Some science behind the scenes

Sacred geography - hollow roads

Physically, a hollow road is a path or track with extremely steep sided embankments,  often planted with trees whose branches form an overhang.  The overall effect is to create a tunnel and indeed this is exactly what they symbolically represent.

Alfred Watkins – The Old Straight Track
It will probably be said that the sunken roads are due to the wear and tear of centuries of traffic.  This is so in some cases … but in several cases there is a ridge or raised bank on one side of the hollow road.  Such a bank against a climbing sunk road is found in the Navage Wood, Stanner Rocks.  It is difficult to see how wear and tear piles up an embankment on one side.  I have found several examples of the straight deeply cut hollow roads down to fords; two close to the Pontrilas Pandy road, not now used, far too narrow for wheels and obviously not water torn  ……….. It is strange that notches, often go in pairs together

In other words, these hollow roads cannot be used by wheeled traffic, go down to rivers and streams [where there may or may not be a ford, he provides instances of roads which lead down to a non-forded river] are man-made, and are sometimes in pairs.

In effect, hollow lanes or notched paths are symbolic as well as practical.  The  paired paths simply indicate paired spiritual lines - for more details see twin horns and kundalini.  These paired lines are a recognised phenomenon in other cultures with a history of shamanic flight [the Nazca lines, the native American Indians Dream maps, the Sioux, Australian aboriginals and other Indian ‘desert pathways’].

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