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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


Ley Lines


Blog Posted:11/22/2012 3:21:00 PM
Ever since I was a little girl, i have been fascinated with archaeological sites. Many many days I spent with a girlfriend of mine poring over piles of National Geographic [My friend at one point became a published archaeological illustrator]. The STONE around the global has always called to me. My first pilgrimage was to Stonehenge, then or at sometime after I have been to most of the major Pre-Christian sites in the UK and Ireland [New Grange], of course I'd included many, many of the Gothic Cathedral, across Western Europe..Salisbury, St. Pauls, Notre Dame...The Vatican. In Mexico I have climbed the great pyramid of
Chichen Itza in Egypt I have been to most of the major Pyramids..soon I will climb Machu Piccu in the Peruvian Andies. Anything make of large and made of stone calls to me. I have not been the the caves in
Lascaux, France [I believe they are closed to the public now, but I am also a sucker for BIG caverns like Luray in Virginia. Most if not all of these ancient places are on what some call LEY LINES.

Ley-lines:
('Ley','lea' - 'A clearing')

http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/leylines.htm

('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?
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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:18:00 PM
    Hey James how are you! Tell us about Chowa?

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Ley lines, koolio subject where the answers are so visible.........Chowa ....

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:15:00 AM
    There are so many examples, it seems people like all living beings crave energy & on this paths, these worn ways, used for ages the energy rises, often in the UK they are on the roads where pilgrimages were done for hundreds of years to the present. Can you imagine the energy of an area where prayers have been said for a thousand years?

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:05:00 AM
    I am still not sure I know what you are talking about? Natural pathways upon the Earth? The kind that can be seen from a plane? well, it will be dark when i fly out tonight, but on my way back, on Wednesday, I shall be looking for them. :) love and hugs, Catie

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  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:44:00 PM
    Thanks Frank I really think there is power in those places!

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 11/23/2012 5:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmm... where did Frank go?
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:37:00 PM
    Yes Harry..people have believed that there are places on the earth where magnetic and/or geopathic energy can be felt and used for all sorts of different things pretty much forever!! There are alot of Native American sites with great power too!

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  1. Date: 11/22/2012 3:57:00 PM
    Hi Debbie, ley lines, as a boy in the yorkshire dales, we followed many ley lines around the villages and towns, of wharfedale and airedale, there were many theories regarding these lines, but i know that the Romans knew about them, many of the old roads follow the lines... most of the ley lines in the uk, are straight except for yorshire, where they tend to follow the valleys... another theory is regards to UFO's someone once drew a map reference of the the lines to form a grid pattern of links and calculations of landing places.... interesting subject this. Oh i nearly forgot another theory from old yorkshire, was that people who lived along side of, lived a lot longer than the average..

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