Vortices are high energy spots on the Earth. Earth energy is due to its electromagnetic field. NASA research has proved that the human energy field is tuned in to certain ‘Earth Waves’. (See section Energies) The joining on the surface of the Earth are ‘hot spots’ of energy focus which we know as the vortices of the Earth, these are linked by ley lines. A Ley line is an energy line, some being of more importance than others.
Earth vortices are analogous to the chakras in the human body. There are 9 major chakras in the body, counting two above the head within the etheric field, which are not normally referred to. There are several minor chakras throughout the body. (See section Chakras) The arteries in the human body are analogous to the rivers and waterways of Planet Earth. Ley Lines are analogous to the nervous/energy system in the human body.
Most of the major vortex areas on Earth are well documented. I have made a separate section for these, which can be found under the INDEX below. I have written up data from a personal point of view regarding some of those visited.
Vortices should not be confused with ancient sites such as Stonehenge in the UK or the pyramids of Egypt and Yucatan, Mexico etc. These are known to be places of magnetic and spiritual power. They are not all necessarily vortices.
Vortices are not necessarily of the same structure, size or disposition. They can be volcanoes, high mountains, hot springs, mineral deposits, beneath the ocean, deep gorges, rock outcroppings, and even in deserts like the Sinai and Namib.
It has been stated by several sources including channelings from Edgar Cayce, that crystals were directed during Atlantean times at balancing the ley lines of the Earth's plane, and maintaining stability of Earth. The Earth was moving on its axis with respect to the magnetic poles, just as it still does to this day. However, thousands of years ago it moved to a larger degree which contributed to the destruction of what was known as Atlantis. Crystals were also important to maintain a balance between other planets in the Universe, because of the importance of the vibration of planet Earth in relation to the sun and moon. It is worth mentioning here that during the latter part of the civilisation of Atlantis, misuse of personal power and mis-use of crystals were instrumental in its demise.
Many sacred temples and churches have been built near or on powerful minor vortices. For example, Chartres Cathedral in France, some Mayan and Egyptian temples, and the Potala Palace in Tibet.
When the earth’s crust cracks this often causes tidal waves and volcanic activity. When a major earthquake occurs, the effect is felt along faults and ley lines. For instance when an earthquake occurs in San Francisco it can create mini earthquakes along that fault line for hundreds of miles. This particular fault line is also a major ley line. The ley line begins in the Peruvian Mountains and ends in Alaska, however the fault line continues under the sea of Alaska. Whilst faults may change after activity, ley lines do not.
Large vortices may appear like wheels with the spokes emanating from them being ley lines. Some of these spokes are more powerful than others, just as there seems to be different degrees of strength to the vortices. Energy may whirl through the spokes from the vortices, at different frequencies.
Vortices are placed in alphabetical order, not order of importance.
· Avebury, England
· Ayers Rock, Australia
· Bimini- off Florida coast
· Calgary- Canada, including the area surrounding Lake Louise and Banff National Park.
· Easter Island- Chile
· Machu Pichu - The Andes, Sth America
· Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
· Sedona, Arizona .US
· Tibet, Lhasa
Below are some of the most important minor vortices. I have tried to cover most countries, in what is a difficult, if not an impossible task. In many countries I have not been specific about the areas where there are vortices, or good energy. There are many vortices beneath the sea.
· Armenia (formerly USSR)
· Canary Islands
· Egypt in particular the site of the Pyramids.
· Georgia (formerly USSR)
· Greece and the Greek Island of Patmos
· India many areas, source of the Ganges of great importance.
· Israel Masada and other areas around the Dead Sea.
· Madeira the whole island is a minor vortex
· Morocco Marrakech only
· Peru Lake Titicaca (this area, from the Peruvian Mountains right through to Alaska has the longest ley line on Earth)
· Russia. All Archangel districts up to Urals. Krasnoyarsk.
· Sth Africa- Okavango Delta
· Spain- All the Sierra including Granada, Cordoba, as well
as Almeria and Sierra Morena.
· Switzerland - Zermatt, Leukerbad, almost all of the Valais
area, Basle and other areas
· Japan Osaka and thermal springs areas.
· USA- Mount Shasta, Yellowstone Park*, Houston to
Note:- Many countries where there are thermal springs are minor vortices or have high energy areas, however there are exceptions.
Energy Vortices --Vortex for singular -- also called Power Spots or Sacred Sites, are concentrated subtle-energy deposits located at various geophysical places. Mainly influenced by Earth Energy: electro-magnetism, ionization, underground water, geothermal activity - to name a few sources; an energy vortex is the "Meeting Grounds for Invisible Energy".
On a subtle-energy level, Earth’s energy field is an invisible electromagnetic grid system composed of energy pathways or leylines.
Noted by the Irish as 'fairy paths'; the Europeans as 'line songs'; and the Chinese as 'dragon currents', these natural energy pathways intersect one another, creating high energy ( positive/negative or yin/yang ) vortices – Power Spots. Vortices typically exist where there are concentrations of gravitational anomalies, in turn creating an environment that can defy the laws of nature: bend light, twist plant life into contorted shapes, alarm animals, and cause humans to feel various sensations.
Additionally, high-energy vortex areas ( power spots ) are considered to be powerful energetic gateways or portals to multidimensional realities. Likewise, Native wisdom claims that these areas are where physical and nonphysical worlds interconnect and merge as one.
Evidently, high energy zones have the ability to 'attract'; well known temples and monuments are located at these sites.
Please note that energy mentioned here is specific energy zones of Earth. Bear in mind thatenergy is everywhere and the vortex phenomena will occur in all shapes and sizes: sunspots, chakras, you … the Universe.
Vortex Energy of Alberta
Move on over Sedona, make way everyone, here comes Alberta! The place where powerful subtle-energy is circulating all around throughout this land. In addition to being beautiful and most bountiful, Alberta, particularly the central region of Alberta, is swirling with vibrant and exciting energy, mystery and magic … A powerful energy vortex!
Many readers may be surprised to discover thatAlberta is a major high energy area, ranking as one of the "Top 50" Earth energy centers of the World. According to a ‘vortices listing’ from the Becker-Hagen Planetary Grid Map, central Alberta is a MAJOR energy zone, located northern 50-55 degree parallel. This grid map displays Earth’s energy system as a geometrical patterned shape, similar to a crystalline structure, with pathways that intersect and create major energy node points – strong energy places.
Energetic Power Spots Of Alberta
* 'Vision Quest' hike trail, west of Nordegg, Alberta
* Writing-on-Stone petroglyph site, SE of Lethbridge, Alberta
* Rumsey Medicine Wheel, SW of Rumsey, Alberta
* Buffalo Lake, Alberta
* Healing Waters of Lake Saint Anne, W of Edmonton, Alberta
* Pictographs near Canmore, Alberta
* Sacred Grounds, Kootenay Plains - central Alberta
* Earth Wall Village, Cluny, Alberta
* Carmanguay - Sundial Medicine wheel, Alberta
* Lake Louise, Alberta
* Medicine Lake, near Hidden Lake, southwest Alberta
* Majorville Medicine Wheel, south Alberta
* Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canadian Rockies near Calgary, Alberta
Energetic Power Spots Of Canada
* Keremeos Mound, southeast British Columbia
* Cormorant Island, Alert Bay, North Vancouver Island, B.C
* William’s Lake (Columneetza Lake), Central British Columbia
* Petroglyph Park, west central coast of Vancouver Island, B.C
* Peterborough Petroglyphs, southern Ontario
* Martyrs’ Shrine and healing spring, Ontario
* Dreamer’s Rock vision quest site, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
* Vision quest stone ring, Bannock Point, Whiteshell Provincial Pk, MB
* Shrine burial of Kateri Tekakwitha, Church of St. Francis-Xavier, Que.
* Mission, Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve; 6m/se Montreal
* Tipperary Creek medicine wheel, central Saskatchewan
* Roy Rivers Medicine Wheel, southwest Saskatchewan
* Turtle medicine wheel, near Minton, Saskatchewan
THE LOCATIONS OF EARTH’S 7 CHAKRA POINTS
There are a few schools of thought about where the chakra points are located on the earth and how the entire ley-line system works as a whole.
The basic concept is that as the macrocosmic mirror to the human microcosm of the chakra system in the body, the earth, as a living being, possesses active energy centers that are consecutively aligned based on perspectives of consciousness, earth-organ equivalents, and vibrational states and exist in different sacred locations throughout the earth.
The most common way of looking at this concept from what I have found in my research is by overlaying a basic outline of the infinity symbol over
the outstretched flat image of the world map; deriving from this basic geometry comes the more complex lines of connection between major vortex points and earth chakras which are the ley lines or song lines.
These would be akin to the energy meridian, acupuncture points, and nadis in the human body which are more numerous and secondary channels of energy that work in concert with the major centers of the chakras to disperse or circulate that energy.
Therefore, in the most popular viewpoint on earth chakras, each point is a super-powered point on the earth that serves as a central place of focus for the perspective of that chakra- for instance the heart chakra center on earth regulates the flow of energies on earth that allow the earth and its inhabitants to experience and relate through unconditional love and compassion whereas the root chakra of the earth would resonate with energies of life force itself, will to live, genesis, and so on. I found two differing ideas about where these specific locations were, yet interestingly both sets of points involve mostly the same locations on earth, except rearranged. Here are those two systems:
Robert Coon’s Earth Chakras System
Nearly all of the information readily available online that I was able to find regarding the earth’s chakra points seemed to be directly sourced from this one author- Robert Coon who owns a website called earthchakras.org. This site is fascinating and offers very in depth information about the chakras of the earth, the earth’s elemental vortices, ley lines and much more. Whether you take this information as theory or fact, it is fascinating food for though.
Reflecting on the Robert Coon System:
In the diagram above you can see a visual representation of the locations of earth’s chakra points as given by Robert Coon. Does anything visually strike you as a bit curious about this particular layout? I noticed that with this system the arrangement of the chakras seems to be quite random in the sense that there is no recognizable geometric reason to the way the chakra points are aligned. They seem scattered. This is bothersome because everything in creation flows geometrically within certain mathematic ratios and symmetries. The chakras in the human body are more or less equidistant from one another in a straight line going vertically up and down the spine as it moves through the center of the body. I feel that this one reason detracts a bit from the strength of this particular theory. It seems counterintuitive that the energy grid of the earth would be geometrically precise with the chakra points peppered randomly throughout.
Version 2 of the Ley Line System
I found that the other school of thought out there on this same system of thinking featured basically the same locations but some of them were attributed to different chakras than the system briefly described above. In this secondary explanation the Root chakra is found in Ulura Australia, the Sacral chakra is located in Lake Titicaca Peru also, the Solar Plexus is found in Mt. Fuji, Japan, the Heart chakra is in Haleakala Hawaii, the Throat Chakra is in Glastonbury England, the Third Eye chakra currently resides in The Himalayan Mountains, and the Crown Chakra, rather than the root chakra, is based in Mt. Shasta, California. This system was described by Bridget Nielson of HarmoniousEarth.org who visited all these sacred sites for self-exploration and –confirmation. This perspective on the location of the chakras was also apparently re-confirmed by the well-known teacher of metaphysics, Bashar, as channeled by Darryl Anka. So which is it? They are both very compelling systems.
An Alternative Earth Chakra Theory
In my research I came across one last theory about where the chakra points reside and why. This one is much less widespread, but perhaps more logically satisfying and equally compelling. It is based on a direct comparison to the human energy system. There exists a toroidal field of energy around/interpenetrating the human form which pulls in and sends out energy in a self-sustaining current. In the middle of this energy field dynamic there is the central energy channel, along which the 7 main chakras are positioned vertically. Taking this layout and superimposing it on a spread-out map of the earth, based on the polarities of the north and south poles, this would put bands of color in correlation to the chakras striped from bottom to top going up the map in horizontal bands.
Within each horizontal color/chakra band, the geographical zones within it would be considered to fall under the resident chakra color in that location. In other words it creates a map of chakra zones as opposed to acute concentrated points. So it would roughly break down like this:
Russia would be the better part of the Root chakra/Sacral zone, parts of the Sacral and the Solar Plexus would mostly include the US, China, and Europe and the Middle East. The zones near the Equator would be the Heart chakra and would potentially include parts of India, a lot of Africa, Colombia, Peru and much of South and Central America and probably Hawaii. The Throat chakra zone would be South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and finally then the Third Eye territory and Crown Chakra areas would be the least populated and coldest areas like Antarctica and Greenland.
Just as the earth is laced with a complex interconnected map of energy lines, invisible to the naked eye, the pieces of information from various sources on the earth’s chakras are lighting up some intriguing connections that only add to the mystery.
For instance, with the first two earth-chakra theories discussed above, we saw that many of the same locations were included in both line-ups, yet as mentioned, they were arranged differently in each one. What I found to be of particular interest was that in only one of those systems was Hawaii included at all as an actual chakra point. Yet when I dove a little deeper into the Robert Coon material I found myself swimming in the depths of even more interesting insights.
Coon shares in his essays that the earth’s ley-line or energy grid system includes not only the chakra points but also a whole system of vortexes as well. According to coon, there are 4 major vortexes, similar to the chakra points in potency or significance. These four vortexes regulate or energize the four elements of life on our planet- earth, fire, water, and air, and guess what one of those locations is? Haleakala, Hawaii, the power point that was included in the other chakra list. Could it be that Haleakala is an undeniable power point of some kind that is perhaps being misinterpreted by one school of thought or one that is simply serving multiple purposes?
Certain other pieces of information regarding chakras and how they relate to consciousness also revealed interesting synchronicities. In the alternative earth chakra theory that I discussed last, the third chakra band contained a major percentage of earth’s current population and the countries and people groups found in the band were the US, China, much of Europe, and possibly the Middle East (keeping in mind that this particular theory is formative and it’s respective zones are approximations).
The connection here is that the third chakra is one of the chakras grouped into the lower three centers of consciousness in the chakra system of the human body. Lower meaning that they are physical body chakras governing primarily earth experience functions. The third chakra is the chakra of activity, opinion, intellect and the mental body. What could better describe the level of consciousness of these industrial nations? Think of the US, China, Europe: primarily male/yang, emotionally immature, caught in dogma and competition, thinking more than feeling, highly political, aggressive, and industrial- very third chakra.
It has also been written by clairvoyants that often the dominant color of the auric fields of Americans is yellow, the color of the sacral chakra. The indication being that a person experiencing life through the perspective of the third chakra is a person ‘living in their head’.
It also seems very fitting that the heart chakra band would include most of Africa, much of Central and South America and also perhaps Hawaii. The people and cultures native to these places, in general, feel more generous, earth- connected, and humble as a cultural norm than the people living in the cultures found in the sacral band.
Which Theory is Correct?
Which theory is the correct one? I truly can’t say. There is no consensus and nor is there any clear scientific treatment of this topic to help sort it out. It seems that each theory has some definite validity to it, or perhaps each one is completely valid in and of itself, but also an integral component to a complete idea that has not yet come together fully in a cohesive way. Perhaps also the constant shifting that is reportedly happening with earth’s magnetic fields and the poles could be causing confusion and affecting these dynamics.
In conclusion, I do not feel that there is any clear cut conclusion at this point. Rather it would seem that the significance to be taken from this discussion is the need to feel deeply into the energetic nature of the earth as living conscious being and to observe ourselves as microcosmic reflections of the great planetary body of which we are an expression. It would only make sense that if we operate from an energetic chakra system that is orderly, dynamic, and harmonic in nature, then the larger planetary body of which we are a part would form the greater basis that regulates such a system.
The Earth — even the Universe — is alive, is part of a holographic totality, is conscious, and has both an energetic and physical reality. It may be challenging for you to think of the Earth and other celestial bodies as conscious, yet that is the conclusion currently gaining momentum in quantum physics. As strange as it may seem, this is a living universe that is conscious and shares an energetic essence.
Earth is our mother in more ways than one. Not only are our bodies made from the physical substance of the Earth, but the forms we take are based on the energy matrix of the planet as well. We are in physical exchange with the Earth through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Our bodies are maintained on the substance of the Earth, and our energetic body is created, fed, strengthened, stabilized, and developed from within the energy matrix of the Earth. Connecting with the Earth supports your health, energizes your being, and empowers creative living.
Ancient cultures respected the Earth as a living being. They knew that human life was an interdependent part of the larger whole of the planet.
What the Indigenous people knew and what guided their actions can be summed in the quote alleged to have been spoken by Chief Seattle: “Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” This quote has been used as a call to environmental awareness and a call to respect for Native American rights. However, it has a third application as well: It’s a call to holographic awareness—to acknowledge that each person’s individual transmission is reflected in the whole. Every thought, every behavior, every action of each person creates the fabric of Earth consciousness, the vibration of our collective frequency.
Ley lines are alleged alignments of a number of places of geographical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths that are thought by certain adherents to dowsing and New Age beliefs to have spiritual power.
Their existence was suggested in 1921 by the amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, in his book The Old Straight Track. The believers in ley lines think that the lines and their intersection points resonate a special psychic or mystical energy. Ascribing such characteristics to ley lines has led to the term being classified as pseudoscience.
Ley lines can be the product of ancient surveying, property markings, or commonly traveled pathways. Many cultures use straight lines across the landscape. In South America, such lines often are directed towards mountain peaks; the Nazca lines are a famous example of lengthy lines made by ancient cultures. Straight lines connect ancient pyramids in Mexico; today, modern roads built on the ancient roads deviate around the huge pyramids. The Chaco culture of Northwestern New Mexico cut stairs into sandstone cliffs to facilitate keeping roads straight. Additionally, chance alignments and coincidence are often cited as explanations that cannot be ruled out.
The concept of ley lines was first proposed by Alfred Watkins. On June 30, 1921 after Watkins visited Blackwardine in Herefordshire, and went riding a horse near some hills in the vicinity of Bredwardine. There he noted that many of the footpaths there seemed to connect one hilltop to another in a straight line. He was studying a map when he noticed places in alignment. "The whole thing came to me in a flash", he later told his son.
However, in September 1870, William Henry Black gave to the British Archaeological Association, in Hereford, a talk titled Boundaries and Landmarks, in which he speculated that "Monuments exist marking grand geometrical lines which cover the whole of Western Europe". It is possible that Watkins's experience stemmed from faint memories of an account of that presentation.
Watkins believed that, in ancient times, when Britain was far more densely forested, the country was crisscrossed by a network of straight-line travel routes, with prominent features of the landscape being used as navigation points. This observation was made public at a meeting of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club of Hereford in September 1921. His work referred to G. H. Piper's paper presented to the Woolhope Club in 1882, which noted that: "A line drawn from the Skirrid-fawr mountain northwards to Arthur's Stone would pass over the camp and southern most point of Hatterall Hill, Oldcastle, Longtown Castle, and Urishay and Snodhill castles." The ancient surveyors who supposedly made the lines were given the name "dodmen".
Watkins published his ideas in the books Early British Trackways and The Old Straight Track. They generally met with skepticism from archaeologists, one of whom, O. G. S. Crawford, refused to accept advertisements for the latter book in the journal Antiquity. Most archaeologists since then have continued to reject Watkins's ideas.
Despite the mostly negative reception to his ideas, some experts have made observations similar to Watkins's. Megalithic researcher Alexander Thom offered a detailed analysis of megalithic alignments, proposing a standardization of measure by those who built megaliths, but avoided the term ley line. The discovery by Europeans of the Nazca lines, man-made lines on desert pavement in southern Peru, prompted study of their astronomical alignments.
The existence of alignments between sites is easily demonstrated. However, the causes of these alignments are disputed. There are several major areas of interpretation:
Archaeological: A new area of archaeological study, archaeogeodesy, examines geodesy as practiced in prehistoric time, and as evidenced by archaeological remains. One major aspect of modern geodesy is surveying. As interpreted by geodesy, the so-called ley lines can be the product of ancient surveying, property markings, or commonly travelled pathways. Numerous societies, ancient and modern, employ straight lines between points of use; archaeologists have documented these traditions. Modern surveying also results in placement of constructs in lines on the landscape. It is reasonable to expect human constructs and activity areas to reflect human use of lines. Cultural: Many cultures use straight lines across the landscape. In South America, such lines often are directed towards mountain peaks; the Nazca lines are a famous example of lengthy lines made by ancient cultures. Straight lines connect ancient pyramids in Mexico; today, modern roads built on the ancient roads deviate around the massive pyramids. The Chaco culture of Northeastern New Mexico cut stairs into sandstone cliffs to facilitate keeping roads straight. New Age: Some writers widely regarded as pseudoscientific have claimed that the ley lines and their intersection points resonate a special psychic or magical energy. These theories often include elements such as geomancy, dowsing or UFOs. Some similar believe these points on lines have electrical or magnetic forces associated with them. Skeptical: Skeptics of the actuality of ley lines often classify them as pseudoscience. Such skeptics tend to doubt that ley lines were planned or made by ancient cultures, and argue that apparent ley lines can be readily explained without resorting to extraordinary or pseudoscientific ideas.
Spiritual Significance of Ley Lines: Magical and Holy lines
Watkins's theories have been adapted by later writers. Some of his ideas were taken up by the occultist Dion Fortune who featured them in her 1936 novel The Goat-footed God. Since then, ley lines have become the subject of a few magical and mystical theories.
Two British dowsers, Captain Robert Boothby and Reginald A. Smith of the British Museum, have linked the appearance of ley lines with underground streams and magnetic currents. Guy Underwood conducted various investigations and claimed that crossings of 'negative' water lines and positive aquastats explain why certain sites were chosen as holy. He found so many of these 'double lines' on sacred sites that he named them 'holy lines.'