Druids use rock and magnets to stop road accidents

Druids use rock and magnets to stop road accidents ¦Metro.co.uk. I heard of this story a few years ago, when ‘druids’ placed quartz pillars on either side of a road in Austria to reduce accidents at a notorious black spot. Now it seems to have surfaced a bit more publicly if this story in the Metro is anything to go by (it also appeared in other papers). Needless to say, this is the sort of earth healing that many dowsers and geomancers do all the time – you don’t have to be a Druid! Although maybe the robes help…? Grahame … Continue reading Druids use rock and magnets to stop road accidents

The Bones of Kentigern

As you’ll have guessed from my recent posts on ‘The De’il’s Plantin’, I seem to be in resonance with the Glasgow Network of Aligned Sites just now, as there have been several correspondences since the start of the year. Back in January, I spent a day in the company of Dai Vaughan, a fellow dowser and member of the West of Scotland local group. Dai is a poet and artist, and has been researching something of the history of Glasgow’s patron saint, St. Mungo, also called Kentigern. It seems that the tomb of the saint in the crypt of Glasgow … Continue reading The Bones of Kentigern

A scientist convinced about dowsing

Sandy McKenzie sent me this link to a fascinating YouTube video on the Scientific & Medical Network website. It is a talk given by the late psychoanalyst Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, author of Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism and the Extraordinary Powers of the Human Mind, in which she relates how she came to consult a dowser in 2003, in a last-ditch attempt to locate the whereabouts of her daughter’s harp, which had been stolen from a theatre before her concert. She refers to ‘the gorilla’ in the talk – this is a reference to the famous psychology perception experiment in which … Continue reading A scientist convinced about dowsing

The De’il’s Plantin – reloaded

I spent a few hours this afternoon revisiting my Google Earth placemark of the Glasgow Network of Aligned Sites. When I originally started plotting Harry Bell’s sites I had a lot of difficulty due to the low resolution photo coverage in Google Earth at the time. This resulted in a degree of confusion, particularly in the Castlemilk and Carmunnock areas, where sites were misplaced and a couple of alignments omitted completely as I just couldn’t pin things down accurately enough. However, the photographic coverage has improved immensely in the last year or two, and so I managed to resolve my … Continue reading The De’il’s Plantin – reloaded

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