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


Happy Christmas everyone!

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There is something magical about Christmas time. Perhaps it’s the fascinating combination of secular and sacred traditions, having overlapped from the beginning. Celebrating the birth of Jesus and waiting for Santa Claus aren’t mutually exclusive in my view, in the same way as ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ and ‘Away in a Manger’ sit comfortably with each other on a carol service list, to be sung in a candle-lit church decorated with holly and woodland greenery.

I have spent many interesting hours dowsing in beautiful and interesting Devon churches in 2018, respecting the sacred space present, moving trapped souls to the light, finding the earth energies flowing through the buildings, discovering Green men and the three-hare motif in the wooden roof bosses and enjoying glorious stained-glass windows, such as Archangel Michael in Spreyton church, with the Michael earth energy line flowing beneath, pagan and Christian symbols combining to create that sacred space.

By dowsing we can both find and create our own special spaces, which will remain dormant until we activate them with our Intent to foster greater love, compassion and kindness this Christmas, embracing the messages from our wonderful ancient traditions.

Merry Christmas to one and all.


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The 2020 SOUTH WEST Dowsing Festival has been postponed and will now take place at South Zeal, Devon, UK on the weekend of 26th/27th September.


You can BOOK your place by clicking on the link below where you will find the booking forms and all the information you need about the Talks, Indoor and Outdoor Workshops and Outings.

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You will also find maps and information about accommodation, camping and places to eat.

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We look forward to seeing you at DFEST 2020.

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