The Gardner Rosette

Review by Ian Pegler. Back in the 1920s a French dowser developed a system of dowsing based on colour. Writing in Water Diviners and their Methods (translated by Colonel A. H. Bell), Henri Mager tells us: “During my studies on the vibrations of colours, I ascertained experimentally the fact that a simple mineral body when placed over different colours stops vibratory manifestations, but that the same mineral body placed over one colour does not disturb the vibrations of that colour.” In other words a particular mineral has a particular colour signature which can be useful in helping to identify it … Continue reading The Gardner Rosette

A Labyrinth for Mandali

Mandali is a new retreat centre located in the north of Italy that is opening early in 2017. Enjoying a beautiful mountaintop location above the town of Omegna on Lago d’Orta, the smallest of the Italian lakes, the centre can accommodate up to 60 people in a variety of rooms ranging from singles to ‘hermitage’ suites, all constructed in vernacular style along a ‘village street’. Facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and hot-tub, and a choice of spaces including the main temple building, which provides a hall and domed room above. The 2 hectare grounds offer a variety of spaces … Continue reading A Labyrinth for Mandali

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 they are square or rectangular in shape, with stone-slabbed roofs and soil floors, but other formations are known, including megalithic constructions such as the stone rows near Jefferson NH, or the strange jumble of structures and aligned stones now called ‘America’s Stonehenge’ near Salem NH. … Continue reading Gardner’s World – Danville’s ‘Beehive Hut’

The Farkas Files

I recently appeared as guest on the US internet radio show ‘The Farkas Files‘ from Empower Radio. I’d met the host David Franklin Farkas at the American Society of Dowers’ convention back in June, and finally we managed to find some time in both our schedules to make this interview happen. It went out live at 9pm EST (2am UK time), but it’s available to listen again by clicking below or can download it from the website. Dowsing & Geomancy? What are they? … GRAHAME GARDNER If you don’t know what Dowsing is, you should! And this week’s guest is … Continue reading The Farkas Files

Grahame Gardner & Susan Collins live webcast

To promote the forthcoming conference of the Canadian Society of Dowsers in Hamilton, Ontario on 25-27 May, Susan Collins and I shall be appearing live on ‘Liquid Lunch’ with Hugh Reilly on Friday 18 May at 5pm UK time (12 noon EST). Don’t miss this chance to see the current President of the British Society of Dowsers and Past President of the Canadian Society of Dowsers chatting live on web TV! If you missed us live, you can watch it here: Liquid Lunch 18 May 2012 Continue reading Grahame Gardner & Susan Collins live webcast

International Dowsing Day May 5

The British Society of Dowsers has proposed that 5 May (birthday of the late dowser Hamish Miller) be declared ‘International Dowsing Day’ as an annual event, with the aim of promoting dowsing to the public. Several local affiliated groups are planning events or site visits around the UK, and the idea has also been picked up enthusiastically by several international groups, including the Canadian Society of Dowsers, The American Society of Dowsers, and the Australian Society of Dowsers. In the UK, the Earth Singers group are planning to visit as many nodes of the Michael & Mary lines as possible … Continue reading International Dowsing Day May 5

Dowsing Belinus

The Belinus Line is a long-distance alignment, similar to the Michael Line, running the length of the UK from the Isle of Wight up to Inverhope on the north coast of Scotland, passing through Winchester, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, Dunfermline, Pitlochry and Lairg on the way. Like the Michael Line, it has twin male and female serpentine energy currents weaving around the straight line and connecting many ancient sites. Gary Biltcliffe has been researching this alignment for around 20 years now, and his book documenting his odyssey is almost completed. Have a look at his website for more information. Gary and … Continue reading Dowsing Belinus

“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 in harmony with the telluric energies”; or perhaps, “Geomancy is the art of designing and constructing spaces that enhance our connection to spirit”; but few people can understand what it’s about until you mention that it’s ‘like Western Feng-Shui’. Western geomancy is based on three … Continue reading “Is it like Feng-Shui?”

Dowsers hope more people will twig the ancient art

Dowsers hope more people will twig the ancient art. A very positive report on the British Society of Dowsers’ annual conference from Geoff Ward: A new scientific investigation into how dowsing works should help to raise the profile of the British Society of Dowsers, its annual conference heard Dowsing has moved a long way from the forked hazel twig and its traditional roots of water and minerals divining to tracing earth energies – its biggest growth area – improving health and well-being, locating archaeological remains and even to archaeo-astronomy. Two hundred aficionados of the rods and pendulum attended the British … Continue reading Dowsers hope more people will twig the ancient art