The Toronto Dowsers
The Toronto Chapter of the  Canadian Society of Dowsers
welcomes you to our next meeting,
February 20th, 2002
Gathering, Socializing, Registration,  at 6:45 p.m., Program to begin at 7:15 p.m.
St. Leonard's Anglican Church - 25 Wanless Avenue
2 short blocks North of Lawrence, 1/4 block East of Yonge Street
This is a 3 minute walk from the (Lawrence) subway
Please do not wear Scents of any sort to our meeting.  Dowsers are high sensitive people.
These meetings are open to anyone who is interested in learning how to dowse, or becoming a better dowser.   You do not need to be a member of the CSD.  Your dowsing will improve merely by attending our meetings.   Dowsing is a form of energy.  This kind of energy is caught, not taught.
Our meetings will include activities to practice your dowsing and guest speakers who will share their experiences and teach you new skills.   You will have a chance to meet others who you can help or who can help you.  One of the best parts of these groups is meeting synergistic people.
Requested donation (to cover costs):
                        $5 per meeting for Toronto chapter members
                        $7 per meeting for non members of the Toronto chapter
                        $20 per year for membership in the Toronto chapter
If you can not afford this donation, please make arrangements with us before the meeting.
Do come and have fun,  grow with us and enjoy the energy.
Questions?  Contact:   Marilyn Gang     (416) 322 - 0363   (9:30-9:30)
Check out the CSD web site at:
Check out the Toronto web site and our past newsletters at:

Post on your refrigerator:   TORONTO DOWSERS -  2002
 2002 - WEDNESDAYs
Feb 20th  << THIRD Wednesday >>  March 20th
April 10th        May 8th        June 12th

JUNE 12TH:            TBA


Registration Procedures: When you come to our meetings we ask you to register which means writing down your name and/or full contact information.  In case you were wondering, I do use this information.  I use this for planning, and to ensure that you are getting your newsletter.  So please do write your name so I can read it.  If you have been at a meeting before, we just ask that you sign in your name --- legibly.  Thank you.

Library:   Several people have not returned the items they borrowed.   We asked if you wanted to be contacted a week before the meeting to remind you to return your items, but the response was divided.  We set up the borrowing terms to be 1 item per person, a 1 month borrowing period.  We did it this way because at the current time, our inventory, while high in quality is somewhat low in quantity.  Please respect us, one another, the items and yourselves by taking out items, going through them and returning them in good shape and on time.  If you have trouble returning them on time see if someone else will return it for you.  (and, see below for questions)

A creative Dowser: Susan McNeill is the Vice President of the Boston Chapter of the ASD and a highly successful well dowser.   She painted an extraordinary labyrinth that she created on her driveway and I passed around pictures of this.  You can find it on the web at:

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Thanks to frequent requests and lots of support, The Toronto Dowsers is proud to announce that we are sponsoring a trip to Toronto by Raymon Grace in March.

(1)   Raymon will be a guest speaker at the Total Health Show sponsored by the Consumer Health Organization, at the Toronto Convention Center, March 16 & 17.  He will have a booth and he will give 2 talks and be on the panel which discusses Energy Healing.   For more information, check out:  The Total Health Show is an annual show where thousands of people pass through.  Raymon's books and tapes will be for sale there.

(2)   Raymon will be the guest speaker at our March meeting:  March 20th.

(3)   Raymon will be giving a week-end workshop March 23-24th, 25th at the Mohawk Inn, which is just east of Guelph.   See workshop details a little later on.


(1)   To better prepare us for "Raymon's Month" and to boost our dowsing, Larry Huszczo will be our February (20th) speaker.  (See below)
(2)   The March 23rd weekend workshop is  limited to 80 people.   Over 400 interested people in Ontario, Quebec, New York, Ohio, Michigan, etc., will shortly be contacted for this event.   Registration will remain open first for paid up members of the Toronto Dowsers until February 9th.
(3)   We could use assistance at the booth at the Total Health show.  If you would like to volunteer for a 2 hour shift at the booth, please contact me.  Let me know if it is best for you to volunteer in the morning, afternoon or evening.  The show is open  9-9.  We will dowse to see how the schedule works best.  Please note that there is an entrance fee for the show and we can not reimburse you for any part of that fee.
(5)  For more information about the workshop:
(6)  To register for the workshop:


Dowsing Buddies is a way for you to practice your dowsing more often, and to do it with people who live near you and/or share your dowsing interests.

On the wall of the room is a chart showing a map of Toronto, sectioned off by numbers.  Each number corresponds to a geographical area of Toronto.  Take a yellow sticky and write the number that corresponds to the area that you live in on the sticky.  Put the sticky on your name tag.

On the wall of the room is a chart with certain areas of dowsing interest.  Each area of interest is represented by a letter.  Take a yellow sticky and write the letter of your area(s) of interest in the sticky.  Put the sticky on your name tag.

A = Animals                                                 G = Gardening, Plants
E = Earth Energies, Geopathic Stress              H = Health, Personal Well Being
M = Map dowsing, Lost people, Pets               N = eNergetic, Emotional Clearing
P = Planetary,world,neighborhood healing       R = Raymon's Techniques
T = Treasure, Minerals, Gas, Oil                     W = Water, Noxious energies
Look for other people with similar letters / numbers.  Start to get to know one another.


One of the most important projects that Raymon is working on is cleaning up the water.  And, doing this of course, through dowsing.  Raymon Grace says "I can tell you in six words how to clean up the waters of our planet."  Using the [simple] -- and it's always simple once you know how to do it, right? --- techniques Raymon taught us:

"Scramble the frequency of the pollutants."
This is something just one person did and Raymon shows us we can ALL do it:

> To: "R GRACE"
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 8:22 PM
> Subject: water
>  Hi Raymon,
>  I wanted to let you know that I took a water sample from my kitchen tap, from my well and  had
>  it tested.  It has improved greatly.  Nitrates were at 14 now they are at 6. The TDS was 1200
>  today they are at 800.  I am impressed. They did not really want to believe that it was not from my
>  filtered system.  The hardness was 9 and today was at 4.  This is fantastic!  I must say this
>  stretches my belief system too.  I believe that things can change but the water quality
>  seems almost too good to be true.   Since the water is constantly being used, will the quality
>  stay improved? Could it be improved more?  My well is not that deep, and with the rains it
>  usually gets worse.

I am looking for 3 volunteers who will do this by the time Raymon comes to Toronto:
If you have a house --- it's best if you have a well --- if you don't have a well and want to do this:  Call me!
1)  Get your water tested
2)  Clean the water using the scrambling techniques
3)  Get your water re-tested
4)  Show us your results

I get water at:  Water Source, 2070 Avenue Road (a couple blocks south of the 401)
416-440-4252  ---  and they test water for about $60.


                TOPIC:                      PRACTICE    PRACTICE     PRACTICE

Date:                     Saturday:  Either:   February  23rd    or March 2nd
Location & Price:      To be Announced

Raymon wants us to be up to speed for him for when he comes to give his workshop so Larry will help us prepare even more after his talk on February 20th.  We will really "ground in" what we have learned so far so we can go "to the next step" with Raymon.

We will   PRACTICE    PRACTICE     PRACTICE     the techniques.  Because, as we all know, we really ain't practicing all that much now, right?    Here's our chance to practice with a master!

And your questions will be answered as to what is blocking --- interfering with ---  YOUR dowsing!

Let me know if you are interested in the workshop and I'll let you
know as soon as we have the details.


To have a bit of a stretch and set good energy for ourselves, we did a yoga posture known as "Mountain".  It could not be easier:      Stand up  ---   Feet about hip width apart  ---  Hands are down at your sides  ---   Slowly raise your arms so your palms are facing one another about head width apart.  Eyes closed   ---  Stand like that for awhile, connecting your feet to the roots of the earth and your hands to the heavens.  Grounding.  Centering.  Calming.  Connecting.  ---   Slowly bring your arms down.   Open your eyes.


I told you I would show you some new dowsing tools and did so.  Here is a technique that I got from Joan De New and had some fun with you with:

"If you want to get a new dowsing tool that doesn't cost anything, raise your hand."  (most people raised their hand)
"Now, look at that hand"  (People looked at their hand/arm)
"That's your new dowsing tool."  (Ha ha ha ha ha ha --- says Marilyn)

When you stand up and you move your hips slightly to one side (to get them out of the way so you arm can swing down freely), ask your dowsing system a yes/no question.  Your arm will swing in the direction of your dowsing yes/no answer!!!  Your arm is your new dowsing tool!  Yes, it does work!   We can use to learn different body parts as dowsing tools, and, become more attuned to our bodies and what it is telling us.

Dan Wilson, an erudite and experienced dowser from the UK has been an invaluable resource over the years.  Dan suggests:   "Finding your body response: ask your question and just remain alert to any noticeable sensation or body part twitch or movement. You may get a sensation of cold or hot or a breeze, but more than 50% of people have a hand reaction of some kind - two fingers moving apart or together, or a clenching or opening.

Hand-jab:   Ask your question and thrust your right or left hand down sharply as though trapping a bouncing tennis ball. The hand closing spontaneously means "no", opening out, "yes".

Wrist twist:   Reach out with either hand as though about to shake hands with someone. Ask question. Hand twists clockwise = yes; anti clockwise = no.

Tongue rub:  Run your tongue over the roof of your mouth and ask your question. Rough = yes.  THANK YOU DAN!

When I'm in a market and want to know if an item is for me I hold it next to my solar plexus (some people hold it near their thymus gland area).  If the body automatically sways slightly forward, it is for me.  If I sway slightly backwards, it is not for me.

Here's a method using EYE BLINKS from Barbara B. From Connecticut:  "When I was in the hospital, there were many times when I wanted dowsing input, especially when I was being pressured to consent to procedures I suspected were not safe for my body.  I wanted to consult the body wisdom and couldn't listen to myself with when the white coats were standing beside my bed talking to me.  However, I have plenty of experience of dowsing while others are around, so that was do-able.  What wasn't do-able was pulling out a pendulum, or hiding my hands for finger testing.  So I tried the eyeballing method that I first learned about from DDers.  It worked like a charm.  One blink for YES, no blinks for NO.

And, might I add, what a comfort to have that connection remain possible in a time of such need.  One blink, why yes, that blood test is worth the blood loss.  No blinks, no, thanks, no blood test for me.  One blink, of course I'll try taking your pill.  No blinks, well, I'll only try one quarter of a pill at a time and nothing more.  My body and my mind were so, so grateful for the safety zone made possible by that eyeballing dowsing.

For those of you who weren't around when the eye blink was taught, it's quite simple.  Pose the question.  Let your eyes respond instead of your dowsing tool.  You can set up your own system  -- one blink is YES, no blinks or two blinks is NO.  It's amazing how the involuntary reaction occurs right there inside your face.

THEN!!!!   There is the method learned from FLORENCE HORN, of NYC, who teaches "DOWSING FOR YOUR SOUL MATE" at the ASD Conventions.  Remember the "Stick Pad Dowsing" we learned from Margaret Ball?   This is similar.  Florence tells us that there is an acupuncture point on the pad of your thumb, that, if you RUB IT ON A SMOOTH SURFACE it ACCESSES YOUR MIND (not your brain)  and PUTS IT IN TO A RELAXED --- or ALPHA state.  Hence:  Worry beads, Rosary, Mala.  I passed out smooth stones to several people (I call mine "Wilson" after the "Wilson" character in Tom Hank's movie "Castaway".  I like it, it gives me comfort, and I don't want to lose it.)  I WILL HAVE MORE "WILSONs" AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING.  So if you rub your thumb on a smooth surface, ask your question, if it is "yes" it remains smooth, if it is "no", it sticks.

(The Tape)  Setting the Stage --- with:  The Ishaya's

Prior to getting right in to the discussion about Ethics, I wanted to set the stage with something that may serve to remind us of the wonder of our Universe, the gifts we are given and the fact that although sometimes we think we know a lot, we really know and understand very little.

I played about a 20 second segment of a tape, a segment with 2 tracks, one of which was crickets, one which sounded like heavenly choral music.   I asked for identification --- who was singing.  Good guesses were: A chorus, the wind, a choir.  I did not expect anyone to guess the answer, but finally Puck got it.  This was the singing of one of the most beautiful choral groups I'd ever heard.

The tape is from an ascension group called The Ishayas.  You can access them through:  or phone them at 1-888-474-2927. They are located in North Carolina.  A copy of the tape costs about $5 US + S&H.  I thank Sharon Howarth-Russell for introducing this to me.

The music did the trick, in creating a reverential energy.  For, what was this the music of?  It was:  the sound of crickets, slowed down.  Crickets have a faster life span than humans do.  These sounds were slowed down to the equivalent of a human span. No voices or instruments were added.

"  All of creation - ALL of creation -- exists to praise.  It is the natural state of the universe to praise. Everything in creation.  The rocks. The trees. The crickets.  Are all singing glorious hymns of praise to their Creator.  Those whose senses are refined enough truly know that Heaven is at hand.  Right here and now.  All around us in plain view.  Waiting for us to open our eyes and see.  To open our ears to hear.  And to open our hearts to feel.  The infinite light of the Ascendant that is inside of you is inside of everything.  Just waiting for you to recognize yourself.  It takes a great deal of courage to see yourself as you really are.  Are you ready to see?"


The understanding of ethics and ethical dowsing is a critical component in the teaching and practice of successful dowsing.   I wanted to discuss this one time in depth because introductory dowsing classes may not have the resources to cover all these areas in depth, dowsing is changing and growing and with this ethics must be strengthened rather than weakened.  In addition, as we are a new group we must ensure that our integrity and practices are way beyond reproach among ourselves and in the community.

These are some of the fundamentals on which I based my own principles when I started this chapter. These are my own perspectives based on everything I've seen and learned so far and are evolving and will continue to evolve after experiences and discussions with other dowsers.

I have been involved in 2 areas while they were relatively obscure.  We were involved because we LOVED it.  It was our PASSION.  It was a part of us and we pursued these interests for the pure love of the interest.  We were part of "It" and "It" was part of us.  It consumed our hearts and our minds and our time.  Money was not a concern --- in fact we would almost pay others to let us "play".  It was definitely play, not work.  We were not inured in this because it was popular or the in thing or for greed or because it would help us get a job or make more money.   The first area I was involved with while it was still "pure" was Computing, the second area was Holistic Nutrition.   We were the geeks, the tekkies, the granola crunchies.  We LOVED it.  We loved it like mathematicians love the purity and truth of mathematics.  We loved it with all the innocence and fervor you have for your first love.

Because these areas had so much value, others started getting involved and for less altruistic reasons.  Marketing crashed our party.  Those who did not understand the Whole, the Source, the Concept, who were not interested in the depths and the Whole --- but sought solely the rewards --- started getting involved.

The aliveness, complexity and depths became watered down, diluted.

It was seen that these areas were good, therefore popular, therefore money could be made.  The love of money and the temptation towards power lead to spiritual corruption.  Those who were not attuned with what we were doing caused problems for others so rules were established, rigidity took place, the heart and light grew dimmer.

Internet was designed to enable academic research and freedom, education and free speech.  Because it was carelessly used by those who didn't love it, it has also become a tool for pornography, spying, viruses, spam, disinformation.

Holistic Nutrition was a lot more than taking gingko biloba to help you improve your thinking and being scared out of taking Vitamin E if you are having heart surgery.

Others who were on the outside looking in, those who were clever in recognizing a good thing were not Necessarily coming from the same place we were.  They want it easy.

Sheparding the Spirit of the Future of Dowsing:

Dowsing is about to undergo an explosion.  We want to be prepared for it.  We, who are currently now on the front line are the Stewards of dowsing and it is our responsibility to maintain the integrity, to direct this and to see that we evolve properly.   It is our JOB.

I hope that we do not relax our vigilance, that we do not try to make things easy in our desire to finally be understood by our critics (usually family) and to make it easy for those who do not comprehend; that we do not weaken the tenets, foundation and guidelines of Dowsing.

Dowsing is an Art, its a Sacred Art and as we embrace dowsing we come from our heart and involve our spirit.

It is not necessary for us to dilute the essence  of the concentration of the purity of dowsing to attract others, to have others we care about care about what we are doing.

The 4 dental assistants of one of our dentists saw one of our newsletters and said "What's dowsing?"  She told them.  They said "That's what I want.  The doctors don't have the answers any longer.  I want the truth."  Keep truth whole, do not weaken its vibration to make it more palatable to others, otherwise it is no longer truth.  Not everyone has an educated palate.

People have been waking up for awhile.  Look at the success and exponential growth of our group. As folks start to understand what dowsing is they want it.  Dowsing is taking off the way Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, etc. have.  It's also more applicable to a greater number of people and their needs and uses.

Others see you as a shining beacon of strength and knowledge and mastery.  Do not make yourself less in the vain hope that they will like you more.  For that can only lead to disappointment for all concerned.

When you stand tall and shining and proud and strong and confident in your abilities people will come to you and want what you have.  You want to be your best to give them your best, because you care about them and the best way to give them the best is for you to be your best.

Do not profane what is sacred.  This has contributed to our fall, in profaning and cheapening and violating the sacredness of free will, of sexuality, of love.  Let us remain committed and connected to the sacredness of dowsing and who we are as dowsers and we can heal those other sacred areas which have been grievously wounded.

We are the 1st generation in this new wave.
Let us remain vigilant in maintaining the purity, the essence.

Dowsing is a SACRED ART.  Let us follow through with that, hold on to its foundations and values because it is the RIGHT thing to so, not because it is the EASY thing to do.  Let us not profane it with convenience, with ease.  As you share dowsing with others let them understand that this is sacred and must be done with the highest good in mind.  Those who lack those transcendent qualities that you have in natural abundance thirst for what you possess, which you have achieved through intent, good habits, good thoughts, long practice.  There is more value in an art which requires accomplishment, that you have worked for and achieved.  Don't lessen the value for the sake of expediency.  Keep the sacred sacred.

You do not help a chicken out of its egg.  You do not do your homework for your children.  If you try to ease what is necessary in the struggle of learning you do a disservice to all.

Keep in mind its   SPIRIT   its ESSENCE   the FOUNDATIONS,  the PURPOSE, that you are dowsing for the HIGHEST GOOD.

When you share this teaching with others, dowsing is not merely a technique.  It is not just whirling your pendulum around and getting an answer.  It is a connection with YOUR intuition, YOUR higher self, universal knowledge, universal wisdom.  It is precious.   When you prepare to dowse you can re enforce this connection.   When you share this art with others, you share with them this knowledge.  You re-mind them of this and they will be grateful to you.  We are thirsty for this, we crave the re-connection to our source.  Dowsing is a way to get re-connected.

Any dowsing course ought to include this --- why you dowse, what is appropriate, areas which may not be appropriate.

You ask permission.  You ask if you can do it if you may do it if you should do it.  Sometimes you will get a no.  Sometimes it may be because you don't have the right to that information or it may not be time yet. Or something else.

It does not work if personal gain or your ego is involved, if you are not balanced or if you are emotionally attached to the outcome.  Know that.  Know that this be done for the highest good.

This is not merely a physical technique.  It is an art, it is a spiritual experience it is a way for you to re connect with your spirit and you will achieve results you may never be aware of on this plane.

Connect your head with your heart.   Please use it with reverence and with respect and grace and humility.

We must maintain the spirit, and above all the purity, the ethics and the integrity of dowsing.  Please.


There are some people who do not respect these ethics.  They ignore them because they just don't know or don't want to know or they are ignorant.  Some lack the ability to comprehend this.  Some willfully ignore this.

My grandfather was very religious and followed the rules.  Grampa was a card player but he would not play cards on Shabbos.   Once, when he was visiting, when I was a child, I asked Grampa to play cards with me.  He told me he could not.  I said "Grampa, we can play in my room and close the door and no one will know."  Grampa laughed at me, kindly, and of course did not play cards with me.  But I was speaking as a child, not as an adult.

Not only do they ignore these ethics but they may purposefully attempt to use dowsing for personal gain, to satisfy their ego.   Ralph Squire, Chapter Chair of the Mother Lode Chapter in California tells us: "One of the reasons why a dowser might not receive accurate answers could be because the asker does not ask the Universal Mind for permission from a pure mind and heart.   "Dowse for need - not greed" sums it up."

You do not interfere with someone's free will.  You do not take advantage of another, especially someone who is less fortunate mentally, physically or financially or spiritually than you are.

There is a well known dowser in one of my groups who, when he hears of an illness of someone you know, claims that he asks his guides for permission to heal them, he claims he receives permission, asks where they are now, heals them and claims they are now, say 90% healthy.  No one asks him to do this.  No one wants him to do this.  We feel he is interfering in a place he has no right to be and want him to stop and have asked him to do so.  He says he has the right to do this and that his guides have given him permission.  Is this so?  I don't think so.

I've heard several people who use guides or the dowsing system as a way to avoid taking personal responsibility for their decisions.  Rather than saying "I want ..."  or  "I think that... "  they preface their remarks with:  "My guides told me ..."  or  "My dowsing says that .... "   And -- they are wrong.  Of course I'm not saying that everyone who says this is doing this because many are truly guided, but there is an element who does.  What they are really saying is "this is what I want to do and I don't want to discuss it."

I hope you share with me humble awe as you read the following 2 paragraphs from the Preamble to the By-Laws of the American Society of Dowsers.  I hope I can drink from the same source of inspiration as they have and that we adopt and follow the spirit and the letter of the following two paragraphs:

"   By the same token, the insidious trap of spiritual pride is to be avoided by the dowser.  Psychic powers, intellectual aptitudes, faculties or physical skills are useless unless applied for the benefit of all, because they bring increased sensitivity. These may properly be expressed only in an increasing awareness of the oneness of all life and in the greater love for the whole of humanity.

Any activity that investigates, perpetuates and expands humankind's lore, mysteries, beliefs, traditions and useful abilities should command at once loyalty and service. In the energizing of such activity, the power generated in and by a group of interested persons is greater by far than the mathematical sum of its numbers -- one plus one is more than two."

As dowsing becomes more popular, more people do it and others see dowsers as a way for help with their situation.  As people become better at this, more and more ask for their help, the dowser is spending more time on this and might start neglecting ways they have of traditionally making money so they can help people.

This is how the good ones start out.  They just start doing it because they love it and they are good.  Folks find out, want their help and by and by they are doing it a lot and in our society money is a way to exchange energy, for that is what it is, exchanging energy.

When Alan Reed spoke to us in November he told us about his master who didn't even let him dowse in certain areas until he was ready to do so --- it took about a year of concentrated dowsing until his master gave him permission to go to the next level.

From what I've seen so far --- those who do this best do it because they are naturally gifted this way.

You do it because you love it, because you are good and people see that and want your help.
You spend time with good people who are doing it --- instructors, teachers, masters, workshops.
You work with people, you are in demand.

I see too many people take a weekend workshop, decide they are a Reiki master and 2 months later hang out a shingle.  There is so much one does not know, and you don't know that you don’t know.

An “apprentice” type program should take at least a year.  You also have to learn how to talk with people, their psychology, their frailties, their fears and how you want to deal with it.   In Radionics, a similar modality, you are told to work only on yourself for the first year.  I would like to see dowsers do something similar.

Please temper enthusiasm with patience, caution, study, exposure and practice.

There is a dowser in a chapter out west, someone who has been dowsing for awhile, who knows the lingo and who uses meetings as an opportunity to solicit clients.  He meets somebody, goes up to them, talks with them for a little while and pretty soon says something like "I can clear you (or your house or whatever) for only $350."   He is exhibiting the behavior here of a predator.  We call it "Pulling a Norton."  Several chapter leaders have told me of the [unfortunate] frequency of this kind of behavior in their chapters.

What do we do?  It's a very tough situation for chapter leaders.  What if he is successful?  With the Nortons of the world, we have seen that his results are mediocre.  What's the difference between this conmanship and someone who is informing you of a good service and his/her expertise and availability?

There is no firm answer for this, but here's a guide (that Ladies ought to be able to identify with more easily):  You know the difference between a guy asking you out on a date and one who is sleazily trying to hit on you?  Remember?  Women are more aware of these vibes than men because we have had more of a need to develop these survival antennae.

Once again, Ralph Squire tells us:  "As far as the so called dowsers, without scruples, is concerned, they are in the same class with the Coyote, nature's predator.  I find the world full of Coyotes."  (He is talking of the coyote here in its archetypal role in Native Medicine as "The Trickster".)

When you come to these meetings you need to feel you are in a safe space that you can trust. We all hold the awareness that we attract only the most appropriate energy here, that this is the most beneficial energy and space for all concerned.

The following was written by Joyce Carroll, daughter of Gladys & Harold McCoy, at ORI (Ozark Research Institute):


I will Remember:
None of us are "All knowing or All Seeing"
I will not automatically assume every person wants a healing from me or that
they wish to hear my opinion on their particular challenge.
No matter how eager I may be to help.  I will WAIT until I am asked to help
and until I have received Permission to help.
Most of us prefer not to have our challenges advertised to the world.  I will
Respect others confidences and privacy.
I will not intrude on anyone's space.

I will never work with an ego or visions of "grandeur".
I will always work from the Heart, with Pure loving intent.

- Joyce Carroll
The money thing is a tough one.  It is so heavily intertwined with ego and self worth and identity and with survival.  Has any one not been as honest as they could be with regard to money out of fear?  I know I have done some things I was not proud of at the time because I was afraid and felt I was in lack.

Before I started this chapter I saw that there were workshops and instructions for dowsing that cost $200 / day,  $600 / weekend.  While it is not my right to tell another person how to lead their business, I did and still do believe that excellent and professional dowsing instruction could be obtained at a much lower cost.   When things get too expensive I feel the person is not there to try and help me rather they want me there so I can help their pocketbook.  I’m not willing to participate in this.  I do not dispute the absolute fact that people spend much time learning their craft and deserve compensation, however, I prefer fair compensation, not gouging the customer.  As I set up programmes I am aware of this and communicate my feelings to our guest presenters.  Things seem to be working out well so far in this regard and that we are in a WIN-WIN-WIN situation:  You   Me  and God.

The money issue is such a tough one to deal with because it deals with our self image our self worth our self confidence.  It's the way its currently done in our society but perhaps because dowsing is such a fluid, energetic area I’m uncomfortable with folks charging fixed rates by the hour or the session.  Maybe this will take place in our future and I know folks who do this but I’m not comfortable with it at the moment.  We are still so grass roots.  If the dowsing professional sets a rate, shouldn't a dowser be able to dowse how much to charge each client? If we are changing the ways, why do we accept the mainstream model in this all important and vulnerable area?

I appreciate those who have the comfort in their own abilities and faith and trust in others to say to people they help  "Pay me what you think its worth."  For we know that things do work out when we trust in spirit and ask for the best for all concerned, don't they?  In the ASD's Code of Ethics, I especially appreciate Section 4:

Section 4.   They shall refuse to undertake, if compensation for such work is involved, work which may be of questionable value or result, without first advising as to the probability of success.
One of the dowsers down south who does a lot exorcisms says  “By misusing dowsing for personal gain you become part of the problem.”

I am beginning to understand why some areas have been considered to be "occult".  It may not have started out as a wish to have power and control over others, however, because some people are less well equipped to deal with certain areas than others.  There are some things you don't want to attempt until --- unless --- you are very proficient.  Very.   It does seem a bit of a stretch to go from dowsing vitamins one week to attempting exorcisms the following week, and, this is what many have been doing.  It is possible we over estimate our own abilities and under estimate the profundity of this kind of work.   I don't think we fully comprehend some of these areas.  There is a reason why we call them:  dark, occult, hidden.  I recommend caution and that you approach certain areas with due diligence.  You don't want to open up something powerful you can't deal with.

When you help people, are you coming from a place of successful experience? Or is it projected wishful thinking?

When people offer you help, do you have a sense that they are who they say they are and that they can do for you what they claim?  Or do you want to allow yourself to be taken advantage of because you so want to believe what people promise you because they prey on your fears?  When someone gives you advice on relationships, are that person's relationships reasonably solid?  If they offer you advice on finances, what is their track record for their own financial success?  If they offer you advice on health, how healthy do they look to you?  really?  Do you get their energy, the substance, the reality, or do you go for the promises, the illusion, the false hopes once again?

If you say you want to heal, are you ready for this, really and truly?  Are you ready to help others?  Or, are you a Chiron --- a Wounded Healer?  So many of us, who have gone through a great deal of emotional pain dearly want to help others, because we know how awful it feels and we want to be seen to be helping others, rather than remaining a wounded puppy.  So we take courses on healing --- when we ought to focus on healing ourselves, but we "learn" a technique and go out to work on others --- and in doing so, often transfer our woundology to them.

Again, from the Ishayas:  "It all starts with a choice. Your choice. The only lasting way to make a difference in the healing of the world is to heal yourself first. That one act of realizing your enlightenment lets more love in to the world. In to your family, your children, than any other gift you can imagine giving. No amount of money, no words of wisdom, or love. No amount of hugs or toys can compare. There is no act of love greater than committing to do whatever it takes to realize your enlightened status. You can't give what you don't have. You can't expect to rid the world of negativity when your own mind is still polluting it. Physician, heal thyself.  Heal thyself and the world will be healed as a result of that, not the other way around. By your fully expressing the light of perfection in you, you free everyone else up to do the same. Don't act small because you don't want to offend.  Be the real you.  A perfect child of God. In every moment.  Mastering this is what serves humanity most."
Your integrity must be impeccable in your dowsing space.  Otherwise it can be like passing gas.  It might be small, but it is noticeable.

Some of us think we are ready before we really are.  Others think they are never ready.

We have an exciting responsibility before us.  Let us exercise our stewardship with discernment, good judgment, great wisdom, remaining true to ourselves and our craft, doing what is right rather that which is easy, popular or profitable as we focus with strong, clear laser light intent on the positive. Your energy goes where your attention flows.

My thanks to:  Mary Marie Satterlee, Inez Lindsey, Mardi Gieseler, Ralph Squire, Brigitte Lortie, Peter Coles and the Toronto Dowsers who contributed, guided and encouraged me in developing the above section.

copyright © 2002 by Marilyn Gang


THE DOWSING CARD!  THE DOWSING CARD!   The Dowsing Card, created by the Toronto Dowsers offers you Walt Woods' chart on a good quality card that you can easily carry with you in a highly usable format.  They also contain your "Daily Dowsing Vitamins" which have been painstakingly worked on by Raymon Grace & Larry Huszczo.

Daily Dowsing clearings will help to strengthen your energetic and physical immune systems as well as your dowsing confidence and accuracy.  This card contains those questions which are most appropriate to help you accomplish this strengthening.

These cards, printed by the Toronto Dowsers were given away to those who attended this meeting.  They will be available at every meeting at a cost of 2 for $1, limit of 2, or, $1 each (to cover our printing costs).  They are useful and attractive tools for you or for your friends.  They were printed with black ink on white stock because Margaret Ball often reminds us that when you dowse on a colored surface the dowsing might be influenced by the vibrational energy of the colors.

Also distributed were copies of charts you might not ordinarily come across but are good to have so you can use your imagination and creativity to create what you feel is useful for yourself.

UH OH!!!  I gave out all these lovely charts but neglected to tell you how to use them!!!!   Larry Huszczo will go over this with you in February.

At the end of our meetings, those who wish have refreshments.  We supply the beverage and various members bring food.  Arthur Clark has become famous for his tuna fish sandwiches.  I finally got the truth out of Arthur!  He DOES put something special in his tuna mixture!  They ARE fabulous!  And --- our level of culinary gournandise was raised several notches with the contribution of Pat Kulyski and her sushi rolls!  And who brought all that fruit and the Christmas cookies????  THANK YOU!  (When we clean up, Phillip Bowman packs up the leftovers for us and we split them.  The leftover cookies sustain me as I type the newsletter.  So, if my writing is crumbly, ....)

Writing this (or other?) newsletter(s) must be similar in part to childbirth.  It's planned for with regard to creativity, time, space and content, looked forward to with dreams and eagerness and the hope that it will play a part in creating a better future for us all.  Just before its time its all I can think about.  But when it comes time to the birthing itself, I don't want to do it, it feels like there is this big lump inside of me wanting to get out.  I procrastinate, moan and groan, keep weird hours and habits and am more ornery than usual.  Some are easier to get out than others.  This month's labor was awfully long and intense.  Some are better than others.   When its done I'm relieved and have a good sense of accomplishment and pride. Some (owners) come back and thank me.  Some ignore me.  Some complain. 

Real Physical Healing

As you go through your physical healing, what most people focus on is the internal organs.
Do this, and, go, deeper, more subtle.
Go to work on your glands, your endocrine system, your hormones.
Go deeper still.
Go to your Command Center in your brain for this is the conductor of every thing physical.
Go to your: limbic system, the hypothalamus, thalamus and pituitary glands.

Our LIBRARIAN:      Helen Evans


#1:   What is your opinion of the nature of the content of our materials?  Should they be 100% dowsing items?  Or should they include (a certain percentage perhaps??) items in other areas --- alternative health, books of the "underground society", etc.??   If so --- is there a recommended percentage?  Should we take any and everything?  Do we want to offer a selection similar to the Omega Center?   Please keep in mind that our librarian has to tote and store all these materiels.  Your feedback on this is MOST appreciated.

#2:   Several people have still not returned materials that are over due more than 2 months and have not notified us.  Should we publish their names in the newsletter?  Really hike up late fees?  Call?  email?   Its discouraging to have this superior service that is being taken advantage of by some people.

#3:   In order that you get used to this new habit of returning your library items on time, should we call you the week before it is due, to remind you to bring it with you?

We have NEW VIDEOS!!!   Videos of workshop sessions from the October 2000 SW Dowsers Convention held in Sedona, Arizona.

           TITLE                                                                                PRESENTER

Becoming Spiritually Street Smart                                                       Dr. Susan Shumsky
Expand Your Dowsing Through Shamanic Awareness                              Bill Russell
Managing Electrostress                                                                     Michelle Fitzgerald
Stop the Aging Clock with Dowsing                                                     Susan Bryant
Prosperity…Expect a Miracle                                                               Ann Taylor Harcus
Dowse 'Em & Drill 'Em, The Application of Water Dowsing Technique        Ed Stillman
Health Dowsing                                                                                David Schultz
Dowsing with an Inner Touch                                                   Linda Garrett and Barbara Shear
The Wonderful World of Dowsing Basic(How to Do) and Beyond (What to Do)     Walt Woods
How to Ask the Right Question Correctly                                               Mary Marie Satterlee
Shapes Emerging From Shadows, Visions of the 21st Century                   Jerry Thomas




For those of you who wanted to order one of the pendulums that several of us now have --- the ones used as pendants ---  You can order them direct, yourself.  They cost $30 each, plus $5 shipping, or, if we get an order together for 10 or more they cost $26 each including shipping & tax.  Contact:  403-230-3571.    Tell them you were referred by the Toronto Dowsers.  The different shapes are:   Sabrina,    Ambrosia,    Rochelle,    Angelique,    Yuko,    Rafaela,    Rozeen,    Bernadette,    Bella,    Tess.   (I might not be bringing the pictures with me to the meetings).   The feedback I have had on the successful use of these pendulums has been high positive.  They make a good combination with the dowsing charts.  With these pendulums and this business card chart, our dowsing tools are now more portable and easier to carry with us, access and use.

3 Suggestions for more successful dowsing:
Patience             Persistence        Practice
from Mary Marie Satterlee, Arizona Dowsing Leader

THE   Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 MEETING

Larry Husczco
will show us more of Raymon Grace's techniques
Energy Clearing, Raising

Larry has been dowsing at least 3 hours a day, every day, sometimes 6 or more, since he met Raymon Grace in November 2000 at a workshop in Orangeville.  He has since been developing extraordinary abilities in dowsing, but not just in accuracy.  Like Raymon, Larry is adept at sensing and transmuting energies that relate to the the personal physical, emotional, mental as well as universal levels and beyond.  He has helped many Toronto Dowsers with their own issues and everyone speaks highly of him.   Larry travels with Raymon to his workshops around North America, participates in them and is in daily contact with Raymon, as they work together with one another.

Now it is time for us to do this for ourselves, and, we can.
One of the reasons people don't dowse more is because we have doubts about our dowsing abilities.
If you doubt yourself and this causes you not to practice, how do you expect to improve?

Larry will help us help ourselves in addressing and minimizing these doubts and lack of self confidence in our dowsing and review and practice dowsing techniques to use the pendulum as an active energy transmuting tool, in addition to detecting energies.

The time is now.

We are allowing people to do things for us because we doubt ourselves or its too difficult or time consuming or more convenient.

We want to be looked after.
We have to look after ourselves.
We have to do our own work.  Now.

In the meantime, practice the techniques we have been learning and the questions on the Dowsing card.  If you use the dowsing card daily --- which would take 2 minutes --- this would be sufficient preparation for the February meeting.