TALK BY LINDA PRENTER ON WATER DOWSING – next Tuesday 11th September

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Our first talk of the autumn takes place next Tuesday 11th September when we will welcome Linda Prenter who will tell us of her experiences when dowsing for water.

This will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in the centre of Chulmleigh starting at 7.30pm. Guests and non members £5.

REMINDER – Finch Foundry Rural Crafts & Skills Day this Sunday 2nd September

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REMINDER – Finch Foundry Rural Crafts & Skills Day this Sunday

2nd September from 11am to 4.30pm

Set up at 9.30am

Finch Foundry Rural Crafts & Skills Day will take place at Sticklepath, near Okehampton next Sunday 2nd September 2018.

We will be joined by members of Tamar Dowsers to demonstrate dowsing to the public.

If you would like to help man the stand or show members of the public how to dowse please come along, or get in touch via the Contact page on this website.

Secretary

FURTHER DETAILS FOR OUR VISIT TO St. NECTAN’S GLEN & AREA this Saturday 18th August

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ST. NECTAN’S GLEN & WATERFALLS, ROCKY VALLEY and BOSCASTLE this Saturday 18th August 2018

Just a reminder that we are meeting in the ‘Waterfall’ car park at Trethevy at 10am on the main coast road (A3263) between Boscastle and Bossiney, near Tintagel. The car park is on the ‘sea’ side of the road and is signposted. The post code for the Glen is PL34 0BE.

If you haven’t already paid, entrance money (£5.35 for those under pension age, £4.70 for concessions) will be collected at the start. It would be helpful if you have the correct money.

Walking left out of the car park, the path for the Glen and Waterfall is a few yards on your right opposite the bus stop on the left.   The walk is about a mile in length and at the beginning you will see St Piran’s Holy Well and the church of St. Piran. Take the path to the right of the church down to the Glen and waterfall. Notice the ancient stone in the wall on your right just past the church.

As the path is stony, and can be muddy and slippery on the steps, make your own way carefully down the Glen. Please wear sensible footwear, and if you want to see the waterfall you will need wellingtons. Walking poles may be useful too. They have a small supply of wellingtons at the shop which can be borrowed.

‘The Cabin’, their new café, serves a range of freshly prepared hot food, soup, sandwiches, cream teas, drinks, ices, cakes etc. It might be sensible to give them notice if you require a hot meal. As it will be mid morning most of us will have a coffee and then wander back to the car park for our own food at lunchtime.

Around 2.30pm we will walk or drive the short distance to visit Rocky Valley to see the carved labyrinths and attempt to age them. Turn right out of the car park and the entrance to Rocky Valley is about half a mile on your right by Trevillet Mill. There is a lay-by opposite for parking for a few cars otherwise it is fine to leave your car where it is and walk, but take great care on the bends.

At approx. 4.30pm we plan to have a look around Boscastle meeting at the entrance to the large car park at the back of the village.

Remember to bring your rods and pendulums, and cameras to hopefully capture some Orbs.

See www.st-nectansglen.co.uk and www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rocky-valley-walk

Members are reminded that attendance at Devon Dowsers outdoor events, for them and their guests, is at their own risk.

If you would like to join us please contact us via the Contact Page on this website.

 

 

OUR TRIP TO ST. NECTAN’s GLEN, ROCKY VALLEY & BOSCASTLE – 18th August

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OUR TRIP TO ST. NECTAN’s GLEN, ROCKY VALLEY & BOSCASTLE

Saturday 18th August starting at 10am

Thank you to those of you who have already put your names down for our trip to St. Nectans Glen and area on Saturday 18th August.

There is a change to the entry price as they now offer a reduced price of £4.70 for Pensioners which is cheaper than the group rate.  So we have therefore decided that Pensioners will pay £4.70 which at the present time does not leave enough people to get our discounted group rate.  Hopefully numbers will increase before the day and we will be eligible for the discounted rate of £5.35, otherwise I’m afraid the full price of £5.95 will be charged.

There is plenty to see – a new woodland walk and two more waterfalls plus a new café and shop.

If you would like to join us please let us know by contacting us via the Contact Page on this website or phoning 01626 867451 and leaving a message. Payment can be made on the day.

Our plans re camping and ‘staying over’ have also changed too and we will not be doing that now as nearby camp sites are full, many have a two night minimum stay in August and of course prices are at their peak.  So we will now just be going for the day meeting at the car park (between Boscastle and Tintagel) at 10am to arrive at the waterfall at 10.30am when it should be quiet.

More detailed directions will be available nearer the time.

You will need wellingtons to see the waterfall and a camera to capture orbs (hopefully).

Secretary

NEXT ‘INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE’ – 21st OCTOBER 2018

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INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE

 SPREYTON VILLAGE HALL

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER 2018

Arrival 9.30 for 10-00am start to 4.15pm

Cost £25. Limited numbers.

 

Are you interested in learning to dowse or in refreshing your skills?

If so please contact us via the Contact page on this website

or put your name down on the sheet at meetings.

 

To book your place please send a cheque made out to ‘Devon Dowsers’ for £25 to John Stedman, Treasurer, Higher Brownstone, Black Dog, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4QE.

 

If you have them bring your own rods, pendulums etc. or borrow or buy them on the day.

Tea, coffee, biscuits included but please bring your own lunch.

There are no cooking facilities available.

 

Dowsing for Water in the United Arab Emirates

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Dowsing for Water in the United Arab Emirates

Most of you will be aware of all the press and radio coverage that the PhD student – Sally Le Page received when she publicised the fact that 10 out of 12 of our Water Boards have staff that use dowsing rods to find pipes and leaks. This came as no surprise to dowsers, as it can be a very quick way to identify where the errant pipe and escaping water is!

Something that wasn’t in the national press is that our very own Peter Taylor has had great success Dowsing for Water in the United Arab Emirates, a country that has minimal rainfall.

Peter received the initial request in September 2016, so he started with a ‘Google Earth map survey’ of the area and marked out all potential sources of water. His next step was to visit the area, for 2 weeks in October 2016, when 12 potential water sources in the area were located by dowsing.

Peter says that “Water is so scarce in these hot countries with very little rainfall, everyone is searching for it and that the water table is shrinking because more water is being extracted than is being replaced by natural seepage and rainfall”. In the area Peter was working, the rock formations are mostly old limestone and the water table varies from 850ft to 1600ft, or more; “the mountain regions are covered with small villages and towns, all of which have many boreholes drilled chasing the elusive water”.

2 wells were subsequently drilled in 2017 and have both passed all the required tests by the UAE authorities. The largest well is producing 244,800 gallons per day – an excellent flow for that part of the world, the second well produces 57,600 gallons per day.

Perhaps we could offer a PhD course in Water Divining??? :0)       Well done Peter!

For further information please see Peter’s website www.waterdowsing.co.uk

REMINDER – INTERNATIONAL DOWSING DAY EVENT this Saturday 5th May

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INTERNATIONAL DOWSING DAY at SHOBROOKE HOLY WELL & CADBURY CASTLE              

Saturday 5th May 2018

In line with other dowsing groups in the south west, this year we are celebrating Holy Wells as well as the Mary Michael Earth Energy Lines. Shobrooke Holy Well has been chosen due to its proximity to Cadbury Castle and ease of access. The church warden Rosemary is very happy for us to dress the Well and is interested in finding our dowsing results for the source of the water.

Cadbury Castle is an Iron Age Hill Fort, with clearly visible defensive earth ramparts covered in bluebells, and great views! It may have been used by the Saxons as a ‘moot’ meeting place and was later occupied by parliamentarian troops during the Civil War for the siege of Bickleigh Castle in 1644. Local legend has it that a dragon guards treasure buried in the fort!

A third century Roman ritual shaft or Well was found during excavation, filled with stuff from a nearby Bronze Age Barrow, but its exact location has now been lost.

The Michael Earth Energy Line passes right across the site. The Mary and Michael Ley Line, around which the two energy lines twist like serpents, is in direct alignment with the rising sun at Beltane, at the beginning of May.

In connection with other dowsing groups across the southwest we plan to ‘energise’ the Michael Line through dance, singing and generally having a good time. We will be joined by members of the Dance of the Directions community who will dance connecting earth and sky, and the four directions of the compass.

We intend to dowse for Michael, the ritual shaft, maybe a Well, stories about people who lived there, the Bronze Age barrow and lots of other stuff! And maybe talk to the guardian dragon – if she wants to chat!

Proposed programme of activities

11.30am Meet at Shobrooke Holy Well for dowsing energies and the water source and Well dressing ceremony. Please bring flowers if you are called to do so.

12.30pm Meet at Cadbury Castle and dowse the Michael Line and mark out its width and measure its strength.

1pm to say 3pm                               Have a picnic

Perform the Dance of the Directions

Play of instruments (any musicians out there?)

Drum

Sing – especially the Mary & Michael Chant by Danu Fox  U-Tube

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFvcZta8xU. Any earth singers amongst us?

After completion of ‘activities’ dowse for any changes to the Line.

Later in the afternoon                   Dowsing other features around Cadbury

Just enjoy this beautiful place and the bluebells!

DIRECTIONS

Shobrooke is signed off the A3072 on the road from Crediton to Bickleigh/Tiverton just outside Crediton, and the Holy Well is located very near to the church (which is not in the village!).  Park by the church and walk up Church Lane opposite in the direction of the village. The Well is a few hundred metres away from the church set into the roadside bank.

Cadbury Castle is signed off the A3072 further along the road between Crediton and Bickleigh/Tiverton. It is signed off the main road on the right hand side. The path up to the castle is about 1/2 mile off the main road. Go past the church, and there is limited parking in a lay-by shortly after a bend in the road – where the signed footpath to the castle starts. It is about a 10 minute (gently climbing) walk up to the castle.  There is parking on the road by the church, which is only a short walk to the start of the path up to the castle.

Alan Murray

Devon Dowsers & The Dance of the Directions Community

 

 

 

DFEST SW 2018 – BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR CHOICE OF OUTING OR WORKSHOP

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DFest 2018

As you will be aware from the previous announcements and emails, together with Somerset Dowsers we have been organising the South West’s first Dowsing Festival – DFest SW 18, which will be taking place on Sat 23rd & Sun 24th June, in and around South Zeal in Devon.

Booking has been open for this now for the last couple of weeks, and we’re glad to have some of you joining us already.

I wanted to let you know that the Event will very soon be publicised more widely – to BSD Affiliated Local Groups around the Country, and at the BSD Spring Symposium at the end of this week.

As a Local South West Group we have had priority booking, so if you want to come along and would like to stand the best chance of securing your choices of Outings/Workshop (as these will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis), we would recommend getting in there soon (before it is more widely publicised).

As a Member of Devon Dowsers the whole weekend costs £40 (not including food and accommodation) – which gives you a £10 discount on the full fee of £50.  You can come for just a day if you wish – please see the Booking form for day costs.

The weekend is open to novices and experts alike and promises to be a wonderful opportunity to enhance your dowsing skills, have fun and socialise with other dowsers.  Friends and family welcome too.

We hope that many of you will be joining us for this great weekend.

Gwynn Paulett – Chairman

For full details and necessary documentation, please see the Devon Dowser’s website, and please return booking forms to Diana (as per the Booking Form).

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE – SPREYTON VILLAGE HALL – SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018

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INTRODUCTION TO DOWSING COURSE

 SPREYTON VILLAGE HALL

SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018

Arrival 9.30 for 10-00am start to 4.15pm

Cost £25. Limited numbers.

Tutor: Gwynn Paulett

 

Are you interested in learning to dowse or in refreshing your skills?

This is an opportunity to refresh ones dowsing skills and learn the basics of dowsing.

The desired outcome is for participants to feel confident in the use of rods and a pendulum to dowse for tangible (a mains water pipe)

and intangible (an energy line) objects.

If you have them bring your own rods, pendulums etc. or borrow or buy them on the day.

Tea, coffee, biscuits included but please bring your own lunch.

There are no cooking facilities available.

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If you would like to join us would you please complete the slip below and send it

with a cheque made payable to Devon Dowsers for £25.00 to

John Stedman, DD Treasurer, Higher Brownstone, Black Dog, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4QE  to book your place.

A receipt will be sent by e-mail.

 

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Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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INTERNATIONAL DOWSING DAY – Saturday 5th May 2018

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INTERNATIONAL DOWSING DAY

at SHOBROOKE HOLY WELL & CADBURY CASTLE              

Saturday 5th May 2018

In line with other dowsing groups in the south west, this year we are celebrating Holy Wells as well as the Mary Michael Earth Energy Lines. Shobrooke Holy Well has been chosen due to its proximity to Cadbury Castle and ease of access. The church warden Rosemary is very happy for us to dress the Well and is interested in finding our dowsing results for the source of the water.

Cadbury Castle is an Iron Age Hill Fort, with clearly visible defensive earth ramparts covered in bluebells, and great views! It may have been used by the Saxons as a ‘moot’ meeting place and was later occupied by parliamentarian troops during the Civil War for the siege of Bickleigh Castle in 1644. Local legend has it that a dragon guards treasure buried in the fort!

A third century Roman ritual shaft or Well was found during excavation, filled with stuff from a nearby Bronze Age Barrow, but its exact location has now been lost.

The Michael Earth Energy Line passes right across the site. The Mary and Michael Ley Line, around which the two energy lines twist like serpents, is in direct alignment with the rising sun at Beltane, at the beginning of May.

In connection with other dowsing groups across the southwest we plan to ‘energise’ the Michael Line through dance, singing and generally having a good time. We will be joined by members of the Dance of the Directions community who will dance connecting earth and sky, and the four directions of the compass.

We intend to dowse for Michael, the ritual shaft, maybe a Well, stories about people who lived there, the Bronze Age barrow and lots of other stuff! And maybe talk to the guardian dragon – if she wants to chat!

Proposed programme of activities

11.30am Meet at Shobrooke Holy Well for dowsing energies and the water source and Well dressing ceremony. Please bring flowers if you are called to do so.

12.30pm Meet at Cadbury Castle and dowse the Michael Line and mark out its width and measure its strength.

1pm to say 3pm                               Have a picnic

Perform the Dance of the Directions

Play of instruments (any musicians out there?)

Drum

Sing – especially the Mary & Michael Chant by Danu Fox  U-Tube

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFvcZta8xU. Any earth singers amongst us?

After completion of ‘activities’ dowse for any changes to the Line.

Later in the afternoon                   Dowsing other features around Cadbury

Just enjoy this beautiful place and the bluebells!

DIRECTIONS

Shobrooke is signed off the A3072 on the road from Crediton to Bickleigh/Tiverton just outside Crediton, and the Holy Well is located very near to the church (which is not in the village!).  Park by the church and walk up Church Lane opposite in the direction of the village. The Well is a few hundred metres away from the church set into the roadside bank.

Cadbury Castle is signed off the A3072 further along the road between Crediton and Bickleigh/Tiverton. It is signed off the main road on the right hand side. The path up to the castle is about 1/2 mile off the main road. Go past the church, and there is limited parking in a lay-by shortly after a bend in the road – where the signed footpath to the castle starts. It is about a 10 minute (gently climbing) walk up to the castle.  There is parking on the road by the church, which is only a short walk to the start of the path up to the castle.

Alan Murray

Devon Dowsers & The Dance of the Directions Community

 

 

 

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DFEST

Welcome to the South West's first Dowsing Festival!

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018 

South Zeal, Devon.

 

A fantastic weekend open to all, with discounted prices for BSD Affiliated Group Members and BSD Members.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Numbers are limited, so book early to ensure your place. Full price for the Weekend Programme only £50 (not including food or accommodation).

See the Booking Form for discounted fees.

For further information and how to book your place Click here..