From the Publisher
Ley lines, spirit ways, ghost roads and old straight tracks.
Evidence for ley lines can be found in many ancient cultures from all over the world. In this splendid new book, the former editor of "The Ley Hunter" looks at the various fads, fashions and theories that have haunted this fascinating and mysterious subject in recent years. The book is illustrated on every page and includes a glossary of leys from Great Britain and Europe.
From the Author
The first major book on ley lines in over a decade
Ley lines have been the subject of heated debate between ley hunters and archaeologists ever since their discovery by Alfred Watkins in the 1920s. In the 75 years since their discovery they have been atttributed mystical meaning, been associated with prehistoric travellers, UFOs, invisible earth energies, ghosts, marauding spirits, shamans, madmen and the feet of angels. Many attempts have been made to understand and explain the extraordinary phenomenon of dead straight lines of prehistoric monuments, such as stone circles and standing stones, ancient and forgotten churches, wind-swept hill tops and stretches of antique trackways. Not until now has it been possible to look back over the years of research, speculation and theorising to paint a coherent picture of the colourful history of ley hunting and to come close to an understanding of the phenomenon. Danny Sullivan's Ley Lines does this with reference to all the theories that have ever been put forward to explain the archaic landscape line. It gives a detailed history of the subject from its Edwardian roots, through the hippy revival of the 1960s and 70s, to the rational and multidisciplinary approach of the late 1990s. It also contains an illustrated directory of over 50 ley lines from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe and tells you how you can find ley lines for yourself.
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