Saving Sighthill Stones

The Sighthill Stone Circle is a modern astronomically-aligned stone ring that was designed and built in 1979 under the direction of local astronomer and SF writer Duncan Lunan. It is situated in the centre of Glasgow right next to the M8 motorway, and is almost certainly the first astronomically-aligned circle built in Scotland for over 3000 years (I have blogged about it before here and here). When I first dowsed the circle many years ago, it looked pretty neglected and I was unable to dowse any earth energies of interest within it. All ancient stone rings (as well as many … Continue reading Saving Sighthill Stones

European Podcast Awards 2012

Once again, my podcast ‘Adventures in Dowsing’ that I produce for The British Society of Dowsers, has been nominated in the European Podcast Awards. In the 2011 awards, the show placed 8th in the UK non-profit category. It would be fantastic to do even better this year! If you enjoy listening to the show, please take a moment to show your appreciation by clicking on the picture below and voting for it. Thanks! Continue reading European Podcast Awards 2012

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

Solstice Blessings

Whatever your faith, religious, spiritual or cultural beliefs; the turning of the wheel at the dark of the year will carry some significance for you. This year has been particularly turbulent for many people around the globe, and it’s always good to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves at this time of year. War, natural disasters, famine and other upheavals continue to remind us what a fragile jewel our planet Earth is. It is easy to get depressed about the state of things, but it is harder to acknowledge that the best approach is for us to keep on … Continue reading Solstice Blessings

Word of the Week: Liminality

Liminality (from the Latin limen, meaning ‘a threshold’ – Wikipedia) denotes a state that is betwixt or between, a transition, border or threshold between different states of being, places or times. It is the middle ground between one thing and another, a place of limbo having qualities of both but being identified with neither. A liminal place has more likelihood of hosting a supernatural event, or it can provide the optimum conditions for an act of magic to propagate successfully, especially if the act is performed at a liminal time. Examples of liminal places include caves, bogs, springs, rivers, coastlines, … Continue reading Word of the Week: Liminality

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, a Scotsman, passed on Burn’s Night. Not exactly the patron saint’s day to be sure, but it’s probably more important to most Scots, both native and ex-pat, than St. Andrew’s day. Perhaps it’s just one of those curious cosmic coincidences that let you know there … Continue reading John Michell