St Michael’s Line – Earth Energies or Coincidence?

The St Michael’s Line or ”St. Michael Alignment” or ”Sword of St. Michael” is no doubt one of the most intriguing and prominent out of the numerous ley lines crisscrossing Europe and Middle East. This runs in straight line between Skellig Michael, the southwestern extremity of Ireland, and Mount Carmel located on Israel. While many researchers have tried to unlock its secrets, its full meaning still remains a mystery. Despite this, it continues to capture people’s attention with its unique mysterious pattern.


The name is derived from the numerous sites that were dedicated to St. Michael that skirts or touches on its course that runs for 3500 miles. As well as from its orientation which is the sunrise’s direction on May 8, the date when the Apparition of St. Michael is celebrated by the Latin liturgy. Despite the supposed antiquity of these ley lines combined with the baffling number of esoteric theories associated with them, it was only just recently that these ley lines were discovered all over again as they were originally described mostly in exoteric terms.

It only means that these revived leys lines are not just meant as supposed remnants of the Neolithic surveying. These lines also abound with mystical qualities and their significance explaining such or explained by diverse phenomena like ancient astronomy, dowsing, Peru’s Nazca lines, feng shui, as well as the geography of the pagan and Christian sort at the same time.  

Esoteric theories are often short on facts but long on mysteries. But, there is also no denying that St. Michael Line cuts a rather intriguing trajectory across Europe and Middle East.

It is easy to spend several years looking into all the finer details of this alignment lore. However, there is a chance that instead of getting your hands on the final piece that will complete the puzzle, chances are you will only end up stumbling on a bigger and more complicated puzzle.

What is the Symbolism of Lines Lay St Michel?

Lines Ley St. Michel symbolizes, according to tradition, the sword blow that the Archangel inflicted upon the devil to send him to hell. That happened after the battle in the heavens between faithful and rebellious angels who they had turned against God, and led by Lucifer.

Dedicated Sites to St. Michel

The seven shrines stand at great distances from each other but are perfectly aligned in astonishing. Be that as it may the layout of all these shrines is perfectly aligned with the Setting Sun on the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.

1. Skellig Michael, an island of the coast of Ireland

The outline of the sacred line begins in Ireland on a deserted island. This is the place where Archangel Michael would have appeared to St. Patrick to help him free the country from the devil’s attacks. The first monastery, called Skellig Michael or in Gaelic language Rock of Miguel, rises in this island.

skellig michael monastery in Ireland

2. Saint Michael’s Mount, England

Traveling south the line passes St Michael’s Mount in England. This is an island of Cornwall which at low tide joins the mainland. In this place St Michael would have spoken with a group of fishermen.

st michel mount in England

3. Mont Saint Michel, France.

The sacred St Michael’s line then proceeds to France crossing another famous island that also joins the low tide land. The spectacular Mont Saint-Michel, another sight of the Archangel’s appearance. The beauty and historical and artistic richness of this sanctuary in Normandy make it one of the most visited places in the whole of France and guaranteed its proclamation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. Mont Saint Michel was already surrounded by strong mysticism since the high middle ages. More than 1300 years ago, in 709, the Archangel appeared according to tradition to the Bishop of a branch st. Albert requesting the construction of the sanctuary. Works began shortly but the Benedictine abbey was only to be ready in the 10th century.

mont st michel in france

4. Sacra di San Michele, Italy.

About 1,000 kilometers awa, in the Piedmontese valley of Susa, stands the fourth sanctuary. The sacred De San Michele, pronounced Mikkeli in italian. Its construction began around the Year 1000 and over the centuries new structures have been added. This is the case of the in-built by the Benedictine monks since the holy place was on the route of the pilgrims of the Via Francigena, ancient road that went from France to Rome.

st michael's line

5. Sanctuary of Monte Sant’Angelo sul Gargano, Italy.

More than 1,000 kilometers straight and one reaches the also italian region of Apulia, more precisely to Mount Gargano. There a cave with very difficult access became the home to the sanctuary of St Michael Archangel. The distant year of 490 marks the first appearance of the Archangel Michael to st Lawrence of Majorca.

interior of San Michele Monte Sant Angelo

6. Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis, Greece.

The fascinating St Michael sacred line arrives at the sixth sanctuary now on the Greek island of Symi. Here, the monastery house is one of the largest effigies of the Archangel in the world, 3 metres high. To reach this little island you need to take the boat from Rhodes island. A visit to Symi island is definitely one of the top things to do in Rhodes island.

panormitis monastery in symi island

7. Stella Maris Monastery, Israel.

The sacred line ends in Israeli territory of the Mount Carmel monastery in Haifa. The site has been revered since

antiquity but the construction of the Christian shrine dates back to the 12th century.

st michael's line

A Form Of Earth Energy Or A Coincidence?

Just like the rest of the ley lines, there is no solid and definite scientific evidence to show and prove that this alignment was indeed meaningful and planned that makes the claim pseudoscientific yet typically reported at some sites. Luca Amendola, a physicist, noted that the sites’ deviation from the loxodrome that supposedly links them ranges from 14 kilometers to 42 kilometers. This alignment is probably a mere coincidence due to Europe’s high density of different religious buildings as well as due to St. Michael’s prominence in Christianity.  

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1 Response
  1. Dewit Lieve

    Onlangs zag ik op de Rai 1 een reportage over deze San Michelelijn van Ierland naar Israël. Legendes en pelgrimstochten hebben al lang mijn volledige aandacht en zo kwam ik terecht op uw website. Ik vind uw teksten verhelderend ! Zelf heb ik onderzoek gedaan naar de Via Francigena, helaas ben ik te oud om deze of andere tochten te maken. Dus zijn alle informatieve teksten welkom.

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