Grahame is a theatrical lighting designer and production manager by profession, and became a geomancer by vocation. He has been interested in all things esoteric for as long as he can remember, particularly earth mysteries; and has studied and practised widely across the whole spectrum of Western esoteric tradition, from shamanism to Kabbalah. He taught himself to dowse as a teenager when, after reading Tom Grave’s ‘Needles of Stone’, he made his first pair of L-rods from some coat hangers and proved to his own satisfaction that he could find underground water, cables and other utilities.
Twenty years later, a chance encounter with Sig Lonegren in Glastonbury led him to realise that all the different coats he wore could in fact be hung on a single hook; and that it was called ‘geomancy’. After attending a geomancy-themed camp at the 1999 solar eclipse in Cornwall, where he met other teachers such as Patrick MacManaway, Ros Briagha, Jon Appleton and British Society of Dowsers’ expert earth energies dowser Billy Gawn, Grahame decided to train as a professional geomancer and signed up for Sig and Patrick’s School of Modern European Geomancy in Glastonbury, where other teachers included Hamish Miller, John Michell, Marty Cain, Rev. Gordon Strachan, Kathy Jones and Ivan McBeth. Subsequent teachers have included Richard Creightmore, Roy Riggs, Susan Collins and First Nations Elder, White Eagle.
Grahame has been dowsing professionally since 2001 and specialises mostly in geopathic stress work and electromagnetic surveying of properties, a field now popularly known as ‘building biology’; although he also does water divining and (occasionally) dowsing for missing objects. He is a Professional Member and Registered Tutor of the British Society of Dowsers, became a Trustee and Council member of the Society in 2003 and served two terms as President from 2008 – 2014. On retiring as President, he was awarded the BSD Award and an honorary Life Membership for his services to Dowsing and the Society. He hosts a popular dowsing podcast called “Adventures in Dowsing,” created and moderated the British Society of Dowsers’ forum (now the British Dowsing forum), and has written several articles on dowsing and geomancy for their journal Dowsing Today, many of which have been published internationally. His first book ‘Dowsing Magic’ was published in 2012 by Penwith Press (revised and extended edition self-published in 2018), his second book ‘A Basic Guide to Technopathic Stress‘ was self-published in 2015 and is now in its third edition; his latest book ‘Dowsing with Sigils‘ was self-published in 2018. Books are available from the shop.
Grahame is an experienced international presenter and has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at the Canadian Society of Questers’ conference in British Columbia, the Canadian Society of Dowsers’ conventions, and regularly presents at the American Society of Dowsers’ conventions. He has also presented at the Escola Nacional de Feng Shui and the International Feng-Shui Conference in Lisbon, the Società Italiana di Radionica e Radiestesia in Bologna, the West Coast Dowsers in California, the Japanese Society of Dowsing, and the Dowsing Down Under International Conference in Sydney, Australia. In 2017 he ‘bagged’ the full ABC of dowsing conventions by presenting at the American, British and Canadian conventions in the same year.
A founder member of The Geomancy Group, Grahame currently serves as their Secretary and webmaster. He is also a member of the American Society of Dowsers and a member and Ambassador for the Canadian Society of Dowsers, and is co-chair (with Susan Collins) of International Dowsers, dedicated to fostering greater links between the British and North American dowsing communities.