Issue Number 19 Autumn Equinox 2000 Edition
This edition, as usual, covers very different aspects of geomancy from preparing a site a site energetically by Ros Briagha, to thoughts by a labyrinth builder Alex Champion. I have written a piece on divination in which I seek similarities between that various forms of divination that I use in my work. But Patrick MacManaway's article, "On the Emergent Practice of Geomancy, and the Need for Clearly Defined Ethics," is the centerpiece of this issue. Patrick is calling for a code of ethics for all Geomancers using the code he has just worked on for the British Society of Dowsers as a place to begin that. This is important stuff. Please give us your feedback on out MAG Forum.
On the Emergent Practice of Geomancy, and the Need for Clearly Defined Ethics
by Patrick MacManaway
Patrick MacManaway is a geomancer with a background in healing and holism and a degree in conventional medicine. He is a jobbing geomancer both in Scotland and New England. It is a delightfully varied practice working with places very large and very small, domestic and commercial, public and private, pre-design and post-build. He works with labyrinths, healing sanctuaries, shops and schools, estates and gardens, energy mapping and balancing in buildings sick and sound, and in homes both happy and sad. Patrick is a partner in the development of the Mid-Atlantic Geomancy web site, and is co-founder, along with Sig, of the MAG Modern European Geomancy School.
Thoughts of a Labyrinth Builder
by Alex Champion
I first met Alex Champion in 1991 at "The Year of the Maze" conference in Saffron Walden in Essex, England. I knew that he was building labyrinths and magical mazes out on the West Coast in California. He is an Earth Magician who can turn a steep slope in to magical winding path, or can take a small plot of land and transform it into wonderful simple magical maze. There is a longer bio of Alex at the end of this exciting article. This piece came out of some interesting discussions we had, and I asked if I could use them in our MAG E-zine. Enjoy!
Ros Briagha is a community leader who ran OakDragon, an outdoor educational organization that brings people back to Nature. She is a Wiccan teacher and ceremonialist who is also adept at divination. Ros will be teaching with Patrick and myself in our Modern European Geomancy School. She is presently living in an outdoor community in Wales, and runs Moon & Onion with her partner Jamie Blackwater. They are both accomplished at divination and other healing arts, and can be reached here in the UK at 07980 117 796 for consultations.
by Sig Lonegren
Sig is the founder, along with Patrick MacManaway of Mid-Atlantic Geomancy. In this article, he explores the major divinatory tools he has gathered together in the last thirty years of divination. Sig is an author, teacher and active in his community in Glastonbury, England. His spiritual path has taken him through many different World Religions from Hinduism and the Native American path to Celtic and Indo-European Mythology to Biblical studies. He holds a MA in "Sacred Space," an interdisciplinary degree in archaeology, archaeoastronomy, sacred geometry, anthropology, and dowsing.