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Andy Norfolk
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Re: John Michell lecture
May 05, 2016, 20:13
I was always very amused by the huge crash of opposing opinions between some, who wanted leys to be taken very seriously by academia, and those who wanted to get and try and work out what they were all about, including by dowsing. Yes, of course you can dowse for straight alignments of ancient sites, by the way. I particularly liked the idea that e-leys couldn't be true, or probable, because you couldn't see them, or measure them, and yet shamans flying in straight lines, which nobody could see, or measure either, were supposed to be so much more credible. Then there were the death roads - neither straight, nor necessarily linking lots of ancient sites. I think I probably liked orthotenies best - not that I believed in them.

I have incidentally seen some of John Michell's OS maps covered in alignments. He saw lots of of them. I've seen a few too.
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