Getting to the University of Cardiff was actually quite simple, finding the Philosophy building was a little bit more tricky as the sat-nav took me to the other end of the road, I decided to use my pendulum to ask some directions, but I had to get out of my car to do this and as I rummaged in my pockets I caught sight of a sign saying reception which I thought would be a quicker way to find directions? I wandered into the reception only to find the reception desk empty, well it was only 8.15 am, but the café was open which meant I could relax for a while and ask directions, I thought with a smile.
I quickly got directed to the Philosophy building “go straight back down this road and it is on your right” so I chilled out with a cup of coffee and watched the news on the big screen TV for half an hour.
Once ensconced in the lecture hall, Nigel Twinn opened the seminar with introductions of the itinerary and a scene setting half an hour talk to bring the audience up to the level of commonly accepted dowsing knowledge, thus setting the groundwork for Derek Woodhead to introduce his talk.
Derek introduced himself and started his talk with his stories about how he found the time just before dawn as a spiritual time, when his sensitivity is at it’s highest and the ability to feel the connection between himself and the living creatures of the planet was such an enlightening moment, although Dereck’s story was set in Namibia where he would go to the local ‘water hole’ and commune with nature, this of course is true for all of us, you don’t need to be a Dowser to feel this sensitivity which in truth is down to the fact that our living bodies and energetic-selves’ could have spent up to twelve hours been shielded from the sun’s radiation during the long night, this allows our natural energy gathering senses to expand and become more sensitive during this brief time of Solar exclusion. This can also be experienced in ‘exclusion pods’ where you would immerse yourself in a darkened sealed pod that is lined to exclude radiation and you would float in water perhaps meditating, raising your energy sense’s and Pineal gland.
Dereck’s main talk was about the ‘information Field’ or akashic field and the possible effect of divine energy or the effect of the divine within us when we tune in to the akashic field or actually use any of our metaphysical senses, this was by no means referring to religion, but to the divine energy (Prana, Chi, Qi, Holy spirit) that seems to pervade the Universe.
Derek talked us through how the modern brain rationalise what we see and experience, and encouraged the audience to use and consider the intuitive parts of mind when dowsing as it is the genius of intuition that recognises the strange without dismissing through the rational filtration of the mind.
Derek skipped through all the big subjects related to dowsing from our physical bodies interpreting our senses of the 6th and 7th energetic senses touching on the Pineal gland, the mind as well as local and non-local consciousness, he briefly discussed the programming of the unconscious mind and the drawbacks of the wrong conditioning of society and our environmental upbringing interfering with our dowsing accuracy.
Derek touched on all the big subjects from Science, psychology through to God and how dowsing fits in to all of it, also bringing in the findings of Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton, DNA reprogramming as well as the psychic mind through transcending of the material world.
An interesting and scene setting talk that brought the audience even closer to the leading edge of current scientific and esoteric study within the world of modern dowsing, opening the doors of the mind to what was achievable, you could say that Derek was the warm up man for the hard scientific studies of Jim Lyons talk which took the audience beyond current knowledge and on to the future of scientific ideas loudly banging open the doors of possibilities that are achievable through dowsing and related mind focus meditations and thought. Derek finished his talk with some brilliant quotes that gave us all the option for some deep thought and active discussions.
Nigel quantified Dereck’s talk and then broke the seminar for lunch and we all squirted off in various directions to find some sustenance to feed the brain with energy ready for the busy afternoon session of Philosophy and the Electric Universe.
Nigel Twinn if anyone is not aware has written and co-published two of the most enlightening books in the dowsing world the Billy Gawn book ‘Beyond the Far Horizon’ this book really covers Billy’s life-long discoveries of Earth Energies relating to the solid practical realities of a land owning farmer living and working in the ancient landscape of Ireland and his profound and original discoveries of the energies of the land and those generated by the ancient monuments of Neolithic and perhaps Palaeolithic structures and standing stones of ancient Ireland, while Nigel’s first book ‘A Life Divined’ a biography of one of Dowsing’s ‘giants’ Hamish Miller who was a leading instigator of the art of Earth Energies and co-founder of many modern Dowsing directions.
Jim Lyons with a background as an Aeronautical and electrical engineer with a personal interest and study of quantum physics, Jim is a founder member of the British Research group as well as the Earth Energies group within the British Society of Dowsers.
Jim didn’t pull any punches and was straight into explaining the fundamentals of Quantum Physics and the relationships to crop circles, Earth energy patterns and consciousness brain frequencies and the growing sceptic view of the failings of the ‘standard model’ of physics, which was struggling to answer the findings of Quantum physics, Pheww..
With his brilliant way of explaining the fundamentals of Quantum particles and the difference between boson and fermion particles which are to all intents and purposes the building blocks of the Universe (as science has so far discovered with the LHC)
With his explanation of how the brain interacts with the Quantum universe, describing the physical brain as a modem to the universe before moving on to the role of mind and consciousness with this interaction and how a dowser using their focus are able to communicate with the information field of the Universe to provide themselves with the instantaneous answers that they are looking for.
Jim was able to seamlessly explain non-locality and the non-existence of time within the framework of a dowsers inquiry’s while demonstrating through historic comparisons ancient cultures using their knowledge of Earth Energies relate and are now being explained through Quantum.
Jim’s talk covered a huge amount of ground but without using any vague assumptions he was able to provide some checkable science to support his hypothesis, I suppose this is his scientific training but the common sense of the reality of what we see and experience supported by scientific findings that are interpreted from a different viewpoint is all that Jim was explaining, and what an explanation!
But it wasn’t all pure leading edge science, because Jim was also able to explain Earth energies through the human experience, aura’s energy chakras and the vortices of water the relation of the diatonic musical scale and the maths underpinning our own bodies construction from solids to energies.
Jim then jumped from the torsion energies of the human body to the construction of the universe and the relationship between plasma, electric currents, magnetic fields, torsion waves and Bosonic waves which in effect could be summed up as ‘as above, as below’ or in plain English, we are made of the same energies, patterns, shapes and maths as the Universe, which sums up how we can use dowsing to interpret the universe. or as Jim said “What is Dowsing? It is the instantaneous transmission of thought from one place to another” .
Of course Jim Lyons used plenty of slides, pictures and a few physical demonstrations with some simple equipment to illustrate the points being made which I can’t show you here, but if you get a chance do go to one of Jim’s talks you will not be disappointed as he has a gift for making the most complex of ideas sound easy to grasp and as a dowser once you have the ideas and the knowledge there will be no stopping you with expanding your own skills.
Next we had a little break and is the way with Dowsers seminars and meetings (we are such a friendly bunch) an older member of the audience celebrated his birthday and a rather large cake was produced with slices made for all to share and be part of the celebration of life of which we all share and which Jim and Derek had so eloquently described, we are all part of the ONE universe of energy which is why we can all dowse anywhere in the universe.
Well after teas and cake the twenty or so people settled down for Cardiff University’s resident Philosopher Andrew Edgar to take the stand and to provide some Philosophical understanding for us all to take in to account regarding the stupendous knowledge that had been provided to us and to take stock of this through some intellectual understanding, none of which I can re-capture here, but to say that Andrew Edgar summed up with not to try and rationalise with hard proof before using the knowledge imparted but to just understand that it is possible to use this knowledge in daily dowsing, and leave it at that, or I think that is what he said… in the same way we use the internet without understanding the technical background to how it works but still use it anyway…
There was a question and answer session and Nigel was to do a summing up but I had to leave to beat the rush hour traffic and start making my way home which was a shame but nevertheless I had some fantastic ideas to think about and already felt empowered enough to continue further testing of my new found skills, because knowledge empowers.
For those reading this article who would like to join in with their own knowledge building and investigations, I would suggest going on to YouTube and searching and watching videos on.
- The Electric Universe
- Torsion wave physics
- Diatonic scale and geometry
Follow the threads from each of these investigations and the many intelligent examples of the different ways these subjects intertwine.
Here is an interesting computer simulation of what the structure of the universe should look like on the large scale.(each spot of light is a Galaxy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xQaNEULe-A
From the Spiritual side you may wish also to investigate ‘yoga kundalini energy’ and the ‘akashic field’ (or information field) which provides some insights about using these Universal energies that Jim and Derek were talking about within ourselves. Also Heartmath and their research on the role of the Heart in our electro-magnetic universe.
Of course these universal mathematical physics or the energies generated by the use of these mathematical constructs are embedded in many of the major ancient stone constructions on all five continents, from the Stone circles, henges and standing stones right through to the Pyramid constructions and the many temples, complexes and Philosophy’s where the fundamental building blocks of the universe are used and encapsulated for all of mankind to recognise and use all down through the ages.
If you are interested in experimenting with dowsing in a scientific sense, there are two excellent books available which cover this side of dowsing in great detail, one is by our very own Waverley dowser and author Michael Haxeltine (Trees, Subtle Energies and Human Health) who you can contact and purchase books direct from him (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mike has written three books on Dowsing experiments that you can do and the type of results you should be expecting, Mike is also active in highlighting dangerous electro-magnetic energies in urban areas. The second interesting book is ‘Consciousness intent, and the structure of the Universe’ by Jeffrey Keen, both authors reference Jim Lyons and acknowledge his research, Jeffrey’s book can be purchased from Amazon, and Mikes book is soon to become available on Kindle.
May you search and find, in peace and love.