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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


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Alan Murray who is organising our Avebury visit prior to the day at Stonehenge has been researching suitably placed campsites.  We have decided on the one below as it is convenient for both places.  Some of us will be staying on the Friday and Saturday 6th & 7th July.  We will research some B&B’s soon. Please put Devon Dowsers at the top of the form so we are in the same field.

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Books referred to in ‘Reincarnation The Evidence’ talk

by Chris Hytch  08/05/18

  • Cayce Edgar – On Reincarnation
  • Bernstein Morey – The Search For Bridey Murphy
  • Dyer Wayne and Garnes Dee – Memories Of Heaven
  • Fisher Joe – The Case For Reincarnation
  • Keeton Joe with Simon Petherick – The Power Of The Mind
  • Lenz Frederick – Lifetimes, True Accounts Of Reincarnation
  • Lonegren Sig – Spiritual Dowsing
  • Lucas Winafred Blake – Regression Therapy, A Handbook For Professionals
  • Newton Michael – Journey Of Souls, Case Studies Of Life Between Lives
  • Shroder Tom – Old Souls – The Scientific Evidence For Past Lives


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REMINDER – our next meeting is next Tuesday 8th May when Chris Hytch from Launceston will be talking about the “Evidence for Past Lives and how Dowsing Techniques can help in Verification”.  This is our last talk until September so please return any Library books.

The talk will take place in the Function room at the Red Lion Hotel in the centre of Chulmleigh in mid Devon starting promptly at 7.30pm.

All are welcome.  The cost to non members and guests is £5, or join on the night and get in free.


We will also be collecting the money for our St. Nectan’s Waterfall and Rocky Valley trip on Saturday 18th August.  Please pay on Tuesday if possible as we have to book and pay before the day. We have a discounted entry price of £5.35. The closing date for names is 31st July. Thank you.



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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




Introduction to Dowsing Course 20th May 2018 – NOW FULL

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Please note the Introduction to Dowsing Course to be held on Sunday 20th May at Spreyton is now FULL.

Another date will be arranged shortly.


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Open from 10am to 5pm. Setting up at 8.30am

All offers of help gratefully received – the more people helping the more time we all have to look round.

Plenty to see and do – good quality plants and produce, talks by Toby, Anne Swithinbank, Jim Buttress etc.




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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).







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Proposed ‘optional extra’ visit to Avebury 6th/7th July 2018 (to coincide with the Stonehenge landscape visit with Don Bryan on 8th July)

As for Stonehenge there are two main ‘attractions’ to visiting Avebury – the circle itself and the surrounding landscape.

The Avebury circle, although huge, is easily accessible and a level walk from the National Trust car park (free for members) and there is a NT visitor centre, pub and Henge shop (both inside the circle!), cafés and toilets etc. all close by.

The Avebury landscape walk includes the sites of Silbury Hill, Swallowhead Spring, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary and the West Kennet Avenue leading back to Avebury Circle. This is approximately a 6 mile circular walk which is hilly but generally easy going with lots of dowsing opportunities on the way.

For those who would like to do a little more there is Windmill Hill (a Neolithic enclosure 5500 years old) which is on the other side of Avebury. This is well worth visiting, especially as the Mary Michael Lines cross on top of a tumulus within the enclosure. This is an approximately 3 mile walk which is easy level going, and which could be extended to take in the 12th century church of St Mary Magdelene (with its Glastonbury Abbey links!).

Proposed timings

Landscape Circular Walk

As the ‘landscape’ walk takes most of a day to do I propose we do that on the Saturday, meeting at the NT car park at 10 am.

Windmill Hill ‘add-on’

For those with time and energy then they can take the walk up to Windmill Hill (probably another couple of hours).

 Avebury Circle

This is probably best done as a self guided tour, either on Friday afternoon if you want to take the guided Saturday landscape circular, or on Saturday if you don’t feel up to the landscape walk. The Mary and Michael Lines

Staying over

Accommodation around Avebury itself is limited and can be expensive.

It is assumed that for those visiting Avebury on Saturday will be setting off to Stonehenge area Saturday afternoon where they will be staying ready for the 10am start for Don Bryan’s Stonehenge landscape walk on Sunday morning. But there are some campsites that would work for both and save moving!

Campsites – all these sites accommodate campervans and tents.

The Bell Caravan and Camping Park (to the south east of Devizes and mid way between Avebury and Stonehenge). This private campsite is located on the

Pilgrim’s Walk which runs between Avebury and Stonehenge, for those needing a little more exercise! Could also work for both trips.

NB This is my favourite for a ‘social camp’ at the moment but I need to talk to them about this and they do not open until early May. We will post the recommendation as soon as we know giving good time to book before we meet in July.

There is a Camping and Caravan Club site at Devizes (which I think is open to non members). Devizes is south west of Avebury and north east of Stonehenge (so could also work for both trips)!

Little Owls Campsite. Again between Avebury and Stonehenge but appears to be a little basic in facilities – no showers?

Postern Hill campsite near Marlborough (about 5 miles to the east of Avebury). Not suitable for both visits but apparently a nice site!

Hotels & B&Bs

A look on Tripadvisor for accommodation around Avebury lists several B&Bs and hotels available nearby (The Lodge is expensive but actually inside the circle!)  Alan Murray – April 2018

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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.

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