New Communication with Animals and Healing Workshop, led by Ann Lodygowski – £30

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At the Village Hall, Spreyton, Crediton, Devon, EX17 5DP, on Sunday 21st July 2019

10.00 am for 10.30 am start, ending 3.30 pm

Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch.

Following the recent popularity and success of this Workshop, led by Ann Lodygowski in Ashburton, Devon, we are repeating it at Spreyton, which is a lovely village, just off the A30 near Whiddon Down, 11.5 miles east of Okehampton.

Ann first learnt to dowse as a teenager living in South Zeal, Dartmoor. She is a Professional Dowser, with over 60 years’ experience and she has used dowsing to assess and aid the healing of big and small animals all over the world.

Although she specialises in four-legged animals, primarily horses and dogs, she also dowses health issues for people. Ann has an international reputation, and is highly regarded in the dowsing world.

If you choose to attend one of Ann’s workshops, don’t expect a linear direction of travel. Ann picks up on clues and energies, which can head in just about any direction. You don’t need to bring your horse or goat, but please bring a small amount of mane, tail, or fur wrapped up so it doesn’t escape.

During the workshop Ann will guide participants through her assessment and healing process, with the use of dowsing, starting with learning to tune into flower remedies to know how the animal is feeling, then checking the skeletal and muscular systems to see where any aches and pains are located. Further checks include possible basic deficiencies in their diet, whether there is any geopathic or electropathic stress present affecting the animal’s health or behaviour, and finally what herbs might help them, or other remedial actions.

Participants will be advised to seek a veterinary surgeon’s advice about any concerns they have about an animal’s welfare. There is no intention to replace professional advice.

Application to attend

Please include both your home and mobile numbers if available.

Introducing candidates for the BSD council and trustees

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The following is copied verbatim from the BSD ‘Local Dowsing Group News No 19’ that the Devon Dowsers Chairman Gwynn Paulett received today.

BSD renaissance gathers steam !
At the BSD’s recent Way Forward meeting in Worcester, there was a call for people to put themselves forward as members of the BSD Council/Trustees.
As a result a number of people are in the process of doing exactly that, and have supplied the following information about themselves.
Chris Quartermaine
I started dowsing when I was 13, and after a break I became seriously interested about 25 years ago. Over the years I have developed my skills, and am now an experienced house dowser.
On top of that, my wife and I also have been running regular day workshops for beginners to learn dowsing at our home near Chester, which have been very successful.
About 6 years ago we expanded this to also run a weekend house dowsing course. To promote these, I regularly do a stall at mind body spirit shows locally. Recently I have also become a practitioner of SCC World, which is a dowsing-based health and well-being programme based on charts, which comes from Hungary.
I also ran a health food retail business for about 40 years (sold about 18 months ago), and so I have an extensive knowledge of herbs and supplements, dietary matters etc, etc.
Although we are not running a local group, we are planning this year to do refresher courses for the many people we have taught, and this may develop into something more. There is a local group run by Peter Taylor near Mold.
Guy Hudson
Physicist and engineer with several hundred dowsed successful water wells. Founder of the Dowsing Research Group. Twice elected onto BSD Council. Taught dozens to water dowse on his own courses including workshops at the BSD annual conference.
A founding trustee of Village Water – a charity that has brought water hygiene and sanitation to nearly 200,000 people in Zambia. Management consultant for problem solving on large IT systems. Electro sensitive and an authority on Electromagnetic hygiene.
My vision for the BSD (or its replacement) is from the grass roots to actively and effectively serve, support and promote Dowsing in all its forms in the UK. By supporting training, specific interests: water finding, geomancy, earth energies, health, research, especially all the local groups – and this with the intelligent use of the internet.
It was how we made Village Water such a success – by listening very carefully to what people out in the field wanted and provided just that. I love the BSD – many, many of my dearest friends over the years I have met thorough the BSD and some of my best adventures came about because of the BSD.
Elizabeth Wilde
I would love to (supply information), but I have dowsing work stacked up which I cannot ignore, feel free to put something in…  I come from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, I have been consciously dowsing since I was 12.  My main talent seems to be emotional/spiritual, but I can dowse just about anything anywhere…my weakness is finding lost objects.
What I am really interested in at the moment is how dowsing can inform us as to what is going on energetically in and around us, and help us to heal ourselves and our natural environment, which so needs our love and respect. I would like to help people to see that all things living, such as trees, and not living such as stones, have an energy and ‘soul’ which means that they are not trivial objects to be treated casually or contemptuously by us humans. As dowsers, we should embrace the ‘management’ who is love, truth and light.
Anthony Whitehouse
I am a new member of the British Society of Dowsers with little experience of dowsing in my earlier life. However I have a great respect for ‘all things dowsing’ and a real desire for this to become an important and accepted part of everyday life.
My dowsing skill is best described as ‘latent and developing’ much like the place of dowsing in these times. I will put my weight behind any efforts to bring caring and sensitive approaches to the affairs of people and planet. As such I find it distressing to see the turmoil and difficulty that the BSD is currently facing. If I can help in any way to heal past divisions and promote an active growing and healthy national dowsing organisation then I will.
My relevant CV is not extensive. I have worked in the Information Technology world for many years, am now retired and have always been a keen proponent of meditation, yoga, spirituality and the natural world. My main qualification for helping the BSD move forwards is a strong sense of ‘caring cooperation’ which is clearly needed in these stressful times.
Kelly Peacey
I have indeed put my name forward as a trustee, although I intend this a temporary position due to my other commitments, but I do hope to help form a structure that the BSD can go forward with.
Paul Syrett
My name is Paul Syrett and for those who don’t know me, I am the chair of Slimbridge Dowsing Group for nearly 2 years now, a very successful local dowsing group (LDG) and I am a member of the BSD.
My dowsing background spans all facets of the dowsing spectrum and I am an intuitive healer, geomancer, teacher and coach, helping people with their own personal spiritual journeys.
My business background though is in technology, service delivery and business transformation where for 30 years I worked for organisations like M&S, Network Rail, The Environment Agency, BT and MCI WorldCom leading, directing and delivering multi £Million business, organisational, technological delivery, change and transformation. In support of this I have also developed excellent presentational, speaker and media skills from working around the globe.
I attended my first BSD Spring symposium this April as part of the “call to arms” and saw first-hand the need for leadership and experience in business transformation, Technology delivery and an understanding of what is needed first hand in “the community”. What was refreshing was to see the love and passion that there was from the members present to make a positive difference and take the BSD forward and upwards.
It is on that basis that I have put myself forward to help revitalise and re-engage the BSD to become a fit for purpose society/organisation that helps supports, promotes and develops dowsing and the dowsing community in all its forms and guises.
Dowsing in the UK
 Active organisations include…
       British Society of Dowsers :
       Dowsing Research Group :
       Professional Dowsers Register :
       International Association of Health Dowsers :
       Local Dowsing Groups :               www.localdowsinggroups.UK

NEW EVENT – stand at Finch Foundry Rural Skills day 1st September

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SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2019 – 11am to 4pm

Once again we will be having our stand at this event showing and teaching people how to dowse.



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OUR LABYRINTH WORKSHOP to be held on Dawlish Warren beach on 1st June is now full.

Please note this is open to Members and their guests only. Further details will be e-mailed out nearer the date.


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10am for a 10.30 start to 4.30 approx.

£30 per person.  Limited numbers.

Tutor: Gwynn Paulett

Details and a Booking Form under ‘Learning’ then ‘Workshops’ above or click here.

Please bring your own lunch, refreshments throughout the day provided.




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The Discover Dowsing in Devon workshop on ‘Building a Labyrinth’ has been postponed and will now take place on SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019 on DAWLISH WARREN BEACH starting at 10.30am.

We will meet on the beach between groynes 3 and 4 whilst the tide is going out!

There is easy access to the beach from a large pay and display car park, together with toilets, food, drinks, ice creams (and clothes shops) nearby!

Members and Guests only.

We are also planning to follow this with a BBQ in Dawlish – numbers limited due to parking.

More details to follow nearer the time.

This is now FULLY BOOKED.


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Discover Dowsing in Devon Workshop on ‘Building a Labyrinth’ – further details available soon.

Field Trip to Scorhill and other Stone Circles on Dartmoor will now be on the actual solstice Friday 21st June (not the Saturday as stated), meeting in the late afternoon and evening. More details to follow.

Holy Wells in south east Cornwall is on Sunday 18th August in, and in the area of, Halton Quay.

Talk on Tuesday 12th November – Andy Burnham has been booked for this. More details later.

DD’s Christmas Dinner on Tuesday 10th December – will be at the Tom Cobley Tavern, Spreyton. By popular demand we will return once again to this popular venue.


You can now renew your Devon Dowsers membership online

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We hope you agree with us that 2017-18 was a memorable and exciting year to be a member of Devon Dowsers. However, each year your membership subscription expires on 31 October. If you would like to continue to be a member and have not renewed your membership subscription yet, you can do this online by clicking on this link and submitting the form. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

If you haven’t joined yet, and would like to become a member, you can apply online by clicking here and submitting the application for membership form.

Devon Dowsers Members forum on Facebook

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There is now a forum for members of Devon Dowsers on the Devon Dowsers Facebook page. This gives members the opportunity to share their interests, and discuss any issues, questions or problems you have encountered regarding dowsing.

If you would like to participate in this forum and you are not currently a member, you can renew your membership or apply for membership online.

Happy New Year!

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My New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

I look in awe at my favourite Dartmoor Logan Stone at Thornworthy Tor. To me, it transmits an intangible energy and represents a metaphor for life: being rounded, balanced, and unashamedly “different”, which as humans we may aspire to.

Despite what the News and Social Media would have us think, I believe the majority of people on our planet are kind, considerate and pretty decent. We each do our best to look after those we love, and sometimes even those we will never meet.

At the same time, we could be excused despairing at the behaviour of some nation states, political leaders and people we don’t happen to agree with. In Douglas Adams “Life, The Universe and Everything”, Ford declares, “My Doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre … and therefore I am excused from saving Universes”. I have every sympathy with that view, given the enormity of the task!

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn summed up life’s central problem by saying “the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either – but right through every human heart”. So that seems like a good place to start with my new year resolutions.

I am giving up giving up “-ings” (such as drinking, over-eating, speeding etc), as I am my own best saboteur! Jordan B. Peterson in his “12 Rules for Life” suggests, “You can begin by treating yourself as if you were someone you were responsible for helping”.  Dowsing for my own health and well-being  regularly would help fulfil that “rule”, so I will take that one on as another resolution.

Finally, I resolve to emulate the pivoting act of the Logan Stone, by finding my centre of gravity, getting balanced physically and spiritually, then making life rock !

Happy dowsing in 2019


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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.