Hamish Miller and the Lost Podcast

The passing of dowser Hamish Miller on Burn’s Night may have been unexpected to the rest of us, yet Hamish himself had been there before – three times to be exact – so at least he knew what to expect. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t manage to get a podcast interview from Hamish. We had spoken about the possibility a couple of times at BSD Conference and Hamish was very amenable to the idea, but somehow we never managed to find the time during the weekend. However, at our 2008 Conference I discovered that he had … Continue reading Hamish Miller and the Lost Podcast

The De’il’s Plantin

Back in 2007, I was working on producing a Google Earth placemark file for the BSD Earth Energies Group website, of places on the ‘Glasgow Network of Aligned Sites’, based on the books ‘Glasgow’s Secret Geometry’ and ‘Forgotten Footsteps’ by the late Harry Bell. As I was putting the finishing touches to the file, I came across a press release about May Miles Thomas, an artist and film-maker who had received a Creative Scotland award to produce a project based around the books. Excited by this synchronicity, I sent her a copy of the file to help her get started. … Continue reading The De’il’s Plantin

The spectrum of dowsing belief

I’m sitting in Luton airport where I have a few hours to kill before my flight back to Glasgow, following a very successful BSD Tutor Orientation weekend. Eleven potential tutors were present, including one chap who had come all the way from Kathmandu and had been waiting over two years to attend the course – such is the kudos that the BSD Training courses have these days. During a discussion around the topic of Universal dowsing truths vs. personal beliefs, I came up with the concept of a ‘Spectrum of Dowsing Belief’. At one end of the spectrum, we have … Continue reading The spectrum of dowsing belief

Training dowsers to teach dowsing

I’m in the midst of frantic last-minute preparation for the BSD’s forthcoming Tutor Orientation Weekend, which is being held this weekend in Chesham. This will be the first time I have attended one of these weekends as President of the Society, and also as one of the training team. We are quite passionate about the subject at BSD Towers, as the standard of dowsing tuition can vary wildly across the country depending on who you learn from.This is why we introduced our Educational Programme and our Core Curriculum courses in each of the special interest areas of dowsing. We are … Continue reading Training dowsers to teach dowsing

Dangers of Compact Fluorescent Lamps

The February newsletter from the Institute of Bau-Biologie arrived in the Inbox this morning and it contains a rather damning article about the hidden dangers of CFL’s. In my profession of lighting designer I’ve been aware of this for quite some time and there has been much discussion in the industry as to whether they are actually more efficient in real terms than conventional sources (in general the answer is a resounding NO – they cost more to produce, they perversely put more strain on power generation, they are highly polluting if not disposed of properly etc.). This article by … Continue reading Dangers of Compact Fluorescent Lamps