by Billy Gawn
As most of you may know I have repeatedly put forward the case that stones at ancient sites correspond with the position of underground flows of water. From that it is easy to assume that all of the underground water found there was present before the stones were placed. I dealt with that to some degree in the article “Black Chicken, White Egg”, EEG Newsletter June 2001 from which I again quote. In this article I want to go further and consider what influences exist, other than geological, which determines the course that underground water takes.
There are locations in the open countryside, away from where ancient structures were built, where crossing points of large, deep underground flows exist. These are similar to the large underground water flows found where ancient structures can be seen. Therefore, it would be reasonable to assume that large flows at ancient structures were there prior to the construction. With smaller flows it may be different. To establish what may be the case it is necessary to look at numerous structures erected at a more recent date. There has been the suggestion, for some time, that objects placed on the surface of the ground can influence underground flows of water.
Sig Lonegren recorded one example of this in an article in the EEG newsletter, June 1988. It is about a labyrinth that had been recently constructed by Elizabeth Sulivan at Benton Castle on the south west coast of Wales.
I quote: “There are two stories of special interest concerning the construction and layout of this new sacred space. The first has to do with primary water. Elizabeth Sulivan is a good water dowser. She has dowsed wells for her farm on the estate. She dowsed the location of every kerbstone that makes the walls of her labyrinth. When she began. she dowsed the sloping lawn that she intended to use. At that time, there were no domes of water (blind springs) under that portion of her lawn. She just dowsed the best place to locate it.
“Bill Cooper, a retired Major General in the British Army and at that time President of the British Society of Dowsers, told me that one day he had been at Benton Castle for lunch and he found that there was a dome of water under her dining room table. He had dowsed the castle on previous visits, and there had been no domes under the castle. They both found the new dome, and it appeared to be moving slowly towards the labyrinth!
“The goal of a labyrinth is in the middle/centre of the labyrinth. The term ‘middle’ and ‘centre’ are not used because they can be confusing. Is the middle of the labyrinth half way in or at the end? Also, goals of labyrinths are not necessarily in the geometrical centre.
“When I arrived at Benton Castle, it was several weeks after Bill Cooper’s visit. I found the dome to be directly under the goal of Elizabeth’s labyrinth! This is not the first time this phenomenon has been observed. Marty Cain, a dowser and labyrinth builder in New England (USA) has been finding this for several years now. I am also hearing talk about this on the Internet. Labyrinths call in water? Apparently.”
Another example of a labyrinth attracting water towards itself was observed by myself, and others, at a parkland area near to Moulton, Northamptonshire. The local council had constructed this labyrinth shortly before my first visit. Checking on that occasion, through dowsing, showed that no blind spring was present in the area taken up by the labyrinth. However, there was one several metres to one side of it. I visited the park about six months later and found that this blind spring had moved close to, but not quite, at the goal of the labyrinth. When I visited several months later the blind spring had not moved further but remained in the same location. Not only had the blind spring moved but the small underground flow that fed it had also moved.
This encouraged me to widen my research and look at what effect structures generally have on underground flows of water. One of the early examples I found was on the Lancashire moors, miles from anywhere. I observed, in the distance, what looked like a standing stone with a blind spring beneath it. When I got close I found it was a pile of single stones, one on the top of the other, providing a marker on one of the few footpaths that crossed the moor. When I dowsed around it I found that, indeed, underneath it was a small blind spring. Further dowsing revealed that a small flow appeared to have been diverted in a loop from a larger flow a few paces away to pass beneath the cairn, form the blind spring, and flow on to rejoin the parent stream about twenty paces further on. Dowsing around other things like gate pillars, random boulders on hillsides, electric pylons show that a large percentage of them have small underground flows of water underneath and many have blind springs as well. There is similar evidence, as I described above, to show that these structures and objects have diverted a small flow away from a larger flow nearby. It would appear that the only restriction on this occurring, when any object of a significant size is placed on the surface of the earth, is the geology and the presence, or otherwise, of porous rock structure or fractures.
Therefore, it is not safe to assume that smaller flows of water, that can be found at ancient structures, or any object, were there before the structure was put in place. It may be that some were, but it may also be so that some of them were caused to be in the position in which they are found by the influence of the structure.
What is that influence? It would be tempting to suggest that it is either magnetic in nature or gravitational pull. I would lean towards the latter of the two because this force of attraction seems to exist in all matter, whether it is magnetic or not. In very small pieces of matter the force is so limited that it would not have any noticeable effect on anything else such as underground water. However, it is possible that some effect does occur at a subtle level. Also, we know very well the effect of the gravitational pull of the moon on the earth. Not only have we the ocean tides but the lesser-known land tides as well. The result of this gravitational pull is obvious to all due to the continuous movement of the earth and the moon and the ever-changing circumstances that this brings about. If the relative positions of the sun and moon were the same, the effect of the gravitational pull of the moon would pass almost unnoticed.
Newton held that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force that is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. This was subsequently modified by Einstein but the theory that every particle attracts every other particle still hold good. The weak gravitational forces that exist in small to medium sized objects could only realistically affect another mass that is easily moved. The most easily moved would be mass in liquid form and underground water is the most common of these.
Does this force of attraction display itself evenly around an object or are there specific areas or lines of concentration? I can only relate my observations through dowsing. These are: in most cases this force of attraction displays itself as straight lines, hereafter called ‘lines of attraction’; there can be several lines of attraction from one object; they are observable over a significant distance from the object. The distance that they travel would appear to be proportional to the mass. I established, through measurement, that there a critical ratio of height to base measurement before these lines appear. That ratio is: height = 0.055 of breadth. Therefore, anything with a base measurement of 1m. across, the critical height before any lines of attraction appear is 55 mm. This ratio is interesting in another way. If 1m is taken as the radius of a circle and 55 mm as part of the circumference and we calculate the length of one degree of arc it is found to be 17.453294 mm. When that is multiplied by 3.1416 degrees, the answer is 54.83 mm. Very close to 55 mm as measured. Therefore, the critical angle is almost similar to the value of pi, 3.141593.
When this is applied, not to objects, but to the landscape as a whole, I find that all topographical features, hills and valleys alike, have associated with them centres of lines of attraction. Centres, or hubs, of lines of attraction are not found on level or very slightly undulating ground. It is only when the angle of incline is above the critical angle of 3.141593 degrees that they occur. Lines of attraction from topographical features, even of moderate size, extend for a considerable distance of many miles. I have not been able to determine as to where they end. The result of this is that there are many of these lines criss-crossing the countryside. I described, above, how small to moderate sized structures appeared to attract and divert small flows of underground water. If that is so, then it is possible that these lines of attraction caused by large ranges of hills and valleys could attract and divert much larger flows of underground water. Again, as with the smaller flows, the geology of the earth at that particular place must be such to allow the diversion to take place. I believe that it is this force that brought about the unique arrangements of underground water that caused our ancestors to build megalithic structures where they did.
© 2002 Billy Gawn & BSD EEG