This post is all about the ley lines that I dowsed in Paris. There’s quite a lot of information in here so I have decided to put a bullet-point summary here at the beginning so that you can see what topics I am going to discuss:
- Chris Hardy’s book “The Sacred Network” and the Decumanus Lines of Paris
- Finding the Luxor Obelisk using intuition alone, and its link with Kal in New York
- The major and minor leys centred on the obelisk
- The Jardin Des Tuileries and the strongest ley I’ve found yet
- Being guided to find a smooth stone
- How the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel splits a major ley line
- How the Louvre pyramid plays a part in the line’s reconstitution
- The Louvre’s link with the “Axe Majeur” created by Francois Mitterand at Cergy-Pontoise
Have I whet your appetite? Great, then read on!
Sometimes life throws an opportunity your way and you just have to go with it. Such a chance came to me when work decided that I needed to be trained up and to do that I would be sent to Paris in May for a week. Well, what can one say to a chance like that? Yes, of course! I had just bought Chris Hardy‘s book “The Sacred Network” and been marvelling at the many pages about Paris’ ley lines. Here I was being given the opportunity to go test them for myself, first-hand.
Chris Hardy refers to two main lines in Paris which she calls the West and East Decumanus lines. I drew myself a pair of lines on Google Maps from her rough indicator points, and then I could refer to that later. There are plenty of other leys referenced, but these are the main ones that cross so many of central Paris’ main attractions, for example – the Champs Elysses, the Arc de Triomphe, La Defense, The Louvre to name but a small selection. What I wondered was, are these lines natural ley lines, or created by humans? Secondly I wanted to know whether they had any energy associated with them? That was all I was looking for. Time would be short, and dowsing in a city always has the possibility of attracting unwanted and often unshakeable attention, so it would have to be swift and to the point.
How to find your way in a city
From what I can gather from reading Hardy’s book most of the main leys of Paris seem to be centered on the Luxor obelisk (or ‘Obelisk of Ramases‘). I decided that this would be my starting point for an exploration of which leys were which, and which were important for me to dowse. The very evening that I had goot clear to do this investigation work Kal sent me a long text epxplaining how he had found the Genius Loci for Central Park in New York, and that it was found at….an Egyptian obelisk (see Kal’s Dowsing in the City post).
There was nothing else for it – now it was confirmed. I didn’t know Paris or yet have a good handle on the underground train system, so I decided to walk to the obelisk. The only problem was… I had no idea where it was! I decided to trust to fate and began to walk down whatever street took my fancy, so long as it looked like it was heading towards the Seine River, which I figured would identify the centre of Paris. It was a foolhardy and naive assumption considering the length of the Seine, but I wanted to see what happened.
I walked for over an hour down beautiful Parisian boulevards and side streets, “feeling” for the right decisions to make at every junction that would take me towards the obelisk. Soon I was hopelessly lost and knew I would have to come back on the train even if I did end up near the centre eventually. I was just complaining to msyelf about how much my feet were acheing when I noticed that I was walking past a very posh hotel. I looked up and saw an armed gendarme at the end of the street and made a note to give him a wide berth. I stepped past him and out onto the Place de la Concorde with its incredibly wide roads and open space. Right in fromt of me was…the Luxor Obelisk! I reeled in amazement and must have looked drunk for a minute as I staggered physically trying to recover my senses and shaking my head in disbelief.
Up the junction
It was true. The Obelisk was indeed a crossing point for leys. My dowsing revealed only two leys crossing here that I needed to concern myself with. Here is a perfect description of the major cardinal directions of the leys that cross here:
“The major axis is that of the Voie Triomphale (Triumphal Way) which extends east-to-west in a perfectly straight line from the former royal palace (now the Louvre Museum), past the Arc du Carrousel and through the Tuileries Gardens, up the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, and beyond — now culminating at the Grande Arche in the Paris suburb of La Défense. The second (minor) axis is formed by the line between Place de la Madeleine, down rue Royale through the square and across the Pont de la Concorde, culminating at the Palais Bourbon.” (source: DiscoverFrance.net)
Each of the axes described above is a ley line. The East-West line from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe is a natural meridian. It has been marked by arhitecture, possibly even enhanced by it, but it is a natural energy phenomenon that forms part of the Earth’s own energy grid. The other line, running between the Palais Bourbon and the Madeleine Temple has been created by humans. It has been artificially created to flow between these points and beyond. I don’t know if it has been generated or simply diverted from elsewhere, but its source is not natural, that’s for sure. Interestingly it runs down the Royal Road. Always a link between power, royalty, rule and energy – don’t you think?
The leys were were I suspected they would be – along roughly cardinal axes centred upon the Obelisk. So, there was one human ley (sight alignments along a straight line with structures that increase subtle energy power) and one natural ley (a series of linear sites that reflect an earth meridian, a power line of the earth’s own energy grid, possibly something linked to its magnetic field or its subtle energy array – we don’t really know what it is).
You can find more information about earth meridian lines here. For an esoteric discussion of their relevance to the human energy body, see this link and this link about Axiatonal Grids. For a good explanation of ley lines see this link.
Up the garden path
On another evening I returned to the nearby gardens. I walked through a throng of people congregating around a circular fountain that interrupted the wide path into the park. I rejoined the path on the other side and the throng diminished to a steady flow of couples and joggers. In their midst, wrapped up as they were in their own worlds, I felt less intimidated, so out came the dowsing rods. I immediately drew a few stares but I have learned to ignore stares unless I draw a crowd. Happily people were enjoying the sun too much to pester me. Let’s get some dowsing done!
Jardin Des Tuileries has a 136 pace wide ley line which registers as the strongest ley line EVER! 11 on a scale of 1-10, which means “off the scale” – i.e. strongest yet!. The line was the full width of the white gravelled path and more – about ten feet beyond each side of the path. That is the widest ley line I have yet discovered, and probably one of the most travelled due to the number of tourists who traverse its length each day.
I followed the ley line down the path for a while then began to feel a tug at the side of my head – an intuitive pull. I walked in the direction of the feeling until I ended up at the base of one of the trees at the side of the main path. I sat there resting my weary legs for a moment and went into meditative mode. As I sat my hand moved and my eyes followed my hand – there only inches from my fingers was a strangely carved or shaped stone that is quite hand worn! Of course, I picked it up and the ‘feeling’ went away. This was what I had been led to. More moving stones!! Then my phone rang just as I was examining the stone. More odd coincidence. After talking to M for a minute I was then being moved on by a park warden because the park was closing. I had managed to get in with JUST enough time to find this stone. What an incredible coincidence! This stone would become useful when I got back when I would dowse that I should use it at Arthur’s Grave in Pembrokeshire.
The Splitting of the Louvre Ley
I walked through the Louvre gardens, manicured hedges that almost form a maze had they been taller. From above they must look stunning, and from eye-level the scene of people sprawled all over the surrounding grass verges and green areas was lovely. The air was warm and balmy. I could carry on dowsing even though the sun was setting. Actually, I thought, why not try to get some pictures of the sun setting through the alignments along the path I had just walked through the gardens? I seemed to take a lot of pictures around the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel, which is the more famous Arch’s smaller sibling. No less impressive, but much smaller.
I began to hook into the ley line again that I had been following earlier. Unusually for a ley line it veered away from the front pillar of the Arch and began to curve around the roundabout that stood between the Arch and the Louvre Museum‘s glass pyramid entrance. I followed it across the busy road that runs around the roundabout, and then it straightened up into a straight line again but now angled in towards the Louvre Pyramid! What was going on, I wondered? Had I made a mistake? I went to the other side of the huge paved entrance area and search for anything on the opposite side. Soon I found another angled line which again converged on the great glass pyramid. What? What was this? I decided to follow it back to see if it also went to the Arch. It did. So, I had a line that split at the Arch and then curved around the roundabout, only to become a straight line that converged at the Louvre’s entrance. Most odd!
What was the cause of the splitting line, I wondered.Coming into the Arch it was perfectly whole and strong. How did it come to split? I asked the rods to take me to the exact point where the line split. The dowsing rods took me to two places. The front pillars on each side of the arch. Now I had to find out why this was significant. Using Kals’ method I asked the rods to take me to somethign that would explain the reason for the splitting of the subtle energy line. They took me back to the pillars, but as I began to dowse in more detail I could see that the rods were circling around seemingly INSIDE the pillar. They wanted to indicate that the centre of the splitting force was actually embedded either into or under the two pillars.
This was good information but I was really curious now! I asked whether there was anything else that would explain to me how this split had been achieved. The rods swung around and led me to an information plaque on one side of the arch. I read about the various restorations of the arch, how statues were given back and new ones installed, and how the arch was generally refurbished. Suddenly it hit me – during one of the restorations something had been put under the pillars. Was I correct? The rods swung strongly together to indicate a definite YES response. Ok…now we were on the trail. Through educated guessing and dowsing the responses I eventually worked out that some form of quartz crystals – a very unusual form – had been buried under the pillars in the restoration of 1830. The effect of the crystal is to split the ley at this point. If true, this must have been a very deliberate act by someone who really understood energy flows.
I left that question hanging. There was another mystery to be tackled. How was the pyramid recombining the flow?
The Constructions of Monsieur Mitterand
Francois Mitterand was president of France between the years 1981 and 1995. He is reputed to have been a Freemason, and given his position he was probably a member of several other orders who some believe have retained and preserved an ancient knowledge of subtle energies, forces and magick over a long period of time. Conspiracy theories aside, it was Mitterand who set about creating some of Paris’ modern architectural splendours, and who sites them at some very significant positions around the city. For example, let’s take the geometry and position of the Louvre’s glass pyramids. Yes, pyramids – plural – for there are two – the above ground one and an inverted one inside that is below it, forming a kind of tetrahedron, so I’m told. I only saw the outside one, and that was impressive enough.
I found that the ley line coming out of the smaller Arc de Triomphe is made to curve by the crystals buried beneath its pillars. So, why then did I find that the leys begin to straighten and re converge after that? This is where the geometry and positioning of the Louvre’s glass pyramids comes in. It is the geometry of this structure that forces the line to go straight again. It is the power of the pyramidal form that attracts the line to a point again – just as the pyramid itself goes to a point. Interesting, huh? I wonder where else in the world this kind of geometry has been used to perform this kind of energetic manoeuvring?
The ley does naturally recombine at some point beyond the Louvre, but the installation of the glass pyramid in recent times had the effect of focusing the ley to recombine at the pyramid instead of beyond it. This means that the ley’s energies are focused on the area at the entrance to the Louvre. One wonders why?
Perhaps Philip Coppens has the answer. His recent article about Francois Mitterand‘s arhitectural legacy points to the constructed ley line of the Cergy-Pontoise district of Paris. This is Mitterand’s “Axe Majeur” (Major Axis).
“A lot has been made about the Glass Pyramid of the Louvre, if only because of its prominent inclusion in Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”. Brown adjusted the number of glass panels to 666, to imbed even more symbolism into this structure. But what is often overlooked, is that to create this structure, some of the old – and beautiful – paving stones of the “Court Napoleon” had to be removed, to make room for the pyramid. These paving stones were carefully dug up, and transferred to Cergy-Pontoise, where they are now positioned in a semi-circle, an official part of the “Axe Majeur”. Coincidence? Or design?
It is not the only Louvre connection. Perhaps the axis’ signature feature is the twelve columns, which have the same dimensions as those of the arch of the Carrousel of the Louvre.” (source: PhilipCoppens.com)
You can see that my Paris trip turned out to be a whole sight more interesting than a mere sightseeing tour! All thanks to those wonderful copper rods and a bit of intuitive investigation. How I love this dowsing life!