Past events, reports and stories

In this section you can read the introductions to the latest dowsing reports of past events as well as other adventures & stories related to shamanic dowsing. Although not widely accepted as 'scientific proof', dowsing can be a helpful tool to the study into consciousness. To show, by means of dowsing, how everything is related to each other through vibration - and to work intentionally with the consciousness of the physical world (and beyond) - may offer a beautiful glimpse into what has been widely forgotten; that everything is part of the whole in relation to us. I hope that the Shamanic Dowsing in service to the evolution of consciousness may begin to seed and cultivate the thought that we need to incorporate earth and all its life into our circle of interaction. Everything has a seat at the table of Life. Viewed in that way, the use of dowsing evolves on par with becoming more conscious.

Dowsing the August 2017 Solar Eclipse

The effects on the Athena earth energy line

I felt compelled to have a small, quiet, solar eclipse ceremony with a new batch of pointed clear crystals that I had put on the earth during the past two nights preceding the eclipse, in order to let the summer rain cleanse them from old energies and to have them soak up the earth’s vibration just as they are at this point of our time on this planet. When collecting the crystals from the earth today, slowly, one by one, I noticed how shiny they were as opposed to the dull glow when they arrived in the post. Surely the cycle of nights and days on the bare earth had done them good. I smiled at the bunch of crystals in my left hand and took them to the garden table adjacent to the wooden chalet. A young girl had left a branch of crab apples on the garden path a couple of days ago when she was visiting, and I took stumbling across these crab apples as a sign to work with them too in the eclipse ceremony. Therefor, I made a circle of quartz crystals surrounding the crab apples with the intent for the crab apples, in its function as a remedy of the 38 Bach Flower Essences that I so love to work with, to empower the cleansing effect of the eclipse, with the underlying thougth that the crab apples' vibrational remedy could be ideal to support the ‘cleansing’ of the slate of history on earth so far and allow for a new, kinder, energy to emerge in the world. The crystals were given the suggestion to help spread the cleansed energy outwards; to bring the undiluted light of the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine into this world. During the darkest minutes of the eclipse, I held my hand over the fruits and the crystals and imbued them with that intent: cleansing and bringing pure light into the world. Afterwards, while walking back to the chalet, I thought it would be good to do some dowsing to see how the solar eclipse energies affect the Athena earth energy line that runs next to the bed! (which is not always easy as an energy sensitive but I manage well.)

photo carousel eclipse gif

The Athena earth energy line snakes through the landscapes of Ireland, Cornwall, France, Italy, Greece and all the way to the last point dowsed that is Mount Carmel in Egypt. If you’d map Athena’s counterpart, the Apollo earth energy line, and you’d put a ruler over the points where Athena and Apollo cross their energies, you would get a line of sanctuaries from Skellig Michael (where they filmed the new Star Wars trilogy) to Mount St. Michael, to Mont Saint Michèl, Monte Gargano, all the way to Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Of course the line doesn’t start or end with these places, there just hasn’t been any dowsing of the Apollo/Athena axis beyond these places, as far as I know. Well, at least not by the original mappers, Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst and as recorded in the book The Dance of the Dragon (no longer in print).

Just once more for the record, as there is confusion out there about ley lines and earth energy lines because the term ‘ley lines’ is often used as a generic term to include earth energy lines but in reality they are different in character. An earth energy line is not a ley line; an earth energy line is a ‘snaking’, natural, ‘vessel’ that meanders through the landscape, comparable to our bodily meridians, that distribute pure life force energy. Ley lines are what you get when you can connect a straight line between 3 or more sacred sites.

Back to Athena. I was curious to find out what the effects of the US Solar Eclipse was on the local Athena line! After all, all is connected so there must be an effect on the line and I wanted to know what that was. Armed with a dowsing rod, first I located the centre line of Athena and then went on to ask questions and measured her width during the different stages of the eclipse. I’d never done this before and was quite stunned by the findings! One of the results was that the effect of the eclipse seemed to influence the width of the Athena line to go from a neutral state (of 18 paces wide) to a contracted state (of 12 paces wide) happening at the point of 23% of the moon covering the sun’s surface onwards during the waxing eclipse phase, to a whopping threefold expansion of the width of the line (to 56 paces) during the 12 minutes of the darkest part of the eclipse, and then back to once more a contraction of the line starting with 10 paces wide (starting from 3/4th of the waning eclipse downward to the point of a 25% covering of the moon over the sun’s surface) and from that point back to a neutral state of 18 paces wide.  

Width Athena       
 Moment of eclipse
Effect on Athena earth energy line
18 paces wide Approx. 44 mins before start eclipse start of energetic effects of the solar eclipse
12 paces wide 23% dark – 87% light start of transition from 12 to 56 paces width
56 paces wide 82% dark – 18% light start of 56 paces width for 12 minutes
56 paces wide just before, during and just after totality        max. energetic effect of solar eclipse
56 paces wide 25% light – 75% dark start of transition from 56 to 10 paces width
10 paces wide 84% light – 25% dark end of transition from 56 to 10 paces width
16 paces wide Approx. 1 hour after totality end of energetic effect of solar eclipse
18 paces wide Approx. 2h20 after totality back to ‘neutral’ state

eclipse phases

In short t the Athena earth energy line went from her neutral state of 18 paces wide to a contraction of 12 paces wide, then to threefold expansion of 56 paces wide during the 12 minutes of the darkest parts of the eclipse and back again to contraction of 10 paces wide, ultimately back to the neutral state of 18 paces wide. Intriguing. I don’t know what caused the line to contract then expand and contract again but it is clear that it happens at approx. 25% (contraction) and 85% (expansion) on both sides of the eclipse. So it is not random. There must be some relation to the amount of coverage of the sun. I don't know what. Food for thought.

As for the intriguing movements itself; what else contracts and expands naturally under an influence? We know the moon causes the tides of the ocean, the seasons cause the ice to advance and retreat from the poles of the earth and it is the same for greenery too. But what can cause a rhytmic convulsion of an earth energy line? The thing that came to my mind was that it bears a slight resemble to that which we call an orgasm. Could it be that, just like our physical bodies do, maybe earth’s body, can have induced rhythmic contractions/expansion too? Could there even be a comparison between the effects of the eclipse on earth’s energy body and the effects of an orgasm on our own bodies? And if so, could it then also compare to, when used this way, the orgasm leads us into a state of bliss or enlightenment, just as the earth’s ‘orgasm’ maybe can induce enlightened states for itself and/or for the organisms that live on it? Yes, I know it is a wild, out-of-the-box thought. But who knows, maybe there is something to that. It just hasn’t been explored or researched before.

Anyway, it is just speculation. I am not implying I have an answer to this surprising finding; I just like to put some far fetched thoughts out there and see if it resonates or if it inspires people to think deeper. If you had any thoughts reading this, please feel free to comment or share your thoughts with me.

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