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MAG E-zine #32 - Moving Water

Dear [firstname]

Recently, I have been writing to you about working in Sacred Space.  In a different vein (sorry for the fully intended watery pun), I have recently been in correspondence with Kiarna Boyd, a past geomantic student of both Patrick MacManaway's and mine.  She is doing a lot of solid geomantic work in Maine and New Hampshire, but she had never worked with moving veins of water before.

So Kiarna recently wrote, "I have a new client that has a well that's going dry. I went out at the beginning of December and got good dowsing results by asking the well and the Land. All the dowsing result seemed very promising about the water coming back up. There's another well nearby that was stable and performing nicely that a dowser had staked about 10 years ago.

"I felt my result with the problematic well wasn't 100% and spoke to the client about coming back based on checks. So far she hasn't had great luck with it and my sense is I need to go back and perhaps use the earth acupuncture needles. I'm wondering if it might also be a seasonal consideration with Winter energy?"

Patrick wrote, "Best advice I can give is to make sure you get the connection with the water elementals deeply and at a feeling level – instinctual level shamanically, a work with the patterning of flow there

"Be sure and disconnect again once you’re done.

"Singing and bringing flowers seems consistently and deeply rooted in traditional practices also,"

I wrote:

I would begin by following Patrick's advice.

Then, I have had some success with moving veins of water into a well, but I ain't no expert.  But here is what I would do:

I'd begin by dowsing for the closest vein of good potable water of over five gallons a minute that runs year-'round and (most importantly) IS ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF THE DRILLED OR DUG WELL SHAFT.  

Determine its direction of flow, and then dowse the heart of the vein (very centre of the vein) - do this very carefully.  With a sledge hammer, drive a straight iron rod (?pry bar?) into the heart of the vein. (When one takes into consideration that veins of primary water "suck" your life force when you spend time over them, note the interesting similarity to vampires here).  When the bar is pounded in solidly, think of the base of the iron rod - where it meets the surface of the earth - as if it were a croquet ball.  Then the sledge hammer becomes the croquet mallet.  The idea here is to drive the ball/vein into the well.  Dowse how many times you will need to hit the "ball," and get on with it.

If this works, you should be able to follow by dowsing the vein's movement towards the well.  I would be the first to admit that I have no idea how this works - only that it does.  Though there are a number of stories of wells going dry when new roads are being put in near by, and they are blasting through hills.

Patrick followed with:

"Wanted to echo Sig’s description of the iron bar in the ground hit with a mallet like a croquet ball technique -  I saw that technique used several times by past ASD President Paul Sevigny, retired Colonel, US AirForce.

"Worked a treat in his hands – saw him drying up basements that way.

"(Sig apprenticed me to Paul for water dowsing tuition when I was apprenticed with Sig…)"

Kiarna has promised to let me know how it went, but as of this writing, I have not yet heard from her.  I'll let you know what happens when I hear.

Map Dowsing

I must also say that once I did this at a distance (from Vermont to western New York).  Only this time, I needed to drive a sulfurous vein out of the well. The following drawings are a recreation of how it looked to me:

1. I connected with the spirit of that land where the well was, and put a dot on a blank page to symbolize the well.

well hole

2. Then I map dowsed two veins that crossed the well hole.  The one coming from the left and up to the right was the one that carried sulfur.  

crossing veins

3. I asked the Spirit of the land to move that one vein.  Suddenly, I "saw" that vein move!  It seemed to pop up and made a greenish yellow C around the well shaft.  

the sulphur vein moves

All I can say is that it worked.  The land owners reported that the water change from sulfur smelling to good clear water. I know this does not make rational sense, but dowsers can effect change at a distance.  Terry Ross taught me this in the seventies. 

I wrote about this in my book Spiritual Dowsing, first published in 1986 by Gothic Image Publishers here in Glastonbury.  I created a Seven's Chart that demonstrated the Terry's seven levels of Dowsing Skill Levels (left hand column) that begin with having to be directly over the target (Level One) and then moving up to the edge of the field, to "over the hill" (out of site) or Map Dowsing. Then deviceless dowsing and on to Level Five, where the dowser can go there and change things.  The two higher levels get more and more esoteric and do not pertain to the discussion here.

Terry's 7 Steps

The Seven Levels of Dowsing
from my book Spiritual Dowsing, p 64
Note that this Sevens Chart correlates these Seven Levels with
other things that occur in seven. 

To conclude, this last example of moving a vein at a distance is not for beginners, but if you have been dowsing for a while and if you want to be moving veins of primary water, I urge you to follow Patrick's advice first and then get out your pry bar...

(I have seen veins move on a number of times, and I have also experienced it not working a number of times.  The critical point is to locate very precisely the heart/centre of the vein you intend to move.  Take your time.  Talk to the spirit of the place.  Indago Felix!)

--------  Sig's Teachings in the Next Three Months  -------


Sunday 27 January 2013, 1:15 pm - West Wales Dowsers <>. Animal, Vegetable Mineral. Evidence (for those who have eyes to see) of the Earth Energies in all of these three kingdoms. The West Wales Dowsers meet at the Bronwydd Village Hall, Bronwydd, Carmarthenshire SA33 6BE. (Several miles out of Carmarthen on the New Castle Emlyn/Llndyssvl Road.  See Google Maps)

Saturday 3 February 2013, 14:00 pm (though this may change depending on the time of low tide) Trencrom Dowsers <> - History, Construction and Use of Labyrinths. See ancient and modern labyrinths; learn how to draw one; and discover one way to walk one as a problem solving device.  After tea and biscuits, we will go to a beach and draw some labyrinths in the sand - thus the interest in the tides. Meet at the Marazion Community Centre (TR17 0HW) in Gwallon Lane, Marazion.


------- Events in The Netherlands -------


8, 9 & 10 March - De Schaapshoeve "Lonegren weekend" The couple Sig Lonegren and Karin Schlüter Lonegren are the Schaapshoeve guests for three days.  De Schaapshoeve, Schaapsdijkweg 20a, 5453 SE Langenboom, The Netherlands.  All of Sig's activities are in English. Karin speaks Dutch. They offer you the following activities:

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th March 2013 - Karin Schlüter Lonegren offers Spark Spiritual Healing: Igniting the New!. You can see her for a healing session on March 8th, 9th or 10th.

Friday 8 March 2013: - Sig Lonegren hosts the workshop 'Labyrinths and Life Coaching', a workshop with the focus on how to use the labyrinth in your work as coach or therapist.

Saturday 9 March 2013 - Sig Lonegren hosts the workshop 'The Labyrinth as Tool for Spiritual Awareness', for everybody who would like to get acquainted with the labyrinth and wants to learn how to work with it.

Sunday 10 March 2013 - ?Sig Lonegren offers Tarot Readings, which have been found to be even more 'effective' in combination with a Spiritual Spark Healing session with Karin Schlüter Lonegren. A Tarot reading combined combined with Karin's work appear to reach much deeper levels.

Of course you are welcome to make an appointment with either one of the Lonegrens. A double appointment is of course not obligatory.
  Check out De Schaapshoeve website to register and for further information.



Sig Lonegren
Mid-Atlantic Geomancy
SunnyBank Centre
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JE