The Leys of Central Paris

This post is all about the ley lines that I dowsed in Paris. There’s quite a lot of information in here so I have decided to put a bullet-point summary here at the beginning so that you can see what topics I am going to discuss:

  • Chris Hardy’s book “The Sacred Network” and the Decumanus Lines of Paris
  • Finding the Luxor Obelisk using intuition alone, and its link with Kal in New York
  • The major and minor leys centred on the obelisk
  • The Jardin Des Tuileries and the strongest ley I’ve found yet
  • Being guided to find a smooth stone
  • How the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel splits a major ley line
  • How the Louvre pyramid plays a part in the line’s reconstitution
  • The Louvre’s link with the “Axe Majeur” created by Francois Mitterand at Cergy-Pontoise

Have I whet your appetite? Great, then read on!

Sometimes life throws an opportunity your way and you just have to go with it. Such a chance came to me when work decided that I needed to be trained up and to do that I would be sent to Paris in May for a week. Well, what can one say to a chance like that? Yes, of course! I had just bought Chris Hardy‘s book “The Sacred Network” and been marvelling at the many pages about Paris’ ley lines. Here I was being given the opportunity to go test them for myself, first-hand.

Chris Hardy refers to two main lines in Paris which she calls the West and East Decumanus lines. I drew myself a pair of lines on Google Maps from her rough indicator points, and then I could refer to that later. There are plenty of other leys referenced, but these are the main ones that cross so many of central Paris’ main attractions, for example – the Champs Elysses, the Arc de Triomphe, La Defense, The Louvre to name but a small selection. What I wondered was, are these lines natural ley lines, or created by humans? Secondly I wanted to know whether they had any energy associated with them? That was all I was looking for. Time would be short, and dowsing in a city always has the possibility of attracting unwanted and often unshakeable attention, so it would have to be swift and to the point.

Luxor Obelisk with full moon

How to find your way in a city

From what I can gather from reading Hardy’s book most of the main leys of Paris seem to be centered on the Luxor obelisk (or ‘Obelisk of Ramases). I decided that this would be my starting point for an exploration of which leys were which, and which were important for me to dowse. The very evening that I had goot clear to do this investigation work Kal sent me a long text epxplaining how he had found the Genius Loci for Central Park in New York, and that it was found at….an Egyptian obelisk (see Kal’s Dowsing in the City post).

There was nothing else for it – now it was confirmed. I didn’t know Paris or yet have a good handle on the underground train system, so I decided to walk to the obelisk. The only problem was… I had no idea where it was! I decided to trust to fate and began to walk down whatever street took my fancy, so long as it looked like it was heading towards the Seine River, which I figured would identify the centre of Paris. It was a foolhardy and naive assumption considering the length of the Seine, but I wanted to see what happened.

I walked for over an hour down beautiful Parisian boulevards and side streets, “feeling” for the right decisions to make at every junction that would take me towards the obelisk. Soon I was hopelessly lost and knew I would have to come back on the train even if I did end up near the centre eventually. I was just complaining to msyelf about how much my feet were acheing when I noticed that I was walking past a very posh hotel. I looked up and saw an armed gendarme at the end of the street and made a note to give him a wide berth. I stepped past him and out onto the Place de la Concorde with its incredibly wide roads and open space. Right in fromt of me was…the Luxor Obelisk! I reeled in amazement and must have looked drunk for a minute as I staggered physically trying to recover my senses and shaking my head in disbelief.

Up the junction

It was true. The Obelisk was indeed a crossing point for leys. My dowsing revealed only two leys crossing here that I needed to concern myself with. Here is a perfect description of the major cardinal directions of the leys that cross here:

“The major axis is that of the Voie Triomphale (Triumphal Way) which extends east-to-west in a perfectly straight line from the former royal palace (now the Louvre Museum), past the Arc du Carrousel and through the Tuileries Gardens, up the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, and beyond — now culminating at the Grande Arche in the Paris suburb of La Défense. The second (minor) axis is formed by the line between Place de la Madeleine, down rue Royale through the square and across the Pont de la Concorde, culminating at the Palais Bourbon.” (source:

Each of the axes described above is a ley line. The East-West line from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe is a natural meridian. It has been marked by arhitecture, possibly even enhanced by it, but it is a natural energy phenomenon that forms part of the Earth’s own energy grid. The other line, running between the Palais Bourbon and the Madeleine Temple has been created by humans. It has been artificially created to flow between these points and beyond. I don’t know if it has been generated or simply diverted from elsewhere, but its source is not natural, that’s for sure. Interestingly it runs down the Royal Road. Always a link between power, royalty, rule and energy – don’t you think?

The leys were were I suspected they would be – along roughly cardinal axes centred upon the Obelisk. So, there was one human ley (sight alignments along a straight line with structures that increase subtle energy power) and one natural ley (a series of linear sites that reflect an earth meridian, a power line of the earth’s own energy grid, possibly something linked to its magnetic field or its subtle energy array – we don’t really know what it is).

You can find more information about earth meridian lines here. For an esoteric discussion of their relevance to the human energy body, see this link and this link about Axiatonal Grids. For a good explanation of ley lines see this link.

Up the garden path

Jardin Tuileries and the Louvre

On another evening I returned to the nearby gardens. I walked through a throng of people congregating around a circular fountain that interrupted the wide path into the park. I rejoined the path on the other side and the throng diminished to a steady flow of couples and joggers. In their midst, wrapped up as they were in their own worlds, I felt less intimidated, so out came the dowsing rods. I immediately drew a few stares but I have learned to ignore stares unless I draw a crowd. Happily people were enjoying the sun too much to pester me. Let’s get some dowsing done!

Jardin Des Tuileries has a 136 pace wide ley line which registers as the strongest ley line EVER! 11 on a scale of 1-10, which means “off the scale” – i.e. strongest yet!. The line was the full width of the white gravelled path and more – about ten feet beyond each side of the path. That is the widest ley line I have yet discovered, and probably one of the most travelled due to the number of tourists who traverse its length each day.

A strangely worn stone

I followed the ley line down the path for a while then began to feel a tug at the side of my head – an intuitive pull. I walked in the direction of the feeling until I ended up at the base of one of the trees at the side of the main path. I sat there resting my weary legs for a moment and went into meditative mode. As I sat my hand moved and my eyes followed my hand – there only inches from my fingers was a strangely carved or shaped stone that is quite hand worn! Of course, I picked it up and the ‘feeling’ went away. This was what I had been led to. More moving stones!! Then my phone rang just as I was examining the stone. More odd coincidence. After talking to M for a minute I was then being moved on by a park warden because the park was closing. I had managed to get in with JUST enough time to find this stone. What an incredible coincidence! This stone would become useful when I got back when I would dowse that I should use it at Arthur’s Grave in Pembrokeshire.

The Splitting of the Louvre Ley

I walked through the Louvre gardens, manicured hedges that almost form a maze had they been taller. From above they must look stunning, and from eye-level the scene of people sprawled all over the surrounding grass verges and green areas was lovely. The air was warm and balmy. I could carry on dowsing even though the sun was setting. Actually, I thought, why not try to get some pictures of the sun setting through the alignments along the path I had just walked through the gardens? I seemed to take a lot of pictures around the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel, which is the more famous Arch’s smaller sibling. No less impressive, but much smaller.

Arce de Triomphe de Carrousel

I began to hook into the ley line again that I had been following earlier. Unusually for a ley line it veered away from the front pillar of the Arch and began to curve around the roundabout that stood between the Arch and the Louvre Museum‘s glass pyramid entrance. I followed it across the busy road that runs around the roundabout, and then it straightened up into a straight line again but now angled in towards the Louvre Pyramid! What was going on, I wondered? Had I made a mistake? I went to the other side of the huge paved entrance area and search for anything on the opposite side. Soon I found another angled line which again converged on the great glass pyramid. What? What was this? I decided to follow it back to see if it also went to the Arch. It did. So, I had a line that split at the Arch and then curved around the roundabout, only to become a straight line that converged at the Louvre’s entrance. Most odd!

The glass pyramid in front of the Louvre in relation to the Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel

What was the cause of the splitting line, I wondered.Coming into the Arch it was perfectly whole and strong. How did it come to split? I asked the rods to take me to the exact point where the line split. The dowsing rods took me to two places. The front pillars on each side of the arch. Now I had to find out why this was significant. Using Kals’ method I asked the rods to take me to somethign that would explain the reason for the splitting of the subtle energy line. They took me back to the pillars, but as I began to dowse in more detail I could see that the rods were circling around seemingly INSIDE the pillar. They wanted to indicate that the centre of the splitting force was actually embedded either into or under the two pillars.

This was good information but I was really curious now! I asked whether there was anything else that would explain to me how this split had been achieved. The rods swung around and led me to an information plaque on one side of the arch. I read about the various restorations of the arch, how statues were given back and new ones installed, and how the arch was generally refurbished. Suddenly it hit me – during one of the restorations something had been put under the pillars. Was I correct? The rods swung strongly together to indicate a definite YES response. Ok…now we were on the trail. Through educated guessing and dowsing the responses I eventually worked out that some form of quartz crystals – a very unusual form – had been buried under the pillars in the restoration of 1830. The effect of the crystal is to split the ley at this point. If true, this must have been a very deliberate act by someone who really understood energy flows.

I left that question hanging. There was another mystery to be tackled. How was the pyramid recombining the flow?

The Constructions of Monsieur Mitterand

Francois Mitterand was president of France between the years 1981 and 1995. He is reputed to have been a Freemason, and given his position he was probably a member of several other orders who some believe have retained and preserved an ancient knowledge of subtle energies, forces and magick over a long period of time. Conspiracy theories aside, it was Mitterand who set about creating some of Paris’ modern architectural splendours, and who sites them at some very significant positions around the city. For example, let’s take the geometry and position of the Louvre’s glass pyramids. Yes, pyramids – plural – for there are two – the above ground one and an inverted one inside that is below it, forming a kind of tetrahedron, so I’m told. I only saw the outside one, and that was impressive enough.

I found that the ley line coming out of the smaller Arc de Triomphe is made to curve by the crystals buried beneath its pillars. So, why then did I find that the leys begin to straighten and re converge after that? This is where the geometry and positioning of the Louvre’s glass pyramids comes in. It is the geometry of this structure that forces the line to go straight again. It is the power of the pyramidal form that attracts the line to a point again – just as the pyramid itself goes to a point. Interesting, huh? I wonder where else in the world this kind of geometry has been used to perform this kind of energetic manoeuvring?

The ley does naturally recombine at some point beyond the Louvre, but the installation of the glass pyramid in recent times had the effect of focusing the ley to recombine at the pyramid instead of beyond it. This means that the ley’s energies are focused on the area at the entrance to the Louvre. One wonders why?

Perhaps Philip Coppens has the answer. His recent article about Francois Mitterand‘s arhitectural legacy points to the constructed ley line of the Cergy-Pontoise district of Paris. This is Mitterand’s “Axe Majeur” (Major Axis).

The Major Axis in concrete

A lot has been made about the Glass Pyramid of the Louvre, if only because of its prominent inclusion in Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”. Brown adjusted the number of glass panels to 666, to imbed even more symbolism into this structure. But what is often overlooked, is that to create this structure, some of the old – and beautiful – paving stones of the “Court Napoleon” had to be removed, to make room for the pyramid. These paving stones were carefully dug up, and transferred to Cergy-Pontoise, where they are now positioned in a semi-circle, an official part of the “Axe Majeur”. Coincidence? Or design?

It is not the only Louvre connection. Perhaps the axis’ signature feature is the twelve columns, which have the same dimensions as those of the arch of the Carrousel of the Louvre.” (source:

You can see that my Paris trip turned out to be a whole sight more interesting than a mere sightseeing tour! All thanks to those wonderful copper rods and a bit of intuitive investigation. How I love this dowsing life!



  1. Erick
    Apr 21, 2012

    Your post just enlighted me. What you discribe as a powerfull line finding its way by the Louvres pyramide and the obelisk and further west gave me some kind of explanation about what I felt for many years when walking across this area. I’m used to be a trade union representative in France and every month we used to have a meeting with the head management and the boss to discuss employees and work conditions issues. Those meetings were very stressfull for me, as this kind of sessions were very tensed. To get to the head quarters on the avenue de l’Opera I used to get off the train at the Musée d’Orsay train station. To cross the Seine river I had too options : walking directly through the Tuileries gardens (but it was pretty dusty) or make a little detour via the little esplanade behind the Arc du Carousel (to keep my shoes clean..). I realised that when using the second option I was kind of “re-inforced” before my meetings. After an exhausting meeting on the way back, I took the habit to stop there to smoke a cigarette. I used to feel re-inergised. I thought it was the magic, and the quietness of the view around from this place that I was effected by. The same kind of emotion I had when visiting Uluru in Australia or the Taj Mahal in India. There is “someyhing” in those places. After reading your post I understand better what was going on, and I think I will use this great tool a better way from now on.
    By the way I doubt strongly F. Mitterand was a Free-Mason (may be his brother was one).


  2. Sandra Barr
    Feb 20, 2012

    Excellent blog, I have been researching the geometric designs in Paris, also the occult symbols hidden in plain sight, I have been searching for reliable evidence of of powerful ley lines through these land marks, and could not find any until I found your blog.
    I will be creating a blog or video…maybe both when I have finished my research, if I use your information, which I probably will I will of course credit you.
    On your next trip maybe you could establish the energy around the ancient pagan sites, now disguised at Christian churches, as Im most keen to find out about the energy around them.
    Notre Dame Cathedral was built on an ancient site of a Temple to Jupiter, Eglise St. Pierre Montmartre was a temple to the God of War Mars, and the order of Jesuits was formed there.
    The Port d’Alma Tunnel (Bridge way for the soul) where Princess Diana died was an ancient sacrificial site to the Goddess Diana. Plus if you follow the straight line from the arc de Triomphe to the Louvre, bring it down just a little, and it takes you too the exact spot where Jim Morrison died.
    So many of these monuments glorify war and death, that I believe it is no accident that they built them on these powerful ley lines. They want to harness the energy of the lines, to magnify what they want in the world, death and war!
    Also the Luxor obelisk pretty much marks the sight where Marie Antoinette and her husband were guillotined.
    Sandra Barr

    • kal
      Feb 20, 2012

      Hi Sandra,

      I’m sure Gwas will have more to say to your comments than I, him having visited Paris last year. There is a lot of symbology in your comment and we do love to explore that 🙂 As for Obelisks, quite coincidentally and unplanned I have to say. Whilst Gwas was looking at the Obelisk in Paris I was dowsing its brother in Manhattan. As I dowsed that site I found that it was the most energetic site in Manhattan.

      Thanks for your detailed comment. We both look forward to hearing more about your exploits.

      Kal Malik

  3. Peter Merry
    Sep 1, 2011

    hi there – great site! i wanted to let you know that i have been collecting google earth layers of earth energy lines and sacred sites and bundling them into one google earth file. you can find the latest version here: . please do send me any google earth files you have that i could integrate – or suggest a way we can set it up as open source so people can just add their own (moderated, i think). with love, peter

    • Gwas
      Sep 1, 2011

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for making you file freely available. Such resources are invaluable tools for the budding energy scholar. I have a few maps in Google Maps, and when the weather turns sour I may set about putting them into the KMZ format for Google Earth. Perhaps there is a way of doing the translation easily – I haven’t investigated that yet. Just to let you know that any maps I publish will have been verified by on-the-ground dowsing. I will remove all speculative lines before I send anything out.


  4. P. Paradis
    Aug 13, 2011

    Wow, it feels great to read this, and see that other people make serious research on the same topic.

    If you want to see the relationship between the Louvre, the Axe Majeur and the Greater Paris geometry, I invite you to download my Google Earth files (deactivate all layers beforehand):

    And also:

    The relationship extends to Gisors Castle (of Templar fame) in the NW, and the glass pyramid on top of Évry Cathedral in the SE (another Mitterand legacy).

    It possibly extends to the rock of Solutré (which Mitterand used to climb every year in a highly mediatized trek).

    Dowsing could be useful that Solutré theory, because my approach is 100% map-based and I’ve reached the limits of geotagging.

    • Gwas
      Aug 14, 2011

      Fascinating stuff. The story expands for me with every piece of good information like this. Next time I get to Paris I will take time to check some of these alignments out, and to see whether they have any energy associated with them too.

      I think that’s the key here – the alignments in themselves are nothing without the energy that travels between the points on the line. The question then becomes – what is generating the energy and what is utilising it? With answers to these questions we can begin to unravel the purposes behind why so much public money and so much ritual and ceremony is invested in these special places.


  5. Rachel
    Jun 28, 2011

    Wow, this is a great website, and I am finding it really helpful, as a novice geomancer. My spirit guides told me that a ley line had been split along time ago in a house I am investigating, and I had never heard of this happening. Now thanks to your Paris visit, it sounds as if they are right, and I am alot more clued up, thanks mate,

    • Gwas
      Jun 28, 2011

      Hi Rachel,

      I’m so happy to be of service. As a novice geomancer you will have a lot of fun finding out most of the information you need for yourself, but every now and again it’s nice to find a little clue that takes you in a particular direction. Of course we also stand on the shoulders of giants, so I recommend reading books by John Michell and Robin Heath as guides to the possible, and Sig Lonegren on some of the impossible things 😉


  6. ranthia
    Jun 14, 2011

    Thank you for your wonderful post. I just received my dowsing rods, which I got interested in from your previous posts!

    • Gwas
      Jun 15, 2011

      Hi Ranthia,

      This is wonderful news! You’re joining a wonderful and exciting world with dowsing, but you must take it at your own pace and in your own direction. That’s my only advice at this early stage. There is some other helpful advice in the Articles section too. I have two long articles in particulr on the link between dowsing and druidry (or you can read it plainly as ‘spirituality’) that will guide you to take the work further when you’re ready.

      Will your first task be to find a power centre that is aligned to your energies? Or a ley line near to you? Or just any subtle energy line that is close to home? Or do you have a sacred site near you that you could find out about? Exciting!


  7. Serpenteer
    Jun 14, 2011

    just a general query about the website. Once anyone has made a comment, how can you find out if it has been replied to without finding the post and looking? ie Currently I wont know if a comment has been replied to unless I revisit the post.

    • Gwas
      Jun 15, 2011

      There is a WordPress Plug-In (it requires a separate bit of software!!??) that will allow you to receive notifications of responses to your comment. I will install this soon and then you will get the replies. Thanks for enquiring because your enquiry has prompted me to go learn about it!


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