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The  Toronto Dowsers
welcomes you to our next  meeting
Tuesday, January 11,  2005 (See last page for description)
The Toronto Dowsers is proud to present:
Shelley Bourne & Joy Goch
"Inside Outside"
Clearing Energies:  Outside the home, Inside the Home, Inside our Bodies
Gathering, Socializing, Registration,  at 6:30 p.m., Program to begin at 7:00 p.m.
YES, Please do bring Finger Food to enjoy refreshments at the end.  We supply beverages
at  THE LATVIAN CENTRE ---  4 Credit Union Drive
This is actually ON Eglinton Avenue
This is 2 traffic lights EAST of the Don Valley Parkway
On the South West corner of Eglinton and Credit Union.
(Parkway Honda is on the South East corner.)
Please do not wear Scents of *any* sort to our meeting.  Dowsers are highly sensitive people.
We do open our meetings to those who are interested in learning how to dowse, or becoming a better dowser.   You do not need to be a member to attend.  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 include activities to practice your dowsing and guest speakers who will share their experiences and teach you new skills.  You 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):
         $7 per meeting for Toronto Dowsers members
          $10 per meeting for non members of the Toronto Dowsers
If you can not afford this donation, please make arrangements with us before the day of the meeting.
          $20 per year for * renewal * membership in the Toronto Dowsers
          $25 per year for *NEW* membership in the Toronto Dowsers
Do come and have fun,  grow with us and enjoy the energy.
Questions?  Contact:   Marilyn Gang   mgang@dowsers.info   (416) 322 - 0363   (9:33-9:33)
Check out the Toronto web site and our past newsletters at:

Post on your refrigerator:   TORONTO DOWSERS - 2005

JANUARY 11th - Joy Goch & Shelley Bourne:   "Inside Outside":  Clearing energies
Outside the home, Inside the Home, Inside our Bodies
JANUARY ?? - Angi Venning --- Workshop on Clearing Techniques
FEBRUARY 15 - Alicja Aratyn:  "Pendulums:  What, Why, How"
MARCH 8 - Charles Hubbard:  "BioDynamics and Dowsing"
APRIL 12th - "BioGeology and Dowsing"
MAY 10th - Robert Gilbert returns for a presentation and to offer a
Week Long BioGeometry Workshop (May 14-20) (segments may be taken)


In compiling the information for this issue, once again I am amazed at the talent within our group.  We were all impressed with the talent displayed by the vendors at the social --- about 30 people.  I was writing the "Focus on Health" --- highlighting  Elias and Lambros of Herbie's Herbs and Aleks and Gordana Radojcic of Knowledge Products when I realized this.   Last month several of us went to the dinner dance co sponsored by Dr. Sabina DeVita.   And Peg Groom often brings us news and goodies from Cass Ingrahm.   Our own Joy Goch  (who has a clinical practice) and Shelly Bourne (chiropodist) will be giving our January presentation.  We have health professionals, energy workers, chefs, astrologers, writers, poets, photographers, engineers, electricians, farmers, carpenters, plumbers, artists, teachers, designers, musicians, and much much more, much more than my [now] tired brain can handle.  Oh!  And DOWSERS of course.   For this group, at least, no matter what you do, it appears that every individual functions well in their right brain --- which is more than most groups can say.   Just look at you!   You can be proud of yourself.  Your creativity level is way high.

Just look at what YOU did December 14th.   Look at the displays and exhibits YOU created.   Every year you surpass yourself.   You did it again. THANK YOU!

Last issue, the focus was mainly on dowsers outside of our group.  This month we are back home.

Liane Gustafson, of Victoria, BC, WELCOME to the Toronto Dowsers!   Liane joined us last month, in a very classy way.  Liane co-sponsored Raymon Grace's workshop in BC this past May and just because I helped out a wee bit with some ideas, she sent me a lovely BC T shirt and some yummies.  Also made a nice contribution to the Toronto Dowsers and ordered some of our videos.   I omitted Liane's name in the November issue for a contribution on dowsing techniques for automobiles.  She has a lot of experience with this as "we own an automotive repair shop, specializing in VW, though we work on everything."  THANK YOU!


January 11th:   Shelley Bourne & Joy Goch will take us through clearings.   If you ever feel confused, muddled, tired, cranky or achy for no reason, your sleep is poor, plants aren't growing, etc., it could be because there are non beneficial energies around you or your home.  Shelley and Joy will show us how to clear them.  Once you learn how to do this and keep on doing this, it takes minutes if not seconds a day to continue.  AND!  Your physical immune system improves. as well.  Come to the meeting to hear more, see more, do more and get a handout.

January ??:  Angi Venning, Joy Goch's colleague, will give a workshop on additional clearing techniques, to further develop the techniques learned at the January meeting.

February 15th:  Alicja Aratyn will talk on Pendulums.  Alicja has been invited all over the world to speak on dowsing and dowsing tools.  Of all the dowsing tools, Alicja's first love is pendulums.   There are many different kinds of pendulums.

By now, we have all seen Alicja's pendulums, either on her web site, at a health show, or on her table at a Toronto Dowsers Social.  She has all these lovely pendulums displayed --- all these alluring shapes --- but --- what do you use them for?  are the shapes important?  why?  what to do?

There are Isis, Osiris, Karnac, Mer-Isis, Atlantean, Mermet, Virtual Cone, etc., kinds of pendulums.  You use them differently for different purposes.   Alicja will explain all to us, in detail.

MARCH 8thCharles Hubbard, from Nova Scotia, is well known in the US for his work in BioDynamics.  Few know him in Canada and fewer still know that he is a dowser.   Charles has been a farmer for 45 years.

When I asked Charles to give me an example of how to use BioDynamics and Dowsing he explained:

"I know that growing within circles creates certain kinds of energies.   So I dowsed the circumference of one circle and then I dowsed the circumference of another circle.  I dowsed for the distance between the 2 circles.   Then I planted in that space between the 2 circles and had an abundant, healthy crop.  [Note:   These measurements were for Charles' land that season.  Each property would have circles of differing dimensions, distances, etc.   He put a principle in to practice.]

(We will be paying for Charles' transportation.  Donations to cover his travel expenses to Toronto will be requested and appreciated.)

MAY 10th, 14th-20th  - Robert Gilbert

Robert Gilbert will be here for a presentation (May 10th) and a week long Bio Geometry workshop.
SATURDAY - FRIDAY  MAY 14 - 20, 2005  10 - 5
BIOGEOMETRY FOUNDATION TRAINING IN TORONTO (Certified with Dr. Ibrahim Karim and BioGeometry Energy Systems Ltd. of Geneva, Switzerland  and Cairo, Egypt).  Dr. Gilbert is the only westerner who works with Dr. Ibrahim Karim, creator of BioGeometry.
BioGeometry is a design science that works through the energy of shape, color, sound and motion. It reveals the hidden ways in which nature creates and distributes energy for the benefit of living beings. Developed over three decades of intensive research by Dr. Ibrahim Karim of Cairo, BioGeometry combines previously secret methods used in Ancient Egypt with breakthrough contemporary European discoveries.

Most people choose to attend the entire training.  Those with limited time or money can choose to attend one or more Levels, which have to be taken in order (i.e., Level One before Level Two, etc.)

Level One:  Fundamentals of BioGeometry.  Two Days, Saturday and Sunday.  Detailed discussion, slides, and over 100 pages of handouts giving out essential information.  No hands-on techniques taught in Level One.

Level Two:  Practical Energy Analysis and Energy Balancing.  Three Days, Monday through Wednesday.  Hands-on techniques taught extensively at this level, many essential skills.

Day One of Level Two teaches vibrational methods of dowsing (not mental dowsing) and how to detect 24 different energy qualities with the Virtual Cone Pendulum (including detecting the three divine energies, the BG3, which balance all energy systems.)  Day Two is learning to detect detrimental energies and how to transmute them into beneficial energy through a variety of BioGeometry techniques.  Day Three shows how to manifest the BG3 in any location through many methods including color balancing, object balancing, energy balancing wheel, creating a Gateway form, Creating a 45 degree Emitter, etc.  There is also a presentation on the specific geometries which create resonance with the 7 spiritual planes and 7 human subtle bodies, and how this topic relates to ancient Egyptian knowledge and practices.

Level Three:  BioSignatures and BioGeometry Design Methods.  Two Days, Thursday and Friday.
          Classic European methods of vibrationally dowsing any person for imbalances at any level are taught, using detailed anatomy charts and a witness of the subject.  Many hundreds of proprietary BioGeometry energy patterns called BIOSIGNATURES are taught to the student, including an extensive handout.  The critical principle of being able to "fine-tune" the energy patterns to a specific person's needs (BIONUMERALS) is also taught.  Another part of this final Level of the Foundation Training is half a day on essential principles and methods of BioGeometry design, which can be applied to any form of design including Feng Shui, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, etc.

By our members, and/or of interest

January 20-23, 2005:  Guelph Organic Conference & Organic Expo  University of Guelph

January 27th:   FREE lecture on the "MAGIC OF MINERALS AND MOVEMENT"
Aurora Public Library:  7:15pm - 10:00pm. (RSVP @ (905)727-2199 with Helen or Coach)

Guest Speakers Helke Ferre - Nutritional Expert, science writer, and founder of KOS publishing, and Jill Hewlett - Speaker, Trainer, TV Host of the "Body, Mind, Spirit" in Motion tv series (and our February 2004 speaker).

February 13, 2005:   Speaking of Dogs   Presents:   "Mind, Body and Soul", Featuring Claudia Hehr and Pat Prevost

Crowne Plaza Don Valley Hotel -  9 am to 5 pm.    Cost:   $115.00 plus gst; includes breakfast, lunch, course materials, goodie bag and certificate www.speakingofdogs.com or call 416-444-4190

Speaking of Dogs does rescue work,  Pat will be discussing understanding animal energy systems & Claudia will be speaking about animal communication.     Some of the topics to be covered are:

· Create a holistic (mind, body and spirit) health and wellness program for your dog
· Learn the philosophies behind both conventional and holistic approaches to care
· Telepathic Animal Communication; the ability to truly speak with animals
· Theory of animal life force energy
· Anatomy of the energy field
· The animal chakra system
· Traditional Chinese Meridians in animals
· Animal Communication
· Telepathic animal communication; what it is and how it works

Olga Nickle was our October 2001 speaker on Hand Sensing.   Hand Sensing helps to bring you closer to dowsing with your body, with your hands..  Olga, who lives in the Toronto area,  has developed the Learning Path Integrated Technique.   Diane Young is one of  Olga's finest teachers of this technique.  Diane gives workshops on the LPIT around North America.  Here are 2 of her workshops in the Toronto area:

February 6,13,20,27,March 6, 2005  Learning Path Integrated Technique.  Cost: $275
Learning Path Integrated Technique (LPIT) works at an unconscious level to help you to free up and access trapped energy. LPIT allows you to learn what you needed to learn from a situation  without having to revisit the experience. It transmutes the pain around even the most traumatic memories efficiently, allowing the body, mind, spirit to balance itself automatically.

In the class you will learn to sense energy with your hands, identify first root causes, reconnect with your Perfect Blueprint, access the genes and allow them to repattern, and heal relationships. This technique integrates beautifully with other modalities, especially Reiki.

March 14, 2005, .Energy Clearing Techniques:  6pm - 9:30pm ...Cost $65
This seminar will show you how to recognize, locate and clear non-beneficial energy patterns. You will be able to clear your self, your space and your clients using simple and effective procedures. Clear the subway before you get on it, clear the highway before you start to drive! If you feel drained after doing a treatment, if you feel tired for no discernible reason, if you are taking on your clients' energy patterns, or if your home or office has a static or uncomfortable feel to it......this workshop is for you!! This is a hands on workshop where you will practice what you learn.

Classes can also be arranged to fit someone's schedule; also, you may host a class in your area.
To register or for more information please contact Diane by email at diane@circle-of-one.com , by phone at 416.690.6336. 

December 14th:  The Toronto Dowsers 5th Annual Networking Social

This was an absolutely sensational evening.  For the high enjoyment factor.  For the energy.  The FOOD!  The quality of the offerings of our vendor members.  Those who helped to bring it about.   The music.  The raffle, our "Secret Guest" and that the whole evening was just plain fun.  We were also real lucky that the weather cooperated.   But you were working on that to make it so.

The energy that night was the most amazing.  Possibly Ever.  So many comments on how good it was and how good it made you feel.   It was like a crystal clear bell.   We were all awake, happy, having a good time and nicely lively.  Still trying to figure out why so we can have energy like that again (its never exactly the same, it always "tastes" different).

One of the neat happenings every year is meeting people you haven't seen in a coon's age.  This year Cattarina Henriksan, from Nelson, BC was visiting Toronto and came to our meeting.  She met good friends of hers from BC who had since moved to Toronto -- David Yeo is one of them.  Thank you for coming, Cattarina!

First, our thanks to those who got things running smoothly:  Ron Dmytrenko and Christopher Evans.  They set the room up for a good flow.  And to our registration team, Jan and Pat and Maureen and Joan and Brian.   Angi, you did a super job organizing the refreshments.

About 30 members had sales tables.   Their displays were beautiful and creative.   Each person spends hours not only creating the displays for this event, but also years to develop the expertise to come to this evening to show this to us.   Henry Evering, for example, has spent 37 years developing Eidetics  (see the link for the Eidetics Academy, founded by Henry).  We think we, and they, are here to look, to learn, to buy, to sell.  All these displays are really an excuse, a "hook"  to get us to exchange energy. With one another..   Our vendor members all have great value to offer us.

We were promised entertainment by Anat, a Belly Dancer and friend of Egyptologist Daniel Kolos.  Unfortunately, Anat had to leave by the time she would have had a featured performance but many saw her dancing in Daniel's Casbah.

Daniel and Dennis were clad in authentic gallabeyas.   Daniel brought head dresses and cloths and Persian rugs and a writing desk upon which he created the cartouches in the manner of the ancient scribes.   The costuming was appropriate for Dennis as he was demonstrating the Wild Divine.

Thank you for the food you brought.   The centerpiece, remarked upon by many, was a bird, carved out of a watermelon, and decorated with fruit, created and brought by Baroness Tamara von Schlegel.   Better enjoy Tamara's company while we have her as she will be moving to Victoria in a year.  Our loss, Victoria's gain.   Tamara, I hope we can hear some of your international stories before you move west.

OUR LIBRARY:   Unfortunately, our library was woefully underrepresented.   Mici, scholar that she is, had 2 major exams that finished --- downtown --- at 5 p.m., and was not about to drive back up to North York in traffic to load the  books and then come back to mid town.  So there was really no library.   I had sent out an email 2 days earlier asking if someone could pick up the books from her but I guess it was too late for that.

If this happens again, is there someone who can pick books up from Mici (Bathurst & Sheppard) to bring to the meeting?  Our library is already too large for her to bring the whole thing to the meeting each time.  I'm surprised --- with great pleasure --- she is able to bring as much as she can.

Towards the end of the evening, some of the members of  The Toronto Dowsers Dynamo Band played:   Pete Coles, John Tonin, David Yeo and now new (band) member Franco Minatel.  These guys are GOOD!    The surprise and highlight of the evening, for all of us, I think, was the sinuous fluidity of the dancing of our lady in purple:  Eleanore Gaspar.   Eleanore, you may remember, also does belly dancing.   She sure showed us the moves that night!   I asked Eleanore how she stayed so flexible and she said  HARD WORK!  And talked about all the work she has been doing down on the farm, for years.

We'd heard that a guest, new to the group and to dowsing was trying out bobbers and bought one, amazed that it actually worked in response to her questions.  Petra, who was demonstrating how to use them at our table, demonstrated by working with changing energy.  All around the table could feel subtle differences ... in the air maybe?  [NOTE:  These bobbers, sold at our sales table, are the bobbers used by Raymon to change energies.  They are available from the ASD and I brought a whole bunch back for us as they are the most responsive and well balanced bobbers I've used so far.]

Our "Secret Guest" vendor was well received and asked me to thank you for making him feel so welcome.  Our guest donated a book to our library, by Sally Fallon:  "Nourishing Traditions"  (The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats.  This well-researched, thought provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels.  [Note:  yes, we do have to be careful with animal products today and are also concerned about the ethical reasons for not eating animal products.  However, one aspect of her book that is so important  is:  ENZYMES.   Sally Fallon's eating style promotes high enzyme use, in traditional foods, such as sauerkraut (high in beneficial bacteria) greatly lacking in most cookbook recipes and today's foods).

Sally Fallon, who works with the Weston Price Foundation, has started a campaign in the US, Canada and 5 other countries to reverse laws prohibiting sales of raw milk: www.realmilk.com/   (One of their recommended dairies, Vermont Cheese and Butter, makes and sells "Quark" which is part of the formula used by Johanna Budwig to eliminate cancer (Budwig Cream: Quark and Flax seed oil)


Hi Marilyn:

Congratulations on a super job with the Christmas Social and Show. Jesper and I really enjoyed talking to friends and meeting new ones and getting so much information on services and products.  Because I help with the library, I usually don't get a chance to "socialize" at the regular meetings. Of course, the food was delicious and plentiful. By the way, Tamara brought the fake turkey (bird) full of fruits and the veggies tray as well. Looking forward to a great New Dowsing Year!! - Verna Jespersen
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Thanks for all your work for putting this evening together. - Liz Currie.
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Hello Marilyn,

It was a good night on Tuesday - the Dowsers drew in a lot of people. Thank you for inviting me - many people came by and said what an exotic corner we had set up!  Anat (the belly dancer) actually had her Middle Eastern music going there in my corner and was dancing away for most of two hours.  She is very disciplined, low key.  I often noticed people looking at her from two or three tables away - a safe distance!

It was Tamara who prepared the fruit salad 'turkey' aka watermelon.  Quite an artist!  she also brought three or four guests:  must be one of the Dowsers' best supporters.

I also loved the drumming and the music, said hello to the "Secret Guest" and chatted with many people.  Found out that Latvian is spoken Sanskrit.... Daniel Kolos
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"I spent my profits on a slantboard from Hugh and a ring from Samuel – however, having a table is a nice way to greet all the members, show off a bit and perhaps drum up some future business (two women showed interest in taking my Healing With Colour workshop, which I haven't offered for many years and I will certainly make some changes to my presentation to fit their needs and my own personal growth) – the table worked out well –  I enjoyed meeting Inta (she photographed my jewelry as well as my sister and me) and I have already received the photos by e-mailed – the music and the food were great and I always enjoy Eleanor whatever she does (such a happy, generous, free spirit) – we met many years ago at Paradise Island in the Bahamas at a “Return to Atlantis” course given by Desiree of the Whispering Song Lodge.  You did yourself proud at and for the December Social and deserve thanks and much praise for your dedication and your energy. LOVE-LIGHT-LAUGHTER IN EACH NOW MOMENT" -  Faith Lapp

The following are the vendors and displays that were posted on the web site at SOCIAL VENDORS:

The Toronto Dowsers Social Entrepreneurs
 at the Toronto Dowsers Table:
Pendants  --- Several beautiful handcrafted pendants of precious jewels and charms such as dragons, dragonflies, goddesses, kokopellis, etc., are available, ranging in size and price.  For sample photos please go to: www.dowsers.info/jewel.htm.
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Nigel and Maggie Percy, well known dowsers from England and Arizona have created and sent us CDs to instruct us in Dowsing.  They are available, in a limited quantity:  (4 CDs in toto are left)

(1)  A Course in Dowsing:  dowsing, how to dowse, dowsing course, learn dowsing , learn to dowse.  A unique computer-based course with additional audio CD, exercises, techniques and much more!   This is a 2 CD set, comprised of one audio CD with exercises and discussion and one PC CD for your computer designed as a mini website. This course is specifically designed for those who are new to the subject and who want to learn more. It is ideal for those who find it difficult to attend a dowsing meeting, or who need additional support or ideas about dowsing. It can also be used a reference whenever you need to check something or get another viewpoint.

(2)  A Course in Space Clearing:   dowsing, noxious energies, space clearing, ill health.   A computer-based course introducing you to the information and techniques you need to know to keep your space clear and lessen the chances of illness.

(3)  Intuitive Animal Care: dowsing, animal care, pet care.   The 3rd in our innovative series of computer-based instructional CD courses guides you through the methods you can master for a more fulfilling relationship with your animals

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   Alan Handelsman's Resonance Tuners:     Alan donated a Resonance Tuner to our group.  This will remain at our table for you to use.  Perhaps you might want to tune up your pendulum.  9 Tuners are left, available for sale.

Arlene Anisman
Young Living Essential Oils (see story below)

Carmen Aradi, Sharon Martyn
and I would be interesting in offering Miracle II products at the our annual social. We would offer all of the Miracle II product line:   Miracle II Soap      Miracle II Moisturizing Soap      Miracle II Neutralizer Liquid     Miracle II Neutralizer Gel     Miracle II Moisturizer      Miracle II Deodorant      Miracle II Laundry Ball

Alicja Aratyn
Alicja Aratyn, international teacher of dowsing and supplier of fine dowsing tools will have dowsing tools for sale.

Diana Davis
A table for flutes, bowls drums etc.

Dennis Derfler
I am an environmentally friendly computer geek who wants to help you save time and stress by taking care of your computer needs.  With over 15 years of experience and professionally certified, I am qualified to help your computer stay healthy.

I can tutor people to prevent problems before they start, or fix them when they are down.   Tutor people, install software, hardware, get rid of viruses, spyware and much more.   As a new member, I look forward to talking with others, as well as seeing if I can help with computer problems.  [NOTE:  Dennis fixed my hard drive when it crashed in July, and saved all the data! - Marilyn -]

Dennis had a Version of Wild Divine  [see below for more info]
The Toronto Dowsers is now an affiliate of Wild Divine
Enchanted Journey Meets BioFeedback Check out the Wild Divine NOW!

The Journey to Wild Divine is the first "inner-active" computer adventure that combines ancient breathing and meditation with modern biofeedback technology for total mind-body wellness.    Comes ready to play with three biofeedback finger sensors, the LightStone and USB cable. For both PC and Mac. Connects easily to your computer.  (Please purchase on the clickable link, above, so the Toronto Dowsers receives a bonus for each game sold.  If you order by phone, use Affiliate #1772.)

Sarah East
Egyptian healing rods for use (the same ones that Catherine had last year) as well as offering my services for 10 minute Reiki sessions.  I had thought that I would offer these on a donation basis and any proceeds that I would make I would donate to the Toronto Dowsers at the end of the night.

Debra Joy Eklove
1) I'll sell my cds, there are three - A Process to Heart; Songs and Chants of Joy; Songs for Direction and Guidance.
2) I'll also offer 15 minute song healing sessions where people will get a tape of the music/sounds/song medicine that come through in response to their intentions..  Rather than rush at the party, or take people away from the short shopping time I'll set up appointments, in person or telephone or long distance to do the reading with them.  The readings are $18.00 - taxes and tape included.
3) I'll also have on hand moor mud products for healing/detoxifying mud bath - individual bath size and 10 bath size.

Christopher Evans and Merchants of Green Coffee
Drop by our table for a free sample of fresh-roasted organic fair trade coffee.  We will be demonstrating the home roaster - the fast, easy way to have fresh-roasted coffee every day.  We will be selling fresh-roasted and green beans from all over the world at special Dowsers prices.  Learn about the health benefits of fresh-roasted organic coffee and the benefits of fair trade and the sustainable coffee program.  You can easily dowse for which type of coffee is best for you with special coffee dowsing cards, courtesy of Juanita (member from Alberta).

Henry Evering

Henry likes to exhibit a dodecahedron earth globe and a dodecahedron space canopy globe to demonstrate the cosmological aspects of his findings. Biofeedback instruments, dowsing kits and seminars will be available for sale. These tools are often better than being clairvoyant and were perfected through interviews with over 15,000 people. Besides personal development Henry's discoveries are applied in medicine, education and business.

According to ancient wholeness systems such as the I-Ching, the Cabala, the Mayan Calendar, and Eidetics, the template is the same at each level for people, organizations, the marketplace, nature, light, matter, DNA, and the cosmos. It is agreed that the key to wellness and evolution is insight, information and feedback, translated into actions.

In the 1920's, Dr. E. Jaensch, published his conclusions about what is known as eidetic imagery. Continuing this research in the 1970's, Henry Evering and Dr. Robert James investigated with 200 patients the effects of eidetic biofeedback, and psychological synthesis. This reduced stress in patients, improved muscle and temperature control, and boosted immune systems.

Sherry Gilad
Is offering line of 'healthy' coffees, tea and hot chocolate which have been enhanced with organic Reishi Mushroom extract.

Suzanne Holub
I am wanting to sell my collection of books to the members so that others can enjoy them too. They range in topics from New Age books to natural healing and spirituality.

Daniel Kolos

1.  I have a limited number of beautiful, small papyrus sheets. These will be painted with a thick cartouche, the oblong space that traditionally encloses and ancient Egyptian name.  Within that name I will hand-letter the hieroglyphs of a person's name ending it with a male or female figure (for gender) and possibly a dowsing hieroglyphic sign if people want it:  there will be a series to choose from so different people can identify with different signs, most of which they will recognize from Robert Gilberts's lecture.  I will hand out a sheet of explanatory notes with each papyrus so that people can interpret/dowse their own name-signs.  $10.00 per cartouche.

2.  I will display a beautiful cloth labyrinth from Virginia LoneSky plus the double finger labyrinth.  I have a limited supply of each.  Last year I displayed my personal cloth labyrinth and three people wanted to buy it. Cloth labyrinth with pebble and instruction, boxed, $25.00.  Double finger labyrinth: $60.00

 Both of these are useful in several ways so that a maximum number of people can benefit from them.  The hieroglyphic name papyrus doubles as a bookmark.  hose who find a personal meaning in the hieroglyphs of their own name can carry it about unobtrusively in their books.  And you know enough about the labyrinths, that they balance the chakras and clam the mind with each complete circuit in and out.

Faith Lapp
Under the name “Golden Light Creations” I will be showing/selling one-of-a-kind pendulums, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc.  A pendulum will be donated for the draw.  I sold out of hand made soaps and lip balms at the York University Retirees’ Annual Showcase on November 11th but have a good stock of my hand made pendulums and jewelry items.

Samuel Lightstone & Diana Podashinsky

Handmade Pendulums by Samuel who used to be a jeweler.  Diana has Himalayan Salts.

Hugh Magill

Monatomic Minerals, Chlorella, Fish Oils, Labyrinths, Healing Disks and more.  Slant Board. [see below]

Karen Montesanto
 I have a wonderful product that my friend Lisa and I have created. It is a skin energizer.  It exfoliates, purifies, nourishes, repairs and moisturizes all in 1 minute.    Gem Elixir Skin Energizer.

Eva Panta
 I am offering information on the Holographic disk Smogbuster and Matol Botanical International Products (on a suggested donation bases). Thank you.

Lina Razgaitis
My intention is to feature the QXCI/Scio biofeedback technology which I  have been using since January in a clinical practice. Discount coupons will be  available to the Toronto Dowsers for "health analysis" and therapy sessions.

As well, I will be displaying BioPro radiation shield chips for  cell phones,  cordless homephones and Q-Link necklaces (with discounts available  for  Dowsers who order them from me at the Social).  _www.mybiopro.com/lina_  (http://www.mybiopro.com/lina)

 The QXCI technology is actually a dowsing system that scans the  body in the initial 3 minute test for over 9000 different  things. It is then able to deliver therapies such as acupuncture,  nutrition, NLP emotional therapies and about 1500 others. For more info, see www.qxciscio.com_  (http://www.qxciscio.com)

Janeson Rayne
 Will be bringing both of my books:   Don't Have A Cow and  Intuition Ignition, plus some K-Loops and maybe some original art cards.  I'd be happy to donate a copy of Don't Have A Cow for the raffle.

Inta Ridler
The cards I am putting together are ones of my photography, 4 x 6 on 5 x 7   artist card stock with matching envelopes and individually protected. I am attaching a couple of images so you have an idea of my work. They are blank note cards. I don't know what your policy for sales is about I would be pleased to donate 10% of anything I sell back to the group.  I have about 80 different images.   PLEASE --- DO   SEE: INTA

Claire Sinclaire
Paintings, by Claire

Sher Smith
I would display some flyers for our courses. I would also have charts about the energy for sale. We also have energetic cards that can be purchased. These one could dowse to see which one would be of benefit to use.

Glenda Swanson
Sprouting Methods and Supplies, Miracle Soap, Barley, Seaweed Sprays

John Tonin
Latindian Mantra Music.  Ancient Sanskrit Mantras (sacred words) for healing, prosperity, knowledge.  Sung against a background of Latin and Flamenco music.

David Yeo
FX:    Foreign Exchange Currency.   Its the most prolific investment done daily by banks and financial institutions (over two trillion dollars traded per day).  Now we can benefit in the comforts of our home to trade the same currencies on the internet with very significant returns.  http://8888.fxtrainer.biz

Our Raffle was a lot of fun.   Thank you to the following people who donated goods or services to our raffle.  It could not have happened without your generosity   We raised about $150 for the raffle and people loved what they won.   Those at the front of the room greatly enjoyed Eva Panta's fulsome enthusiasm at her winnings.  Ron Dmytrenko and Margaret Holman also won a lot of prizes.  They have a secret strategy:  Buy a lot of tickets!   Christopher Evans helped make it fun.   He was our emcee.  I received a lot of compliments on Christopher's performance (I love it when people compliment me on the work of someone else!).   Christopher does voice, professionally.   He also records stories for tape for the blind and is available to do voice and announcing type work.

Cathy Allon:  Metamatrix Chamber Session
Arlene Anisman:  Young Living's Berry Young Juice
Tess Concannon:  Glasses for S.A.D.
Debra Joy Eklove:  CD of her recording, "A Process to Heart"
Maxine Featherstonhaugh:  Certificate for a  Massage
Sherry Gilad:   Healthy Tea
Secret Guest:   Book
Alan Handelsman:  CD
Faith Lapp - Gift Basket
Merchants of Green Coffee  --- Freshly Roasted Coffee!
Eva Panta - Matol
Janeson Rayne:  A K Loop, and "Don't Have A Cow"
Joan Shepard:  Vita Fons Starter set
Sher Smith:  Polarity Therapy Session
Glenda Swanson:   Sprouter
Baroness Tamara von Schlegel:  Century Box
On choosing the vendors:
Last year we had more requests for tables than we had floor space.   So we dowsed to see of those who requested tables, which were the ones where it would be for their highest good and for the highest good of the Toronto Dowsers, on a scale of -10 to +10.   11 people responded, the numbers were totalled and averaged and that's what we went with.   It worked out great!

It was intended to do the same thing this year.  And I didn't do it.   As there was too much activity taking place for me, who had to put all the info together.

The vendors had to be notified shortly after the Whole Life Expo, so that they would have time to prepare their exhibits.   I knew I'd see many of you at the show and so did things slightly differently.  After figuring out the floor plan, we had 3 or 4 vendors too many for our space.   Closing my eyes to the names, I randomly assigned 2 digit numbers to the vendors and made a list of these numbers, handing them out to Toronto Dowsers who were at the Whole Life Expo, asking you to dowse for which 3 or 4 --- it was not in their highest good or the highest good of the Toronto Dowsers for this person to have a table at our social  and used those results.  About 10 people offered their results and this was used.  As it turned out, we were able to fit a couple more in than was expected.

Determining the 3 or 4 where there might not be a highest good for them or for us was a lot easier than determining the 30 who were appropriate.   A lot of people do not want to participate in anything that may seem negative so I did not ask the group at large to work on the question.  I spent too much time niggling the question so it it would be accurate yet not offensive to  tender sensibilities and in the end asked the individuals at the show.  It worked out much better.

As it turns out, this exercise --- in determining someone's inclusion would not be beneficial --- had a very positive impact for one person and her family:  the lowest score was for Arlene Anisman.   Even Arlene dowsed that she was not supposed to be there (she was one of the people I saw at the Whole Life Expo.  Arlene did not know she gave herself the lowest score since she, too, was represented by a number).  It was my feeling that in Arlene's situation,  the reason for this was something in Arlene's personal situation rather than bringing along any non beneficial energies.  So I called her up and discussed this with her.

I was concerned about bringing this up as I knew Arlene has lost many close relatives within the past 2 years and didn't want to cause undue worry.   So I asked her if there was anything going on in her personal or business life that might need attention.   We talked and dowsed, gently probing sensitive areas and got the answer.   Arlene needed to focus on a cousin rather than on preparing for our social.   Arlene's cousin, who lives in Los Angeles (Arlene is close to this cousin and his mother, also a cousin) was to be operated on the day before the Social.  Her cousin is a 10-year-old severely challenged individual who is unable to speak.  He has had many physical challenges to get to where he is now.  Through our teamwork --- I felt/focused on the questions, Arlene focused on the dowsing, we determined that Arlene needed first of all to clear him and the hospital of any detrimental energies, then to clear the hospital operating room and any staff that would be working with him.   Arlene also got both her daughter, Victoria Anisman-Reiner and Angi Venning  to assist with this process.  Victoria helped clear his mother, Arlene's cousin.   Victoria tapped in to his mother's fear and that was impacting on him.    On Sunday, we dowsed that it would be good for Arlene to have a table, and on Monday, the surgery was more complicated than expected, went very well, Arlene and Victoria continued to dowse.   Arlene and Victoria's focus is using Young Living essential oils, and they added these to enhance the dowsing as well.  All of this process was very helpful to Arlene and her family and she feels this made a difference as a successful prognosis for this kind of surgery was not high.

I suggested to Arlene that we stay in touch about this as I had more room than previously anticipated.    Once she did the work, we all dowsed again and her attendance at the social became a good thing for Arlene and for the dowsers.    Arlene had dowsed that she could not have a table unless she did this work.

This was another example to us about successful dowsing.  Not only successful dowsing, but paying attention and using it in positive, practical ways.

This also showed us that it is useful to probe one's answers.  We did not just leave it at "no table".  We asked why, and found that there was something she had to do first, and then she could have a table.

This was especially rewarding to Arlene and her family because her cousin could not speak, and no one knew how much pain he was in.   Is it possible that this young cousin, who could not speak, somehow communicated his situation to his cousin Arlene who he was close to?   and could DO SOMETHING about it?!  It's nice to think that.  [This section was written with Arlene's permission.  We wrote this story together.]

From  Honing and Toning Your Mind ... to Honing and Toning Your Body . . . . .

     *  #1:  Mind:  The Cotton Ball in A Jar *

Gather:  An empty, clean jar, like a jam jar.
       1 cotton ball,   thread,    clear tape
Do:    Thread the thread through the cotton ball so it is about 2" shorter than the height of the jar
    Tape the other end of the thread to the inside of the jar lid
     Close the jar, set it on a hard surface, wait until the ball stops moving.
THEN !!!! Move the cotton ball,,, by using your mind

This is doable.   And few can do it.   I have heard about it, but never seen it.  Please let me know when you succeed so you can show the rest of us.

The Cotton Ball in A Jar was displayed at the meeting.   Walter Huszczo liked to try this, and had not yet succeeded.  Which is why we bought Walter an "Egely Wheel " ---  to further train the mind.

The Cotton Ball that was on display had been hanging by the thread for about 6 months.  It was no longer "tight".  The insides started sagging, hanging lower and lower.   Hang a cotton ball on a thread and let it hang some place that you could observe its sagging progress.   What else is like this?

ANS:  OUR BODIES.   This happens to all 4 of our cheeks, right?   Also our internal organs.   Now there is something you can do about it:

     *  #2:  BODY: A SLANT BOARD!!!!   *
Here's a tough question:   What is a Slant Board?  Answer:  It's a board on a slant!

Slant boards were introduced to us by Dr. Bernard Jensen, one of the main Doyens of the Natural Health movement (he passed on a couple of years ago at about age 90).   (It is probable that Dr. Jensen developed Slant Boards after seeing health benefits from yogis ---- adept yogis stand on their heads for the same benefits subscribed to slant boards.)

You have a board, about 6' long, on a slant.   You lie on it, about 20' / day, head down.  It's comfortable because its padded.


You have been standing up vertically, or lying down horizontally.  Your head is always higher than your body.   Your external and internal organs are always hanging low, being pulled down down down.  (Which reminds me of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem:  "Underwear".   Underwear is good.  It holds some things up.  It holds other things down.)

When you lie on a slant board, pressure is eased from your internal organs, e.g:: heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, pancreas.

Your organs sag.  Some get what is called "Prolapsed Abdominal Muscles".   Slant boards help correct this situation.

When you lie on a slant board on a reasonably regular basis, blood flows to the brain.  This refreshes and invigorates your brain (which also brings us to the Dowsing Card, discussed below).  This is GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN.   It's good for your mind. Your memory.  It helps promote healthy hair growth.   It helps every thing in and around your head.   Your face and facial muscles.   Your heart.

AND!!!!   HEADACHES!!!   There are some kinds of headaches --- some kinds of migraines --- that AS SOON as you feel it coming on --- lower your head, lower than your torso (I used to hang my head over the bed).  It can GREATLY reduce the symptoms (not eliminate, reduce).   AND !!!  This could be because the brain is not getting enough blood!   Regular slant board use might reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.   You can find out more benefits at the following web site: SLANTBOARD

I'd heard about Slant Boards and used them on my visits to the Hippocrates (well known natural health) Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.   But did not want to pay the $200 USD cost to buy one.   I asked Hugh Magill if he would please make me one.  Hugh is a fine woodworker, designing and constructing fine kitchen cabinetry and countertops for years. So Hugh contemplated the model I showed him and came up with his own design.   Clever.  Simple.   Japanese almost.

BENEFITS THE EYES:   Hugh said that when he first used it, he had the most significant improvement in his vision in years (yes, this can be a benefit.)

I think this would also be good for those with jaw problems.  The first time I used it, the pressure in my jaw was gone.

One of the reasons I wanted it was to use it during the meditation that Joey Korn showed us, October 2002 and 2003 in his workshop, lying down and listening to a particular CD for 20 minutes.   All around relaxation.

Hugh (519 763 8853)  is making them, for members of the Toronto Dowsers:  $125.

This board can be used by the elderly.  It seems simple, yet its effects are profound.

Do not use the board in cases of high blood pressure, hemorrhages, some tubercular conditions, cancer in the pelvic cavity, appendicitis, ulcers of the stomach or intestines, pregnancy, unless under the care of a physician.

      *   #3:   Mind:   BRAIN CHEMISTRY   *
While we are on the subject of  improving the brain, Dr. Michael Lesser wrote "The Brain Chemistry Plan".   This shows you how to identify your brain chemistry type and take action to improve concentration, reduce stress and boost brainpower, through natural nutrition.   One of the useful tips he offers is a formula to QUIT ADDICTIONS.  "If you are ready to quit smoking, drinking or any other addiction, these nutrients will help minimize the withdrawal symptoms."

L-Glutamine:  500 mg, 4 times a day (this is an amino acid)
Vitamin C:  1,000 mg. 6 times daily for the first 2 or 3 days, tapering off to 1-3 gm / day
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 1,000 mg, six times daily for the first two or three days, tapering off to 1-3 gms / day  (But first find out your own tolerance level with regard to the "Niacin Flush".    Should you take too much Niacin, you may get very hot and pin prick rash will develop.  Aside from the discomfort of the symptoms, this is harmless and goes away in a few hours.

And:  Eat a small high protein snack every hour when awake for the first 2 or 3 days.  Then taper off to a single high protein snack a day for 2 or 3 weeks.
After a few days, reduce Vitamin C and Niacin to 1-2 gms. daily.
After 2-3 weeks, stop L -Glutamine.
(Niacin and Vitamin C were used by Dr. Abram Hoffer, developer of Orthomolecular Medicine,  to halt schizophrenia.)

This is an excellent book..  Throughout it he speaks about the importance of Copper.  However, you can experience adverse effects if you take too much copper.  Read the book to find out about this.  Copper may also interfere with Zinc absorption, as zinc and copper occupy the same receptor sites.  If copper is "in", zinc may not come in, and vice versa.   Everything needs to be in balance.  (Copper is one of the primary nutrients suggested to be checked out to reverse graying hair.)

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On the Daily Dowsing Vitamin Card, included in the December 2004 mailing to members, one of the items on the card referred to the balance in the Brain Blood Flow.

These cards were created to help everyone, and, they are perhaps the 11 most useful items when reviewed on a daily basis.  They were designed to be a daily tool for those who have taken Raymon Grace's workshops, and/or read his "Techniques That Work For Me."   Although we are generous with information and believe in a lot of freedom and sharing in education, we do not want to give away Raymon's work.   Since a few emails were received questioning this item, and it connects with this month's "BRAIN TALK", here is a more indepth explanation, from Raymon:

Blood flow to the Brain:
If the proper amount of blood does not flow to the appropriate areas of the brain, it can cause "abnormal behavior". This may manifest as aggression,  depression, anxiety, autism or any number of other problems.    The way I check this is on the chart and ask, "To what degree it the blood flow to this person's brain balanced?"  Anything less than 100% needs to be brought into total balance. The pendulum will swing clockwise while balancing the blood flow.  I have seen some wonderful results with this method.

[NOTE:  On a more physical level, regular use of the Slant Board, as described above, can also help correct this situation.  Use what is best for you.]

For more information on the Brain, read the online article in the November 2004 issue of Scientific American:  Music and the Brain, by Norman M. Weinberger

"What is the secret of music's strange power? Seeking an answer, scientists are piecing together a picture of what happens in the brains of listeners and musicians..."


I try to keep us informed of information that may affect and may not be available to us.

The following article is one of the most disturbing pieces of legislation I have ever read, on the same level as the US invasion of Iraq, the forced and rapid imposition of the GST, the (un) patriot act and Canada's equivalent.

This legislation is not surprising, seeing how it does appear that the majority will allow any breach of personal freedom to protect their illusion of personal security.   The article following this one might bring light to what seems totally dark.

Please note that approximately 4 days after this legislation was announced (December 12th) , Ontario announced a change in Driver's Licenses.  The change was to take effect after December 15th, giving people 3 days to get a driver's license under the old rules --- if they even had a chance to hear about the new rules (which were not widely publicized).   Note:  These new licenses, are, of course "for our protection".

FIRST:  A comment from another reader:    "As the media continues to black out what is important, this wasn't covered by any establishment outlet. And like frogs in a pot of slowly boiled water, no one makes a peep until dead. And there will be those of  us that move slowly through the ridiculous search lines at airport and just baaah "It's for our own good." The horror of a National ID system. Step out of line, break one of the thousands of "laws" on the books, spit on the sidewalk, and your number might be revoked. Read it and weep."

"US adopts National ID: Homeland Security Now In charge of Regulations for all US States Drivers Licenses and Birth Certificates

Jonathan Wheeler | December 10, 2004
In a chilling act more reminiscent of the now defunct Soviet Union or the Nazi regime of Adolph Hitler, the United States Congress passed legislation yesterday that requires the States to surrender their regulatory rights over driver’s licenses and birth certificates to The Department of Homeland Security.

The massive US Intelligence Reform Bill weighed in at over 3,000 pages and though unread by individual Members of either the House or Senate nevertheless passed all of the legislative hurdles needed in order to become law.

President Bush lobbied hard for these provisions, only objecting when Senator Sensenbrenner attempted to require these same provisions for illegal aliens but which the President opposed. This provision was dropped from the final bill.

Beginning in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security will issue new uniformity regulations to the States requiring that all Drivers Licenses and Birth Certificates meet minimal Federal Standards with regard to US citizen information, including biometric security provisions.

Added to currently existing Federal Laws and Supreme Court rulings American citizens when born will be issued a Social Security Number that will be included on their Birth Certificates, along with DNA biometric markers. All birth certificates will also be registered in a Federal Government database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. No child will be allowed enrollment to schools or be entitled to either State of Federal Government benefits programs without first presenting a certified Homeland Security registered Birth Certificate.

Drivers Licenses will also contain DNA biometric markers and include the holders Social Security Number and be required for receiving and applying for all State and Federal benefits programs. Previous Supreme Court rulings have also upheld State and Federal Law Enforcement authorities right to request Identification from any American citizen, for any reason and at any time as not being violations of their, the citizens, constitutionally protected rights.

Major Banks and credit card companies have applauded the adoption of a National ID system as being important to counter fraud and increasing instances of identity theft. National ID cards with biometric markers will eliminate them from having to issue Credit and Debit cards, which for the first time in US history have surpassed the usage of checks and cash. Utilizing The Department of Homeland Securities centralized federal database, Banks and credit card companies will only require the presentation of a citizens Driver’s License to make purchases as all of the persons financial information, including credit and cash balances, will already be known in ‘real time’. (The combining of Homeland Security and Banking databases on citizens balances and purchases, along with their past and present purchasing information, has been allowed under previous Federal Laws including the Patriot Act.)

Also included in this bill is a law to require The Department of Homeland Security to establish a separate ID system for citizens to use prior to boarding airplanes, and which is eerily reminiscent of the Soviet and Nazi regimes dreaded Internal Passport.

Never before in our history have the words of Benjamin Franklin been so correct when he stated: "people willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both".

Today, December 9, 2004 will be one of those moments in time that future historians will look back on and pin point as being the day that the United States of American, and as it was founded by its forefathers, ceased to exist."

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The legislation above, while horrifying to us, is about what we can expect, considering the results of the recent US election and the eagerness too many have to embrace supposed security enhancements.   Are conditions, to our eyes, becoming worse?   Definitely.   And it will keep on happening.    It is our job to help one another keep our spirits, determination, intent and thought at a high level, to rise above this ignorance.  We don't think like most people. We need to help one another remain compassionate and aware in our gentle strength.


Hans Christian King  --- a psychic, was on George Noory's (Coast to Coast) radio show the night of December 14th.   He made predictions, mostly for 2005.   Here are the notes I took:

In 2005 there will be a  major govt scandal involving the president.   Something will come out in the next 5-7 months that will place him in a very embarrassing position.

The following will be involved in the scandals:
   *   Homeland security
   *   Electronic voting fraud

  • We, the people, are part of the scandals.  It started when we agreed not to have  --- paper trails --- because --- we did not stop them.
  • There is no doubt that electronic voting will be a big issue in 2005
  • A famous pollster said all is not well in voting land
  • There are cover-ups on top of cover-ups on top of cover-ups
  • If enough good people get involved, there will be clarity (in government).
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        Regarding the US National ID Act, and others:
    Will this be the act that makes the American people finally wake up?
    The United States was created as a haven from the dictatorship of King George.  The American people have been proud of that heritage, boasting about it whenever possible.   What happened to that  spirit, to that pride, to those profound passions  for freedom?  for individual rights?   how is it so twisted, where Americans are profaning their founding principles?   Where is Edward R. Murrow when we need him?

    Look at what is happening in the Ukraine.  People are protesting to have honest elections, risking all their freedoms, all their real security.  When did Americans become so gutless?

    Do you think the American people would protest en masse the way the Ukrainians are doing, out in the streets?  Would you?  Would I?    Is there such a difference between the US and the Canadian governments?  its people?

    [From Ian Lungold:  The Orange Revolution going on in the Ukraine, ...... In a seeming miracle, as millions gather in brotherhood against a corrupt government, crime of all types has stopped in the whole country. The entire news media of the Ukraine has come off of self imposed strikes and has pledged to the public on air, to report only the truth. While the Supreme Court of the Ukraine has called for a new run off election in support of the public. This is not a fluke, nor a ploy. This is the result of new consciousness, Ethical consciousness in this case, producing sweeping change in our reality just as it is called for by the Mayan calendar at this time.]

    Most of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence died financially ruined.  They were the first to openly protest the actions of King George and his minions stole their property.   Freedom loving people everywhere are grateful to them, and proud.   Would we have the same courage to risk our comfy safe creature comforts?

    Last month I wrote about a small experience I had going through airport security.   When we fly, we all comply, get in line, do whatever is asked of us.  So we can get to our destination on time.  We would sell out our neighbor, lose all our pride, comply with their most ridiculous requests.   We don't have to disobey, but we can question.    If only 100 people a day, on airlines, questioned, they would not be able to put us in the sheep pens as easily.

    I am ashamed of us.  I am ashamed of me.  I am ashamed of friends, family, neighbors, fellow citizens for how easily we all comply --- so that we and our cozy little nests and our access to them and their contents --- remain undisturbed.   What are we doing --- something that can make us uncomfortable in even small ways?  to make a difference?   It does have to mean protesting or writing letters.  We have other means.  Are we using them?  Is this paragraph inappropriate?   And... changes are happening.   What was written about is the way things look, now.   It does not reflect the positive changes --- behind the scenes which may not be obvious to our senses --- which are taking place.   The situation is still in flux as different energies take hold.

    Where is Edward R. Murrow when we need him?
    (Edward R. Murrow was one of the very few broadcasters to openly speak out against the McCarthy cabal.)

    "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it"

    "We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home...."

    When we looked at the near-final cut of the McCarthy broadcast and the staff showed fear of putting it on the air, Murrow spoke a line that landed like a lash across our backs: "The terror is right here in this room."

     "No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices." When someone asked what he would say on the McCarthy broadcast, he replied:

     "If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' nor had a friend who was 'different,' or never joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants."

    On the night of the broadcast, March 9, 1954, the night the spear was hurled against the terror that held America in thrall, Edward R. Murrow spoke words that should be handed down as legacy to every generation of Americans:

    "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility."

    The Ten Native American Commandments

    Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
    Remain close to the Great Spirit.
    Show great respect for your fellow beings.
    Work together for the benefit of all mankind
    Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
    Do what you know to be right.
    Look after the well-being of mind and body.
    Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
    Be truthful and honest at all times.
    Take full responsibility for all your actions.

    Sacred Space

    Last month I saw well known dowsers Sig Lonegren and Patrick MacManaway at the Earth and Spirit workshop.  Talks were structured so we could interact with the speakers during breaks.   Sig was speaking on Sacred Space.  I requested clarification on an item, and he replied, so the information could be used here in the newsletter for you:

    "We all see the spiritual realms differently.  That is why there are so many religions and sub-religions (Methodists, Congregationalists, Catholics, Anglicans {High Church, Low Church, and no women priests Church}, Fundamentalists, Greek Orthodox, etc., etc.).  Likewise, I have found that every different dowser "sees" the Earth Energies differently.   So, while initially it is important for all dowsers to find out how they see these energies, ultimately, the critical  issue for me is how can we individually benefit from being in sacred space? How can we use these energies?

    (I used "see" to mean each of us becomes aware of these realms slightly differently - like the three blind men and the elephant - each sees the elephant differently - but it is the same elephant, and they saw with their fingers.  Others "see" with their ears, others with their eyes, others just gnow.)

    Once it has been determined that the energies are there, I now believe that the most important thing one can use dowsing for in sacred space is to greet the Spirit of the Place, to dowse where is the best place to be within that space for one's own spiritual growth, go there, sit down, shut up, and PAY ATTENTION.  As we all  have different needs, if you are with a group, no one else will need to be in the exact same place as you.  Try it and see what happens."

    This reminded me of something that happened a few years ago.    I was visiting  Judy, an Orthodox Jew.  It was Shabbat.  I knocked on the door, came in, sat down and gave her a book I brought for her.  She reached out her hand for it, stopped.   "What's wrong" I asked.   She explained to me that the book I had brought in to her home was not part of the 'neighborhood' she had created (I forget the term she used).   What she does, in preparation to celebrate each Shabbat, is she defines her neighborhood, its boundaries.  It could be the size of the room she will spend most of her time in.   Or her home, the size of the village she and others will spend time in.   I brought something in for her from the outside, and this was not within the definition of her neighborhood for that occasion.   She took the book, as this was to be kind to me, realizing I did not know what her custom was.  Everything within that sacred space had already been defined.  Perhaps it was purified;  cleansed.

    [Many of you already do this with your homes, you've cleaned the energies and set the thought form that anything that enters through the door will be for the highest good of those who live and visit there.]

    Shabbat is celebrated one day a week, from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.  It is a time to bring more light in to the world, to give thanks, to contemplate, to focus on the spiritual rather than the mundane.   It is the time to create, and use, sacred space, and within the space -- sacred food --- sacred everything.

    Ivan McBeth also reminded us to create sacred space in our lives.  Acknowledgment, respect and gratitude.   Ivan told us they were working on a stone circle and the stones would not move.  And then someone said to greet and honor the stone and they did that and the stones just jumped in to place.

    I commented to Sig that I never paid much attention to it because I thought all space is sacred --- even Hoboken!  And he replied:

    "Yes, all of the Earth is sacred - it is just that there some places where it is easier to become aware of that than others.  For example, it might be easier to connect with your Maker in a medicine wheel than in Times Square in New York (although if your Maker wants to contact you S/He'll do it anywhere)."

    On how it may be used:   "And different people use different techniques to connect - meditation, labyrinths, dancing, certain psycho-active drugs, chanting, the Catholic mass, etc., etc."

    From Gandhi :
    Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
    Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.
    Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits
    Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
    Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

    Bringing More Light in to the World and Two MORE Ways to Save Trees

    #1:   Light Up The World is a totally Canadian Charitable Foundation.
    Lighting for people who don't have electricity
    They don't have to cut down trees for lighting
    1/3 of the world's population uses kerosene
    Safe, clean, inexpensive environmentally friendly
    Independent from Power companies
    An entire village can be lit up with the power of one 100 Watt Bulb

    LUTW's mandate is to raise awareness of the problems associated with fuel-based lighting and the liberating social, economic and environmental benefits of WLED lighting.

    Their long term goal is to facilitate the development of sustainable local business to manufacture, install and maintain renewable energy based lighting systems.

    2 Billion Have No Access to Electricity.   1/3 of the world’s population has no access to electricity and the vast majority live in remote villages in developing countries (World bank, 2002)

    To have light in the evenings, much of the world uses kerosene, or, cuts down trees for wood fires.   Light Up The World Foundation (LUTW) is an international humanitarian organization affiliated with the University of Calgary dedicated to illuminating the lives of the world’s poor. It is the first humanitarian organization to utilize solid-state lighting technologies to bring affordable, safe, healthy, efficient, and environmentally responsible lighting to people currently without access to proper lighting. LUTW remains the world’s leader, globally active and setting standards in this field.

    LUTW lit up more than 4,000 homes in numerous countries including Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Peru, Sri Lanka. LUTW projects have brought tangible gains to communities enhancing their health and safety, fostering local education, developing an economic infrastructure and protecting the physical environment. Over 20,000 people have been impacted directly. LUTW’s goal of reaching the approximately 2 billion people worldwide without access to adequate lighting is ongoing.

    The primary source of greenhouse gas emissions in the developing world comes from dirty, hazardous and expensive fuel-based sources such as kerosene for lighting. The only real way to meet the increasing lighting energy demands is to replace fuel based lighting with solid state lighting systems.

    While trekking on the Annapurna Circuit, Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, visited local villages and was struck by the poor conditions of the people. Most of them were relying on kerosene lamps which produced little light and filled the homes with dangerous smoke. As the annual income of the Nepalese villagers averaged $200 USD Dave realized the need for very simple, affordable and rugged lighting.

    Dave's lab technician John Shelley was independently experimenting with green light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough lighting technology (LEDs) developed in Japan. Dave was amazed at their unique combination of brightness, durability, extremely low energy consumption and low cost. Dave had the idea of using white LEDs (WLED) to make small lamps for homes in the developing world. Dave tracked down a white LED made by Nichia in Japan.  John worked with several lab technicians and students from the University to develop the first circuits for the WLED lamps.

    In 2000, Dave returned to Nepal with the first lamps and carried out the Nepal Lamping Project, laying the foundation for the development of LUTW into a global lighting initiative.

    For many, night falls early and the only source of light is in the form of kerosene-wick lamps or wood fires—sometimes supplemented with expensive and waste-creating battery-powered flashlights. Parents and children who work during daylight hours can only practice basic reading and writing skills in the evening when they are dependent on the inconsistent and poor light provided by kerosene-wick lamps and wood fires.

    LUTW is working with partners and affiliates to replace kerosene lamps and wood fires with safer and healthier WLED lighting.

    I  received a sample lamp from them LUTW which was on display at our Social.   If you like, I can bring it in again.    If you want to donate money, please, send to:
    University of Calgary - Light Up The World; Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering;   2500 University Drive NW;   Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4.    Please make out your checks to:   University of Calgary - Light Up The World   (A tax receipt will be issued by the University of Calgary)
    [NOTE:  How Extreme Inconvenience turns in to Extreme Gratitude:   In July, my computer blew up and I could not find the disk to re install the modem.  So I had to drive to Richmond Hill on a Friday afternoon to get the disk.   It was the wrong disk.  I could not get the right disk until the offices re opened on Monday.  I said a lot of bad words that weekend.   I drive up Monday, am sitting again in the waiting room when I see the July 2004 Copy of Saturday Night Magazine.  With the article about Light Up the World.  And immediately started saying as many thank you's as I could for being in that place at that time and having the opportunity to read about Light Up the World to help spread their word.  They are DOING SOMETHING REAL GOOD About It.]
    #2:   RECYCLING CHRISTMAS TREES:   The Original Living Christmas Tree Company, in Portland Oregon, founded by John Fogel, 39, has rented out more than 400 Christmas trees this holiday season, starting at $55 for a 7-foot Douglas fir.

    The trees are taken out of the ground, roots and all, put into pots, and delivered to families in the Portland area. Soon after New Year's, Fogel and his crew pick up the trees and deliver them to parks, school districts and other groups who pay around $10 to have the trees planted on their property.

    The $791 million Christmas tree industry has been reeling from the growing popularity of synthetic trees.   In 1990, 35.4 million households put up real trees and 36.3 million displayed artificial ones, according to a consumer survey by the National Christmas Tree Association. A decade later, the split was 32 million live and 50.6 million artificial.

    This gives you the convenience of a plastic tree with the aesthetics and environmental values of a live tree.   While Fogel's trees have become a yearly tradition in hundreds of Portland homes, the endeavor has not yet made him rich. Someday, he hopes his business will support him year-round.

    ON AND FROM ALAN HANDELSMAN (Our November Speaker)

    Dear Marilyn,
         This is a note to thank you and the entire Toronto dowsers' group for inviting me to come and speak to you, and for everything you did to make me feel comfortable and welcome. Every part of our visit went smoothly, and my wife Anita and I know how much effort and planning that takes. We are grateful to you, Lisa Caplan, Brian Harris, and everyone else who made our visit possible, and attended the Thursday meeting, and Saturday's class.
         Anita and I wish everyone we met during our visit the happiest of holiday seasons.
    Alan Handelsman
            *        *        *
    Yes, Alan's was very interesting.  By the way, a friend couldn't wear her wedding band because it caused her a rash on her finger (for years).  So I tried the cards on it and now she can wear it....  Lorenza
           *        *        *
    We heard that Bette Harvey fixed a television set that wasn't working, with Alan's Resonance Tuner!
    From the JOE SMITH Files --- on BODY SCANNING:
    The title is self-explanatory. You simply take a pendulum and use it to scan a picture of the human form.    First is to know how to use a pendulum, I hope all do as we don't have time to teach you that now. Go to Jackie Reids site and look for lessons.   They are all there I think.  Now, we need a target to practice on. You ALWAYS need permission when you do this from the person their self.   OK, I think we are ready; you have a human form in front of you, right.    Pay attention Chuck, quit looking out the window.    That's better.    The next thing is to put a name on the form, the person you want to check for.    We will use my son Kevin, as he won't mind.   Put his age at 51.    Now start the pendulum swinging in a yes (Back and forth) motion.    Start at the feet; check each foot and the ankle area asking for past or present injuries.    I check one whole leg at one time and then the other. The pendulum will swing in the search motion (Back and Forth) and when it finds a spot it will circle.    The size of the circle will be in direct proportion to the injuries.

    Small circle means small injuries, large circle means big injuries.    Is that clear?    Each problem will be either small or bigger.    That way you have an Idea how serious the problem is.     Now say you have a circle in the ankle area then write some questions down,    Has it been broken,   Or is it broken now, is it just a sprain, All of these can be answered with a yes and no answer.    Now if you want to be specific, use the atlas for that. You can really pinpoint the problem.   If it was the knee, same type of question, only relating to the knee.    Get to the crouch area. Depending on the sex will determine on what type questions you ask if you have a circle in that area.    As you move with the pendulum swinging in that search it might want to drift to one side or the other of the body cavity, just follow where it is taken you.    Could be the stomach or the heart, lungs, liver or any other organ.    Once you get a signal that you hit something, then you ask the questions for that area. I like to draw a form of the back area also and check up the spine, ribs and such. This form you are using can just be an out line of the human form hand drawn.     Use the atlas for pinpointing the problem.    When going up the torso area the pendulum give a circle above the hearty?    That is a cloistral problem, possible blockage in the blood vessels.    In the head are it might swing toward one ear area or the other indicating possible hearing loss or possible skin cancer and other possibilities, so there again ask questions. It really helps if to write them down.    The main thing to learn today is to practice the search motion and the different movements the pendulum makes.   Learn to watch the circle swing as to size, the bigger the badder.

     Now before I turn loose always think before you speak, we are not Doctors and  can't diagnose which is just what you will be doing.    So, what do you do about it if you find say a bad spot on a woman's breast, and you think by questions it could be cancer, DON'T tell her she has cancer.    Just say I found an area of concern around the left or right breast area and suggest she have it checked.    Dowsing is not 100% right all the time and the Doctors are not 100% right all the time, but they have a license to do this, we don't.    Best to set your search to past problems, might be safer.    Try it on your family and close friends with there understanding that you are just learning.    Well this is enough to get some questions stirred up. Joe


    (1) Shopping for a digital camera?  Want tips on using one? www.shortcourses.com/

    (2) Online edition:   "Autobiography of A Yogi", by Paramahansa Yogananda.   2 sites:  YOGI1YOGI2.   This is one of  --- if not THE most influential book coming from the East.  Yogananda put thought forms in to the cover of his book to encourage people to buy them.  It works.

    (3)  Online books (free).  Start here for:  "The Hundredth Monkey" by Ken Keyes, Jr.

    (4)   "Phishing" :   "In case you haven't heard, - there are folks sending out email to get you to click on their link, go to a website disguised to look like your bank etc. and give away your private information. Do not be fooled by emails like that! Don't take the bait!

    Here is an article that described phishing.........not much fun for the phish!
    Beware of MSN and other Phishing Scams. We got an e-mail message this week from a reader who has been getting messages purporting to be from MSN's billing department, directly him to click a link to "update account records" and advising that failure to do so might result in deactivation of the account and a reactivation fee.  This is one of many "phishing" scams that try to con you into entering your credit card numbers and other personal information in an online form that appears to be an MSN Web site, but is actually redirected to the scammer who intends to use the information for fraudulent purposes. Do NOT ever respond to these types of messages. If you have questions or problems with your MSN account, go directly to the MSN Web site (www.msn.com) and click the Support link at the bottom of the page to find the customer service page (you'll be required to sign in with your .NET Passport to access the account and billing site). Do NOT click the links in the e-mail messages; they will take you to the scammer's site."

    High Tech Birds and the Bees

    A little Boy says to his dad, "Daddy, how was I born?"
    Dad says:  "Ah, my son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway!
    Well, you see your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on MSN.
    Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe.
    We sneaked into a secluded room, where your Mother agreed to a download from my hard drive.
    As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a blessed little Pop-Up appeared  and said:  "You've Got Male!"  Thanks to Ray Watson
    SLEEP:   I'm hearing from many of you that you are having trouble sleeping.  It either takes you a long time to get to sleep, or, you wake up in the middle of your night and can't get back to sleep.  If you can't sleep, you suffer.   This is the best time of year to sleep.

    You've read the literature that tells you the obvious:  don't have certain foods before you go to sleep, take a warm bath before you go to sleep, etc.

    Why can't you sleep?    IT'S YOUR BRAIN THAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE.   Obvious, yes, but have you really thought about why?

    #1:  It could be too much stress, from worrying about a short term or longer term problem.
    #2:  Hormones
    #3:  Brain / body chemistry
    #4:  Your brain and/or body is hungry

    Homeopathics, herbs, glandular supplements, nutrition can help with the above.   You can learn how to reduce the mental stress to allow yourself to sleep.

    #2: Hormones:  Melatonin is well known to assist sleep.   Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland.   If your bedroom is not really really dark, the pineal gland will not produce melatonin.   If you wake up and go in to a lit room, the production is halted and may not start again.   When we lived in caves, they were dark at night.  Melatonin was plentiful.   Now, with street lights in almost every window, we have to make an effort to have dark bedrooms. Make that effort!

    Here's HOW TO TAKE MELATONIN  (I learned this when I was at the Life Extension Foundation.)  Take 1  TIME RELEASE CAPSULE at  8 p.m.   Take another ---  regular --- whatever your dosage might be --- right before you go to sleep.

    #3:  Brain / Body Chemistry:   See Michael Lesser's Brain Chemistry Plan, elsewhere in this newsletter for the info.

    Calcium, taken before bed, helps promote sleep (before bedtime is the best time to take minerals.   They work on repair while you sleep.).   And, take the calcium that best suits your body type.  And, calcium needs to be taken with the right amount of magnesium.  There's a lot to know about taking calcium.  Going to a pharmacy, purchasing and consuming calcium tablets from a poor brand may cause adverse effects.

    Warm sesame seed milk with carob and honey is an excellent sleep inducer and full of calcium and pre digested protein.

    #4:  Hunger:   Yes, warm milk and cookies helps.  Because of the tryptophan.   A small fat or protein or carbohydrate snack before bed can help --- to feed the brain / body with the amino acids it requires.   Learn what works best for you.    If you are really hungry, your brain won't let you sleep.  It's "afraid" of starving and wants you to get up and feed it.

    About 25 years ago, my GP (Doctor), a kind gentle man,  told me something that he learned that impressed and amazed him.   He told me about part of a project that his daughter did for her science project.    He said that she learned, and proved, that bacteria can not exist in the presence of zinc.   She had a lot of cultures, with bacteria.  When she added zinc to the cultures, they died.  (2 years later this doctor committed suicide.  He had ALS.)    It was about 10 ? years ago that we were told that zinc lozenges help reduce cold symptoms.

    As you can see, that shared observation stayed with me.  But what I see is even more noteworthy is that 25 years ago, medical doctors did not know this about zinc.  Many of them probably still do not.   It's only recently that even some information about minerals is available and few are listening.

    We know that some non beneficial organisms can not live in the presence of oxygen.  I wonder what is the chemical makeup of zinc, and, what zinc and oxygen might have in common.   Do you know?

    AND!   Herbie's Herbs.. and the formulas Helen makes, cocoanut oil, copper pot, hair stuff... Shea Butter..Swedish Bitters.....

    Have you been to Herbie's Herbs lately?   Herbie's Herbs, owned and run by Toronto Dowsers (and brothers) Lambros and Elias is becoming my favorite health food store on the planet.   They are not huge, however most of the big "health food" stores carry aisles of packaged prepared food which I really doubt is "health food".     Herbie's Herbs has excellent quality, their prices are quite reasonable, you find items there you won't find anyplace else and they give discounts to Toronto  Dowsers members.

    I go there 2x / year to buy a bottle of Swedish Bitters.  They carry the NatureWorks brand, which few carry and is the smoothest blend.   Swedish Bitters is a "medicine chest in a bottle."    We absolutely need bitter taste in our diet, to encourage the gall bladder to produce bile to emulsify fats and few today consume bitter in their diet.   About 1/3 teaspoon in water in the mornings will help strengthen and improve digestion.

    While I was there, I picked up a big jar of Shea Butter for $10.   I've seen teeny jars for more than that.  Shea butter is wonderful for cosmetics, and, for the hair.  I think its helping my frizz  (Pat Young wrote about Shea Butter for the hair in the September 2004 Vitality Magazine, her last article before she passed on.   Good lady, Pat.  We miss her.)

    I also bought a copper pot for friends who need copper in their diets.  Put water in the pot, let it sit, drink the copper, Voila.  Copper.  And you don't have to keep buying it.  Buy the pot once.    Also got a capsule filler.  Really glad I saw that there and bought it so I could make the samples of Potassium Sorbate for you for the December Social.   All 50 samples (of 2 capsules each) were taken.    The capsule filler made it a lot easier for me.

    They carry that high octane Cayenne, the best for the Master (Lemon Aid) cleanse.   Ear Coning candles and all sorts of bee products.  They have everything.  Absolutely.

    Here's one of their best kept secrets:   They have an excellent herbalist on staff.   She can make up formulas for you.  There was a product I wanted, a formula which was very expensive.   Helen made it up for me --- same thing --- at  1/3  the cost of the "name brand".  She has given me some very interesting tidbits over the years, which have been passed on to you.  Knows a lot about chelation, what to do when replacing amalgams --- Everything.  Yes.  Really.

    Herbie's Herbs has many fine ayurvedic formulations, interesting shampoos.  All sorts of bee products, ear coning candles and beautiful wisdom.  Stop by:  556  Queen Street West,  about  50 feet EAST of Bathurst, North side.   Toronto Dowsers receive a Discount.

    GOOD HELP FOR OUR LUNGS --- Respira Tonic from Aleks Radojcic

    Last month I wrote about the passing of my cousin.  Can't believe Stu's been gone for over a month...    I *knew* I'd better take care of my lungs because almost always, when a person or pet you you are close to dies, or when you have another kind of great loss, and grief, within 12 months, there may probably be an imbalance that gets expressed in your lungs.   You know when you may be with family but just don't feel you want to cry and "choke" back those tears?   Guess what.  Those unexpressed emotions have to go someplace.   Didn't realize mine would come so quickly.  3 weeks later, I developed a cold/flu --- which was not as bad as it could have been.

    Respiratory disturbances are increasing, especially with all the pollutants, sprays etc.   We know the basics.  We know basic nutrition, what to avoid, we know basic fundamentals of dowsing and energy work for better health.

     Toronto Dowser  ALEKS RADOJCIC, through his practice, developed an herbal formulation to help the lungs.  Aleks did this out of need.  His wife had a lung problem and nothing was working.   So he asked his mom, who is from the "old country" what she used to cure a relative of pneumonia.  She told him and Aleks used laboratory testing and dowsing to create a formula and his wife got better.   He has brought this product --- Respira Tonic ---  to market and it is not restricted to pneumonia like conditions.  Respira Tonic is a lung tonic, which supports the respiratory and immune systems. It cleanses the entire respiratory system by alleviating the cause of the symptoms of colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma and allergies. Many herbs in Respira Tonic contain antiviral, antibacterial and anti-parasitic properties.   If your health food store does not carry this, call  416 636 7790 for more information.

         Aleks is a: Dr.Ac., R.N.C., P.T., I.T., acupuncturist, herbalist, nutritionist, and energy healer and has been in practice for many years.   He is joined with his wife Gordana Radojcic, A.T., ayurvedic practitioner and energy healer, in their clinic in at Bathurst and Shepard.   English, French, Serbian,  Polish and  Hungarian are spoken at their clinic.   You may have seen products by KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS in health food stores in Canada and the US.  They have been developed by Aleks.  In fact, the 30 Day Paraway Cleanse (a Program of herbs traditionally used for parasites and candida) won the Alive Gold Award (from Alive Magazine) for the best product of 1996.

    Here's the list of Ingredients Aleks sent me for you.  I'm including this because its also a good little education for us on herbs, so you can dowse it and because Aleks went through the trouble to compile this for us.  THANK YOU, ALEKS:

    Sage is used to relieve chronic asthma and tuberculosis. It is an expectorant; is anti-inflammatory and stimulates the immune system.   In “The Cancer Cure” Rudolf Breuss says: “Sage tea is the one I classify as the most important of all the teas. It should be drunk thoughout your life.”

    Elder promotes expectoration, removes phlegm and relieves wheezing. It restores the lungs from asthma, and pneumonia.  It promotes sweating and reduces fevers.  It is antiviral, antibacterial and contains the important flavonoids Quercetin and Rutin, which are anti-inflammatory, and antiallergenic. It drains fluid congestion and relieves edema.

    Myrrh is highly effective as an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent. It removes congestion, stops discharge, promotes expectoration and removes phlegm. It aids in alleviating bronchitis, chronic asthma and reduces fever.

    Horehound promotes expectoration, removes phlegm.  It relieves chronic coughing, sinusitis, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and benefits the throat.  It reduces fever and infection.

    Mullein relieves coughing, wheezing and removes phlegm.  It reduces allergies, relieves bronchitis, spasmodic asthma, and hay fever. It stops discharge and bleeding, which cause blood in the stool.  Its soothing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions primarily affect respiratory and intestinal functions.

    Eucalyptus promotes expectoration, removes phlegm and relieves coughing. It soothes the bronchi affected by bronchitis, allergic asthma, and tuberculosis. It reduces fever from malaria, typhus, cholera measles, chicken pox, and scarlet fever.  It stimulates immunity and expels parasites.  It is antibacterial and antiviral.

    Oregano helps to liquefy phlegm in chronic bronchial and asthmatic conditions so that it can be coughed up.  It promotes sweating and treats the onset of infections and fevers. It has excellent immuno-stimulant, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-parasitic actions.  It inhibits all fungi growth.

    Astragalus is an immune-modulator and lung tonic. It regulates fluid metabolism. Numerous studies show its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-tumor activity. It is a scavenger of free radicals. It stimulates the production of interferon, an important ingredient in cancer formulas, counteracting the immune damaging effects of chemotherapy.

    Burdock promotes detoxification.  It removes lymph congestion, reduces infection, inflammation and swelling. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral. It regulates and stimulates immunity.  Burdock’s reputation for reducing tumors is supported by findings that Arctigenin, a lignan in Burdock, has shown anti-tumor activity.

    Calamus regulates acidity, promotes expectoration, removes phlegm, opens sinuses, reduces fever, and stimulates immunity. Helps relieve chronic bronchitis and is anti-parasitic.

    Yarrow herb removes congestion, reduces fever, and promotes tissue repair. Hildegard of Bingen, a famous 12th Century German healer and mystic, prescribed Yarrow to prevent metastasis, and as a protection before and after surgery.  Maria Treben in her book Health from God’s Pharmacy suggests using Calamus and Yarrow together for lung cancer.

    American Ginseng tones and enriches lung Yin.  It enhances immunity as well as alleviates dry coughing.  It supports the endocrine and nervous systems.

    Marshmallow reduces inflammation, infection and stimulates immunity.  It relieves coughing, pleurisy and soothes the mucus membranes.

    Licorice stimulates and regulates immunity.  It balances all 12 meridians. It removes phlegm, relieves coughing, wheezing and allergies, reduces fever and inflammation.  It is used when bacterial and viral infections are present in the respiratory systems. In a recent study reported in the Lancet 2003: 361 (9374) Glycyrrhizin, which is an active component of licorice was found to be the most potent inhibitor of SARS-CV replication.  As well it inhibits adsorption and penetration of the virus.

    Fennel promotes expectoration, removes phlegm, relieves coughing and wheezing.  Aids in restoring a lost voice. Stimulates immunity. Clears parasites.

    Oak Lungwort removes mucus and congestion.  Stops discharge.  Reduces infection, fever, allergies and stimulates immunity.  Stops coughing. Used when bronchitis, bronchial asthma and tuberculosis are present. Historically it has been used as a classic remedy for respiratory infections.

    MSM supplies sulfur. Is a muscle relaxant. Reduces allergies. Eliminates parasites.

    Here we go again.....
    (If we don't see it it ain't so???)
    Cell phones and microwave ovens aren't harmful?  (this was written about last month.)
    I guess we still don't think that if we can't see it, it can't harm us.  History repeats.
    The 2nd week of December, radio stations and newspapers were discussing the possibility of cell phones --- that they might be harmful to health.  This suggestion was pooh pooh'd.   Radio hosts, callers, agreed that cell phones are a necessity, everyone uses them, yes they hear from time to time that its harmful to your brains but its not so...

    In Grenada, as one example, its cell phones or no phones, since the hurricanes, there is no telephone network.

    Growing up, I'd watch my dentist stir the mercury solution for fillings, with his finger.   It wasn't so long ago that we didn't know about germs, and some scientists had to fight to get people to listen.

    Had you heard of Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis?  1846.  Vienna.. Semmelweis gets a job as obstetrical assistant.  He noticed that three times as many women are dying at the hands of the medical students than at the hands of the midwifery students from puerperal fever.  Semmelweis made the connection between the autopsies the medical students were doing and the, "examining finger which introduces the cadaveric particles".  He suggested this connection and was was fired.  No one listened to him, by the summer of 1865 he had taken to the streets of Budapest thrusting circulars into the hands of startled pedestrians. Semmelweis, at the age of 47, the father of three young children was committed to an insane asylum in Vienna.  Thirteen days after admission he was dead, the consequences of brutal beatings.

    In 1865, British surgeon Joseph Lister (1827-1912), first used an antiseptic. He sprayed it on wounds during operations. This killed the germs on the surgeon's hands, instruments and in the air.

    Louis Pasteur suggested that different microbes caused different diseases. This was the germ theory of disease.   He found  three bacteria responsible for human illnesses : staphylococcus, streptococcus and pneumococcus.  Found a cure for rabies.  Around 1886.

    I wonder what its going to take before people will wake up that just because we can't see it ---- doesn't mean its not there.  The 3 people mentioned above, had to fight to get their information listened to.  It wasn't that long ago.

    PS:   from  previous newsletters:
    If there are any errors or misstatements or incorrect information in the newsletters please contact the Toronto Dowsers so that corrections can be made in a following issue.

    "The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself."
    - Archibald Macleish

    "No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots."
    - Barbara Ehrenreich

    "The beginning of thought is in disagreement -- not only with others but also with ourselves."
    - Eric Hoffer

    "You've got to rattle your cage door. You've got to let them know that you're in there, and that you want out. Make noise. Cause trouble. You may not win right away, but you'll sure have a lot more fun."
    - Florynce Kennedy

    "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
    - George Orwell

    "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
    - Harry S Truman

    "In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
    - J. William Fulbright

    "Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed -- and no republic can survive."
    - John F. Kennedy

    "You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society."
    - Vaclav Havel

    "Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
    - William O. Douglas

    "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."
    -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921

     THE   Tuesday, January 11th 2005  MEETING MEETING FEATURES::
    Shelley Bourne & Joy Goch, from Toronto!

    Clearing Energies:  Outside the home, Inside the Home, Inside our Bodies:

    In addition to utilizing Dowsing as an information gathering tool, in the last 20 years Dowsers have used this modality to actively (as opposed to passively gathering  information) change energetic conditions.   99.9% of the information available to us is not perceived by our senses.  Dowsing helps get in touch with some of that 99.9%.   Now we can take dowsing to the next step and do something about it.

    While energy itself is neutral, the contents of energetic fields may have beneficial or non beneficial effects on us.  We can change that.

    For example, people might develop cancer if they sleep over fields which have non beneficial effects for their health.   Through proper, responsible dowsing, these effects can be ascertained, and the energies changed.   Plants and trees grow better.

    For example, there may be non beneficial energies around a person, such as in the form of entities.  Again, through proper, responsible dowsing, these effects can be ascertained, and the energies changed.   Behaviors, emotions can change.

    Many of you have been asking for more information about these techniques,

    Shelly Bourne is one of the original founding members of the Toronto Dowsers.   Joy Goch is a well known and well respected energy healer in Toronto, working with many compatible healing modalities in her practice and a member of our group for the past 3 years.

    Joy and Shelley have been learning these techniques along with us.  More importantly, they have been practicing them and using them, often and successfully to help themselves and others.  Joy has led one of our pre-presentation  practice sessions and you have asked for more.  Here it is.

    They are putting together a presentation to show you the techniques, take you through a "how to" demonstration.  A hand out will be given out to those who attend the meeting (if you can not make the meeting and would like a hand out, please contact someone who will attend).

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