Stone Circle at Trowlesworthy – ©Steve Cobbin –

It has been estimated that around 4,000 stone circles were erected in Britain, Ireland and Brittany in a period stretching from 3300 to 900 BCE and of which 1,300 have been recorded while the rest having been destroyed over time. These megalithic monuments consist of mostly irregularly shaped standing stones seemingly random in number and arranged in rings of different sizes. According to modern archaeologists, they served a ritual or ceremonial purpose in relation to astronomical alignments and in some cases, they could possibly have been used as a burial ground since human remains have been found in and around the circles. In fact, these are all assumptions as the original function is not exactly known. Because of the dense concentration of circles in a relatively small area, it is not very logical to assume that they all served the aforementioned purpose. There was absolutely no need for so many ceremonial or astronomical calendars serving as a spiritual guide in daily life.

Stone Circle Ireland

The builders of these megalithic monuments were forced to survive in the harsh climate of north-western Europe with a great need for food, water and protective clothing. For them, their God or creator was equal to nature that provided them with all that was necessary, including the spiritual aspect necessary for the connection with their ancestors. At regular times they came together from far and wide to honour their God(s) and ancestors who were connected to the infinite universe. Stonehenge was such a place of gathering and honouring, accurately positioned on the sacred Earth grid, meticulously aligned with the Sun and Moon and based on the living energy of resonance and sound for their cosmic connection with their ancestors.

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West Dartmoor – ©Steve Cobbin –

In addition to water for daily consumption, they also needed water with a healing effect for body and soul, the “Blood of the Earth” or sacred water from deep wells inside the Earth located on the intersections of Earth energy lines and energised as a result of vortexing, and thus purifying resonance in water molecules. These important ancient deep wells could very well have been indicated by these stone circles where the diameter of the stone circle and the number of standing stones were decisive for the size and depth of the holy well which in most cases was below rising and dropping groundwater level. A simple, yet important landmark for the ancients, easily recognisable during all weather conditions and under all circumstances.

Deep Water

Sometimes the water from these deep wells surfaced and these sacred places were often protected by a stone Well House or Temple in gratitude for the gift of this pure healing water. The ancient stone circles were, in fact, the first “Sacred Water Temples.” Even medieval castles, churches, cathedrals and Templars’ strongholds were erected above a sacred well as they considered this water a sacred gift from God in addition to the daily need for water during a drought or a siege. Is the “Blood of Christ” a metaphor for this “Blood of the Earth” being the underground sacred purified deep water, the long-sought “Elixir of Life”, the “Philosopher’s Stone” or even the “Holy Grail.” Could this purified water be the sacred knowledge the mysterious Knights Templar retrieved from the Holy Land; sacred deep water of divine origin and with healing properties instead of mythical and holy relics that could never be found?


Deep water

Confined and Unconfined Aquifers

Crossing Water Lines

Primary (deep) water is a very large amount of fresh water that is trapped in a certain layer in the deep Earth. It is created under pressure and comes near the surface by itself without using pumps. Unlike groundwater, it is of excellent quality, clean and unspoiled and not subject to the effects of drought and pollution and available in limitless quantities. The presence of this deep and divine water through wells or springs was already known to ancient civilisations worldwide. Therefore, in my opinion, the long-sought holy grail and even the philosopher’s stone are nothing more than metaphors for this sacred “Blood of the Earth.”

Water Triad

It seems that the number three is directly connected to water. Each water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by molecular bonds. Water is our only naturally occurring inorganic liquid, the only one not arising from organic growth. It is also the only chemical compound that occurs naturally on Earth’s surface in all three physical states: solid, liquid, and gas. It is possible to exist as solid, liquid and gas at the same time at zero degrees Celsius which is defined as the triple point of water.

“Wishing You Well”

Willem Witteveen – Ancient Egyptian Connections

Note: Well Water and Spring Water

There is an important difference between well water and spring water. Well water is from a man-made water well which is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging or drilling in order to access the deep water in underground layers of water called aquifers. This well water is drawn by using buckets, that are raised mechanically or by hand, or pumped from a deep aquifer from below many layers of soil, rock and sand. The first simple wells were constructed about 8,000 years ago in China. Other examples of ancient wells are the Iranian Qanats and the enormous Indian Stepwells.

Spring water is water from a natural spring where the aquifer is close to the surface and bubbles right up through the surface. Spring water forced to the surface by elevated sources are artesian wells. An artesian spring or well spouts water under its own pressure. This is possible even if the outlet is in the form of a 90-metre-deep cave. In this case, the cave is used as a hose by the higher elevated recharge area of groundwater to exit through the lower elevation opening.

Non-artesian springs may simply flow from a higher elevation through the earth to a lower elevation and exit in the form of a spring, using the ground like a drainage pipe. Still, other springs are the result of pressure from an underground source in the earth, in the form of volcanic activity. The result can be water at an elevated temperature such as a hot spring. A spring arises naturally to the earth’s surface and can be from a confined (artesian) or unconfined aquifer (non-artesian). An unconfined aquifer is an aquifer of which the upper boundary is the water table and therefore the water is more influenced by rainwater and surface contamination.

Source: Wikipedia and articles from the internet.

From: “The Pattern of the Past” by Guy Underwood (London, 1969)

“The water line, the aquastat and the track line have much in common: they appear to be generated within the Earth; to involve wave-motion; to have great penetrative power; to form a network on the face of the Earth; to affect the germination and manner of growth of certain trees and plants; to be perceived and used by animals; to affect opposite sides of the animal body, and to form spiral patterns. They are controlled by mathematical laws which involve in their construction the number 3; and in their spiral patterns, the number 7. They played a prominent, and possibly fundamental, part in the religion of many widely scattered primitive peoples.”

“The width of the water line varies considerably. When small, it may seem to the dowser that it consists of one triad of hair lines – in which case his rod will dip strongly three times. When larger (say about 3 feet wide) each line will be observed to be triple, consisting of three triads from nine hair lines. At about 6 feet in width, nine triads composed of twenty-seven hair lines are perceptible. Where the line is of extreme width, twenty-seven triads composed of eighty-one hair lines may be perceived. How far this subdivision continues, if it does, has not yet been established.”



Water Lines (exerpt)

“The close relationship of water lines and springs with ancient monuments was established by M. Louis Merle and Reginald Allender Smith in the 1930s. Both these men were dowsers or diviners of water; they could locate underground streams and springs without using scientific instruments. Merle established that ancient monuments were situated over the crossing of underground streams. Smith went further to say that springs are constantly present at the centers of stone circles and earthworks. This discovery indicated that the selection of sites for ancient monuments was not arbitrary, but a conscious decision based upon the presence of underground water.”

Smith’s work inspired Guy Underwood to spend many years investigating the connection between ancient monuments and underground water. In his book entitled The Pattern of the Past, Underwood identifies a principle of Nature “which is unknown to, or unidentified by science.”

This is an excerpt from an article about the relationship between water lines and ancient monuments by Chuck Pettis from the Geo Group. The article can be read here.




“The well’s final position, the circular alignment and the number of markers had been meticulously determined by the elders before the chosen maidens took their positions for eternity and slowly turned into standing stones at the sacred birth of a new stone circle thus representing one of many earthly underlying vortex energies”

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