m. in Reykjavik, Iceland (63.36N) to 2.06m. in Ried, Switzerland (40.50N). 


Between these geometric lines lies a neutral zone.

The north - south rays are Yin and linked to humidity, cramps and all forms of rheumatism.   The east - west rays are Yang and linked to inflammations.

Where ever two rays cross - a “Hartmann Knot”, a geopathogenic point is found.   These single crossing points do not constitute much of a health hazard unless they pass through the area of the head in the bed site, which can cause insomnia, depression and migraine type headaches. Crossing any other part of the body in the vast majority of cases would not produce any discomfort. However, Sleeping over crossings of double negative lines, which repeat at approximately 35m. intervals, can cause nervous disturbances, headaches, cramps and rheumatic illnesses.  Where the intersections coincide with Sha streams the effect is greatly increased: When these lines of radiation are in combination with A/C pulsed magnetic fields around and above 70 nT (nano Tesla), or cross over the outside edge of a subterranean water course it can produce a depleted state of energy leading to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and an opportunistic environment for the growth of abnormal cells leading to cancer.

The intensity of these lines increases three to four-fold at night when there are less free ions,  just as radio waves are received better at night.  Twenty-four hours before the arrival of an atmospheric low pressure zone, a 100% increase of gamma rays is found (up to 300% on volcanic soil) on the knots.

Twelve hours before an earthquake the thickness of the ray triples:  beside the central ray appear two other weaker rays to left and right which are not normally detectable.   At this time dogs howl, birds flutter madly in their cages, some cats hide under the quilt, and some people feel sick or need to sleep.  During an earthquake the Hartmann network becomes twisted and distorted, but is restored half an hour later to symmetry.

Dr Hartmann suggested that both Curry and Hartmann lines are earthing grids for cosmic rays that can be distorted by other energies such as those coming from a geological fault. This network penetrates everywhere in dwellings or on open ground, but Blanche Merz has found the grid to be pushed outside certain sacred structures such as the Egyptian pyramids and temples and Himalayan Buddhist stupas, creating a dense protective wall composed of up to seven rays around the perimeter, and a ray-free interior.



Diagrams from: Dr. G. Schneck, BSD Journal, June 1995

This grid, described by Wittman and Curry in the 1970’s, has much in common with the Hartmann grid, but is oriented  45 from north.   The south-west to north-east grid lines repeat every 2.36m, and the south-east to north-west lines every 2.7m.   The lines are approximately 75cm. wide, with medically significant double negative lines repeating every 50m.

The double negative crossings are associated with sleep disturbances, depression and other nervous reactions, inflammations and rheumatic diseases; and also with the sites of stocks and pillories, and hellebore plants.  Double positive crossings encourage enhanced cell enlargement and proliferation, even to the point of cancerous growth.


There are a series of other such grids detectable by dowsing, which can display beneficial as well as deleterious crossing points. The experience of the Fountain Groups (groups directing spiritual healing into the etheric landscape at the local or borough scale) has been that the dominant grids related to human consciousness can change with respect to strength, scale and conformation over time.


(Diagram from: Anthony Scott-Morley, Journal of Alternative Medicine. May 1985)

This complex example shows an extreme possibility of geopathic stress. The bed is situated over a negative intersection of the Curry Grid which happens to coincide with a negative intersection of the Hartmann Net. Below the bedroom are two underground streams which cross. Thus, the bed is over an extremely yin geopathic area. Over a period of time the occupant would have a high probability of developing cancer.


Avoidance of the negative crossings for bed and chair placement is the obvious first remedy. Where this is not possible, a simple yin/yang cure may suffice, for example an amethyst crystal placed under the bed to balance and neutralise the effects of a double negative crossing, or similarly a piece of rose quartz placed at a double positive crossing to calm the energy down. I surveyed one house in which the occupants had instinctively placed a bright, uplifting painting on the wall by each of the three double negative Hartmann and Curry crossings in the building.

The global grids, like sha streams, show stronger parallel edge lines when they are under stress, for example before an earth-quake, and also if they are heavily electro-magnetically polluted. This may be the mechanism behind the epidemic of feline leukaemia in the cat population of the U.S.A.

Simple earth acupuncture on the local Sha water lines can go a long way towards cleaning up these grids, though permanent standing stones or cairns may be useful to filter and discharge ongoing electro-pollution in the grids.


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