CSD News Update: February 1, 2013 (Information, Connection and Referral within Our Dowsing Community)
Greetings to all on the Canadian Society of Dowsers’ e-mail information list! Our Board has been working hard to prepare educational events in 2013 that will benefit everyone, from beginning dowsers to seasoned masters.
Annual Convention: May 24-26, 2013, Belleville
Plans for our traditional Annual Convention are in process: now is the time to reserve the weekend of May 24-26, Friday through Sunday, on your calendar. The location will be Belleville. It’s much more fun to come with a carload than just by yourself. Who might come with you to explore the amazing possibilities that dowsing offers us all? Now is the time to start thinking about joining us. As always, the Board will keep costs as low as possible while providing an exciting and informative program.
Markham Event: Saturday, March 23, 2013 "Reaching for the 7th Dimension"
Meantime, however, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a one-day event on Saturday, March 23 in Markham, ON. A choice of three 3-hour workshops is available in the morning, starting at 9:30 am. In the afternoon, there will be three choices of speakers in each of two consecutive sessions. After supper, a special guest keynote speaker will present at 7 pm. Throughout the day, CSD members who sell dowsing supplies and offer private consultations will be available in a marketplace area. The attachments to this update will give you more details.
If you are able to participate for more than one part of the day, you will get the best value for your investment. Plan to attend for as much time as possible to benefit from the wisdom and experience of our presenters. Don’t forget that bringing others with you shares transportation costs as well as offering you an enjoyable chance to develop friendships and swap dowsing information en route.
Information about all the leaders and speakers for the Markham events is not yet complete, but updates will be posted regularly on our website – www.canadiandowsers.org. We will send you a follow-up e-mail as soon as all details are in place.
A Special Note about Costs
You will notice that it is much more economical to be a CSD member than a non-member. Increased CSD membership will allow us to expand the services that we offer, so we can interest more people in using their intuitive skills, and provide them with help in developing them through dowsing.
We’d love to have you try out CSD membership and save money in the process!
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The Canadian Society of Dowsers
This special day offers 12 informational forums as a means to explore the varied modalities available to achieve true wellness. The Conference offers 12 different presentations in the course of this 8 hour day. You can select the hourly sessions of most interest to you to learn more about each practitioner and their wellness specialty. These will be participatory, educational opportunities.
Angela Jones & Sarita Kahn - Chakra balancing with Gentle YOGA Asana Practice
This will be a fun, active, and experiential workshop combining Gentle YOGA practice with Chakra balancing. Volunteers in the group will have the opportunity to experience an individualized session tailored to your specific energetic needs (physical, emotional, intellectual) as a way for learning about this ancient system of mind-body care. You will leave understanding practical & simple exercises to maintain your own health and well-being.
Diana Moore- Soul Collaging
In this workshop we will create intention from beneath our consciousness using visuals, intuition, guided interpretation and the energy of the Celtic holy day of Samhain. This will be a playful, introspective and judgment-free experience that will give you a vision of what could manifest in your life during the coming year. Specifically we will choose images & pictures intuitively, arrange and attach onto poster board, examine the focus and message, and share. Bring images or magazines, if you like. Materials will be provided. In this workshop we will create intention from beneath our consciousness using visuals, intuition, guided interpretation and the energy of the Celtic holy day of Samhain. This will be a playful, introspective and judgment-free experience that will give you a vision of what could manifest in your life during the coming year. Specifically we will choose images & pictures intuitively, arrange and attach onto poster board, examine the focus and message, and share. Bring images or magazines, if you like. Materials will be provided. Diana is an interfaith minister, co-creator of sacred space and an on-going student and practitioner of Core Shamanism.
Janet Heartson - Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder and has since been refined by many practitioners. NLP can rapidly shift limited or stuck thinking. We only have our perceptions of reality. Perceptions that are given meaning and evaluated as important, unimportant, good, bad, dangerous, safe, etc., based on our subjective judgments and experiences. Simply put, we bring the past with us wherever we go. A simple example might be, if we had a traumatic experience, we might continue to see danger in places where there is none. (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) The automatic thoughts that get programmed into our brains are designed to protect us, but they can trap us too. NLP can be used to help people see that we have many choices in every situation. We are not stuck with the ones that were programmed into our brains in the past.
Corey Calaio - Meditation for Productivity and Achievement
Mediation is tailored for each individuals needs - we will explore sound, movement and guidance into the realm of deep relaxation to allow the self to grow towards our goals. Intuitive, Herbalist, Hypnotist and businesswoman Corey brings compassion and light hearted wit to her clients, readings, speaking engagements and classes.
Susan Rose - Herbs, Hologram and Heart- 7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Would you like to learn to use your body, mind and kitchen to improve your immunity? Learn to add what you need, subtract what doesn't serve you and multiply the strength of your natural immunity for optimum health. Susan Rose is a holistic therapist, master dowser and clairvoyant who shares her vast and intuitive knowledge base for healing and health. She is trained in natural health and hypnotherapy, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Energy Psychology, Holographic Memory Resolution and Educational Kinesiology.
Susan Brown & Judy Day- Ayurvedic Skin Care
Come talk with us and learn to apply the theories of Ayurveda to keep your skin vital, supple and ageless. Skin is an external indicator of what's happening internally. You will learn how to read your body's signs as well as simple daily practices to improve health from the inside out. You will also have the opportunity for the pure essence experience.
Amy Delventhal - Touch for Health I
In TFH we use muscle testing as a method of biofeedback to identify imbalances in the body's energy system. Using a holistic approach, we rebalance the body's energies and activate the body's intrinsic healing process so that the body can better heal itself.
Sarita Khan - Chromotherapy
The forgotten healing modality of using color to treat illness - An exploration of color and how it has been used to heal people from Ancient Greece to the present. During this 75 minute presentation, you will learn how color is an integral part of Energy Medicine and the Ayurvedic Chakra system. You will learn some simple and easy things you can do to incorporate the healing benefits of color and light into your everyday life.
Corey Calaio - Communicating with Those That Have Crossed Over
We are never alone, and we are loved and watched over. Corey will teach you the subtle messages we receive daily from beyond life. An Intuitive, Herbalist, Hypnotist and businesswoman, Corey brings compassion and light hearted with to her clients, readings, speaking engagements and classes.
Gavin Bendix - Healing in the New Age Energies
A discussion of the current energies, and the quantum field. We will form a healing circle with the angels to enhance meditation.
Holly Sherburn- Massage for Stress
Are you sore when you wake up in the morning or suffer from chronic pain? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, Holly is excited to share her insight on the benefits of massage.
During this 75 minute session, you will have the opportunity to learn why receiving massage can be beneficial to you. Through discussion on both self and partner massage as well as stretching techniques you will begin you to understand how to incorporate massage into body, mind and spirit on a regular basis.
Susan Brown- Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is offered as an option to end therapeutic sessions. Yoga Nidra is similar to a hypnotic state,engaging the mind between waking and sleeping allowing the release of stress & muscle pain.
Kevin O'Brien- Looking to the Future
We want this to be the community's Center. What do you want to learn and what do you have to offer?
Learn more at the Center for Collaborative Energies website
You are invited to join Ivan McBeth and Fearn Lickfield for workshops exploring the fascinating and transformative art of Geomancy. We hope to see you soon!
Sunday, Oct. 28th 4-6pm at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT.
Did you know that we are in a constant dialogue with your surroundings?. In this lively power point presentation, Ivan and Fearn will share their understanding of the different types of energies of place; how they affect us and how we can work cooperatively with them for mutual well being.
Aligning and divining with the powers of Earth for healing, co-creation and evolution.
Earth is changing and if we are to survive and thrive, we need to align and evolve with Her. Join us in this transformational workshop series to experience and connect with the vibrant energies of Earth. Learn to work cooperatively with the land to build sacred space, harmony, wisdom and healing.
4 Sundays 10-5
11/25, 12/9, 1/13, 1/27
contact Fearn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-505-8011
Sacred Space Handbook by Sig Lonegren is a massively revised report that Sig did for the ASD and for NEARA (the New England Antiquities Research Society) in mid-eighties.
It was a result of dowsers and others gathering information at over forty of the underground stone chambers that are found throughout New England and the Hudson River Valley, and was initially published by Paul Sevigny and ASD Book and Supply under the title Earth Mysteries Handbook: Holistic Non-Intrusive Data Gathering Techniques.
Sacred Space Handbook is an e/iBook that will help you gather information in sacred spaces including archaeoastronomy, sacred geometry, the Earth energies and other data. This will prepare you for the real work: experiencing the Spiritual Realms directly for yourself.
The following is an excerpt from a post written by our new friend Myrna who occupied the vendor table next to us at the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Summer Conference.
I was happy to see members of the Woodstock generation exchanging ideas and expertise with young members of the “Kalestock” generation at the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) annualsummer conference on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus last weekend.
NOFA also attracts a wide range of herbalists, healers, and homesteaders. The American Society of Dowsers booth (okay, so there’s an organization for everybody), which was right next to my Good Egg Marketing table, was mobbed all weekend. Their website defines dowsing as “the ancient practice of using simple tools to interpret the answers to questions you ask,” but most of us associate it with divining for water. After hearing dowsers explain how it works dozens of times over the course of the weekend, I’m still a skeptic, but their staff and volunteers were awfully nice.
I would like to announce my NEW Webinar Series on Dowsing/Divining. This series will be in two parts and will have a great deal of information for both the Beginner and the Expert Dowser. Each participant in the webinar course will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each series.
The first set will start Monday August 20st. The second set will be in October and will consist of an additional 4 Webinars.
This 7 part webinar series will start with the basics and build to the last Webinars in October which will conclude with Spiritual Dowsing. This Series will be a total of 7 one hour webinars, 3 on Tuesdays in August and September and 4 on Thursdays in October.
My webinars are not just going to be me behind my webcam lecturing like so many webinars out there. These will be professional produced by Dancing Hawks Productions and will include not only the lecture but they will be very dynamic with both Live Demonstrations and also Pre-Recorded Demonstrations of actual Dowsing. This will allow the Webinars to actually show you how Dowsing Works in the different areas of Dowsing. They should not only be very educational but also entertaining.
Also with the Live Webinars and the Recorded sessions there will be handouts and dowsing charts that will be able to be downloaded for your use. When you purchase the Webinar or the recording you will receive the link to the webinar and recording as well as a link to the handouts and charts.
The subject matter of the Webinars is as follows:
August 20 Monday 8:00PM “The Art and Science of Dowsing”
August 27 Monday 8:00 PM “How to Dowse and Get Answers”
September 10 Monday8:00 PM “Water Dowsing”
October 4 Thursday 8:00 PM “ Map and Chart Dowsing”
October 11 Thursday 8:00 PM “Dowsing Your Health”
October 18 Thursday 8:00 PM “ Dowsing Your Garden”
October 25 Thursday 8:00 PM “ Spiritual Dowsing”
Click this web site for more info and/or to sign up for the classes. http://dowsingwebinars.com
Trustee and Membership Committee Chair
American Society of Dowsers
Geomantica - the free web magazine of dowsing & geomancy, Earth mysteries, esoteric agriculture, building biology and Earthcare in Australasia and beyond.
Edited by Alanna Moore.
SANTA CRUZ -- The 29th annual West Coast Dowsing Conference settled into UC Santa Cruz on Friday and will remain through Tuesday, displaying myriad ways people have found to expand and apply an ancient divining technique perhaps best known as a way to discover groundwater.
Some at the conference portrayed dowsing as a way to discover health and contentment.
The American Society of Dowsers conference included a basic Dowsing School and a plethora of workshop topics -- more than 60 -- from earth acupuncture to dowsing in modern medicine to shamanic feng shui to alchemy to psychic protection.
The West Coast conference is held in Santa Cruz every other year, alternating with Flagstaff, Ariz., organizers said.
Sunday, Richard Tippett of Ertech Construction Management in Watsonville taught a workshop on using dowsing tools to improve business.
"There are a lot of practical uses for this stuff," he said. "It's been around for about 6,000 years. The joke is that Moses was a dowser."
Jody Healy of Soquel, who helped organize Sunday night's Fun Night, said she got involved with the conference when she visited with a friend.
Healy called dowsing an externalization of intuition, and said she uses it for things like choosing a doctor.
"It's a great conference; everyone learns a lot and has a great time," she said.
Robert Gandrup of Aromas taught a workshop about using numerology to help predict the post-2012 world.
Gandrup said his father and grandfather were traditional dowsers, scouting out well locations, but that he didn't realize all the applications until he began associating with other dowsers in the 1980s.
Now a business consultant, he said he likes to think of dowsing as "intuition on command."
It is a way to communicate with the subconscious, and can be used for everything from simple questions, like picking a meal at a restaurant, to much larger inquiries, he said.
He showed a dousing instrument, a kind of metal medallion on a string, that will gravitate toward an answer written on a piece of paper, for instance. Or a dish listed on a menu.
"It really can change your life," Gandrup said. "Anyone can do it and it can help anyone."
The conference included vendors selling books, tapes, labyrinths, herbs and other products.
Adhi Two Owls of Vermont was selling rattles and other items she created that are used by shamans.
Two Owls earned an art degree at the Kansas City Art Institute and began studying shamanic healing, particularly those using rattles, after beginning to focus her artwork on sacred objects.
She said shaman is a Mongolian word for someone who communicates with spirits, with use of an instrument that creates a trance-like state that allows them to travel through other dimensions. Often, it is used for community healing, she said.
Two Owls and others at the conference acknowledged that some dismiss their beliefs as hocus pocus.
"People always want to challenge you," she said. "Sometimes I rise to the occasion and sometimes I don't. Sometimes I think it's not my fight."
Alan Handelsman of Scottsdale, Ariz., was selling custom resonance tuners used to harmonize energy fields.
Handelsman began doing hypnotherapy in 2000, after finding cures for his stage fright and depression he suffered from as a professional musician, he said.
He said he first saw the tuner in action in 1978, when his flute teacher, Harold Bennett of New York, used it to harmonize instruments in a practice Bennett called homogenization.
"Some thought it was nuts and some swore by it," he said. "But mystery follows us all the time. I'm skeptical of people who think they can explain everything.
"And this helped me get straightened out, so I use what I've learned to help others."
Elizabeth Weedn of Houston said she has come to three annual conferences and Saturday taught a workshop that featured bending spoons and viewing auras. She said the Santa Cruz Mountains provide the perfect setting for the conference.
"I love it; it's just magical," Weedn said.
The American Society of Dowsers, Inc.
• Walk in the Redwoods
• Photograph orbs
• Earth Energy Walk
• Beginning or Advanced Dowsing/Divining/Scrying School Friday July 6th.
Master Dowser, Ed Stillman leads a team of expert dowsers to instruct beginning dowsing
Bette Epstein, Master hypnotherapist guides you into self-hypnosis with fun and laughter
Susan Collins enhances your dowsing skills with advanced techniques
Richard Feather Anderson will delight you with vast knowledge of Geomancy and Earth Acupuncture
• Special Workshops: Gisela Kroeger Hoffman, Gladys McCoy, Cha~zay, Peter Fairfield, Jean Slatter,
• Children are special and our future. A Unique, FREE Dowsing Mystery School for young dowsers (children and teens): Sacred Geometry, Learn to Dowse, Astrology, Faeries, Animal Communication and more….
• Walk Three Different Labyrinths
• Shop Explore the large vendor area and find unique items.
•Traditional bagpipe ceremony and circle dance.
• Evening Hospitality: Come and enjoy the Hospitality setting from 9-11PM each evening.
Network with others,
Watch the Raffle Deva Work and Win Prizes,
Enjoy Friendship, Food and Beverages.
Music and comedy light up the night.
Watch the ‘Man Dance’
Town Hall Meeting with ASD President Sandy Mac
Enjoy hiking the redwood trails and the ocean vistas. Go to the beach. Watch the sunset over the ocean.
Explore new topics and concepts, and enhance previous knowledge. Be a part of this unique family of kindred spirits.
Come with a group, or come by yourself. Once you experience this conference, you will want to come back again and again.
Visit www.dowserswestcoast.org to see the full schedule of events.
Visit www.dowserswestcoast.org/blog to see our blogsite and read posts by some of our members.
Come and join us! July 6th-10th, at UC Santa Cruz College Eight.
Bring a friend or friends and receive a discount and a hug! Call 408 238-0735 for all the details.
See you in Santa Cruz!