Ley Lines, Animals and Dance

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Do animals move around following ley lines?

This was the question recently put to me by a researcher from a wildlife charity.
Red SquirrelI loved the question because it focused my attention on that wonderful interplay between animals and landscape.

Immediately I could imagine any animal — a squirrel, an elephant, a spider — moving through their environment. What was drawing them in a particular direction? What was guiding the path they chose?


Some of you may not be familiar with the concept of ley lines. Others of you will be very familiar, so forgive my brief description.

Ley lines are thought to be flows of energy that move through the landscape. Some people are very sensitive to them.

Dowsers are very interested in tracking them.

Australian Aborigines called them Song Lines and say that people, especially shamans, are attracted to go ‘walkabout’ along them.

In the British Isles the students of Earth Mysteries are fascinated by how many sacred sites, significant places, churches and places of worship seem to be located on very long straight lines. For example, the most famous of these long lines in England is the St. Michael Line which runs from Land’s End in the south west through to the Norfolk coast in the east.


There is much discussion about the nature of leys. What exactly are they?
In the Ley Lines and Ecology booklet that I wrote quite a while ago  I suggested that there were several types of ley.

Earth’s energy matrix 
Just as human bodies have a matrix of energy, identified as meridians in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, so planet Earth also has an energy body.  Some of these energy lines are several miles high and wide and extend thousands of miles.  (That makes sense, doesn’t it, given the size of the Earth relative to a human being.) Some can be tiny too.

River imprints 
These are the echoes of where water used to flow.

Electromagnetic flows 
These are related to the electromagnetism inherent in any body, but amplified here by the minerals in the ground (eg: where quartz meets clay meets granite) and the way in which tectonic plates exert pressure on each other.

Animal path imprints 
These are the echoes from the repeated movement of animals along a particular path.


So to come back to the original question: do animals follows ley lines?


My intuition is that like most things in nature, it must be an interplay between all the dynamics of the landscape and the circumstances.
Flying Squirrel

Just as migrating birds use electromagnetic sensitivity to guide their flight paths, but are thrown off course by changing winds and thermals, so all animals interact with their environment.

No matter how strong a ley or path echo might be, if there is an obstacle or predator in the way, the animal will obviously change direction.

The squirrel flows along branches from tree to tree, but shifts direction where appropriate.  (Or evolves into a flying squirrel.)

We humans of course create tracks too. It is obvious in our traffic systems. (Imagine our planet without traffic. Would there still be the energy imprint of where the motorways ran?) You can see how we create tracks too in crowded high streets and busy station concourses as hundreds of people instinctively make flows and adjustments. Waterloo Station, London

When we walk in landscape we are also guided by well-worn paths.


How beautiful it is then to walk free of determined tracks and to move intuitively through our environment. This free movement can be in forests and mountains and deserts. It can be in parks and gardens. It can be in our homes. It can be on dance floors.

How liberating and healthy it is to follow our instincts and play with the song lines and invisible leys — to dance with life.

Malvern_Hills_in_June_2005The Malvern Hills



By | 2019-10-06T22:05:03+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Metaphysics|2 Comments


  1. David R. Cowan July 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    I have no doubt that animals follow migratory routes, patterns imprinted on the planet for many thousands of years by their predecessors . For many years I have been following ley lines on foot (over 3,000 miles in 10 years) to discover what knowledge our ancestors possessed. See my website for more information. http://leylines.webplus.net
    I discovered very early on that we humans as well as animals leave a trail of energy as we move across the plant. It is two vertical waves of energy, about 2 metres wavelength, the amplitude being determined by the width of the person.
    For several months I tried to pick up the trail of an unfortunate woman who walked into thick woods and committed suicide near Aberfeldy, Scotland. I could find her trail leaving her house, but after several miles in every case I inadvertently tuned into others which led me a merry dance for over 25 miles of difficult walking. I can almost do it, but not good enough.
    I suspect there are other people out there who are more able than I, but don’t even know that they have the ability.

    William responds: That’s really interesting, David. Thank you.

  2. Victoria January 9, 2018 at 2:02 am - Reply

    In 1994 when my husband and I bought 3/4 of an acre in Pompano Beach Florida, .9 mi from the beach, I noticed a green bottle fly hovering about 4.5 ft off the ground in a particular spot every day. As we went about building our house, the fly continued to hover in that spot, moving off only when workers were present in that immediate area. When the house was finished a year later and we moved in, there was the fly, just a few feet from my back porch. Hovering constantly each day. Since it was South Florida, winter was not an issue for it.
    I moved out in 2007 and was gone for 4 years. When I returned in 2011, the fly was still there. I considered it to be a friend, welcoming me back. I left again in 2016, and the fly was still hovering in the same spot.
    I always felt it was a sort of a power spot and traced it through the neighborhood , thus concluding it was most likely a ley line., but the spot where the green fly (and/or its successors) hovered felt the strongest to me and I know there was nothing rotting there that would normally attract a fly.
    Just thought I’d share this unusual experience.

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