Towers of Power

by Alanna Moore

Towers of Power are paramagnetic antennas which collect and focus beneficial cosmic energies and direct them into the surrounding soil.  The circular paramagnetic energy field around them stimulates biological processes in the vicinity, enhancing the health, vitality and well-being of plants and animals.  Topsoil production is accelerated and bumper crops are the result.  Plants have increased sugar levels, which makes them taste sweeter, whilst they become more resilient, and less pest and frost prone.  Up to one hundred acres of coverage has been observed (on a wheat farm on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia) with one large Power Tower.

Towers of Power make an ideal adjunct to organic farming and gardening systems.  They are easy and inexpensive to construct, although as experimental technology there are no guarantees about the outcome.

The American professor Phil Callahan PhD has been investigating the round towers of Ireland for several decades.  The local Irish farmers, he discovered, appreciate them for their fertile surroundings.  He observed farmers ferrying their cows in row boats to Devenish Island so they could eat the lush grass growing around the tower there.  Constructed of paramagnetic stone (stone which is weakly attracted to a magnet), these ancient towers act like giant magnetic antennae, drawing down energies beneficial to soil, says Callahan, well-known for his studies of insect ‘antennae’.  Soils around round towers are highly paramagnetic and enjoy great fertility.

Callahan believes that the Irish towers act as wave-guides or aerials for the extra-low-frequency (ELF) radiation from high above the Earth (schumann radiation) and the sun.  Vital to our health, ELF waves are able to penetrate water and soil unlike higher frequencies of radiation.  To amplify incoming ELF, towers must be paramagnetic, and the effect is enhanced even more when paramagnetic and diamagnetic (i.e. weakly repelled by a magnet) materials are sandwiched together.  The Irish towers, often made from granite or basalt stone with wooden floors, were perfect for the task.

Some early Towers, developed by American Jerry Fridenstine are positioned on Earth energy points to act as Earth acupuncture needles, drawing down the beneficial energies into the soil. Their reported effects are to assist the percolation of water into the soil and reduce its evaporation, therefore extending the growing season; and to improve microbial activity, helping topsoil to build more rapidly.

John Quackenboss of Virginia, USA, developed similar towers.  In 1986 he erected a 6′ high terracotta pipe of 12″ diameter filled with basalt gravel; 5 pipes covered 1000 acres.  He capped the pipes with a cone of concrete, made with basalt gravel and coated in crushed basalt, bringing the total height to 2m.  After 6 weeks good effects were observed.  The farm enjoyed increased crop yields, despite drought conditions. Properties with such Towers reported higher rainfall and less moisture evaporation.  There are now hundreds of such Towers on Australian farms.

A Tower that I constructed in Wanneroo, Western Australia, on a 7 acre market garden would send ‘tingles down the spine’ of farmer Gary de Piazzi whenever he passed by.  “Cropping on the sandy coastal plain is a bit like hydroponics, because of the lack of most nutrients there“, says Gary, who wanted to reduce dependence on chemical inputs, especially in the winter wet season, when moulds develop quickly in vegetables.  After the Tower went up in 1994, at a carefully selected position, and he had spread paramagnetic rock dust all over the cropping land, the next winter was particularly wet, with Perth’s main Mundaring dam spilling over.  But Gary didn’t need to use fungicide and his vegetables were more robust than ever.

In August 2000 I traveled to South Australia to study some of the many Towers that have been built there. The Towers were constructed with a view to enhance crop growth and improve soil moisture.  Imagine my disappointment when, together with English dowser Tom Graves and Dean Gentilin of Port Lincoln, I traveled around the southern Eyre Peninsula to check out several large farms with massive concrete Towers, only to find out that most of them were not working as expected.  The farmers were pretty much unhappy with them too.

What could have gone wrong?

I have found eight areas where problems could arise with Towers, that could account for the lack of useful effects and worse.  There may well be other factors involved.  Unless these problems are brought out into the open and freely discussed, it will be difficult to make progress with these new technologies.  If people are building useless Towers then the whole field of geomancy is brought into disrepute especially as a dowser/geomancer dowses for the correct location.  So I feel it is important to work out what may be going wrong.

1.         Inappropriate materials or construction?

Professor Callahan defined the Irish Round Towers as “silicone rich semi-conductors” of cosmic energies.  The Towers I saw in South Australia had varying degrees of metal in their construction and gave varying results.  Perhaps the substitution of Callahan’s original assertion with a metallic conductor is going off track? Also, sometimes the specifications of construction were not always followed by the farmers who built them.  And were the metal or concrete caps that I saw at the most appropriate angle?  Dowsing can be of assistance here.

2.         Wrong energy point?

The criteria espoused by Callahan in relation to citing Towers of Power, all point to the requirement of placing them on a downward earth energy vortex, so that solar energies are brought down from above and go down into the earth.  This traditional placement was confirmed by my own dowsing at 16 Irish Towers in April 2000 ­where the underground water line crossings and springs all had a downward vortex at the centre of each Irish Tower.

All the Towers seen in S.A. were located on energy line crossings, but these were not necessarily water lines.  The crossing points that had a downward vortex associated with them were in the minority.  All the Power Towers located over the downward vortex were beneficially effective in some degree, or at the worst, just non-effective.

The quality of the energy emanating from Towers located over a positive vortex was quite different, at worst it made you feel sick.  Often the pendulum described an unusual star/flower patterned elliptical rotation in response to the energy field of the upward vortex another indication of the difference in quality.

3.         Inappropriate location?

Some of the Tower locations just seemed to be plainly inappropriate.  For instance one was observed in the middle of a wetland area, adjacent to a barley field over a metal fence. The owner was happy with the crop in that paddock (although rain had been good).  But approaching the Tower in the swamp, cited over an upward vortex, one felt sick in the stomach.

I don’t think any sensible dowsing protocol was applied in this case such as the : “May I, Should I, Can I?” permission sequence.  I usually get a ‘no’ if asking about the appropriateness of placing a Tower in amongst established trees, as this one was.  It would seem to be unnecessary in any case, especially if Towers are a substitute for trees, as some people assert.

4.         Wrong motivation?

The motivations underlying the citing and design of the Power Towers could possibly be warping the effectiveness of them.  Originally they were associated with places of great sanctity and learning in Ireland.  Could profit-making incentives (with dowsing consultants sometimes charging ‘like a wounded bull’ for siting and design) counteract the good energy one would hope to expect from them?

5.         Geological interference?

One large Tower, on a hilltop on the Eyre Peninsula with a commanding view, had a lovely, peaceful energy field around it.  The owners liked to go there and meditate regularly.  Positioned over the necessary downward vortex it seemed to hold much promise, yet not far out from it the energy field petered away to nothing.

What was causing this?  It seemed fairly obvious when I studied what was happening on the ground.  At the point where the energy field petered out was where a belt of limestone started up and there was limestone all over the rest of the paddock around the little hill.  Being a highly diamagnetic stone, I can only conclude that the paramagnetic field of the Tower was cancelled out by the large amount of diamagnetic limestone present.

The answer to this problem is, of course, to spread paramagnetic rock dust over the paddock, and this is always recommended to maximise the efficiency of the Tower.  Of course it’s a lot harder to do than just build a Tower, which some people may expect to give a ‘quick fix’ to their crops.  Unfortunately the Eyre Peninsula doesn’t have gravel crushing quarries where suitable rock dust is cheaply available.

6.         Minor disturbances

Occasionally there are minor energy disturbances associated with Tower building.  On some occasions some of the people who are helping the Tower go up start to feel sick, in the stomach mainly, however this usually is gone the next day.  I put it down to the massive subtle energy changes stirring people up, so it’s not a big problem.

I am also aware that in some cases in my experience, plants and animals have rapidly died after the Tower was constructed.  I put this down to the fact that the trees in question were already sick and the process was speeded up by the Tower.  Imagine a bacterial infection, for instance: the bacteria would be powering in the new energy field.  In Hahndorf, a poor old dog with cancer that had been lingering and suffering for several weeks was dead in a few days after the Tower went up there.  I would think that a good result.

7.         Fence line interference?

I have found that the area of Tower effectiveness is greatly reduced by metal fencing, which seems to ‘interrupt the energies’, as dowser TC Lethbridge would put it. 

While some disagree with this idea, it was verified by Brett Siegert, on his wheat/sheep farm on the Eyre Peninsula.  Brett was getting good results, with increased wheat yields from just one of his three Towers, which was located over a downward vortex and very close to the fence line.  He told me that beyond the fence line in the next paddock the wheat and pastures are never as good as the Tower paddock.

8.         Ethics and ownership?

The ethics of ownership come into this question also.  Should it be our intention to send an energy field over a large area, into the fields and homes of our neighbours?  Some claim that their Towers are capable of this.  But is this ethical?  I think not.  I think it fortunate that the typical metal fence line of our boundaries is probably going to contain the energy field we are creating with the Tower.

This question is particularly relevant when we intend to tune the energy field of the Tower to only be of benefit to certain crops.  It might even antagonise other plants.  Some people have even thought about broadcasting pesticides via their Tower.

If a Tower was transmitting ‘bad’ energy beyond our boundaries, what then?  As I’m told that one S.A. Tower had the effect of making the grape vines it was supposed to be enhancing sicken, such an effect could have serious consequences.  One could perhaps even be sued by the neighbours!  So I reckon the idea of owning the energies we are responsible for and keeping them neatly within our boundaries is very important.

I have heard of a S.A. farmer who is, in fact, in the process of suing the person who designed and located a Power Tower for them that has had no discernible effects on their crops.  They paid out a hefty fee for the service and, understandably, want to get their money back.  The credibility and respectability of all geomancers is compromised if too much of this sort of thing happens.


The truth is that this is an experimental technology that has not yet been fully understood or scientifically verified in any way.  That said, there are farmers who are getting good results from appropriately positioned, appropriately constructed Towers.  We have a long way to go before we understand all the nuances, but there is no doubt that dowsing has much to add to this vital stone age farming ‘technology’.

© 2002 Alanna Moore & BSD EEG