WITCHES FLYING OVER LEY LINES
Alfred Watkins (27 January 1855 – 15 April 1935) was a self-taught amateur archaeologist, antiquarian and businessman as well as being an author who had an interesting insight into an ancient shamanic understanding of the nature of reality.
During 1921, Watkins had a vision, while standing upon a hillside in Herefordshire, England, which revealed the British landscape being covered by an intricate web of straight lines positioned along ancient features. It was Watkins who coined the term ‘Ley,’ now usually referred to as Ley line. He had come up with the term, Ley, because the observed lines, passed through places whose names contained the syllable ‘Ley.’
Many of the Archaeologists did not accept the Ley line idea Watkins had put forward. Many of whom had regarded the ancient Briton’s as being far too primitive to have devised such an arrangement. But Archaeologists no longer use this the argument against the existence of Leys. The Archaeologists point out that there are so many ancient features, that finding some of these features, in an approximate alignment is highly unlikely.
Watkins himself was very much aware of such arguments who argued for caution. He had drawn up a list according to which certain landscape features could be given values between ¼ and 1 point, five points or more, which are required as being evidence of a Ley.
Watkins’ work became far more popular with the general public, when John Michell’s book, entitled: The View Over Atlantis, was published in Apollo Walk On The Moon year, 1969, which merged Watkins’ ideas with UFO’s, Aliens, Men In Black, Ghosts, Fiery Orbs, Poltergeists, Ultraterrestrials, Faeries and other Phantom Creatures being associated with Ley lines.
However, the Newage concepts of which Michell wrote about were not present in Watkins’ own work. On June 17th 2004, John Bruno Hare of the Internet Sacred Texts Archive (ISTA) responded:
“Watkins never attributed any supernatural significance to leys; he believed that they were simply pathways that had been used for trade or ceremonial purposes, very ancient in origin, possibly dating back to the Neolithic, certainly pre-Roman. He was an intensely rational person with an active intellect, and I think he would be a bit disappointed with some of the fringe aspects of ley lines today.”
But, one wonders what Alfred Watkins would have made of the Kogi Mamas, who have remained isolated from the rest of the world since the Spanish Conquistadors had invaded South America for gold, whose black robed Roman Catholic priests set about systematically converting the natives, by force, to the appropriated faith of the Hebrew’s. Suffice to say, the escaping Kogi have never been influenced by the later hypothetical Newage speculations of the dominator culture.
According to Kogi myth, all matter came into existence when the Earth was spun on an enormous spindle, which led to the nine layers (dimensions) of the universe being conceived, right out of M-Theory, the Kogi would term as the Great Mother, Aluna. Of course, such a perception of reality is somewhat discordant with the established world view of the dominating culture.
If Watkins had met the Kogi, they would have no doubt shown him a straight (Ley) stone road, telling him that it was a trace of a spirit path, and when in trance their disembodied consciousness would follow the road into the spirit world of conscious dreaming.
The Kogi would have pointed out to Watkins that spirit routes could be seen by them even when they were not marked out by physical roads; for when in amphibious trance, the watery dream becomes one with the physical of land, indivisible.
Watkins would have been intrigued when the Kogi to have related that what is experienced of symbolic triggers within the conscious dream of the microcosm, can manifest into microcosmic physical reality as signs, portents and omens, a European would otherwise term as synchronicities, which occur at certain sacred locations along the roads.
When the synchronicities come thick and fast, making the world mythic of quality, the veils between the worlds can then be penetrated; whence creatures emanating from other worlds can visit for a time; but what to manifest is determined by what the Mamas to courageously tune into via the ‘nine layers’ of the dream.
Watkins may even observe the fearless Mamas sweeping the spirit roads with sacred broomsticks, while in trance, to then wonder about European Witches riding their broomsticks of similarity. However, he might see it as just being a curious coincidence due to has rational intellect.
Watkins will very likely disbelieve what the the Kogi to have related until they show him a standing stone criss-crossed with straight lines, of similarity to many an ancient European standing stone, and that of others across the steppe unto Siberia.
The Kogi would reveal that the standing stone is a map of the spirit paths in the territory of their ancestral land, which is presently under threat, and that of the very Earth, herself.
The Kogi would warn Watkins that the rest of humanity have forgotten how to dream, due to them being taught to fear what their ancient ancestors once knew!
If Watkins was to approach the governments of the world with the warning of the Kogi, would they have listened? Probably not, since the established religions, along with their ensuing politics and vested temporal interests, would not allow for it to be taken at all seriously; for it would mean the end of their centralist stranglehold over humanity; since the Kogi also reveal why your ancestors had built Ley lines across the European landscape, over which Witches had once ridden their broomsticks, before being burnt at the stake by the Church of Rome’s Empire.