The Dragon earth energy or Ley line of ancient Celtic Britain straddles the southern parts of Britain from near Lands End to the Norfolk coast.
It links together powerfully charged fields of energetic places of worship and ceremony which to this present day attract thousands of people. Along this power filled line are a significant number of Christian and pre- Christian sites showing us many clues as if it is one vast treasure hunt. Perhaps the treasure becomes obvious inside ourselves if we undertake the journey of discovery from one end to the other, which is what the Celtic ancestors did when they discovered it was the perfect sunrise alignment at Beltane (May 2nd) in their calendar.
The first clue lies in its name Dragon Line. Dragons breathe fire, and Beltane is celebrated as the Fire Festival of Celtic Britain. The second clue is in the other name for the Ley line which is “The Michael Mary” line because as the line is traced on a map what immediately become obvious ate the number of Christian churches dedicated to St Michael, who was reputed to be the Dragon Slayer.
In the 1970’s Expert Earth Energy diviner Hamish Miller took up the seed thoughts of John Michell and along with his friend Paul Broadhurst began the mammoth task of tracking and recording every detail they discovered about this ancient Dragon Energy line and it became known as the Michael Mary Earth energy line.
There were realisations from this mapping that the energy did not begin and finish on the shores of Britain, but that is another story.
Two important developments have happened in 2012. One was inspired by the Songlines tradition of Australia, Danu Fox, singer, musician and founder of Earth Singers, a pioneering programme for stewarding land, instigated an event on May 5th to call on singers and dowsers to sing at points along the line. It is the first time anything like this has been done on a national scale across the UK and it is expected to be repeated next year.
The other, an initiative by Richard Dealler, to establish a walking pilgrimage route across England, from Cornwall to Norfolk. So far Richard has published two guide books covering the route from Carn Les Boel near Lands End as far as Glastonbury.
Richard is offering guided pilgrimage this August an has further plans for 2013.
So what is a pilgrimage?
A pilgrim (Latin peregrinus) is a traveller (literally one who has come from afar) who is on a journey to a holy place. Typically, this is a physical journeying (often on foot) to some place of special significance to the adherent of a particular religious belief system. In the spiritual literature of Christianity, the concept of pilgrim and pilgrimage may refer to the experience of life in the world. So it is a journey with a purpose.
The expressed reasons why people go on pilgrimage are as varied as they are interesting. Beneath the surface however, the "real" motive is often very private, or deeply personal, or found to be too deep for words. The motivations for pilgrimage are frequently rooted in inner needs, expectations, and hopes for what we cannot provide or achieve for ourselves. As a pilgrimage unfolds, the initial intentions for its undertaking customarily transform themselves through the experience of being in the powerfully charged fields of conscious energy that are themselves providing the clues to your personal treasure hunt, such places at Glastonbury Abbey or Avebury Stone Circle.
From Glastonbury eastwards is the next stage Richard is working on to produce a detailed practical guide book expanding on Hamish’s original dowsing. The next “wish” is for a list of cheap and simple accommodation for pilgrims and the establishment of a system of recognition for the parts walked because it is beyond many a pilgrims capacity time wise to walk it in one go.
The powerfully charged fields from West to East include: Carn les Boel, St Michael Mount, The Cheesewring, The Hurlers Burrowbridge Mump, Glastonbury Abbey, Chalice Well and Tor, Avebury, West Kennet Longbarrow, Royston Cave, Wandlebury Rings, the Abbey Bury St Edmunds and St Margarets, Hopton.