Dawsons Dowsing Tales

1a.Book Cover
1c.About the Author
1e.History of Dowsing
1f.British Society of Dowsers – Dowsing Protocols
1g.Personal Protections when Dowsing
1h.The Bovis Scale
1i.The Mager Rosette
1j.Definition of Dowsing
1k.Dowsing Terminology
1l.Dowsing Training – Three Levels
1m.Learning  / Teaching how to Dowse
1n.Introduction to Dowsing  – Powerpoint Presentation by Sue Pine

Water  & Oil
2a.Methodology for Water Dowsing
2b.Waveney Lodge.  Water Dowsing Report … 29.Apr.2016
2c.Water Dowsing  – Newmarket Plantation Stud
2d.Water Divining – Oaktree Farm Yoxford … 10.Aug.2016
2e.Dowsing in Yemen … Eagle One – Wellsite
2f.Dowsing for Water Leaks
2g.Dowsing for Water Leaks in Southend
2h.Water Dowsing – Field Checklist
2i.Water Well – Cable Drilling – Trimley St. Mary
2j.Groundwater Level Terminology
2k.Dowsing for Oil in Kurdistan
2l.‘The Truth about Fracking’
2m.Downham Market – Water Line

Earth Energies, Grids & True North
3a.Hartmann & Curry Energy Lines
3b.Locating True North
3c.Michael & Mary Lines  + Pilgrim Route
3d.Earth-Singing Abbey Gardens Bury St Edmunds
3e.Dowsing at Hemsby Hall – Norfolk UK.
3f.Haddsicoe Church  – Gridded Survey
3g.HAARP & The Schumann Resonances

3h.The Apollo & Athena Axis Line + Hi Brazil Island
3i.Michael & Mary Energy Lines – St Margaret’s Church – Hopton on Sea
3j.Water-Energy Line – Downham Market

Kings of England
4a.King John’s Lost Baggage Train
4b.St. Edmund  – Buried in the Abbey Gardens
4c.King Alfred the Great  – Winchester
4d.King Arthur  – Glastonbury
4e.King Raedwald’s Church & Royal Hall … Rendlesham
4f.King Henry VI Water Well  – Bolton Hall
4g.King Anna’s Grave – Blythburg
4h.The Seven Missing English Kings

Temples, Labyrinths  & Preceptories
5a.Lalish Village – Temples     Yzidie Religion Kurdistan
5b.Ilton – Druid’s Temple
5d.Gorleston’s Mystery Standing Stones
5e.Haddiscoe Knights Templar Preceptory
5f.The ‘Ann-Elizabeth’ Line
5g.Saffron Walden’s Buried Labyrinth

Sacred Orientations,  Churches & Burials
6a.Dunwich  – St James Church & The Leper Colony
6b.Wheatacre All Saints Church … 21.July.2013
6c.All Saints Church Santon – Thetford Forest Suffolk
6d.The Snapehill ShipBurial
6e.The Mildenhall Treasure
6f.Rushbrooke – Roman Tumuli
6g.English Churches:  Clocks – Blue Faces
6h.Saint Munn’s Island  – Loch Leven, Glencoe, Scotland
6i.Iona Island  – Scotland

Monoliths,  Circles, Henges  & Cursus
7a.Rudstone Monolith
7b.Fornham All Saints, Cursus, Causeways + Henges
7c.Norfolk’s Seahenge – Orientation
7d.Is there a Causeway out to the Seahenge
7e.Gors Fawr stone Circle  – Wales
7f.The Georgia Guidestones  – America’s Stonehenge
7g.The Devil’s Arrows
7h.Harley-Down Henge … Sept.2012
7i.Pakenham Cursus + Henge
7j.Neolithic Settlement – Stamford Court Leicester
7k.Menhir de Kerloas & Cairn
7l.The Drizzlecombe Monuments – Dartmoor UK.
7m.Boxted Henge  – Colchester, Essex UK.
7n.Arminghall Henge  – Norfolk
7o.The Wessex Orion’s Belt

Dowsing the Mysteries
8a.The Mystery of Rennes le Chateau  – Mary Magdalene
8b.The Ghosts of Edgehill
8c.Rendlesham Forest – Dowsing for UFO’s
8d.Dowsing Crop Circles
8e.Dowsing an Enigma – ‘The Turin Shroud’
8f.MH370 – The missing Malaysian aircraft
8g.The Ninth Legion
8h.Dowsing for a Missing Person  – (Work in Progress).
8i.The Oak Island Mystery
8j.The Ghosts of Borley Rectory
8k.Dowsing for Glenn Miller – 1944
8l.Locating the Battle of Hastings
8m.Rosslyn Chapel  – Scotland
8n.Matthew Hopkin’s Grave – ‘The Witch-Finder General’
8o.Bury St Edmunds  – Scary Ghost Walk
8p.Rougham’s Mystery Mansion

Dowsing Days Out
9a.St. Benet’s Abbey … Norfolk Broads
9b.Saint Helen’s Holy Well
9c.Boudicca & the Ninth Legion AD 61.
9d.The Shugborough Monument Mystery
9e.Dunwich Village – Suffolk Coast
9f.East Somerton Church
9g.Bungay – Suffolk
9h.Pakenham Dowsing Day – Essential St Edmunds Group
9i.The Lost Pyramids of Suffolk
9j.Saffron Walden’s Buried Labyrinth
9k.Dowsing Day – Somerton Suffolk
9l.Sue Pine Visits – ‘The Girt Dog of Langport’
9m.Dowsing in Nowton Park – Bury St Edmunds

Dowsing in Brittany
10a.‘BSD Brittany Bash’ … May 2017 Coords’ & Photos
10b.Brittany’s Major Megalithic Sites
10c.Roc’h ar Lein  – A very special Menhir

Dowsing Anglia
11a.Dowsing Anglia Agenda 2017 … Inside Pages
11b.Dowsing Anglia Agenda 2017 … Outer Pages
11c.Dowsing Anglia – Business Cards
11d.Evolution of Dowsing Anglia
11e.Dowsing Anglia:  Walks, Talks & Days Out  2017.
11f.Dowsing Anglia  Meeting … 28.Jan.2017
11g.Dowsing Anglia  Meeting … 25.Feb.2017
11h.Dowsing Anglia  Meeting … 25.Mar.2017
11i.Dowsing Anglia Agenda 2018 … Inside Pages
11j.Dowsing Anglia Agenda 2018 … Outer Pages

Dowsing Esoterics
12a.The Akashic Records – ‘The Short Version’
12b.The Tree of Life
12c.The Twelve Laws of Karma
12d.Ten Steps to Meditation
12e.Quote from Sai Baba
12f.What do Quakers say?
12g.‘Heal your Home’  – Presentation
12h.‘Heal your Home’  – List of Topics & Explanations
12i.Kirlian Photography

Dowsing Extras
13a.Garmin – GPS Pointers  (Setting up + General Tips).
13b.Dowsing Anglia  – Tee Shirt Design
13c.Three Men’s Morris – An Ancient Board game
13d.The Quest for Longitude
13e.Thorium – The Alternative Fuel
13f.Electric cars – Categorised

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Dawson’s Dowsing Tales

“Boots on Maps Out”

This Giant Book of Dowsing is still a work in progress but will likely never be published, too many copyright issues with maps & images these days and sky high printing costs will ensure this Jumble of Dowsing Tales remains in the digital media.

Dowsing groups around the UK have changed beyond recognition in recent years and I’m afraid Colonel A.H. Bell DSO, the founder of the British Society of Dowsers back in 1933 and their president for 30 years would be turning in his grave if he could see these changes.

Too many Dowsing groups have been overtaken by the Mind, Body & Spirit fraternity and a lot of the basic dowsing skills are disappearing in favour of these indoor alternatives.

I have bolted together a ‘Jumble of Dowsing Tales’, into this book to promote outdoor dowsing, with many different subjects and many different adventures.

The book is made up of Twelve sections, the first being an Introductory section and the final number Twelve for Dowsing Admin’ leaving Ten sections with totally different topics and the final section promoting my dowsing group ‘Dowsing Anglia’. So hopefully there should be at least one subject that grabs you enough to get your ‘Boots on & Maps out’.

I apologise in advance that a few of the maps & drawings in this book have had to remain ‘Landscaped’ to retain all of their original details and for ease of reading.

Please feel free to help yourself to any of these ‘Dowsing Tales’, they have been given freely to promote Outdoor Dowsing.

Steve Dawson  – ‘International Dowser & Artist’Steve Dawson served in the Royal Marines for 12 years and as a Commando saw action in many regional conflicts around the world. In his last action he was actually posted missing for 10 days, his Dorset wife was so overcome with grief she ran off with ‘Billy Big-Balls Bingham’.  So it was time to move on but it appeared his career path was most likely to become a Rear-Gunner on a milk float in Belfast, so he opted for a far safer occupation, offshore Commercial Diving instead.
Thirty years he travelled the world working firstly offshore for the oil companies as a saturation deep sea diver, through all the wars of the Gulf and the infamous Kharg Island (it was bombed flat every three months without fail),  as this career eventually closed out (old age & cowardice had crept in), he joined the onshore Drilling Teams in remote locations as their Safety & Security Manager.He discovered dowsing while working in the Yemeni desert & the Empty Quarter, watching the locals search for water for the boreholes, buried oil lines and amazingly Russian ordinance & mines which littered parts of the desert. Their accuracy was uncanny, a natural skillset for them.Steve has a special interest in archaeological dowsing and has always been intrigued by the pyramids and ancient churches, and is a nationally recognized specialist in the Hartmann-Curry lines and has used them effectively to relocate many lost churches and sacred sites. He has also been involved in searching for oil, gas, water plus blocked / leaking pipelines plus successfully sited over two dozen water boreholes.His recent work includes an impressive study of King John’s Lost Baggage Train, The Mystery of Rennes le Chateaux, The Shrugborough Hall Monument Mystery and locating the exact location of The Battle of Hastings (far from the traditional sites), plus many short dowsing stories, an eclectic mix from the Turin Shroud, Oak Island, The Ghosts of Edgehill to searching for Viking longboats, Crop circles and UFO’s.Married to Ann for over 30 years she has supported Steve as they have charged off around the world on many crazy adventures.  Hash House Harriers, 4×4 Trailing, Dowsing, Ghost hunting, UFO chasing, Crop Circles at dawn, running with the Bulls in Spain, deep scuba diving with sharks within ghostly shipwrecks plus amazingly Steve was ‘The Yard of Ale’ Champion of Saudi Arabia in the 1980’s.Ann is a Reiki Master, Geomancer, Home Healer and an excellent organisor and instructor for dowsing beginners. Ann enjoys Gardening, Flowers & Birdlife, Cooking and the Country, they make a great team.Together they run a Dowsing Group called Dowsing Anglia and have a full programme of Events throughout the region, based in Yoxford Suffolk, during the winter months for Lectures & Talks and during the summer months many different Workshops including many other Groups. They are regularly called out for, Locating Water, Pipes & Leaks plus the siting of Water Boreholes.  
Contact the Author:Telephone:+44 (0)7899 814 264
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Although dowsing is a natural activity most people will have to be shown the ‘basics’, just a couple of hours of gentle instruction.

Myself I took to dowsing like the preverbal, ‘Duck to Water’ and must thank all of the inspirational people named below for their time and patience showing me and hundreds of others their many different dowsing skills.

Above all I must acknowledge & thank my wife Ann who had quietly understood Dowsing, Earth Energies & Reiki Healing for many years before.

Jenny & Derek WoodheadEssential St. EdmundsBury St. Edmunds  – Suffolk
Richard Summers
Brian HowardSunrise DowsersHopton – Norfolk
Sue Pine
Edwina ColeHampshire Archaeology Dowsers
Don Bryan
Bill HoldingEarth Energies Dowsing
Adrian Incledon-Webber
Peter TaylorVillage WaterWater Dowsing
Aaron BrayBSD TutorWater Dowsing
British Society of Dowsers‘Dowsing  – The Pursuit of Truth in the Company of Friends’

Pictures from ancient Egypt and China tend to support the belief that dowsing has been used throughout the world, probably for millennia. It has been used for finding water, metals and other objects, using forked sticks, L rods and pendulums. Other uses include detecting different forms of energy, healing and seeking answers to questions or trying to ascertain the future.  Suspicion of dowsing by the church increased in the 16th century in Europe and it became discredited as the work of the devil and was made illegal in England under the Witchcraft Act of 1562.

The historical records of Greece refer to dowsing and the art was widely practiced on the Island of Crete, as early as 400 BC. Researchers have uncovered evidence that the Pytheon Oracle of Delphi used a pendulum to answer the questions posed by her clients, kings, queens, nobility and military commanders who traveled great distances to confer with her.

In this regard, E.S. Cumbie in his fine book entitled, “The Psychometric Pendulum and the Pendulum Board” has this to say about dowsing and the ancient priesthood. “In ancient times, the priesthood felt that the layman did not have the belief, knowledge or training to contact the cosmic mind for enlightenment. So the poor people were forced to rely upon the priests to gain the guidance they sought from a higher source and the priests used dowsing devices to make this contact.”

For example, in Ezra 3:63 of the Old Testament, it is written: “The governor told the people not to partake of the most holy food until the priest contacted Urim and Thummim”. In Samuel 28:6 it says, “When Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not answer either in dreams by the prophets or by Urim & Thummim”. Cumbie is convinced that the words Urim & Thummim referred to dowsing devices which could have supplied crucial information and sometimes refused to do so because the priestly dowser held the wrong attitudes or phrased their questions in an incorrect manner.

The blind Greek poet Homer refers to dowsing as Rhabdomancy, which means Divining Rod in Greek. That same word is still used today in the Italian language to denote dowsing. In his monumental work “The Oddesy” Homer also called the dowsing rod the Caduceus, which was passed from Apollo (or Hermes) to Asclepious, the ancient Greek God of healing. This mystical, legendary staff with its entwined serpents has become the universal symbol of healing, used by medical societies around the planet.
Back in the 1400’s, dowsing as we think of it today, was called “Virgula Devine” in Latin which meant dowsing with the rod shape. In Germany, during this period of time, dowsing devices were used extensively by miners seeking mineral ore, who referred to the forked stick as “Deuter” – an umbrella word in German – meaning “to show”, “to indicate”, “to point out”, “to auger”, “to strike”.

According to Christopher Bird, author of the classic book, “The Divining Hand“, the words ‘Dowsing Rod’ came from the famous English Philosopher John Locke whose noble writings inspired the framers of the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States.

In his essay, Locke wrote that by the use of the dowsing rod, one could devise or discover water and precious minerals (such as gold & silver and mineral ore) Locke has appropriated his phrase from the long dead English west country language of Cornwall – where in Cornish Dewsys meant “Goddess”, and “Rhod” meant tree branch, and from which he “coined” the phrase – Dowsing Rod.
In the 1700’s and 1800’s in England, Germany and France various books on mining and engineering referred extensively to dowsing, including the “1747 Mining Dictionary” and again in Bordlase’s 1758 “Natural History of Cornwall”, and also “The 1831  Mining Review”.

Because the ancient art was widely used by miners in Germany for hundreds of years to locate water and ore deposits, today in that country libraries and museums of natural history, science, mining and engineering, private collections of art and sculptures have displays of woodcarvings, paintings and drawings, porcelain creations, coins, etc … featuring dowsers holding forked sticks.

Interestingly, London, England’s 1912 edition of “Mining Magazine” published the first translation of a Latin Opus into English. It was called “On Metals” in praise of dowsing which had been first published 356 years earlier. The translators were a professional American mining engineer and his wife. The engineer later gained fame and won notoriety as the 31st President of the U.S. — Herbert Clark Hoover.

As Chris Bird notes, “God knows, had President Hoover been an expert dowser himself, he might have predicted, and therefore, prevented the great stock market crash of 1929.”

Collectively, in some of the world’s finest libraries (e.g. The Library of Congress, The Widener Library of Harvard, The Sterling Library of Yale) you can find approximately 3,500 specialized books on the ancient art and the list grows steadily all the time.

First the question — what is dowsing? Well, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, let me say that you won’t find anything of value in current dictionaries or encyclopedias. Those comments, prepared by orthodox scholars, are incomplete and inaccurate, giving only a few descriptions, generally summarizing all with the cryptic comment, that dowsing is simply “folklore”.

Dowsing is an intuitional science, a combination of mental, emotional and intuitive faculties. In essence, a pendulum or other dowsing tool can be used as a ‘binary system’ to seek answers to questions once a reliable ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ can be obtained. Practice is needed to get in the right frame of mind to dowse effectively. A childlike curiosity often seems to produce the best results, where one’s mind is not producing the answer it thinks should occur, and thus pre-empting it. Once you have a consistent Yes and No, any question which can be answered Yes or No can be tried:  sometimes the only limit is our imagination…

Dowsing rods are usually L shaped and made out of metal. Rudimentary rods can be made by dismantling and re-fashioning metal coat-hangers. The rods are held parallel to each other in the ‘search’ position whilst holding in mind what you are looking for. When you find it, the rods usually cross…

An issue which might arise is to ask why dowsers sometimes get differing results. This is a mystery, but could be attributable to differing sensitivities or mental distractions. When several dowsers independently of each other get similar results, it is highly affirming. As Hamish Miller used to say, the first 3 rules of dowsing are Practice, Practice and Practice…

Dowsing is an art that takes ‘a minute to learn, a lifetime to master…’             

I have included the BSD’s Code of Ethics for Dowsing as they cannot be bettered.

Respect, Responsibility & Integrity are the three Core Values shown below.

1. Dowsing Wisely

In your dowsing generally, and when people seek your assistance as a dowser, keep your dowsing focussed on issues of genuine need. Recognise and work within the limits of your competence, and refer to another practitioner or other source if necessary.

2. Dowsing with Respect

Only dowse for information that concerns you personally or that lies within an area of public concern, unless you are asked or given permission by other people to dowse either for them personally or for groups or organisations of which they are members. Do not dowse for information about other people or their concerns without their permission, unless it is clearly in the interest of the highest common good to do so, and do not make unsolicited comments about other people or their concerns based on your dowsing.

Always treat people requesting information about dowsing or who ask you to dowse politely and considerately. When dowsing for others, respect their views, their dignity and their privacy, and protect personal or confidential information of which you may become aware. Explain what you are doing, give your conclusions and advice in a manner that they can understand, and respect their right to consent to or to decline what you offer or advise.

Make sure that your personal beliefs do not prejudice your interactions with other people when you are dowsing, or with the people for whom you dowse -you must not allow your views about anyone’s lifestyle, culture, belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality, age, social status or perceived economic worth to prejudice your dowsing.

3. Trustworthy Dowsing

Honest and trustworthy behaviour is expected from every dowser, and it is most important that you avoid abusing your position as a dowser.

Be careful not to use your position as a dowser to create or establish improper relationships, either personal or financial. Never misuse privileged information that you may obtain through dowsing.

If people seek your assistance as a dowser, be careful to use your dowsing only for their genuine benefit, give guidance and recommendations that you believe to be in their best interests, and share with them all relevant information that you may discover.

4. Providing Information About Dowsing

When providing information about dowsing, it must be factual and verifiable. Avoid sensational or misleading statements, and be mindful of the likely accuracy and completeness of your dowsing as well as of the effects that your information may have on other people as well as on public opinion generally.

If dowsing for health or therapies of any kind, you must not offer guarantees of cures, nor exploit people’s vulnerability or lack of knowledge, nor put pressure on people to use a service, for example by arousing fear for their future health or well-being.

You must not make claims about the comparative quality of your dowsing nor compare your abilities with those of other dowsers.

5. Respecting Relationships With Other Dowsers

Be open and fair with other dowsers, and be willing to consult with them.

You must never discriminate unfairly against other dowsers, or allow your views of their lifestyle, culture, belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality, age, or social status to prejudice your relationship with them.

You must not make anyone doubt another dowser’s knowledge or skills by making unnecessary or unsustainable comments about them.

6. Financial & Commercial Dealings

You must be honest in any financial and commercial matters relating to your dowsing practice.

If you are receiving money for your dowsing you must inform people of all costs before you begin, and you must declare any personal commercial interest in goods or services that you recommend.

7. Legal Issues

You must observe any laws that affect your dowsing and obtain adequate insurance for any aspects of your dowsing practice that requires it.

8. Teaching & Training

The BSD encourages you to continually improve your dowsing knowledge and skills, to help the public to be aware of and understand dowsing, and to contribute to the education and training of other dowsers. Please see details about the BSD training programme.

9. The British Society of Dowsers

The British Society of Dowsers exists to provide a forum for dowsers to meet and exchange ideas and experiences, to support and promote good and responsible dowsing, and to provide information about dowsing and dowsers.

The BSD Office is always happy to receive calls from dowsers and from members of the public with dowsing related enquiries. We hope that you will support the Society, participate in our events, contribute to the Journal, and enjoy a long and fruitful membership with us.

All dowsers are slightly alternative people, good people with enquiring minds, people who think outside the box and enjoy a good mystery, enjoy commune and the spiritual path.

Most dowsers like myself all will have a ‘Comfort Zone’ to achieve before dowsing, pockets full of maps, notebooks, pens & pencils, compass, camera, tape measure, five pairs of dowsing rods and a couple of crystals for back-up, lucky whistle, lucky rabbit’s foot, polo mints, leather shoes (leather laces) and woolly socks for better earth-conduction, moleskin trousers, Flannel shirt natural fibres of course, flat cap from Blackpool (might be lucky), a good shave, my monthly bath and false teeth flossed, ‘Right Let’s Go Dowsing’.

But these are just personal foibles and there’s some really funny ones out there, it’s what makes us interesting, funny, human, and ready for another day. But before we go dowsing we have a responsibility to ourselves and the Group (especially younger dowsers), to be Protected.

When we dowse we are opening-up ourselves to explore the universe, the Gaia, worse luck  the very same earth energy forces that ouija boards and their like are sounding off. This opening-up can leave us susceptible to external detrimental forces so it’s imperative that we prepare and protect ourselves and the Group before dowsing and at regular intervals throughout the day.

A Personal Protection Prayer for DowsingPlease take some quiet-time out before anybody starts dowsing to have the Group stand away from the dowsing location and any other distractions to briefly explain to any newcomers and remind the other dowsers the importance of Personal Protection.This simple quiet prayer will suffice for all personnel.With all the Love in the UniverseProtect me from Negative Spirits,Thoughts, Energies and Entities.Bring Forth Positive Spirits, Thoughts,Vibrations, Energies and Entities.                               Divine Love is in Control and All is Well.

There’s been far too many books written about Personal Protection and dowsing, so let’s keep this simple with just one analogy      – ‘Fools Rush in where Angels Fear to Tread’.

This means when on the dowsing location, ‘If it doesn’t feel right then quickly head to Plan B’ or head home’.  If you have detrimental energies pouring in from a Battle site, Plague pit, Disaster area or where Malcontents have been misusing the energies for whatever reason, there are No “Quick Fixes”, it’s your Responsibility to move the Group to safety and again another quiet dowsing prayer.

‘Time spent on a Recce,  is Time well Spent’                  ‘Always recce your dowsing locations’

There are Positive and Negative energies / forces everywhere and most are naturally balanced, they will have zero effect on a healthy (mentally & physically) well rested & balanced human being, but the presence of detrimental energies if allowed to enter can cause emotional upsets and a few sleepless nights.  For senior dowsers it can be a good practice to occasionally show the Group these detrimental energies in a controlled environment, so dowsers can recognise / sense them.

Dowsing Anglia will show its members the Leper Church in Dunwich which the local occult group (malcontents) now regularly use.  When asking, “Can I dowse, Should I dowse, May I dowse here today”, they’ll get negative responses every time and that’s from over 100 metres away.

Time for Plan B’    … Dunwich has the Best Fish & Chips in Suffolk.  

When doing geopathic stress clearing work it is important to have a toolbox of techniques and tools that can assist you in the process. Here we are going to discuss one very important, yet easy to use tool called the Bovis Scale.

It is a Life Force Index named after a French physicist Antoine Bovis, created it in the 1930’s while scale doing research among the Great Pyramids of Egypt. This scale measures “Natural Earth Energy”, ranges from zero to infinity.

The Bovis Scale quantifies or measures how positively or negatively charged a substance is. For living organisms, the key reference point on the scale is found at 6,500 Bovis energy units.

The charge is in the NEGATIVE range, or life-detracting.

The energy gradually becomes more POSITIVE, or life-enhancing.

Is found between 8,000 to 10,000 Bovis, or slightly positive.

Creates energy in the 7,000 to 18,000 range This energy is also referred to as “Biophotons”, which are light particles invisible to our eyes. This positive energy is necessary to the maintenance on Earth

Scientists have discovered a direct correlation between the Bovis scale and the direction of spin displayed by an atom or molecule. Atoms registering in the negative Bovis range will spin to the right, or clockwise. Atoms in the positive Bovis range spin, to the left, or counterclockwise. Examples found in nature of this spin properly include cellular DNA, which is a left-turning spiral: in contrast, cancer cells are in a right-turning spiral.

8500: Is person’s top, completely recharge
7500: Person in good health
6500: A tired person
6000: Very tired person, it is final limit, and under this point you are sick
Between 8500 and 9000 : A person is able to heal people using their hands
Above 9000: Able to tap into psychic abitity, medium power
Above 10 000: The good Cosmo -telluric place are often
6500 BOVIS: Human Being
6500 to 16000 BOVIS: Chakras
11000 BOVIS : Church Bell

24000 +   Crop Circle
14000 BOVIS : Tibetan Temple
1000000 BOVIS: Swastika (Any Size) 

Note: Reminder, if you are determining a Bovis Scale Reading on another individual, first ask them for permission.               ETP = Energy Transfer Potential – 18,000 – 24,000 units.

Energy Transfer-Transformation Potential
The Mager RosetteA disc divided into eight coloured segments. It is used in energy dowsing to identify differences in energy types so that the dowser can distinguish more accurately between one energy line and another.The use of colour as an adjunct to the dowsing process, of which the famous French dowser Henri Mager was a pioneer and its foremost exponent, greatly increases the range of information a dowser may obtain.It relies upon the manifestation of sympathetic harmonies which exist throughout all realms of nature.

Dowsers experience movement of their instrument giving positive or negative reactions. When searching for underground water, if the instrument is held in a neutral position at the start, it reacts positively when a source is crossed. It can be demonstrated that water has a resonance associated with particular colours indicating the quality or purity of that water.

For example good potable water is sympathetic to the colour violet; healing water to white; polluted water to grey; and dangerous waters (both those containing poison and radiating energies not conducive to good health), respond sympathetically to black.

If violet is chosen, a positive response will indicate water of excellent drinking quality. By testing other colours similarly, a qualitative analysis of water on the site can be built up.

For centuries dowsers have been able to determine suitable places for sinking wells for water supply, to find minerals or the most propitious place to build a dwelling.The Mager Rosette was devised by Henri Mager and described in his book ”Water Diviners and their Methods”, published by C. Bell & Sons, London in 1931. In addition every colour has its own compass point or bearing, and this orientation can be used when Remote Dowsing or Transiting Lost Objects.

To use the Mager Rosette when dowsing with a pendulum (which should be black for colour work), hold the colour to be tested between the finger and thumb of the free hand. When rod dowsing, hold the appropriate colour between the finger-tip and palm of one hand along with the rod, or some other convenient way.

Alternatively the disc can be placed (correctly orientated) on the floor or ground over the discovered source, and relevant segments approached with the dowsing instrument.

Metals and underground mineral veins can be tested too. Typical responses are red for iron; yellow for sulphur; green for arsenic; grey/red for lead; violet for copper; and blue for cobalt. Other colour and mineral combinations can be discovered, some of which may be personal to the dowser.

 Another use of this versatile disc is in healing through colour, and a person’s need for a particular colour therapy may be determined by dowsing. Experiments suggest a wide range of uses applicable to specific interests.

A way of finding out by accessing information, with direct intent, using means outside of the five recognised senses and culminating in a physical response within the human body.

AQUASTAT:  This is one of the three types of geodetic lines described by Guy Underwood. He stated that it is positive in polarity and subdivides into four parallel triads arranged as two pairs. They are said to reticulate, i.e. the outside lines, at intervals, cross and recross the centre line. Where an aquastat runs on the same course as a water line, Underwood calls them “Holy Lines”.

AQUIFER:  A rock layer that contains water which may be released in appreciable amounts. The rock contains water-filled spaces, and when the spaces are connected by fissures the water is able to flow through the rock in underground streams.

AREA OF INFLUENCE:  The extent of the zone around an object that is influenced by the energy field of that object. This distance can be much greater than the extremities of the energy field related to the object.

AURA:  Another name for energy field but generally looked upon as the energy field around a living body. It is multi-layered and it reflects the well-being of the person on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Where illness is present in the body a hole or weakness in the aura can be dowsed adjacent to the position in the body where an illness exists.

AURAMETER:  Properly called the Cameron Aurameter, this combination dowsing tool was developed by Verne Cameron in California in the middle of the last century. It is essentially a spring loaded L rod, but it has many different uses and can act as a number of different dowsing tools. Sig Lonegren has written a short tutorial on its use for the BSD.

As its name suggests, it was initially designed to look at human auras. This tool is not as accurate as some at finding a specific point, but is excellent at defining outer perimeters of energy fields, following underground veins of primary water or curving and convoluted energetic phenomena.

BENEFICIAL ENERGY :  A type of energy that is dowsed as being of benefit. This requires further definition to determine to what it may be beneficial. Energies that are dowsed as beneficial to humans can also be subdivided to determine the part or spectrum of our being that is most affected, i.e. the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Energies dowsed as beneficial or detrimental can usually be verified as such by using kinesiology. Beneficial energy is also dowsed as yang energy.

BLACK LINE:  An energy line identified by the use of the colour black as a witness, and associated with the transfer to a site of energies adverse to mental, physical or spiritual well-being in humans. It is straight and can be several feet in width. It can also be dowsed as yin energy.

BLACK STREAM:  A term used by water diviners to denote an underground stream that is not considered to be potable and reacts to black on the Mager rosette. There are also black streams of energy. It is claimed that such streams give off energies that are bad for the health of anyone living directly in their course. They are generally not straight over a distance but meander in the same way as a river or underground water. It is also claimed that some black energy streams have no association with underground water. Further clarification is required on this point.

BLIND SPRING:  A vertical shaft of ascending water that does not rise to the surface of the earth but disperses through several horizontal fissures which can be at various depths. Dowsers identify blind springs as several underground streams radiating from a central point. Some of these may subdivide into smaller streams. Blind springs are found under many ancient sites and churches but are also to be found elsewhere throughout the countryside. There is an associated energy field that is unique to a blind spring as well as the water component. The Blind Spring will have a feeder stream at a greater depth. It is thought that the water is forced to rise up the vertical fissure due to a narrowing of the feeder stream.

BOVIS BIOMETER:  An instrument invented by M. Bovis in France to give measurements on a scale of 1 to 100 in regard to dowsing responses. It is mainly used in radiesthesia and other methods of healing. The biometer consists of a wood baseboard with a 100 cm rule which can be slid into the base. At the 0 end a small cup is fitted to hold a witness, if required. The pendulum is held towards the right end of the base and the rule is slid out or in until a positive response is observed by the dowser. The reading on the rule is taken as the value or rate. There are many variations of the biometer. However, as with all methods of measurement readings tend to be subjective and vary between

CANCER VERTICAL:  A term used by Cody to describe a vertically rising radiation which he thought could cause cancer. The radiation can be measured by an electroscope and other more modern instruments as well as by dowsing. More information as to the precise form that this energy takes would be an advantage to dowsers.

CIRCADIAN RHYTHM:  An observable rhythm or energy movement that can be measured over a period of twenty-four hours or one day-length. However the term is also loosely used to describe any cyclical movement of energy that corresponds with the phases of the sun, moon or planets and may be more than one day-length.

COLOUR DOWSING:  – See Mager Rosette.

CONCENTRIC RINGS OR HALOES:  These are circular rings of energy which some dowsers find around standing stones, tumuli, etc. There is debate amongst dowsers whether they are real phenomena or thought forms.

CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP:  Where two or more objects are situated at specific distances apart so that their energy fields interact with each other and they behave as a single unit.

CURRY GRID:  – See Earth Grids.

DEPTHING:   A means of determining the depth of underground water through dowsing, usually either by counting using a pendulum, or by measuring the distance of sidebands – a method called ‘Bishop’s Rule’.

DETRIMENTAL ENERGY:  A type of energy that is dowsed as harmful. This requires further definition to determine to what it may be harmful as certain energies may be harmful to one species of life and be tolerated by others. Energies that are dowsed as detrimental to humans can also be subdivided to determine the part or spectrum of our being that is most affected i.e. the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Energies dowsed as detrimental to the physical being can usually be verified as such by using kinesiology.

DIMENSION:  A level of existence which can be experienced through the physical, mental, emotional and the spiritual. An energy can manifest in more than one dimension at a time. The energy in each dimension can have a unique set of characteristics such as wavelength, polarity, strength, form, etc.

DISTANT DOWSING / REMOTE DOWSING:  Remotely dowsing the site or person under investigation; this can be done with the use of a map, photograph or as a purely mental process through visualisation.

DIVINING:  It is sometimes taken as equivalent to dowsing but the two terms are not completely synonymous. In ancient times divination was done by various procedures that has no connection to modern dowsing procedures.

The art and practice of discovering unknown things, usually by means of a pendulum, rods etc. or acquiring information by means which do not involve the use of the five senses, is also called divination.

DOME / BLIND SPRING:  A vertical shaft of ascending water that does not rise to the surface of the earth but disperses through several horizontal streams that can be at various depths.  Dowsers identify blind springs as several (usually an uneven number) underground streams radiating from a central point.  They are found under many ancient sites and churches but are also to be found elsewhere throughout the countryside.  There is an associated energy field that is unique to a water dome or blind spring as well as the water component.

DOWN SHOOT (ENERGY):  This is where energy descends vertically into the Earth. It is usually in the form of a spiral or vortex but can also be as a pillar and occurs at some crossing points of underground water veins and grid crossing points. The spiral can rotate in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.

DOWNSHAFT OR DOWNER (WATER):  This is where water from a horizontal subterranean watercourse descends vertical down a fissure before flowing onwards, horizontally, usually as a single vein. This is the opposite of a blind spring where the water rises. There is a unique energy field associated with a downshaft of water which can be identified through dowsing.

DOWSING:  The art of discovering the presence of energies, substances, objects or missing persons or things not apparent to the senses, usually by using rods, pendulums, etc. Dowsing can also be carried out without the use of tools. This is called deviceless dowsing. Dowsing is generally divided into three categories: physical or site dowsing, map or distance dowsing and information dowsing. The word “dowsing” derives from medieval German (da sein) which means ‘it is there’; its first recorded use was by John Lock in 1692. It is sometimes taken as equivalent to divining, but the two terms are not completely synonymous.  In the U.S.A. dowsing for water is known as “water witching” but most dowsers are now trying to get away from using this term.

EARTH ENERGY:  A naturally occurring field of subtle energy relating to or emanating from the earth as a whole.

EARTH ENERGIES:  Different from the above in that they include all energies that can be dowsed on the surface of the earth. The source of these energies may be outside the earth or in specific parts of the earth, e.g. solar, lunar, planetary and other cosmic sources as well as topographical features on earth.

EARTH GRIDS:  A regular pattern of crossing energy lines which surround the earth. Some of these energies alone or in combination with other energies, it is thought, may cause illness. Several different grids have been dowsed, each with their own characteristics. The best known are the Hartmann (N/S, E/W) and Curry (diagonal) grids. R. Schneider discovered two others called the 3rd and 4th (diagonal) grids. The distance between lines in a specific grid form appears to vary according to latitude and form a rectangle rather than a square. Each grid form has a different orientation.

The Hartmann grid was named after Dr Hartmann who it is thought was the first to observe earth grids. It is a world wide grid in accordance with the earth’s magnetic field, i.e. approximately N/S, E/W. There are considerable variations in the grid spacing dependent on local conditions and the degree of latitude. In Greenland a spacing of 1.05m x 1.20m is found. In England the average spacing is 1.60m x 1.68m while in the Canary Islands it is 2.00m x 2.50m. The straightness of the grid lines can be affected by high voltage power lines and radio stations.

The Curry grid was named after the German doctor Dr Manfred Curry who was the founder of the Bioclimatic Institute in Bavaria. It is thought to be more biologically damaging than the Hartmann, especially the double lines that occur at approximately every 50 metres. The distance of the grid line spacings vary according to location and can vary from 2.5 x 3.5 m. In England they are 3m x 3 m.

EARTH SPIRIT / SPIRIT OF PLACE / GENIUS LOCII:  A manifestation found in a particular place, often a natural setting, such as a grove of trees or a stone circle. It is considered to be the guardian or controlling spirit of that location and it is recommended that proper respect be given to it when visiting the area and its permission gained before entering the site.

ENERGY (OR PRANA) CHARACTERISTICS:  A means of differentiating between dowsable energies in an attempt to identify them more accurately. The following characteristics listed are some of the divisions that can be made. Wavelength, frequency, colour, strength (a scale of 1-10 or other appropriate scales may be used ), dimension, time frame, origin, source, polarity, type, negative, positive, yin, yang, beneficial, detrimental, etc.

ENERGY DOME:  A discernible area of energy in the shape of a sphere, half of which is above the surface of the ground and is to be found above some conjunctions of underground water.  Quite often a circle of energy as dowsed on the surface of the ground, when dowsed on its vertical plane, will be found to form a dome.

ENERGY FIELD:  An area of energy around an object which is specific to that object and being transmitted by it. This energy can be detected by dowsing or at certain frequencies by instruments. Another term for energy field is “aura” although this is generally associated with the human energy field.

ENERGY GRIDS:  A series of crossing parallel lines that can be found as a component of the energy field of all objects. The ends of these lines are joined together so that energy can flow from one section of the grid to the other. Each grid type has different spacings and number of lines and the orientation of the lines are different. Each line is part positive and part negative in nature. The diagram at the right shows one typical grid type in two dimensional form. However energy grids display themselves three dimensionally and therefore cubic in form. (First observed by W. A. Gawn.)

ENERGY LEYS:  Lines of dowsable energy which generally run straight, are 6-8 feet wide at their central core, and often have further bands or edges to either side. Influenced both in width and strength by lunar and solar cycles. They are often found at what are called sacred sites. Whilst energy leys are considered to be natural energy phenomena it is also thought that they can be created by the formation of structures and in some cases have been observed to appear after a structure is built and are drawn to the site as the result of human activity of a spiritual nature.

ENERGY LINE:  The direction energy takes when moving. It may be straight or curved, in several dimensions and be composed of one or more different types of energies, i.e. negative, positive or neutral. Energy lines can be found at standing stones and ancient sites but are a general feature in all energy fields.

ENERGY SPRING OR SHAFT:  A place where a shaft of energy is dowsed as rising vertically from the surface of the earth. This may have no association with underground water and is not to be confused with a blind spring. Generally this energy rises in the form of a vortex where the two dimensional plan view is in the form of a spiral; but it sometimes manifests as a helical cylinder of constant diameter, where the plan view appears as a circle.

ENERGY SOURCE:  The object creating the energy field within which the particular energy is found. This could be a tree, a mountain, a river, a stone or any other feature on the earth, or the earth as a whole. If the energy is of cosmic origin then the source would be external to the earth.

There is a line of opinion that it is the energy field that manifests the physical object and not the other way around.

ENTITY:  The existence of an energy form generally believed to be the result of a trapped spirit awaiting release to the spiritual realm. They can be attracted to certain humans and cause distress and ill health.

ESP:  Extra Sensory Perception.

EQUINOX:  The date in March or September when night equals day in length.

FENG SHUI:  Literally means “wind and water” and is a form of geomancy used by the Chinese that balances earth energies with human energies. It is said to place people between heaven and earth. It is used to determine the siting of dwellings and graves and regulates the flow of ch’i.

FLOW DIRECTION:  The direction of movement of energy along a dowsable energy line.

FORCE OF ATTRACTION:  An attractive force similar to, but different from, gravity that is within all matter and radiates from a hub in the form of lines.

GENIUS LOCII:  – see Earth Spirit,

GEODETIC LINE:  Guy Underwood in his book ‘The Pattern of the Past’ coined the term “geodetic line” to embrace three different types of line which, he states, form a complex network on the earth’s surface. He named the types water lines, aquastats and track lines, and reported that each consisted of groups of three parallel lines which he named triads.

According to Underwood this is specific to that object and being transmitted by it.  This energy can be detected by dowsing or at certain frequencies by instruments.  Another term for geodetic lines converge at blind springs but are not the same as energy leys for they do not always run straight, but may meander, loop or spiral.

GEOLOGICAL FAULT:  Major fractures in the rock structure of the earth’s surface that creates stress and, when relieved, cause earthquakes.  These faults emit energies that are generally considered by dowsers to be detrimental to most forms of life.

GEOMANCY:  The art of placing structures on the landscape so that the Earth Energies enhance their intended use and so that the structure itself is in harmony with the earth. Spiritual ecology.

GEOPATHIC STRESS:  It is an unfavourable reaction of the biological system as the result of exposure to radiations from the earth that would be dowsed as detrimental.

GOLDEN MEAN:  The basic ancient sacred geometric ratio of 1:1.618. The Golden Mean is often found in nature and has been utilised extensively in the construction of early sacred and religious sites. The square root of the Golden Mean, 1.272, has also widely been used in design and construction. A building constructed incorporating the Golden Mean in its design is unlikely to contain detrimental energy.

GEODIC FAULTS:  Cavities in igneous rocks which are partially filled with minerals in the shape of well formed crystals. These can emit unique forms of energy that can have various effects on the biological system, beneficial and detrimental.

GEOGLYPH:  A picture, diagram or shape found in the energy field by dowsing. These are formed by a single convoluted line of subtle earth energy. Some more complicated forms that can be observed are similar to those found in rock art and landscape figures throughout the world and have also been termed as archetypal images.

GEOPATHIC ZONE:  An area of the earth’s surface that emits energy that is detrimental in nature and likely to cause geopathic stress in any life form exposed to it.

HARD TARGET DOWSING:  Dowsing for verifiable, tangible, targets.

INFORMATION DOWSING:  Where dowsing is used for gathering information about the subject under study, e.g. the depth or quantity of an underground flow of water.

INTENSITY:  A term often used by dowsers and healers to denote the relative effect of an energy on an object or living system, usually in arbitrary terms. Healers often feel the intensity, and dowsers measure it using various scales such as 1-100. A well-known instrument for measuring this is the Bovis biometer.

KINESIOLOGY:  A form of muscle resistance testing which can be used to identify whether different types of energy are detrimental or beneficial to us. One of its uses is to detect allergies and the health of the human body.

LEY:  A significant alignment of sacred and related secular sites across a landscape, generally horizontally visible.  The minimum number of aligned sites to qualify as a ley is five.  The term was first used by Alfred Watkins in 1921 when he first observed this occurrence.  This is not a dowsing term and should not be used as such.  If a Ley has an associated dowsable line of energy it should be described as an Energy Ley.

LEY LINE:  The term used by many British dowsers to describe an energy ley, a straight line of energy that links ancient sites. It is easily confused with the term ley which is a purely visual alignment and therefore its use is not recommended by dowsers.

LIFE FORCE:  Can be used to describe the energy within a field around an object, e.g. earth energy is the life force of the earth. The human aura is the life force of the human. It is considered that the life force which manifests itself around an object comes from a greater source.

LONG PENDULUM:  A pendulum of which the cord is adjusted in length until a response is felt. The length of the cord at which the pendulum responded could identify every substance. Sub-classifications are defined by counting the number of gyrations or oscillations. However, the length, or rate, relating to each substance has been found to be unique to each dowser. (First used by T. Lethbridge)

MAGER ROSETTE:  A disc divided into eight coloured segments. The colours of the segments, going clockwise, are black, white, purple, blue, green, yellow, red, and grey. It is used in energy dowsing to identify differences in energy types so that the dowser can distinguish more accurately between one energy line and another.

MANIFESTATION:  A dowsable symmetrical pattern found at the crossing point of two significant earth energy lines. (First mentioned by H. Miller)

MAP DOWSING:  A method of dowsing using a map, or drawing, instead of or before visiting the site. This can be done using a pendulum in one hand whilst pointing at the map, or drawing, with a pencil in the other hand. When the target is found the pendulum will swing in the affirmative. However, many other techniques are used successfully. Map dowsing is done prior to a site visit and will reduce the time spent on site.

MEASUREMENT:  Any method by which a rule or calibrated instrument on a scale of 1- 100 is used to determine the quality, rate or vibration of an object. It can be also done by counting in whatever measurement is most suitable until a positive dowsing response is felt. In many applications measurement will greatly assist the dowser.

NEGATIVE:  A term used to indicate energy of a specific type, i.e. opposite to positive. This use of the word negative does not necessarily indicate any similarity in earth energies to the behaviour of electricity or magnetism. Whilst that is so it may be that some energies that are dowsed have electrical and/or magnetic components. Lunar energy is thought to be negative as is yin energy. Some negative energy is detrimental to various forms of life.

NODE:  A node is found at the intersection of two or more energy lines giving a highly charged point of energy.  Seven nodes are to be found on most ancient standing stones.  Five are above ground level and two are on the section of the stone below ground level.  They are likened to the seven chakras of the human body.  Nodes can be found at many places other than standing stones.

NOXIOUS ENERGY:  A type of energy that may be harmful to humans or some other species of life or vegetation.  This is generally found in association with underground water and at the crossing points of some types of energy lines.  It is considered that noxious energy will cause geopathic stress in humans and most animals and affect the growth of trees etc.  Other forms of life; ants, hornets, cats etc. seem to

appear to tolerate and continue to thrive in the presence of noxious energy.

OVERGROUNDS:  Horizontal sinuous waves observed by David Cowan which he states are emitted from standing stones, energy streams from quarries and radial lines from radar stations, etc. At source they may be unhealthy or healthy, as far as humans are concerned. They have been likened to invisible magnetic curtains, and the waves can be very close together, sometimes too close to be measured. All of the waves or overgrounds can easily be identified as they run in regimented, parallel streams, unlike subterranean fissures, for instance, which wander around in a haphazard fashion.

PARALLELS (OR SIDEBANDS):  A term used by Underwood to describe parallel lines that run on either side of the centre of a geodetic line. He also called these secondary lines.

PETRON:  A unit of charge of a stone or other object as defined by J. Fidler. It is the ratio between the standard swing for a particular rate and the observed swing. The method of computing this ratio is complex and is therefore dubious as to its usefulness.

PIEZOELECTRICITY:  The appearance of a positive electric charge on one side of certain non-conductive crystals and negative charge on the opposite side when the crystals are subjected to mechanical pressure.

(Example: In a dark room quartz crystals will be seen to glow when rubbed together.)

PLANETARY GRID:  A regular pattern of crossing energy lines detectable on the Earth’s surface, similar to Earth Grids, but relating to other planets. Grid lines are much farther apart than those of Earth Grids. Grids of all the planets as far as Saturn have been detected.  

POSITIVE:  A term used to indicate energy of a specific type, i.e. opposite to negative.  This use of the word positive does not necessarily indicate any similarity in earth energies to the behaviour of electricity or magnetism.  Whilst that is so, it may be that some energies that are dowsed have electrical and/or magnetic components.  Solar energy is thought to be positive, as is yang energy. Some positive energy can be beneficial to various forms of life.

POTABLE: Used to describe water of good drinking quality.  This can be assessed by dowsing on a scale of 1-10.    Some water dowsers use a Mager Rosette to assess quality.

POWER CENTER:  A place where there is an intensity of beneficial energy and a meeting point of yang and yin earth energies.  Power centres are associated with blind springs or domes that have at least one energy ley crossing them and are found at most ancient sacred sites.  However they can also be found elsewhere.  Power centres are generally considered to be places suitable for spiritual enlightenment and healing.  Dowsers using a sleeved L-rod have noted that when directly over a power centre the rod will rotate through 360 degrees.

POLARITY:  Polarity is used to indicate opposites such as positive and negative, male and female. The relationship between polarity and the dowsing response is not universal, but can be identified by a different action such as a rod turning up or down or a pendulum rotating clockwise or anticlockwise.

POLARISATION:   Polarisation is the preferred direction of light, radio and earth energy waves. All have oscillating and overlapping electric and magnetic fields which travel in planes perpendicular to each other. There can be horizontal, vertical, circular and elliptical polarisation.

PRANA:  It is the life force, ch’i or spirit that permeates all matter. The healing energy released through yoga and other means is known as prana. This term is generally used by geomancers and feng shui practitioners.

PRANAYAMA:  The method of controlling prana in the body is called pranayama. It is a system of breathing techniques and must be supervised by a teacher. When properly trained the prana can be directed to specific internal organs.

PRIMARY WATER:  Primary water is formed inside the earth, as opposed to surface water that is formed in the atmosphere as rain, snow, etc. The primary water theory says that steam under great pressure, deep in the earth, is forced upwards, condensing as it gets closer to the surface. This occurs in deep faults and fractures; where these are, vertical blind springs or domes are formed. At places where primary water is found the energy will be predominately yin or negative in nature.

PSIONICS or PSIONIC MEDICINE:  A term used to describe a method of diagnosis and treatment, coined by Dr. George Laurence. In its practice, diagnosis is performed by swinging a pendulum over printed charts. The appropriate treatment is discovered by means of witnesses (a hair or sample of some kind

from the patient) and is administered by using homeopathic remedies to cleanse the body of toxic imbalances and also miasma (putrid matter). It is similar in many ways to the practice of radionics or radiesthesia.

RADIAL LINES:  A series of energy lines radiating out from a source point. These lines terminate some distance from the source point, the larger the source the greater length of the lines. They usually terminate in a spiral and are not of equal length or equal distance apart. They can be of different polarities, i.e. negative, positive or neutral.

RADIESTHESIA:  Derived from the French word “radiesthésie” coined by the Abbé Bouly. The term is used interchangeably with dowsing. It derives from roots meaning “radiation” and “perception”. Radiästhesie is the corresponding German word. In English radiesthesia is most commonly used for medical applications.

RADIONICS:  Originally a method of divining introduced by Albert Abrams for the treatment of disease and developed further by Ruth Drown and G. de la Warr. It employs a system of numerical codes which in diagnosis are read from, and for treatment are sent on, a series of engraved dials mounted on a “Black Box”. The original box contained incomplete electrical circuits connected to the metal backing of a rubber “stick pad” whose suddenly increased friction to a stroking finger was used to detect the dowsing response.

RATE:  A number that is characteristic of some constituent of the sought object, and which enables a dowser to distinguish it from intervening and surrounding objects containing different materials.

By concentrating on the corresponding rate a dowser looking for water avoids being confused by metal objects, and one seeking a lost gold ring is not distracted by an iron pipe. By some the rate is associated with the rate or periodicity of the linking vibration.

A dowser’s ability to distinguish his target’s rate among others present has been explained by analogy with the physical phenomenon of resonance, which is used in tuning a radio receiver. It can be looked upon as the energy signature. There are no generally agreed rates for different substances; each dowser has to discover or can chose his or her own table of rates.

REMANANCE:  The imprint of energy that remains long after an object has been moved.

REVERSAL POINT:  A location on the earth’s surface where if an object is placed it will cause a reversal of the earthing of detrimental energy and allow it to invade our living environment. This can occur naturally due to the topography of the earth or through casual or intentional actions by humans.

SECONDARY WATER:  This is water that forms the water table of the earth. It is derived from rain water and other forms of condensation at the surface of the earth. See also Primary Water.

SERPENT LINE:  Lines of energy found on the surface of the earth by dowsers, and are unlike energy leys in that they do not run straight. They can be of any length from a few feet to many miles. The term was coined by Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst. The Michael and Mary lines which cross England from Cornwall to the East coast of Norfolk are described in their book “The Sun and the Serpent”, and the Apollo and Athena lines that cross Europe are described in their book “The Dance of The Dragon”.

SHORT PENDULUM:  The pendulum used by most dowsers. It usually has a cord of about 15-20 centimetres long. It is used to reply to specific questions posed by the dowser, either by oscillating or gyrating clockwise or anticlockwise. The interpretation of the response varies with individual dowsers. The form of the question asked has to be chosen with great care, or an ambiguous reply may be received.

SIDEBANDS:  Dowsable lines that are found parallel to and some distance away from a main energy line or underground stream of water. This term is interchangeable with parallels (Underwood).

SITE DOWSING:  Dowsing on the expected or desired site for the object or information sought: also called survey dowsing or on site dowsing.

SOLSTICE:  The name given to the longest day of the year occurring in June and the shortest day of the year occurring in December.

SPIRALS:  These may be clockwise or anticlockwise in direction of flow. They are formed by a line spiralling either in towards or out from a point. There can be differing numbers of coils but they are generally of uneven number, the most common being seven. Close examination may show that a spiral is the plan view of an energy cone or vortex. Spirals are often connected to each other by gently curving energy lines.

SPIRIT OF PLACE:   – see Earth Spirit

SPRINGS:  Springs are the point where water, primary or secondary, naturally wells out of the ground. The water from some springs is considered to be of benefit and assist in healing. Others due to their location and quality of water are called holy wells.

STANDING WAVE:  Sometimes called stationary wave. Produced by the combination of two other waves moving in opposite directions, each having the same amplitude and frequency.

STRENGTH:  Energy strength can be determined by using a graduated scale or any other form of measurement when dowsing.

SURVEY DOWSING:  Where dowsing is carried out on site and the position of the responses recorded on a drawing or map. Not to be confused with map dowsing, when the dowsing is done away from the site.

TECHNICAL ENERGY:  Energy generated by humans through mechanical means.

TELLURIC ENERGY:  Another name for earth energy.

THOUGHT FORM:  A dowsable, though invisible, form created by the mind that can get in the way of accurate dowsing.

TOROID:  The form taken when a spiralling line rotates in a closed curve lying in its plane. Colloquially known as a ‘Donut’ in the U.S.

TOROIDAL ENERGY:  Energy that moves in the form of a toroid. This can often be found at the commencement and termination points of a vertical pillar or vortex of energy. Often found at ancient sites, particularly henges.

TRACK LINE:  A term used by Underwood and described as a geodetic line positive in polarity which subdivides into two parallel triads. The usual width varies between twelve and twenty-four inches. He claimed that they marked the position of old roads and that animals make use of them.

TRIAD:  A term introduced by Underwood to denote the form of geodetic lines. Thus, each main line is made up of three minor lines, which together form a triad. The lines forming the triad are only a few inches apart. Triads then combine in certain groups to become aquastats, water lines or track lines.

VIRGIN WATER:  – See Primary Water.

VORTEX:  The form that energy can take when either ascending or descending vertically. Usually found in groups of up to seven terminating in a toroid, joined either point to point or base to base. In some cases at these junctions the flow of the energy can change from clockwise to anticlockwise or vice-versa. Change in polarity from negative to positive can also occur. Vortices are a feature where energy lines intersect.

WATER DOME:  Analogous to a dome or blind spring, a term used mainly in the U.S.A.

WATER LINE:  A particular type of geodetic line described by Underwood and thought by him to indicate a flow of underground water. Except that water lines do not run in straight lines, or above ground, they have similar dowsing characteristics to energy leys, i.e. a central triad with parallel triads at some distance on either side.

WAVELENGTH:  The characteristics of an energy, indicating its rate of vibration. The wavelength is measured as one complete oscillation of the wave.

WITNESS:  A sample of the substance being sought.

YIN:  A term used by practitioners of Feng Shui and although not exactly similar is used by western dowsers as an alternative term for negative energy. Yin energy is considered to be feminine and receptive.

YANG:  A term used by practitioners of Feng Shui and although not exactly similar is used by western dowsers as an alternative term for positive energy. Yang energy is considered to be masculine and active.

All People are born equal but when dowsing we all have different levels of sensitivity, this level can be improved over time with patience and training and the personal rewards are significant.  

In the Dowsing Community there is no need for a Ranking System and in practice the members are normally called Novices, Dowsers & Senior Dowsers.

Training Dowsers should always follow a practical route and at the level and pace of their sensitivity, it’s too easy to over load a Novice with ‘Mumbo-Jumbo’ on the first day and lose them to the group forever.

I have divided the dowsing training into three different levels, almost three comfort zones, it is good to introduce all of these levels to your Group plus with Talks & Workshops from outsiders throughout the year. Many dowsers are happy to stay with ‘Mechanical Dowsing’ while others prefer Earth Energies, Elementals etc. and some may permanently move to Health & Healing or Mediumship and away from the group, everyone is different and this must be respected at all times.

Level One:‘Mechanical’Dowsing Questions:  Where’s my car, Where’s North,  etc. Finding water pipes, electric cables, water drains, lost objects + ‘ Known / Standard Objects’.
Level Two:Introduction to the Gaia (aka. ‘The Intelligence Platform’).  Earth Energies, Elementals, Health & Healing + Mediumship. Archaeology & Dowsing for Water.
Level Three:Interrogating the Gaia, direct questions plus an introduction to the Akashic Records.

There are Five main Groups / Interest Areas;

  • Archaeology
  • Heath & Healing
  • Earth Energies
  • Water Dowsing
  • Special Interests (UFO’s, Crop Circles etc.).

Dowsers will quickly find an Interest Area, buts it’s good if a Training-Balance across these Interest Areas can be introduced to the Group.    

Everyone has something to offer / We all can learn something new everyday.

To most people, a mention of dowsing conjures up a man walking across fields with a tree branch attempting to find underground water. Indeed, this is what Dowsers are probably most used for in this country and many have reached great success with this. But it goes much further. Dowsing has been with us for thousands of years and is used for many activities; water and resource divining, finding missing objects and persons, healing, food allergy testing and siting of ley lines and energy centres etc.

No firm scientific evidence has proven it right or wrong but Dowsers are regularly used by the Police, NASA and the armed forces. American soldiers are trained to find underground hideouts etc.

What has been proven by science is the existence and whereabouts of ley lines on which were built many monuments and stone circles etc. Plus major oil companies have found the friendly dowser a much cheaper alternative to moving expensive, highly technical equipment around the countryside!

The fact is that some 90% of our brain remains idle and what dowsing achieves is basically ‘tapping’ into this area to be more open to what is around us and to be more at one with our Earth.

Dowsing Tools  – ‘L’ Rods

Probably the most used and easiest Dowsing tool and very popular for finding underground streams, objects, ley lines etc. They are made from two equal lengths of thick wire bent into a ‘L’ shape. You can buy these already made and these usually have plastic handles which allow the wire to move freely. But like all Dowsing ‘tools’, there is always a frugal or natural alternative and in this case it’s two coat hangers cut about 15′ long and bent at right angles at about 6′ – 7′.

For the handles you can put the shorter ends into two emptied BIC type biro pens but after a while you will find the ‘assistance’ of handles is probably not necessary. Holding them in the position of two hand guns and pointing them straight in front of you, you can walk across an area concentrating on what you’re looking for.

When you cross the target, the rods will cross each other. Once you’ve found an approximate line, walk along it, again holding the rods straight ahead. All the time you are on the right line, the rods will remain pointing ahead. If you go off a bit, the rods will ‘steer’ you back on line.

The ‘Y’ Stick
The ‘Y’ stick can also be used for searching but is more effective finding single objects i.e. a covered well etc. Apple and Hazelnut branches are the most used. Just find a suitable Y from a branch of the tree and cut it to the length you feel happy with.  To use this you must hold the twig and bend it away from you until you feel it could spring upward or downwards. Getting the balance, you then proceed to walk until the twig either, literally, springs up or down. For most it will go down but for some it will go up (should it go up, watch out for getting hit in the face !).
Flexible plastic taped together at one end can also work. Some say they should be black but I’ve had no problems with my white ones. This is the one tool which needs getting used to and ‘practice makes perfect’.

The Pendulum
Because of its ‘Yes / No’ and pointing principles, this is the most diverse tool for most and has a bounty of uses. You can purchase various types made from gemstones, brass or wood but I’ve seen keys, bits of wood tied onto string and just plain necklaces with a pendant. To find your ‘starting’ or ‘are you ready’ position, hold the pendulum away from you and ask it to show you. If it doesn’t move – that’s it ! If it does, it will swing backward and forth thus telling you to find the yes/no’s you must first swing it.

To find the ‘yes’ position, go to your starting position and ask it to show you your ‘yes’. If it circles clockwise, that’s it. The ‘no’ will be the opposite. Should the pendulum swing straight but at 45 degree angles, this is telling you either ‘maybe’ or you have asked the wrong question.

Once you’ve achieved that, you’re away. It is important that you go through a procedure before commencing always asking if it is ready and if you may start asking questions. This then opens you up to a plethora of uses. You can find things by asking the pendulum to point, by swinging, at the lost item or person, leak etc.

For example:
Say you’ve lost your keys in the long grass down the garden. Go to one corner and ask for the directional line, then the same in another corner, join the two together and you should find them. This, like all dowsing, will only work if you are precise about what you are asking and what you are seeking, a mental picture will help. The ‘yes/no’ has many uses and is used in healing and food allergy.

Healing obviously needs more training with ability. For food allergy in regard to overall health, the pendulum is used by placing various foods on a table and one by one asking if this food is good for you. The pendulum is also used in conjunction with the L rods and Y sticks for pinpointing objects and measuring depth using charts etc.

The Wand (or ‘bobber’)
The wand is either a single twig or purchased long thin rod with a weight at one end which will ‘sway’ at random having the same effect as the pendulum to give you yes / no answers. A fishing rod end held the wrong way round will usually work.

No Dowsing tools
Known as ‘device-less dowsing’, this is where a person has literally trained him or herself to find the necessary answers in their mind. If you try it, start with the more obvious things like the water, gas pipes and cables leading from your house.  Device-less dowsing comes in handy in supermarkets & churches where using the ‘L’ rods or pendulum might be classed as a bit odd.

Get someone to hide a coin under a large rug and try finding it. Like all things, you will get it wrong a few times but after a while it comes naturally and it’s a nice feeling to know you are as much of this planet as the earth, water, trees and animals are.

Teaching to Dowse

Observe the Dowsing Protocols and above all,  ‘Keep it Fun & Keep it Simple’.    At Dowsing Anglia we introduce all new dowsers to the three main levels of dowsing over a fair period of time:

Level One:‘Mechanical’Dowsing Questions:  Where’s my car, Where’s North,  etc. Finding water pipes, electric cables, water drains, lost objects + ‘ Known / Standard Objects’.
Level Two:Introduction to the Gaia (aka. the Intelligence Platform).  Earth Energies, Health & Healing + Mediumship.
Level Three:Interrogating the Gaia, direct questions plus introduction to the Akashic Records.

The BSD has Five main Interest areas, most dowsers will naturally gravitate to one of these Groups.

Archaeology,  Health, Earth Energies,  Water & Special Interests (UFO’s -Crop Circles etc).

During the first few months a new dowser should be encouraged to experience all of these Interests and if possible attend the courses run by the British Society of Dowsers to expand their knowledge and make a lot of new friends at these amazing events.  

Dowsing  – Key Questioning  Skills

Precise, unambiguous questions are the key to precise unambiguous answers

Focus is paramount — your dowsing tool reacts to what is in your mind, not on your lips!

Emotionally detach — hand over your question and observe what happens

Specific, not generalized, questions

Always ask questions in context

Ensure that your questions are based on facts not assumptions

Learn the art of single-answer questions

Banish “should I ?” from your vocabulary — ask for facts not opinions

Watch your language! Resist using slang and colloquialisms

Know your subject — or work with someone who is an expert in his or her field

Use calibration to obtain more qualified and quantified answers

When dowsing on future events, ask for possibilities, probabilities and potentialities

A single question is rarely sufficient – develop a dialogue for optimal results.

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