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5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary journey........,
This review is from: The Sun and the Serpent (Paperback)This has to probably be one of the most researched and "down to earth" books on dowsing and the Michael Line since Alfred Watkins.
It very quickly becomes obvious that the authors are not of the whimsical New Age genre. They have taken their journey into the unknown of earth energies with such a meticulous attitude towards proving their discoveries, that even the most hardened scientist could be tempted into this very different world.
It's main strength seems to be an excellent balance between spiritual matters and empirical fact.......a rare combination.
Because it does not pander to extremes of belief, it calls the reader to journey, step by step, with the authors, until the final amazing destination is reached.
Whatever your views on dowsing, this is a "must read".
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great look at ley lines.,
This review is from: The Sun and the Serpent (Paperback)This book charts the dowsing of the Micheal and Mary line, one of the greatest leys in Great Britain. It's the original ley that inspired the Long Straight Track, and this book charts the progress of Hamish Miller, Paul Broadhurst as they follow the ley from it's "start" on the West Coast of Kernow to it's "end" on the East Coast of East Anglia.
Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst, approach the task in a very matter of fact way, not spouting too much New Age Mysticism, merely writing the facts of the journey as it happens.
This book gives great insight into the nature of such leys and is also a lovely travelogue of two men's journey across the breadth of England and Kernow.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A humble search for lost knowledge,
This review is from: The Sun and the Serpent (Paperback)This book is about two men.
On an outer level, it's the story of their journey along a straight line, from the most westerly spot in England, near Land's End in Cornwall, as far East as you can go, to Hopton in East Anglia. Their aim is to chart the earth energies which snake around this line. The book is a diary and we travel with them as their quest progresses and the mystery deepens. Many sacred sites offer evidence of interconnection. From the most ancient, the magnificent megalithic stone circle at Avebury which is very close to the centre of the line, to more recent churches dedicated to Saint Michael or Saint Mary, proof of continuity and coherence abounds. The text is well written and very enthralling and backed up with splendid photographs.
On another level, this book is about the search for lost knowledge; searching outside ourselves to find something inside. The authors can sense that they come into contact with something much greater than their own ideas. They put these feelings into words, but remain humble and do not let this experience go to their heads. You know that they are not the same at the end of their journey.
I am not writing this review to sell the book but because I was deeply moved by it, and I wish in some way to pay my debt.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Both a story and a reference book,
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This review is from: The Sun and the Serpent (Paperback)If you want to know where the Michael-Mary ley line currents run then this is book gives you all the key locations and thus serves as a good reference book for your own investigations. At the same time it is also a story of their two year quest of how they mapped the lines and only realised/discovered the Mary current once they got to the midpoint (Aveury). Up to then they had only been tracking the Michael current and were forced to go back to the south west peninsula of cornwall to pick up the start of the Mary current. The book becomes more interesting than it might have been because of their story and all the surprises they encounter along the way, which include people, man-made objects and the geology. It also includes much historical digging of information and facts surrounding many of the locations to help illustrate the significance of these places in the past.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks...it has helped me gain a greater understanding...,
This review is from: The Sun and the Serpent (Paperback)After taking a dowsing course around the area of avebury, i was encouraged to read this book and others on the energies that are pulsing through this land of ours...I have mostly explored the areas between lands end and didcot, with my trusty rods a swinging and have had some beautiful and uplifting times...Thank you Mr Miller and Broadbent for this book. In following your "adventures" i have travelled by bicycle across cornwall and into devon exploring some of the beautiful sites and traditions of our historic land and now i think back...am lost for words with the dawning of how beautiful our land is...and the way your great book has helped me enjoy it...so, good luck and thanks again...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A pioneering and important work in ley theory.,
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This review is from: The Sun and the Serpent (Paperback)A ground-breaking work on our understanding of leys. Hamish Miller, a successful businessman, who, after a near-death experience, was led to a life of researching earth energies, and was drawn especially to Cornwall, where, teaming up with: Paul Broadhurst began to walk the Michael line. The landscape alignment or ley known as the Michael Line (incidentally is the longest possible line that can be drawn from East to West on the British Isles) running from the east coast of Norfolk to the the aptly named Land's End in the far West of Cornwall on the British Isles, was already postulated by Jon Michell, however, the authors of this book made a brand new discovery: while walking the Michael Line, continually dowsing, and analysing the available data with an open yet skeptical mind, they discovered that quite definite serpentine currents appeared to twirl around the line on each side, forming currents, touching places with Mary in the place names, the other those with Michael, which seemed to indicate a male-female/yin-yang polarity about the central line. The authors recount their detailed journey along the the Michael Line, where they passed through such spiritually significant points as Glastonbury Tor and Avebury (largest prehistoric stone circle in the world), and discuss the significance of the serpent in ancient and spiritual culture. The authors also, interestingly, discuss the ancient symbol of the Caduceus, (a winged pole with two serpents entwined about it) and how this relates to the concept of the twin earth currents about a central line - an interesting comparison, and one which I would argue is a construct or "form" found everywhere in nature - in electricity as the 3 wires in a plug, in mechanics as two forces around a central pivot (such as pedals of a bike - one up one down), two poles of a magnet or planet about a common centre, and so on. A good read.
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The Sun and the Serpent by Hamish Miller (Paperback - 21 May 1990)
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