Luray in Virginia. Most if not all of these ancient places are on what some call LEY LINES.
Ley-lines: ('Ley','lea' - 'A clearing')
('Heilige Linien' to the Germans 'Fairy paths' to the Irish, 'Dragon Lines' to the
Chinese, 'Spirit Lines' to Peruvians and 'Dream paths' (Turingas) to the Australian Aborigines - and so on around the world).
Mounds, Long-barrows, Cairns, Cursus, Dolmens, Standing stones, mark-stones, Stone
circles, Henges, Water-markers (moats, ponds, springs, fords, wells), Castle,
Beacon-hills, Churches, Cross-roads, Notches in hills, Camps (Hill-forts)
Any true ley requires it to have a start (or finish) point in the shape of a hill. From map and fieldwork some have concluded that allHenges are likely to indicate the presence of a Ley.
We can therefore begin to gauge the strength of a ley-line according to its length, accuracy of deviation, number of ley-markers and their individual significance.We can also separate ley lines into basic categories such as astronomical, funerary, geometric etc, as the following examples illustrate:
The Aborigines of Australia tell of a 'pastage', which they call the 'dream-time', when the 'creative gods' traversed the country and reshaped the land to conform with important paths called 'turingas'. They say that at certain times of the year these 'turingas' are revitalized by
energies flowing through them fertilizing the adjacent countryside. They also say that these lines can be used to receive messages over great distances.
The Incas used 'Spirit-lines' or 'ceques' with the Inca temple of the sun in Cuzco as their hub. The Jesuit father Bernabe Cobo referred to these 'ceques' in his 'History of the new World'. 1653. These were lines on which 'wak'as' were placed and which were venerated by the local people. Ceques were described as sacred pathways. The old Indian word 'ceqque' or 'ceque' means boundary or line. Cobo describes how these lines are not the same as those at Nazca, being only apparent in the alignment of the wak'as. These wak'as were most often in the form
of stones, springs, and often terminating near the summits of holy mountains. Documentary records made by the Spanish record that 'qhapaq Hucha' ceremonies of human sacrifice (usually children), took place at wak'as as an annual event and also at times of disaster. In the 17th century the Roman catholic church ordered that the holy shrines along the routes be destroyed. As in Europe, many ancient holy places were built over with churches.
Elsewhere in America, fragments of ancient tracks can still be found such as the Mayan 'Sache', of which 16 have so far been found originating in Coba, Mexico. The following is a description Other ancient tracks have been found in New Mexico. These roads are barely visible at ground level and radiate from Chaco Canyon. As in Bolivia, some of these paths run parallel and others lead to nowhere. One of the major sites connected by the 'Anasazi' roads is Pueblo Alto.
The German equivalent of ley lines is 'Heilige Linien', or 'holy lines'. The area of 'Teutberger Wald', also known as the 'German heartland' has a significant network of these lines which include the Externstein, distinctive rock formation located in Ostwestfalen-Lippe of northwestern Germany.
New Agers, Spiritualists and folks hoping that the end of the world on 12/21/12 will mean...
the end of the world as WE KNOW IT are going..like lemming to these sacred sites on these ley lines at these nodes. Here I intend to pray for Universal Peace and Understanding, an end to Greed and an opening of the heart. Those of you Sc--fi fans might remember Childhoods end by Aurthur C. Clarke? Maybe 12/21/12 your prayers will reach me THROUGH the ley lines UP into the Peruvian Andies?