Earth Energy & Leylines
Hamish and Ba Miller specialised in dowsing for these subtle energies and their books chart their research and their journeys across the world.
The term ‘Ley’ was used by Alfred Watkins, in his book ‘The Old Straight Track’, to describe what he considered to be straight track ways enabling early man to find his way from place to place. He never used the term Ley Line, now much misused and not considered to be a dowsing term. A ley is often defined as a straight line across the landscape joining at least five significant man-made or natural features. Most leys appear to be 20 to 30 miles long, although there are exceptions. They may or may not have dowseable energy present.
Lines that do contain dowseable energy are more correctly termed ‘Energy Leys’ or ‘Energy Lines’.
Probably thousands of people all over the world have been inspired to start dowsing for earth energies as a result of reading the book ‘The Sun and the Serpent’ (1989) by Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst. The book is a fascinating account of their dowsing work on the St Michael ley which John Michell brought to the public consciousness in his book ‘The View over Atlantis’ (1969).
In their book, Hamish and Paul describe how they discovered that the energy of the St Michael ley comprised two interweaving strands of dowseable energy, (the Michael and Mary lines), crossing each other at many significant points.
Dowsers argue about these dowseable energy leys being straight or serpentine. Practical experience suggests that they can be straight or curved. The really exciting feature of these energies is that we can interact with them - which is how dowsers can often help people who sometimes suffer ill-health as a result of being exposed for long periods to some of these frequencies. This phenomenon is known as Geopathic Stress, which is thought to suppress the immune system.
"Where plants perish and animals are absent, there you should not live, the place is unhealthy. You will experience disharmony and lose your poise. When you, however, find the place where happy, vital and healthy people live and many old folk are in good health, then stay there and you will soon do without medicine or physician. The mysterious forces of the earth will make you healthy".
Nostradamus (1503 - 1566)