Dowsing in Farnborough
The Waverley dowsers gathered outside Farnborough Technology College to investigate a site that Michael Haxeltine had first discovered and initially investigated with Geoff Mitchell when it was noticed that many trees had various growth deformities of twisted branches and unusual twisting bark patterns. Although the trees were of a reasonable maturity and height with healthy foliage growth, the trees seemed free from fungi or bacterial disorders on a superficial investigation, including several that had severe bark damage, cambium regrowth seemed to be functioning and closing (growing over) any damage.
The evening was going to consist of a group investigation of why there was so much Tree deformities in such a small area this consisted of dowsing for underground water, blind spring/vortice and trying to identify a link between what was found and the abnormal tree growth which covered so many different species as well as an opportunity to investigate, a real solid object buried underground plus a man-made object that has not existed for some 50 years or more. A real mix of items to dowse that was going to test everyone’s dowsing skill’s to the limits.
Geoff had put together an extremely professional package of information sheets relevant to eight of the Trees that showed signs of unusual growth. Trees have the ability to show their trauma’s in the patterns left on the bark, with many of the trees on the site under investigation expressing spiralling growth patterns which were discernible on the actual trunk bark or in secondary growth with branches and twigs showing this spiralling (twisting/helical) growth pattern. There are of course many plant bacteria and virus’s that have been identified which can cause this sort of growth, with many insect vectors that act as transmission agents, but we know that many of the insect vectors and micro-organisms (bacteria/virus’s) are species specific which means that the bacteria that affect one species is unlikely to affect another. It has been found and studied how certain animals and insects prefer these particular types of subtle energies which are just operating on different wavelengths to the one’s that are considered ‘good’, an earlier article about the subtle electro-magnetic energies regarding Bee’s can be found here
Waverley dowsers are tending to favour the idea that certain subtle energies can also be considered as a ‘vector’ providing either an energetic environment where so many different bacteria/virus’s can thrive causing this unusual clustering of multiple tree species been affected, OR, the rising or spiralling subtle water energies (think Feng shui) which can affect the plants cell’s during their ‘differential’ period of growth when the Tree’s cambium cells which at point of creation behave much like a mammals stem cells and can differentiate in to any woody cell thus causing the ‘wood’ to grow in this abnormal manner through direct affect.
We know that flowing water produces subtle energies and when two water flows cross each other, the interaction cause’s a ‘vortice’ (spiralling) energy that can Ebb and flow due to environmental conditions like rain, the more rain means more underground water flow producing bigger flows of generated subtle energies from the moving water, less rain equates to less underground water flow meaning less powerful or nil subtle energy vortice. This can be dowsed when on occasion a known water generated vortice can become weak or even disappear.
After the dowsers chose an information sheet and went to their particular tree which they dowsed and recorded on a sheet the information gathered, then we all came together to hear what each dowser had found out we then briefly discussed the particulars and the more experienced dowsers lent their answers to several of the queries that were made.
The group then dowsed together a ‘forgotten’ underground tunnel that is believed to have been a connection between the Monastery and the living quarters separated by about 100 yds, and may have been used for many years right up until the WW2 when there are reports of parts of it been used as an air-raid shelter been right outside Farnborough airport which itself had been used as part of the defences and figured in the Battle of Britain air war.
There was much fun with this part of the evening with the dowsers given freedom to ask their own question when dowsing, some dowsed for the centre of the tunnel, some dowsed for the nearest edge of the tunnel wall while some searched for the internal wall, this method provided the freedom for each dowser to test their skill’s but without comparison between each dowsers results. The more experienced dowsers had visited the site a week earlier and had marked out correctly the tunnel parameters so there was no need in this instance for any collaborative precision, but it did allow all dowsers to ‘have a go’ whatever the level of their skill. It did demonstrate to all participants that our sensitivity and precision was slightly different. This last point has allowed Waverley dowsers to develop a ‘Dowsers Trouble Shooting’ guide which will be issued to all our members as soon as it is completed.
Then the group gathered around for the final dowsing exercise which was to find the missing fountain, we knew that there had been a large ornamental fountain in the garden of the house, Geoffrey and Michael had obtained some maps showing the location of this large house before it had been demolished to make room for Farnborough technology college. Again this fountain had been dowsed the week before to clearly identify where it was and to know that it had actually existed once in the garden. All that was now left was some bits of water supply and drain pipes underground.
This last was interesting as while all group members faced the fountain and asked their question everyone’s ‘L’ rod took them in the right direction to find parts of the ornamental fountain but one of our colleges found his rod turned 180 degrees and led him away some sixty metres to what we had previously dowsed to be a pond but hadn’t included it in this evenings exercise’s.
This highlighted the importance of asking the right question and keeping a mind free from a guiding image, unless you know exactly what it looks like that you are looking for. In fact the ‘pond’ has a variable history that included a water feature, it was this combination of change that our dowser had picked up on and been guided to find. This type of dowsing behaviour can be interesting and on occasion frustrating because you need to anchor your focus within a time scale, I dowsed that this small pond was first dug in 1804 and existed for some 15 years with some sort of water feature, but not what I would call a fountain.