Taking the Michael Line
First discovered by Alfred Watkins, a map, a pencil and a ruler, ley-lines started off as a very simple idea.
Alfred realised that if you drew a line on a map from a church, for example, to a high hill or stone circle, this would connect the two. Being that the shortest distance between two points is usually a straight line, he surmised that people might have travelled between those sticky-up landmarks in straight lines too, on what he called old straight tracks. Occasionally, three or four landmarks kind of roughly lined up, which proved Watkins theory to be true. Continue reading “Dowsing for Ley Lines”
Cults can be set up quite easily in Glastonbury, each fresh influx of new locals being only too willing to try out yet another new and exciting route to spiritual awakening. This willingness, coupled with the long, straight high street, ideal for mass pilgrimage, make it the ideal base for any would be cult or sect looking to step it up a notch and enter the faith sector of the twenty first century. Continue reading “Cult Culture. Leading ‘the Way’”
Signs and Designs
One day in 1925, a woman living in Chilton Polden called Katharine Maltwood found that she could see shapes on a local map that looked just like Guinevere and Arthur Pendragon. Not only that, but the two forms she kept on trying to get other people to see definitely formed part of a much larger zodiac, a forgotten spiritual gift to mankind from the Ancients. Continue reading “The Glastonbury Zodiac”