Visit Avebury
Avebury Henge contains the world’s largest stone circle and the megalithic complex spans over three miles. The location of Avebury was not arbitrary but due to the phenomenal ley lines and earth energy patterns that were present. The megalithic architecture was likewise determined by this geodetic energy system which imbues the site with unseen energy creating a unique Spirit of Place.
To our ancestors the Earth was alive and emitted invisible lines of force and energy patterns. In 1925, Alfred Watkins rediscovered Britain’s ancient ley network and published his seminal findings in a book called The Old Straight Track. He noted that straight lines, sometimes old tracks and pathways, formed linear alignments across the countryside and that ancient manmade structures were sited upon them, such as tumuli, long barrows, stone circles, and standing stones. Watkins’ called these linear alignments ‘leys'. 
 
The St Michael ley
One of England’s longest leys, the St Michael Ley, was discovered by the late John Michell in the 1960s. It courses some 300 miles from Cornwall to the Norfolk coast and Avebury is sited at the exact centre of the line. In the 1980s, authors Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst, discovered that two energy currents entwined the ley line in a caduceus like fashion.
 
Another long distance ley line connects Avebury to Stonehenge; however, it was discovered a century before Watkins’ termed the phase ley! Laurence Upton and I discovered that it is one of the most sophisticated and unusual leys in Britain as it represents a model of the solar system. Situated on the dead straight line are numerous sacred sites including Stonehenge, Casterley Camp, Marden Henge, Adam’s Grave long barrow, Silbury Hill, Avebury and the Winterbourne Bassett stone circle, which is now long gone. 
 
Heaven on Earth
Each sacred site represents a planet and its orbital path. For instance, Stonehenge represents Saturn, Avebury the Sun and Moon, Marden Mars (Mar-den the town of Mars) and Earth is represented by Silbury Hill - the largest earthen mound in Europe. In the 19th century, when the line was first calculated, the outer Saturnian planets of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto were unknown.  I extended the ley line north and south, as I wanted to see if any ancient sites would fall in the correct planetary position of the outer planets. If so, it would suggest that the distant planets were known to our ancient ancestors. Remarkably, each planet aligned to a sacred site, Uranus to Belas Knap, Neptune to Hengistbury Head on the south coast and Pluto marked a long barrow now destroyed. Interestingly, if followed to its logical conclusion, the line takes us to John O’Groats, the most northerly point of Britain.
 
Evidently, our remote ancestors created a vast system of ley lines - straight lines connecting ancient site to ancient site across the countryside.  However, in the timeless Avebury landscape the astronomer priests bought Heaven to Earth, and created a complex planisphere, which included the solar system’s most distant planets long before Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930!   
 
 
Maria Wheatley’s forthcoming book, Divining ancient sites - understanding power places which is available from Spring 2014, describes in detail Avebury’s planetary ley system, complex ley networks and powerful earth energies that were integrated into megalithic sites worldwide. From Avebury to Cahokia, Maria describes numerous sacred sites and how the earth’s whispering energies were utilized by a civilisation long gone.