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Sacred Sites & Pagan Places: Origins and How to Find Ley Lines Near You

Ley lines are defined as being straight tracks or lines across the earth made by man. The ancients were said to have marked these lines with stone monuments and pagan temples. This definition makes sense but doesn’t provide the whole picture of what ley lines truly are. Our ancient ancestors could feel the magic and power emanating from these energy lines and so they marked them for their own spiritual and physical benefit. They set up pagan places and called the intersections of ley lines their sacred sites. But how do these ancient ley lines affect us in modern times? How can we find local ley lines and harness their energy?

Sacred Sites of the Ancients: Ley Lines Origins

If we look at some of the world’s most important ancient sites on a map, we can draw straight lines between one to another. These lines form a grid-like pattern across the globe. Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and Machu Picchu are sacred sites that can be connected on lines to other sites including landmarks like Mount Everest. You won’t find these lines on a geographical map nor in a history book of any kind. Ley lines are mostly recorded in folklore and occult books, the original concept developed by a man named Alfred Watkins in 1921. Watkins believed so strongly in ley lines he organized a club that would gather in England and walk the countryside in search of ley lines and their powerful energy.

Corpse Roads, Fairy Paths, and Ley Lines

Spirits travel the earth in straight lines – these straight lines are theorized to be ley lines. In Britain and other places in Europe, there’s something known as a corpse road. A corpse road was a path taken by a funerary procession to move the dead from the place of death to the place of the funeral – a church, typically. Terrifying stories are told of these corpse roads, including a headless black dog, ghostly lights known as corpse lights, and soul-sucking wraiths. Do these spirits haunt the corpse roads because it was the last place their body traveled or are they drawn to the spiritual energy of these ancient ley lines?

“Imagine a fairy chain stretched from mountain peak to mountain peak as far as the eye could reach…” ~ Alfred Watkins, The Old Straight Track (1925)

Fairy Pathways

Fairies, also known as the “wee folk” and “sidhe”, are known to travel along specified pathways as well. There are many tales in Britain and Ireland that point out fairy pathways into hills and over fairy bridges. These pathways are known as fairy paths and folks are warned not to get caught on a fairy path during twilight hours or at night for fear the fay might carry them away. Are these fairy paths ley lines? 

Ley Lines Today: Why Are They Important?

So why should we care about ley lines? How do ley lines affect us? Though it seems an outdated idea, ley lines affect us in modern times just as much as the past. If you’re a believer in vibration and energy, if you believe Mother Earth is a living being, then you’ll understand why ley lines are important. I like to think of them as Mother Earth’s veins – sacred sites where the earth allows us to easily tap into her energy. If you feel revitalized after taking a dip in the ocean, hiking in the mountains, or dipping your feet into a creek, then you’ll feel the energetic potency of being near or directly on a ley line. 

How to Find Ley Lines Near You

I recently went on a quest to find my local ley lines. I had no idea how easy it would be until I began researching. First thing I suggest is to think of your local area and if there are any significant historical landmarks. If you live in Europe, there are literally hundreds. This should be the easy part. If you live in the United States, I recommend looking specifically at Native sacred sites over Colonial sites. The indigenous Americans were more in-tune with nature and knew of the ley lines. The pilgrims most likely did not. 

How To Find Ley Lines & Ley Lines Maps in YOUR Area

When I began looking for local ley lines, I first thought of a local Native burial mound located in Safety Harbor, FL. I had a feeling it was built by the Natives on or closeby a ley line. Then, I simply googled “ley line maps + United States” and BOOM. There are dozens of maps accessible online. Please don’t ask me to provide you with a map. It’s as simple as a Google search.

Following, I looked up the historical mound on a map of Florida. Then I compared this map to the ley line map and found a match. One particular ley line that converges with others just off the Eastern coast of Florida also runs directly north of Tampa and straight through the sacred site of the Tocobaga Indian mound in Safety Harbor! I was shocked and thrilled to discover my guess was correct!

Ley Lines in the U.S. How to find local ley lines

A map showing the U.S. and ley lines gridwork over top. Use to compare to your local area.

Take a Trip to Confirm

After finding your local lines, it’s time to take a journey and confirm. This is a sacred journey and you should prepare as such. Take a cleansing shower or bath before traveling to these sacred sites. You can also smudge yourself beforehand. You want to be as spiritually clean as possible so the energy from the ley lines is easier to sense. Ideally, you’ll take your pendulum with you. Once there, notice how you’re feeling. Do you feel nervous? Excited? Like you’re about to meet up with a friend you haven’t seen in years? This is how I felt when I visited my local ley line. I had butterflies in my stomach that didn’t go away. 

You can use your pendulum to dowse and find certain areas at the site that have high energetic charges. Stop in places where you feel the energy the strongest, then hold your pendulum out and still. Let the pendulum swing or circle on its own. If it does nothing (which I doubt if you’ve found a ley line), then move on to another spot. I guarantee you’ll find the pendulum swinging vigorously as mine did. This is a form of dowsing, which is a method that’s been used for years to find ley lines. Use your pendulum to also communicate with the spirits traveling the ley lines. Don’t forget to cleanse the pendulum and yourself after any communication with spirits.

My Pendulum Session at the Tocobaga Mound

The mound is beautiful – luscious greenery and centuries-old trees dot this man-made hillside that overlooks the Bay. Walking to the top of the mound, I received flashes of the Tocobaga tribe that once inhabited the site. I saw a woman wearing a necklace of shells and tree fronds on her clothing. The hustle and bustle of an entire civilization of people traveling up and down the mound. I chose a park bench on the front side of the Tocobaga Mound, as far away from the other park visitors as possible. It was quiet and I made it known to the spirits I was there in peace and just wanted to connect to better understand. I stated aloud clockwise motion meant yes and counterclockwise motion meant no. I asked the spirits if they were nature spirits, they confirmed. Then I asked if there were native spirits there, they confirmed. When asked if the spirits there were angry, they confirmed.

At this point I got a little uneasy and asked if the spirits were angry with the people on the mound today, the pendulum moved counterclockwise (phew!). I made an educated guess and asked if the spirits were mad at the Spanish men who came from the water. They confirmed. You see, on the same site there was turmoil between the Spanish seafarers who landed there in the sixteenth century and the natives who had been there for centuries before. The Spanish were slaughtered but today there are historical markers commemorating them. 

Sacred Sites in the U.S.: Tocobaga Indian Mound & Ley Lines

This is the view from the top of the Tocobaga Burial Mound where a Ley Line crosses. Copyright Nicole Canfield 2018

Ley Line Magick

In addition to speaking with spirits at local ley lines, the energy of ley lines can be used in various forms of magick. Enlightenment is number one. This should go without saying that a journey to local sites will give you divine insight. Healing is another form of ley line magick. While there, ask Mother Earth to send healing vibrations through your feet and into the rest of your body to the top of your head. Stand still for a while and you can literally feel the healing energy pulsing up from the earth. It is truly amazing. Other forms of ley line magick include: drawing love to oneself, abundance, grounding, and cleansing. Have a ritual that needs a particularly strong amount of energy? Perform all or part of it at local ley lines and see the difference!

If you live in the United States, here are some of the sacred sites located on ley lines: 

  • Montana Megaliths
  • Pryor Mountains Megaliths, MT
  • Bighorn Medicine Wheel, NY
  • Sedona, AZ
  • Serpent Mount, OH
  • Mount Shasta, CA
  • Mount Denali, AK
  • Tocobaga Indian Mound, FL

All Over the World

It doesn’t matter where you live in the world – there’s bound to be a ley line closeby whether its a large one or not. Think of your historical sites closeby and think of the natural landmarks that might have once been sacred to the indigenous people there. England has dozens of sacred sites and pagan places that align on one particular ley line running from the southwest to the northeast. There’s line that runs directly through Easter Island in the Pacific. A huge intersection of ley lines is found in northern Egypt. And another runs over Dublin, Ireland. Wherever you live in the world, look up the ley line world map and start hunting! I promise the journey and magick will create a profound impact on your spirituality and life.

Further Reading:

  • The Book of English Magic by Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate
  • The Old Straight Track by Alfred Watkins
  • The Ley Hunter’s Manual by Alfred Watkins
  • ‘Early British Trackways by Alfred Watkins
  • Earth Grids by Hugh Newman

Pagan Places and Sacred Sites: The Magic of Ley Lines

50 Comments

  1. Stacey

    March 25, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Is there any ley lines in South Africa?

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  3. Blair

    April 28, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Isn’t the Medicine Wheel located in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming?

    1. Medicine Messenger

      February 19, 2021 at 12:08 am

      Yes it is in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. It is a very significant site.

    2. Glinda

      March 2, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      It’s in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. Go.

  4. Ley

    February 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Strange everybody says check out the map yet none are available

    1. admin

      February 10, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      There’s a map of the U.S. with ley lines smack dab in the middle of the article.

      1. bob

        February 27, 2020 at 6:57 am

        Yes, and it’s blurry, hard to read and can’t zoom in.

        1. admin

          February 27, 2020 at 12:46 pm

          you can google ley line maps for your area.

    2. Anonymous

      February 26, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      maps.leylines.ch is an interactive tool

      1. Alishia Jones

        May 20, 2021 at 6:17 am

        What ley lines are in Williamsburg.. Would it be Colonial Willisburg???

    3. G

      December 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      Exactly. There’s a big map of North America.
      It’s a mess. lines on top of lines. No lines are numbered no names. That info was just as good as no info.
      The only line I’m interested in is from Miami Florida to Chicago Illinois.

    4. Anonymous

      March 6, 2021 at 12:29 am

      Agreed, the map that is “smack dab in the middle of the article” is not clear enough to follow.

  5. Paul

    January 12, 2020 at 3:08 am

    what is that location of a major lines intersection on the border of arizona and mexico, i can’t find the exact location name

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  8. Molly

    October 5, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I live in Soap Lake Wa. Are there any let lines near. It’s mostly desert!

    1. gerard

      October 5, 2019 at 11:38 pm

      molly try google earth ley lines and superpose it over
      where you live.
      also i think the lines are around 13. 4 km ( pie) wide

      1. Ama Asantewaa

        November 3, 2019 at 1:59 am

        Is it possible to get a copy of the map? Trying to pin down the significant places in Mississippi and this is the best map I’ve seen. Thanks 😊.

        1. Anonymous

          March 28, 2020 at 5:55 am

          Did you ever find any in Mississippi?

  9. gerard

    September 30, 2019 at 12:06 am

    out of this world fact .
    I live in Australia
    all ley lines and energy lines are one and the same as well as old Australian travelling song lines.
    on all Australian ley lines cross over uranium deposits ,gold deposits, crystal sites and many more coincidences or is it
    more likely the same goes around the world.
    all cathedrals, pyramid Stonehenge and so many other ancient sites and many government project are on ley lines STRANGE
    early 1800 Burke and Will cross australia following the major ley line from south australia up to the golf .How could they know how to find it??? or is it an other coincidence.
    stay grounded fellow human or are we???
    and now all those small village have an airport.
    Tesla use ley line to produce free electricity.

    1. Tera

      October 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      I have done work for years and have lived here my whole life…..and am in the middle of a battle, I feel,. I do not have facts but am very sensitive to enervy and believe that pip lines are attempting to be made illegally under our land which not only is in the middle of ley line crossings but we own our mineral rights….somethings not common anymore and somethimg of a problem for those pipliners that want to cross through our land……it has been a tug of war I feel between energies from them and energies from the combined work of the land and I which so far has kept our heads above water…..literally….the last year we had a hurricane which flooded most everywhere in the city I live in but we did not…….also just a month ago another tropical storm flooded everyone again….wr did not. I hope the land and I win this battle for I am trying with everything I have in me but really do not know how much longer I can hold on. Thank you for this post. I needed to read it…it wad uplifting for me.

      1. Abi

        November 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

        Do not give up on you land, she will reward you for the care that you show her. But I can tell that that is an exhausting battle. I will send good energy your way. You and your land are not alone. Forget pip lines, love your ley lines.

    2. Christalynn Stultz

      October 23, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      You are awesome thank you so much for the information

    3. saumya

      January 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      hey Gerard, I live in Australia as well, have you been to a place where you have experienced a ley line?

    4. Medicine Messenger

      February 19, 2021 at 12:05 am

      Gerard from Alice Springs. Did we meet on the Camino de Santiago? This is Joel from Wyoming.

  10. Metoo

    August 20, 2019 at 1:15 am

    I been told recently that old churches are built in may lines and where I live there are like a dozen historical landmark churches in a line all along route 19 for about 3 miles or so.

    1. Michael Garrison

      September 8, 2019 at 12:04 pm

      Folks, ley lines on maps simply mark out the tunnel system that exists underground. These churches and other buildings built on ley lines were built there to give access to the inner earth. Jeffrey Epsteins properties have these inner earth accesses. So does Trump and Clinton, and a boat load of others.
      THE ELITE ARE shutting down these earth accesses, the Bahamas is proof. Epstein island went down because of its access, the the island of Bahamas was erased, due to its being a major hub of underground tunnels. Check out a ley line map and you’ll see.

      1. Medicine Messenger

        February 19, 2021 at 12:06 am

        Wow! Did not know that? What about them all crossing in the Bermuda Triangle?

    2. gerard

      October 1, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      if you can joint a minimum of 3 churches one the same strait line then you have a ley line .
      how ever it does not have to be churches only so push your line out side you state.
      best of luck.
      gerard

  11. Krysta Beasley

    August 8, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Very interesting. I have always been interested in the Ley lines. I do not know why I never thought to see if there were a map f them available. I am going to go and check out some map now, I would like the chance to go and visit some! What an amazing blessing and experience.

    1. admin

      August 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Krysta – Check it out and tell me what you find!

  12. Heather Henry

    July 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Lovely article. Thank you. I too live in Florida in the East Coast. The land here is so sacred. I call it the Land of the Flowers, ”Flora”ida (I believe that is how the name is derives!). We are truly blessed to live here. There is a Ley Line that runs right up the coast here (in Daytona), and I feel such Atlantean energy within it. Your article is inspiring me to take the next steps in the Light Grid Work I feel I am doing. Thanks, friend! 🌺

    1. admin

      July 15, 2019 at 11:52 am

      Heather – that is amazing! I’m glad you enjoy living in FLOR-ida. I do too!

  13. Jill

    March 4, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Have you been to the mound in Crystal River FL? It is amazing, and in my opinion, has much more powerful energy than the mound in Safety Harbor. (I also live in Pinellas).

    1. admin

      March 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      No, but I want to go! Plan on going in the next few weeks or so. We are lucky to live so close to a ley line and such magical sites.

  14. Beth

    January 19, 2019 at 1:26 am

    This was so incredibly cool to find and read! I live not far from you, and also near an Indian Mound in Central Florida. Now I’m looking all over the place for detailed maps of ley lines. Just subscribed, too, and feel like I’ve found a kindred spirit.

    1. admin

      January 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      Which mound do you live close by? There’s quite a few in Florida I didn’t know about till recently.

  15. Ron Schipper

    October 28, 2018 at 4:49 am

    I am a third generation dowser and have been interested in ley lines since I first read about them. I have been able to find water and pipes but I have never been able to find nor confirm a ley line. Do you have any advice?

  16. Sherry

    October 19, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Blessings to you , i enjoyed your
    Info ✨
    I’m in the south west of the Uk my nearest city is Chichester once ruled by the Romans
    My home sits on a ley line
    When the summer solstice sun
    Sets it sits just above my roof in perfect alignment….. here is where healing and grounding are in abundance ♥️
    Sherry gewitzke
    http://www.sussexpsychic.com

  17. Anonymous

    October 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you, for an interesting read. I live in the north of Australia. I currently live in a small rural town.
    At one time I lived in a rural area our climate would be similar to Florida.
    We have the opposite climate to the northern hemisphere when you have snow we have heat and lots of rain.
    I noticed one day driving the water running down the road side drains were going in different directions one side was normall running down hill the other side was running up hill. I puzzled over this until I remembered my Grandad talking about lay lines a very long time ago.
    I believe we lived very close to a ley line at that time.
    My kids didn’t believe water ran up hill until I managed to take them for a drive after a big rain.
    I did explain about lay lines then both are very sensitive to anything magical so it wasn’t a problem.
    😊

    1. admin

      October 5, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Wow. I would LOVE to see something that phenomenal!

    2. Daisy

      November 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      If you could tell me the county that was in. I’m trying to do lay lines myself from here in South Carolina an all help would be awesome.

      1. admin

        November 12, 2018 at 12:39 pm

        The ley line close to me is in Pinellas County, FL.

        1. Caroline Reynolds

          December 30, 2018 at 11:02 pm

          I live in Pinellas county as well & will most certainly visit Tocobaga this week! Thank you for this most interesting article!

          1. admin

            January 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm

            Caroline – Enjoy! It’s an amazing place!

    3. Christalynn Stultz

      October 23, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Yes there is a small mountain or large hill about two hour drive from where I live where cars literally roll up hill I couldn’t believe it till I saw it with my own eyes…. Now I am wondering weather or now it is on a ley line!!!

    4. gerard

      October 31, 2019 at 3:01 am

      hi. i live in cairns wanna get in touch and share knowledge

  18. Gary

    October 4, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Ive allways beleaved evertime i was reborn this time failure isnt evan action

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