E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins


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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins SUMMARY Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Alfred Watkins Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ Originally published in 1925 this book by Alfred Watkins bought the concept of ley lines to the public The concept came to him afte

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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins I first heard of ley lines in my teens when i watched a family friend marking points on a map and connecting them with a ruler Alfred Watkins is the father of ley line theory and this is the classic book on ley lines He was way ahead of his time writing this book almost 100 years ago Sadly it has now been said that his theories are unsound and leys don't actually exist I wonder what Arthur Watkins would think of their dismissal and whether

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    REVIEW The Old Straight Track Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ SUMMARY Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Alfred Watkins Amazing history of topography of Englandhow roads were laid out ley lines not the mystical ones but the ley of the land ley lines why intersections are called crosses how the Roman Roads were built on already existing highways why moats and reflective pools etc

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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins SUMMARY Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Alfred Watkins First published in 1925 this is a text of its time an attempt to find patterns in the English and sometimes other British landscape of

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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins There are few books which truly merit the word ‘iconic’ but in my opinion ‘The Old Straight Track’ is one of them Nearly 90 years after its publication it continues to open the eyes of readers so that they see the

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    Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ SUMMARY Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Alfred Watkins REVIEW The Old Straight Track Alfred Watkins was the first researcher to really understand the significance of what we now call 'ley lines' in this cou

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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins SUMMARY Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Alfred Watkins Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ Alred Watkins described his theory very clearly and in great depth but I was unconvinced He seemed to have fallen victim to confirmation bias to an epic degree In addition his attempt to use probablilty to support his theory was woefully inadeuate and I am ualified to make that judgement

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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins This book sadly contains many archeological historical and philological points which are either now proven false or were completely surmised to begin with Take as only one example the assumption simply put that because ley men carried

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    E–pub [The Old Straight Track] by Alfred Watkins Looking back from the 21st Century there is much to be learnt from this book beyond Watkin's theory of Ley lines For is it soon becomes obvious how much his ideas about straight line navigation have grown decade after decade into a near belief system The seed that Watkins sowed grew into a whole wealth of theories about energy line

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REVIEW The Old Straight Track

READ The Old Straight Track í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ REVIEW The Old Straight Track A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient ley lines criss crossing the English countrysideFirst published in 1925 this book outlined its author's concept of ley lines supposed pre Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles standing stones and prehistoric mounds used for trading and ce. Originally published in 1925 this book by Alfred Watkins bought the concept of ley lines to the public The concept came to him after visiting a Roman excavation and looking at the map to get a perspective on the wider landscape he saw that a number of features seemed to line up When he had the opportunity to get to higher ground he had the opportunity to look at the landscape and see that these features had straight paths running between them He came to believe that the people of this country had made a series of straight paths through the forests with the prominent features being used for guide and navigation He first presented this theory of leys at a public meeting in 1921 and went on to develop his theories to present in this book Controversial at the time the Antiuity magazine refused to publish even an advert for his book it captured the imagination of the public He was an excellent PR man using pagan rites to demonstrate and promote his work and it inspired generations of readers and walkers to take a closer look at the country that they walked through The concept of lines passing over hill and dale were picked up by those seeking to rediscover the the mysticism and ancient ways of the Celts and re enchant the English landscapeThere was only one flaw though none of it was really true It can be proven that given the sheer uantity of ancient and prehistorical sites in the landscape that the chances of them lining up is as much coincidence as it is design This page shows just how a random collection of 137 sites can give 80 or so four point alignments Richard Atkinson an archaeologist has even proved that red telephone boxes could produce their own leys by lining upTheories aside this is still worth reading Firstly it is a classic piece of text on the English landscape Secondly the elouent and atmospheric text and the black and white images and maps that are liberally scattered throughout the book giving us a snapshot of the English countryside between the two world wars before big farms and pylons spoilt some of the finest views At the time the science of excavation was starting to change and improve Watkins may have prompted people to look at and discover the genuine links between sites in the wider context of the landscape

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READ The Old Straight Track í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ REVIEW The Old Straight Track Remonial purposes during the Neolithic era Based on his surveys of the Anglo Welsh border country Alfred Watkins believed that in ancient times the country was crisscrossed by a network of straight line travel routes with prominent features of the landscape used as navigation points Watkins's theories have intrigued and inspired generations of readers from historians t. There are few books which truly merit the word iconic but in my opinion The Old Straight Track is one of them Nearly 90 years after its publication it continues to open the eyes of readers so that they see the landscape in an entirely new light as John Michell rightly puts it writing in the Foreword for many people the book awoke as it were the memory of a half familiar truth When I first read the book for myself getting on for 20 years ago now this was certainly my own experienceRead my full review

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READ The Old Straight Track í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Alfred Watkins ´ 6 READ REVIEW The Old Straight Track O hill walkers and from amateur archeologists to new age occultists This new edition with a substantial introduction by Robert Macfarlane and retaining Watkins's original atmospheric black and white photographs introduces a classic antiuarian text to a 21st century audience It will appeal to all who treasure the history the contours and the mystery of ancient landscape. Alred Watkins described his theory very clearly and in great depth but I was unconvinced He seemed to have fallen victim to confirmation bias to an epic degree In addition his attempt to use probablilty to support his theory was woefully inadeuate and I am ualified to make that judgement

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • The Old Straight Track
  • Alfred Watkins
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9781781856628