‘Living the Evolutionary Power of Unity’
A zoom presentation to the
Trencrom, Tamar, Devon, Somerset
and Thames Valley Dowsing Groups
It was always going to be difficult to find an appropriate apex for the superb run of well attended and much appreciated zoom sessions that we have enjoyed throughout this last year. But ‘the universe’ has a way of making such things happen – and this presentation by Dr Jude Currivan was right on the nail. With almost 130 participants across our five groups, and including several viewers from other countries, this was indeed a finale with (subtle) fireworks.
For the last couple of decades I have had the great privilege to have come into contact with the some of the great and the good of the western dowsing world. Like any greater grouping – be it transport academics, health service professionals, utility network planners or whoever – there always appear to be circles within inner circles of people who ‘really’ seem to be in the know.
When I first encountered the core of the dowsing network, I really did feel I had chanced upon the edge of something big, something very BIG. Much of what was being discussed in hushed tones and quiet corners struck home strongly with both my personal experience and my intuition. I just couldn’t grasp why these profound revelations weren’t changing the narrative template of how we lived our lives. Time and again, I encountered people with deep insight and demonstrable knowledge, who appeared to have at hand both the cogent material and the coherent philosophy to create a paradigm shift. Yet, time and again, the moment passed, the wave was subsumed, and the seawall of dualistic materialism remained – apparently untarnished and unbreached.
However, if Jude Currivan is right, the next big wave might well be the one to herald the turn of the tide.
Jude’s work has been a great source of succour and substance for the more pensive wing of the dowsing diaspora for many years. Clearly, several of the participants at this zoom, myself included, had heard her give a talk in a similar vein, perhaps prescient, to the Conference of the British Society of Dowsers more than a decade ago. Her (then latest) book The Wave was a runaway favourite with both dowsing questors and open-minded scientists – and her keynote lecture, given deep into a dark Friday evening, was as ground-breaking as it was mind-jangling. But much has happened since – and much of that well behind the scenes, away from the harsh glare of sceptical publicity.
It is rare for any movement or worldview to be overwhelmed or superseded by a full frontal attack. Philosophies and social systems tend to become too entrenched, too resilient, too deeply rooted to be swept away by the mere force of words or the volume of noise. Change, when it does come, usually arises from a combination of subtle influences – those issues you always knew were there intuitively, but somehow you never really quite appreciated. Margins start to fray, almost invisibly. Long-forgotten templates begin to resurface. Then, all of a sudden, and with very little fanfare, someone, somewhere draws the threads together again, and the picture – which was there all along for those with eyes to see – emerges as a majestic new tapestry; a revelation made from those same, self-aware strands that had been gathering for as long as . . . well, for at least a couple of decades.
Currivan sets out her stall in a manner that makes the complex interplay of ideas seem logical and obvious. As she says, knowledge comes from many sources, which certainly include the output of the classical laboratory and radio telescope, but also embraces the deep and continuous intuition of mystics and sages throughout the ages. Jude’s entanglement of ideas is no crude merging of similarly sounding concepts, but the still growing culmination of a lifetime’s journey that has taken her from a grounding in classical physics to the outer edge of the emerging reappraisal of the essence of reality. It’s been a great trek, both for her and for us, and it clearly is nowhere near finishing yet.
When dowsers first started to take their craft seriously, moving beyond the plain location of physicality and into the realm of information acquisition and transformation, the main obstacle to a wider acceptance of the validity of the ability seemed to be the traditional outlook of established science.
People with a lifetime of dedicated application, and a worldview that supported it, were not going to take on board the ecstatic raving of a few enthusiastic outsiders lightly. But empires – physical, social and philosophical – tend to wither from within rather than wilt from without. The Romans would not have been routed by the Visigoth hordes, had their own social order not already become corrupt and their ambition overstretched. Right up to the present day former colonial regimes and religious monocultures are being drained of strength from inside their own ranks, long before the migrating masses and alternative approaches arrive to finish off the job.
So it is with traditional science. A new wave of thinkers, like Jude Currivan, are still standing on the platform of those who preceded them, but they are not content just to rest there – and they are morphing the stage furniture of traditional thought patterns into a radically different tableau.
As Jude herself notes, even Professor Brian Cox now feels that a holographic interpretation of the cosmos is a distinct possibility. It’s a giant step towards opening up the debate about the nature of reality, so vital to an appreciation of why dowsing operates as it does. As with Einstein and relativity, it will probably be a breakthrough that will go quite unnoticed by Joe and Joan Public. But Cox’s presenter colleague, Jim Al-Khalili, has been standing, quietly and thoughtfully, on that same bridge for some time. Threads fraying subliminally off the neat warp and weft of twentieth century self-congratulation. Naturally, no one mentions the D word, but the silent sound of an ancient tree philosophically tumbling in the gentle breeze, in some impenetrable forest, in a mythically distant land has not gone unnoticed by those in the innermost circle of the dowsing community.
However, Jude’s talk was also about practical action and poignant synchronicity. Given that this zoom event was set up many months ago with Jill Moss, it is almost amusing that the actual delivery of the talk was spot on, time-wise, for the potentially portentous events of international significance that are unfolding in the heart of our area, almost as I write.
The G7 meeting of some of the influential old guard of the late capitalist cartel is coming together in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, at exactly the same time (June 19th – 26th 2021) as World Unity Awareness Week. It’s a pity we don’t have Dr Currivan there to represent us!
Additionally, Jude noted the relevance of westcountry aristocrat Wellesley Tudor Pole’s Minute of Silence. Please see these links, supplied by JC, which explain this issue in a little more detail:
Tudor Pole was the creator of the ‘Silent Minute’ in the Second World War, where the people were asked to devote one minute of prayer for peace at nine o’clock each evening, when the bell of Big Ben sounded.
More information can be found on the website below. (nb. the collective silent minute is shown as being at 9pm GMT/UTC – but as we are currently on BST, it will be presumably be recognised internationally at 10pm, our time)
Jude managed to cover a great swathe of ground in this one session. Even I was unaware that an hour and a half had passed, which is always a good indicator of attention attraction. She even managed to squeeze in an unhurried meditation on eight key words – the themes of World Unity Awareness Week:
Unity Peace Love Joy
Gratitude Compassion Hope Belonging
The last of these being the internalisation that each and every one of us belongs here, on this planet – and that our existence has both meaning and purpose.
It may not be new rocket science, but it gets right to the heart of our current perceived separation.
As time-honoured gurus and prophets have intoned – in the beginning was the word. There was light, but it came along later. Jude compares the start of the current cycle of the universe (dubbed The Big Bang by British astronomer, Fred Hoyle) as being more like the Breath of Arjuna from the Indian Vedic tradition. The cosmos as we know it developed very, very fast – but not like the destructive and chaotic explosion of dynamite; more like the ordered outflow of life in potential.
It is always reassuring, and enlightening, to hear from someone who is as intellectually and intuitively at home with the wisdom of the ancients and the meaning in archetypes as she is with the mathematics of black holes and the physics of interstellar dust – treating all as worthy and valid sources of understanding.
As consciousness is rising and awareness is evolving, even the ‘men in white coats’ are morphing, perhaps a little reluctantly, into citizens of the 21st century. A belief in the primacy of randomness and chance mutations is giving way to an appreciation of the influence of underlying patterns in the ether. Maybe, in this iteration of our interaction with consciousness structured intuition finally becomes acknowledged as a useful and fundamental piece of the cosmic jigsaw. The day of the dowser may yet dawn – but don’t give up the day job just yet.
While Jude’s presentation seemed expansive and timeless, her invective is current and urgent. Building on the mantra of the Green Movement, first voiced in the 1970’s, she encourages us to:
but Think Cosmic
We are all indigenous peoples of this planet, we are all Gaians.
Many thanks to Jude Currivan for such an impressive and inspiring talk. I am sure I speak on behalf of the whole of the south western dowsing community in wishing her, and her colleagues, every success in the discussions and debates about to take place.