The Eclipse in Cornwall

by Billy Gawn

I had the pleasure of experiencing the solar eclipse at an Oak Dragon Camp in the heart of Cornwall not far from Falmouth. I was there on the invitation of my good friends Sig Lonegren and Patrick MacManaway and my task was to teach dowsing to those present. My personal interest was to observe the effect of the total eclipse on the earth energies.

Due to the diversity of activity that took place on the site I had the opportunity to observe what effect it had as well. I was there about a full week before the eclipse date and on most days there was group activity in the form of circle dancing, chanting and ohming. All these had significant observable effects by making any detrimental energy that was present in the field disappear for a time. The success of this was dependent on the harmonies set up and the more in unison and in tune the greater and longer the effect.

Although these changes did not appear to be permanent I decided that in order to observe the possible effect of the eclipse on the surrounding energies, without disturbance, I should do this in another field a short distance from the camp site. About two days before the eclipse I surveyed this field and selected three different types of energy lines. These were an energy ley, an earth grid line and a detrimental energy line. The energy ley crossed the detrimental energy line at right angles at about one-third along its length which was about three hundred paces long. Due to the speed of the changes that eventually took place in the lines it was only possible to look in detail at the detrimental energy line during the period of the total eclipse.

I had with me some other dowsing friends who assisted me in observing these lines at intervals over the period leading up to the eclipse. Some minor changes were noted but these were compatible with what happens at the time leading up to the event of any new moon. On the eclipse day monitoring started at about 6.30 am and was repeated at half-hour intervals until about 10.00 am. After that dowsing took place more or less continuously.

From about 9.00 am we noted that the extreme bottom end of the line had begun to form two spirals, one to the left and one to the right and that these spirals were gradually increasing in size. This had the effect of the detrimental energy line curling up and shortening. This movement was only at the rate of about 1m every 15 minutes. About 10.30 am we noted that the other end of the line was also curling up and the spirals associated with it were now in the same field that we were in.

We were unfortunate in that the sky was cloudy and the sun was obscured so we were not able to see exactly how much of the sun was covered by the moon at any given time. At 10.45 am the speed of the contraction of both ends of the line was increased but still very slow. This continued to speed up a little until about two or three minutes before total eclipse. Then the increase in the retraction of the ends of the line and its curling up speeded up dramatically until it was at a quick walking pace about one minute before total eclipse to a fast sprinting pace for a few seconds before the darkness came. At total eclipse this detrimental energy line had formed a ball directly above the place where the energy ley intersected it. This was not at mid point on the detrimental energy line but about one third way from its termination point. This ball was about 4 feet in diameter and the bottom about 1 foot from the ground.

We continued to examine it during the total eclipse period of about two minutes. As the first ray of light illuminated the earth the ball of energy started to unroll and within a few seconds we were unable to run fast enough to keep up with its progress. Within one minute it was back to its original form of about 300 m long.

We were fortunate within a few minutes of the total eclipse ending to get a few glimpses of the sun in a crescent form. Visually the thing that surprised me was the fact that there was no great noticeable change in the intensity of light until about two or three minutes before the total eclipse and to within a few seconds of the first chink of the sun reappearing the level of light appeared to be back to normal.

Overall the observation of the eclipse, both visually and by dowsing was an interesting experience.

© 1999 W.A.Gawn & BSD EEG