Thursday, 6 September 2007

Mystic Ashdown!

Do you believe in ley lines and earth energy lines?

It has been revealed that Ashdown House lies directly on the "Michael Line," one of the major lines of earth energy on the planet. The Michael and Mary lines are two negative and positive, male and female energy lines that run from Cornwall to Norfolk, flowing through the centre of Avebury and other ancient sites. Earth energy currents are often misnamed ley lines. A ley line is a straight line that can be drawn on a map that connects four or more ancient sites, such as churches, stone circles, barrows etc. In contrast, earth energy currents are vibrant flows of detectable energy that weave their way through the ground. These currents meander like rivers and do invariably run through ancient sacred sites. The book 'The Sun and The Serpent' by Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst explains how earth energy currents work.

With so many ancient sites such as Avebury, Uffington Hill Fort and Wayland's Smithy in its vicinity it is perhaps no surprise to find Ashdown House linked to this phenomenon. The church in Ashbury is St Mary's Church and it is said that there was once a stone circle in the field behind the church. Ashdown estate belonged to the Abbey of Glastonbury until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539. The fields between Ashdown and the Ridgeway frequently have exquisite crop circles in them.

Intriguingly, the grounds at Ashdown were set out on a "masculine" plan as this was felt to be appropriate for a hunting lodge. It also fits perfectly with the idea of the male energy line. Come to Ashdown and explore this ancient landscape and feel the energy flow!


Anna Campbell said...

Fantastic to see Ashdown has a voice on the web! One of the dearest memories of my recent visit to the UK was going to Ashdown. What a secret jewel of a house! Although I'm doing my best to publicise it in Australia ;-)

Nicola Cornick said...

Thanks for dropping in, Anna, and also for your sterling efforts to spread the word abotu Ashdown House! I think it is a very well-kept secret but it's nice to share!

Kathleen said...

I visited the house a long time ago, might have been 1978, and I loved it! It is so simple, yet elegant, and nicely geometric. And, of course, the landscape is fabulous! I don't know about all the ley line or energy line business, though :-).

Anonymous said...

I often walk my dog around the area and the house is a magnificent sight. I have recently been told that my great great grandmother worked in the house while she lived at nearby Starvell Farm. I have often walked the route across the fields that she would have used to get to and from the house. Have you any idea where staff records for the house can be located.

Nicola Cornick said...

How fascinating to have a piece of your family history linked to Ashdown House. As far as I know, all existing staff records are in the County Records Office at Reading. I hope you are able to trace more information on your great great grandmother's connection to the house!