Welcome  !!!  to the Second Meeting for
The Toronto Chapter
of the Canadian Society of Dowsers
Tuesday, October 10th, 2000
( Numerologically speaking:  10-10-2000.  Interesting, eh?)

Gathering, Socializing, Registration,  at 7:00 p.m., Program to begin at 7:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION!    Yonge / Lawrence area - Very central, easy to get to
St. Leonard's Anglican Church - 25 Wanless Avenue
2 short blocks North of Lawrence, 1/4 block East of Yonge Street

This is a 3 minute walk from the (Lawrence) subway
Parking: On the street (neighborhood) parking is not too bad
(NOTE: If you are driving on Lawrence, from Leslie, going West, Lawrence is NOT a through
street between Leslie and Bayview.  Check with someone or call us for directions.)

Our meetings take place

We will be meeting in the most beautiful (and comfortable) church meeting room I have ever seen.  The ambiance of this room can only enhance our already fine energy.  You will be proud to bring a friend and show her/him the group you are part of.

These meetings are open to anyone who is interested in learning how to dowse, or becoming a better dowser.   You do not need to be a member of the CSD.   Your dowsing will improve merely by attending our meetings.   Dowsing is a form of energy.  This kind of energy is caught, not taught.

Our meetings will include activities to practice your dowsing and guest speakers who will share their experiences and teach you new skills.   You will have a chance to meet others who you can help or who can help you.    One of the best parts of these groups is meeting synergistic people.

Requested donation (to cover costs):
                        $5 per meeting for Toronto chapter members
                        $7 per meeting for non members of the Toronto chapter
                        $20 per year for membership in the Toronto chapter
First meeting for yourself or for a guest is Free.   So do bring a friend.

If you can not afford this donation, please make arrangements with us before the meeting.

Do come and have fun,  grow with us and enjoy the energy.
Questions?  Contact:   Marilyn Gang    mgang@interlog.com     (416) 322 - 0363
Check out the CSD web site at:           http://www.CanadianDowsers.org
Check out the Toronto web site at:       http://CanadianDowsers.org/toronto/toronto.htm

Goals of Our Toronto Chapter

Goal:      To become better dowsers.
               To help others learn dowsing and become better dowsers.

Dowsing:          What is it?
                        How do we do this?
                        How do we improve?
                        What tools can we use?
                                Dowsing tools
                        What are the important  steps and procedures?

Our group will define itself in its first year.  Your continued presence will define who we are and who we become.

We will set up Dowsing Buddies for practice and  to help support one another.
We will share resources, anecdotes, what works, what does not work.
We will inform each other of books, teachers, suppliers, places, events

Learning to dowse is like learning how to drive a car or learning a new dance step.    You are coordinating mind/body steps.  You can learn the mechanics of it in a day or a week-end, and many feel they can't really "learn" it just in that time period or in that setting.  It helps if your body practices this until this "felt sense" becomes automatic.

It's fun.  It's easy.  It's highly useful to you and to your family and friends.   And clients.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


What Happened at our very First Meeting:

WOW!   45 people showed up at the very first meeting of our Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Society of Dowsers Tuesday night, September 19th at the Church of the Transfiguration.  WOW!  This was an excellent response to a mailing sent out to 160 people, don't you think so?  AND they had a very good time and most signed up to become members of the Toronto chapter, receiving John Living's dowsing book as a free gift for signing up at the first meeting.   Thank YOU!

Joan DeNew, our guest speaker, from Hamilton, had us listening intently with her recitations of dowsing experiences telling us about how she helped to find and change DNA mutations caused by emotional trauma in one woman who was undergoing difficulties and found the cause to help cure herself from fibromyalgia (removing suppressed emotional anger towards another person).   She talked about dowsing accuracy and removing a creepy crawly feeling from a house by helping the past (and passed on) inhabitant go to the light.  She talked about helping her husband by helping him remove behavioral patternings caused by early childhood traumas.   She talked about one of her mentors, Herbert Parker and the book he wrote "Dowsing Your Soul's Purpose", that she teaches to small groups from her home in Hamilton, in the evening.  If you want to talk to Joan,  contact:  Joan DeNew     (905) 549-7956          denew@cgocable.net

Brian Kelly was the lucky winner of the first Dowsing Jar.   This was the beginning of what we hope will become a "sweet" tradition with us.    You dowse to get the number of sweets in a jar.   Whoever gets the correct number gets to take the jar home and brings a new, filled,  jar for the next meeting.   Peter Clayton stuffed this jar full of 28 Caramilk bars for our first jar.  And, we did not count the number of bars until after the dowsing was done so as not to have any stray throught forms confusing or influencing us.

Marilyn spoke about upcoming dowsing events in the area --- which can all be viewed in more detail on our web site --- such as the Quester's Convention beginning September 29th, the School of Dowsing's (free) preview night October 13th, Eric Dowsett's workshop in Guelph October 14th and 15th, Raymon Grace's workshop in Orangeville November 3rd - 5th and Joey Korn's workshop near Rochester, NY December 2,3.  Also of interest to the dowsing community is the upcoming   "Power of Music" 12 week course offered by Sharon Howarth Russell beginning September 28th.   Phone: (416) 920 - 8798 for more information.    See: www.themusicalrainbow.com

Canadian Society of Dowsers T Shirts were not available for sale at this meeting, as hoped, but will be at the next one(s).  Check out:     www.CanadianDowsers.org/tshirt.html 

FOUND:  Something which looks like part of an L-Rod or a Bobber or a communicator to the Pleidians was found on the floor as we were cleaning up after the meeting.  We will bring it to the next meeting or contact Marilyn if you want to identify and claim it.

Eva Angyal, R.N.C.P.
STRUT YOUR STUFF ON THE WEB:  Paid up Toronto chapter members now have a chance to advertise their services or products or who you are a little bit on the Web.   We are creating a Web page for this purpose.  If you are a paid up member and would like your info on this site, send an email to:  mgang@interlog.com, with the particulars.  A formatted file, in HTML, WORD or WORDPERFECT format is best --- perhaps sent as an attachment.  About 10 lines max.  Check out:   www.CanadianDowsers.org/toronto/services.htm     This is a brand new page and  under construction and hopefully will grow continuously.
          You can also have a business card style ad that will receive national exposure by submitting it to the editors of the Quester/Journal --- the quarterly publication from the combined CSQ and CSD  --- our parent organization.  See this issue of the Quester for further information/.

Please let us know your email address (unless we have it already), and of anyone you know of who would be interested in receiving email notices of meetings and events.   We would like to move from snail to email notification of future meetings and this will help.   Of course we'd be happy to send snail mail notices to anyone you think would be interested in receiving them.  Do let us know.

Do you have anecdotes, techniques, etc. that you would like to share with us?   Want to suggest a topic or a speaker for a meeting or be one?   Want to volunteer something?   Do you have an article you would like to submit to the CSD Journal?   Please let us know.

One final item  -----   Refreshments ---

This just occurred to me:   At the end of our meetings, we offer refreshments (punch and cookies), which is nice to have while we absorb our experience and socialize and network.

Might there be 3-5 or so people who attend who would like to bring in home made cookies, or something like that?   Not all the time (unless of course you want to of course), but once in awhile?  And, is there anyone who would like to coordinate this?  Please let Marilyn know.   I know fer sure we'd love it.

One final final item --- Remember, we are still brand Brand BRAND New.
This is the best time to get your suggestions heard and implemented.   Make a difference.