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A newsletter is published for each Toronto Dowsers meeting.  A hard copy is mailed to each of our members.  Membership dues pay for this newsletter.  Members receive many more benefits and more information than is in this newsletter.  If you live in the GTA, and read these newsletters often, we request that you become a member.  We have members across Canada, in the US and in other countries.  We welcome you to join our group and greatly appreciate contributions.  Enjoy.  Thank you.

The  Toronto Dowsers
welcomes you to our next  meeting
Thursday,  November 4th 2004 (See last page for information)
The Toronto Dowsers is proud to present:
Alan Handelsman from Arizona:
"Turning Pain into Power: Getting out of your way by getting into your stuff.
What is the connection between releasing our own pain, and being a better dowser?"
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  Edwards Gardens --- Civic Garden Centre
Leslie Street & Lawrence Avenue - SW 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 - 2004
THURSday, NOVEMBER 4 - Alan Handelsman - at Edwards Gardens
Turning Pain into Power: Getting out of your way by getting into your Stuff,
Create harmonious vibrations inside and out
What is the connection between releasing our own pain, and being a better dowser?
Saturday, NOVEMBER 6 - Alan Handelsman - workshop
"Turning Pain into Power: Dowsing and the Pursuit of Romance, Finance,
Resonance and Connection to the Smiling God"
Saturday  November 20th :::::
A one day Basic Dowsing workshop to be taught by:  Angie Venning.: 416 887 9821
NOVEMBER 24th, 25th - John Clyde & Lyra Kranz, of Monroe and HemiSync will be back to do some workshops.
DECEMBER 14 - Toronto Dowsers 5th Annual Networking Social - at the Latvian Center


Edwards Gardens, where we had most of our meetings this last year, will be renovated at the end of this year.
Please make note of the   DAY  and   LOCATION of the following meetings:

        THURSDAY        November  4th:    Edwards Gardens  (Lawrence & Leslie)
        TUESDAY           December 14th:    The Latvian Center   (Eglinton east of Don Valley)


Time to RENEW:     If you have not renewed your membership, this IS your last newsletter issue.  Please complete the enclosed form, or, you can find one online at: TorontoDowsers.com/toronto/register.htm. , send it in with payment.  Please do take the Contributions part seriously.

Our membership year runs from October 1 to September 30.  All memberships expire September 30th and you are requested to renew your membership before that date.  With membership you receive:

  • Our mostly monthly newsletter with live energy, happenings, tips
  • Eligibility for borrowing privileges from our library (paid for by membership dues)
  •  Eligibility for a free table at our December social
  • A lower meeting donation rate
  • Discounts at workshops
  • 10% Discount at member owned stores:  Herbie's Herbs  556 Queen Street West, Toronto,  Odyssey Books  (books only) 109 Old Kingston Road, Unit #15, Ajax
  • Coupon to bring a new friend for free to a meeting (if you join / renew by Oct 31st)
  • Free Listing in our *new* online Flea Market
  • * NEW - October 2004 * -- An UPDATED Dowsing Card
  • Enable us to bring special speakers, put on programs, purchase equipment
  • You support dowsing and encourage others to learn about it
  • You are becoming part of a great community


    The Dowsing Card

    Since January 2002, Dowsing cards have been available.   This card is called the "Daily Dowsing Vitamins".   The card has 6 questions on it, and a chart, that goes with the questions.  They were developed as a result of Raymon Grace's teachings.   Dowsing these questions, is like taking an Energy Shower.   Your energy field is clean and you feel so much better.  AND!   like a water shower, you can't do it just one time.  You have to do it on a regular basis, otherwise the gunk accumulates.

    If you do it on a regular basis, your energetic immune system strengthens, hence, your physical immune system strengthens.  You attract more positive results in your life.  Your dowsing improves.

    1,500 cards were printed.  They were given away at dowsing conventions.   Then another 1,500 cards were printed.   We ran out of those, too, and the card needed revision.  So, Raymon helped me revise the questions over the past several months.  This month  2,000 cards were printed.  There are now 11 questions and the card is larger.   IT LOOKS GREAT!!!

    To best use these cards, it is recommended that you take a workshop from Raymon, or, learn from Raymon's book "Techniques That Work For Me."   (This book has been recently updated and Debbie Purvis expects to have it for sale at our meetings.)   The chart comes from Walt Wood's "Letter To Robin".  You can get this book online at:  www.LetterToRobin.com  or buy it at our table for $4.

    A free card has been promised to all the members and will be included in the December 2004 newsletter mailing.  More will be available at our sales table.

    At the ASD 2003 convention, John Butler, from New York State, gave me a card that he had laminated from the year before.  I'm going to see about laminating some cards for us.  THANK YOU JOHN!  THAT WAS GREAT!   John joined our group this June.  He is a health genius, and a sweetheart.


    William Henry's September 8th presentation was recorded.  Recordings of this presentation are now available, on CD.  The 2 CD set costs $12 at the meeting, or $20 by mail.

    Our Flea Market is working!  Valorie sold some things, and I sold my Q Link.  That was neat.  Someone, who was not in our group, found it and contacted me.  We had a chat, he came to the last meeting and joined!   WELCOME, RO!   Check out: FLEAS

    And send me your listings.   LONG DISTANCE MEMBERS!   Please send in your listings   Please note that If your item is sold, an energy exchange is suggested and welcome.   Here are some ideas:

  • Donate a book to the library
  • Bring a new person to a meeting
  • Give someone a ride to or from a meeting
  • Bring some food for our après meeting schmoozing
  • Tell the registration people what a great job they are doing
  • Raise consciousness more often
  • Change Stinkin Thinkin just 5 minutes a day, or, 1% each week
  • Write an article for the newsletter, review a dowsing book
  • Practice your "Daily Dowsing Vitamins"
  • Commit to the 5th Dimensional Freedom Project and bring in others
  • Give Marilyn an article or feedback for the newsletter

  • Your Toronto Dowsers Membership card

    Your new Toronto Dowsers membership card is included  the mailing with the newsletter.  Most of the memberships received by September 26th were in the October newsletter mailing.  All memberships received by October 21st are in the November newsletter mailing.  If you did not receive your card, contact Marilyn.  These cards are beautiful, and, energetic.  Last year's color was Forest Green.  This year it is Royal Blue.  Cause it felt right.

    Many of you renewed your membership, many new people join.  Welcome, and Thank you.   As you can see by what is planned so far, we are looking forward to enjoying and participating in more dowsing events, more sharing, more learning and wisdom and more fun.


    We are an affiliate with Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.   If you go to Amazon and buy any product, by first going through our link (on our main page), we get a commission.  This was started at the beginning of the year and so far we have received a check for  $29.63!

    Joey Korn has signed us up as an Affiliate.   So if you go to his site, and order any products, such as pendulums, books, etc.,  by clicking on the links here from this site, it creates a "portal" to his site, back to us, keeps a record,  and we get a commission.   People like the Maurey Pendulums  he has.   Click on:   Joey's site  *   Pendulums

    We started this last month.  October 17th an email arrived from Joey:  " Just sold our first pendulums through your link.  Cool."   Yes.  Definitely.

    Responses to October's  A Wake Up Call

    Thank you for your responses and support, expressed in different ways as a result of last month's Wake Up Call article. As a result, we have had many generous contributions.   And, volunteers have responded in several areas.   We have gained volunteers who would like to help in sending out the newsletter, and, those who are proficient on the computer.  We can still use help at the meetings at the library and sales tables.  See the October newsletter if this interests you, and please contact me.

    Every so often, it can help if we have a reminder as to the responsibilities and demands of those around us.  Its natural to forget and become complacent.  Natural, and, at times, dangerous --- especially when you have something that is precious to you.   This summer, one of my dear friends, who seldom travels, was out of town for 3 weeks.  After one week, I regained a greater appreciation of her and how much she means to me.

    One thing I had overlooked that was pointed out:  ---- Many of you bring yummy munchies to the meetings for us to share in afterwards.  This is generous, and, it is thoughtful.  And highly appreciated.   This is a great contribution and a very nice way to volunteer.  Also --- those who do this remain anonymous.   You do the right thing for the right reason.   This meeting too, we had good munchies.  Thank you so much.

    Please remain aware of our need, from time to time for additional resources, and for volunteers.  We shall try to remain aware of the needs and situation of each other, go with the flow, to better understand and appreciate one another.

    People seem to have less time and be less available for volunteering.  We shall try to work with this.

    There were generous contributions for Ivan's visit.  We paid his round trip bus fare, and gave him $100 USD as a token of appreciation.  Good thing.  He needed it for the hotel Thursday night (see below).

    One of the members who gave us a large donation is Lillian Swanson, a realtor, from Maine.   Lillian connected to us a couple of years ago, when Joey Korn told her she would probably be interested in our group.   I had the great pleasure to meet Lillian at the ASD convention June 2003.   I saw an unexpected extra zero on her check ($200 USD) and the comment she wrote on the bottom of her renewal form:    "I feel compelled to give the $175 for the incredible information you provide.  It's better than the hours I would have spent on books or travel and hours of listening at seminars.  You are absolutely Transforming the world, one dowser at a time.  The next time you make a money request, just remind people about the cost of one book by any of the speakers, and you provide about 12 a year.  How much would that cost.  Heavens, don't I wish I could attend your meetings."

    Sometimes it takes those who can't have what we have easily to remind us how lucky we are.  It's the same with any family.

    When the October newsletter was written, at the end of September, energies --- again --- were different.  They are always different.  Monday, September 27th, as I was driving to the printer to deliver the newsletter, it felt as if I had just been through a very long series of battles--- in armor --- and we won.  Who, or what, I don't know.  And it wasn't about the newsletter, or the group.   Starr Fuentes says that many of us are going to night school and that it is often more real, or, has greater ramifications than our perspective of our reality.

    What the Bleep Do We Know

    WTB, strategically released in the spring, has garnered quite a bit of attention especially among holistically minded people.  I am guessing we have all received at least 3 emails on it.  Most of the emails I've received have been from people who have heard about it and recommend it.  Two have been from people who have seen it.

    First, here's my somewhat cynical feedback:   I saw it with Ivan McBeth the day he came to Toronto.  Thought it would be great to see a seminal movie with a memorable person.  What most impressed me about the movie was the marketing job they did --- how they released the movie, the build up it had and the highlighting of a scientifically aware cast and their awareness of the power of the internet and that most of their audience will do the emailing (hence: marketing) job that served them so well.

    I thought it was a good movie, not a great movie, and, as far as "we" are concerned:  We know most of that material.  Don't we?   Don't you?  It was Consciousness 101.  I did get some nifty tidbits but it wasn't super duper.  It might be for people who have not lived what we have been living.  They try to explain what can not be explained this way.   Well, its a good step. . .   What do you think?  Can you send me some commentary for next month's newsletter?

    I was glad to see Dr. Joe Dispenza  .  He wrote "Live Better Longer" about Hazel Parcells health methods.  Hazel was a remarkable dowser.  This book was one of those that "jumped off the shelf" at me about 10 years ago and is worth reading.

    Hugh Magill was one who got a lot out of it and here is what he figured out:   After seeing the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know, it reintroduced him to Dr. Emoto's work.

  • Once we start having negative thoughts they go right in to the cells.
  • As the cells divide and multiply that negativity increases with each generation of cells.
  • The cells of the body become so saturated with negativity that the cells can not accept nourishment.
  • Their ability to accept nourishment is compromised.  The way to clear the cells is love of self, acceptance.
  • Every negative thought or word that we have is transferred to our saliva which then takes it to our cells.
  • Since that time he has become much more conscious about when he has saliva in his mouth.
  • When he has saliva in his mouth he imagines he has a mouthful of those spicy hearts (in the movie).
  • He is conscious of where he needs to send it in his body. If he has no place to send it, he sends it to his solar plexus.
  • Others have said that yes, most of us do know the material. And, that  it is encouraging that Hollywood is trying to bring this in to the mainstream, especially with the caliber of scientist who has been interviewed. in the movie.   This movie is now being shown in the Toronto area.


    From  Toronto Dowsers member and Egyptologist, Daniel Kolos:
    The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 30th Annual Symposium
    on Ancient Egypt presented in association with The Royal Ontario Museum

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2004, 9 am to 5 pm, in the Theatre of
    the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park Cr., Toronto

    There is a day of FREE lectures (9:40 - 4:30)    Friday:  October 29th , 2004
    The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
    SCHOLARS' COLLOQUIUM  -   Lecture Theatre of The Royal Ontario Museum

    The Saturday's event is part of the University of Toronto Schools of Continuing Studies curriculum and has a price on it.
    Daniel will be exhibiting Egyptian books and 18th century Napoleonic prints of Egypt.
    For more information or to register: call 416-586-5797 or visit EGYPT ROM 

    Turning Pain In to Power:

    Alan Handelsman will be talking about turning pain in to power at our meeting  November 4th.  I don't know his avenue of approach to this, but just knowing that he was coming here and speaking on this subject helped me turn pain into power.  Combining Alan's title with something we learned from David Slater, and a contribution from Ivan McBeth, so here goes.  A triple header!

    Alan Handelsman, our November 4th speaker.  Alan,  M.M., CHt., is a Vice President of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis, the local affiliate of the National Guild of Hypnotists.  He is a favorite speaker at US Dowsing Conventions having spent many years studying and teaching many different aspects of communication and personal growth.   He gives special workshops at EFT Seminars (on Substance Sensitivities), and has been to Toronto before as a speaker at the Energy Psychology Conference.  Alan is also a musician.
           2 months ago I had a bad headache.  The kind you lie down with, in a dark room.   If you attend meetings you may have noticed that I cough too much.   May 2002 I got a horrible horrible painful cough.   Nothing helped, and, it subsided somewhat.   I saw David Slater May 2003, he suggested remedies which helped a lot.  And, like most people, when I started feeling better, I stopped taking the remedies.  The cough came back.

           It's now August 2004, am lying there with the headache.  I have found that when I have a headache, or any pain, and "go in to" the pain, interesting results come about.   Lying there, thinking about something that David Slater said to us April 2004, that is VERY important:  "Illness is a messenger.  When you get the message, the messenger leaves."    So I lay there, going in to the pain asking what the messenger was trying to deliver about this cough.

         And a very clear answer was delivered:  "The cough is where you store all your sadnesses."

         I felt an immediate Ah Hah, and the tension in the area of the cough eased.    I knew at the time  it was not a coincidence that the cough began 11 months after my dad died.  So I went in to that area, to talk to the sadnesses, to acknowledge them, to comfort them.  I was using the opening that the pain created.  Having the pain provided a point of focus which I could not have sustained without it.    I did not cough the rest of that day.   The coughing is subsiding, and, I talk to those parts that were sad due to hurt and loss.

         I mentioned this to Ivan.  He said those parts are alive, they want attention.

    Again, I am not sure if this is where Alan is going, however I hope this can help you, should you experience pain.  Face it.  Go in to it, follow it, when you can.

    SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 6th:  Make sure you attend Alan's workshop  for a deepening of the material we hear on Thursday night.  There is great wisdom in Alan's gently delivered demeanor.   Do not underestimate this man, or his message.  A flyer is included in the mailing for the workshop.  Or, see:  ALAN HANDELSMAN'S WORKSHOP.   (A free resonance tuner will be given to each workshop participant.)

    NOVEMBER 20th  Angi Venning, Dowsing workshop
    Saturday, November 20th
    Members:  $55    Non Members: $60
    Call:  416 887 9821

     The Universal Law of Harmony  --- applied to food, vitamins etc.
     The importance of framing questions accurately,
    Dowsing charts and practice using them.
    Common drawbacks to accurate dowsing.
    Transforming energy.
     Types of dowsing tools, charts/scales and their uses, look at types of dowsing tools and play with them.
    Detect/ deactivate/  transform energy.
    Basic health dowsing
    Finding water veins.

    ***This just in an hour before the newsletter goes to print***
    NOVEMBER 24th and/or 25th:
    Lyra and John Clyde Kranz, from Hemi Sync
    You remember our March 2004 speakers:  Lyra and John Clyde
    They will be in Toronto the end of November and will offer us 1 or 2 workshops
    Cost:  $45 - $55  -- in Toronto.  Stay tuned to emails, website

    “OUT OF SORTS?”  2 hrs  How many times have you attended a function, gone to a crowded place, visited family or friends only to get home and feel “out of sorts”?  Learn techniques you can use to eliminate that “out of sorts” feeling within a few minutes.  Often when we feel put out, not quite ourselves after encountering a particular situation or group of individuals, it has to do with how we interacted with the situation or persons energetically.  We will also teach you exercises you can use to minimize or totally eliminate that “out of sorts” feeling before it even begins

    December 14th:   The 5th Annual Toronto Dowsers Networking Social
    (1)  We are doing a raffle, rather than door prizes and *might* limit quantity.
    (2)  Tables:  You might have a small table to yourself, rather than share a large table
    December is our Annual Networking Social.  Be prepared to come for an evening of fun and re-connecting with your dowsing friends.  This is the time where you can show off your more commercial side as we have a market like ambiance.  It becomes a big, fun filled fair.  Members are entitled to have a free table to offer products, advertise services, etc, as space permits.  We also ask you to bring some food if you like.  In the past 4 years this has been very high energy with constant activity, surprises, fun and friendship. GREAT FOOD!

    This year we will be having a raffle instead of door prizes, the items donated by YOU!   Check out:  JAN2002   to see the what was donated and the other activities that went on.  It is a PHENOMENON! and this energy just keeps rolling right along.  We put the raffle items on a table until we are ready to draw.

    Check out our GREAT Pictures from our last 2 annual socials: December 11th, 2002   December 9th, 2003

    Last year we had more requests for tables than we had tables available.  So we assigned random numbers to each person and dowsed to see who would get a table.   We added and dowsed the totals.   This does not mean that those who did not score were not worthy.  It could mean that circumstances would not be beneficial for that person.  Curious about one person, who scored very low, I called her to ask her if something was going on.  She told me she had sold all her products at a previous show and could not get any more in time.

    Your requests must be in by November 19th, so an email can be sent out by November 21st asking people to dowse according to the question.  Each vendor is assigned a random number --- even I don't know who has what number --- we dowse, send me the answers, I total and average the scores and get back to the vendors by November 28th.

    If you are interested in having a table:

    AND:   Please bring food --- finger food, hors d'oeuvres, cookies, sushi rolls, etc.

    AND:   If you have something you would like to donate for the raffle, please contact Marilyn by December 7th.   If you do donate something please be sure your name, contact info, is prominent.  They are placed on a table and everyone would like to know who donated what and how to get hold of you.

    Our October 12th, 2004 Meeting

    This was one of the most awesome meetings ever.  A blanket of love covered the room, in a way we had not had for some time.  Every speaker brings something different.  Sometimes it is healing, sometimes it is information, sometimes it is a technique.  Ivan McBeth brought love to us all.   But first:

    To let you know why:   During announcements I ask for rides to take  people to the subway.  Sometimes I ask for very specific rides.  This time I asked for a ride to St. Clair and Oakwood and did not want to proceed until a ride was offered.  None was.  Why?   Roger T.  was in the audience.   Roger lives in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.  Kind of far from here.   Bill Askin gave Roger my phone number about 2 years ago, Roger called me as he was working with earth energies in Prince Rupert.   We'd speak occasionally.  I met him a year ago when he came to Toronto for a visit.   Roger was doing a good job controlling cancer.   In the past year he has had medical cancer treatments, and, right now he looks frail, I was proud of him for making it to the meeting.   He was staying with friends at St. Clair and Oakwood, and, having a tough time of it.   Bob Posen, thank you so very very much for offering Roger a ride and taking him home.   Please send Roger healing energies.  We hope to see him October 2005, stronger and fully recovered.

    We would also like to get a ride for Samuel Lightstone.   Sam was 85 last year and takes the TTC to and from meetings.   Do you remember this past February he had heart surgery?   He's still taking the TTC, but he should not as he needs a lot of TLC as he regains his strength.   Sam lives close to Bathurst and Dupont.   We all know Sam.  He makes pendulums using stones, and sells them at our December socials.   I asked for a ride for him last month, via email, but no one responded.   Please contact me if you will give Sam a ride at least one way.

    It was good to see 3 people who had not been at a meeting for some time: Alan Reed, Puck, and Phillip Bowman.  Alan spoke to us November 2002 on Geomantics.   [Geomantics is the applied science of Geomancy (study of earth energies) combined with Ecomancy (the study of ecology).  Geomantics is a unified code of science based on geometry within the mineral kingdom and ecological observation. Geomantics includes a method of balancing an area's subtle natural energy by attuning to Earth's natural patterns of psychic & geological contours.]   Puck and Phillip helped us tremendously with our facilities our first 2 years and I am so grateful they are with us again.

    Thanks to Eva Angyal who is walking her talk. ---  Eva suggested we take home our garbage from the meeting to recycle the Recylables.  Eva took them home for us from the meeting so she could recycle them.  And made it a lot easier for Angi, who oversees our refreshments.  THANK YOU EVA!

    As a  bridge between our September and October speakers:   It was noted that:
        Christmas is December 25th
        Easter Sunday is the First Sunday after First Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox
    Why is the calendar created using 2 different systems, i.e., the Julian Calendar, and, the Pagan Calendar?  Interesting, n'est-ce pas?   Any comments?

    Before the meetings start, or at the beginning, a space clearing is done, or a prayer is said.  We often use the Dowsers Meeting prayer that Joey Korn  wrote for us.

    For this meeting, I used the "Sweep Out of Me" decree from St. Germain.  You were given a copy of this as you came in to the meeting.   I used this because I found it to be the most powerful of the St. Germain decrees.  We said it 3 times.  This time, it did not work.  Why?  Not sure.

    Ten minutes Ivan began his presentation the effect I sought had wafted across the room.  The energy had shifted to:  Peace.  Harmony.  Cohesion.   What happened was:  I was trying to do it.  Ivan did not try.  He just did it.  By being Ivan.  By being who he is.  This is why we do the teachings.  Not try the teachings.  Do the teachings.  As we do, we become.

           Respecting, Healing, Protecting our Planet:

    Dowsing is way way more than using a tool to find water or find out the supplements that are best for you or career choices.  It can be deep, it can be profound, it can have global, universal, cosmic effects.

    February 2003:  Mary Hardy told us:

    "  The Responsibility of Dowsers is to Protect and Maintain the Grids of the Earth.  "
    William Henry showed us more about this last month.

    We are all doing much in our own lives with regard to using dowsing and energy healing.   If we want to, we can do more.

    One of the reasons that Ivan was invited here at this time was so he could catalyze an earth healing project on a larger than personal level.  Here is a snapshot of some projects that have occurred, or are ongoing, in different locations.  Powerful projects.   You will see that each project was started by ONE PERSON.   One person, like YOU!

    MICHIGAN:    Mary Hardy built a pyramid, and, an obelisk on her property.   They are using these structures to help balance the earth energies.

    COLORADO:  Slim Spurling.  Slim is using ancient technologies to help the environment.   Slim wrote a book on these technologies, which will be out, and available, soon (November or December).   He asked me to review a copy before it went to press and I just love it.   One of the projects he talked about was cleaning the air in Denver.  Slim writes:
           "On April 2, 1997, the headline on the front page of the Rocky Mountain News read, "DENVER AIR COMES CLEAN - Area meets federal air pollution standards for the first winter since tests began." .....  What the reporters at the Rocky Mountain News did not know:  Slim and Bill and Chuck had been running a chorus of Harmonizers in strategic locations all around Denver since 1994, and the large scale field effect created by these instruments had more to do with changing the air quality than anything else...."   We can expect more from this direction, from Slim and from people using these technologies.  I am sure there are several people in the Toronto Dowsers who will learn from his book and take action in our community.

    VIRGINIA:  The Trinity Point Project, Churchill, VA.  Philip Khnopp.  "Philip had lived on this land at least since the late 70s. In 1979, he experienced a UFO sighting  In 1986, he noticed on the topographic map that three hill peaks in the area defined a triangle of 38, 52 and 90 degrees, corresponding precisely with "heart resonant" triangles from ancient Egyptian mysticism. These triangles line up with important energy lines within the Earth. The triangular topographic formation lay at the center of a rose-coloured sphere 320 miles across, including Washington DC, Charleston, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This sphere is connected to the Washington Monument.   Philip erected great medicine wheels, on the sites of the three vertices of the heart-resonant triangle, as well as a few other points of note. He intends to make it into a place of meditation as well as a nature preserve." (from Internet)

    NEW YORK:  David Yarrow, in the Onondaga Lake area of New York State (near Syracuse).   This is where the Peacemaker planted the Tree of Peace.

    See David's article "Why Onondaga Lake is Sacred" as he talks about its geology, the Peacemaker creating peace among the Five Nations by "burying the hatchet" and planting the Tree of Peace, its geology, geography, (sacred) geometry.   David says:   My vision is that Onondaga is the pineal gland of America -- the master endocrine gland, perched at the tip of the spinal axis (appalachian-rocky mountain-andes).

    Onondaga Lake is where Creator's messenger taught warriors to "bury the hatchet," planted The Tree of Peace, and imparted The Great Law of Peace to create a society where peace would prevail.

    October 12th is Columbus Day.  This year, they celebrated the first Onondaga Lake Peace Festival.

    The Peacemaker knew Onondaga Lake is extra-ordinary—a sacred space—the place where peace can be made on Earth. Today, we can follow his example and go to Onondaga Lake to make peace between men and nations, and between Humanity and Nature. The Onondaga Lake Peace Festival is an opportunity for people of all faiths, nations and colors to pray for the peace our planet so desperately needs.

    "Today, we are giving birth to a new consciousness of the true significance of Onondaga Lake.   Many centuries ago, five nations gathered on the shore of Onondaga Lake. Guided by three people, they planted a tree—The Tree of Peace. The social organization, the government and the spiritual understanding they established has endured for centuries, and has changed the course of human history several times. This ancient legacy of this lake it is still with us today, ready to inspire and instruct us now when we have the opportunity and the necessity to bring peace to all the Earth.

    Because now, today, it is our turn. We are the people we have been waiting for.

    Today, we won’t be planting a tree. Today, we are planting a seed—the seed of a new annual event at Onondaga Lake. The seed we are planting this year is very small, yet it contains the elements, the pattern, the energy, the intelligence—if we nourish this seed year by year and tend to its growth—to become a great tree. And already many people are talking in excitement about “next year.”

    So, this festival has three purposes:
       First, to gather together in diversity to manifest the harmony in unity that is true peace. Together, to generate that coherent human mindfield. This year, we do this for one day. Next year, we might go for three days living in peace.

       Second, to honor the place where peace was made on Earth. To educate ourselves about the truth and the power of this legend and legacy of Onondaga Lake. To project this neglected history out into public awareness worldwide. Yes, worldwide. From its conception, this has been an international peace festival. Already, there are several cultures, nations, races, and continents represented here. And we are also here to honor the people who keep this as a living legacy.

       Third, we come here to deliver a vision and a message to the next generation. To help them pry the door open to a human future on Earth. Because right now—by the current speed and direction of human civilization—the door to their future is closed.

    We are the ones who know the key that can open that door.
    America doesn’t just need a drastic change in leadership.
    America doesn’t only need a change of direction.
    America needs a change of mind. A new mind.
    A new vision. A new identity.
    Like a sprouting seed shedding its husk,
    it's time for America to be reborn.
    And this is the place to plant this seed.
    And feed it our prayers.

    WOW!  Mark Warford:  David says:  "Mark is my neighbor in East Greenbush, six miles southeast of Albany. He doesn’t live next to me. Mark is the assistant principal of the 1000 student middle school across the road from my house. He has been there not even two full years, yet he made awesome changes to the school curriculum.

    He put in a 10,000 square foot organic garden where students help grow tons of vegetables, and sell it at their own roadside stand. What they don’t sell by noon goes to a soup kitchen to feed the homeless.

    Mark organized an award winning recycling program at the school. Not just to reduce the volume of trash the school creates, but to instill students with an ethical understanding of their responsibility to be stewards of the earth.

    Mark just had a $20,000 solar electric system installed on the school—and on the barn in the garden. In the classroom, students monitor power generated by their solar array, including how much fossil fuel is saved. And on the internet, students compare their system with similar ones in other schools across the nation.

    (Note:  David speaks about the concept of Democracy coming from the Iroquois nation.  That will have to wait until another issue.  And, William Henry wrote a book on the Peacemaker, one of his first....)

    THE US - 39th PARALLEL:    THE/ARTLINE T/HEARTLINE     This is being done by dowser Alex Champion:
        "The Art Line is a 28-mile-wide band centered on the 39.1 north latitude between 38.9 and 39.3 degrees.  This line closely denotes the north/south centerline of the country - truly the heartline of America. Creating a physical line of walkable Art can be viewed as activating the heart meridian, reminding us to return to this  connection point within ourselves.   The line starts in California and runs through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the southern tip of New Jersey on the East Coast.  One phase of the project involves artists who have agreed to create an installation in each of the 15 states.

    Many significant events over the last decades have catalyzed individuals all over the world to gather, meditate, or pray at coordinated times. The power of "two or more gathered together" is well documented. Imagine a concentrated line of walkable art stretching across the heart of America that encourages people to come together, to reconnect to the earth, each other and themselves. Imagine people in every state moving through walking designs simultaneously with the intent to bring harmony and balance to our inner and outer world."

    JAPAN:    Lake Biwa is the largest Freshwater lake in Japan.  It had been horribly attacked by foul smelling pollution and weeds.   Under the direction of Dr. Masaru Emoto,  On the 25th of July 1999 at 4:30 a.m., 350 people gathered and offered their words, facing Lake Biwa.  The result of that was an incredible success that truly surprised the public at large.   Dr. Emoto led the group in doing this and everyone performed the intoning of the words ten times.  The 'Great Declaration' as it literally says, by utilizing the limitless energy filling the universe, is a powerful statement to actualise world peace.

    One month and two days from that day on August 27th the Kyoto Shinbun newspaper, an influential local newspaper company, was surprised and very much pleased. This year complaints about the water in Lake Biwa have decreased. They say that the spread of the water algae condition has improved and that the foul odour has disappeared.   (This info comes from an article on our site at TORONTO DOWSERS WATER PROJECT which was taken from Dr. Emoto's site and is no longer on his site.)

           HERE AT HOME:

    Margherita Vondrak has created a most beautiful labyrinth at her retreat centre, near Kingston.  See her website for the picture.

    Les Kato has created an extraordinary 90' labyrinth at his home near Brantford, Ontario.  The paths are made of vegetable and flower bearing plants.

    Sharon and Ralph Plaskett have a labyrinth at their Bed and Breakfast, Idle Inn, in Millbrook, Ontario.

    All of these people are Toronto Dowsers and invite you to walk their labyrinths.

    The Toronto Dowsers has created the Water Project, which is making a difference in healing the planet, however it is not land based.  What else is being done in Toronto?  Ontario?  Canada?   the Planet?  What would you like to do?   Let us expand on this.

    Ivan's presentation was a song, as we sat, spellbound, falling in love with him.  It was more than a presentation, it was a love paean.

    Druidry is a way of life, a deep love, a calling.
    One does not choose to be a Druid.  One is caled.
    Druidry is a commitment.
    Without the commitment, one can not do true work.
    You have to surrender a few things.
    You have to share your love.
    Find out as much as you can.  It is a discovery, and an adventure.
    As you prove your love by being available,
    the earth will respond and be available to you.
    The journey is to find the center where everything happens,
    where you can connect to your center.
    Find the center of your neighborhood.
    Build relationships.
    Say a prayer.
    Address it as a lover.
    When you do that, the Spirit of Place will open up more and more.
    It will be a unique adventure, your own adventure.
    Whomever enters Sacred Space will be changed.  Forever.
    Every sacred space that is built has an intent.
    It is a place for the god or goddess to be.
    The intent gives it the flavor.

    Over the years stone circles became my major passion in life. Here are a few important principles concerning these stone temples:

    Stone circles are sacred space
    They can be "tuned" like a radio for the task they are designed to fulfill.
    They connect Heaven and Earth
    They focus the sacred in the landscape
    They are gateways into other worlds, other realities
    The quality of their sacred space depends on where they are built, and their alignments.
    They are "Dream Temples", i.e. they will
    affect anyone who enters the space in profound ways, whether they know it or not.
    Building sacred space, and stone circles, is a magical process.
    The secret of it all is to create a physical structure
    that has the correct properties, both physical and energetic,
    to encourage the sacred to take up residence.
    It is immediately obvious which space is inhabited by the sacred,
    and which is not.
    There is an aliveness, a tingle at the nape of the neck, an excitement,
    a shiver that runs from the toes to the crown of the head,
    when one enters a space occupied by the divine.
    As a human being you are a bridge between the stars
    and the center of the earth.

    Ivan showed us beautiful crisp clear slides of stone circles he has built, with crews, in the U.K., Australia and the U.S.   One of them was a stone circle in the form of a 6 pointed star, for herbalists.  They grow their herbs within this circle and the herbs are healthful and have a better energy.   This circle feels:  Peaceful.  Safe.  Good.  And the energy of the herbs reflect it.

    His favorite circle is the Dragon Stones Circle as it was built entirely by hand, except for spades, with a core group of a dozen people.  2 dozen more helped them and it took 13 months.

    When you work with sacred space, everything becomes more meaningful.
    There are signs.  Nature speaks.

    (Having Ivan around us quickened the flow.  The day following the meeting, I'm sitting quietly with minestrone soup and chunky peanut butter (a good African combination to have in cold weather).   And a picture pops POP! in to my mind of an Ontario herbalist with a stone behind him, from the stone circle that Ivan has just built for him on his retreat centre acreage.   It would be perfect for this man and I think he would greatly appreciate having it.  The herbalist is a friend of David Yeo's.  So I make a mental note to call David later in the week.  30 minutes later, the phone rings. It's David.   Ivan visited Jan Coles.   It started happening with Jan, too.  And between Jan and myself.)

    In order to build stone circles, you have to work as one unit.
    Otherwise, the stones laugh at you.
    You work together, you get the rhythm going,
    The stone pulses, you can move it where you want.

    When they were building one circle, they could not move the stones.   They were "trying to move it and it would not move.   It was realized that they did not offer respect to the stones, that they did not talk to the stones.  So what you do is:

    Say hello.
    Welcome it to the field.
    Tell it why it is there
    Give it its instructions
    Move your feelings in to the stone, in to the space which is inside.
    Put your warmth in to it.  Welcome it.
    Here is an example of intent:  Create Sacred Space.
    Connect the earth with the stars.
    To do any kind of work with the earth, you need 2 things:
    Mechanics.   Magic
    Mechanics is being skilled enough to know how things like to be moved
    Magic:  You need respect and honoring of a relationship.
    Some circles have alignments within alignments within alignments;
    It is a whole weaving of intents.
    The alignments bring the energies of what you want, in to the center.
    When you are building a circle,
    the  First stone that is placed is the North Stone.
    From the North stone, is the Way Shower.  This remains constant.
    In a circle, you get:    Places of Power.   You get:   Times of Power
    Stone circles are called Shadow Temples because
    during sunrise and sunset a shadow is cast.
    The shadow is like a fringe.  That activates the circle in its power.
    To be there is special.
    You feel the purpose of the circle happening, filling up, touching everything.
    When you build anything of a sacred nature on the land,
    you change the energy matrix of the land.
    Sacred spaces grow like we do.  Ivan's circles are not necessarily dependent on people.  They do their own thing.
    If people do things inside the circles, though, it can make the energies better.
    It is good to be deliciously irreverent from time to time.

    Ivan built a circle he calls "Joe’s Stones".     "Joe Strummer, musician and once member of the punk group called The Clash, died on December 22nd 2002.     He was 50 years old.  His wife, Lucinda, contacted me and asked if I would design and build a stone circle in his memory. I visited the site. ...  It is a beautiful locale, overlooking the Somerset plains to the south, and an atmosphere of deep peace covers the land.

    "After I had been contacted by Lucinda, the guidance came thick and fast. I knew that this stone circle was particularly special for two main reasons: firstly, Joe died at the precise instant that the sun god died, at winter solstice. This took him out of the purely human realm into the world of archetypes such as Jesus and Osiris, both sun gods who died only to rise again to start a new cycle of life. Secondly, the site of the new stone circle was only three miles from the Great Ley, or Dragon Path that enters England in Cornwall, traverses the land through strong energy centres such as Glastonbury and Avebury, and leaves the country just south of Lowestoft. It is said that the Great Ley is one of twelve such giant currents of earth energy that circumnavigate the Earth."

    Each stone is placed to commemorate something.  A person may ask to have a stone circle built for them with each stone commemorating a certain event.  Joe died on the Winter Solstice.  A stone was placed for, and on  his birth day and on his death day, and on the day Joe and his wife met.  The sunset of the winter solstice is the time of the least power of the sun.  This ends the [yearly] cycle of the sun.   The cycle starts again, that next sunrise.   When the sun hits these stones, it activates the circle.  [This sounds like the end  of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.]

    Here are the names of some more Stone Circles Ivan has created:

    The Diamonds Stone Circle:
         One Friday a group of nine people came together to design a new stone circle. We spent the morning discussing the properties of stone circles, and then in the afternoon went outside to greet the spirit of the land. The centre of the new stone circle had already been chosen by the children; we held hands and stood around it. One of the circle said that we obviously represented a stone each, therefore there were nine stones in the ring, That felt good.

    Ashdown Forest Stone Circle
          The Ashdown Forest was the home of A. A. Milne, the writer of the Pooh Bear stories. The locations he describes in the books correspond to actual places in the forest, and the spirits of the animals can be felt strongly in the landscape.

    D’hyani’s Stone Circle
           For over twenty-five years I have been performing a sacred dance taught to me by David, my first Medicine teacher. It is called "The Cherokee Dance of Life" and has affected my life profoundly.    Imagine my astonishment when my friend Patrick introduced me to D’hyani Wahoo, the Cherokee elder who had taught David the Dance of Life so many years before! She wanted a stone circle built on her tribal land in Vermont, USA, and I had been led through the mysterious workings of Spirit to her door.  [Note:  Puck, one of our members, also knows D'hyani.]

    Once the circle is made, it is inaugurated.  This can be done with a Fire Labyrinth.  He showed us gorgeous pictures of some of these labyrinths he created.  (When we were making arrangements for his visit here, he asked me if we wanted to have a fire labyrinth at some time. Would you like that?  All you have to do is... ask.)   Then it is switched on.   This connects the circle with the above and the below.

    Druid Training - Develops the intuition.  They do exercises to open up the inner light.   Do this when you want to do this.  You do not have to have it switched on all the time.    Druids are not so much in to birth and death, but rather, other cycles.

    As part of the training in his course, Ivan prepares people to die.  This takes place over a yearly cycle.  People dig their graves, write their eulogy with what they would like to say to themselves after they die.  Writing the eulogy takes 6 months.  This preparation takes place over a yearly cycle.  It is powerful in its strong cleansing capabilities.

    [Note:  10 years ago I was studying Light and Sound Teachings.  One of my colleagues was taught to make a sarcophagus for herself.  She was told that in the cultures that used the sarcophagus, that it be stored in the bedroom of the person  --- during their life ---- who would eventually occupy it.  During their life, they would enter it, close the lid, and meditate.   As it was formed to them self, their body and face, it had powerful energetic emanations to enhance their meditation.  My friend said it made her meditations much more powerful]

    Caves, and, Cleansing:  This is one reason why caves are so special.  The earth is the greatest cleanser.  It leaves what is needed.  It takes away what needs to be taken away.  Once you are reborn, there is space for the new to come in.  Often, just before Beltane (around May 1st), it is as if the life force jumps out of the earth.

    (The old Celtic name of Beltane means 'Bel-fire', referring to the fire of the Celtic god of light. Therefore sacred fires were lit in ancient times to purify the whole community. When the Druids and their successors raised the Beltane fires on hilltops throughout the British Isles on May Eve, they were performing an act of magic, for the fires were lit in order to bring the sun’s light down to earth once more.)

    The festival of Samhain occurs the end of this month.  As it is the counterbalance for Beltane (both male), and both involve lighting fires which Ivan loves to do, here is some information on it.  This can also give some background as to why the veils between 2 worlds are the weakest at this time of year, and, it is possibly the real origin of Canadian and American Thanksgiving.  Interesting that Samhain falls between these 2 Thanksgiving dates.

    From Ivan's site:   "The heart of the druid system is the observance of eight particular times during the year, through which deep connections are built between the individual and the world of nature and of Spirit. At these times during the year, we either individually or collectively celebrate the eight seasonal festivals - the solstices and equinoxes and the four fire festivals."

    Samhain , pronounced Sow-en, is the Sabbat 6 months from Beltane, and the most important Sabbat. Together Beltane and Samhain cut the Witches year in half. In addition Samhain is the last of the three harvest Sabbats. This holiday is considered the Witches New Year, representing one full turn of the seasonal year. This day is a celebration of the end of the Goddess ruled Summer and marks the arrival of the God ruled Winter.

    Samhain (Scots Gaelic: Samhuinn) literally means “summer's end.” In Scotland and Ireland, Halloween is known as Oíche Shamhna, while in Wales it is Nos Calan Gaeaf, the eve of the winter's calendar, or first. With the rise of Christianity, Samhain was changed to Hallowmas, or All Saints' Day, to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead who had been canonized that year, so the night before became popularly known as Halloween, All Hallows Eve, or Hollantide. November 2nd  became All Souls Day, when prayers were to be offered to the souls of all who the departed and those who were waiting in Purgatory for entry into Heaven. Throughout the centuries, pagan and Christian beliefs intertwine in a gallimaufry of celebrations from Oct 31st through November 5th, all of which appear both to challenge the ascendancy of the dark and to revel in its mystery.

    In the country year, Samhain marked the first day of winter, when the herders led the cattle and sheep down from their summer hillside pastures to the shelter of stable and byre.   Those destined for the table were slaughtered, after being ritually devoted to the gods in pagan times. All the harvest must be gathered in -- barley, oats, wheat, turnips, and apples -- for come November, the faeries would blast every growing plant with their breath, blighting any nuts and berries remaining on the hedgerows. Peat and wood for winter fires were stacked high by the hearth. It was a joyous time of family reunion, when all members of the household worked together baking, salting meat, and making preserves for the winter feasts to come.

    In early Ireland, people gathered at the ritual centers of the tribes, for Samhain was the principal calendar feast of the year.   The greatest assembly was the 'Feast of Tara,' focusing on the royal seat of the High King as the heart of the sacred land, the point of conception for the new year. In every household throughout the country, hearth-fires were extinguished. All waited for the Druids to light the new fire of the year -- not at Tara, but at Tlachtga, a hill twelve miles to the north-west. It marked the burial-place of Tlachtga, daughter of the great druid Mogh Ruith, who may once have been a goddess in her own right in a former age.

    At at all the turning points of the Celtic year, the gods drew near to Earth at Samhain, so many sacrifices and gifts were offered up in thanksgiving for the harvest. Personal prayers in the form of objects symbolizing the wishes of supplicants or ailments to be healed were cast into the fire, and at the end of the ceremonies, brands were lit from the great fire of Tara to re-kindle all the home fires of the tribe, as at Beltane. As they received the flame that marked this time of beginnings, people surely felt a sense of the kindling of new dreams, projects and hopes for the year to come.

    At one time it was believed that the ghosts of all persons who were destined to die in the coming year could be seen walking through the graveyard at midnight on Samhain. Perhaps this is because it is on this night that the veil between this and the spirit world is weakest. Many of the ghosts were thought to be of an evil nature and so for protection, jack-o-lanterns with hideous candle-lit faces were carved out of pumpkins and carried as lanterns to scare away the malevolent spirits.

    Samhain is also the Celtic/Druid New Year, the beginning of the cider season, and a solemn rite and festival of the dead. At this time Witches honor deceased loved ones who have journeyed to the Summerland. It is not uncommon for the celebration to include a feast for the dead. For example in Belgium an old custom was to prepare ' Cakes for the Dead ' , small white cakes or cookies. A cake was eaten for each spirit honored with the belief that the more cakes you ate, the more the dead would bless you.

    It was also customary to light a fire on the household hearth which would burn continuously until the first day of the following Spring. Huge bonfires were lit on the hilltops at sunset in honor of the old Gods and Goddesses, and to guide the souls of the dead home to their kin.

    Samhain is also the time of the year for getting rid of weaknesses. On a piece of parchment write weaknesses or bad habits you would like to lose. Meditate on these weaknesses and how your life will be improved on loosing them. Then burn the parchment paper, preferably in the ritual fire, thank the Lord and Lady, and continue on with your celebration.

    At the family dinner you could set an empty place for those who have departed who were dear to you. In this way you both honor the departed and teach your family about how a real Witch celebrates Samhain. If you are planning on a Samhain Ritual let all participants know they can, and when they can, state aloud the name(s) of loved departed ones they wish to remember. In doing so the departed individual(s) are honored and thanked for the special way they touched the participants life. What could be more beautiful on this night when the veil between worlds is at its thinnest? At the same time the Lord and Lady should be thanked for a bountiful harvest.

    Ivan teaches Druidry workshops.  We would like to get him back here to teach us one.  He also has a 3 year Druidic Training.

    Druid Training - with Ivan McBeth

    Druids are the students, teachers, and practitioners of an ancient system of knowledge based on the laws of nature. Their mystery schools have always existed and exist still. The term “Druid” refers to both male and female practitioners of Druidry. Druids endeavor to build deep, magical, and healing relationship with the Spirit of the Land, to work with her, and to further the process of evolution upon Earth. Druids can be of any religion, belief, race, or color.

    There are three grades, or attainments in Druidry: the Bard, the Ovate, and the Druid. The Bard learns the foundation of Druid magic and liberates the creativity within. The Ovate journeys deep within and discovers the secrets of Druid magic, divination, and healing. The Druid interfaces with the world and practices the arts he/she has learned, and is an active creator of good works.

    In May 2005 I will be starting a Druid Training Program in Vermont. It will last potentially three years, with initiations into the Bardic, Ovate, and Druid grades. It will cover every aspect of basic Druid knowledge, and create a good foundation for further development. Students will be encouraged to work both in groups and individually. When the training is complete, I will still be available to support the graduates.

    Druidry is transformational, not purely intellectual. It will transform your experiences of everyday life and your interactions with the world around you, in an ongoing process. My trainings are well known for their laughter and play, as well as the serious bits!

    This is a course designed to:
    • integrate the students’ daily lives with the cycles and secrets of nature
    • liberate and encourage the creativity within
    • self-heal and expand our boundaries
    • develop our magical and intuitive abilities
    • create a circle of like-minded people who will meet regularly together

    And: A  One Year Intensive Course on: Shamanic Healing for the benefit of Yourself, Others, and the Earth

    Healing ourselves and others requires sufficient energy and awareness. This course is designed to dissolve blockages, and generate the excess energy needed to change ourselves at a fundamental level. When we change, the world we live in changes. This is known in shamanic circles as finding or creating our Path with Heart, the lifestyle that embodies our highest purpose and greatest joy. When we vibrate at a heightened energy level, we are then capable of healing others, and the Earth.

    The course consists of twelve initiations into healing
    1. Conscious entry into the world of the Shaman Healer.
    2.  Purification and Sweatlodge.
    3. The Spiritual Warrior.
    4. The Shadow.
    5. Cutting the Ties to the Past.
    6. The Shaman’s Death.
    7. Empowerment – Firewalk!
    8. The Dragon and the Mirror.
    9. The Hunter (Sacred Drama).
    10. Vision Quest.
    11. The Dreamer.
    12. The Manifestation of our Dreams.

    “A Shaman is an Impeccable Practitioner of the Arts of Awareness, of Healing, and of Changing Levels of Consciousness at Will” (I.McBeth)

    “Shamans are continually working on themselves: shaping, honing, planing their spiritual selves in such a way as to develop better and more lasting ways to encounter and interact with dimensions of the Sacred” (J.Matthews)

    “Shamans manifest the Path with Heart, both for themselves, and also for  their tribe” (I.McBeth)

    Ivan McBeth lives near Montpelier, VT. He is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and is the founder of the Megalithic Order of Druids. He is the founder of the Sacred Space School of Shamanic Studies and teaches ongoing shamanic healing courses. He is a founder member of the Oak Dragon Project in Britain, and teaches regularly in various schools of healing and geomancy. He leads regular Peace ceremonies around Vermont with his partner Fearn. His passion is the creation of sacred space, and stone circles in particular. He is a founding member of the Circles for Peace project in the USA. He is a Reiki Master, and the author of a book called “The Crystal Journey.”   He teaches regularly in various schools of healing and geomancy, and has led Shamanic Healing Courses regularly over the last five years.   He blows a dijereedoo, throws a mean boomerang, and often wears a silly top hat.  Please contact Ivan at: ivanmcbeth@aol.com and www.ivanmcbeth.com

    See pictures of Ivan  *  Ivan's home page   *  To find out about Stone circles  *  His Wollomi Standing Stones project (Australia)   *   Workshops

    Once you face your fears
    Once you face the impossible
    What you thought was impossible
    Becomes possible.

    UPDATE ON IVAN:  You have probably heard the news by now.  Ivan did not make it back to the U.S. on Thursday, as planned.  US Immigration would not let him in.  Guess he had the bad luck to fall in love and get married to a woman in Vermont, and the immigration folks did not like that.  I got a call Thursday night at 10 p.m., that he was stuck in Quebec.  With a great deal of fortune, Ivan is currently staying with good friends at a lovely home in Magog, 90 miles from his wife in Vermont, working on his book.  We are staying in touch with one another.  As disheartening as this situation appears, there is a feeling that something very wonderful will come out of it.

    During Ivan's visit here, we hoped to use this as a mutual introduction, and that there would be interest in him returning to help construct stone circles.  Two stone circles are being planned for next year, and, more ought to be constructed as well.  If this interests you, contact me, or, contact Ivan.


    This is the time to take steps to Prevent the Flu with:
    The #1 Flu Preventive --- and Flu Cure --- used in France for over 65 years ---
    Prescribed by Medical Doctors
    A simple, low dosage Homeopathic Remedy
    (this information is provided every fall.  it  first appeared in the March 2002 issue)

    The Flu Season is approaching.   3 years ago, Carol Ann Kukulsky was kind enough to share with us the benefits of Oscillococcinum, which is made by Boiron. Boiron and Dolisos are 2 homeopathic companies that make this kind of  remedy.  This is the #1 Flu Preventive --- and Flu Cure --- used in France for over 65 years, the preventive remedy of choice prescribed by the the vast majority of medical doctors in France and one of the most widely used homeopathic remedies in the world.  (I.e.,  NO vaccinations)

    The way to use it for prevention is:
         >  Take 1 tubule per week for a month, preferably starting in the month of September.  Start today!
         >  Then you take one dose per month until the end of flu season.
    This should be a sufficient flu preventive.  If you forget to do this and if you get the flu, get the product as soon as possible and start taking it as the instructions direct.

    "The safest approach is homeopathy, as it is free from side effects, without drug interactions, and safe for both children and adults.  Studies have shown that for those who have not used this remedy prophalactically and experience symptoms that a 63% greater recovery by 48 hours is experienced when it is taken within the first 24 hours of symptom onset. Those not significantly better soon after that should see their health practitioner." Oscillois made from the liver of a duck.  Because of the nature of homeopathic remedies, a single liver is sufficient for the entire supply of Oscillo for North America.

    "Oscillo works safely with none of the side effects associated with the over-the-counter remedies -- even some herbals.  The primary benefit of Oscillococcinum is that it stimulates the body's own immune mechanisms," says Fabienne Pugnetti-Boiron, public relations manager at Boiron in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.  "Because of its safety, even pregnant women and children may take it."   "Oscillococcinum is the homeopathic chicken soup."

    (The US Plays the Take Away Game:   About 2 weeks ago, US media reported that the US flu vaccine supply was contaminated and therefore there was none.  Gee whaddya know.  A week later there is vaccine, and what happens?   People are lining up for it for BLOCKS!   Standing in line for hours!  Pretty crafty strategy.  Play the Take Away and Scare 'em Game.)

    Getting Rid of Toxins, Radiation:  Clay
    Years ago, I'd buy high quality French White Clay.  In a box, from Vogel, or a health food store on Bloor near Spadina.  Now I buy it from Herbie's Herbs.  Its not a common product.  Using a ceramic (from Chinatown) spoon, I'd put a half teaspoon in a glass of of water, stir, cover it and leave it overnight.

    During the next 3 days, I'd sip at it, being careful not to bestir the clay and leave the bottom 1" alone.

    Sipping that is so very very cleansing.   Its a good way to get rid of radiation poisoning  (so is Miso).


    As a (non practicing) Certified Nutritional Practitioner, I'm concerned about nutrition, and, since you are too, share what I can in these newsletters.   Here is some great news on M*I*N*E*R*A*L*S !!!

    January 2004, there was a huge newsletter article on Minerals, with a focus on Dr. Joel Wallach's yummy tasting plant derived Canadian Longevity liquid minerals.  There was follow up information in February.  And additional information in other newsletters.

    Minerals are perhaps our most important nutrient.  Because this is what the plants are getting out of the soil, so they can reconstitute themselves for us in to vitamins and assimilable minerals.   We think we know a lot about vitamins, but there is little information about minerals.  It could be because they are difficult to create for sale and the profit motive is not as strong.  It could be because they are so important and we are kept in the dark.

    I have been "trying" different minerals for about 12 years.    This spring, with tremendous thanks to Klaus Stalchuss and his family, I now have what I think are the best damn minerals ever!   And one of the best products I've ever used.  They're so good I almost wish they were MLM.

    They are Monatomic (In January, I wrote about Angstrom.  Same thing) liquid minerals, which means they are so small that the body can actually use them.  With most mineral supplementation, the products are unusable by the body.

    Since I didn't have time to research the information, I turned it over to HUGH MAGILL.  Hugh went for it and had great results.  His shoulder pains went away.    The first week I was taking them, for 3 nights I'd get up every 2 hours, to ... um.. evacuate solid waste.   Better than a cleanse.   My mind is clearer.  (yes, these 2 results are always related.)  The gut, or, colon, is our 2nd brain.

    It comes in a 500 ml. bottle.  It is suggested you take 3 teaspoons a day and this bottle lasts for a month.  Costs $30.  I started with 1 teaspoon / day, because I did not  want to be overwhelmed with the cleansing results.

    I don't like to talk about a product until I've used it for 3 months (because its usually at that point that the body plateaus on a new product and you find out what is really going on) and have not used this that long, however I know these are good and don't want you to lose any time.   A couple of drops of these minerals in your drinking water also makes it taste better.   Also --- the taste on these minerals is a nice one.

    If you have proper mineralization, sweet cravings disappear.  Cravings for sweets often indicate a need for minerals.  (A sweet orange is grown in mineral rich soil.  A bitter orange is not.  Its the minerals that give soil, hence, produce, its sweetness.)

    Call Hugh.  (519) 763 - 8853  Get some.  And please please --- give me feedback.  I do believe what I'm reporting here is not just specific to me, that it will affect many in a similar way and its important to know if this is so --- or not.  Please.  Thank you.

    Dowsing Odds n Ends
    We have learned a lot from Raymon Grace.  Raymon helped evolutionize dowsing by moving it from a passive act, where we received answers, to an active act, where we consciously and purposefully change energies, situations and outcomes.  You saw references to Raymon's work earlier in this issue, with regard to the Dowsing Cards.

    Here are 2 questions I'd been using, with the pendulum,  prior to meeting him, but in his style and similar to the Dowsing Card.  For me, they are still the 2 best questions for me and quickly help in the clearing of many situations.  I've changed the wording of the second to be more in line with Raymon's teachings:

    ASK:   Is my energy field clear and balanced?
    If yes, go on to #2.      If  no:
    ASK:   Can I / May I / Should I   clear and balance my energy field NOW?!
    (I always get a yes.  If you get a "no", do what you need to do for a "no".)
    SAY:   Please clear my energy field  NOW!
    The pendulum swings counterclockwise.  I wait until it stops.
    SAY:    Please balance and fill my energy field with beneficial energy NOW!
    The pendulum swings clockwise.  I wait until it stops.

    ASK:  Are there any non beneficial energies in my energy field now?
    If no:  I am complete, say "thank you."  and stop.
    If yes:   Can I / May I / Should I  remove the non beneficial energies NOW?!
    (If no, they might be strong ones, and I might want to work on them individually.)
    If yes:   Please scramble the frequencies of any non beneficial energies in my energy field  NOW!
    The pendulum swings counterclockwise.  I wait until it stops.
    SAY:    Please transform and fill my energy field with beneficial energy NOW!
    The pendulum swings clockwise.  I wait until it stops.

    Do this daily.  If you feel fuzzy, do it more often.

    HAIR and TEETH:
    About 2 years ago I had a really bad toothache.   I dowsed for the pain to be gone.  It has not returned and I have not suffered any further toothaches.  I'm trying to remember how I did it, but I can't.  Just wanted to give you the idea.

     About 2 or 3 years ago, too much hair was coming out.  I did not like this and dowsed to stop this.  It stopped.  I can't remember what it was that I said, but it worked.   I'd better do it again because there is gray in my hair that I don't like.  I expect the minerals will help with that as well.

    These 2 items worked because I had a real need for it, and I was serious, however not overly attached to it or worried or nervous so that my dowsing would be adversely affected.

    This article was written by Inez Lindsey, Astrologer, Dowser, Dowsing Teacher, of San Diego, July 2004 and printed here with her permission.  Inez is president of the San Diego chapter of the ASD.  She is working toward certification in the YuenMethod and Jin Shin Jyutsu.

    "I've been shopping for a car.  I use astrology and dowsing.  Yesterday I went to an Infinity car dealer first.  Out of a dozen preowned certified cars I found one good one.  It was a wonderful car but it doesn't get good gas mileage, about 19 + miles per gallon.  I open the car doors to check the manufacturing date after I dowse.  So far I've found that compatible birth signs help. This car was manufactured on July 2000.  I dowse for the day.  It was a Cancer Sun sign according to my dowsing.  I am a Cancer Sun sign.  July could be Cancer or Leo, depending  on the day of the month.

    Next I went to a Toyota dealer.  I was shown about 14 Toyota Corollas.  Out of 14, I found 2 that were good cars for me.  The only problem was that they weren't the color that I wanted.  The gas mileage is terrific.  These cars have very high ratings.  One car was manufactured in May and the other was manufactured in Sept.  I also dowse to see if they have been in a wreck.  May car was manufactured in May 2003. The May car had 3,000 miles on it.  It is 2004 Model even though it was Manufactured in May. The price was $17,988 compared to the original $19,000 price.  They are giving a 6 year 100,000 mile warranty for these certified pre-owned cars.  One car was white and the other car was burgundy red.  The white car was $12,500 with 22,000 miles on it.  White is not one of my choices. [Bright] Red attracts police officers and tends to have more accidents, according to insurance statistics.  [Note:  When there a lot of orange and yellow cars purchased, it shows confidence and optimism in the economy.  Black shows pessimism.   I've been seeing a lot of yellow and orange card this past 8 months, enough to notice.  - Marilyn -]

    I'm going shopping again today.  Mercury goes retrograde on August 9th.  It will be retrograde for 3 weeks. When Mercury  is retrograde it is not a good time to buy a car.  I draw up a chart for the best days and do some juggling for the best time.  Tomorrow, July 21st,  is a good day for buying a car in San Diego provided that it's purchased around 8:00 AM or 2:30 PM.

    My Saturn Station Wagon has 128,000 miles on it.  In the past I didn't  keep a car for more than 10 years.  I've had this car for 10 years.  After having two repair bills in two months, I've decided that it's time to move on.  I dowsed that the next repair bill is coming up in about 3 months and it will cost about $700.00.  I dowsed yesterday's bill and I got that it would cost about $300.00.  The cost of repairs was $323.00.

    You can also dowse the integrity of the car salesperson on a 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. Another thing that can be dowsed is what is the least amount of money will the salesman accept for the car and also dowse if this is a fair price, for both parties concerned.

    Another consideration to dowse when buying a car is to ask if it had had regular maintenance and servicing.  It can make a big difference in a car's life span if it has had regular oil changes and other routine maintenance stuff done. Cars are moved around the various used car lots quite a lot by car brokers (if it hasn't sold here in 2 weeks, move it on to another lot with different exposure) so while asking about a salesman's honesty is ok, it doesn't always mean a whole heck of a lot. Of course, still have it checked out by an independent mechanic & garage that you trust (dowse on that one too). Seen too many sad tales of buyer beware when people come to us after buying a vehicle with major grief (but it looked good).

    There is a sticker on the inside of the door on the driver's side, that tells  what month and year the car was manufactured.  This is very important, as far as I'm concerned.  It might be a Mercury retrograde month or there could have been difficult aspects during that month in relation to Mercury and Uranus."

    EPILOGUE FROM INEZ, OCTOBER:   "I found the car I wanted but I figured out the best time, astrologically,  for signing the papers and I told the salesman that he would have to be there by  8:00 AM or no deal.  He got stuck in traffic so I said, "No Deal".  So I  decided to wait awhile.  Everyone says that I should get at least another year out of my 1994 Saturn Station Wagon."

    For the last 13 years, I've kept a small file card on the visor.  It says:

    Because God is driving this car
    I shall reach my destination
    Quickly easily and safely
    Without obstruction in any way.
    Before I set off on a big trip I read that 3 times.   I've always had nice trips.  Maybe that's why my 1987 automobile is still running great?    Could it be that, and, the Photon Ring that I use when I purchase gas --- placing it around the nozzle prior to filling up --- that I bought from Klaus for under $10 and gives me 10% better gas mileage?

    Before I left for the ASD convention this past June, someone did some checking for me as to the possible results, for me, of going, and found that it would be highly detrimental --- to the tune of  negative 70%!   That is huge!    So we changed the future blueprint and it because highly positive.   I had a great time.  The Trustees meeting was contemptible, but it didn't matter so much because it didn't affect me.

    $$$   Dowsing Entrepreneurs  $$$
    Using Dowsing to help others and make you money

    Incorporating Dowsing with commercial flair does not necessarily mean one has to teach some form of dowsing or find well sites or create and sell tools or write a book.  Those who can do this are indeed fortunate, but what about those good dowsers whose talents lie elsewhere?

    For the past 2 years I've been looking for reasonably competent and confident dowsers who I could help launch in to creative and fun ventures that earn money.  However distractions must be abounding because the development of these skills is slower than I've hoped.  Or you're hiding from me.   I wish I had people to work with, to develop in these fun and creative ways.   Of course we can do it!   4 years ago I didn't think I could write a 2 page  introductory letter to the group, let alone a newsletter!

     Perhaps these concepts might encourage you:

        Real Estate people --- Are you one, or, Do you know one?

            There is a small ski town in Vermont that I know well.   There are some properties or businesses that are always flipping or flopping, the same ones in the same locations.   Why?   Energies.   Detrimental ones.   It could be geopathic stress, it could be entities, poor feng shui, or other.  Or the astrology of the property or the owner needs the proper time.    What if you knew a realtor or two, and told them you could help them sell a property that has been sitting for some time.    Do you think after you proved to them 2 or 3 times that you could help them that  they should pay you each time you help them?

           As I drive through this town, I can almost feel these properties and almost itch to connect a good geomancer with a realtor.   I'd also like to see a change in the energies of this constipated town.   There are many properties on the NW corner of Yonge and Davisville that go out of business often.  There's been a restaurant, vacant, for the past 10 months.   The energy there just isn't right.  Imagine what this could mean to a  realtor if you could help them move their property.   You'd be making money for everyone, including yourself, and making people happier.  Including the owner, the neighbors, customers, tenants,  the town -- Everyone.

         Alex Klouda used to be a member of our group.  He is a Toronto realtor.  Check his site and see what he says about helping buyers avoid homes with Geopathic Stress.   www.AlexKlouda.com .

          Can you:  Speak with Nature Spirits?  Work with Devas?

          The pigeon problem can be a big one.  The only thing that can be done, so far, is to prevent access and that is often difficult, expensive or not desirable.  Pigeon poop causes disease and damage.  Pigeon Tom, in Toronto, services apartments by installing netting around the balcony starting at $70.   The netting cuts down on the view, is not pretty, and, does not last.

            You can work with the deva of the pigeon so the pigeons find a more suitable place.   Let's say, to start out, you find someone with this problem.   You offer to help them for free.   It works.   You offer to help their friends at $5 each per year.

             There are 400 apartments in the building I live in.   The landlord would pay $200 per year to keep this investment pigeon free.  That kind of money is pigeon feed for this kind of service.  It takes you maybe an hour a year to do and maintain this.   This landlord has about 8 buildings on this one block alone and is the largest landlord in the city.   Now doesn't doing this beat working for a living?   Commence practicing!   Let your imagination soar!

        Labels & Stickers:

     You know those Labels we are using for the water faucets and pipes?  That's a million dollar idea!   I hope some smart entrepreneur will want to collaborate with me on how we can make that much bigger.  The potential in that is enormous.  If we don't do it, someone else will.  LET'S GO!


    (1)   Are you protected?   If you use an unprotected PC (not a MAC) and are connected to Internet, it is said that it takes 16 minutes to become infected.  "Protection" means having a firewall.  This can be software, or, hardware.   Free Software is Zone Alarm .    I used to have this program until I had a blip and had to re-install it.  It worked fine until that time and then my system seized up and it was a nightmare.   It does work fine if it is a virgin installation, otherwise, there can be problems.

    Another software program, but one that you have to buy, is Norton's Firewall program.  Your next step is hardware, a router.

    "The easiest way is to see how unprotected you are.  Visit http://grc.com  and click on the 'ShieldsUp' logo.  It doesn't take you directly to the next link anymore so you'll have to scroll the next screen down until you see the next 'ShieldsUp' link.  Click that and follow the instructions.  It's totally safe (he's tested about 30 million or so thus far).  Run the tests and see just how "visible" you are on the 'Net.  If you're behind a router or at least some decent firewall, you'll be much less visible than if you aren't."

    (2) If your system seizes up often, here is a simple test to see where the "overload" problem might be in your computer:
    Press the caps lock key.  If it turns on, your problem is in the software.
    If it does not turn on and off easily, the problem is in the hardware.

    (3)    The precursor for Internet was ARPAnet  (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) of the U.S. Department of Defense, which started in the 1960's.   University professors who were working on contract for the US, often with military and NASA related contracts, wanted to be able to more freely share information.  When they left their university employ, they still maintained these connections, so the network spread, spilling out of the military and universities, in to the public domain.  Thus, Internet was born.

    I know this because this is how I came on to Internet, before it was Internet, while it was still ARPANET.   I was taught computing by a scientist who worked on the Jupiter and Mars Projects and still maintained his connections.

    The original concept of Internet was to be able to freely share information.

    The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star newspapers, the New York Times, Washington Post, etc., are violating the spirit of Internet.  Now they are forcing you to register to continue to read their publications online, with the hokum that: "With just a couple of minutes of your time to complete our registration form we will learn more about you and how you use our site, so that we are better able to tailor advertising messages you see on thestar.com that will be of interest to you."  (Since when are their advertising messages of interest?)  This is more intrusion of privacy and spyware.

    The Star just instituted their spyware this month.  Even NOW Magazine had an article.(printed with permission)

    Now Magazine, Oct. 7:  Registration Blues:  Advertisers wanting demographic information are pressuring content creators to get that data even if it means alienating their audience,   BY Jeffrey Haas

    "The trend toward mandatory user registration on news Web sites is growing. That hit close to home a few weeks ago when the Globe and Mail announced that free access to parts of its site would soon be denied to anyone who hasn't registered.

    To get access to breaking news, daily stories and the seven-day archive, Globe visitors will need to provide their name, e-mail address and some basic demographic information. According to its FAQ, the Globe wants a better understanding of its audience so it can tailor content to their needs and interests.

    An additional benefit is that the paper can charge higher rates for advertising directed toward targeted demographic and geographic audience segments.

    Will users be willing to pay out? That depends on the individual and his or her information requirements. For many, access is worth trading personal data, and a select few will become full paid subscribers. The majority will just become registered users. And a bitter minority will threaten to cancel their print subscriptions in impotent disgust and swear that their personal information will never be contained in any database owned or controlled by the Globe and Mail.

    Greening your investments;  Saving the earth, one question at a time(printed with permission)

    Q: Are there eco-friendly investments or banks to sink my hard-earned cash into?

    A: Your money can be green in more than one sense. Hard to believe when the world of banking and financing is so notoriously nefarious. We all groan about how banks gouge the hell out of us. But what doesn't get muttered about around the water cooler quite as often is that they're also putting your hard-earned money to work financing dirty gold mines, oil digs and ecologically devastating dams around the world.

    Some banks have taken baby steps toward earth-friendly practices. All five big Canadian banks signed onto the United Nations Environment Programme in 1992, but a decade later none of the banks had much to show for it. Now, RBC has developed some environmental loans and enviro funds. Both RBC and CIBC have signed onto the Equator Principles, voluntary guidelines that mean the bank can't invest in projects like the Three Gorges Dam project in China. TD is at the back of the pack.

    But the Citizens Bank (www.citizensbank.ca) is the only bank in Canada with a truly socially and ecologically responsible lending policy. It won't invest in any company with a poor eco record or nuclear power ties. The full-service virtual bank also gives part of its profits to green charities. Another great place to put your coin is a credit union. They offer all the same services as banks, plus every member has a share in the cooperative.

    The Metro Credit Union (www.metrocu.com), with six local branches, won't invest in corps with ecologically destructive practices, not to mention poor labour relations or human rights standards. Desjardins (www.desjardins.com), Quebec's big credit union, also has six branches in T.O. and is now developing its eco policies.

    Got extra cash you wanna see grow? Green mutual funds like the Clean Environment Funds invest in companies keen on sustainable development. Most ethical funds use ecological and social criteria for screening. For instance, the Ethical Funds Company, Meritas Funds and Real Assets Mutual Funds all screen for green considerations as well as things like tobacco, nukes and human rights. You can invest in all these funds as part of your RRSP portfolio.

    It is possible to get these through any financial adviser, but most won't know a thing about ethical funds. The Social Investment Organization's Web site (www.socialinvestment.ca) lists tons of advisers across the country who know ethical funds well. These advisers can also help you if you're interested in directly investing in ecologically screened stocks or bonds.

    If you work for a company or an organization with a pension plan, it's probably got your pennies invested in polluting (but oh so lucrative) industries like big oil and tobacco. Do a little digging and see for yourself. If so, it's time to encourage fellow shareholders to push for a pension you can all be proud of, one that considers the environmental and ethical risks involved in corporate business practices and introduces some screens so your retirement isn't built on Mother Nature's back.

    OK, so you've almost got your finances in order. Now it's time to open that wallet and peek at your credit cards. Instead of handing all that interest straight to Visa, why not share a little with your charity of choice? Oxfam and Amnesty International have credit cards (offered through the Citizens Bank). The non-profit orgs get 10 cents with each purchase and 20 bucks right off the bat when you sign up for your card – a much better rate than many affinity cards. (FYI: the World Wildlife Fund cancelled its credit card program in Canada.)

    Truth and future from Fiction: ---
    Authors who use fiction to make you THINK about reality
    these are all available in the Toronto Public Library:

    Flashdance comes to Light Language meets Science Fiction

    Last year we spoke about "Light Language".   Light Language (workshops), created by Starr Fuentes were offered here in Toronto last year.  Several of you took them.  When you intend shape and color, you can change things.  [Note:  Toronto Dowser Henry Evering  has developed and teaches systems that incorporate color, sacred geometry shapes and much more.  He is the  Founder of Eidetics, and publisher of the Eidetic Reference Book, "Creating Whole Organization Synergy".  Henry also started the Eidetic-Academy]

    Catherine Asaro's new novel, "The Charmed Sphere" uses sacred geometry and color as others would use "magic".

    Do you remember the 1983 movie Flashdance?  A lady welder (Jennifer Beals) dances at a local bar at night, takes classical ballet lessons and dreams of becoming a professional dancer.  Catherine Asaro is Flashdance in the flesh and made good.  (Looks like her, too.)  Please excuse this long biography, but it is good to know of a woman who is a respected scientist, a ballet dancer and teacher, a wife and mother, beautiful, and, a highly successful science fiction writer (she reminds me of Mici Gold!).

    Catherine Asaro was born and raised in, California. She received her Phd in Chemical Physics and MA in Physics, both from Harvard, and a BS with Highest Honors in Chemistry from UCLA. Among the places she has done research are the University of Toronto, the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik in Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.   A former ballerina, Catherine Asaro has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio.  In the 1980's she was a principal dancer and artistic director of the Mainly Jazz Dancers and the Harvard University Ballet. After she graduated, her undergraduate students took over Mainly Jazz and made it into an organization at the college. Catherine still teaches ballet in Maryland.    Her research involves using quantum theory to describe the behavior of atoms and molecules. Catherine was a physics professor until 1990, when she established Molecudyne Research, which she currently runs.  In recent years, Asaro has offered her services as a science consultant and even participated in a NASA sponsored program on advanced space propulsion concepts.  Her husband is John Kendall Cannizzo, an astrophysicist at NASA. They have one daughter, a ballet dancer and mathematician.  When not writing and making appearances at conferences, Catherine also serves as the president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA).

    "Chyme hid when the king came to town. ... Della No-Cozen, the Mage Mistress for Castle Suncroft  ... was looking for shape-mages, the adepts who used circles, cubes, spheres and other shapes to create spells.

    "I advise the king", Della said. "I train mages.  I teach them to soothe pain and harsh emotions.  We heal.  We bring light, not only that of a candle or oil lamp, but also into other people's lives.  We also help the army.  Mages can predict enemy strategies and heal wounds, both physical and of the emotions."

    In this system, the triangles were the ones with beginning abilities and the ones who worked with spheres were the most powerful, just as red was the beginning color and Indigo the most powerful.  An Indigo Sphere Mage was the most powerful.  This does not have to be fiction.  We can make it happen.

    [Related to the above:  England = Angle Land (L'Angleterre).   Why is that?]

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    William Henry spoke to us about space ships powered by consciousness.   Well known science fiction writer, Anne McCaffrey has written a series of books about "Brain Ships".   Humans whose bodies are virtually non functioning may, if they prove suitable, become the "brains" for spaceships.  They merge with the space ship.  I've read all the books and love them.  From the first book:

    "It all began when Tia, a bright and spunky seven-year-old accompanying her exo-archaeologist parents on an EsKay dig, was afflicted by a mysterious neural disorder, one whose progressing symptoms finally permit her no life at all outside of some total mechanical support system."

    The Ship who Sang
    PartnerShip (Anne McCaffrey / Margaret Ball)
    The Ship Who Searched
    The City and The Ship (The Brainship)
    The Ship Who Saved the Worlds
    *            *            *           *            *            *
    Daniel Quinn, author of "Ishmael" (one of my favorite books and donated to our library by Sarah East) and which is studied in schools and religious organizations in the US wrote "The Holy".   Daniel Quinn makes you THINK in many different ways.   He makes points I had never heard.  Perhaps you have not heard this before?  Again, it creates questions about our Biblical "history".  If you know this history that these passages refer to, would you please contact me?

    "Passover is the commemoration of our liberation from Egypt.  This occurred in about 1210 B.C.  And when do you suppose the first Passover was celebrated in the Holy Land?  It was 600 years later.   Not a single Passover was held under all the judges and kings of Israel until the eighteenth year of the reign of Josiah, just a few years before the Babylonian exile began.

    We did not know that,  because --- during those six hundred years the Israelites worshipped the gods and goddesses of the Sidonians and the Amorites and the Moabites and the Philistines and the Babylonians.  During most of this time, if you'd asked them about the God of Israel, they wouldn't even have known what God you were talking about.  Their gods were Baal and Ashtaroth and Dagon and Azazel and Milcom and Asima and Succoth Benoth and Anamelech and Nergel and Kemosh and Moloch.  And if you'd asked them to point out a priest, it would have been one who burnt offerings to Baal or who tended one of the hill shrines.

    The temple set up in Jerusalem had altars dedicated to all these gods and goddesses, except for Moloch.  Attached to the temple you'd have found quarters for the temple prostitutes --- male prostitutes.  The Mosaic teachings had been abandoned from the outset, abandoned, and then lost.  It was Josiah who rediscovered them around 610 BC, and Judaism as he know it began with this event --- not with Abraham, not with the Exodus, not with the Israelites' entry in to the land of Canaan."

    ".... nowhere in the scriptures does it say that Baal and Ashtaroth and Moloch and all the rest weren't real gods.  Nowhere does it say they don't exist.  What it says is they're false gods --- gods who will play you false, gods not to be trusted.

     "But the Sidonians and the Amorites and the Moabites and the Philistines and the Babylonians and the Israelites --- trusted them.  The Israelites trusted these gods even more than they trusted the one who parted the Red Sea for them. ....

    "So ... what did Baal and Ashtaroth and Moloch and all the rest do for the Israelites?  It couldn't have been nothing, because the Israelites weren't fools any more than the Israelis are fools.  Therefore it had to be something ...."

    "How could they have ever gained power over human lives if they'd been merely vile?  They're dangerous because they're attractive.  This, I think, is why the author of Proverbs thought it necessary to write his warning this way: "But now, my son, listen to me, attend to what I say.  Don't let your heart entice you into her ways, don't stray down her paths; many has she pierced and laid low, and her victims are without number.  Her house is the entrance to Sheol, which leads down to the halls of death."


    I had the privilege to participate in Power of Thought School, sponsored by Harold McCoy's Ozark Research Institute, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, from September 3 to 7, 2004.  There were about 100 participants, who came from all over the country.  There were 5 teachers who taught from 9 to 5 each day.  In the evenings after dinner, Harold McCoy spoke one evening and Walt Woods spoke the next two evenings.  The topics are outlined by Gladys McCoy in the quarterly Journal of the Ozark Research Institute, which I received in August.  Each instructor also had an article of her own in the journal.  Briefly, Maggie Adkins showed us how to use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  Maggie lived in and traveled Australia for 5 years and led the new students in an Aborigines song and dance.  Susan Bryant showed us how to eliminate B.S. ("belief systems") that no longer serve and may be causing emotional blocks, which in turn cause pain and unwanted health conditions.  Linda Eastburn's subject was Living the Integrated Life; she talked about the micro us and the macro us.  I was impressed when Linda, a medical intuitive, performed a reading on one of the class members.  Her words reminded me of an Edgar Cayce reading.   Joy Wallen, who is in tune with the dolphins and whales, demonstrated Sound Healing and letting go of toxins to increase our vibrational level, as well as voice analysis to see which notes our voice may be missing.  I personally feel that I received an angelic attunement during Joy's class.  Daya Devi-Doolin's class was entitled "Your Thought is Your Word for Health and Wealth: Wisdom and Wellness."  I am told Daya led a rebirthing in her class.

    Power of Thought School takes place atop Mount Sequoyah, which is a Methodist Camp Meeting place for much of the summer and was a Native American Indian encampment a hundred or more years ago.  Its energies are sublime, to say the least.  The environment is totally peaceful.  To be present there is to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as many of us know it

    We had 3 wonderful meals each day prepared with love by the cafeteria staff.  We had the opportunity to sit wherever Spirit suggested, and consequently just about everyone got to talk to everyone else.  I met half a dozen people who professed to be medical doctors.  There may have been more who chose not to publicize that fact.  It was enlightening to know that the "mainstream" medical profession has members who are searching for answers outside the box!  I feel we were all called there to become reacquainted on the earth plane.  We are definitely members of the same Star family in my opinion.

    Most everyone there was a dowser, I believe, although I do not remember seeing any pendulums or other dowsing tools in use.  To attend Power of Thought School, one must be a member of the Ozark Research Institute, which I highly recommend.  There are many benefits to being a member, and the annual membership dues amount is U.S.$35 for an individual membership outside the U.S. If you join, please tell them Stella sent you!

    This article was written especially for our newsletter and submitted by one of our US members:  StellaRamsay@wmconnect.com in New Hampshire. Proud member of ASD, Greater Boston Chapter of the ASD, Toronto Dowsers, and Ozark Research Institute.  THANK YOU, STELLA BELLA!   The Ozark Research Institute, Inc. (ORI) is a non-profit, tax-exempt research institute chartered by the State of Arkansas to conduct research into the "Power of Thought" as it pertains to spontaneous remission, miraculous healing, and research into all manner of mind phenomena.  "The Power of Thought" is the ability to use the mind to create positive change.  They host an Annual Dowsing and Healing Energies Convention every April.

    The Similarities between Sex and Dowsing

        Sex has a lot in common with Dowsing.  It is recommended that you do each activity separately.

    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.

    Comment from a reader:  "Read your recent [October 2004] newsletter - terrific as usual. Thought you might like a different perspective on the word 'Hollywood'

    The explanation that I heard about the word Hollywood (and I believe) is that Hollywood took its name from the occult and satanic rituals. The magic wand used at occult rituals is made from the wood of the holly branch. Hence holly wood. There is nothing holy about Hollywood. Hollywood is completely intertwined with a very dark the illusion that the Illuminati is portraying and apparently has an occult past.

    Hollywood is owned and operated by organized crime and has been since day one. They have made many careers and broken many careers and hearts.The Hollywood mafia is linked with the Illuminati who has shaped our past, present and future. And from what I understand, their future plans are not in the best interests of the people. Wars are planned and they profit. WWIII has been planned since 1871 when Albert Pike wrote his man-u-script for the three world wars - and all his plans for these wars have come to pass. And we just might be entering into the next phase for WWIII now."

    "19 terrorists in 6 weeks have been able to command 300 million North Americans to do away with the entirety of their civil liberties that took 700 years to advance from the Magna Carta onward. The terrorists have already won the political and ideological war with one terrorist act. It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society."
    -- Rocco Galati, lawyer for the Canadian Islamic Congress October, 2001 Source: www.canadianliberty.bc.ca/
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    "The greatest purveyor of violence on the planet, my own government.

    A time comes when silence is betrayal.  Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one's own bosom and in the surrounding world."
    --  from The Inner Truth by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Riverside Church, New York City, April 4th, 1967
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        "Constitutions are made of paper;   Bayonets are made of steel."
         -- French Aphorism
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    "I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election... It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!"
    -- George W. Malone  (1890-1961) U.S. Senator (Nevada), 1957 Speaking before Congress
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    "The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind."
    -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
    "Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by power and by force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual."
    -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921 Source: 15 September 1933
    “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change,”
    Wayne Dyer from his newest book, The Power of Intention.
    "There are men  now in power in this country  who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit."
    -- John V. Lindsay Source: Speech, University of California, 2 April 1970
    "The enjoyment of power inevitably corrupts the judgment of reason, and perverts its liberty."
    -- Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) German philosopher Source: Perpetual Peace, 1795
    "...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
    -- Voltaire  (1694-1778) Source: Philosophical Dictionary, 1764
    "The only real voyage of discovery consists not  in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
    -Marcel Proust
    "I could think of no worse example for nations abroad, who for the first time were trying to put free electoral procedures into effect, than that of the United States wrangling over the results of our presidential election, and even suggesting that the presidency itself could be stolen by thievery at the ballot box."
    -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
    "Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories."
    -- Thomas Jefferson
    "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
    - http://MohandasGandhi.com

    THE   Thursday, November 4th 2004  MEETING FEATURES:
    Alan Handelsman,from Arizona:

    Turning Pain into Power: Getting out of your way by getting into your stuff.
    What is the connection between releasing our own pain, and being a better dowser?

    Pain comes from, and increases our sense of separation,
    As we release the pain that we hold on to, we are better able to replace separation with connection,
    This means that we are better able to connect with ourselves.

    All parts of ourselves, including our conscious thinking, our sub-conscious minds, what I refer to as our inner mind, which includes our emotions, and our inner intelligence, whether we call that spirit, soul, higher self, God self, etc.

         One of the perennial truths is, As above, So below.   When we connect better on the inside, we connect better on the outside.  So as we release our pain, we gain the power to connect better with our dowsing system, with the dowsing system of others, with wherever the answers are coming from, and with our client on many different levels.    So turning our pain into power helps us in many different ways.

        First, it helps us function in and enjoy this experience on Earth. It helps us know that we really do belong here, and in some way made the choice to be here. We may even begin to see new ways in which this world is showing us how much we belong, and how much love is available to us when we choose to see it, nurture it, and use it.

         Second, turning pain into power helps us use that love by helping others. Yes, our pain helps us to relate to others, but when we turn our own pain into power, we are better able to help others transform their own lives.

        Third, releasing our old pain allows us to improve our focus and amplify our intention.   It takes a lot of energy to hold on to our old emotions, tensions, beliefs, and patterns. When we release those things, we have more energy, and are better able to focus and direct that energy in ways that will benefit us, and the people with which we are working.

         Fourth, releasing our pain allows us to get out of our own way when we are dowsing. It is our old pain, in the form of emotions and belief systems that give rise to the nagging thought, I wonder if I can do this well enough, when we go to dowse, and in many other areas of life. Releasing those old emotions and belief systems will give us the power, when it is time, to focus on others as well as ourselves.

       Fifth, in what ways can your life be better? Learning to change old pain into power is like cleaning a movie screen. The movie itself doesn't matter. Any movie will look better with a clean screen. When the pain is gone at a deep level, anything you   do, any relationship you have, and anything that happens in your life can be more joyful, peaceful, fulfilling and even powerful.

    In my presentation this November at the Toronto Dowsers meeting, I plan to show you several ways to let go of old stuff, patterns of emotion, thinking, believing, and behaving that will allow you more joy in every part of your life. We will begin the process at the presentation, and you will learn ways to continue to that process literally every day of your life.

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