How do you know something you hear or read about is the truth?
 Truth for one person can be the opposite for another.
 We each one of us live in our own realities.


Our mind, intellect, the reasoning part of us what ever you want to call it cannot always discern the truth. For most of us it is much too vast to comprehend and you can only encompass it with your heart. You feel it. New Agers in particular can be extremely gullible people. They tend to believe more or less anything if it it presented coherently. Take Glastonbury for example….

Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor

Just the word Glastonbury gives it authenticity, Avalon and all that guff. Most of it is just make believe, wishful thinking, absolute rubbish. That doesn’t mean there is nobody there with the truth or that it isn’t an important place. Just not most of the hype which is just that. The same applies to Sedona or any other of the so called ‘special places’. Discerning the truth is not always easy.

As a hippy I was drawn to Glastonbury like everyone else and first went there in 1971. It was still a sleepy little market town. The hippies that had settled there were interested in all sorts of things. They researched stuff and regurgitated stuff. Some of it was authentic and Divinely inspired but most of it was just imagined, badly put together and just stuff. They made a living from it and no one should begrudge them that. It was a place of it’s time.

Finding your true Self in among all the crystal shops and healing centres can be difficult. The town has changed and grown but is still an interesting place to visit. There are energies there if you are perceptive. The Tor itself is actually a pyramid. It has a guardian so you won’t get in unless you are invited.

At first I was just as impressed as everyone else and fell for all the hype, that was until I came across the real deal. I am not better or wiser than anyone else but once you have connected, anything that is not becomes rather obvious. I have visited Glastonbury many times but it’s not one of my favourite places. It is the guardian of the south west which has some truly special spots and that is its true value to me.

In the nineties I spent about eight years mapping global energy lines and consulted all the available information, books and maps that other people had drawn. I had my own sources which were all I used to plot my lines but I wanted to at least look at everyone’s research to help get a bigger picture. There was a map of all the lines of energy running into and around Glastonbury. It’s still sold and circulating today. It looked interesting and I called the author to find out how he made his map.

The first thing he said was ‘Ah well actually I don’t do that any more.’ He sounded a bit defensive.
‘Fine,’ I said and told him why I was calling.
I asked him how he had made the map, was he a dowser?
‘No.’
Did he use intuition or had he researched.
‘No I just sort of looked and could see them.’
‘Are you clairvoyant?’
‘No, no, I mean I just stood there on the land and could see from this place straight to there, it was obvious really.’
‘Has your map been checked by anyone else?’
‘Eh, not that I know of.’

We talked for a while but it was clear to both of us that there was no real foundation to what he had drawn. He was rather anxious to get rid of me and my awkward questions. I could tell he was a good person and quite genuine but I was rather disappointed and felt let down. I have interacted with other authors and spoke with them about their methods and what they achieved. Some were better than others.

Hamish Miller
Hamish Miller

The best by far was the dowser Hamish Miller who was a remarkable man. He was a blacksmith, totally honest and as authentic as you can get but not particularly well educated. He was just a wonderfully talented and very inspired bloke. When I spoke with him he told me he was more comfortable with a 5lb hammer than a pen. He wasn’t a writer but he had been working with someone who was. They had since fallen out which is why I had not been able to contact him through his publisher.

The writer in question is his exact opposite of Hamish. He is well educated and extremely eloquent. He makes his living from his discourses and his writing. I won’t say much more other than that I have come across other people who worked with him and had a falling out. One was a close friend who I have known for many years. He is about as honest as you can get. Personal integrity for him is everything. His falling out required that he take this man and his publisher to court. He won.

When I discovered some inconsistency in the ley-line story  I wrote to the publisher about what I had discovered. Everyone knows that ley-lines are straight. It is what I thought defined them but I discovered that the lines that Hamish had dowsed were not straight at all. The orientation looked straight on the maps published in their books but that is only an illusion.

The publisher of the book in question turned out to be this author and he lived very close to me, only a few miles away. Great. I thought we could meet quite easily but he never replied and after several other failed attempts to contact him I shrugged and wrote an article about my findings. Hamish eventually heard about it through the dowsing community who had publish my article and he called to discuss it with me. He was a bit defensive at first but after a while he warmed to me and we had a long conversation.

Let me show you what I discovered

Taken from the book Dance with the dragon
Taken from the book ‘Dance with the dragon’ (click to enlarge)

They call this line an axis which means a straight line or vector and it does look like it is a straight line on their map. But that is simply because of the projection they have used. A projection is a flat representation of the curved surface of the Earth. By its very nature a projection distorts and can be quite deceptive. In this case the line looks straight but it actually curves in the middle by about 185 miles.

The same line with all the points plotted on Google Earth
The same line with all the points plotted on Google Earth (click to enlarge)

On the image above I have plotted the two end points and then connected them with a straight line. I have also plotted all the points from the original map. You can see that in the middle of the line it doesn’t actually go anywhere near Italy as shown on the original map and if you measure the distance it is about 186 miles from the straight line to the furthest point. My end points are plotted accurately but you can shift them about a very long way before it will make any difference. The line looks straight because I have centred it in the image as they did but mine is different because it is actually straight. If you rotate the globe it will appear to bend but that is caused by the curvature of the Earth not the line itself. Drawing a line on Google Earth is not 100% accurate but its pretty good and certainly accurate enough for this exercise.

I am a qualified cartographer and understand maps but you can check my findings by plotting the line on Google Earth for yourself.  The huge anomaly is very apparent. Even if you only plot the end points very roughly you will get the same result. You can plot all the points along the dowsed line as I have and you will see that they generate a fairly smooth arc.

I plotted these points on a 3D model of the Earth that I had built for my own mapping project. My own globe is software based and graphical like Google Earth. It is accurate to 2 seconds of arc and took me about six months to make. I built it when the internet was still in its infancy and long before the advent of Google Earth. If I was doing the same job today I would have used Google Earth. It is independent and would give my findings more credibility.

I was never trying to disprove anything. I was just pointing out something that did not appear to fit in the story that we were being given. People have believed it because of the way it was presented. It looked very professional. It is now part of the established truth, that is until I came along. My observations are uncomfortable for a lot of people and they reject them in favour of what they know.

When I spoke to him Hamish told me that he had never said that ley-lines run in straight lines. In fact a lot of them are curved or spiral. Although he had not documented it, as far as I know, he had followed the Michael and Mary line right across Europe and up into Russia. He told me he couldn’t go any further because the line curved away from the ground and up into space. The British part of the line is relatively short and is more or less straight but when I plotted the new points he gave me they extended his line quite a long way. Low and behold it curves.

What I have discovered since then is that yes some lines do run fairly straight but only locally, the higher the frequency the less they bend. Much like light really. Red energy lines bend the most. An experienced dowser who I came across through a contact I met in Sedona checked my own work for me and was able to confirm it. He could quite easily pick up the edges of my lines which are huge and circle the globe. They are 60 plus miles wide but he said he could trace the edges of them quite easily and found them exactly where I had indicted.

He spoke about many different types of energy lines which he classifies by colours. Each has its own qualities and most of them bend.

This brings me back to my original topic. Truth. It is not that the people involved in a any particular story are wrong. It is more that they don’t have the whole picture and that some people make a living from it. They have a vested interest in part of the truth but not all of it. It creates a fear, a fear of change. They simply don’t want to change their story.

If you challenge someone’s truth don’t expect to win any friends, I certainly haven’t. I have unintentionally antagonised quite a lot of people in my search for truth. Question everything, especially me and find your own reality. It is up to each one of us to discover our own truth and to welcome in any changes that this knowledge brings. We are all about to be given a great many new insights which may well rip apart all the things we thought we knew. We have been living with dogma and half truths for a very long time. Most of what we consider sacrosanct is actually just programming. It is almost time to let all of that go.

Let your feelings guide you. If you are reading something on the internet and find you don’t really want to read it or have lost what it was saying, then stop. You mind switches off for a reason. You may also get an instant reaction to it – this is not truth. This is your intuition. Learn to listen to your Self. It will prompt you very accurately. Spiritual people can find it very difficult letting go of something they have believed in for a long time. All I would say is be open to anything and keep in mind that if you let go willingly you may find the transition much more comfortable.

Are Ley Lines really straight

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