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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.



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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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?)


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

Link: 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!


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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 Sunday 8th July

Following Don’s talk to us last November we have now arranged to visit the area with him.

Meeting at the Stonehenge Inn, Durrington Walls at 9.30am where tea and coffee will be available to purchase, we will depart on our 6 mile circular walk of the Stonehenge Landscape at 10am. We should be back by 4-4.30pm.

The walk takes in Durrington Walls Henge, Woodhenge, the Cuckoo Stone, The Cursus, Kings Barrow Ridge and The Avenue towards Stonehenge. We will not be entering Stonehenge itself.*

Bring a packed lunch, drink, sturdy footwear and suitable clothing for the weather.


Payment required before the day – details to follow.      Limited numbers.

If you are interested in joining us please contact us via the Contact page on this website

or by phoning 01363 877352.



PARKING – please do not park in the pub car park. Parking can be found in the small car park near the pub or on the road outside.

CAMPSITES – info on local campsites to follow later. TOILETS – wild opportunities may be found on the route!


Our visit does not include entrance to the monument itself but there may be time after we return around 4.30pm. The monument is open 9.30am to 7pm from March to the end of May. June closing times haven’t been announced yet but likely to be later.

BOOKING TICKETS in advance is recommended and is cheaper than walk up prices. For example –

ADULT   –    In advance – £17.50.  Walk up – £19.50

CONCESSIONS –   In advance – £15.80.  Walk up – £17.60.

Members of the National Trust & English Heritage have free entrance and car parking.


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Just a reminder that our trip to Lundy takes place a week on Saturday 12th August.

Please be at the Port Office on Bideford Quay no later than 7.45am for our sailing at 8.30am where you will receive your folder with your ticket, a Lundy leaflet with a map of the island, and information on what to dowse for when you get there.

There are three different suggested routes to take with areas to dowse – one taking you to the north of the island – but you are under no obligation to follow any of these, the day is yours to do as you like.

Please see the pre-visit info sheet sent to you recently on what to take, where to park etc.

A number of us are staying over in Bideford and will be going for a meal when we arrive back – probably to Weatherspoons in Bridgeland Street.

The Admin Team


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Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 (main day)

Free to DD members. Guests and members of other Dowsing groups – £3.

We have been given permission to dowse in Glastonbury Abbey on Sunday 16th July at 10am. The discounted group entrance fee is £5.90.

All fees are payable on the day. Please have the correct money.

On this trip we propose to explore the earth energies of the Mary and Michael Lines as they weave their way around Glastonbury.

In order to do this we are also visiting the Chalice Well gardens (entrance fee £4.30 adult, £3.50 conc.), the White Spring, Glastonbury Tor and Wearyall Hill.

Make your own way there or car share.

As there is so much to see in one day some of us are going on the Saturday and staying over. There are campsites nearby, plenty of B&B’s, and even an ashram!

If you would like to join us please get in touch via the Contact page on this website.

The Admin Team


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24th JUNE 2017 from 11.00am – 4.00pm – £7.50 per person

Berry Castle Iron Age settlement at Huntshaw in North Devon is to be the first “Discover Dowsing in Devon” Workshop, which is open to all and an opportunity to learn how to dowse a settlement such as Berry Castle. Experienced members of Devon Dowsers will enable you to dowse using L rods and pendulums.

You will search for the hearths, walls, and entrances of round houses; where the forge, workshop and charcoal store was; the water sources in Iron Age days; where the leaders lived, and the nature of the ceremonial site, which will include dowsing for the earth energy lines, spirals and water courses.

Berry Castle has its own unique energy and spirit of place. If you wish to join us for what will be a special learning opportunity then book your place by emailing Diana Burton It will be on a “first come first served” basis.

A nominal charge of £7.50 p will be payable in cash on the day. Either bring your own L rods and pendulum or we can loan or sell you some on the day. Please bring your own lunch and water to drink.

Sturdy walking boots are a must, as the site is covered in tree stumps and some brambles.  Please check the weather and dress accordingly.

Gwynn Paulett – Chairman Devon Dowsers

REMINDER – walk up the East Okement River, near Okehampton 17th June

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REMINDER –  Our walk up the East Okement River, near Okehampton is this Saturday 17th June. The walk starts at 10.30am at the Okehampton Railway Station car park  or be there at 9.30am if you’d like breakfast first.Bring a picnic for lunch as well if you like.

This is a walk for adults only, Free to DD members. Guests and members of other Dowsing groups – £3.

We will walk up the East Okement River valley, up part of the Tarka Trail and through West Cleave, a beautiful wooded area where there are waterfalls, and where we can commune with Nature Spirits and tree dowse. From West Cleave you can return to the station which will be a 3 mile walk in total.

If you would like to walk 6 miles in total, then the walk will continue to the Nine Maidens at Belstone Tor and return via the Tarka trail back down the Okement valley to the station.The Railway Station café has refreshments and toilets.

Please wear suitable footwear as it can be muddy.

The Admin Team

International Dowsing Day 7th May 2017 – Visit To Cadbury Castle

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Devon Dowsers (last minute) visit to Cadbury Castle (the Devon one near Bickleigh!)

Nine of us turned up for this hastily arranged gathering, primarily to see how we could affect the Michael Line which runs right through the Iron Age fort in accord with Trencom Dowsers who were gathering down at Carn Les Boel in Cornwall and other groups for both the Michael and Mary Lines.

From Devon Dowsers we had: Gwynn, Diana, Joan, Michael, Soozie and Alan.

We had invited ‘dancers’ from the Dance Awake community so we could employ the potentially good and connecting energy of the Dance of the Directions. This dance emanates from the Cherokee of North America and basically is a dance that connects the dancer’s heart with the earth, sun and moon, and promotes peace and goodwill. Andrew Broadhead and Tracey attended from this community.

The ninth attendee was Richard Dealler, who is responsible for the Mary Michael Pilgrim’s Way guide books and pilgrimages, walks based appropriately on Hamish Miller’s findings of the two lines in The Sun and the Serpent!

We first plotted the centre line of Michael (with flags) which runs roughly WNW to ESE across the middle of the enclosure. We then plotted the two outside edges of the line at six different points roughly 10 metres apart.

We all sang the introduction to the Dance and then Tracey, Soozie and Alan did 9 rounds of the dance in the middle of the plotted part of the line whilst Andrew drummed the ‘heart beat’.

We then dowsed where the edges of the line had moved to, and found that the width of Michael measured at 6 points roughly 10 metres apart averaged 4.74 metres before we ‘performed’ and averaged 8.65 metres after the dance. This meant the line almost doubled in width on average.

What we didn’t have time to do was to measure the contraction rate of the line back to its original position – assuming it must contract again? Or whether it actually continued to expand for a while?

We also tried to measure the strength of the line before and after. None of us had any measuring scale so we just asked for a percentage which we thought would at least give us relative values. When dowsing we used the scale of 0% for zero energy and 100% for maximum energy. We found that the outside edges of the line were stronger than the centre at about 88%. This had increased tenfold after the dance! We are not sure what these strength findings mean, apart from there was a very large increase. And not sure how the percentage can go so far over the ‘maximum’? Our measurements are available if anyone wants to see them!

Other dowsing going on in this visit was Soozie communicating with the guardian dragon of the site, which various people claimed to have seen! Our very own Serpent? The dragon appeared to enjoy Soozie drumming the boundary of the fort, and the Dance of the Directions!

And Gwynn dowsed the location of a Roman offerings shaft/well from which archaeologists have extracted lots of offering items but apparently failed to log its exact position on the site! Maybe this is the mythical treasure that the dragon reputedly guards?

We will have to ask next year when we plan to return for IDD!

Alan Murray – 8 May 2017

Hamish Miller Celebration – The Michael And Mary Currents 7th May

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DD have received a message from Jill Moss who runs Trencom Dowsers in West Penwith, Cornwall, who asks if it can be circulated to all our members in case they are interested:-

 ‘Every May we celebrate International Dowsing Day and Hamish Miller’s birthday on the first/last node point of the Michael and Mary energy currents at the headland of Carn Lês Boel, near Land’s End. Apart from singing, chanting, drumming and a happy group picnic, the afternoon always includes dowsing and measuring the currents before and after our celebration – with fascinating results.

This year, on Sunday 7 May, I am planning a bigger event and I am hoping that any dowsers who could conveniently get to the Michael and/or Mary current, anywhere between us and Norfolk on that afternoon, could join us for an interesting dowsing experience.

If you are interested, please email me. Our focus each year is on harmony and goodwill along the currents as they pass around the globe.Please join us.

Best wishes,  * Jill Moss* (

DOWSING DURING ECLIPSES – A report by Nigel Twinn

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For dowsers (and especially earth energy dowsers) eclipses of the sun or the moon offer unparalleled access to the greatest practical dowsing laboratory available to any of us, at any time. A big claim, maybe – but try it for yourself.

As you will probably already be aware, an eclipse occurs when the sun, the moon and the earth line up in space and time. It is an occasion when energy lines and gravitational forces react in a spectacular manner, and right in front of you. Even the most hardened sceptical dowser would find it difficult to avoid the conclusion that something significant is altering very rapidly and on a grand scale during the brief period of the alignment of the celestial bodies.

Those who have followed the astronomical exploits of my wife, Ros, and I over the years – which started with the washout of the 1999 total solar eclipse over Tavistock – will be familiar with the scenario of energy lines contracting, crystal auras expanding and just about everything else switching polarity for a short spell around the apex of the event.

Eclipses are surprisingly common across the globe and, although it is certainly more fun to see the celestial fireworks right overhead, from a practical dowsing perspective you will get a perfectly positive reaction anywhere in the world.

Information about forthcoming eclipses is easy to obtain from websites such as Time and Date, BAA or NASA. Just choose yourself something you know well in your own house or locality – maybe an energy line, a ley, an aura of something or someone. Almost anything ‘energetic’ will react to some extent.

Interpreting the data you get is another matter. Like almost everything in dowsing, getting started is the easy bit – explaining what you experience is a bit more complicated. Whilst I am quite confident that you would be impressed by the eclipse dowsing experience, detaching the information gleaned from everything else that is going on in the cosmic background, the local environment and (dare I say it) yourself, is another matter entirely.

There will be a very high profile total solar eclipse on 21st August this year – which will be seen right across the US. But you don’t have to give Mr Trump your tourist dollars to experience the essence of it. It will be a golden opportunity for dowsers all over the world (including us here in Devon) to sense and/or measure the earth’s physical, gravitational and electromagnetic fields – and, even more importantly, its subtle information base – being stretched and squashed by forces we can hardly imagine.

By way of explanation, our latest eclipse data is attached, taken during an annular solar eclipse, which was only visible in South America and Africa.

A series of eclipse reports and travelogues can be seen on

Nigel Twinn, Devon Dowsers, 2017

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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.

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