Before I went to England I had read a book about Ley Lines. These are supposedly lines of magnetism (or ?) that were known to the ancient inhabitants of England and have been rediscovered in modern times by the British Society of Dowsers who are able to find them using “witching rods,” as they are called in this country. It was the method the water department in Port Townsend used to find the water line to our house after we first bought it. Some pre-historic methods are still useful.
In ancient times stone cairns were set up at places where Ley Lines crossed. Larger markers were set up where several Ley Lines intersected. Many of these were later replaced by standing stones, stone circles, and other kinds of markers. After Christianity became the religion of England, these were replaced by crosses, and then by larger religious edifices. Most became wayside shrines. Eventually many of them became churches, and a few ultimately became cathedrals. If this is true, the irony is that the cathedrals of England are built on places where Ley Lines intersect, detectable by pagans since early times.
When I saw Wells Cathedral, the vertical lines of glass that I thought I saw, were, I AM NOW SURE, rays coming up from the earth and meeting with the sun’s rays to create a mystical enchantment. At least it will always seem so in my memory.