Ley lines are alleged alignments of a number of places of geographical and historical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths, natural ridge-tops and water-fords. The phrase was coined in 1921 by archaeologist Alfred Watkins. Since 1989, refutations of Watkins' ideas have been generally based on mathematical methods such as statistics and Shape Analysis.
In 1969, author John Michell revived the term "ley lines", associating it with spiritual and mystical theories about alignments of land forms, drawing on the Chinese concept of feng shui. The spiritualised version of the concept has been adopted by other authors and applied to landscapes in many places around the world.
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