ley alignments, coasts and islands
This site accompanies and supplements the printed map, published in 2005 by Gothic Image and still available. It's a new edition of the original, which was first published in 1982.
The map is A1 size, available as a folded map. Try two or three copies: one for the wall, one for using in the field, one to give to a friend!
On this site you will see the online version of the map and find notes and features about it.
This map is unusual and rather unique. It shows ancient and medieval sacred places in Mid-Somerset, and the ley-alignments variously linking them.
These sites tend to be located in uncannily accurate straight lines. Their builders did this for good reasons. There's more about this on the back of the map and here in the notes given on this site.
These ley-alignments are not energy-dowsed: they are straight alignments of ancient and sacred places identified on OS maps and by observation in the landscape - in the tradition of Alfred Watkins and John Michell.
The map is neither final nor authoritative, though I've been meticulous and the map is quite comprehensive. Yet there is much more to uncover in this field.
This concerns the future – sustainability, bio-security, climatic re-balancing, the re-enchanting of nature and the welfare of humanity and its future.
May this online resource be useful to you. It's easy also to buy the map online from Gothic Image - £6.99.
I've been involved in earth mysteries since the early 1970s. I learned about leylines in North Wales and later researched the alignments in Uppland, the old Swedish heartland around Uppsala, where I lived in the late 1970s.
When I came to Glastonbury in 1980 I visited local sacred sites and gradually built up a picture of the ancient landscape of the area.
Suddenly one day I awoke with an urge to draw a map, starting it a few days later. I worked non-stop for two months and published it in 1982. It was very popular, though by the late 1980s it went out of print.
A need remained for such a map but I was occupied with other things. On the Millennium I started revisiting former work, redesigning the map between 2002 and 2004 – revisiting locations and re-examining all details. This updated edition of the map is the result.
Many thanks to Sheila Martin, Tulki Jenkins and Sig Lonegren for their moral support, to Frances Howard-Gordon the publisher, Bernie Chandler, typesetter, Peter Woodcock, designer, Richard Fraser for computer help and the St Andrews Press of Wells for printing.
Due appreciation must go to Alfred Watkins and John Michell, founders of ley-hunting, who brought this line of research and thinking to public awareness.
I lived in Glastonbury 1980-2008. I now live in West Penwith, Cornwall, a significant ancient geomantic area, about which I have written a book, Shining Land.