I was due to meet Hamish Miller the month in which he died. It was 2010, and I was preparing to leave to walk across Europe when I discovered a book he had co-authored with Paul Broadhurst, The Dance of the Dragon, detailing a 2,500-mile current of energy he had dowsed through many religious sites on a path from Ireland to Israel.

My own journey was going to cross this line several times, and I was curious about a concept that I found both poetically compelling and rationally awkward. I have been intrigued ever since, and hearing recently that a new footpath was being developed to follow lines ...


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