16, 2003 (See last page for information)
"Dowsing & Kaballah: Experiencing God’s Energy"
Gathering, Socializing, Registration, at 6:30 p.m., Program to begin at 7:00 p.m.
[No Dowsing Practice before this meeting.
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.
ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUSTMENTS: PLEASE NOTE
1) Please note that the DAY and LOCATIONS of some of our meetings are moving.
DECEMBER: EDWARDS GARDENS (LAWRENCE & LESLIE)
OCTOBER 16 is the THIRD THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 12 is the SECOND WEDNESDAY
3.3 KM South of the Leslie Street exit on the 401
REMINDER: Driving east on Lawrence, Lawrence Avenue does NOT go straight across from Bayview to Leslie. You have to take Post Road.
Yonge Line, Eglinton Station Bus #54A: Starting at 6 PM, leaves Eglinton Station every 6 minutes
Going home, starting at 9 pm, leaves every 10 minutes from Leslie & Lawrence
From the Sheppard Line, Leslie Station Bus #51: its an 11-13 minute ride, leaves the station at: 6:02, 6:20, 6:38, 6:53
We would like some volunteers to drop people off at the subway on the way home.
On Locations: We are still looking for that Perfect
Central location: Yonge and Lawrence is perfect.
Good energy, available, affordable, minimum 2,400 square feet, parking, accessible by TTC, good lighting, we can stay until 11, audio visual facilities & good acoustics, wheel chair accessible, etc.
2) It's time to Renew your membership in the Toronto Dowsers. Your membership (including library privileges) expired September 30, 2003. A membership application is included in this newsletter. Please FILL IT IN and bring it FILLED IN WITH PAYMENT to the next meeting. Or mail it in.
Membership entitles you to:
IF YOU JOINED RECENTLY, YOU WILL GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS AT THE NEXT MEETING, OR IN THE NEXT NEWSLETTER. Due to the huge number of people that joined / renewed and the desire to get the newsletter out to you asap, we did not want to delay the newsletter to process the cards. THANK YOU FOR THIS AND THE GENEROUS DONATIONS YOU ARE MAKING. THIS *IS* MAKING *THE* DIFFERENCE SO WE CAN KEEP OUR MEMBERSHIP FEES AT $20.
We close out our 3rd year with 260 members, up from 214 the year before. !!!
Our thanks to the Canadian Society of Questers who became a member this month. The Questers are a dowsing organization in Western Canada. They have a yearly convention every September. HELLO AND WELCOME TO OUR FRIENDS WAYNE ROBERTA ADRIEN MERLIN!
... just got a call from Cletus Goldman, of Michigan. Cletus was also at Mary Hardy's. Since he is a writer I gave him a copy of our newsletter. He called because he told me he is sending in a check to become a member of our group and wants to come to Toronto! Picture a tall, skinny Raymon with a foot long beard and the same eyes. Cletus was the first fire walker across the fire pit. He said he is used to that, as in the army, he used to disarm nuclear warheads, and so on and so forth.
3) Internet: If your are NOT on Internet: Obviously a lot of info is sent by email in between meetings and newsletters. A lot is posted on Internet, I often refer to it. If you are NOT on it: PLEASE !!! (1) Connect with someone who is, so you don't miss anything. (2) Don't apologize for not being on it. It's not for everybody. It changes the way you think, and not necessarily in a good way. If you write, it may change the way you write. You may become more linear and less multi dimensional.
If you ARE on it and NOT receiving emails and would like to: Please send me an email to notify me: email@example.com . Either I did not get your info or accidentally deleted your info.
The *NEW* Toronto Dowsers Library
Mici Gold, our new librarian, had most of the library (because she was still cataloging) available for you at the meeting, in a very attractive display. You were limited to one item because she is still getting things together and you will be permitted to take out 2 items when we get rolling ---- next month, at Edwards Gardens.
The new items were on display.
Each issue develops a theme, hence a name. June was "the Water Issue". September: "The Cosmic Issue". This October: "The PoopPee Issue" ---- not to cast aspersions on any of the other content, just my late night sense of humor.
We try to remain cognizant of the value of your dowsers' dollars and be as economical as conditions permit, to be fair to you and to whatever speaker we sponsor. To help your planning, we are planning 2, perhaps 3 big workshops in the next 9 months. Joey Korn in October, one in May (see below) and one perhaps in March or April. The January meeting will be different, in that it will be a "mini workshop". Each event and speaker is carefully selected for their wisdom, experience, ability to impart that to us, their willingness to work with our group and the value to the group and the individuals.
Friday, Sept. 12, my friend Gloria's mother died after a 4 month battle with cancer. It's always a battle, isn't it? Gloria's mother was "liberated" from Dachau in 1945. After being in 17 other concentration camps. And lost 150 family members at Treblinka. And had a high, cheerful, upbeat attitude her whole life. (Not unlike Victor Frankl, author of "Man's Search For Meaning", a most profound book). Gloria's father, inconsolable, said "We were married 55 years. She went so fast." I was thinking of Ruth's words to us just 3 days earlier about how she never worries about the soul in a cancer death because the person and their family have the time to resolve issues. We had been talking about possible ways to help her mom, and as devoted as we were, the feeling of helplessness was awful. I was thinking of so many of you, who have been in the same situation this past year and our discussions, and how you helped me when I was going thru it (with my dad) 2 years ago.
Gloria was counselled that in the first week after you lose someone so close to you, you are totally open, raw and vulnerable. An incredibly painful time and an incredibly open time. This opening inside of you starts to close at the end of the week. You get very few chances in your life to experience this. Use it. Use it to go inside and examine your thoughts and feelings. Perhaps establish a system of communication with your loved one. Such as: "Mom, I know you can hear me but I can't always hear you. So when you get a question from me, to let me know you heard me, 'itch' my forehead. If the answer is a 'yes' 'itch' my right earlobe. If its a 'no' 'itch' my left earlobe." (Make up places that would work for you, creating itchings, heat, eyeblinks, etc. --- some sort of signal to you -- in odd places.) Repeat this programming several times that week.
They are with you more for that week. You can't focus on the physical world, and you are not supposed to, because your energies are with them. After that time, you are still distracted until 4 months when there is another shift and another lessening of the connection. Honor the time you can spend with their spirit. Don't apologize for being distracted and forgetting things at this time. You are doing exactly what you are supposed to do. Maybe this is what the Tibetan Book of the Dead talks about?
Do you remember Dr. George Merkl? He spoke at Total Health several times. An Einstein like genius, with Ph.D's in physics, chemistry, biology, in Who's Who. George died June 25, 2002 at the age of 70.
At the meeting, one of the items I passed around was information from Mary Hardy -- a booklet with green, orange and yellow papers. I do check during the course of the presentation to make sure some of the materials are being passed. Halfway across the room, I could see that the yellow pages were missing. The next morning, when I opened my apartment door, there was a bag tied to the doorknob with an envelope and the missing pages. Anyone want to tell me what happened? I wish other misplaced materials would be returned so easily....
TIMING OF THIS NEWSLETTER AND THE NEXT ONE: We have 5 weeks between the Sept/Oct meetings, 3 weeks between the Oct/Nov meetings. A newsletter gets written and mailed after each meeting. There is a LOT going on in Sept. and Oct. and I might not have time to write a "big" November newsletter. So please take note of the Wednesday, NOVEMBER 12th meeting date featuring Art Martin, and our preparations for the December 9th Annual Social.
THANK YOU MURIEL MURRAY ! Last issue the call went out that a source for crystals was needed to make the tower busters. Muriel called, and the source she recommended was most generous and most helpful. THANK YOU MURIEL!
TTC riders! We want you to join us at Edwards Gardens. Any ideas on how we can make it easier for you? Some people say its real easy, some people aren't crazy about it. Check out the bus schedules, and pleeze -- let us know how we can help you. We want you to attend as often as possible. If we start working on this now, we can have good systems in place by the time winter comes. Almost every person who has offered a ride home to someone from our group has established a positive connection with that person, or, learned something important from them.
Transcribing tapes: Last month volunteers were asked for to transcribe tapes. It took me about 2 hours to transcribe the section in this issue for Robert Gilbert's talk. That is 1/6 of the tape. The rest of the tape needs transcribing, as does a David Icke presentation, a Hart Brent presentation, Raymon's words. It would be real nice if I didn't have to do it all the time. I have the desire but not the time any more to do this. You learn a heck of a lot when transcribing. What is transcribing? It's TYPING! You listen to a tape with the transcribing device we have, control the speed and pause/continue feature with foot pedals. While you type the words. Remember Dictaphone? That's what this is. I earned my way through University as a tri lingual dictaphone typist with office temps (yeah, in the dark ages). In doing this you will learn a lot, help us, and maybe pick up a new skill. If you can type, have a PC, can use the ON/OFF buttons of a tape machine, , you can do this.
And: Wouldn't you like to do a review of a book? tape? How about reviews of David Hawkin's other materials? Stephen Lewis' book? Eckhart Tolle? Daniel Quinn's books? 8-11 years ago, there were 3 books, that seemed to be almost science fiction at the time, are proving to be true, at the current time: "You are Becoming A Galactic Human" (Virginia Essene & Sheldon Nidle), "Nothing In This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are" (Bob Frissell) and "Bringers of the Dawn" (Barbara Marciniak). There's a reason why these 3 books are being mentioned now --- take them down from your shelves, blow off the dust and just scan them.
I used to have long conversations with many of you, on a regular basis, or, from time to time. Email exchanges. Visits. March 2002, we exploded, things changed, it has become frustrating, and at times embarrassing. I have not yet totally adjusted to the amount of activity and people. Either I can't get to getting back to you, or I just can't initiate the contact. And --- some times I do forget. When I find the slips of paper marked down with names of those who have called --- I can not believe who I have not called back. With about 80 emails / day (not all of them personal, thank God) and several phone messages -- and sometimes I just don't want to speak to anyone, it can get overwhelming. The first week of September I was under email attack getting over 20 virus messages a day. Because someone felt threatened about one of my stories.
I ask for help with things in emails, in this newsletter. Sometimes you respond, having given my request a lot of thought and having gone out of your way to find the information so you can create a response. And I do not acknowledge you. Shame on me. And then a little later I repeat the request, almost as if you were chopped liver. I am sorry. It is not intended. I do forget. I expect everyone to remember the Toronto Dowsers activities and I can not remember what you tell me about your life. It is not right of me and you do deserve better. My phone messages are on a counter 4' x 8", along with my pendulum dishes, business cards, air cleaner machine, checkbook, calendars, phone lists, jelly beans ... the more important "to do's" taped to the wall. Sometimes I "misplace" your email messages. And THIS one is really crummy: Your generous donations are NOT appropriately acknowledged. I am not making excuses, not feeling guilty, just explaining how things are.
When I ask for things, and you can respond, please continue to do so. Sometimes you may have to respond again and remind me. Please do so gently, but not apologetically. You have nothing to apologize about. Your help is needed. Many of you do not get the acknowledgement and appreciation you deserve. It's not a question of merit but rather of timing, time and energy. I am so very very grateful to those who have gently persisted, and waited for the right timing. And I think those people, too, see the wisdom in recognizing that this is what had to be in place.
In the Spring, one of you loaned me a lovely book you had written as well as a book you owned. You also made excellent suggestions for our July 25 Thank Water Day. I never got around to acknowledging you. You felt forgotten about, cast aside. With total justification. You sent me an accusing email. Thanks to the wise advise of a mutual friend I found the courage to call you and we talked about it and understand one another. I think we now have a better relationship than we did before. I hope so, and am almost grateful for having the schism that we had to arrive at the understanding we now have. I wonder how many more people I have unwittingly alienated in similar circumstances. If you feel this way, can you please let me know so we can see what we can repair things --- if possible?
Please --- do continue to contact me, reply, offer feedback. Please. We can't do this without your help. Unless another big project comes up (HAH!) --- I'm "over the hump".
In the past month, much of the commentary I am hearing is "I don't have as much time as I used to. I don't have time for anything now. What's going on? I'm so rushed and not getting anything done." It's happening all over the place. We are running like rats in a maze. Some are. Some are at some times. Here's a suggestion: When you feel this happening, and you need more time, ask your guides to slow time down, so you can accomplish "X" without being frantic. Or, ask your guides to increase the time between the seconds. I do it. It works.
THIS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Here's another neat suggestion: So many of you are doing good things, things you are supposed to be doing. And wonder why parts of your life are in the toilet bowl (remember, this is the PoopPee issue!). Of course this is so! Why? Because you haven't asked! Have a real good heart to heart with your guides. Tell them something like:"Hi, it's me. Look. I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm doing what you want me to. I want to do this. I like doing this and will continue to do this. But I need something from you in return, so I can continue. What I need is " X Y Z ". Thank you!"They are waiting for you to ask. You think they know what you need, and will automatically supply it, right? Wrong. They will not interfere with your free will. You have to ask! I know this works. The first place I found out about this was in the M.A.P. (Medical Assistance Program) written by Machaelle Small-Wright. (First, though, you may want to read my favorite book in the whole world that she wrote: "Behaving As If the God In All Life Mattered.) She said there are beings whose sole purpose for existence is to help humans with our evolution. They are just waiting to be asked. So ask away. With respect. And consideration. Read her M.A.P. book to find out how. It works.
Specific feedback on newsletter items and events helps. If I know what you like, I can find more info, activities for you. If I don't get feedback it feels I'm writing in a vacuum.
Thank you CHRIS EVANS --- Chris called to say that the information provided last month about the 72 Names of God screen saver was very important and useful for him. And, that he got the book as well (I didn't even realize there is a book!). Thanks, Chris, for telling me. I'm glad to know this is making a difference. And thanks to Malca Narrol who told me about it in the first place, so that I could tell you.
Thank you SHARI BRIDGE! "Guess what! We have one major river out here in Mississauga, the Credit, which feeds into the Lake. We plan to tackle it with "SUPER WATER" and have rounded up a bevy of people, and kids (which will be doing school projects on it!) and hope to "clean up the river". Dev's success was the inspiration! More info on it later!!!!! The Mississauga Water Project!
Peace in balance,
Thank you DIANA DAVIS and SARAH EAST. Diana and Sarah both said they went back to "the Laughing Spot" at the Petroglyphs, stood on it and laughed and laughed... and laughed. Remember this from last month?:"Bruce showed us something rather nifty that he does on dreary days. He tells his rods: "Is there a spot within 50 feet of here that will make ME laugh? (Yes.) Take me to the spot." Then he stands on the spot and laughs and laughs. Several tried it, and laughed too. You have to go to a spot that make YOU laugh. It could be different for different people."Ursula Fugger, President of Astrology Toronto, attended one of our meetings for the first time. Thanks Ursula for the feedback: " Your lectures/members are a very neat mix of practical, spiritual with the dowsing always making its principles known in the manner most effective at the moment. You do a heartfelt job, the care and nurturing of the group is evident..this dowsing energy, it really enrolls people with a sense of purposefulnes, to work in right relation to the universal energies. It was quite a buzz, being there! Thanks, Ursula and welcome to our group!
Interested in Dowsing for Oil? minerals, oil, gas. natural treasures: Gerry Burgman, of North York would like dowsing buddies for: Natural Treasures, such as: minerals, oil, gas. Gerry describes himself as a competent dowser, but not overly experienced in this area of dowsing. He wants to organize a group for this and is looking for people at various levels of experience. Call him at (416) 491 2669. If anyone else would like a dowsing buddy for anything else, let me know.
Does anyone have a copy of the "Get The Edge" video by Anthony Robbins they are willing to sell or rent? Please let me know.
JOEY KORN WEEK: OCT 14-21
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 - JOEY KORN is offering a:
SPECIAL HANDS ON DOWSING L RODS WORKSHOP
COST: $15 for members, $20 non members
Swansea Town Hall 7:00 - 9:30
95 Lavinia Avenue
(just south of Bloor and west of Runnymede)
When Joey was giving his workshop last year, I was watching you watch Joey as he uses his L Rods. They are an extension of his arms. Watching him use L Rods is like watching Torvill and Dean skate. Smooth, flowing, confident, accurate, no hesitation, masterful.
Remember: Energy is Caught, Not Taught. If you are around the people who can and do, you will catch it. You will become more confident, comfortable and knowledgeable about using these basic dowsing tools. Joey says: "You’ll also learn to detect detrimental energies and change them to be beneficial. Everyone will learn to dowse with L-rods—Guaranteed!"
Joey will re establish the foundation he built with us last year at his presentation, to help us ground in our knowledge, and to use it to build on for his new material. When many of us came in to dowsing we dowsed for "positive" and "negative" energies. Joey showed us a different way of looking at this, as he uncovered for us, with visible proof, that negative energies are often necessary and desirable. It's part of the "tension" that is holding up our world. So there are times we want negative energies. Joey suggested that we use the words "non beneficial" or "detrimental". Now, in his continued growth, he has yet a different way at looking at these energies. Come and find out more about this and other information he will share with us. He will have the Kabala charts, small portable L Rods, Maurey pendulums, his book and other items for sale.
The workshop takes place in the Ontario Science Center (Don Mills & Eglinton). We have a beautiful room, with plenty of room including a private outdoor patio to practice dowsing. During breaks, you can visit their store. There is a coffee shop and a restaurant with a hot buffet lunch for $9.95. It's a lovely setting for what we are doing.
If you took his workshop last year, you can repeat it this year at a reduced fee. You now have a good foundation, and this is a chance to hone your skills and deepen your understanding. Plus to see his new work (see the commentary on Robert Gilbert, below, to understand more about this working, learning and teaching interrelationship.) Joey has new work to present to you. The flyer describing the workshop is included with the mailed newsletter, or you can go online to JOEY'S WORKSHOP (with additional links there to 2 of Joey's stories) and check out JOEY'S MOVIE for a clip of his video of his presentation to us last year, on sale for $17/$20.
Joey will be deepening our understanding of his message to us: that the most powerful form of healing is dowsing combined with prayer and how to use dowsing with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, some of its key principles, that it is real, not just a symbol and how detect it and apply these key principles in your life.
Joey will show you how various sacred geometry shapes are *in* your own Human Energy Pattern. He'll also share what he sees as the 3-D version of the Tree of Life. He calls the the Human Personality Matrix. He'll explain how he see your own matrix joining in with the Universal Matrix.
In the workshop, you will also learn to dowse with just your hands and arms and dowse in your mind, detecting energies anywhere you can see. This is true deviceless dowsing. When you become familiar with what a dowsing response feels like within your body, you can learn to dowse easily in your mind. You can then travel in time and space to explore the world of subtle energies and make changes in those energies, creating beneficial energy environments anywhere in the world.
PERSONAL SESSIONS AND SPIRITUAL HOUSECLEANING SERVICE
KABBALISTIC ENERGY WORK: ISSUE ANALYSIS & RESOLUTION
Joey will be available by appointment for one-hour personal sessions. He will work with your personal Tree of Life (Human Energy Pattern) to help you analyze and resolve your most important life issues. and willl give you "keys to resolution," insights into what you need to do to resolve your issues. These are on a donation basis, suggested donation $50-$150.
SPIRITUAL HOUSECLEANING & ONE-ON-ONE COACHING IN YOUR HOME:
Joey will be available for one-on-one coaching in your home or office. He'll spend about 2 ½ hours with you, teaching you his methods of dowsing and energy work. You'll learn to detect various kinds of detrimental and beneficial subtle energies around you. You'll also learn to change any detrimental energies into beneficial energies, including the energies of underground streams and the harmful radiations from electrical appliances (EMFs). Joey will also explore your Tree of Life Pattern (which is imprinted on your bed) and your Human Energy Pattern to detect imbalances and will work with you to bring them into balance. He'll leave your house in an ideal energetic condition.$300, or $225 if you attend a workshop.
Tuesday, October 28
Dinner with Alan Handelsman
Alan, a dowsing teacher from Arizona and speaker at many dowsing conferences, was in Toronto last year as one of the speakers at the annual Energy Psychology Conference. We wanted to meet him but did not have a chance to get him to speak to our group. Instead, we took him out to dinner at a Chinese buffet. We all had such a good time that we are planning the same thing this year.
We are looking for a place to hold this at Bay by Dundas/Queen. Carol-Lee Gordon recommended: Bangkok Garden. Any other ideas???? where our group can hang out and eat and hang out and eat for hours? Last year we were at the restaurant from 6 until they starting putting chairs on the tables at 10. Of course good energy, good food and good prices are considerations. Our decision will be on our web site. If you would like to go and don't have internet, check with someone who does, or contact moi.
Alan writes: "I am looking forward to seeing you and some of the Toronto dowsers onTuesday, the 28th of October. This past year, even though my private practice has been very busy, I have been experimenting with new forms the Tuners can take, including ones that can be worn and/or used as a pendulum, new energy patterns, and new uses for the Tuner energy. I've also been able to uncover a profound bit of "Secret Knowledge." I've begun teaching this at workshops, and it has become one of the most memorable parts of the workshop for many people. I look forward to sharing this with everyone on the 28th.
I would also appreciate you reminding the members of the Toronto Dowsers that I'll be giving a 2 hour workshop entitled, "Romance, Finance, and Resonance," on Friday night, October 31st. (And since that's Halloween, I promise to provide a special fright for everyone: I'll take OFF my mask!) At the workshop we'll discover the role energy and resonance plays in relationships - with money, with others, with work, with play, with the world, and with ourselves."
With the tuners he makes he says of them: "The Tuner helps to focus and amplify intention". He makes little "dolphin tuner" rattle thingies and gave me a set at ASD this June. I keep them on my monitor. Alan says: The other thing about these dolphin rattles is that they are Tuners, with the same energy at the Resonance Tuner cards. The Tuner also helps focus and amplify intention, so we have the intention thing pretty well covered! I like the way they can stand on a desk, and even hold papers as you are working." These dolphins help me write and organize the newsletter. They smile at me no matter what!
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29: MARY HARDY
Swansea Town Hall 7:00 - 9:30
95 Lavinia Avenue
(just south of Bloor and west of Runnymede)
Under $20. Contact: 416-516-0808 - Dev Khalsa
Mary is coming to talk to us about the Harmonic Concordance, what it is, why its important, what it means to us, what to do, how to prepare. She will explain Stargates and why they are important --- to us. She will also talk more about the financial systems and how they have developed over the last 500 or so years and what to expect. How is this connected? Mary has a strong connection to the Knights Templar. They established modern banking. They tried to do this in a way that was beneficial for humanity but they were taken over, massacred and their system usurped for the greed and control of a few. She will take us back to our roots of what happened and how. If we know where we've been we will know where we want to go. She will answer any questions you have that she can.
For the November 8, 2003 Harmonic Concordance, the astrological chart is a perfect Star of David. There is also a full lunar eclipse. (See the Sep2003 newsletter for a big explanation of all of this.)
More good links: Harmonic Concordance Rituals - alone, with groups or with crystals / A beautiful chart - From Australia, and, an explanation / From Sean David Morton
OCTOBER 10-12 Mary Hardy will host the quarterly "Sisterhood of the Emerald Fire" weekend October 12th at her home in Michigan. Contact Marilyn if you have questions on this.
We will be somewhere --- either on the Mound, or by the lake --- somewhere --- before sunrise, to greet the dawn. Mary suggests that you follow your own inner guidance to be where you need to be. Between now and November 8th, work on yourself, to cleanse, get rid of baggage. Meditate. Chant. Tone. Bring yourself in to Harmony. Feel as if you are already there at the moment of alignment, in perfect harmony. Carry that awareness with you.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th
Art Martin, from California, will be our November speaker.
"The Healing Power of the Mind"
Art Martin's system of Psychoneuroimmunolgy defines illness, disease, and emotional and mental malfunction as a breakdown in the immune and endocrine systems caused by negative sensory input, thoughts, feelings, perceptions and actions. Then, Art shows that through techniques he has developed, we can change a person's mental/physical heath, wellness and outlook on life in minutes if they choose to do so.
Art says that most people search for the keys to success never finding them. Are you willing to confront fear knowing you can succeed at everything? Success is: Know you can empower yourself to do whatever you desire without limitations. Only 5% of the population can say this. How do they do it? Are you one of them? Have you found the keys to success? If not why? Are you ready to accept abundance of, happiness, joy, unconditional love and prosperity. Clearing the sabotaging programs opens the door to success, happiness and wealth. We will demonstrate this.
Art will be offering a Level 1 Workshop November 15 or 16 and a level 2 workshop December 5-7. More information on those workshops will be on our website the end of September and will be in next month's newsletter.
Art Martin N.D., D.D., Ph.D. has been a practitioner and researcher of Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology for 25 years. He is a recognized expert developing software for reprogramming the mind. Art is an international known author and speaker. A member of the National Speakers Association and is the author of 7 books including Your Body Is Talking Are You Listening? Recovering Your Lost Self and We Can Have It All Art's background and training is in Psychology, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Chinese and Tibetan Medicine. He began his research for a healing process that worked when he was told by a doctor in 1972 he would end up in a wheelchair due to the degeneration of his spine. He has healed himself with the help of practitioners he trained in Energy Medicine.
BEGINNER'S BASIC DOWSING 101 WORKSHOP WITH:
Saturday, November 15, 2003 9:30 - 4:00
LOCATION: Eglinton & Don Mills. Parking, TTC
Cost: $45, at the door: $50. Maximum: 20 people
Delicious Hot Buffet Lunch available at on premises restaurant
This will teach the "dowsing rules of the road", its purposes and uses, when and how to use it, when and how it is not appropriate. You will be taught how to use a pendulum and practice getting that "feel", other dowsing tools, charts, resources and be introduced to "energy dowsing". If you have a pendulum, bring it.
Planning December 9th already?
The 4th Annual Toronto Dowsers Networking Social
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 3 years this has been very high energy with constant activity, surprises, fun and friendship. GREAT FOOD! And we have tons of door prizes, donated by YOU! Check out: JAN2002 to see what was donated and the other activities that went on. It is a PHENOMENON! and this energy just keeps rolling right along.If you are interested in having a table:
We put the door prizes on a table until we are ready to to the draw. And, I hope those who do donate have some advertising info for all to see.
AND: If you have something you would like to donate as a door prize, please contact Marilyn by December 3rd. If you do donate something please be sure your name, contact info, is prominent. The door prizes are placed on a table and everyone would like to know who you are.
AND: DRUMMERS! We will have a drumming group from London, Ontario, who can drum on the stage the entire evening. Bring your drums to join in when you like.
The ASD: Closing the Chapter of Zero Entropy
Opening the age of Cooperation, Communication, Quality, Growth, Responsibility
The ASD (American Society of Dowsers) annual convention was held in June 2003 in Vermont. The ASD began in 1961 in Danville, Vermont, a lovely little town in a region known as the NorthEast Kingdom. It is lovely because it is relatively unspoiled and undeveloped. In today's terms, that's a nice way of saying "poor". Maybe so in income but not in natural beauty.
We gain much inspiration and knowledge from the ASD and its conventions. For us, it is the best source of dowsing knowledge in our western world.
At one point the membership of this organization was 6,000. 3 years ago it was 4,500, then 4,300 and now it is 4,100. The annual convention attracted over 700 attendees. As a member of the ASD ($35 US / year for US residents) you get a discount to the convention and the quarterly Digest.
I have been a member for the last 5 years, this is the 5th convention I attended and since the Toronto Dowsers started (September 2000) I've attended the last 3 years, my purpose to look for speakers, resources and contacts to enrich our group.
From the ASD we have made contact with Raymon Grace, Joey Korn, Mary Hardy, Susan McNeill, Alan Handelsman, Bill Russell, Joe Smith and purchased most of our library. Many are interested in speaking to our group and we will even be able to invite a few more.
During my first 2 years I was in awe of many of the attendees, definitely the speakers. I was too impressed to understand, once again, that people are just people. In every group you have really good people and some that are not so good. I became more familiar with the organization, did some good networking and the Toronto Dowsers continued to flourish.
Fall 2002, 4 ASD trustees contacted me to ask me if I would like to run for election as a trustee. The ASD is run by its membership, and, governed by a Board of Trustees. There are currently 20 trustees and they hold approximately 4 meetings / year. I was flattered, but puzzled. Why would they want me? Sure, I have great ideas but have no ability to be nice for the sake of being nice and smile at people who I think are doing wrong. Being cordial to folks who I think are acting slimey, such as the George Bush personas of this world is something I am constitutionally unable to perform. They asked me anyway. My ego said yes, my common sense said no, the ego won I ran and was elected.
May 2003, the "fun" started. I knew there would be a Board of Trustees meeting the Friday of the convention (not a fun way to spend convention time). Since we were the governors of this organization, and coming to a meeting to govern, some of us thought it would be a good idea to have certain information in advance, such as the rules, bylaws and procedures of the organization. Even an agenda. An idea of the committees. That sort of thing. Just a little info to make informed decisions, if indeed we were supposed to do this. Some of us inquired about this, and were largely ignored or criticized by some on the current board. I found out there was to be an election that Friday morning. I had inquired via email if I was allowed to find out beforehand what positions are up for a vote, when and how and who might be running. The lack of leadership and responsibility from the so called leaders at the time was reprehensible.
What seems to happen with regard to the publications of virtually all organizations is that they write about only the positive aspects --- or --- they portray events so that they appear positive. Or their reports are totally innocuous. Dowsing organizations are no exception to this phenomenon.
You would think that dowsers behave and think more morally than the average person. You would think that, right? And, sorry to say, you would be wrong. I made the same mistake. There are quite a few who are worse than the average. Why? Because there can easily be this sort of smug superiority of being more moral than others by "virtue" of being a dowser when in fact the person's spiritual pride and ego are colossal.
The meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to members. June 2002 I sat in on a meeting. I could only stay for a half hour before the nausea and disgust of the posturings, putdowns, accusations and shouting caused me to exit. I thought one had to be crazy to be a trustee. And I guess I am, for accepting this position, even though masochism is not one of my favorite pasttimes. Heated differences of opinion can be constructive if they are honest. This was not one of those times.
There seemed to be 2 factions here --- the "old" and the "new".
I became a trustee because I thought things could and should be better. I don't feel its right to complain about something if I'm not willing to take action to change it.
In the past 2 years, several times, as a member and a leader of a group, I contacted the board and received no answer. I saw no leadership. I, and others, appealed to the president for help and got glad handed.
Then we had a situation where we offered them our ECH20 to sell through their Water For Humanity. (I am still --- 6 months later and a real trustee now --- trying to figure out how WFH works!) They could make a profit, and, spread the word about using water for more than just a commodity. Having a greater understanding of water. After all, isn't water important to dowsers and dowsing? This was turned down. Why? Because their current president had developed a personal antagonism to me when I tried to find out why he was doing nothing with a situation the previous year; he did not like it as he tried to evade the question with a false answer and a crocodile smile. It had nothing to do with the merit of the project. They shot down a profitable project that their members wanted because of their own personal pique.
The last night of the convention I realized why I wanted to become a trustee. I greatly value the organization and the conventions. They are fundamental to our development. I knew that if I did not become a trustee and try to help change things, that there would not be a convention in a few years worthy of attending. Nothing was happening. There was no leadership, no direction, no decision making.
Some of the committed current as well as the new trustees started emailing one another. One of them did manage to send us some of the useful information.
So I show up at the convention wanting to enjoy myself and learn and share water and network but I know I have to do "Trustee stuff", whatever that is. Thursday morning (before I'm an "official trustee), I found out through the grapevine that an emergency trustee meeting had been called for about an hour hence. Why? They wanted to investigate the possible financial irresponsibility of trustee Barry Smith and if it were so, to take action against him, perhaps to take him off the Board. Oh dear. Here it goes.
Instead of going to the presentation I wanted to attend, I went to this meeting. Leroy Bull, the president at the time, sits at the table, pounding the gavel to bring the meeting to order with a very satisfied look on his face. He soon told the 8 of us newly elected (but not yet "official") trustees sitting in the back that we had to leave. We said we didn't because all trustee meetings were open to the public. He said we had to go because this was a "personnel" meeting and all personnel meetings are closed meetings. This was not a personnel meeting, we stated. Barry Smith is not an employee of the ASD and is not paid by the ASD. Leroy insisted it was .... One of the trustees, a tall ex-Marine stood up and as he swaggered over to us said "I don't have a stake in this as I'm not continuing on the board. I can make it so you will leave." (I didn't record his statement. the wording expressed the intent) as he goes over to one of the septuagenarian trustees in (what is now) "our" group, standing over him... The elderly gent gets up and walks out. Then he comes over to me and actually puts his hand on my shoulder in a threatening way. What's he going to do? Hit me? Shove me? He removed his hand after I told him to and we all left. Leroy threatened to call in security, but what's the use of staying. We left.
They resolved the issue --- which should not have been introduced in the first place. Their meeting and the way they conducted it was illegal. Another example of the attempted abuse of power. Why did they fail in their illegal attempt? A big reason was the show of support of the newly elected trustees. We did not sit passively by. We objected strenuously and spoke out. And I did not get to attend a session I wanted to attend. And this took place 2 hours before Barry was to give a presentation. This was not a good way to treat one of your honored presenters, as he is trying to put on as good a presentation as possible for your organization.
The following day was the trustee board meeting. (The Trustees elect the officers.) The rules state that the first order of business is the election to elect a new board. Instead, the old president, Leroy Bull, spent 2 hours giving "opening remarks". 2 hours x 20 people = 40 hours. I am learning new ways to spend lots of time saying nothing. What this succeeded in doing was to reduce our effective meeting time by 2 hours. We finally had the election. Barry Smith from California was elected as President of the ASD. MaryMarie Satterlee, Arizona, was elected as Vice President, Joan Champion, California, is Secretary and Barry Langer, Vermont, was re-elected as Treasurer.
If Leroy had been re-elected, I don't know if I would have stayed, because it would not have been any use to stay. It would have been another 2 years with declining membership and no accomplishments.
We tried to get people on committees. It seems that most of the work is done by committees. Exactly how this is done, is not quite clear yet, but it is becoming clearer. It's not clear because we (new trustees) were asking about this prior to our meeting and received partial information. We are trying to understand how things work so we can make them work. In the past 2 years I'd send some emails to trustees asking them questions and get answers like "I don't know. I've asked but no one will tell me." I wondered --- how could a Trustee? the governing person? not know. I'm finding out how come. We -- not just me --- even ASD chapter leaders -- would ask questions and they must have ended up in a black hole somewhere. And then some people would give answers because those were the answers they wanted to give --- not necessarily because it was so.
There is still some of the old guard left, people who didn't want to change a thing, who kept proceedings secret, who didn't want to allow for new ideas or new people. Most of them have left. The energy has changed. One can't deal that way any longer. Change for the sake of change is not the answer either. Constructive, purposeful change may be required to meet goals.
At one of the few presentations I managed to attend, (the one on Dowsing being proven through Physics), discussing different theories, the speaker was asked if physicists ever disagree on theories, or does "science" show them incontrovertible proof that they must all accept. He said "Of course they disagree. I don't know who disagrees more --- physicists or Trustees of the ASD." This got a big laugh. I laughed too. He was right. And, we hope this changes.
So I got elected and became a trustee. Boy oh boy the grief I got! And I hadn't even had a real chance to get in to or cause any trouble! It takes me at least 48 hours to start disturbing things.
There had also been unsubstantiated rumors started about some of the newly elected trustees, started by the fearful and insecure and jealous, by those who start damaging rumors, who create innuendo for their own private agenda. No, they are not planning to move the convention to California. There were grumblings about the high percentage of trustees from that state. If that were bothersome, why didn't more people from other states run for election? Or, if folks from other states ran, why weren't they elected? These are the people who are willing to do the work for a group they believe in. Just because they are succeeding, just because they may be changing things that need change that might upset your comfortable little corner a little, does not mean they should be disparaged and lied about. We have all seen this before.
So far the new board has set up 5 strong Regional Vice Presidents, who are actually DOING SOMETHING. Yes, there have always been regional VPs, but they did not have leadership or direction. Now they are getting leadership, direction and strong support. These are very important positions.
Under Barry Smith's leadership, constructive measures are being acted on:
MaryMarie Satterlee, Vice President, is a liason to the chapters. Ralph Squire, one of the trustees (and a SPELOGOIST (caver), owner of a trailer park and former owner of peach orchards) (Ralph and I took a tour to a marble quarry in Vermont and a cheese factory the day before the conference started) is also helping to coordinate chapter activities, offer support, encouragement and anything else they need. This has not been done before. Chapters have been ignored.
Finances, fundraising, Internet, web site, communications and publications are actively being looked at so we can understand what we are doing right and what could be done better and more efficiently. And how to better serve the members.
There was an ASD conference (like a convention) in July on the West Coast. They had a Town Hall meeting where people offered commentary on how to improve the ASD. This meeting was recorded, the notes were transcribed and they are posted at: www.dowsers.info/ASDTown.htm . This is new. There will be a Town Hall meeting at every conference and the information will be available to members.
Not enough dowsers know about the ASD. There is a Marketing Committee who will do a better job at marketing and improving the web site. The bookstore has a wealth of information and its not as easy yet as it ought to be to get the listings of items for sale.
Conventions and conferences will include displays from chapters, making it more member friendly instead of totally speaker oriented.
Procedures and bylaws are being looked at, and the way things are done, items gotten on to the agenda, the committees, what they are and how they function. The next batch of new trustees will not have the kind of difficulty finding out information they need in order to make informed decisions as the latest trustees.
You might be wondering:
Why is Marilyn writing all this? This is a newsletter of the Toronto Dowsers. How is this relevant and why write this unpretty stuff?
This is relevant because this organization gives us so much and we want to work well with the ASD. We can if we know and understand one another. You've seen how poor leadership in the CSD allowed it to dive bomb and deteriorate and its happened with other dowsing organizations, too. It has not [yet?] happened within our organization because we don't have the organizational overhead [yet] where factions develop and we are still too young to have these deep seated rifts accumulate and I hope it never will, which is why I'm doing some things differently in the hope that if you do some things differently you won't make the same mistakes.
Just because someone is a dowser does not mean they are spiritual. I know some well known dowsers who are among the more unspiritual people I've ever met. Just because one is a dowser or a minister or a rabbi or a painter or a reiki person or a teacher or whatever does not automatically endow them with spirituality. We have all met people in all walks of life who are intensely spiritual --- by how they behave and think.
People don't usually write the kind of things I write here. Guess maybe that's a reason why so many people read these newsletters. They don't write what really happens because its not all 100% "nice". They write only about the more positive events, and if they can't find any they cut out what looks negative and only leave what looks positive. This does have its place. Often its like ignoring a cancer on otherwise healthy tissue. Or, in selling meat, cutting out the diseased looking parts and selling the healthy looking parts. The taint is there even if its ignored. If you keep making the same mistakes and pretend nothing bad ever happens, how will you learn? Guess what? ITS NOT WORKING! So we are trying something different. The point is not to poke a finger in someone's eye, but if you ignore problems and those who create the problems, Guess what? IT WILL KEEP HAPPENING. I'm tired of all that stuff. Aren't you? We don't want to be cruel or vindictive or anything like that. We want to be able to talk about what doesn't work to change it in to things that do work. This situation was past the point where it needed airing. I might not be doing this the best way, but it is a step in the right direction. With your help --- and I expect I'll have a lot of it in this area --- we will be a lot better at how we handle these kinds of situations in 5 years.
I also write it because no one else can or will and how will we improve things if we don't know about the problems? I don't want to re-experience an unfortunate history but I sure as shooting want to know about it, learn from it and understand it so that if I'm smart enough I won't repeat it.
And, one last reason: ASD trustees and members read these newsletters because they know that this is one of the few places they can read the plain unvarnished truth.
Okay, this happened. Now you know about it. Learn from it, just know that it happened and let's move on to and focus on the great work that is being done today. Thank you!
A Dowsing Lesson from JOE SMITH:
How to use THE BOBBER - Lesson #1
"The bobber can be any type of device that will bob up and down or cross ways. An old fly rod tip makes a good one, an antenna that the kids broke of the tv, any thing that is a little heavier at one end. Cut a long willow branch 30" long. A piece of stiff wire with a nut on one end. Now that we took care of that lets get the feel of the "tool". Hold it in front of you at a downward slant, slightly. Make it go up and down just to get the fell of the springiness of the tool. Hold it at the small end. Are you ready? OK. Now ask the bob to give you a Yes answer. It should bob up and down. Work with it till you get the correct movement to the bob. When you are satisfied with that go to the No answer which should be back and forth, like you are shaking your head. Are you an expert yet? No, but your are on your way.
A search motion can be either up and down or sideways, depending what you are searching for. If you want to find an object or a person, use the sideways motion. Standing in one spot, rotate slowly around and ask: "where is my car" -- or -- some other question like that. This called scanning. The bob will go sideways till you encounter the correct direction and then it will go up and down like a yes answer. Try this and get to the point where it is going up and down, then turn just a little to one side or the other and the bob will slant its swing toward the target line. Then, when you get back in line it will straighten out and go back straight up and down. In dowsing school we pitch a quarter out on the floor on the other side of the table. Asking direction (scanning), it will point you right to it. But if you ask it to take you to it, it will take you around the table. When you reach the target the bob will turn in a clockwise motion. Later on we will talk of other moves this tool can do for you. This will get you started. The next lesson we will go out doors and dowse for some water veins. Hope you all understand this if not just write me and I will try to explain it more. End of first lesson. Joe"
You can *now* see a photo of Joe and his lovely wife Marta, creators of the Dancing Pendulums and Medallions, if you scroll down: JOESMITH
Tree Doctors & French Coils
Ralph Squire, ASD Chapter Support Liaison and President of ASD's Mother Lode Chapter in Northern California writes: "I recently received a letter from Harry Saner, who describes himself as "The Tree Doctor". Harry lives in Southern California, and did pioneering work on the French Coil, for contributing to the good health of trees and other plants. I remember Harry teaching a class on this subject at West Coast Conference, several years ago. I've taught folks in my chapter how to make french coils, and they have worked well. As many of you know, I'm a retired fruit grower. I wish I'd have known about the french coil while I still had a "garden" of 23,000 peach trees.
Harry has suggested that each chapter of ASD should have at least one person, who could be capable of utilizing french coils, and have the title of Tree Doctor. This would be similar to having specialists in water dowsing, or clearing noxious zones, etc. He charges for his services, and so could any Tree Doctor, anywhere. He has told all about his life story and how to use french coils, in his book "A Divine Search - The Trials and Tribulations of a Dowser".
We can all benefit from Harry's years of experience in this and many fields of dowsing, by ordering the book direct from Harry. Send $28.45 (shipping and handling included), to: Harry Saner, 3850 E Atlantic Ave - Space 71, Highland, CA 92346 (909) 864-8696. I suspect that in a few years, this book and it's valuable information will become a collectors item." THANKS, RALPH
A Short Tale -- by Rea Coleman, California
On Practicing her dowsing, building confidence
I thought I would tell a story about my dowsing.
I'm trying to map dowse. I had my husband, John, write the name, age and state of someone he knows on an index card. Not seeing the front of the card I tried to locate that person. With pendulum in hand I dowsed that the person was a male and in early 60's. Continued to figure that he lived in the eastern time zone. Checked state by state until I deducted that he lived in Florida. John was sitting at the table during the whole process watching with a little interest. When I told him what I had found he just sat there with a very strange look on his face. I asked if he was all right, he shook his head 'yes'. I asked how close I was and he said "How did you do that?" He still had that strange look on his face.
I found out I was correct with my calculations. Not bad on the first try. I tried two others but all I got was the gender and age. I figured that when I didn't get a response from John that I was doing something wrong. This made me lose my confidence and I tensed up, I lost my balance. Still ,,, I don't think I did too bad.
The look on John's face has changed, (no longer is there shock or surprise). He is starting to ask questions about the pendulum. Maybe one day we'll have another dowser in the family. I did get him to pick up L-rods ,,,,,, they never moved for him ,,,,,, but I'll keep trying. - Rea -
to the Wise ---- From the Wise
On Asking Permission
When Walt Woods gave his presentation to the ASD this past June, there was one item in particular that stood out. Walt, as you know, wrote "Letter To Robin" is a past president of ASD and we consider him to be "the Grand Daddy of Dowsing".
The subject of Asking Permission, and, how to do it and if we need to do it, etc., leads to a lot of questions, debate and controversy.
Walt offered a crucial distinction:
You are not really asking permission
You are asking for Divine Guidance.
Helpful Health Hints
High Blood Pressure? Don't know why? (Idiopathic)
Have you been "diagnosed" with Idiopathic High Blood Pressure? and have a little more girth than you'd like to have? ("Idiopathic means: Cause Unknown, so I don't see how this can be considered a diagnosis. But it is.)
This could be a --or-- the -- causative factor (again): POOP.
This is how and why: The Vena Cava (main vein) and the Aorta (main artery) run up and down, side by side, in front of the spine.
Sometimes there is too much dried fecal matter (POOP!!!) that builds up on the walls of the colon. The colon is a tube. Kinda funny looking and bumpy, but still a tube. When this fecal matter builds up several things can happen. One of them is that the colon expands. Now there is only so much room for expansion in our body cavities. So what happens in this case? The colon expands outward and presses on your most important blood vessels! Now what happens when you press on a hose in a closed system that has water running through it? Do you think there might be a problem with pressure and the pressure might increase? Voilà! High blood pressure! Very heavy people, who have this problem, should never bend over.
This is also a contributing factor to midriff bulge, for men and women. Also, you get auto toxemia --- as this fecal matter sits there, the body goes and tries to draw nutrients from it. Often its toxic. Which is another contributor to fuzzy thinking. Fatigue. Depression. (When people say to you, with annoyance, when you do silly things: "You're full of s*it" --- this is based in fact. You're not thinking clearly.
WHAT TO DO: Cleanse cleanse cleanse. There are plenty of Colon Cleansing systems and products out there. Books, methods, people to help. Bernard Jensen, who wrote "Bowel Cleanse and Tissue Management" is perhaps for us the grand daddy of this knowledge. He says "Death Begins in the Colon." Our own Aleks Radojcic has created an award winning line of colon cleansing products. There is product a line from Robert Gray author of Colon Cleanse Handbook. Consider colonics. Change your eating habits. Dowse to see what you need, dowse to see if this is a cause, and how much it is contributing to your health, and the best way to alleviate the situation. Perhaps a chiropractor can help, as a nerve might be pressed on where your colon might not be functioning properly. Consume fiber. Exercise. Do yoga.
I've been asking people about this. People who are heavy, who are regular and good poopers, don't have blood pressure problems. People who are heavy and who are irregular poopers, have high blood pressure.
THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU HAVE EVER READ IN THESE NEWSLETTERS.
If you have been "diagnosed" with idiopathic high blood pressure and your traditional western medical doctor has not discussed this with you, I'm not surprised. I'd be even more surprised if (s)he even knew about this. If they have discussed this with you, or even know about it, let me know and I'll give you ten bucks.
WATER OF LIFE
Since we discuss Water, and, while we are on the subject of good health and what comes out, there's a subject I've wanted to bring up for 2 years, but wanted to wait until we knew one another better. I finally have an opening for it, thanks to the above subject, and thanks too, to Doug Gray, who discussed this in his presentation at the ASD this past June.
Often called "The Mother of Ayurveda", and "Water of Life", this is also commonly known as "Urine Therapy". This can be used externally and it can be used internally. And, you have been using this since you were born. Most of you know about this, many have done this, many are curious.
I first heard about it in 1991 when my very good friend and naturopath suggested to me that I do this. I thought she was nuts. I was looking at her sideways, thinking she was teasing me in a big way and trying to set me up. Wondered, if I would actually go through with this disgusting suggestion, if she would stop me in time. [And I remembered the last time I heard about something else that was also disgusting in this way. I was 14, and they were talking about making babies.]
She brought it up a few times after that. 6 months later, on a Saturday morning, I thought "ok, I'm alone in my apartment. The door is locked. I don't have any appointments this weekend. The worst that can happen is that I'll get sick. If I get sick, its okay, I'll be better in a day. I took a half cup of the middle third, and drank. And,...
And had an Epiphany. Two, actually. There was an intense feeling of Spiritual Awakening in the third eye and crown chakra that I can remember, 12 years later. A tingling, expansion and heat. And, a gut comprehension about taboos: The Power of Taboos.
As Urine comes from the kidneys (it is filtered blood), it is suggested for kidney related and skin problems. The kidneys rule the eyes, ears, hair, skin, teeth and nails and excellent when used externally for those areas. Urine contains antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, cancer inhibiting, antituberculostatic and other healing properties; enzymes, hormones, minerals and other vital substances. It softens the skin, is the best conditioner for the hair, freshens the eyes. Urea is in all shampoos. Can be used as a suntan lotion, as well as for sunburn. Good for insect bites. Skin divers pee on their foot if they step on a jelly fish. How can you tell if there is too much sugar in your urine? Pee on a rock and see if the bugs come. If they do, you know there is too much sugar. You will hear many stories about urine from indigenous cultures. They all have them, they all do this.
Internally, it cleanses toxins, increases immunity, helps improve sleep, washes the kidneys, purifies the bloodstream. There are dozens if not hundreds of reasons why and how it can improve health. UT is contra indicated if one is taking drugs.
If you want to try it internally and are squeamish, try it at first externally. If you sip it and don't like the taste, as it may be bitter, keep drinking it, after a few days the taste will improve because your internals will become healthier.
The classical book is JW Armstrong's "Water of Life". However, I have felt the best one to be a small pamphlet written by Dr. Beatrice Bartnett simply called "Urine-Therapy". It had been out of print for some time and I found it recently and it is now in our library. India has a lot of books on Urine Therapy. It is said that Gandhi drank a half cup of his morning urine daily.
Dr. Bartnett writes "Urine has been used as a healing agent in practically all civilizations and cultures. It seemingly dies only to reappear again time after time. In many religions it is believed that this water will enhance one's spiritual growth and even give one everlasting life. Sometimes this is referred to as 'The Holy Grail'. Urine Therapy is the most primitive, primordial and simple form of homeopathy that exists. Urine has healed thousands of patients suffering from leprosy to cancer and even AIDS."
This is one of the old ways. It works. It's important you know about it, that you try it before you need it.
There is so much on this, we don't have the space for the length and importance of this therapy. Check out bookstores, the Toronto Public Library has 4 books on it, check out the internet, ask me.
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From Doug Gray's tape at ASD 2003 (its in our library):
" Many of those things can be as simple as a very old fashioned cure, such as being able to take a few drops of urine --- it has be the urine of the child that has an inner ear infection and just put a few drops of its own urine in to its ear, and it cures. Homeopathically, like to like. In Europe, in the Old World -- there are books on this that they are selling here at the convention --- because we are living in days --- believe me --- you might well need to know some of these things.
Recently we had a call from a lady in her 80's. Her doctor had prescribed a medication ---- she was one of Vogue's first photographers and is still very active today. She said that the doctor's prescription almost killed her. She had a fungus and the prescription was almost lethal. She would not have died from the fungus, but from her prescription. We told her --- she's a very "fa-fa" lady --- Get a very nice crystal vase and pee in it. And stick your finger in the vase. If anyone asks you what you are doing, just tell them 'It's from France.' (Huge laughter) And they will be clamoring to stick their finger in there, too.
It's a therapy that is very powerful. In native teachings, we were always taught to wash our face in pee. It's not everybody's cup of pee, but it's some. (laughter)
If you have a problem with your complexion --- acne -- anything like that --- urine would clear it up quickly. If you have an infection or a cut, pee on it right away. The sooner you pee on it, the better. That's where that term comes from. (I'm not saying it, because we are on tape.) When we were speaking with the woman, she said "of course". It triggered her memory and she said "My father, I remember my father told me, when he and his brother were very young, they were in mines in Siberia. They were working in the mines, the mines collapsed. They were badly injured and cut. They used their own urine and covered their bodies in urine. This saved them from the infection that would have killed them. Something very simple, very cheap. If you look at most of the cosmetics, its there, only its someone' else's. What is it called? They call it Urea! But you know what it is. Some things change, some things don't. Thank God that the government has not yet figured out how to tax that. One day we will all probably have little meters on our toilet bowls. And we'll have to give a full account at the end of every day. A Changeless Message to a Changing World."
How is Your Iodine?
(Reflexologists will like this one):
At Mary Hardy's convention in August, one of the health practitioners offered a suggestion on how to see how your iodine levels are, and to ascertain which organs are lacking iodine:
Before you go to sleep, paint the soles of your feet with iodine. Put on white cotton socks that you don't mind may be splotched. Go to sleep. When you wake up, check out your soles. If there is no iodine on certain areas, your body/organs absorbed the iodine, in that area and you need iodine in that area(s). The areas will correspond to certain zones and organs of the body, eg, by the heel, that's the colon, as you go up to the toes you go to the brain. If you want to know about these areas, ask a reflexologist or check a reflexology chart. I haven't tried it yet.
Are you familiar with: The New Medicine of Dr, Hamer ? (text by Walter Last)He has exceptional information on cancer detection: Seminars are offered in Toronto. SOON!
" Dr Hamer had an exceptionally high success rate with his cancer therapy, by far the highest I have seen of any therapy. During one of several trials of the persecuted Dr Hamer the public prosecutor had to admit that after 4 to 5 years 6,000 out of 6,500 patients with mostly advanced cancer were still alive. That is over 90%, almost a reversal of the results to be expected after conventional treatment of advanced conditions.
Dr. Hamer started his cancer research when he developed testicular cancer after his son was shot dead. He wondered if his son's death was the cause of his cancer. Subsequently he investigated and documented over 15,000 cases of cancer and always found the following characteristics to be present, which he termed the Iron Rules of Cancer.
The Iron Rules of Cancer
1. Every cancer and related disease starts as a DHS that is a Dirk Hamer Syndrome, which is a serious, acute-dramatic and isolating onflict-shock-experience. It manifests simultaneously on three levels, psyche, brain and organ.
[SNIP] --- go to the web site to find out the rest.
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Momentum98 is in Columbus, Ohio (it used to be called "Awareness & Health Unlimited"). They have all sorts of health products, a TREMENDOUS selection, good quality, fair prices and excellent service. They are mostly mail order (all orders cost $6 for shipping) and they also have a storefront. This is where I would by Nutrex Hawaiian Spirulina from. I was there about 8 years ago and spent 3 hours walking around, ga ga. I have not found a selection like this anywhere in Toronto (or many other cities).
They do not have a catalogue, except on Internet. Their web site is a bit zany, so be patient. Last month I bought a "Zen Clock", because its not electrical, not digital. I did not want an electric clock near my head by the bed. And, analog is more restful for the brain to interpret than digital. Also, you wake up with delightful chimes. And these clocks are beautiful. There was some trouble with my order because the company who makes the clocks had a snafu. Phil & co. really pushed through to get me the clock.
If you order from them, do mention the Toronto Dowsers. Maybe it will do us some good down the line.
3509 N. HIGH ST. , Columbus, Ohio 43214
phone: 800/533-4372 or (614) 262-7087 (7 days a week / 24 hrs a day)
store hours: 10-7 m-f, 10-6 Sat, 12-6 Sun
Color Therapy Eye Glasses, Natural Eyes Pin Hole Glasses, Eye Pillows, Deodorant Stones, Coning Candles, Piezo "electro" Needle-less acupuncture Stimulators, Dream Pillows, Natural Hair Removers for Women's Legs & Faces, Tongue Cleaners, Sea Bands, Water Filters, Juicers, Magnets of all kinds (bracelets, back, wrist, arm, knee, etc.) , oxygen therapy, chinese &, ayurvedic herbal formulas, inversion tables, rebounders, mini trampolines, bongers, maseur sandals, massage sandals, massage tables & chairs, wallet cards & reflexology charts, Willard Water, acu pressure, shiatsu, piezo, acu puncture, & many different massage tools & massagers.
Here's "just" A-B of Massage Tools:
Acc-U-ssagers, Acu-Ki Sets, Kits & Acu-pressure Books, Acu-Masseur (for the Neck, Shoulders), Back-eze wall-mounted massagers, Backnobbers, ba-tan-do, Body Balls, Body Rollers, Body Roller 2's, Body Sticks, Bongers, ...
Backsaver chairs, BodySlants, Magnets / backs, shoulders, knees, wrists, elbows, Magnetic bracelets, Magnetic Insoles, Maseur Sandals & Maseur Innersoles, maseur sports sandals, Massage Tables, Overeasy Inversion & Boots, Sauna Hothouses (FIR / far infrared ray), Thermophores, Fomentek hot (or cold) water bags for massage, etc.
Head Bands (for headaches), Iso Cones (for Sleeping), Neti Pots & Nasal Pots (Nasal Cups for nasal cleansing), Negative Ion Machines, Ott lites & lamps & sunglasses, Piezo Electo Devices (needleless acupuncture), Sea Bands (for nausea, sea sickness, etc.), Sobagara Buckwheat Pillows, Thai Deodorant Stones, Tongue Cleaners, Water Filters & Reverse Osmosis, Zen Alarm Clocks
All sorts of: Nutritional Products, Massage Oils & Balms, Charts (tons of charts!), Decoder Charts
Have you heard of: DAVID SLATER - - -
HEALERS WHO SHARE
David Slater met herbalist, healer and dowser Hanna Kroeger about 30 years ago and worked with her until her death. David focused more on vibrational remedies while Hanna's focus was mainly on her herbals. He started HWS some time ago, offering unique vibrational remedies, coming to Canada in 1997 and gave a workshop here May 2003 (attended by 10 Toronto Dowsers). Several of us attended his workshop where he shows how to use his healing methods --- with dowsing. The information is made clear, understandable, and practical for use personally as well as in a healing practice.
David is known by several of you as an exceptional dowser, when it comes to healing, especially vibrational healing. He is considered a leading world authority on Miasms (weaknesses based on diseases of our ancestors and what it really is is: an electrical suppression of your DNA. Miasms also have strong spiritual connections). He has developed his own dowsing tools (he kept losing his pendulum until he put a silver moebius in them), which he uses in his practice and teaches others how to use. Founder of Healers Who Share, he maintains a practice in the Denver area and lectures in the US, Canada, Norway and Germany.
He comes to Toronto once a year and offers a workshop. The following are a few of the snippets from my notes at his May 2003 workshop:David is knowledgeable about so many areas, including: Tuberculosis, Parasite, Diabetes, Pancreatic, Female Issues, Bones, Blood Diseases, resolving sugar cravings, enzymes, mineral balance, immune deficiencies, etc. etc. etc. He has different 'theories' --- as to the source and spread of disease and illness. We start with the phyical because that is what gets your attention. Pain, discomfort, get your attention. The remedies are entirely safe. If you take the wrong one, nothing will happen, you just won't get well.
Addictive behavior is based on a virus. A lot of emotional issues are based on physical insufficiency As you heal something in the 3rd dimension, your discarnate ancestors feel it. Coffee addiction = adrenal insufficiency Menopause and Aging are sicknesses. We can live to 300. To women who have had 2+ children: It drains the pituitary. The anterior pituitary stimulats the adrenals. When it is drained it can not stimulate the thyroid. When the pituitary is drained it stimulates depression, weight gain, unhappiness. Each section of the adrenal cortex responds to different stressors. Dowsing becomes easier the more your blood sugar is in balance. Seniors crave sugar because the pancreas is so clogged, it is not processing it from the inside, so folks get it from the outside. Procrastination is based on a virus (I must be REALLY viral)
Although David does a --- rightfully so --- impressive job on the physical aspects, what may be more remarkable for many of us is the Emotional issues, as in BORNA VIRUS COMBINATIONS.
BORNA VIRUSES ARE BEHIND 99% of our EMOTIONAL "CHALLENGES", such as: phobias, compulsions, obsessions, personality imbalances and so forth. His work is also effective for your animal friends.
David will be visiting us in the spring. In the meantime, Helga Riemer, RMT, one of our members, uses David's work in her practice, especially with saliva testing. If you have questions about this work, you can call Helga at: (905) 737-6605. Kathy Walker 905-876-0921 sponsors mini workshops based on David's work and knows it inside out.
However.... In the Meantime.... He has 2 Remedies for Dowsing!!! They are:
PKU Dowsing opens the pathways in your brain that might be clogged to give you --- or enhance --- ability
C&A/PEN gives you / improves Confidence and Accuracy -- with the Pendulum!
Interested? We can have these or any other remedies you are interested in for the November or December meeting. (It works) 1 bottle lasts for 1 month. He has remedies for all sorts of emotional challenges! It's a riot! (Let me know if you are interested in this.)
More emotional issues that his remedies address will be in a later issue. Send in your questions or comments, or anything you would like for David's spring visit or contact Helga or Kathy.
ELECTIONS are coming up. Please focus on raising the consciousness. Hopefully this will help us choose the best candidates. And dowse for who the best candidate for your situation is. Remove the blocks to their success and send them beneficial energies. .... HAPPY THANKSGIVING. May you be suffused with the spirit of joy and gratitude for everything you have and share that with others. ... "Thank you, God, for Chardonnay and Gorgonzola."
Changing the Energetics of Toronto
The Toronto Dowsers Energization SWAT Team (TDEST)
The first TDEST workshop will be September 27
Led by STEVE BARON. We are pretty much full for this date and it will be offered again. Steve was at our September meet and was swamped. He had some devices for sale, including an Orgone Pendulum. This pendulum is superior when it comes to detecting detrimental energies. It is also fairly impervious to the influence of dark forces, negative energies.
Ursula Fugger, President of Astrology Toronto, came to our meeting. (Muriel Murray, one of our founding members, has been their secretary for many years.) Many of you are interested in Astrology so here's some info on courses:
Canadian Association for Astrological Education Course Offerings .. 2003/2004
Astrology for Beginners .. Level I, Intermediate Astrology .. level II, Advanced Astrology .. level III, Horary Astrology
These courses start in September and at various other months, in Toronto and Oshawa. Check the website for specifics. The website will give you the phone numbers for the different courses.
Ursula emails: "Hi Everyone! thought I would let you all know I am instructing again at Leaside HS, Beginner's Astrology 7/9 pm starting Oct. 1st. You can call me at 416 469 2840 or register online at - www.tdsb.on.ca/coned/
PAT PREVOST has initiated and organized a new event:
Aurora SPIRIT OF WELLNESS Fair
A real community event for the local holistic community to meet the public & to network together
October 4, 2003 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aurora Community Center, Yonge & Aurora Heights Drive, Aurora
Live music by The Musical Rainbow - Sharon Russell, producer and performer of healing music
The Consumer Health Organization of Canada is going through re organization and tough times as events beyond their control caused attendance at their annual health show to be lower than expected. This is one of --- if not the --- most important organizations in Canada and many of you attend and are exhibitors at their show. This year they took a heavy financial hit. There are more details about this in a letter on their web site.
As part of their fund raising effort, so we can still have the Total Health Show in the Spring, !!!! they have set up presentations that they think would be of interest to you, speakers who have been very well received. Please consider attending:
PREVENTION OF CANCER with Frank Ludde - Friday, October 10, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
$10, Holy Rosary Parish, St. Clair West, check their website or call: (416) 490-0986
[Note: I met Frank Ludde about 5 years ago. If I ever had a health problem I wanted help with on the physical level, he would be the first person I'd go to. I wish that my father had gone to Frank. He might still be alive today. Frank, who lives in Vancouver, calls himself a metabolic therapist. He is genius when it comes to understanding and assisting the true nature of the body. He uses super nutrition and has some very sound underlying principles that he bases his methods on. I have the utmost respect and admiration for him, his knowledge and how he helps people. One of the unknown heroes of our time.]
As a service to the Toronto Dowsers, Ruth came to speak to us on "Entities and Their Detection, Spooks, Lost Souls, etc. What, Why, What to Do." This is a topic that many wonder about yet few understand. She wanted to help us understand these energies, what they are, how they affect us and how it may be possible for us to keep them away, and, to get rid of them.
Entities often create difficulties for us. They are around us, they hang around and cause problems. We don't want them there, and we don't know that they are there sometimes, and don't know how to recognize that they are there and don't know what to do about it.
These entities are very plentiful. Every entity is as different from one another one as the human beings they formerly occupied.
Some are amicable most are not. It may appear that they are not effecting you but it can be so subtle that you would not attribute your feelings and moods to their presence. The funniest yet also annoying ones are the talkers (this seldom occurs). You must be clairaudient to hear them. And some are downright nasty. Commonly they cause poor sleep (nightmares) and negative mood changes and drain our vital energies.
They are unpredictable as to what they may do. The may behave in a manner that would appear if they are tricking us. Do not expect any logic or rationale. Some of them are vile, belligerent and abusive. The really bad ones mutilate pets, sexually molest their victims. The vast majority are male. They will latch onto a person and influence them to repeat a destructive pattern that the entity itself is addicted to. This is one of the reasons why the prisons are full. They are able to mimic household sounds, like a marble dropping on the floor above and rolling (common) to doors slamming and electrical interferences with computers, lights etc….
There is a difference between "Spooks" and "Lost Souls". When she was asked: How are they formed?
Ruth responded: "Spooks are left over emotional baggage of someone's lifetime. Spirit got the soul out (see below) but they had a leftover pattern (loop) that they were stuck in. Anyone with addiction energy is at high risk to become an entity. They just want to keep repeating their pattern."
There is a huge problem in the Native Community, such as with alcoholic suicides. The spooks get on to the kids, who are especially open to them because they don't have enough defenses and force them to repeat the patterns. She does a lot of work with children.
She does not hate them, she comes from compassion. They can be dangerous --- if you are not capable of dealing with them. Peoples' lives can fall apart.
Most spooks have the raw intelligence of a 4 year old.
Sometimes Schizophrenics have ghosts around them, sometimes they do not.
Earth is a Free Will Zone. What that means is, its a free will zone for the spooks as well. If you want them to leave, they won't. You have to take action.
Q: How do you know if you have a spook?
A: You can begin to have:
Health problems, sleep disturbances, they come in to your dreams, nightmares, your thoughts are influenced, you have inexplicable depressions and mood changes. Sometimes the walls crack as the entities travel in and around.
If your dowsing accuracy is below 50%, it could be because you have a spook around you. Sensitives are more prone than others because of their more developed compassion.
They are attracted to people by how the people look. A person might remind the spook of someone they knew.
Some people are less affected. People like Mother Theresa --- the entities would just bounce off her. These people have robust energy. This can be from the nature of the soul or work personal work the person has done.
Ruth has an energy that attracts them. Walking by a cemetery is a challenge for people with energies like hers'. She has to try hard not to attract them. She can feel when they are on her and clears them so that it is almost imperceptible to others.
Too many light workers and healers get 'thrown to the mat' because they get attacked by entities. They can't grow, they can't heal as the entity saps there energy. It's an occupational hazard for these people and especially for feng shui consultants (who are clearing spaces but may not be cognizant as to what it is they are releasing). Clients often show up to seek help with a haunting and end up leaving the entity on the consultant.
Over time, spiritually and energetically, you get stronger, but everyone is different and some take longer than others to develop. It is important to not compare ourselves to others in terms of growth. [NOTE: This is one of the reasons why you do the "Energetic Shower" we started January 2002 with the dowsing cards inspired by Raymon Grace and his techniques.]
The spooks are lost. They just want help. They don't know that is what they are wanting. They may like the look of you or come into your home on an antique.
"Spooks" have an electro magnetic signature. Dowsing rods behave in an extraordinary way around them. They go wild. "Spooks" have an electro magnetic signature and dowsing rods react to it. A few of Ruth’s clients have been introduced to dowsing by her occasional use of the rods when working out on a site. Dowsing rods will cross when a spook is in the room and the rods are pointed in their direction.
When you are dowsing, you are focused in a way that is very intentionalized and very spiritual. Entities can and are attracted to the energy of someone who is dowsing. This is why Ruth has offered to clear for those who were present in the room, she is aware that dowsers are more vulnerable to attracting these entities than anyone else is.
After the blackout in the NorthEast mid August, things were such a mess. It shook loose the EMF fields and she had many to clear who would normally have been sitting in trees or in old buildings.
She does mass clearings, such as when there are massacres. She says it is a beautiful experience. They say to her "Thank you for opening your heart to us --- everyone else has pushed us away."
We don't connect with our guides, our helpers often enough. They are waiting to be asked. We don't ask them. If you want to get better at your work here's a suggestion to say: "Please show me how to get better at my work, clearer and stronger."
When Ruth clears and entity, they are gone and they do not return. Ever. She doesn't concern herself with sending them to the Light or to a better place (she knows this happens as a result of her work) and she doesn't scramble frequencies. What she does she calls "Transmutation". She converts these energies. They go to wherever Spirit takes them. Once she converts them, they do not re convert back. In transmutation, she is converting energy from the dark to the light. She has a tool box from which she draws a number of abilities.
Ruth attained what she calls a position of guardianship, some time ago, having successfully passed an uncomfortable and intense initiation to achieve this. She was asked "What do you do to convert the entities?"
Answer: "It's the process which I am able to perform after achieving the attainment of guardianship.
It's a process that happens at the level of my soul."
With my guardianship comes the means of attainment that allows me to convert the dark energies to light ..... it is the issuance of grace. It is a deeply esoteric initiation and not for open discussion. My compassion is so expanded on every level that I can embrace the darkness on behalf of deity and bring it home. There is no place so far away from God that you cannot be redeemed. That phrase has brought through fallen angels, demons and a sundry of entities. What it also means is that I have this wide range of compassion whereby all of the above can be brought forth back into the light. That is what I partially meant by having toolbox of many abilities.
They 'show up' on her left. What appears is like a pool of water. She pulls them through with an intake and expelling of breath, they become cleansed, they are transmutated and can not revert to what they were before. This is why Ruth is able to guarantee her work.
"Lost Souls" have fallen into a deep despair and belief of separation from God. They are lost. It's horrible where they are. If you contact them and get in to their drama they can suck you in and drain your energy just as someone who is really needy can do in physical life.
It is not God's fault, separating yourself from God is a choice made by the self, Spirit does not wish this for them. It is difficult or near impossible sometimes to convince them that they are loved and wanted. Ruth shared some knowledge with us about the days approaching a death.
A few days before someone is to cross over, an Extraction Team (Spirit) comes down. It is their job to make sure there is complete and 100% extraction of the soul. During a suicide, its a mess. It's hugely tragic. Lost souls are not numerous but are the most emotional for Ruth to clear.
After death, it takes 3 days [ideally] to completely pass over. Prior to the death it is important that the person be treated well and loved, so that they can resolve and complete things with people in their lives. Then the death itself is easy. "I rarely worry about a cancer death. They have had time to resolve issues with their loved ones and to resolve issues with themselves."
A Lost soul is actually a soul that previously did not successfully ascend with the extraction team. They have a much stronger EMF reading than do spooks. They are always very tragic ... unlike spooks which are a wide range of feelings from sadness to rage, jealousy, hatred, sloth, self loathing, and just plain twisted up. Spooks want to do things to people because of the loop they constantly want to fulfill, and lost souls may occasionally want to cause trouble but it always out of the tragedy that they are suffering in.
Lost souls will fill a room with the most intense sense of sadness and tragedy. I can only else explain to you what they feel like. A spook can create a lot of physical sensations but a lost soul always breaks my heart. There is always a lot more consciousness to a lost soul whereby a spook really doesn't get that it is in alot of trouble. Lost souls almost always say thankyou when they cross, spooks almost never do.
A place to stay away from, as it is a place where people pick up spooks because they hang out there, is antique stores and markets. Antiques are hot for bringing them in and are the primary cause of spooks in a home. There is one antique dealer who calls her as soon as a shipment comes in so she can clear it. One woman in the audience sells vintage clothing, and first brings the clothing home. She asked about this. Ruth told her they come home with her and suggested ways she could prevent this.
[NOTE: About 2 years ago, in the newsletter, talking about spooks, we spoke about an experience Shelley Bourne had. Shelley's daughter bought a beautiful old vintage coat. Her daughter felt "spooky" when she put it on and could not wear it. Shelley found there was a spook in the coat and got rid of it.]
Q: What can we do to prevent them or get rid of them?
* For those who have come through a serious haunting, she recommends the Bach Flower Remedy "Aspen". (See below)
* To keep them away, she recommends the Bach Flower Remedy "Walnut". (Margaret Ball commented that she dowses to see what to eat. She finds that when she dowses "walnuts", which is generally unusual for her, she
looks in to it, checks it out and discovers that there is a lot of negativity around her.) Ruth said that anyone doing any energy work should be using Walnut. (See below)
* Play good music. Or a chanting music such as: Om Namah Shivaya (this is a popular, beautiful and soothing Sanskrit chanting tape or CD you can get. The most well known is by "On Wings of Song & Robert Gass" It translates loosely in English to "I honor the Self within." You may want to leave it on all night while you sleep. "Good" music confuses their frequencies and can sometimes lift up their vibration so they are less harmful especially if the music is played continuously for days.”
* If you think they are around, keep repeating to yourself "I'm invisible". Or sing in your head. Or whistle. What you are doing is creating a different vibration.
They generally do not like crystals. Crystals you can use to keep them away use are: Amethyst, quartz, rose quartz, lapis --- all unpolished. The crystals should be cleansed, as in washed, in salt water, or, put it on your throat chakra and breathe in and out the intention of love. Ruth does not endorse the widespread use of many crystals. She feels that we are in violation of using some of them. That some people who use them have not earned the right to use them. Don’t count on crystals to protect you or smudging. This is just another example of frequency scrambling.
If you can work with the Merkaba, this is very good at building a robust aura.
Here is something you can do as a group --- Create "The Collective Power". 5, 6, 9 or 12 people get together. You put your energy in to elevating the frequencies of that entity. Get your friends together, pray, for the highest and best and send it off.
Q: Can you unleash something that could then get on to you?
A: Yes. Feng Shui consultants do this occasionally. In clearing a space, using feng shui, they don't know they may be releasing a particularly nasty entity that they don't have the ability to handle properly. Light workers and healers and dowsers also are prone to this.
Negative music, such as rap, acid rock, heavy metal is NOT good. It opens up a space to make it easy for them to enter. As does alcohol, drugs.
Ruth’s methodology prior to her initiation for Guardianship was to clear through a vortex she visualized and created. It can be a lengthy process as through the influence of love and detached compassion the vibration of the entity is raised sufficiently (notched up) so that it can cross over. Then they go to a kind of a hospital for either containment or healing. She told us that this is the most common way of clearing for others who do this work. It is draining and unpredictable because you never know what the strength of the entity will be that approaches you.
It is best to do this in numbers during a meditation as there are power in numbers collectively focused on raising the entities vibration. If you get into trouble with this, call for help immediately for this kind of meditation with friends and trusted ones.
To create a vortex:
Visualize it, visualize its location.
You'll know its there.
Make it spin clockwise.
Decide the diameter it is to be, about 2 feet to 3 feet across.
Try not to make it too dispersed. If you create an opening that is too
large, you may not have the capacity to then bring it together. Leave sufficient space between the base of the vortex and your body for the entity to clear through.
Send love and encouragement to the entity.
Say the words “There is no place so far away from God that you cannot be redeemed.” Repeatedly.
Help the entity along in to it.
Pete Coles said he moved recently. In his old house, there were spirits. The spirits wanted to come with them, but were discouraged to do so, they were not seemingly bothersome. Pete said that he noticed that since moving to the new house he is sleeping a lot better.
Ruth believes in and supports what she calls Sustainable Spiritual Growth, which means you are working with commitment to cleanse the slimy negative stuff out of your personality, thoughts, etc. This does not mean being a workshop groupie and going back and back to the psychic smorgasbord. It's like quitting smoking. It doesn't happen until you are ready, until you are really real about it, where you never give up. You love yourself enough that you do the work, and every bit of work that you do is cumulative.
For some people, at some times, reading is distracting. You need to go inside. Check in with yourself and monitor yourself in an honest sometimes confronting way. One of the books she recommends is "The Children of the Law of One". Another one she recommends is called “The way of the Essenes”.
Set up the integrity and impeccability of what you allow in to your house and who walks in to it. There is a science of the words you use. You can say "Bring to me only the highest and the best and as soon as possible." She said she started saying it and kept on saying it until it is almost like an automatic mantra that keeps repeating within her being. It is now programmed into her merkaba and all of her intentionality.
You can say to yourself "I love myself and I walk in Grace and Reverence" as a way of programming in self love and compassion. And focus on: Honor, Self Respect and Empowerment.
At the end of the evening, people were commenting on how much they were helped and how much they learned. Some comments received the week after the presentation were:
From Marlayna Lynn Marks: "Thank you for bringing Ruth to our group. It was very enlightening, and a much needed service."
From Margaret Ball: "Ruth is quite genuine and real. She has integrity and an open heart. She is down to earth and matter of fact. She handled the subject very well, did not sensationalize it. She dignified it."
Another member said that a long term problem he wrote down on the list was gone by noon the next day. And has not returned.
THANK YOU RUTH! YOU CERTAINLY HELPED AND ENLIGHTENED US A LOT!From: "Bach Flower Therapy Theory and Practice" by Mechthild Scheffer:
Aspen is related to the soul potentials of fearlessness, overcoming and resurrection. It is said that people needing Aspen have been born without a protective skin layer. People who need Aspen are, much more than other people, flooded day and night with thoughts and images from this astral or emotional plane, without being aware of it. They receive unconscious impulses that their waking consciousness is unable to place, the source of the impulse unknown. This gives rise to an eerie kind of fear that slowly creeps up the back, a goose flesh and hair raising fear. It's the trembling symbol of the extremely sensitive trembling Aspen tree. People who have become 'too opened' up by certain group meditation techniques need Aspen, as well a anyone who has been through horror trips due to drugs. Anyone taking Aspen will find the fear and apprehension lessening. They will become aware that behind the plane of fear there lies something yet greater and more meaningful. There is awareness now that behind and above everything there is the great divine law, the divine power of love, making all fear unnecessary.
Walnut people are only able to fulfill their mission in life if they are left quite unhampered in soul and spirit. They have to shake off anything that might tie them down. Walnut will provide the firmness and support they need for this. Bach called Walnut "the breaker of spells". Some health practitioners use Walnut to screen themselves from their patients energy radiations. It has also been used to fix the treatment of addiction.
Toronto Star: Sep. 5, 2003. 03:22 PM
They all want to see dead people ---- Contacting the dearly departed now all the rage
Being in touch with the dead has been coming alive. Spiritual medium James Van Praagh claims he can speak to the ghosts of dead people and animals. How does he do it? Well, he says, like a live radio, he tunes in to a frequency and the spirits come.
Conversations with people in the hereafter is so very now — in movies, on television, in best-selling books and in personal appearances before live audiences across the continent.
The widespread urge to get in touch with the dearly departed is making the afterlife mainstream.
He explains that he opens up to another level of awareness, uses the energy, then shuts it off when he's done. "You have to tune in to a frequency," he says. "The spirits will come and will impress me with thoughts, feelings of their personality. Some will use vision, some will use hearing. There's the meaning and personality behind the thoughts — that's what I try to convey to the person in the audience. It's mind-to-mind communication, telepathic."
It comes to him almost like Morse code, he explains, though unlike anything in our three- dimensional world.
WATER TESTS POSITIVE:
" While attending the August 2003 Power of Thought school in Fayetteville, I had an opportunity to do a water test on two different samples of energized water. At that time I was a water technician for a company installing a line of whole-house water softeners and purifying systems for drinking water, and had the testing kit at my disposal. One of the samples had been altered by Raymon Grace at Sunday's class. Originally this had 8 grains of hardness per gallon. Sunday night I tested the samples and found that the water energized by Raymon now shows no hardness present. No precipitation test was performed, as I saw no need for it. "
Mick Ames firstname.lastname@example.org
You have been notifying me of your water adventures, pouring ECH20 in to different bodies of water around --- yes --- around the world. I am keeping a chart. What I have here is a rough draft of some of the data thus far. If you have given me the data before, please --- be so kind as to do so again --- by phone or email. So we may have a complete chart. I know I have so many more emails from you about your experiences, but they are difficult to find in the email pile. A more complete chart will appear in a future newsletter, and we can add to it. Over 600 bottles of ECH20 have been distributed so far. Dick, Bruce, Sam --- please help to complete the listing.
|April 2001||Raymon Grace||Blue Springs, Eureka Springs||Arkansas, USA|
|March 2003||Bruce Miller||Nicaragua|
|Randy Burns||Costa Rica|
|January 2003||Biggy Hunt||Virginia||USA|
|(June 2003)||Jennifer Crockett||Australia|
|February 2003||Liz Currie||Lake Titicaca||Peru / Bolivia|
|April 2003||Donna Bigonzi & Allan Hassoum||Island Lake, Ontario||Canada|
|May 2003||Ruth Oldham||Wiarton, Georgian Bay, Ontario||Canada|
|June 2003||Ted Turner||Fraser, Thompson Rivers
Pacific Ocean (Vancouver)
|August 2003||Lorenza Campagnolo||Red River||Drumheller, Alberta|
|July 25, 2003||Toronto Dowsers||Lake Ontario||Toronto, Canada|
|September 2003||Bill Colclough||Halifax Harbor||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|June 2003||Marilyn Gang||Connecticut River, Brattleboro||VT/NH USA|
|July 2003||Marilyn Gang||Lake Huron, Kincardine||Ontario, Canada|
ROBERT GILBERT is a true Master when it comes to understanding, and, teaching: Sacred Geometry and Ancient Egyptian Teachings. He is also one of those rare human beings in today's time, as he is a Scholar. Robert, and his wife Elizabeth, have been offering presentations at the ASD for the past few years. In 2002 he was the Keynote speaker. Robert makes you THINK about dowsing and what's really going on in life.
One of his 2 presentations this year, "Egyptian and European Dowsing Discoveries", Robert gave me his permission to include the transcript of his presentation in our newsletter. This will be done in approximately 6 installments (and it would be very helpful if someone else can help with the transcribing).
Egyptian and European Dowsing Discoveries
"My name is Robert Gilbert. The topic of today's presentation is "Egyptian and European Dowsing Discoveries". Many of you know me already. For those that do not, my background began with time in the US Marine Corps, in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Survival. At that time I taught US Air Force, Marine Corps and army troops how to survive in the case of attack by these types of weapons. At that time I began to do research in to the basis of modern science and technology and I found that there were precise, sacred geometric patterns that are behind the operation of biological, nuclear and chemical systems. When I got out of the Marine Corps in 1985, I spent the next 12, 13 years getting my pH.D in International Studies. That gave me an opportunity to research a variety of spiritual schools around the world. Great spiritual traditions. I found that the patterns I had found behind modern science and technology were the same patterns known and taught to the great spiritual systems in antiquity, around the world.
In the last few years, I have been doing more research on Egypt and I have connected with a group of dowsers and energy researchers in Egypt, primarily Dr. Ibrahim Karim and his associates. There is a larger grouping of researchers in the Middle East that is called the Imhotep Society. The presentation today is going to show a particular stream of dowsing discoveries. We are going to start in ancient Egypt. Then we are going to move to Europe in the last century.
The Europeans in the 1900's had a school of dowsing that at one time was 50,000 strong. It had very strong contingents in France and in Germany and in some of the Eastern European countries. They were able to re discover many of the keys known to the great spiritual schools for how geometry creates energy and also for how spiritual forces are brought in to manifestation in the physical world through a type of advanced spiritual science. We are then going to connect that up to an Egyptian body of work that is being taught today, called Bio Geometry.
In previous presentations I talked about a tradition of the ancient world called "The Masters of the Net". This is an illustration from the temple walls at Karnak, that Schwaller de Lubitz calls "Master of the Net". You see Thoth, the Ibis headed God, who stands behind the Egyptian high culture, stretching a cord, to give the extent of spirit moving in to physical space.
While the Masters of the Net was one expression of the type of initiation that took place in great spiritual systems, to teach initiates how spiritual forces can be brought in to manifestation in the physical world, this net that is being described is the same thing that we find in modern physics as "The Net of Space Time".
If you look at Egyptian temple walls, you will find illustrations such as this. The hieroglyphs that accompany it will say things like "These initiates are being taught how to catch and cast magic." Essentially the nets that they are holding is a representation for this background matrix of energy that allows spirit to manifest all the forms in the physical world. Sometimes, in dowsing, we call these "the energetic templates" behind physical reality.
These initiates were learning the depths of how these etheric or energetic templates are laid down in physical space that allows all energy and all consciousness, all life, to manifest in our world.
Again, if you study the Egyptian temple walls, you will find indications of a highly advanced form of spiritual training and spiritual science. I find this to be a very interesting wall relief, where you have the headdress that is being worn, indicating centers above the top of the head, and then emanating from higher centers ---- these projections that take a spiral form.
As you get more deeply in to Egyptian studies, one finds that their high level of spiritual science became an inspiration for the cultures that followed them in later times: The Hebrews, The Greeks, The Romans, and then in to Modern Europe, they continually refer backwards to the Egyptians, for a level of high knowledge. For instance, in the Masonic tradition, they constantly refer back to the ancient Egyptian times, as when they got their knowledge of a type of spiritual science.
Here we see an Egyptian relief that shows an interaction between a spiritual being and the Pharaoh. The thing about this is the particular implements that are being held in the hand of the spiritual being. What we need to bear in mind is that these forms are not purely symbolic. These forms are actually emitters of energy.
The geometry of the forms themselves emit energy at precise angles that have precise effects. We are going to be going in to more detail about that.
We know from archeological discoveries in Egypt that there is a highly advanced form of dowsing in Egypt. This particular form of Egyptian pendulum is known as the "Wadj". The Wadj, as you note at the top, has a type of hemispherical cap. Then it has these particular zig zag lines at the bottom. As you begin to understand more about their science of energy, one finds that the hemispherical cap at the top actually creates a particular type of penetrating carrier wave, that comes out of the tip of the pendulum. This particular form here acts to modulate the wave and to get rid of toxic components.
There have been studies done of the pyramids, primarily German and European studies that have found the way that the Greek pyramids at Giza Plateau are oriented in a particular way, according to the earth energy grids, indicating that the ancient Egyptians knew a lot about the grids of energy that are on the earth.
Not only did they orient them to these grids laid on the surface of the earth to give them the correct orientation of the 3 pyramids, but they also understood that there are further grids of energy that stand at vertical heights. These are horizontal planes of grid energy that are at particular vertical elevations. Those vertical elevations are then used to give them the positioning of the chambers inside the pyramids.
This is an extract from a much larger body of work. But it shows the way that the ancient Egyptians were very careful about using this subtle template of etheric energy to give them precise positionings, again, not only of the overall structure, but also of the chambers inside the structure. In fact, this body of information about these horizontal planes of energy at particular vertical elevations, was rediscovered by a German dowser, back in the mid 1900's who did quite a bit of research, showing that in fact, all of space is quaantized in to cubes of energy.
Again, what we are going to be talking about is the way that modern European discoveries have piece by piece, re discovered many of the things that the ancient Egyptians have known. Unfortunately these European discoveries are not well known in North America.
If we look at the Temple of Amon, we find that they built underground in a specific format beneath the temple. They use this in such a way to enhance the energies within the temple itself. We know that underground streams of water, as North American dowsers, can have particular energy lines that run across them. In some cases, these energy lines can be detrimental to human health. In some cases, they will create cancer, as has been documented in many studies in Austria and Germany.
However the Egyptians have a very interesting take on this. They say that anything that moves energy in a line can be used in a beneficial manner. What you have to do, is you have to phase change the energy that you are working with. You have to change the quality of the energy. Then you can use this line of energy to broadcast the quality of energy that you want. This is a very important concept. That some of the Egyptian form of dowsing, the bio geometry that I will be talking about today is not based on asking mental questions. Instead, it is based on detecting specific qualities of spiritual vibration. Once those have been identified, they can not only be used for health and healing and higher consciousness, they are also gateways to spirit.
This high knowledge of dowsing, held in the ancient world, held in Egypt, of course went through many phases as the Egyptian High Culture went in to decline; there was the occupation by foreign invaders and then there was the rise of the European culture. You find in medieval times, wood cuts that show medieval dowsers plotting out the particular grid lines, that they are going to, for example, base a city on. Particularly if you study the history of a city such as Vienna. There are many documents that show the way that dowsers laid out particular positions in the city of Vienna.
This ancient knowledge is still being preserved, but often in very closed circles. What we find in so many of these schools is that a small group of initiates would transmit the knowledge, but not to the larger public. To some degree, the dowsing knowledge was still available. But something happened to it. What happened to it is that this knowledge, seen as a spiritual science, was taken up by the church and in time held almost entirely within the church. People outside of the church that would practice these skills were denounced, or taken after by the inquisition. Terrible things happened to them.
This is from a German study [see slide], and it looks at this particular Christian saint who is shown holding a cathedral and also holding a particular staff. It indicates that these staffs, used by the Christian saints, are derived from staffs used in ancient Egypt and also referred to in the Old Testament, where the place on the staff where you hold it determines a frequency wave. In fact the form at the top, that spiral movement, has to do with energy emissions.
The upshot of this is that that is a tool that could be used to determine the proper placement of the cathedrals, and the locations of the chambers within them. What we find now is that this spiritual knowledge is now being held within closed circles within the church. One aspect of this is that it was felt that one had to be a priest or a spiritual initiate of some kind --- a saint --- to have this knowledge. What this is really based on, is resonance. You are going in to resonance with subtle energies, that are themselves emanations of the Divine. So there has to be a sense of the Divine, in the connection work that is being done.
That is an important lesson for us today, as Dowsers. The energies that we are working with are Divine energies.
If you study the French works, from the 1900's, dealing with Dowsing, what you will find is that they refer to the work of dowsing that they are knowledgeable about, essentially being held within the ranks of the Jesuits in the Catholic Church. There are a number of French texts that are very direct in describing the activity of the Jesuits as Dowsers. For instance, a Jesuit would be sent to some remote island to convert the islanders. They had to be able to do something practical, or they would not be accepted in to the society. As Dowsers, they were able to do practical things to help the community. They could identify specific plants that could have a healing property, all kinds of things that dowsers could do.
Dowsing came out in to the larger community in Europe, primarily through the body of work by a man named Abbé Mermet, who was a Catholic priest living in France. His work, on radiesthesia, which is the common European term for dowsing, has actually been translated in to English. But very few of the other French dowsing works have been translated in to English.
This [slide] is from the work of Abbé Mermet. He was known for doing great healing work, find water, find minerals, etc. In his work he shows the way that in his dowsing protocol, one can find particular serial numbers in one's dowsing.
Serial numbers have to do with --- as you are detecting the energy emanation from a specific thing, the pendulum will go from a back and forth oscillation to starting to move in a circular pattern. The number of circular patterns indicates the serial number. It has to do with a specific frequency that is connected to the element that you are testing --- a specific Divine number that is associated with it. This became a very strong influence on European dowsers.
European dowsers today do a fair amount of "mental" or "psychic" dowsing. That is the type of dowsing that we, as North American dowsers, are familiar with. Normally, when we take a dowsing class, we are given a pendulum, and we are shown how to create a program. You ask a "yes" or "no" question, you learn how to read the answer on the pendulum.
There is another body of this European work, that is derived from this more ancient tradition, that is not based on asking mental questions, or getting "yes" or "no" answers. Instead, it is derived from getting direct frequency readings off of the things that you are testing. One of the interesting aspects of this is that the cord of the pendulum can be seen as a musical string.
If we create a stringed instrument, such as a guitar or a harp, the actual length of the string will determine the musical note. And it will determine the cycles per second of the frequency of the note that you create.
So, when you do mental dowsing, you can use any type of dowsing implement. You can use a lead weight at the end of a string. And you can hold it just about anywhere once you get the hang of it. But for this type of vibrational / energy dowsing, the length of the cord is important. Also, particular designs of the pendulum are important.
So from this body of work, that comes from Britain, from the work of a man named Lethbridge, he found you can actually go in to resonance with particular... " [TO BE CONTINUED NEXT MONTH].
ROBERT GILBERT and JOEY KORN are colleagues, they work well with one another and their work influences one another. For the last 3 years Robert and I have been talking about his coming to Toronto to offer a presentation and to do a workshop and it looks like this will take place Spring 2004. Familiarity with Joey's work helps you understand Robert's, and, vice versa. Robert helps you uncover and discover the Source of it all.
You will see more of Sacred Geometry in Joey's presentation and workshop this October and Robert is gleaning additional insight in to the Kabalah.
Robert recently replied "My work in BioGeometry provides methods to directly detect the manifestation of divine energies during Blessing and Prayer, and to detect the specific energy frequencies/vibrations that are in place both before and after transmutations. The BioGeometry also offers ways to extend the divine energies brought in during Blessing and Prayer into practical and effective practices with shape, sound, color, and motion. Also Joey's work with dowsing an individual's Tree of Life pattern could combine with the French/Egyptian vibrational radiesthesia methods to allow us to detect the specific energy qualities at each of the Sephiroth in a person's energy field. Also my work in Sacred Geometry and the Western Spiritual Tradition could go well with Joey's Kabbalah work and energy field patterns."
Robert is giving a workshop in Indiana October 4-10. (Info is on his web site.) I am trying to make it, don't know if I can. There is a very strong pull to this remarkable and enlightening body of work. We have most of his audio tapes, books, workbooks and videos. Actually, I have them as I'm trying to go over them to share some of this with you. If you feel you need this info sooner, let me know. There is something extremely powerful here for the Toronto Dowsers, another important piece in our path. Can you feel it?
TORONTO STAR: 9/18: AN UNDERGROUND RIVER *NEWLY* DISCOVERED UNDER HIGH PARK!!! - The Toronto Star reported on a *new* underground river UNDER HIGH PARK!!!! Does this mean there is more drinkable water than previously thought? See what it says about minerals. This is not the complete article....
The Hidden Toronto: A river runs under it Sep. 18, 2003. 06:20 AM
Surprise gusher reveals ancient stream Pre-Ice Age course flows in the bedrock
CITY HALL BUREAU
There's a river running through High Park, bubbling with cold, clear water that is thousands of years old and pure enough to drink untreated.
Its mysterious presence has been known, till now, only to a few. You can't see it, hear it or swim in it. There are no fish. But it surely is there, percolating 50 metres below the ground while the city goes about its business above, entirely unaware.
It is called the Laurentian, and winds from Georgian Bay deep in a pre-glacial bedrock valley and through the hilly terrain northwest of Toronto before finding its way to Lake Ontario.
Until the city capped two old artesian wells in High Park, nobody knew exactly where the southerly portion of the underground river was, or how it made its way into the lake.
It was only after drilling began in August on a monitoring well near the capped wells that it was discovered. The monitoring well exploded, spewing sand, shale and gravel the size of golf balls while rocketing a plume of water 15 metres into the air.
"It's a very exciting discovery," said Bill Snodgrass, senior engineer on the city stormwater runoff project that prompted the well-capping. "It finally confirms what we've always suspected: that there is a bedrock valley here.
"To me, this represents one of the big improvements to understanding how things link up underground. Now what we're doing is trying to confirm exactly where the bedrock valley is located below Toronto."
"We knew this Laurentian river system came into Toronto, but we didn't exactly know where," said Steve Holysh, a hydrogeologist and member of the York-Peel-Durham-Toronto Groundwater Consortia, which is studying the urban environment's impact on groundwater quality.
"We knew it was somewhere to the east side of the Humber River, because bedrock shows up in the bottom part of the Humber," said Holysh, whose group sank the monitoring well.
Initial tests showed the water is at least as drinkable as the city's treated water. But it tastes distinctly of iron, which means it can't be routed into the water system without costly filtration. "But it's still a nice, cool drink of water," at a temperature of about 10C, said Bill Morrison, a hydrogeologist working as a consultant to the city. "The guys who were working here were drinking it when it was hot in August."
Evidence of the underground river's high mineral content remains on some rocks and concrete that it spilled over for a few weeks. The concrete and even some tree branches and pieces of lumber have been stained a deep blood red.
"Depending on how deep it is, and what the infill materials are within the valley, it could be a significant conductor of groundwater on a regional scale," he said. "We've traced this valley up to Nobleton, to the west of Barrie, and then on up into Georgian Bay."
Millions of years ago — long before the Great Lakes were formed — a watershed system existed in what is now Ontario, Morrison said. As the glaciers crept across the landscape and formed the Great Lakes, the old system was covered over, but water continues to move through it to this day.
The find began through work on two sedimentation ponds in High Park that had been used as mineral baths more than a century ago but eventually fell into disuse. At one point, the city's stormwater runoff system was routed through the former mineral baths and then into High Park's Spring Creek, which empties into Grenadier Pond.
U.S. wants Canadian visitors to carry passports
OTTAWA (CP) — The days of quick and easy document-free visits to the United States may be drawing to a close.
The Bush administration wants all Canadians travelling to the United States to carry a passport that will eventually include biometric markers such as iris scans as well as digital photos.
U.S. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge will discuss the proposal with Deputy Prime Minister John Manley when they meet next month, U.S. officials say. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 3 in Toronto.
The proposal calls for passports issued after next year to be quickly scanned by U.S. border authorities that would read biometric markers to confirm a traveller's identity, a State Department official said.
Canadians currently driving through U.S. border points for a day of shopping or a few days of sight-seeing are often just asked a few questions and quickly waved through without being asked to produce documentation.
Canadian business travellers and tourists arriving at U.S. airports can enter the country with a simple photo identity card such as a driver's license. That kind of ease of flow of people, goods and services between the two countries is thought to be responsible for the $1.5 billion a day in business that occurs across the border.
The U.S. Congress called for foreign visitors arriving in the United States by air and sea to be tracked by a new system that verifies their identities through fingerprints or newer technologies such as iris scans or digital photos by 2005.
Canada had asked for an exemption to the legislation, but the Bush administration refused to grant Canadians any special bypass.
"How do you prove you're a Canadian if you don't have any documentation?" asked one State Department official with knowledge of the talks between Manley and Ridge.
Mike Scandiffio, a spokesman for Manley, said the deputy prime minister and Ridge are working towards a meeting next month to discuss the issue of documentation requirements for Canadians entering the United States, but he could not confirm any other details.
Manley has been warning Canadians for about a year that they will just have to accept more imposing scrutiny by U.S. authorities when they cross the border into the United States.
"If we believe that access to the U.S. is important, and I believe that it is for economic prosperity, than we have to try to deal with the security concerns the United States clearly has," Manley said earlier this year.
There is also a fear that if no border plan is agreed to by both countries, unforeseen events such as a future terrorist attack could provoke a backlash in the fickle U.S. Congress that would lead to harsher measures imposed on Canadian travellers.
Biometric visas and passports will be harder to fake. But there is a tremendous challenge in providing the millions who will need new documents in order to enter the United States, and to fund upgraded computer systems at U.S. border crossings.
Biometric systems reduce patterns in a person's fingerprints, irises, faces, voices or other characteristics to mathematical algorithms that can be stored on a chip or machine-readable strip.
When arriving travellers put their fingers into biometric scanners or stand in front of face-recognition cameras, a computer will check whether the patterns it detects match the ones the subjects gave when they were first scanned. The system also will check whether visitors appear on watch lists of suspected terrorists or immigration violators. The technology has been used for years to secure sensitive corporate and government facilities.
Canadian officials have bridled at the demand that fingerprints be part of any document required to cross the border.
"It's not unusual for employees to be fingerprinted by companies for security reasons in the U.S., but fingerprinting is more offensive to Canadians because they associate it with criminals and we accept that," said one Bush administration official.
By Oct. 26, 2004, all travellers to the United States are supposed to carry documents with biometric identifiers if they want to enter the country. Officials on either side of the border believe that requirement will not be immediately made of Canadians.
Ridge insisted last week that the proposed system will not create backlogs at the border, but will keep the wrong people out while letting the right people in without delay.
"We want to keep terrorists out without compromising the welcoming mat, since the founding of our country has long invited good people around the world to our shores to study, and to work and to live out their dreams," the Homeland Security czar said.
"America remains, and must always remain, a welcoming nation." (yeah, right)
PS: from previous newsletters:
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Some use what they think are accurate quotations from the Bible as "proof from God" why dowsing is an abomination and why it is against God and a sin and wrong, etc. As we know, Knowledge is Power. Perhaps if you refreshed your own Biblical Wisdom, you might be able to engage in a more equitable and open discussion. Consider the wisdom below:
Dr. Laura Schlessinger said on her radio show that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The following is reply from a listener:
Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.
I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them.
1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with any woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19-24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.
4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?
6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)
I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.
October 16th, 2003 MEETING FEATURES:
will speak on: Dowsing & Kabbalah: Experiencing God’s Energy
Joey was here last October and his body of work, expertise and excellent presentation style made him an instant and continued favorite among the Toronto Dowsers. So we invited him back, to review some of the deeper material, continue building on the foundation he started for us, and show us his new material. Within a week after his presentation last year, 3 healers called to say how his lecture helped them dramatically improve their practice --- in just a few minutes. This insight will be explained.
He will explain some key principles in Kabbalah --- the basis of Jewish mysticism --- and has been integrated into other spiritual traditions as well, including Christianity. He’ll then help you apply those principles actively into your life through dowsing combined with prayer and blessing, one of the most powerful spiritual tools that we each have at our disposal. You will witness a powerful demonstration of the dynamic relationship that each of us has with the spiritual Light that is behind everything in the physical world. The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is real, not just a symbol, and Joey will show you how to detect this pattern of energies and work with it to improve your life. Joey will also show you various sacred geometry designs that are actually in your own Human Energy Pattern. He’ll reveal his latest insights about how the Tree of Life repeats itself in Earth energies as well as human related energies. He’ll also demonstrate his latest energy balancing techniques. Everyone who participates will have a direct experience of the benefit of bringing God’s healing energies into his or her life. You will find out:
* An explanation and practical application of key kabbalistic concepts
* Sacred geometry shapes in the Human Energy Pattern
* The Tree of Life pattern which repeats in all Earth energies
* Everyone will learn how to call in energies and they will experience these energies themselves, rather than "just" watch demontstrations
Joey has found what he considers to be the human soul level of the Tree of Life in a pattern of energies around every human being, what he calls the Human Energy Pattern (HEP). The HEP is an array of seven mated pairs of lights or channels of energy. Each pair is associated with a different aspect of your life. Imbalances in your life, as a result of illness, trauma, or unresolved issues manifest as imbalances in your HEP. We “hook up” to the energy centers in this pattern with what Joey call’s the “two lights of the soul.” Imbalances in your life can be brought into balance with prayer and blessing, thereby helping you to heal and resolve your key issues in life.
What is Kabbalah?
Kabbalah is an oral teaching that has been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. It represents the essence of Jewish mysticism and has been adapted into many spiritual traditions, including Christianity, the religions of the East, and many Mystery Schools. The Tree of Life is the central feature of Kabbalah. Legend tells us that before God created the universe, our Creator put the Tree of Life into place. It became the pattern for all of Creation, especially for the human being.
Join us as this dowsing master, whose life purpose is to reveal these truths to the world, enlightens us with one of his dynamic presentations. After spending a week with us last year, Joey likes our group a lot. This greatly serves to heighten the quality of the teachings, interactions and the evening.