I went to a drill that’s being done near here last week – such a nice man – the one in charge dowsed himself – but only for water – and not depth or flow per minute. I rashly gave him my idea on all three – so I want to go back next week to see if I was on target!!! I was offered a can of beer – I regretted I couldn’t accept!! I was delighted to hear later I’d got the right depth and flow. It’s so good to have something I can check on whether I’m right or not.

 I saw an article asking for ‘divine intervention’ to help find a spring in the zoo so I got a copy of a map of the zoo with contours and did a mass of work on it and made an appt with the manager of the zoo. Having arrived at 10.45 we left at 5 p.m. deadened. It was made doubly difficult that half my plan of streams ran through ‘cages’ of animals etc. and the place was seething with visitors…


[and later in another letter]

Certainly no one could have done it that didn’t map dowse – what with piped water, storm water, sewage drains, and 2 springs/streams (which I was looking for) – not to mention the animals – it wasn’t easy… I was surprised I’d got so tired until I read a book that said dowsing was a very big strain and you shouldn’t do it for too long and too often.

 I was glad to have a phone call from an architect I did a dowse for last year… I’d feared my last effort must have overstepped the mark, I got very enthusiastic and put in a lot of unnecessary information, including a line that went across a field I couldn’t make out until X (who doesn’t believe a word of it!) suggested it was an electric fence – which I believe it was – though it could have been a remanence (lovely word!) [From Wikipedia: Remanence … is the magnetization left behind in a ferromagnetic material (such as iron) after an external magnetic field is removed.]

I’m right into this dowsing business and wonder if you have water under your bed? You said there was a lot round the houses. If you draw the layout of your house and where your bed is placed it is possible it happens to be over water and that is what’s causing your sinus trouble and by just moving your bed you’d be a renewed woman!! Please mark North etc. It’s not a joke honestly – masses of research has been done to prove it.

I wanted to dowse the boys’ room and found X was over water and Y was apparently all clear, which surprised me when I saw the TV in the sitting room was near his wall, but their mum found X had unplugged the TV, and, when I re-dowsed it, it was positive.

Special skills

Do remember to send me a diagram of your house so I can dowse it for you. It seems to be good for us and especially our friend X… I think when I last wrote I was waiting to hear the result of the drill being done nearby; I went down complete with cans of beer to celebrate only to find X had decided he shouldn’t put on another 10 ft pipe to bring it up to the depth I reckoned he would strike an aquifer and water in vast quantities. He was disappointed too as he was sure I was right. As he’d already gone 3 metres more than he’d been instructed to go I can see his predicament. However, he was happy for me to go and try out the next well which won’t be for a month or more.


giving light

I’ve attended a course in this Mahikari I mentioned in the last letter and can now ‘give light’ – it still seems remarkable but anyway. But it seems to attract people who neet it.

My jaunt to dowse a section was interesting. I’d said I had no qualifications, and he assured me it was whether you had it or not that mattered! We marched round this dreary section, which had been covered over with tarmac and used as a car park, and the council had a competition going for the best building that could go on it… It came out very odd, and I suspect there was an old cess pit and a large soakaway, it was over a swamp, in a gully, I think the person who said it was not fit for habitation would win any competition. Then I got a very strong reaction at one point… and since coming home and trying to make sense of it, I got a book (the only one they had!) from the library, which told me all the things I didn’t know… I think the council had cut off all the old pipes which are now holding polluted water, and the big cess pit and soakaway the same, and there is one new pipe right down the new boundary not quite as deep as the old one, so now I wait hopefully! – shall be told how wrong or not I was.

I didn’t realise you needed another licence [for a motorbike] as I imagined that you had a full driving licence, but I suppose that sort of thing went out after the war or some time ages ago and one takes it in bits now? I still rejoice that I can drive a tractor or a heavy van or something (all without taking one at all and I would undoubtedly fail a test!!) What this elderly lady does about turning round on a push bike and signalling and so forth is extremely vague – I usually try to turn round – find I am a bit bad at twiddling my neck/shoulders – take a hasty glance and not really see anything and then stick out a wavering hand and proceed rapidly across the main road to the safety of the lane. Alternatively I suddenly hop off at the crossing and run across at my fastest speed as cars zoom up a hill quite blind and suddenly appear ready to run me down.

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