About this site

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Welcome to Devon Dowsers’ new web site. It’s rather different from the old one, so we hope that  a  (very) few words of introduction might be helpful.

The site is built with WordPress, a free software programme that started out  as an easy means to set up personal Blogs  –  shorthand for weBLogs –   which are something like online diaries. Since then though WordPress has grown into a very sophisticated website building device with essentially limitless capabilities.

WordPress works by dividing its content between fixed PAGES ( like this one) in which the information rarely changes and a second article format called POSTS which make up  the bulk of the site’s readable content. Unlike our Pages – which tend to  confine themselves to fairly factual  and straightforward topics –  Posts  can have  a very wide range of subject matter, all of  which can be neatly  indexed under different sorts of CATEGORIES. Each Category – two of ours are Earth Energies and Learning to Dowse for example – lists all the articles it contains in date order and makes finding your way around much easier.  Lists of all of the site’s Categories are prominently displayed  pretty well everywhere that you visit as you explore and  clicking any  Category that interests you will open the relevant index. There  you will find a short excerpt from every article posted in the Category and  each excerpt  will invite  you to Read More  at the click of your mouse button.

A couple of other aspects of Posts are also interesting.  As well as text they may include pictures, links to other articles, sound clips and even short video films  but more importantly, readers can add their own comments below the Posts and then read replies from the authors, if they so wish. Comments will always be moderated before becoming publicly visible to preserve fair play and initially at least we may decide to limit commenting to Devon Dowsers Members – we’ll need to see how things go.

If members wish it, at some time in the future, the site might  also include a Members’ Only Forum where more private debates will become possible. This facility will require a special User Name and Password which can be obtained through the Members Forum Registration and LogIn Box and which will eventually be found in the middle column at the bottom of every Page or Post. When this is completed Members will  simply click Register to start the process and then will be able to use the box subsequently to access the Forum.

The easiest way to get to know the site however  is simply to explore it for yourselves. You will find that each page and post can be printed, converted to a PDF file, or emailed simply by clicking a button and you will also see that you can alter the text size by clicking  one of the blue ZOOM widget buttons. We have tried to make exploring  the site as   easy as we know how (and getting lost in it  really difficult) so we hope you will enjoy  much/most/even all of  what you find.

The Admin Team – February 2014

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Thinking of joining Devon Dowsers?

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.

We always welcome new members, so please see our current programme  and come to a meeting to check us out. To learn more,  get in touch through our contact form. We’d love to hear from you.

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23 & 24 June 2018

South Zeal, Devon

We can look back to last June’s sunshine and reflect on the success of DFest, the first South West Dowsing Festival. Over 100 people attended and used the evaluation form to share how much they had enjoyed the weekend. It was a chance to dowse at some of Dartmoor’s iconic sites, to listen to engaging speakers, and to attend fascinating Dowsing Workshops.

A digital souvenir report is available HERE. We hope this report will provide you with enjoyable memories and provide inspiration for your dowsing throughout the months ahead.