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Gardner’s World – Danville’s ‘Beehive Hut’

Versions of this article have been published in Dowsing Today, the journal of the British Society of Dowsers; and The American Dowser, the journal of the American Society of Dowsers.

The ‘Beehive Hut’ in Danville, New Hampshire is one of around 500 mysterious stone structures in New England, whose provenance and purpose is unknown. Usually […]

“Is it like Feng-Shui?”

An article published in the Spring 2011 issue of the WHG magazine.

That’s probably the most common question I get asked when trying to explain what geomancy is. It’s also the easiest explanation for most people to grasp. I can say, “Geomancy is the art of placing structures upon the Earth so that they are […]

There’s Something About St. Mary’s

Sacred Geometry and the Golden Proportion.

It’s not just St. Mary’s. It could just as easily be St. George’s, St. Michael’s, or any other church you care to name. Indeed, there is an indefinable ‘something’ about many of our older churches and cathedrals, especially the great Gothic cathedrals of the middle Ages. But what exactly […]

Archaeoastronomy, Avebury and Crop Circles

I’ve just returned from a weekend teaching course in Avebury, where I was tutoring 16 students through the BSD’s Earth Energies Level 4 course ‘Understanding Earth Energy Power Centres and Features of Special Geomantic Significance’ . It’s probably the most academic and ‘left-brain’ of all the Earth Energy courses as it covers topics including sacred […]

How the World is Made

(well, A4 paper at any rate)

I’ve just finished reading one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever had the pleasure of holding in my hands  – John Michell’s final work (with Allan Brown), How the World is Made – The Story of Creation According to Sacred Geometry. Everything about it screams quality; the proportions, […]

John Michell

While I’m on the subject of eulogies, here’s the one I wrote for the grandaddy of earth mysteries, John Michell, who passed on St. George’s Day 2009. This was published in ‘Dowsing Today’ last July. I find it rather interesting that John, the archetypal eccentric Englishman, passed on the patron saint’s day whilst Hamish Miller, […]