I am writing in reply to an invitation published in the December edition of the S. Australian Dowsing Club Magazine. I would have replied earlier but the delay may be advantageous to your members and to myself. First the Stonehenge exercise had proved to be most interesting, although the massive complex dominates and overwhelms one. I have visited same, in the company of too many, I’m afraid.
First I should introduce myself, I am 76 years of age, of no particular talent, a dowser of limited experience. My introduction to dowsing was when chasing telephone cables across North Yorkshire Moors more than 45 years ago. The detection equipment was best forgotten, some would work on lead covered cables, another set would work on plastic covered cables, none would work on either type. An old but highly skilled cable jointer taught me to use a length of 10lb copper conductor made into the usual rod (4” handle 12” rod). It was reliable and we used it to find pipes conduits U/G manholes etc, with no batteries to run flat or clips to break off, it was very reliable.
Many of the men never learned from it. The search equipment I’m afraid cured me of any trust in the Bishop’s Rule. One very strong and certain location of a lead covered cable on an airfield in Yorks proved to be quite a disappointment, the said cable had been stolen years before. In more recent years I have had some successes in map dowsing but I could never bring my self to have a go at map dowsing Stonehenge. The assault on the area by tunnelling under it really got to me. I do hope the authorities think again. About this time I read a book “Circles of Silence ”by Don Robins. On page 28 he writes of some dense orientation patterns at Stonehenge. Also, noting the skill of Guy Underwood.
The decision to dowse the map was to prove the most rewarding. First allow me to explain my procedure. I used my pendulum starting the top right hand corner then down to the bottom right hand corner. I was quite annoyed when the response was so positive and strong, clock and anti clock rotation of the pendulum never in doubt. Moving from bottom right hand corner to left hand corner then upward to top left hand corner. The last segment proved to be most interesting, no response at anytime. I noted it on the map.
Now the dotted or broken lines travelling approx. NS are somewhat different: the response is totally different from the previous ‘dartboard lines’. I can’t explain but first the pendulum did not rotate, it just swung backward and forward quite positive and with purpose. I have no idea what the pendulum is trying to tell me. It would be nice if some of your readers could let me know what they think.
J Kenyon, South Australia