DFEST 2020

“Dowsing for One and All”

13th/14th June 2020.
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.

Dates For Your Diary

Devon Dowsers Programme 2020

Click here to view Programme as a PDF

 

 

 

25% off Courses in Emotional Dowsing Techniques

Emotional Dowsing Techniques (EDT) Practitioner Training

Amanda Peet

is offering Members of Devon Dowsers 25% off all of her Day courses, that she is currently running.

Learn EDT for yourself or take it further and become an EDT Practitioner.

If you want to discuss anything, Amanda is always happy to chat things through over the phone or over a cuppa.

(please note this offer does not apply to the online course)

Please click here for more information on the EDT programme 

Contact Amanda Peet here

NOVEMBER – last talk of the year

Last talk of the year next Tuesday 12th November when Andy Burnham will talk about ‘The Old Stones’. This is the title of his new book which was voted ‘2019 Archaeology Book of the Year’.

The talk will take place as usual at the Red Lion, Chulmleigh starting promptly at 7.30pm.

All are welcome – its free to Members of Devon Dowsers and £5 for non members and guests.

               There will also be the opportunity for you to stock up on your crystals, pendulums and dowsing rods making great gifts for Christmas or a treat for yourself.  

  For more information on the talk click here

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Please use the online subscription renewal form if possible and pay by BACS.click here to renew online If you prefer to pay by cheque please send it to the address on the form with a completed renewal form. click here to print off form
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Devon Dowsers Christmas Dinner

 

DEVON DOWSERS CHRISTMAS DINNER

Tom Cobley Inn, Spreyton

WEDNESDAY 11th December 2019 – 7pm for 7.30

£18.95 per person

Limited to 40

As membership numbers are over 100 – OPEN TO MEMBERS AND PARTNERS ONLY initially – PLEASE BOOK EARLY

Please send your name(s), first course choice and any special dietary requirements via our Contact form or use the sheet at meetings

Pay by BACS using reference XDIN or at meetings

Closing date for booking and payments 30th November please

Please feel free to wear silly Christmas hats
and party clothes!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CHRISTMAS PARTY MENU

 

 

DEVON DOWSERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

DEVON DOWSERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This is formal notification that the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Devon Dowsers will take place on Tuesday 26th November 2019 in the Function Room at the Red Lion, East Street, Chulmleigh, EX18 7DD.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and will be followed at 8pm by a talk by Alan Murray on Dowsing in Africa with music, and a group discussion.

You are reminded that you are only entitled to vote if you have renewed your subscription before the start of the meeting.

The following Council & Co-opted Members are standing down at the AGM
Christine Robinson (co-opted) – Membership Secretary

Nominations are invited for all positions on Council.

The following people are willing to stand for re-election:
Gwynn Paulett
Alan Murray
John Stedman
Diana Burton
Julie Fitchett
Steve Elliston

Please send nominations to the Chairman Gwynn Paulett by e-mail ([email protected]) or write to the Secretary Diana Burton, Beech Tree House, Secmaton Rise, Dawlish, EX7 0LP as soon as possible please.
The Agenda, Reports and Minutes of the AGM held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 will be e-mailed or posted to you at the end of October. Devon Dowsers Council

November Talk The Old Stones – the Megalithic Sites of Britain by Andy Burnham old-test

A highly illustrated talk based around many of the fascinating themes, new discoveries and mysteries highlighted in the book The Old Stones, along with a look at lesser known but interesting sites in the local area. The Old Stones is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland, and was awarded Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2019. Andy is the lead author, along with other contributors to the huge Megalithic Portal web resource which he founded and has been running continuously since 2001.

Some of the topics covered in Andy’s talk:
• Megaliths and their connection to the oldest Neolithic Halls in Britain (in Kent)
• Dolmens, propped stones and ‘proto dolmens’ and how, why and where they were constructed
• Folklore of a Dartmoor stone circle
• Ancient trackways, the evidence for long distance journeys to Stonehenge, and seasonal feasting at Durrington Walls
• Use of colour in megalithic monuments (eg Anglesey)
• Strange experiences at sites
• Huge wooden monuments the size of four football fields, and how archaeologists think they were used
• and much more – presented as a fast paced ‘whistle stop’ tour with amazing photos of prehistoric sites from all over the UK

The Old Stones
A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland
By The Megalithic Portal and Andy Burnham

The Old Stones – a field guide to the megalithic sites of Britain and Ireland, has been announced as Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2019, chosen by public vote against competition from the many hundreds of other archaeology books published each year.
The award was presented to lead author Andy Burnham, by archaeologist Julian Richards at their conference held over the weekend at Senate House, University of London.
Andy, the driving force behind the project, is available for interview to explain why The Old Stones is THE outstanding book on popular archaeology, with something to interest everyone, from walkers to ancient history enthusiasts to dowsers.
• Created with huge community input from all over the UK (and Ireland) with photos, specialist articles on sites and the very latest research from archaeologists and amateur enthusiasts.
• The most comprehensive field guide ever created to over 1,000 prehistoric sites – exhaustively researched by contributors to the famous Megalithic Portal ancient sites web resource, which backs up the book with its huge ancient sites database and photo library
• Full of the latest archaeological information and theories explained in an accessible way, explained by top archaeologists, independent researchers and amateur enthusiasts, from archaeoastronomy and acoustic theory to phenomenology and photogrammetry.
• Beautifully designed with hundreds of photos, and specially created maps and plans
The book has an extensive Introduction by Vicki Cummings, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Central Lancashire and a Foreword by Mike Parker-Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory at University College London
You can read reviews and comments from readers on the Megalithic Portal’s page here (scroll down for comments)

https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=2146414341

 

Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 7.30 p.m  

Red Lion, East Street, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18  7DD 

 

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS FOR THE YEAR 2019/2020 ARE NOW DUE

Your subscription for the year commencing 1st November to 31st October 2020 is now due.
Subscription amounts are unchanged at Single £18, Double £30, Distant £12, Junior £9.
Please use the online subscription renewal form if possible and pay by BACS.
If you prefer to pay by cheque please send it to the address on the form with a completed renewal form.
Or you can pay at meetings by cheque or cash. Please complete a renewal form to accompany your payment with any changes of details.
Thank you.
Members are reminded that they cannot vote at the AGM unless they have paid their subscription by the start of the meeting.

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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.