The term ‘Ley lines’ was first used by Alfred Watkins (1855 – 1935), a well known and respected Herefordshire businessman as well as an amateur archaeologist.
In 1921, apparently whilst out riding in the hills of Herefordshire, he ‘saw’ a network of intersecting lines of energy criss-crossing the countryside and joining ancient sites and monuments.
In 1925 his book entitled ‘The Old Straight Track’ brought the theory of alignments to the attention of the public. He assumed that these lines were trading routes whereas they are actually lines of energy connecting ancient sites and monuments.
Ley lines can be detected using various dowsing methods. One such alignment that has been detected is what is known as the Buckingham Palace alignment. It runs down the Mall directly to Charing Cross (the ancient centre of London). In the other direction it passes through various sites including Fulham Palace, which for centuries was the residence of the Bishops of London, continuing to the church of St. Edward the Martyr, a Saxon king, at Brookwood cemetery. This line when dowsed was found to be approximately twenty paces wide.
Many cultures have found to have used straight lines across the landscape. Some of the most famous being the Nazca lines of South America. These are straight lines connecting ancient pyramids in Mexico and were produced by the Nazca people in 200 BCE – 600 BCE. No one has successfully explained these lines as they stretch for hundreds of miles in some cases and can only be studied on a map or viewed from the air, neither of which the Nazca people could do when they were first made.
Scientists and mathematicians have developed a theory that apart from our own three dimensions there are a number of other dimensions existing side by side with us but totally invisible and that through these Ley lines the ancient people could travel and communicate with these other ‘worlds’.