Monday, 29 December 2014

White Horses, Crop Circles and Ley Lines

With Reagan on special offer in the US and UK for the next few days, I thought it would be cool to focus on some of the aspects in this third book in the Hengist series.

Wessex is a medieval district in England, at the heart of which lies Avebury - a town built around a Stone Circle, 3 times the size of Stonehenge and the largest in the world.
A number of White Horses are carved into nearby hillsides surrounding the town, the most famous
of which is Uffington, which has existed on "Dragon Hill" for 3,500 years. Every one is sited
at the intersection of three or more ley lines.
Silbury Hill (part of the Avebury temple complex) is the epicentre of hundreds of crop circles which appear in the fields from April to September.
Ranging from simple Celtic crosses to complex, geometrically significant designs, every one of these entities is within sight of a White Horse or a sacred structure such as a stone circle or burial mound.

There are many conflicting theories as to how and where they appear, and they always elicit strong passions (one way or the other) among their huge following.

Ley Lines can take many different forms, the most well known are probably the alignments of natural and sacred prehistoric structures. Others involve spirit or funerary paths (death roads), and energy lines resulting from the earth's magnetic field and various water sources (springs, underground streams etc).

One of the largest Leys in England, the St. Michaels Ley, is aligned along the path of the sun on Beltane/Lughnasadh sunrise and sunset at Samhain/Imbolc. It can be considered astronomical, and there is a geometrical connection between Glastonbury and Avebury, (which both lie on the St Michael ley line) and Stonehenge.

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