The 2017 Programme – January to December

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The 2017 Programme – January to November –  Meetings, Outings and Events.

Meetings take place from September to May (excluding December) at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Red Lion Hotel, East Street, Chulmleigh, EX18 7DD.

Members may bring Guests to talks and events for £3 each Non Members £3 each – New Members always welcome

Please note: The Programme could change at short notice e.g. if a speaker is ill or because of inclement weather, although every effort will be made to avoid this.  To ensure that you see  the most accurate programme please check the ‘Latest News’ on this website or contact a Council member before making a long journey, particularly in bad weather.  Members are reminded that attendance at Devon Dowsers outdoor events, for them and their guests, is at their own risk.

Tues. 10th January John Moss.Talk – Geopathic Stress in the Home and Landscape.
John has been a dowser for about 20 years and is a Registered Practitioner and Tutor for The British Society of Dowsers. John was also Director of the BSD for 9 years. He and his wife Jill now live in West Cornwall where they run the local dowsing group, Trencrom Dowsers. They work on dowsing jobs together, specialising in geopathic and technopathic stress problems and run a regular programme of dowsing workshops, tours and visits to ancient sites.

Tues. 14th February Nigel Twinn & Christopher Strong.  Talk – Applying Intuition to Every Aspect of Life
Few people have such a comprehensive and insightful view of life – let alone dowsing – as Christopher Strong. To many, he will be known for his courses about finding lost objects, yet this is just one pixel in the holistic hologram that became the wonderful journey of both Christopher and his late wife, Veronika.  In his book The Autobiography of a Sceptical Dowser, he relates a multitude of stories and anecdotes, many of which would be laughably bizarre, were it not for the fact that they have been his personal, practical, everyday experience.  During this presentation, I am sure we will hear alternative versions of some of these cameos, together with others that we had to leave on the cutting room floor.

Sat 25th February Introduction to Dowsing Course – trial.
Spreyton – 9.30 for 10am to 4.15 Open to DD Members only – £10

Tues. 14th March Dr. Andrew Tresidder & Cathy.  Talk – Dowsing Flower Essences
Dr Andrew Tresidder is a Somerset-based GP with a keen interest in integrated medicine and over 20 years’ experience of using flower essences. He will be talking to us about ‘Flower Essences for Personal Development’. He will introduce flower essences as tools to support us in our personal growth – some of which is unlearning limitation!

Come prepared to make up a personal bottle from any of the Bach, Australian Bush, Indigo, Spirit in Nature and other flower essences.  Basic dowsing – i.e. the ability to get a yes/no response is required in order to determine which essences to select, so please bring your pendulum or rods.

Saturday / Sunday 18th – 19th March . Wilderness Weekend (previously the Survivalist Fair) Rosemoor, Great Torrington. We have had a stand at this event for several years showing members of the public how to dowse. To be confirmed.

Sat 8th April Health & Well-Being Workshop – trial
Spreyton – 9.30 for 10am to 4pm Open to DD members only – £15 to include Workbook

 

Tues. 11th April Mandy Bennett.  Talk – Dowsing for Health

What is health? It is not just the absence of illness or disease, but wellbeing of mind, body, and spirit. Dowsing is a great way of identifying issues and factors which may be adversely affecting health. From environmental factors such as food and drink and Geopathic stress, to the sometimes surprising root causes of health problems. Mandy will outline some of the major things that can impact health, and how to dowse for which of these are most affecting you, and potential remedies or treatments.  This will be a practical session where you will have the opportunity to dowse, so please bring your pendulums or rods Mandy is a Professional Health Dowser, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, and therapist. She has developed her dowsing since her training with Jack Temple, and now works with dowsing to heal people, places and animals. She is a long-standing Member of the BSD, and Chairman of the Somerset Dowsers.

Friday /Saturday 28th – 29th April 10am to 5pm. Stand at Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival, Powderham Castle, Kenton, nr. Exeter Volunteers please to help man the stand and show the public how to dowse. www.tobygardenfest.co.uk

Tues. 9th May Terry Faull.  Talk – Devon’s Sacred Wood
Certain landscapes are often thought of as special and perhaps sacred sites. Places such as Avebury, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Carnac and the figures drawn in the deserts of Peru are examples which come to mind. Less celebrated is the sacred site in mid-Devon. In this illustrated lecture Terry will outline why some people believe that the landscape around us once formed part of a  pre-Christian spiritual complex.

Sun. 14th May David Lockwood Advanced Dowsing Workshop at Trewen, near Launceston, North Cornwall.  £30 to include lunch.

Sunday 4th June Introduction to Dowsing Course Spreyton – 9.30 for 10am to 4.15 Open to all but limited numbers – £25

Sat. 17th June Walk and Dowse by the East Okement River, near Okehampton – start 10.30/9.30 for breakfast

We will walk up the East Okement River valley where there are waterfalls and where we can commune with nature spirits and tree dowse. The Railway Station café has refreshments.Adults only. Guests/other Dowsers welcome – £3.

24th June Return visit to Berry Castle, Huntshaw.
To be confirmed. Watch ‘Our most recent posts’ on Home Page for details

 Sat / Sun  15h and 16th July Trip to Glastonbury – The Abbey, Chalice Well Gardens, walk up the Tor and more (fees payable)

We will dowse in Glastonbury Abbey on Sunday 16th July. The discounted group entrance fee is £5.90. On this trip we propose to explore the earth energies of the Mary and Michael Lines as they weave their way around Glastonbury. As there is too much to see in one day some of us will go on the Saturday and stay over.There are campsites nearby, plenty of B&B’s and even an ashram! More details later.  Guests/other Dowsers welcome – £3.

Sat. 22nd July  ‘Step Back in Time’, Broadwoodkelly. We will have a stand here on the Saturday.

Sat. 12th August  Trip to Lundy – booking in time 7.45am

We will be sailing from Bideford Quay at 8.30am and returning to Bideford at 8.30pm so we should have around 8 hours on Lundy. The cost is £31.45 each.

Sunday. 3rd September  Rural Skills Day, Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, near Okehampton

We will be returning here once again to demonstrate dowsing.

Tues. 12th September – Peter Whitehart  – Gong Bath

Peter comes from Tiverton and gives Gong Baths regularly in the south west.  We will dowse each other’s auras before and after the Gong Bath to discover if there has been any change. Crash mats will be supplied but please bring a blanket and pillow and your rods or pendulums.  See www.sound-gong-bath.co.uk for further information,

Tues. 10th October – Member’s Evening and 25th Anniversary Celebration

An evening of dowsing and socialising to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Devon Dowsers which began in November 1992.
To include short talks by members on various subjects, reminiscing on our trips to Glastonbury and Lundy etc.
Bring your rods and pendulums –  there might be some experiments!

Tues. 14th November Don Bryan. Talk – Stonehenge Landscape

For hundreds of years both professional and amateur archaeologists have been studying the stones at Stonehenge. It is only in relatively recent times that attention has been directed away from Stonehenge itself and a study of the whole of the Stonehenge Landscape has taken place. This study has thrown up some simply amazing results. This talk will highlight some of these discoveries and answer some of the mysteries of Stonehenge and its sacred landscape – the landscape of our ancestors. Don is an archaeological dowser from Hampshire.

Tues. 28th November.  AGM

Tues. 12th December Devon Dowsers Christmas Dinner – Venue to be decided.

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Discover Dowsing in Devon – First Workshop

Dowsing the Iron Age settlement of Berry Castle at Huntshaw will be the first of the “Discover Dowsing in Devon” Workshops and will take place on Saturday 24th June 2017. Places will be limited and further details will be posted soon. “Discover Dowsing in Devon” will be a series of on-site dowsing workshops run throughout the year and open to anyone interested in learning how to dowse archaeological sites; earth energies; ancient sites; or how to dowse for utilities and water. Workshops will be led by members of Devon Dowsers at different locations around Devon. They will be both informative and fun but could also leave you a little astonished at what you can discover by dowsing!

Gwynn Paulett - Chairman Devon Dowsers.