Saturday, 30 November 2013

The Arcane Art of Dowsing

November Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, November 26th
The Arcane Art of Dowsing
John Watson

Do you know anything about dowsing? Or perhaps you know it as water divining. Do you know the meaning of arcane? Maybe you already knew that dowsing isn't always for water! Well, over 60 of our Edenbridge U3A members know an awful lot more about it than they did before last Tuesday. 

Our third monthly talk in Edenbridge's Rikards Hall was given ably by John Watson on the subject of DOWSING. And fascinating it was! He started by telling us about this arcane art which few understand and which seems to have mysterious results with not so many explanations. His fluent and knowledgeable talk took us through the meaning of the art, the psychology behind it and even the practical aspect of becoming dowsers ourselves using an old wire coat hanger and a pair of pliers.

Using two members of the audience, he demonstrated how one part of the brain could talk to the other and how the arms of a dowser, holding simple home made dowsing rods, could be used as magnifiers to highlight the body's reaction to whatever the dowser might be searching for, whether it was for water, something precious or even those keys that had gone missing months ago. He shared his experience of many uears of dowsing and told us that there would even be a group from East Grinstead experimenting with the art in Edenbridge in the next few days.

He offered some theories and explanations of why it might work and was convincing in his enthusiasm that it really did work.

Thanks, John for a really enlightening talk!

Dowsing Rods from a wire coat hanger

Using the audience to demonstrate his point

The camera never lies!. Brian and Barry volunteered to help John with his demonstration but wanted to shoot the photographer when he caught them in this pose. 
Two good sports!

This is how it's done!

And this is the theory behind it!
Discussing the talk over a cup of tea and a slice of cake!

January Monthly Meeting
Tuesday 28th January 2014
2pm - 4pm

VSO Adventures in Guyana and Rwanda
Rickards Hall Edenbridge

Hear Stephen and Mary talk about their volunteering adventures with Voluntary Service Overseas 
in Guyana and Rwanda.

See you next month!