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The Toronto Dowsers
welcomes you to our next  meeting
Tuesday, September  9th,  2008 (See last page for description)
The Toronto Dowsers is proud to host:
Sydney White:
"The Secret History of Mankind"
at  THE LATVIAN CENTRE ---  4 Credit Union Drive
This is actually ON Eglinton Avenue
This is 2 traffic lights EAST of the Don Valley Parkway
On the South West corner of Eglinton and Credit Union.
(Parkway Honda is on the South East corner.)
Gathering, Socializing, Registration,  at 6:30 p.m., Program to begin at 7:00 p.m.
YES, Please do bring Finger Food so we can enjoy some pot luck after the presentation.  We supply beverages
Please do not wear Scents of *any* sort to our meeting.  Dowsers are highly sensitive people.
We do open our meetings to like minded people who are interested in learning how to dowse, or becoming a better dowser.   You do not need to be a member to attend.  Your dowsing will improve merely by attending our meetings.  Dowsing is a form of energy. This kind of energy is caught, not taught.
Our meetings include activities to practice your dowsing and guest speakers who will share their experiences and teach you new skills.  You have a chance to meet those who you can help or who can help you.  One of the best parts of these groups is meeting synergistic people.

Requested donation (to cover costs):
         $8 per meeting for Toronto Dowsers members
          $12 per meeting for non members of the Toronto Dowsers
If you can not afford this donation, please make arrangements with us before the day of the meeting.

          $30 per year for * renewal * membership in the Toronto Dowsers
          $35 per year for *NEW* membership in the Toronto Dowsers

Do come and have fun,  grow with us and enjoy the energy.
Questions?  Contact:   Marilyn Gang   mgang@dowsers.info  (416) 322 - 0363   (9:33-9:33 EST)
Check out the Toronto web site and our past newsletters at:

Post on your refrigerator: TORONTO DOWSERS - 2008!!!

Details for our latest activities can be found at: MEETINGS

TUESDAY  September 9th, 2008
Sydney White
"The Secret History of Mankind"
* - * - * - *
October 14th: monthly meeting
"Geopathic Stress: Reality or Illusion?"
October 18, 19, 20: Workshop
Ramadan:  August 31– September 29 (American Continents only)
Vegetarian Food Fair:  September 5 - 8
Introduction of the Canadian Charter for Health Freedom:  September 10
Brian Clement Lecture:  September 19
Mercury Retrograde:  September 23 - October 15
Rosh Hashanah: September 30 (starts sundown the previous day)
Yom Kippur:  October 9 (starts sundown the previous day)
Thanksgiving, Canadian:  October 13
JOEY KORN WEEK:   October 14 - 20
Energy Psychology Conference:  October 24 - 26
Whole Life Expo:  November 14 - 16
Thanksgiving, US:  November 27
Additional activities, of interest for our community are listed in the "UPCOMING" section, below.



Our membership year goes from October 1 to September 30.
All memberships need to be renewed for October 1st.
Please fill in the enclosed Membership Application, send it with your payment to the indicated address.
Or, print it from /www.dowsers.info/toronto/register.htm and mail it in with payment.
Membership fees are higher this year.  CDN, US Renewal and New fees are up another 5 bucks.
A raise in meeting door fees has been considered but shall not be implemented at this time.  Instead, there will be a donation jar available for those who can and would like to contribute more.  If this does not work out and if we need the money, the meeting door fees shall be raised.

Some members were emailed about fee raise considerations and their opinion was solicited.  Within 15 hours, 28 replies were received.  These were the results:

  Raise the membership fee 5 bucks:  8  people agreed with this
  Raise the door fee $1:    3 people agreed
  Raise the membership fee 5 bucks and the door fees $1 or $2:  8 agreed
  Do what you feel is best:  4 people
  Do not raise any fees:  1 person

    I do not like it when businesses, organizations keep raising their prices every year.  I do not like it done to me and do not want this to be "done" to you either.     Because the rise in fuel prices has hit everyone hard this year --- which affects every dollar we spend --- even non drivers but esp. drivers -- I am reluctant to ask for raises in both areas, even tho they are modest as some still struggle.

    When our fees were first established, it was roughly figured that the annual dues would pay for the newsletter and other expenses, and the meeting fees would pay for meeting expenses.   It was also figured on the basis that the printing and mailing of the newsletter would cost us $1.00 - $1.20.   Holy  Moly!  Your Toronto Dowsers newsletter production team must be stupendous magicians.   I have not done these figures in years.   I just did the figures.    At today's prices, newsletter printing and mailing, in Canada, costs about $2.50.    We do 8-10 newsletter issues per year.
     I'm pretty sure the Latvian Centre will be raising our rates as well (they did last year).

     It used to be that we did not have to pay speakers as we provided an enthusiastic enough group of attendees who could offset any travel expenses by product sales, private sessions, workshop fees, but these times, too, are changing.   I also do not want to sponsor more than 3 workshops per year, not just because of the extra work it means for me, but to be careful of your dollar and time as well.   Each workshop we sponsor is carefully chosen.

    Although our costs in the last little while have somewhat exceeded our income, it has been possible to maintain the fees due to your personal generous contributions, some of our product sales and discounts I've been able to negotiate.

      Please do not feel any worry, concern or anxiety about our financial situation, as I know some people might after reading this.   We are still in the black and if we run into a problem I can always take up a collection or 2 or 3.   When the call goes out, you are generous.   I am trying to keep us in a good and stable financial position, providing good value for your fees and counting on the generousity of those who can and comprehend what we are doing.  There is no reason, no need for anyone to feel a lack around us or fear of our future with regard to this issue.  I promise.

Please renew your membership soon.   THANK YOU!


Did you have a summer vacation?  What did you do?  If you went somewhere, met someone, did something or learned something that you think your colleagues might like to hear, please write it up or send it in.  If you don't like to do the writing part, but know your input could be valuable, contact me and I'll help you with the writing part.   Or any other time of the year.

If you took part in any of the following activities, which were suggested in our May 2008 issue, please consider sharing your experiences with us:

Farmers Markets:   Summer 2008 we had a table at the Toronto Brickworks and Riverdale Farmers markets.  Marion Gervais had loaned us a table for this until we were able to purchase one thanks to donations at our May 29th meeting after which time Bette Harvey told us about a sale at Canadian Tire for these tables.  A real good buy!

Initially, visits to our table were infrequent but this picked up nicely as our displays and demos became more relevant and the public responded with interest and enthusiasm.  It was somewhat surprising how few people in this relatively aware, holistic and affluent community are familiar with dowsing.  This became an excellent learning experience for our crew as within our own milieu we tend to forget how unfamiliar dowsing is to the greater community.  Looks like we made a few new friends and increased the awareness about dowsing!

Vesica Summer Intensive:  Dr. Robert J. Gilbert has come from North Carolina to speak to us 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 and it looks like he shall return May 2009 (start collecting your loonies for his workshop!)  I took the opportunity this summer to attend his summer intensive in North Carolina on a New Science of Earth Energy Healing which included sessions on Earth Energy healing devices, permaculture, biodynamics, earth energy networks discovered in Swiss, German and Austrian studies, the work of Buckminster Fuller, and more.

Yes, I actually saw Alexandria Faith Gilbert.  And even held her.  Of course she is gorgeous!  A surprise, that she is, at 6 months a very solid and hefty 20 pounds.  I kept asking her to say words of wisdom but she was goo gooing.  Well, I guess that's wise all right.   A few years earlier she could have said "Google" and become a gazillionaire!

American Society of Dowsers (ASD) convention:   This took place August 6-13 at Killington, Vermont.   ASD, and the ASD conventions, have been an integral part to our own positive growth.  Unfortunately, poor leadership in this last 5 years has been the primary cause of the fall in membership from the 6,000+ range to about 3,300.  The ASD Convention, and Water For Humanity, which until this next year have been run relatively autonomously from the depredations of the various Board of Trustees, have remained the strongest and most prosperous components of the organization.  The 2008 ASD Convention Committee did an outstanding job this year.   It is disappointing as the current Executive Board has forced a disastrous move on convention organization, without any logic or explanation, for this next year.  We wish them well.

Thanks and Kudos to the 2008 Convention Committee for doing such a fine job and our continued appreciation to Ms. Tipi Halsey who has been bringing wonderful speakers to the conventions for many years in the past -- speakers we have gotten to know and invite to our functions as well.

To continue our networking among colleagues, we brought a carton of  a variety of  previous newsletters, which were available at the Hospitality table.  Attendees eagerly snatched up a copy to take home and read.   We also gave out packets of "goody bags" containing newsletters, Daily Dowsing Vitamin Cards, CDs or VHS tapes and "Wilsons" to ASD chapter leaders who responded a month earlier to an email offer for these packets.   Please see below for a more detailed description of ASD events.

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BOOKS:  During my summer peregrinations, I purchased some more books for the Toronto Dowsers library.  Fabulous books.  Some new, some "exercised".  You know how we love the books that Robert Gilbert sells us when he comes here?  The folks who have been to Robert Gilbert's Vesica events in North Carolina have told me that what he has available in NC but its too much to bring here -- is spectacular.   They are right, as I saw for myself this time. Yes, and bought some for us.  I am not certain when we will get them in the library because -- its a doubly compounded conundrum.  We do not have a library yet.  One of our members keeps the library in her home and brings it to the meetings each month and we don't want to overburden her or her storage space.  We need a place for our own library.  Also, computing problems arose for our librarian and we are working on getting that straightened out.

At our May 29th meeting, a collection was taken up for a table for the farmer's market and a computer for the library.  You generously contributed $200.   $56 was spent on the table so we have $144 left for the computer.  Please feel free to make more contributions to us for this and other additional expenses.   What would be absolutely supa dupa would be a place for our library.  We already have the shelves, and the books...  now what we need is the place -- even a 10' x 10' room, in Toronto, accessible, good energy, inexpensive . .   know any?

SEPTEMBER 9th MEETING!   FOOD! - -  Hope to see as many of you as possible at our September 9th meeting.  NO SNOW!   Won't you please bring some nice finger food munchies for us to share at the end of the meeting?  Contributions have been rather meager in the past few times.  Also, it seems that store bought crackers, cookies, doughnuts and small cakes, although very convenient, often remain uneaten and do go to waste.  If you would like to bring something, but can't think of what, please contact me and we can surely figure out something together!

NEWSLETTER THEME! Exciting!  Okay, it happened again.  As I'm writing the newsletter, sometimes I wonder why that little voice nudges me to write what gets written.  When this issue was 3/4 completed it became clear.   This is sooo exciting!  The theme this month is:  LYING!  Can you believe its good?  It is!   I had to write an article on LYING and how destructive it actually is.  Put that together with Sydney White, our September 9th speaker, who exposes global deceit and the picture starts to take shape.  Add to that the updates on the Real Milk Situation and the Health Freedom issue -- again exposing governmental suppression and mendacity -- greater clarity comes into this picture.

Okay -- so why is this good?  Because things are changing!  The worm is turning!  The poison is exiting the body! This is Aquarian Energy in Action!  See:  dowsers.info/toronto/aquarius.htm

BELL CANADA FEES:   Do you read those notices in fine print that come with Bell Canada bills?  I do.  The one that was in the -- I think -- July 2008 bill entitled New home phone prices and savings is actually accurate!  I called up and am getting the same service for $7.00 less with one of their "Home Phone" packages.  This one offers bundles for digital phones that can include call display, screen, waiting, etc.
         Every few months I look at phone and credit card billings.   I call the credit card company, ask them to lower the interest rate on outstanding balance due and -- they do!   Try it.  Do it.

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DOWSING EARTH ENERGIES:    Did you.... ?   In our May issue, the following concepts were expressed, followed by the question (in Italics).  Did you learn anything from this?  Did you already know it?   Did you consider it or find out anything?   Please let us know if the answer is yes to any of the questions.  And, a more in-depth article shall be included in an upcoming issue:::

One of the articles in this [May 2008] issue addresses:
Dr. Ibrahim Karim advises us to not dowse detrimental energies more than 20 minutes because, as you start to resonate with anything you dowse, Dr. Karim tells us, you will start to resonate with the negativity of these energies.

Keeping that in mind, on to some of the teachings of Samuel Sagan:

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"The more toxic a line is, the more smoggy, dense and thick the smoky energy appears to be.   The more toxic a line is, the more it gives a nauseous feeling when tuning into it. The lines, and especially the most noxious ones, seem to concentrate negative energies. In other words, the lines act like garbage cans and gather all the ‘etheric dirt' of a room.   When an entity, or non-physical parasite, is found in a room, it is nearly always on a crossing of lines.   Do not dowse the lines for too long a period in one day. Unless you are very trained, the practice can be exhausting when pursued for more than half an hour. There is a simple reason for this: to perceive something, you have to tune into it. If you want to dowse the lines you have to connect with their energy. Since these  lines are noxious by nature, one can easily understand why dowsing is a tiring sport."

Does that tell you anything you don't know?  Might it change some of your dowsing habits?  Stay tuned to additional insights in this area.

The Toronto Dowsers is an independent dowsing organization which commenced in 2000 with 6 people.  Through the teaching and use of dowsing and dowsing concepts and methodologies, we strive towards conscious awareness.  We have mostly monthly meetings, resources, a comprehensive mostly monthly newsletter, a members library and activities of interest to the holistic community.   We organize ourselves along a loose teamwork structure which favors a meritocracy.  Our meetings and newsletters give you tools so you can help yourself, your family, friends and neighbors; the meetings have evolved to be the gathering place in Toronto for like minded energy workers to get together and share energy.  Our members are 'helper type' people interested in health and healing, planetary stewardship, subtle energies and making our world a better place for all.  Our members, newsletters, monthly presentations, etc.,  focus on diverse but related subjects such as:  Older teachings of: Astrology, BioGeometry, Egyptology, Kaballah, Mayan Cosmology, Sacred Geometry ...  Location of: Water, treasure, minerals, people pets and objects ...  Healing the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Bodies ...  As well as: Animals, earth energies, geopathic stress, planetary grids, stone circles, energy dowsing, essential oils,  geopolitics, herbs, horticulture, ancient and native wisdom, natural and traditional healing, vibrational medicine, Power of the Mind, Radionics, Remote Viewing, Sound & Light & Color, Helping Children ,,,  At Our Annual Networking Social,  members meet greet and schmooze, have a marketplace to inform, sell their products, services, and enjoy Pot luck.  The following are a few of the many web sites that could be of interest to people new to our group:
MAIN SITE PAGEwww.TorontoDowsers.com
Toronto Dowsers detailed listings, including newsletters: www.dowsers.info/toronto/toronto.htm
Newbies:  www.dowsers.info/toronto/newbies.htm
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June 2008:   We are deeply grieved to lose two men
Who were close with us and definitely helped to shape who we are.

Both Christopher Evans and Hugh Magill have been with us since 2003 and left our world June 2008.

Christopher represents what most of the world would perceive as a strong contradiction.  Chris was brilliant, probably a genius in several ways.  Tall, good looking, sparkling blue eyes, personable, highly articulate, aware and observant, outgoing and friendly, educated with an MBA in Information Systems at McMaster University, athletic, a genius with computers, could play the guitar and sing.

Yet one of the areas in which Chris succeeded famously, all too often, as he and I would agree, was that he was a Master at self sabotage.

The description I am about to write here is not flattering.  Yet Chris would not be embarrassed or ashamed or mind that this was written in our newsletter or even put on the Web.   He would -- and did -- do anything to help make his emotional pain of living, go away.  He wanted to be known.  Good or bad, he craved recognition.

I met Chris at a health show, we talked, he came to a meeting and was hooked.  His intellectual body was stimulated and his instincts told him this could be a place to find emotional healing as well.  We were also a surrogate family.  So he started volunteering and was very helpful.   And then he started playing The Game.  The

"Hello, this is me, I'm wonderful and brilliant and oh so helpful and will make myself indispensable to you and then I'll jerk your chain and be dishonest and irresponsible so you'll get so disgusted with me and try to dump me but I can't really let you do that, I have to be a jerk to see how much I can put you through just so I can see HOW MUCH YOU LOVE ME and won't let me go even though I'm such a jerk."   And you both dance through Round 1, Round 2, Round 3,... until you finally dump him and he is devastated. ...  game.
Sound familiar?  How many people have you met who do that?  Quite a few, but perhaps not the extent that Christopher so expertly managed.

People who saw him at meetings commented on how personable, friendly and happy he seemed.  Yes, to the outside world, not always to his friends.  Despite his accomplishments and abilities he was filled with deep self loathing and no self esteem.  All probably due to deep emotional wounding as a very sensitive young child.  He had many friends.  We all knew this about him and as we compared notes afterwards, we all tried to help him.  None of our efforts made any significant or lasting difference and he had recurring bouts of alcohol and drug addiction.  Oh yes, Christopher knew his chemicals all right, and at the end, after enough research, which he was very good at, was able to mix his final cocktail.

He was in a job he hated for 3 years, had to move from a condo he loved to a shared living situation he tolerated, finally quit his job and got a better job that he really liked.  He was fired from that in the fall, January his father died, he had to give up the lease on his car because he could not afford it.  The one thing he had that he cared about was riding his bike, which he did as much as he could, especially down the Leslie Spit.   Well one day he got mad at someone or himself, picked up his bike and smashed it down, breaking the fork.  Which would have cost $300 that he did not have to repair.   He felt he had nothing.   The week he killed himself he was scheduled to be evicted for non payment of rent for the past several months.   [An irony is that I kept thinking of inviting him to attend a lecture with me that day, but did not because I thought its subject matter might be too depressing for him.]

He sounds like a complete shit, doesn't he?   Like every human being, no matter what, Chris was not and had many good sides.  So many times his behavior would bring to mind one of my favorite teachings:  "When we act the most unlovable is when we need love the most."

He was bright and sensitive and cared.  His mind made brilliant leaps, he was highly inventive and had many original insights.   With what he had in his head he could have been a positive creative force and entrepreneur helping to forge significant society change.   But he was hurting so much inside his own self that when it hurt the most he would lash out and do something destructive to himself or to a relationship with someone he cared about.  Almost like a transference.  Of pain.  Or a screwy attempt to prove he was loved.

When you heard the news about him you could not believe it because he always seemed so up.   He had to.  He could not bear being down because then he would have to take a look at the disgusting parts of himself he was trying to hide -- disgusting only to him, though.  And when he could no longer maintain the "up" part, he would crash, badly.  And we all knew.  And could do nothing about it.

Unless you knew Chris well, you might not know that he was in deep emotional pain and conflict, as people --- just --- sometimes --- are.    Many tried to help and it would help him for a little while.     It was just too much.   He just could not take it any longer.    The pain of living became greater than the fear of death and dying.

His suicide, at age 43, although not a surprise, was and is a shock.  He was so alive, so vital.

Christopher Harland Evans succeeded in taking his own life June 9th, 2008.  I ache with the loss of your light, Chris, in my world.

The purpose of in writing this section was to describe Christopher as he was.  I think he would want his life long anguish to be used as a lesson to help lessen the plight of others. How, I'm not certain.  Perhaps to find some way to help the next person with a tortured heart.

    *          *           *             *          *

    Hugh Magill, of Guelph Ontario, died peacefully, Thursday night June 26th.
    Special to many Toronto Dowsers, Hugh was very special to me, personally.
    Hugh was probably the friend I had the longest since I moved to Canada.
    We'd connect, then drift apart, connect and drift apart, many times.   When I brought him to the Toronto Dowsers he'd found the candy store.

     About 15 years ago I attended a Silva Method Graduate weekend seminar.   Standing outside the room before going inside to choose a seat, I told myself that the person I sit next to in this class will be important to me in my lifetime.   One of the few seats left when I entered, was next to "this guy".   okay.   so I took it.  This here guy and I talked a little bit but I decided I wasn't much interested in what he had to say at the time, wondered why I got to sit next to him with the intention I had set.
     When the lunch break came, walking out into the lobby, I see my friend David and started to walk towards him.  I see this guy Hugh walk in the same direction.  We both knew David!    That was a definite ice breaker, our conversation was more interesting after that and this was the start of a long lasting friendship.
     We started to connect because we were both interested in the same things.  At that time, it was Brain Machines.  WOW!   A neat doodad where you lie down, put on goggles and see neat colored lights and hear good music.  WOW!   Over the years, there were so many doodads, devices, gimmicks, etc., that we excitedly brought to one another's attention.  Some of them even worked!
      I became interested in Gentle Wind.  And then found out that Hugh, too, was seriously involved in it.  And many other things.

     One of the many habits he had that I appreciated was when he would call me on  a Saturday mid morning to tell me he'd just come back from the farmers market and found the freshest eggs.   or best ham.   and most beautiful tomatoes.  And would go on to describe the delectable omelet he'd made in his special omelet pan.  It was made even better when we introduced him to freshly roasted coffee beans  We would always be introducing each other to --- something ---- that we appreciated.   I had more of the info.   Hugh had more of the sources and could explain how things worked.   It was one of the ways he  was a genius.
    Whenever either of us found something --- or someone of interest --- that could further physical, emotional, spiritual or mental health, we would phone one another, discuss it and maybe one of us would investigate it.    When I'd find a nutritional product that seemed  helpful, I'd ask Hugh to be my chief investigator.  And he did so.   Happily.    Remember the Quench Minerals?    I'd found that, gave the info to Hugh and he liked it so much he started getting it in large amounts and making it available to us ---- to the benefit of all.
    What also fit in with his seeking abilities --- he was a great scrounger and could find the best and most perfect item and at the best price.  Knew everyone and everyone knew him.
    Remember when he would bring in fresh eggs and honey products from Jerry's Farm for us?     Just great.   And the slant boards he made?   I still have mine.

    When I met him, he owned "Countertops Now", a kitchen countertops business, in Guelph.  He was a master woodworker and this fit right in with his talents.    You may remember the beautiful labyrinths he created.

    One day I called him up to let him know about something unwise one of us had done and to ask his opinion about it.   It turned out to be so very hilarious that we could not stop laughing for at least 20 minutes.  One would stop and the other would start us off.   One of the biggest laugh times I'd had ever.    When I visited him in the hospital the last time, I reminded him of this and could see some laughter in his face.

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    Remember the Critical Point Rotation?   Hugh spoke about this to us September 2005.  This is where you find your best dowsing is done when you face a certain direction.   Hugh figured that one out, extrapolating that conclusion after reading some of the work published by Dr Albert Abrams, discoverer of Radionics.   (An article on this appeared in our October 2005 newsletter).

    A few years ago, having remembered a Feb. 2003 article in NOW Magazine featuring Magda Havas that made a big impression on me, I found that Magda was to speak at a workshop near St. Catherines.   I had to go and Hugh had to come with me.  We did, and it was a great day for all of us, resulting in Magda speaking to us October 2005.
        Could not figure out the name of the town, I thought it was   Port De Lucie (similar to a Florida town) and we just headed for St. Catherine's, convinced we'd find it.    Hugh didn't know the town either and had a big smile on his face when we were in a Tim Horton's in Burlington and I announced loudly to anyone who could and would hear and help:  "Does anyone know Port De Lucie and where it is?"     Kind chuckles broke out as one person volunteered the info about PORT DALHOUSIE and off we went.   That was the beginning of our more in-depth education about EMFs and we had a wonderful wonderful day, one of many.
     He loved finding out about Magda's info, Robert Gilbert's, Ibrahim Karim, the Lecher  Antenna, and more.  And was able to go deeper into some of these areas than most did and help point out some of their attributes and uses. Do you know he sailed in, and won, the Admirals Cup?     Our Hugh was a man of many talents.

    Hugh was the person I knew who most went for health information.  There was no one more assiduous  in this than Hugh.    Which leads to the Conundrum, that many of us find ourselves in, of not always following what we know.  But boy, he sure tried.

    Probably none of us comprehend why this had to happen now,  but perhaps it did.   Hugh and I  wanted to see 2012.   We would talk about George Merkl's understanding that our bodies ought to give us at least 130 good years and planned for that.   It is said, though, that it was his time, that he has work to do on the other side.    Maybe, maybe not.   No one has ever sent me a postcard or come back to let me know what's going on there and how and if folks are helping us or how.    I don't know, looks like we could use a lot more help but it would be better if it could happen w/o  more of our friends leaving. . . .

Left: Selling honey, minerals, etc. at our 2006 Social
Right: Shining with bright happiness when Dr. Karim surprised 
us at a surprise visit (his first to us) fall 2006.
     So long Hugh.   You were a good friend, you tried your darnedest with what you had and helped a lot of people.    I hope you are finally finding a lot of the answers you have been seeking, as well as your own personal resolutions.    We shall remember you, think about you, share memories of you and hold you in our mind and heart with feelings of love and peace.    May your spirit be surrounded with light.

   Love, peace and blissings, now always and forever,
  - Marilyn -   and a huge bunch of your many friends.


Sept 9 meeting:   Sydney White, our September 9th speaker is unique in Toronto, in Ontario, probably in Canada and on the planet.  She is outspoken, courageous, knowledgeable, unstoppable.  A fierce fighter for truth, justice and freedom.

If you have not heard her speak, you owe it to yourself to hear her at least once.  She is a Canadian icon for freedom, one of the few who has not been corrupted by the soft living and softer ideals that often comes with renown.   If you have not heard about her it is because mainstream will dare not go near her and she does not have a web site or any books published.

Sydney, a retired university professor, is usually known for speaking about the history of power money in our history and society, how it has been used and abused and mostly controlled, from pre-Babylonian times to the present.  From her tenacious personality and background as an investigative journalist with the United Nations, she has uncovered facts about agreements, conspiracies and alliances that have remained hidden for centuries and that still, few know about.

She gives a series of  free lectures twice a year at the Open University of Toronto.  Her fall schedule, beginning September 29th, will be available at the meeting and hopefully you will decide to continue with her after hearing her.  She usually speaks about the machinations those at the highest levels of power on this planet go through regarding money and control, such as the North American Union (NAU) and its planned North American Highway.

[By the way, one of our members, who lives in Kansas, said she has been watching the steady construction of this road, that stretches from Mexico to Manitoba.]

The evening of September 9th, though, Sydney will be focusing on ancient history in her talk to us on "The Secret History of Mankind", how our stories of the gods came to be and what happened as a result of their interactions with human beings and the societies that were created and the myths, legends, histories, customs, peoples, societies, etc.,  that arose from their presence and interactions, how mankind, today originated and became who we are.   Such as, what caused the caste system in India to take place.

Sydney is honest, forthright, down to earth, colorful, fascinating, intriguing and offers a continuous rapid fire delivery.  You will be stunned at some of the things you hear.  I guarantee, that if you have not heard Sydney previously -- and if you have heard her before you know you want to hear her again and she will be delighted to see you -- you will hear about many items of history that you have never ever heard previously and wanted to know about.  And will be thinking about this for weeks to come.

Dowsers want to know the truth.  We want to know the source.  Sydney has been invited to speak to us because she has more of this information than practically anyone else you can ever hope to hear.  It is up to you what fits for you within your paradigm.   She backs up every single one of her assertions with documented research.

Come to enjoy this meeting after the summer break and find out what your friends have been up to.


Joey Korn visited us October 2002.   It was so successful that we invited him back for the next October, jokingly (in part), calling October "Joey Korn" month.  His work has grown so much over the last 5 years and so many people have been inquiring in the last 2 years:  "How's Joey?  What's happening with Joey?"  So I prevailed upon him and his good nature; genuine affection and admiration for our group and we arranged him to return --- in October of course!   October 14 -20, 2008, where he will speak to us on the Tuesday evening and offer a weekend 2 day workshop (with an optional 3rd) and private sessions.   Awesome!   Find the workshop flyer with this issue or at:www.dowsers.info/toronto/joey2008.pdf

Some of the benefits you will probably discover as a result of attending his lecture, workshop:

A Letter From Joey
August 28, 2008

Dear Toronto Dowsers,

I’m very excited to be returning to Toronto to speak and teach for one of my favorite groups—The Toronto Dowsers. When I last spoke for you, in 2003, I focused on what I call the "human soul level of the Tree of Life." I’m excited to share my latest findings with you, building on my Tree of Life findings and helping you to understand our amazing connection with Mother Earth. You’ll see and experience how she always supports us in our efforts with her energies.

Before my last visit, I had explored a repeating pattern of energies that I had found around people’s beds for several years. Over time, I found more and more of the complete pattern, until I realized that the Bed Pattern is the kabbalistic Tree of Life.

This was overwhelming to me. If I had really found the Tree of Life, I had found something that has been around mankind since the beginning of time, yet no one had ever "found" it before, or if it had been found, this knowledge had not been revealed, which is quite common with esoteric knowledge. But I’m all about sharing with others.

According to the ancient teachings of Kabbalah, the Tree of Life was the first thing the Eternal put into place before Creation. Everything in the universe is supposed to be patterned after the Tree of Life; it’s a blueprint for all Creation. Kabbalah teaches that the Tree of Life repeats itself endlessly in nature.

I find that this tangible pattern of energy is around every human being. At that level, I call it the Human Energy Pattern. We imprint this pattern in time and space as we go through life, and we are directly connected to the patterns that we imprint. We especially imprint this pattern where we lie down on physical structures, like beds, making what I call the Bed Pattern. Everything we think, feel and do makes changes in this pattern and simultaneously in the energies around us in our living environments. It’s part of the recording process of karma.

We explored some of those understandings together during my last visit to you. Since that time, my dowsing has enabled me to find many more levels of the Tree of Life. Like the ancient teachings say, it is everywhere around us, especially in Earth energies. We are at the core of these energies, and it can be quite surprising to find out that we affect them more than they affect us. The energies of the Earth, especially in our homes, constantly reflect us back to us. They support us in everything we do in life, even in the "harmful" things we do. The more we understand about our relationship with the energies of the Earth, the more we can take charge of the process and create ideal energy environments to support us in life, especially with the process of blessing. I am excited to show you how to use this to knowledge to bring health, strength and balance to yourselves as well as to your families, friends and communities.

That is what I shall be focusing on in my lecture to you, and will build on it in my workshops. I will be conducting a two-day workshop, with an optional third day—a first for the Toronto Dowsers. We’ll begin with the basics, although I’ll be sharing new ways to understand those basics. We’ll progress into my unique techniques of exploring and working with the energies that are everywhere within and around us. This includes Earth energies, human-related energies and electrical fields around appliances (EMFs).

I’ll be sharing wonderful new techniques to work with EMFs. You don’t have to fear these energies; you can make them beneficial. You can even use the EMFs to help resolve your life issues and to help keep your own energy patterns in balance. I’ll also give you an experiential understanding of our relationship with the Earth energies that will astound you. See my article, "I Love EMFs!"

In the optional third day, I’ll take the work even further, especially in working with Earth energies. We’ll conclude with an actual demonstration of one of my Remote Spiritual Housecleaning Sessions, and you’ll participate in the process. We’ll be exploring the energies in someone’s home that could be anywhere in the world, and we’ll work with our "client" to create an ideal energy environment to support that person and his or her family. It will truly bring everything you will have learned in the weekend together in amazing ways.

I’ll also be available for personal sessions and for one-on-one training in your home or office. Feel free to call or email me about any of these events or services. By the way, I'm a member of the Toronto Dowsers, too, and have been for many years!

So, until then, I am very truly yours.

Joey Korn   Joey@dowsers.com  www.dowsers.com

Brian Clement C.N., N.M.D.,  Ph.D.
“Vibrant Health, Vibrant Aging in a Stress World”
Friday, September 19th, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Registration and Book-Browsing from 6:00 p.m.
Trinity St. Paul  Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Admission: $35.00 For advance tickets see below
Come and be motivated to change your  life!
Brian  Clement, N.M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Hippocrates Health Institute Life Change  Program

Dr. Brian Clement, Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, Author and International Lecturer, and one of the most sought after speakers in the fields of optimum health will explore the Institutes' fifty years of helping people to heal themselves.

The Hippocrates philosophy is dedicated to the belief that a pure enzyme-rich diet, complemented by positive thinking and non-invasive therapies, are essential elements on the path to optimum health. During his three decades as director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, now located in Florida, Brian has seen in practice which foods are effective at strengthening the human immune system. He has worked with thousands of people suffering from every imaginable ailment. This clinical experience has enabled him to constantly refine the Institutes program of using pure “living foods” to promote health and longevity.

An  extensive question and answer period will be offered and is one of the evenings highlight. Brian takes great care and attention to peoples’ questions. Indeed, it is during this period that we become aware of his vast knowledge, experience and compassion. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to  hear a leading expert in this field.

Presented by Erika Wolff  CHE
Supported by Toronto Sprouts Corp.

Admission:  $ 35.00 GST  included - Cheque or cash, no credit cards please.
    MAIL:  $35 Cheque, AND! Date of Event -
     with: your Name, Address, Phone, Email to:
Erika Wolff
184 Morrison Point Road
Milford, Ontario K0K 2P0

For  information  416-428-1039  erika@powerofraw.com  powerofraw.com
Link  to Erika's Journal: http://web.mac.com/erikawolff

Erika Wolff
Certified Health Educator and Lifestyle Coach
Their faculty is comprised of many of today’s leading teachers and authors bridging science and spirituality. These are the leaders of today and tomorrow whose work is on the cutting edge of this new technology. Each year they invite extraordinary new talent, influential in fields related to Energy Psychology.

Who will be attending?
Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Physicians, Chiropractors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Educators, Clergy, Energy Medicine Practitioners, Alternative Health Care Providers Human Resource Professionals, Trauma Specialists. The conference is open to anyone interested in their own healing and personal growth.

 Keynote speakers are: Gary Schwartz, Ph.D, Professor of Medicine and Psychology; Joyce Hawkes, PhD, Cell Biologist;  Amit Goswami, PhD, Bio-Physicist; Uma Krishnamurthy Goswami, MD, Psychiatrist, researcher, Indian Council of Medical Research, classical Indian Bharatnatyam dancer and Anodea Judith, Ph.D, Chakra Psychologist and evolutionary activist. October 24 - 26 at the Novotel Toronto Centre


Our May 29th, 2008 Meeting FeaturedFr. Richard D. Hunt, S.J.
by  Michelle Godfrey

Before he even began his talk before the Toronto Dowsers on May 29, 2008, Richard Hunt said he had counted a large number of discarnates hovering about. He had also tallied eighteen demonic entities inside the room and even more waiting just outside the door. Hunt apologized for choosing such a spooky way to start his talk but he need not have worried; none of his audience looked particularly scared. Well, unsettled maybe.

Richard Hunt is Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Although he has practiced psychotherapy for 15 years, his research into healing extends back 35 years and incorporates reiki, kinesiology, dowsing, meditation, Tibetan and Chinese healing, Therapeutic Touch, esoteric and psychic healing, shamanism, colour and sound healing, Cymatics, Radionics, Rapid Eye Technology, EMF balancing and spiritual clearing.

His first foray into entity releasement happened via his work as a psychotherapist at a time in his own personal development when he would have called every word he presented at this Dowsers lecture hogwash. “I didn’t believe a bit about this stuff.” As part of his ongoing professional training he attended a REM (rapid eye movement) workshop which contained a component on the topic of entity releasement. On returning to his practice, Hunt decided to try this technique on a long-time client suffering from depression. It was Hunt’s last stab at helping this patient, whom he was preparing to refer elsewhere due to lack of progress. When an entity jumped out of the patient and filled the office with its presence during the procedure, Hunt was shocked. The patient said, “Something happened. I feel completely different.” At that moment Hunt realized that some of his patients’ issues were masquerading as psychological problems when really they were spiritual in nature.

This experience set Hunt on a journey that would see him learn to dowse and, with practice, learn to trust his own dowsing. Dowsing would become a key tool in Hunt’s entity releasement kit.

What exactly are entities? Entities span across all life forms and they come in every stripe. Some are beneficial and others detrimental to human functioning.

Beneficial entities sometimes return to earth to do positive things. But these types of entities are not earthbound and they assist humans only after being invited, on some level, to do so.

Negative entities, on the other hand, are earthbound and they interfere with human lives uninvited. Humans do unwittingly allow in entities, however, during those life moments when they are “not in charge of [their] show.” That kind of vulnerable imbalance could result from systematic low energy brought on by multiple causes, unconsciousness due to surgery or substance abuse, victimization and other types of abuse.

Hunt was quite careful to de-emphasize the power of entities. He said there has been too much focus on the notion of the cosmic battle between good and evil, darkness and light. Most people fail to recognize that all is there is is light and its absence. So to describe entities as energies is not exactly accurate; they are more like anti-energies and they are far less powerful than we estimate. Most entities are very manageable and can be redirected in a matter of minutes ninety percent of the time. If left undisturbed, however, detrimental entities can cause physical, spiritual and mental problems. For any healing to occur, they must be redirected.

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Of the detrimental entities, the main types Hunt encounters are diabolical entities (which are understood in the traditional religious context as fallen angels who have rebelled against God) and discarnates which are really non-physical humans or humans functioning only with their etheric bodies. The latter are people who have refused to leave the earth plane. Circumstances that could result in creation of a discarnate are: loved ones powerfully resisting an imminent death, traumatic death event with fear of moving on, and stillbirth.

It is not uncommon for humans to have involvement with entities and it does not make those humans evil, Hunt said.

There are three categories of entity involvement, traditionally known as:  Oppression, Obsession and Possession.

Oppression:  This is the lightest condition of involvement but it can be bothersome nonetheless. In oppression you are being pestered by discarnate beings or diabolical entities.

Obsession:  This is a deeper level of involvement in which evil spirits may almost besiege a person. From a psychological perspective, people with obsessions are often found to be dealing with entities.

Possession:  This is the most serious form of involvement in which entities tend to inhabit the person, even to the point of hiding inside the physical body. These hidden entities must be searched out via a clearing process.

Clearings have traditionally been accomplished by exorcism, although Hunt finds the process distasteful in that it treats entities very negatively and is in any case ultimately unnecessary. Most often, all that is required is to convince an entity that it does not belong on this plane and encourage it to be on its way via a releasement process that is more akin to therapy.

Hunt always precedes any releasement procedure by obtaining permission to treat. Once obtained, he requests protection while the work is being done. Using dowsing, he then establishes whether entities are present or not. In simple terms, he then sets about redirecting the entities toward the light. He always prefers they do it of their own accord. But Hunt doesn’t himself communicate with the entities; instead he delegates that work to the angels, asking them to urge the entities toward the light. He says the angels work much more quickly than he ever could. Hunt works within the Christian format - often calling on the archangel Michael - but he acknowledges that any of the other spiritual formats are equally effective.

After setting the intention for the angels to do their work, Hunt simply tracks the procedure's progress via dowsing. When he finally gets an affirmative response to the question, “Are we finished yet?” then he knows his work is done.   --- THANK YOU, MICHELLE

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Richard Hunt's presentation, and following weekend workshop, were enthusiastically attended and received by our members.  His easy going low key delivery on what had been a somewhat scarey topic, de-mystified much of the fears for us.  When something is unknown for human beings, we are more likely to be scared of it.  When we know more about the unknown, especially that the "more" is manageable, fear is greatly reduced.  It was comforting to hear his opening statement that:  "All there really is -- is light.  Entities are the absence of light."  Pretty simple, huh?  And that, they are much less powerful than the light.  For that reason, they are manageable.  Sometimes, after they are gotten rid of, they return, because the person has a lesson to learn.  Diabolical entities are fallen angels, they like to deceive.

Richard tells us that Satan lied about God and thinks that God is opposed to the fallen angels, when, light is at their core.  Once they realize they have that light, they begin to expand and grow.  Because they realize they have been lied to.   The disembodied spirits, the entities, the discarnates -- are conscious.  They know what they are doing.  What are not conscious are the attachments.

Richard's method of dealing with these energies is not to take them on himself but to let the angels take them and send them into the light, as we do not have the power ourselves to do so.  We have the power of intention and of belief.  In this way, we do not have to feel hopeless or helpless and do not have to endanger ourselves by trying to take on something ourselves which may be harmful for us.  Give it to the angels.

Sin is "off the mark"
Evil is "off color"
We are children of the light and are more powerful than any of those other things.

In the workshop we went over the use of Richard's voluminous 510 page [updated] workbook on how to clear virtually anyone or anything from virtually anyone or anything.  This included brief spiritual clearings, long spiritual clearings, attacks, obsessions, attacks, energy Imbalances and Spiritual Attachments,  Phenomena Misinterpreted as Attachments,  Healing the Immune System,  Healing Companions for Spiritual Healing,  Spiritual Clearing Charts, and so much more.

We greatly enjoyed not only his teachings on spiritual healing but also his philosophy and the benefit of his experience, education and research.  We hope he will return to Toronto again.

The 2008 ASD Convention

The 2008 American Society of Dowsers convention, which took place this year in Killington, Vermont, was a fine success.   Committee members worked together, harmoniously, for hundreds of hours, to see that all items and happenings were well coordinated and ran smoothly.   It was obvious that a lot of work went on behind the scenes because things did go very smoothly.

First of all, warm hellos to the Toronto Dowsers  from our friends: Barbara Allys Brandt, Leroy and Diane Bull, Ellie Drew, Alan Handelsman, , Charles Hubbard, Joey Korn, Ivan McBeth, Walter Ness

As well as those who asked to be remembered to you (some you know, some you'll find out why in the future):   Zacciah Blackburn, John Butler, Peter Champoux, Marna Ehrech, Marta and Joe Smith, Jeff Volk, and many more.

For three and a half days, 4 sessions per day took place with 6 choices of presentations at each session.

A program, and speaker introductions for the following day take place every evening.  Alan Handelsman was the MC and as you can expect, he was hilarious.  I understand he turned down MC'ing the Academy Awards to do the dowsers event, however word has it that Billy Crystal did do a decent job in his stead.   My favorite Alan Handelsman line:  "I took the Road Less Travelled.  Now I don't know where I am."   (Alan was our November 2004 speaker.  You can find out more about Alan, his wife Anita and their Resonance Tuners at: ALAN1 and www.resonancetuner.com/).

Greg Storozuk was the Featured Dowser, giving the Friday night presentation. A Professional dowser for 26 years for water, oil, minerals, geopathic zones and clearings, Greg was one of the first Presidents of ASD.  He co-directed ASD's basic dowsing schools for three years.  He was the founder and past president of the Mile High Dowsers, Denver, Colorado. Greg gave a fine presentation on the need to work simply and with natural laws to keep our dowsing accurate.

One of the highlights for all of us, and a presentation that will be long remembered and appreciated in ASD history, was the keynote speech, delivered by David Wilcock.  Despite ferocious opposition to his inclusion at this event by the ASD Executive Board, David Wilcock -- although not himself a dowser -- delivered a presentation that not only was inspiring and consciousness increasing as keynote speeches ought to be, but was also astonishing in its explanations and understandings -- on a scientific basis no less -- about Dowsing -- no less.  More so, in fact, than many professional as well as amateur dowsers who have been dowsing for decades (and dollars!).   His presentation offered insights and graphics from the researches of Russian scientists who are well known and respected in Russia but not so well known in the west, on matter and consciousness.   David Wilcock received a long, loud, resounding and heartfelt standing ovation from the entire audience.

David Wilcock is a professional lecturer, filmmaker and researcher of ancient civilizations, consciousness science, and new paradigms of matter and energy. His upcoming Hollywood film CONVERGENCE unveils the proof that all life on Earth is united in a field of consciousness, which affects our minds in fascinating ways.

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

David is also the subject and co-author of the international bestseller, The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?, which explores the remarkable similarities between David and Edgar, features many of David's most inspiring psychic readings, and reveals documented NASA scientific proof of interplanetary climate change… and how it directly impacts our DNA.    Ever since age 2, David remembers having dreams of massive, metallic cylinders floating in the sky, along with bizarre psychic synchronicities during the day.   At age 5, David had a spontaneous out-of-body experience that greatly crystallized his quest for the truth of ESP, metaphysics and consciousness.    At age 7, David read his first full-length adult paperback book about ESP, entitled How to Make ESP Work for You, by Harold Sherman. He conducted successful telepathic experiments with his friends, and demonstrated repeated psychic accuracy while still in second grade, culminating in a classroom demonstration of his abilities.   (Read more of his fascinating story on his website:  divinecosmos.com )

David Wilcock appears to be tomorrow's Gregg Braden.  See his feedback on his convention experience at  DAVID WILCOCK AT ASD.

My personal thanks and the thanks of everyone in that audience it does seem to the 2008 Convention Committee and to Marna Ehrech in their selection of and persistence in their highly integrous, entertaining, profoundly educational and conscious selection of a keynote speaker!

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The only rough patch in this highly enjoyable week were certain segments of  the annual membership meeting.  Well, it was pretty much a non meeting as the president never actually opened the meeting, as he is required to do so by the ASD bylaws, policies and procedures --- those procedures the exec board endeavors to follow those times it suits their agenda.   So this was, in effect, a non meeting meeting.  It was fortunate, too, that the Operations Manager was sitting right next to the president since the Operations Manager not only knows but understands the procedures -- which was clearly evident as the President kept asking the Op Man about proper procedure and to announce and run this that and the other.  Legal?  Shmegal?  Doesn't seem to matter to them, tho.

The Water For Humanity folks were happy with the positive news as ASD members contributed a goodly amount of money at this convention for their projects around the world.   Congratulations!

Louis Matacia returned and kept a room full of dowsing tools and projects teaching each day, especially the kids' classes.

But the dark cloud in all the proceedings still hovers over the heads of the Executive Board.   You see, this year's convention committee -- co chaired by 2 new (to the committee) and excellent and capable and responsible members -- did an absolutely outstandingly superlative job.  Not only that, they did it with grace and class.  And received a warm standing ovation from the membership at the non meeting meeting.   It is a deep dark secretive mystery, then -- one the Executive Board refuses to answer -- why the Exec folks opposed them, then ignored them and refused to acknowledge or even mildly thank them.  And, before the convention had even begun -- months earlier in fact -- without even consulting with them -- the Execs appointed a new head for the 2009 convention committee.  Not only that!   This person had never attended a convention -- was a fairly new member in fact -- and lives in Illinois!   Approximately 1,000 miles from the convention site!   That's going to be a pretty neat trick for someone who has no experience and is unfamiliar with the territory (we can't really tell tho -- we kept asking her and the Execs about her background but they refused to comment) and an organization that does not have travel funds for its officers.   This person might be very nice and all, but this is an extremely unwise decision by the execs.  Not just the decision itself, but the manner in which it was forcibly shoved down everyone's throat.  The Execs also ignored a properly presented petition at this membership non meeting meeting, before which all questions and concerns are to be brought and expected to be answered. Thanks again to the Convention Committee.

Please do read and consider the thoughts in this article. This item may be more toxic than polluted air or water yet is so pervasive we are unaware it is there.  This could be the single destructive organism as to why our societies continually destroy themselves.
With this toxic incongruency,
It may be amazing that we are not as schizoid as, well, as perhaps we ought to be,
Because I can not stop thinking about this subject since it arose like a djinn on my mental screen while watching the Olympics and sensing pivotal US elections looming hugely, you get to --- I hope --- read these words.

It can be like RADON gas.   Unnoticeable.  Until its accretion kills you.   Unnoticeable because in this case, it appears to be inconsequential, is omnipresent and everyone does it.  You, me too.   Seems insignificant, doesn't it?   After all, it is only:  Lying.

As we lived, formerly, wars were fought to oust an oppressor, or seemingly for demo(n)cracy.   Doctors, lawyers, politicians, health, education and other (highly placed) government officials, presidents (of countries & corporations), religious leaders, manufacturers, advertising executives and many more were believed and even respected in our society.   Until somewhere perhaps around the 1960's.   The non-war in Viet Nam with its broken promises paralleled with the assassinations of JFK, MLK, RFK.

When our seemingly blissfully myopic innocence was destroyed & Aquarian energies revved up, more of the truth, much of it ugly, started to ooze up and out.  The boil is about to burst.

Today and growing in the past 20-30 years, doctors, lawyers, politicians, health, education and other (highly placed) government officials, presidents (of countries & corporations), religious leaders, manufacturers, advertising executives and others no longer retain that patina of awe and respect and worship that they used to receive.

"The reality is, if we tell the truth, we only have to tell the truth once. If you lie, you have to keep lying forever." -- Rabbi Wayne Dosick

The Perplexalation is this:

The positions of doctor, lawyer, president, etc. are responsible ones.
Those who hold those decisions are purportedly our leaders.
We even choose them!
We give them lots of our money, often our freedom and lives.
Yet, now, we, surely, often -- scoff them and deride many of them.
[Also include those in major media positions, eg, newspapers, broadcasters.]
We know that often they lie to us.  Sometimes they do so on purpose.  Sometimes they do so out of ignorance because it is what they truly believe because they, too, have been lied to by their teachers, role models, leaders.

We choose them, pay them lots of money, benefits, etc., they lie to us and we know this.   Isn't this rather strange?  Isn't this neurotic?

Since we are young we are taught to be honest, to tell the truth, to trust certain people.   As we mature we watch the behavior of those around us and see that few -- including those we were taught to believe in and trust -- behave this way.   This contradiction is seldom commented upon, questioned or challenged.  It is accepted.

Consciously, we fall in line because this is what everyone around us does.
Subconsciously, Unconsciously -- what does this behavior do to these areas, to our psyche?  Initiate some stress perhaps?  Anxiety?  Conflict that could result in unusual behaviors?   Consider the emotional, mental and psychological foundations this creates for our own future actions and belief systems.

Of crucial importance, look at where this is leading our younger generations:  lack of focus and concentration, detachment, ambivalence, emotional disconnect, gratuitous violence towards oneself and others, withdrawal, isolation into worlds of separation, fantasy, chasing stronger illusory physical gratification.   They lack strong respected role models.  We all do.

When a heart is untruthful, when honesty has gone from it, then it is prepared to be the seed plot of every evil thing. Any crime is possible to a liar. He who is rotten with falsehood will break at the touch of every temptation.   It just means that if a person will lie, and develops a pattern of lying as a way of life, that person will do anything. Someone who becomes good at lying loses his fear of being discovered and will move on to any number of evil actions. He becomes arrogant and self-assured. He comes to truly believe that he is above the law.  [Psychopathis, Sociopaths, Moguls]

We stress truth and honesty.  We accept lies and deceit.  It is a wonder we aren't more insane than we are, coping in this dualism.

This deceit -- unseen, unrealized, unsuspected --  falsehoods, mendacity, duplicity, prevarications and shams are spreading like a stain.  So is its acceptance as we turn off our moral outrage and emotional rebellion against it, just to survive.  So is neurosis in society.

"A collective lie can affect the immune system of a nation."  -- Prof. Dr. Eng. Ibrahim Karim, D. Sc.,  Toronto Dowsers meeting, April 18, 2006.

Please think about this, even a little, where it is, how big it is, what it is really doing to us and what you might be able to do about it, if only in your own mind and the changing of small ways. It can create important positive changes for all of us.

This topic floated up to mind as I was watching the Olympics.  How beautiful everything looked in China, how nice, polite and accommodating the Chinese governmental hosts behaved and how serene, beautiful and humane it all appeared.  While elsewhere in that country they are harvesting organs from live people --- Falun Gong practitioners --- as they have been for about the last 4 years.  (This was written up in our May 2007 newsletter)   How incongruent the whole picture appeared.

What happens when someone lies to you -- one time?  Does your level of trust change after that -- forever?   Do you remember the first time you found out one of your heroes was a lying phony?  How did that affect you?  Did you bury the disappointment?  Do you think it has caused the brightness of your enthusiasm about life to be lowered -- even a few watts?  And then what?  Does it still lie there, suppressed, with other such disappointments?  Do you think it may still be affecting you in some way or has it changed your behavior, belief systems, trust?   How often does this happen to a person before they become a hardass?

"We humans live in a world of lies and broken promises... worse yet, promises that were never intended to be kept. They are ubiquitous, like air pollution, and because they are everywhere, one tends not to notice them, most of the time."

"This is because something happens in a relationship once someone lies to the other person--one person is now hiding something, and the other loses trust, one of the most important aspects of any relationship.   The person who is lying is bringing dishonesty and suspicion and fear into the relationship, all extremely damaging elements. And, interestingly enough, one lie leads to another as the liar tries to cover his or her lie with more lies, once the other person starts to feel the suspicion. What happens to trust? The person being lied to usually wants to trust the other, and the liar wants to be trusted, but knows that he or she doesn't deserve the trust--it's a vicious circle from which there's no escape except telling the truth, a painful remedy that many people aren't willing to face--they'd rather have the relationship end than tell a truth that may harm them by exposing their actions and their dishonesty."

"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truth without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions." -Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Peter Carr (August 19, 1785)

Relationships without trust do not survive.   Relationships with wounding lies destroy trust.  If the parties continue in a framework together, they do so as combatants and all mutuality becomes one of basic primal feral hind brain survival.   On micro (the individual, couple, family) and macro (the family, community, country, society) levels.

What happens when you are in a love or friendship relationship and discover your partner has been lying to you about things that are important to you?  After awhile, the relationship "breaks".   Some time passes, you enter into another relationship.  Same thing happens.  Because we develop patterns.

This is what has been happening with our societies.  Look at the reasons for those who left European countries for the "New World" (!) in the 15th thru 18th centuries.  Once again, those descendants are again trying to overthrow King George.  Its the same old dull painful story and way past time for a change.  All over the world.  The change can not happen unless people understand history, the patterns, their own individual behaviors.  You can't change a problem by moving away.  Because it follow you.  You can only change it by dealing with it where you are.  By finding the source and becoming aware of it.  The most difficult simple thing ever to do.

"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th;  malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty."  -- George W. Bush (1946- ) 43rd US President, Yale Skull & Bones Society Source: at the United Nations, November 11, 2001

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Drop by drop, lies have become omnipresent yet invisible in their acceptance.   And/or perhaps the Aquarian energies and raising of consciousness [see Aquarian, written in 1999] have removed the blanket that has been covering the lies.

The practical value of truth:  "For contemporary society to survive at all, men must believe in truth.  They do the work and no practical, i.e., logical system can function on lies.

As acid can destroy chemical bonds, lies have been destroying the bonds that hold the fabric of society together.   We need to change this.  Now that we know one of the causes of the problems we have been facing, we can.  We are aware, we can change things.


-    Chinese, Muslims, Japanese, Indians, Klingons, etc. seem to make a big deal out of "honor".   Yet this does not mean that the truth be told.  Often it is not.

-  From Zeitgeist - Watch it free: /www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ This scene:
"The last thing the men behind the curtain want is a conscious informed public capable of critical thinking.  Which is why a continually fraught Zeitgeist is output via religion the mass media and the educational system.  They seek to keep you in a distracted, naive bubble.   And they are doing a damned good job of it.  2005 an arrangement between Canada, the United States and Mexico was made.   This arrangement, unannounced to the public, unregulated by Congress, merges the United States, Canada and Mexico into one entity, erasing all borders. Its called the North American Union.  Why has only one mainstream reporter covered this?"

-  Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind, by David Livingstone Smith :   "The ever-present possibility of deceit is a crucial dimension of every human relationship, even the most central: our relationship with our very selves."

Far from being a morally dubious trait in some "bad" people, it turns out that this is one of our most vital survival strategies.

This split between conscious and unconscious, Smith argues, actually helps us blissfully cheat and manipulate each other without noticing it (thus avoiding unnecessary and possibly violent conflict) -- except when we, all too often, betray ourselves, as we put ourselves into situations in which the gap between our real but unconscious opinions/intentions and our fake but morally/socially acceptable actions becomes visible."""

From Publishers Weekly:   "According to Smith, deception lies so deeply at the heart of our existence that we often cannot distinguish truth from lies in our everyday lives. Deception, he writes, is pervasive as we manage how others perceive us, from using cosmetics to lying on a job application; it is "more often spontaneous and unconscious than cynical and coldly analytical." In this superficial investigation of the biology and psychology of lying, Smith, a professor of philosophy and cofounder and director of the Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of New England, tries to demonstrate that humans are hardwired to deceive: we do so just as frogs and lizards engage in mimicry, to insure the survival of the species. Unlike other animals, however, we have the capacity to deceive ourselves as well as others, since our mendacity is embedded not only in our evolutionary past but also in our unconscious.

"We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger."
-- Tad Williams (1957- ) Author Source: in Daw Books (April 1994). Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn

       Collecting  timely pieces of  information,  synthesizing and integrating them, seemingly unrelated at the time . . .  as the above topic was doing jumping jacks in my thoughts, and the above article almost finished, David Icke's August 24th newsletter came zooming at me.   Could anything be more synergistic?


Hello all ...

Cognitive dissonance may sound very highbrow and spawned from the often twilight world of intellectual jargon. But it's really very simple: It means to be in two 'minds', basically, with one contradicting the other.

This mostly takes the form of a belief contradicted by experience, information or behaviour, and cognitive (knowledge, awareness) dissonance (discord) is the mental and emotional state of unease that insists that we square that circle by resolving the contradiction.

This is done by lying to ourselves, mostly, or what I would call self-deception.

Cognitive dissonance is therefore the state of inner stress caused by a person's belief not matching their behaviour or the facts before them. In that one short sentence I have described most of humanity and why the world is as it is. Humans are in a constant state of cognitive dissonance and this is mercilessly exploited by those who wish to control us.

'Shut up, I don't want to hear it', is one expression of cognitive dissonance, or an effort to avoid it.  How often we hear this said when a rigid belief system is faced with information that contradicts its reality.

Those words betray what happens when beliefs and perceptions are challenged. It's not a pleasant feeling and that disharmony is what is termed 'cognitive dissonance'. To remove that dissonance, that stress, people mostly either (a) dismiss the challenging information as untrue without further investigation, or (b) change the justification for their behaviour and beliefs.

Official definitions of cognitive dissonance go something like this:

'When two simultaneously held cognitions are inconsistent, this will produce a state of cognitive dissonance. Because the experience of dissonance is unpleasant, the person will strive to reduce it by changing their beliefs [or by changing the story they use to justify their beliefs].'

'Cognitive dissonance is the mental conflict that people experience when they are presented with evidence that their beliefs or assumptions are wrong.'

'An emotional state set up when two simultaneously held attitudes or cognitions are inconsistent or when there is a conflict between belief and overt behaviour. The resolution of the conflict is assumed to serve as a basis for attitude change, in that belief patterns are generally modified so as to be consistent with behaviour.'

That, for me, is the most important point to stress: '... belief patterns are generally modified so as to be consistent with behaviour'.

Put another way, self-justification. All this is vital to understand ......"

The above is a short excerpt from David Icke's newsletter.  Well worth reading more if you get the chance.  He goes on to explain about the Tavistock Institute and the origins and continuations of global mind manipulation.  Fascinating. Cognitive Dissonance.  Perfect. I love it.  Please think about it, how it has affected our world, you, and how we can change things.  We have already started, haven't we?


(1)  THE MOST OUTSTANDING HEALTH DISCOVERY OF THE DECADE:   My all time favorite supplement still remains Stem Enhance, by StemTech, for its repair, rebuilding, brain enhancing, immune enhancing, inflammation & allergy reducing, etc. abilities and overall health and energy improver.

In my book, this next one is right up there with Stem Enhance, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Fresh Lemon Juice, Red Wine, Vitamin C, Potassium Sorbate, Clay, Greens, Sex, Love and Laughter and Ben 'n Jerry's.

This item is different.  It will clean out all heavy metals, toxins -- it will clean out everything and its discoverer is receiving medals from African countries as it is completely healing those with AIDS.   Cancer studies are being done with it.   I'd first heard about it in February from Petra, then from the ORMUS community, then from Gino Giglio (thanks, Gino!!).   And tried it for a week -- just a week -- in July.   As soon as I have more time I'll get back on it, as it already, yes, did make a huge difference after 4 days. (I had to stop as I was going away.)

What is this:  It is:
[Extracts included here from:  Breakthrough - The Miracle Mineral Supplement of the 21st Century;;;]
 The Chlorine Dioxide Ion

In the human body this Ion is the most powerful killer of disease that has ever been known.

The Answer to AIDS, herpes, hepatitis, tuberculosis and dozens of other diseases.    After taking this, AIDS patients are often disease free in three days and other diseases and conditions simply disappear. If patients in the nearest hospital were treated with this Miracle supplement, over 50% of them would be back home within a week.

      Recoveries have been made from:  Lyme disease,  Malaria,  Arthritis, Abscessed teeth, infected gums, and pyorrhea, Hepatitis A, B, and C and all other strains of Hepatitis, Cancer, including leukemia, Asthma.
     All known diseases and negative medical conditions:   Almost any disease generates various poisons which in turn cause the body to be sick.   When the immune system has chlorine dioxide which, of course, is furnished by the MMS it can often neutralize such poisons. Never assume that MMS will not improve the immune system no matter how weak of a condition the immune system might be in or no matter what disease may be present in the body.
     Diabetes, ALS, and many other diseases of which they claim they don't know the cause: There are a number of viruses that might be considered exotic. They really aren't, but unless you are a doctor you won't hear much about them, but you should, because they are abundantly present. The Coxsackie B virus, according to much of the present medical literature, causes up to 1/3 of the heart attacks. It causes the heart to become inflamed. The heart doesn't work very well when inflamed. It is also reported that this virus causes the pancreas to become inflamed thus causing type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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     The product name is:  MMS:  Miracle Mineral Supplement

The thing that kills older people is a poor immune system. As you get older, your immune system goes bad. MMS changes that. When one is taking the MMS on a regular basis his immune system becomes supercharged.  There is little to nothing that can get by the immune system in that case. The longer one continues to use the MMS the more supercharged the immune system becomes as far as white blood cells are concerned.   After treating hundreds of people for six years it is the inventor's  opinion that no disease known to man that is caused by pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasites or other micro organisms) can withstand an immune system being treated daily with MMS.

Because the Miracle Mineral Supplement functions as a supercharger to the immune system, it is not meant for treatment of any  particular disease, but rather it is meant to improve the immune system to the point of overcoming many diseases, frequently in less than 24 hours.


(1)  More information on the chemistry of this ion shall be included in an upcoming issue, since you are probably saying:  Chlorine Dioxide???  Isn't that, like,  Agent Orange?  Answer:  no, it is not, but it does need to be understood
(2)  IF YOU DO go ahead and use this, take it VERY VERY VERY VERY slowly.   Especially if you are unused to fasting, cleansings, etc.  You might want to start with, for example, one drop every other day for four days, then one drop a day for four days, then slowly increase.
(3)  Is this for everyone?  I do not know, I can not say at this point.

Aside from being effective, one of the best things about this product is cost:  A  $20 bottle can easily last for a year.

More information, resources, suppliers, etc.,  will be included in an upcoming issue.  In the meantime, if you have your own stories, thoughts on MMS that could be useful or interesting for others, please send them in.   Thank you.

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(2)   BETTER HEALTH FROM INDIA:   I purchased a small bottle of high quality but inexpensive NEEM  Oil  from Herbie's Herbs.  One evening, I put it on my face after washing it.  Almost instantly I could feel the beginning of soothing healing action, and my face saying Thank you Thank you.   I enjoy repeating it from time to time, just a small amount and also include my ears.  Just because it feels so good.
       "They" say not to use heavy oils on the face or oils that come from big seeds.   I don't know if neem is allowable or not, just that it does feel so good.  I don't have any skin problems that I know about that need healing however I do enjoy using this from time to time.

       You may recognize Neem as a substance used in toothpaste.  I bought it because I thought that in India they use Neem Oil on hair.  Yes, I know my hair quality is not the same as that of folks from India and do not like it for my hair but its sure great for the face.  Will have to look it up some day and check out how -- if -- it helps the skin.
       It is being written about here because a few months ago, in a book about India, they talked about using CHARCOAL for the TEETH!  Charcoal?  For Teeth?  Well whaddya know!  Its very good for that!   I spoke with a woman from India about it -- someone who has beautiful teeth -- and she said "Oh yes!  Definitely!  When I was a girl my mother made me use charcoal and a neem twig.  I had to do that, but I wanted to use Binaca and Colgate because all my school chums were using it!"   We laughed.
        Charcoal, like Clay, has so many uses that we ought to know about.  More about that in another issue.  But if you have stories you want others to know about, its always good to hear about this from our members.  I think I wrote about Clay once or twice.  Its important enough to know about this, frequently.

     Herbie's Herbs -- the owners, Elias and Lambrose -- have been Toronto Dowsers for many years.  It's not just that, but the quality of their herbs is excellent.  And their prices are reasonable.  They also have very high quality Ayurvedic products.
     The woman from India told me that they have very low levels of Alzheimer's in India.  It is thought to be due to the large amounts of turmeric in traditional Indian cooking.   I mentioned Herbie's Herbs to her and she said that she gets what she needs every year when she returns to India.  Her family's garden contains everything she needs.   Lucky!
     This is where I buy my 'high octane' Cayenne Pepper --- wow!!! (they have different 'potencies') -- for the Master Cleanse.  If you do a Master Cleanse you do want to ensure you use REAL cayenne.  Herbie's is the place to get it.   Again, it is beneficial to do a big cleanse, such as a 14 day Master Cleanse with a 2 or 3 day pre and post cleanse, in the fall and spring -- around the time of:  Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur -- which is what a lot of it is about anyway.  Its just about here.  Go for it.
     Some people also put Turmeric in capsules and take one or two a day.  You can also get a capsule filler at Herbie's.  Its the curcumin in turmeric that gives curry  that bright yellow color. ...

    You will find Herbie's Herbs at:    556 Queen St. West, just a few stores east of Bathurst,  Monday - Friday  8AM - 7PM, Saturday  8AM - 6PM, Sunday  Closed.   You can get an excellent consultation with Helen, their herbalist, who is there several evenings.   416.504.5755  Sales@herbies-herbs.com
     I can't write about Herbie's Herbs often enough.  These folks are the real deal.  Not trying to always shove the latest South Pacific encapsulated fruit at you  for a symptom.  Definitely worth a visit.  Or two.

Health Freedom, Bill C-51, The Charter of Health Freedom

Spring 2008, frantic and powerful action by bureaucrats in the Canadian Ministry of (un)Health tried to force 2 pieces of legislation through Parliament:  Bills C-51 and C-52.  As Olivia Chow, Member of Parliament (NDP)  for Trinity-Spadina writes:  "Controversial Bill C-51 bill will eliminate 60 percent of natural health products including traditional Chinese herbal medicine.  As well, inspectors will have major new powers to search, seize, and dispose of personal property. Overall this bill will limit access to natural health products including traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

Bill C-51 lumps natural health products in with drugs in a category called therapeutic products that appears to reverse a long-standing position of having a separate regulatory framework. This, combined with a huge backlog in the licensing of natural health products, is generating alarm among producers and consumers of natural health care products such as traditional Chinese herbal medicine. It is important that we are united in our position against this bill ..."

More communications expressing fierce opposition to this proposed legislation was received by Canadian Members of Parliament than any other issue in their history.

June 26, 2008, a rally followed by a panel discussion at OISE was organized by CHOC (Consumer Health Organization of Canada).   Excellent, cogent and articulate presentations were delivered by:   Helke Ferrie, Shawn Buckley, Shiv Chopra,  Mike McBane and Olivia Chow.

Mid June, the NDP party strategically led a filibuster in Parliament to use up the available speaking time so that no further progress could be made on this bill.

During the summer, external activity regarding this bills has not been apparent.  As it stands now, it is likely, but not definite, that Bill C-51 will be dead.  Bill C-52 is further ahead as it passed second reading, but this one, too can die. While this does seem like a 'victory' it is not yet over and legislators can always reword, rework the bill and try to present it again under a different form.

What is that promising is that Shawn Buckley, LLB, president of the Natural Health Products Protection Association, (NHPPA) has drafted a Canadian Charter of Health Freedoms that is designed to protect Natural Health and Traditional Medicine.  It will remove Natural Health Products from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Health Canada and create a Minister and Ministry of Wellness.

This charter is to be introduced September 10th.  It has the support of Traditional Chinese Medicine groups across Canada as well as strong support by Phil Fontaine, B.A., LL.D. (R.M.C.), LL.D. (Brock), LL.D. (Windsor) LL.D. (Lakehead) , Grand Chief of the First Nations and the Assembly of First Nations and other groups.

Introducing this charter at this point in time is a historic move as it comes right before an election.   This shall become a campaign issue.  Do find out exactly where your candidate stands on this issue and let them know your opinion.

Clean Real Milk vs. Dirty Politics, Health, Justice
November 21, 2006, a troop of  armed agents from the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources swooped down like a SWAT team on BioDynamic farmer Michael Schmidt's dairy farm in Durham, Ontario.  They raided his farm, sequestering the dangerous cows and dairy workers and confiscating the dangerous dairy equipment.   His alleged crime?  Selling milk.  The kind of milk that has been drunk by billions of people all over the planet in every culture for thousands of years but is contrary to the financial interests of the Canadian Milk Marketing Board.

Michael, and his supporters -- including many Toronto Dowsers -- have been working to peaceably since that time to put this situation to rest, against the opposition of many tentacles of the Canadian government as well as continued harassment by the local police force.  You can read more at the GLENCOLTONFARMS.COM web site, and the Toronto Dowsers January 2007, and future, newsletters.

The issue of course, is the right to choose for oneself one's food and health options rather than be dictated to by a government dominated by financial interest, fear, outrageously rotten science, incompetence, corruption, stupidity and ignorance.

July 31st, Michael was dragged back into Court on Contempt of Court Charges.  Here is Michael's account of this travesty:

August 7, 2008
A Rather Astonishing Proposal
When I arrived at the court house on July 31, 2008, I was struck by the presence of so many supporters. Not much time passed before Dan Kuzmyk, Senior Counsel for the York Regional Health Unit, approached me with a proposal to resolve the situation. I needed to go to the washroom first and asked him to wait.

 When I returned, I heard him asking, in very simple terms, why I would not move the Blue Bus south of Steeles Avenue, out of York Region. I looked at him in disbelief and then told him that I would think about it. Then I heard him saying that they would consider dropping the contempt charges if I would agree.

As we sat in the court room, I asked him how that would work IF we were to make a deal. I understood him to respond that he needed approval from Joe LaMarca, the health official who brought the contempt of court motion forward.  I waited until he came back and then I heard him assure me that Mr. LaMarca would consent to that deal. I also understood Senior Counsel Kuzmyk to tell me that we needed to come to an agreement before the judge entered the court room; otherwise, we would have to proceed as planned. I responded that I would think about it. As I listened to him, he assured me that there would be no costs involved for us as long as we came to an agreement. He explained to me that he wanted to be rid of the whole thing, and that, as long as we are not in this region, he did not care. He then proposed that if I was still interested, he would need to ask the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Karim Kurji, if he would agree to this proposal. I then became very interested in whether, even at the highest level, York Regional Health would allow this deal to go ahead. Joe LaMarca, who was present at that time, left the court room, presumably to phone Dr. Karim Kurji, and returned a few minutes later, apparently with Dr. Kurji's blessing, since Senior Counsel Kuzmyk gave me the green light. I sat there rather stunned and, a few minutes later, responded just before the Judge entered the court room: "I am not interested." I then heard Senior Counsel Kuzmyk saying, rather agitatedly, "You will get smoked, one of these days, you will get smoked and there is nothing you can do. I responded: "That's fine."

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The Judge then entered and the rest you know.

What is interesting about that situation is the fact that these deals are probably very common between lawyers and never really become public knowledge because of their professional ethics. In my case, I am not bound by the same ethics; I am bound by the morals of the whole battle. "The truth needs to come out."  Here, we have a perfect example of how bureaucracy works. Under the banner of public health, they issue orders and under oath proclaim the dangers of raw milk so that a judge also issues a court order.   After 12 months, and intense under cover activity, they bring a motion forward to find me guilty of contempt with a potential jail sentence. All in the name of public health. Then, when they realized how much public uproar these actions generated, they tried to wriggle out of the situation with
complete disregard for public health.

What I heard Mr. Kuzmyk saying is that "as long I was not within their region, they did not care".

I was glad to have had a witness with me. I am also glad that, even under oath, nothing can change this story because it happened as described.

Dear Regional Health Unit, thank you for assuring me that my assumption was correct, that you in fact do not care if milk is safe or not, that you do not care if there are people who need the milk.

Nevertheless, I think we actually can work out a deal wherein we agree to find a real solution to the issue instead of playing cat and mouse for the wrong reasons. Start listening to the people.

Regards Michael
Glencolton Farms

At the July 31st hearing Justice Michael Brown ruled that there was not enough time to sufficiently deal with the charges and subject involved.  This matter was postponed until September 10, 11 and 12 in Newmarket on the specific issue of contempt of court.    Michael wrote that he  "deeply respected the judge's determination to ensure that a ruling he has to render is based upon the parameters of fundamental justice. Together, we left the court room in a way that allows us to move forward with dignity. I do not perceive the courts as a battle field on which to beat the other side; personally, I see it as a meeting place of minds and intentions where you have to have the will to communicate your side honestly so that, in the name of the law, a judge can render a decision. No question that a court house full of people is a good reminder to those who are in the position to seek justice in the name of the public."   If you are interested in attending the September sessions and are not in contact with the information, contact me (Marilyn).
If you care to, read this scary affidavit about UNDERCOVER SURVEILLANCE  of Michael performed by Joe La Marca, Director of the Health Protection Division of the Regional Municipality of York.  Probably cost the city $50,000-$100,000 to watch Michael's Blue Bus, watch people in berets get on and off and interrogate ministers.

The Globe and Mail, August 4, 2008.  Its a good story.  Read it.  2 excerpts:
"None of these products has ever been banned by health regulators, and with good reason. The issue is never the products themselves, but poor farming and production practices. The same is true of raw milk. It can be dangerous, but the vast majority of the time it is perfectly safe. For proof, look to Europe, where raw milk is relatively common.

"While some level of consumer protection is an obvious government responsibility, the raw-milk ban is unjustified and unfair. Milk is hardly the only possible source of bacteria such as E. coli, outbreaks of which have been traced to beef, spinach, onions, alfalfa sprouts and water."

Internet and Tekkie Stuff

(1)  You may have noticed that desktop computer boxes are a lot smaller than they used to be and all sorts of electronic equipment is smaller and a lot less expensive than even two years ago.

Here a true Notebook computer -- I say that because its size is like a notebook, actually, more like a paperback!  I saw someone using it and it is a real computer, not just a toy.  The keyboard is a little small for frequent at home use however its extremely convenient to carry around on a regular basis and then upload/download to your main machine.  ASUS makes a line they call the "Eee Pc".  The one I saw cost the woman $300 US.   www.tigerdirect.ca sells the model, below, for $345.  The high end of this line sells for $842.  Unfamiliar with ASUS?   They have been known for their motherboards (I had one that worked well for years) and are respected in the technology industry.   And at this point you can still get many of them with Windows XP instead of  VISTA!!

The ASUS  Eee Pc  Line
The smallest USEFUL notebook computer yet
 9" wide by 6.5" long by 1.25" high,
2 pounds with a 7" screen

(2)  THANK YOU SANDI!  for:  This is pretty funny. check out:  HOW THE INTERNET BEGAN:

(3)   COMPUTER ORGANIZATION:   Do you download programs from Internet or get them from others?   Once you download them what do you do with them?   Dumping them all in one directory/folder, or, putting each one in its own individual folder/directory could be too disorganized.  Instead, create a separate directory (folder) for all the (master application) programs you download and put them in that one.   Then if you ever need to find any of  your master programs, you know where to look.  This is also excellent insurance in case your computer crashes and you do not have master disks for these programs you downloaded.  Simply back up this directory every so often.   It does not need to be backed up as often as your "data" files.  Thanks to PETRA for this one!
(4)    Randy Pausch  1960 - 2008:   Randy Pausch died July 25th.  Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, became very well known after giving what he called his last lecture at the university on Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium.  He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  In his moving talk, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
      One of you (sorry, I forget who it was) passed me the link of his lecture last fall and even though it was late at night and I was tired, I found myself riveted to this extremely inspiring 75 minute talk.  What a remarkable man.   Anyone who has seen this will recommend that you see it, too:

    On hearing about his death, one of my email buddies, a computer consultant wrote:  "I have to say Randy is responsible for me changing the entire direction of my life. Watching his lecture on TIme Management and his Last Lecture showed me that although I wasn't wasting my life, I was spending a lot of time doing things that were no longer fun and that was time I would never get back.  In essence (for me) Randy's message is if you blow $100 you can find a way to make it back, but if you throw away time, you can never get it back. And yet in our society we place more value on money than on time."
     You will want to see this more than once.  I did.

(5)  TERRABYTES!!!   Have you seen the external Hard Drives you can buy now?  A TERRABYTE!   A  500 GB drive can sell for $80!  To attempt to comprehend the magnitude of this (I still can not) - - I bought my first PC (8086)  in 1984 and was delighted with the 2 - 360 KB floppy drives.   Years later we were overwhelmed with the 286 with a 30 MB hard drive!   Today, a 300 GB hard drive could be considered modest.  Here's the scale:
     1  KB =    1,000 bytes (pieces) of information
     1  MB =   1,000,000
     1  GB =    1,000,000,000
     1  TB =    1,000,000,000,000
This is being driven by all the video applications, which are memory and storage hogs.   So probably in the next few years we can expect drives with even more storage.  What's bigger than a Terrabyte?  I don't know.


 WHAT YOU DO:  Note the Birth Days of your friends, below.
Using  Mary Stinson's October 10th birthday as an example:
As you are -- transitioning from the sleep state -- that morning, intend -- with passion! -- and/or say out loud:

"Today is  Mary's birthday.  In her honor, please bless me with a glorious day and help me deal with anything that comes up in the best way possible.  And bless Mary with the same.   AMEN!"

[ of course repeat this anytime during that day And really lock it in! ]
Our thoughts are programs.  We can, and do, program and reprogram ourselves.

DO:   Say, Repeat:   Intentions, Blessings, Affirmations For Yourself  For your families, friends and neighbors  For those who have passed over   With   OOMPH!  *  Determination!  *  Confidence!  *  Passion!  and of course:   100% Belief
THANK YOU JOEY  KORN: www.Dowsers.com For giving us the blessing, and much valuable guidance

If you would like your Birthday added to our Birthday Brigade email: mgang@dowsers.info  -- and thank you for giving us the opportunity to exercise our intention muscles!
*            *            *
1                              *Stella* Ramsay
3                           Cathy Gibson
16                       Diana Atherton
26                          Sharie Bridge
*            *            *
3                Clair Sinclair
5              Michelle Godfrey
10                 Mary Stinson
23                Nancy Frank
24               Marion Gervais


PS:   from  previous newsletters:

If there are any errors or misstatements or incorrect information in the newsletters or questions about the content please contact the Toronto Dowsers so that corrections/responses can be made in a following issue.

THE   Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
  Meeting  Features:

Sydney White,
Investigative Journalist
"The Secret History of Mankind"

       Dowsers, by our nature, are detectors of what really happened, not --- what we were told took place.    We dig and dig until we are satisfied.

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