by Billy Gawn,
Templepatrick, N. Ireland

I am the "fine" water dowser that Sig mentioned in the Summer Solstice 1996 Edition of the MAG E-zine. I agree with Sig on most points but that is his description and don't blame me if he is wrong. Yes I dowse for water but I dowse for many other things as well. I am one of those people who likes to know why something happens and continually asks: What if? I believe that there is a reason for everything and I like to know the reason.

I am very interested in the idea that labyrinths can draw blind Springs to them and I intend to get at the truth of the matter. If they do then there is a good reason why. Don't expect the answer in the next day or two as it takes time to carry out an experiment like this.

However I will tell you what I believe to be the case about blind Springs or water domes as I know it at the moment. Sig gave a god broad brush description of what a blind Spring is in the Summer edition. But to recap. It is an ascending vertical shaft of water which does not reach the surface of the earth but is dispersed through several horizontal fissures which intersect the vertical shaft. These horizontal fissures are often at different levels and of different sizes. To look down on a blind Spring is like looking down on the stays of an open umbrella or the spokes of a wheel. As these veins flow away from the centre in many cases they subdivide into several flows. Looking at the side view it is probably more like a tree with the branches coming away at different levels and the branches becoming twigs.

Cross section of a blind Spring rising from an underground stream and dispersing through smaller veins of water. The water is forced upwards due to a narrowing of the underground stream just past the vertical fissure.

3 blind springs
Sticks marking the position of three
blind Springs inside a stone circle

Where the water went to did not fascinate me as much as where it came from in the first place. In some of these vertical shafts of water there can be huge volumes flowing. Thousands of gallons per hour. That amount of water does not just appear from nowhere. So I went looking for the source. There is a line of thought that water is being formed within the rock structure on a continuous basis. This was well documented by Chris Bird in a section of his book The Divining Hand called New Water From Rock. There seems to be a lot of evidence to support that view. The geologists viewpoint is that all underground water comes from rainfall and the surface water soaking down into the crust of the earth. This also is undoubtedly true so why look any further.

When I dowsed the area around the blind Springs I found that they were being fed by very large, deep underground rivers. These could be up to 100 yds across and with enormous flows of water in them. They could be several thousand feet deep.

Stream Stream
Sticks on ground and fingers show both edges of a deep underground stream which is the full width of the stone circle.

So never mind the blind Springs, where is the water coming from that is in these underground rivers. I have had some very good water dowsers check out their existence and position and they agree that they are really there. I followed some of them on the ground and found that they led me from ancient site to ancient site. It has been well recorded for many year that all ancient sites have blind Springs beneath them and I would support that claim.

Walk as I would the source of these underground rivers were a long way away. So I resorted to map dowsing and found that I was led back to the Arctic Ocean where the most of them seemed to originate. Could that be so. Is it possible that at some places on the ocean floor faults occur that allows sea water to sink deep enough to a level where it is heated up and turned to steam. This steam then being forced upwards through other fissures until it condenses and forms these large underground rivers. As it flows along in these rivers restrictions occurs in the flow and pressure builds up forcing water up through existing vertical fissures to form blind Springs. As Sig has said this is repeated several times with the flows getting smaller as they get nearer to the surface.

I have developed a method of deviceless dowsing that allows me to dowse in a three dimensional manner. Therefore I can detect where water is flowing upward and where it is flowing downward. In the title of this piece I mentioned up, down and round and round. The blind Springs are the up of the story. It is generally true that everything that goes up must also go down. At lEast it is true in the case of water. Although not as common there are many places where water descends downwards in a vertical shaft and enters a lower stream. Recently I unearthed another phenomon which is to be found where uppers and downers are reasonably close together. This is what I call the round and rounder. The water comes up the blind Spring runs along a horizontal vein and in the matter of several yards plunges down a vertical fissure and then at the bottom runs back to the blind Spring again and starts another trip.

Diagram showing Uppers, Downers and Round and Rounders. Arrows indicate the direction of flow

There is a complex of stone circles and alignments at Beaghmore Co. Tyrone, one of the places where I took Sig when he visited me in May last. One of these circles is very unusual in that it has hundreds of smallish stones placed inside it. It is locally called the sharks tooth circle. At Beaghmore there is a lot of the kind of underground water that I am talking about. A very wide, deep river. Dozens of blind Springs and hundreds of lesser veins coming from the blind Springs. The sharks tooth circle is the prize of the lot. The outer stones are in an egg shape and accurately mark the outer edge of a very severely fractured area of rock. The small stones inside either mark the position of a blind Spring or that of a down shaft of water. All the uppers and the downers are connected and the water is moving like that in a boiling pot. This great turbulence creates a unique energy field around it. This was the only circle where Sig dowsed an energy ley Crossing it.


If my map dowsing is correct then Elizabeth Sulivan's labyrinth not only has the blind Spring that Sig mentioned but two others, one to each side and five downers which are round and rounders. An on site dowse to see if this is correct would be interesting. It is possible that the construction and use of a labyrinth changes the levels of the magnetic field in such a way that water that would be flowing beneath the site is attracted up existing dry fissures. That is only a wild guess and may be totally wrong. Hopefully some day I will be able to give a better answer. In the mean time you dowsers out there get your rods out and start searching for those uppers, downers and round and rounders. Good luck.

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