John Michell - The View over Atlantic - Dragon lines [lung-mei]
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The View over Atlantic – John Michell
In several other parts of the world lines linking the holy centres are not only mythological paths down which the gods representing the various heavenly bodies pass at regular seasons, but have some further quality known only to native magicians.
American Indians, particularly the Hopi of the Southwest, appear to use them as cables of mental communication.
In China they are known as lung-mei, the paths of the dragon, and run between astronomical mounds and high mountains. These dragon paths are very mysterious and little is known about them outside China. Until recently, however, their course was studied with great care by the administrators of the provinces through which they passed and charted by some department of the central government.
J. D. Hayes in The Chinese Dragon describes how, at the beginning of this century, a young student who had committed suicide was buried by his friends in a tomb placed on a dragon line, and how the Board of Rites in Peking sent urgent instructions for his disinterment, such burial sites being strictly reserved for members of the Imperial Family.