The Old Straight Track

"First published in 1925, this book outlined its author's concept of "ley lines," supposed pre-Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles, standing stones, and prehistoric mounds, used for trading and ceremonial purposes during the ...

Author: Alfred Watkins


ISBN: 1905315600

Category: Leys

Page: 258

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The Old Straight Track

This edition of The Old Straight Track, with a substantial introduction by Robert Macfarlane, will appeal to all who treasure the history, contours and mystery of Britain's ancient landscapes.

Author: Alfred Watkins

Publisher: Apollo

ISBN: 1800249527


Page: 400

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A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside. First published in 1925, The Old Straight Trackdescribed the author's theory of 'ley lines', pre-Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles and prehistoric mounds, used by our Neolithic ancestors. Watkins's ideas have intrigued and inspired generations of readers - from historians to hill walkers, and from amateur archaeologists to new-age occultists. This edition of The Old Straight Track, with a substantial introduction by Robert Macfarlane, will appeal to all who treasure the history, contours and mystery of Britain's ancient landscapes.

The Old Straight Track

My own instinctive feeling is that the sighted tracks were as old ( or much older ) when the Romans came , as a genuine bit of Roman road is to us , and that it was then in partial decay , possibly on account of the increase of trees .

Author: Alfred Watkins


ISBN: UOM:39015008082631

Category: Great Britain

Page: 234

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The Dance of Life

THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK Walking a path on this Blessed Isle – Happy to be back. Strong in purpose, mile after mile On the Old Straight Track. I wish to kiss every flower and a tree And bow to standing stones greeting me On the Old ...

Author: Amrita Tezla


ISBN: 9780244370206

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Inspired and Inspirational: A collection of lyrics and rhymes to lift your spirit, including songs from The Folk of the Twill. Influences from Ramacharaka to Louise Hay and Lazaris. Subjects: from Reality Creation to Faeries and Angels and Quantum Physics; personal growth, spiritual development, environmental issues and even a recipe for a soup!

Beliefs Rituals and Symbols of the Modern World

going straight from one landmark to another. He described them poetically in his book The Old Straight Track in 1925. 'Imagine a fairy chain stretched from mountain peak to mountain peak, as far as the eye could reach, ...

Author: Dean Miller

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781627126847

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Learn about the ethereal, the other-worldly, and the unknown of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in this fascinating look at the supernatural in the modern world.

Creating Prehistory

He notoriously refused to accept an advert for The Old Straight Track from Methuen, Watkins' publishers,54 and not until 1951 did he allude directly to Watkins' theory in print, when he rejoiced in the success of his policy: 'how much ...

Author: Adam Stout

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444302929

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Creating Prehistory deals even-handedly and sympatheticallywith the creation of several different sorts of prehistory duringthe volatile period between the two World Wars. Investigates the origins of professional archaeology in Britainduring the inter-war period Brings to life many fascinating and controversial personalitiesand their creeds, including the archaeologists O. G. S. Crawford,Mortimer Wheeler and Gordon Childe; Grafton Elliot Smith and W. H.R. Rivers (of ‘Regeneration’ fame); Alfred Watkins andThe Old Straight Track; and the thunderous George Watson MacgregorReid, who brought the Druids back to Stonehenge Examines the production of archaeological knowledge as a socialprocess, and the relationship between personalities, institutions,ideology, and power Addresses the ongoing debates of the significance of sites suchas Stonehenge, Avebury, and Maiden Castle

The Book of English Magic

Reformation churches, old crossroads and fords, prominent hilltops and fragments of old, straight tracks. Watkins went on to suggest that the lines connecting these ancient sites represented old trackways or routes that were followed in ...

Author: Richard Heygate

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848543867

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 576

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Of all the countries in the world, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice. English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling, dominate the world of magic in fiction, but from the earliest times, England has also acted as home to generations of eccentrics and scholars who have researched and explored every conceivable kind of occult art. Most people are torn between a fascination with magic and an almost instinctive fear of the occult, of a world redolent with superstition and illusion. And yet more people now practice magic in England than at any time in her history. The Book of English Magic explores this hidden story, from its first stirrings to our present-day fascination with all things magical. Along the way readers are offered a rich menu of magical things to do and places to visit.

Megaliths Myths and Men

Watkins told his readers that following the old straight track would reveal new facts in other branches of knowledge outside their own ken, but he remarked that he himself resisted following them—especially religion.

Author: Peter Lancaster Brown

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486156958

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Fascinating study of early astronomical knowledge through the interpretation of such ancient monuments as Stonehenge, Carnac, other megalithic sites. Over 140 photos, maps, illustrations. "Fascinating."— Publishers Weekly.