About Devon Dowsers

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Devon Dowsers was formed in late 1992 when John Bowers was teaching introductory ‘Dowsing for Beginners’ classes at Chulmleigh, South Molton and Okehampton Community Colleges which were proving very popular.

It was after one of these that John Down, who attended the South Molton class, suggested that it might be a good idea if there was some sort of follow up so people could meet and practise together afterwards.

So he, John Bowers, John Lott and Michelle Boyd decided to form the Devon Dowsers and the response was overwhelming. Over forty people attended the classes at Okehampton which boosted the membership a lot. The early meetings’ speakers included Donovan the Diviner, and David Crow who ran the Henge bookshop at Avebury. The first AGM was held in November 1993.

They continued to meet at the South Molton and Okehampton Community Colleges for some time before moving to the Fox and Hounds at Eggesford. In 2014 it was decided to relocate to the Red Lion Hotel at Chulmleigh.

In 1993 the first magazine, Devon Dowsers News, was published with John Lott as Editor. This included a competition for the Society’s logo, and details of the first all day field trip to Avebury in September 1993 which forty seven people attended.

The library was started with over forty books on Dowsing and related subjects which members could borrow; also Dee Dee Divine’s shop with pendulums, Mager Rosettes, rods and other relevant items for sale.

At one point in its history Devon Dowsers was the largest dowsing society in the country with over 200 members.

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Dowsing is a means of searching, not using our normal senses, and can be done on site as well as remotely (e.g. map and information dowsing). It is an ethical activity used for the greater good. Devon Dowsers welcomes those who have a fascination for this ancient art, and who wish to share their experiences with other open-minded members.

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“Dowsing for One and All”

DFEST 2020 will take place at South Zeal, Devon, UK on the weekend of 13th/14th June.
With 2020 vision, we aim to build on the success of DFEST 2018.

Booking available from Spring 2020

South Zeal, is a beautiful village on the northern edge of Dartmoor in Devon. The festival will be a celebration of Dowsing that will be inspiring, fun and open to all, novices and experts alike. Children are also welcome as long as accompanied by a responsible adult.
You can come for one day or for the whole weekend. Talks and Workshops will take place in the Victory Hall and within the village, for those who choose not to venture further. Outings will visit fascinating ancient sites on North Dartmoor, local Holy Wells and sites where the Michael and Mary currents run. Learn from expert leaders, and professional dowsers.
Local accommodation is available as well as a camping field behind one of the two excellent village pubs. Further information will become available in the near future.