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Your username for signing your edits. Write it as a [[WikiWord]] (eg [[JoeBloggs]])

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<<importTiddlers>>
This section lists some of the club policies of the Ottawa Dowsers' Society.  This is not a complete list, and we reserve the right to add/amend any policies here to be effective immediately and even retroactively without notice.

''Last Name Private Policy'' - On March 20, 2012 the board voted unanimously "that by default, unless specifically requested by the individual, that last names are NOT use in any of our public communications." This means that we typically do not print on this website the last names of any of the members, board members, or any participant attending our meetings unless that individual specifically requests that their last name be use. This policy has been implemented to respect the privacy of individuals as we recognize that they may not wish to have their name in the public domain to be associated with dowsing or related matters for personal and/or professional reasons.

''No Medical or Other Advice'' - Please note that Ottawa Dowsers __strictly forbids__ anyone for dowsing on health related matters for anyone else, or to provide any sort of legal, financial, or other types of advice.  You are welcome to learn dowsing and to dowse on these matters for yourself, and to take the information you gathered yourself under your own advisement.  If any dowsing is performed by anyone at any Ottawa Dowsers' event then it is understood to be strictly for "entertainment purposes only".  If you see anyone dowsing on health related matters for others, or other types of advice for others, then please intervene by stating this club policy to those involved and report the incident to a board of directors member.  Anyone violating this club policy, or any club policy, will be asked to leave.

''English Only'' - This has been an issue discussed over several board meetings across multiple board administrations (during the transition from December 2011 to February 2012).  For now the website and all materials will be in English only.  We apologize for any inconveniences to Francophones, however until a bilingual individual(s) volunteers to translate all the content (it has been argued by francophones that Google translate is unacceptable) and manage the content appropriately then we have no alternative other than to remain "English only".  Please note that this is not a permanent decision, and if you feel strongly that this website and club materials ought to be available in both English and French then please contact us to volunteer your time & services.
To contact us please visit us in person at an upcoming [[public meeting|MeetingLocation]] or by email <html>
<A HREF="mailto:ottawadowsers.org@gmail.com?subject=***">ottawadowsers.org@gmail.com</a></html>

To subscribe to our infrequent emails please email us <html><A HREF="mailto:ottawadowsers.org@gmail.com?subject=***Subscribe***">ottawadowsers.org@gmail.com</a></html>  with ''Subscribe'' in the subject line.

!Suggest Meeting Topic
If you would like to speak at a future meeting, or have a topic idea, please let us know!

!Board Of Directors
''President'' - Nancy
''Vice President'' - Robert
''Treasurer'' - Alan
''Director'' - Guy (Past President)
''Director'' - Gabbi
''Director'' - Virginia
''Secretary'' - Robert (acting)
''[[Web Master|WebMaster]]'' - Robert

This board has been voted in on February 8th, 2012.  Our next AGM for [[members|OttawaDowsers-Membership]] will occur in December 2012, and the Board of Directors positions will be up for election.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please email us or speak with us during a regular meeting.  Minutes are not published on the website but members may request to view a hard copy at an upcoming meeting.

!Last Name Private Policy
On March 20, 2012 the board voted unanimously "that by default, unless specifically requested by the individual, that last names are NOT use in any of our public communications."  This means that we typically do not print on this website the last names of any of the members, board members, or any participant attending our meetings unless that individual specifically requests that their last name be use.  This policy has been implemented to respect the privacy of individuals as we recognize that they may not wish to have their name in the public domain to be associated with dowsing or related matters for personal and/or professional reasons.
OttawaDowsers
UpcomingEvents
[[Tone Article - May 2012 - Dowsing by Alan]]
Are you new to dowsing?  Great!  All of us had our humble beginnings, and we're here to help you with yours.  When you come to your first meeting please let us know how new you are, and if you have any questions someone will be more than delighted to help you.  If you are completely new to dowsing then just ask for someone to help you get started.  "Virginia" is our new dowsers ambassador, so ask for her to help with a tutorial if you need it.

There are a number of books and training programs available.  Some are better than others, and some focus more on certain aspects of dowsing than others (ie. searching for water, health issues, food/allergies, wealth, intuitive development, finding underground pipes, etc.)  Once you become a [[OttawaDowsers-Membership|member]] you will have access to the Ottawa Dowsers [[lending library|LendingLibrary]].  There are of course great materials that you can buy at your local bookstore or online, but solicit the opinions of other members which they consider to be of greater value.  Of course, being human, we all may have differing opinions, so take any suggestions offered with that in mind and use your own judgment in the end to select what is best for you.

Remember that our meetings are intended to be fun and informative.  Just coming to the meetings you'll surely learn many wonderful concepts, and perhaps more importantly, you will also gain more confidence in your new-found dowsing skills when you see that many others are doing it too.  Interacting with other dowsers is simply marvelous to inspire you, and it's fun too!

!Online Dowsing Course - @@FREE!!!@@

<html><img src="images/LetterToRobin.jpg" align="right"></html>To help you get started immediately there is an excellent resource online.  The training materials are available for free, but don't let the price mislead you about their worth.  Many experienced dowsers consider this resource an excellent place for someone new to dowsing to start with... and it is even has gems of useful information for those who are already more advanced.

<html><img src="images/companionToLetterToRobin.jpg" align="left"></html>Simply go to http://www.lettertorobin.org to access the "Letter to Robin", a mini-course in Pendulum Dowsing.  You may [[download the "Letter to Robin"|http://www.lettertorobin.org/RBN_pdf/RBN_10_4_English.pdf]] as a PDF or read it online on the website.  Also note that you may also work with the [["Companion Book"|http://www.lettertorobin.org/Companion_Book.html]], and later you may work with additional modules available for FREE on the website that take you to the next steps along your quest to develop your dowsing skill.

!Quick Start
<html><img src="images/washer-pendulum.jpg" align="left"></html>  Also check out the [[Dowsing Resources|DowsingResources]] section for other online links.  Here are some youtube videos to help you get started right away.  Also, you don't need any fancy diamond-studded gold-plated blessed-crystal expensive pendulums to get started (not that you'd ever need one).  Grab a washer, a key, or even a ring, tie it to a string, and start swingin'.

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Subject: Ottawa Dowsers February meeting
Sent: February 10, 2012

Fellow Dowser,
 
It is with great pleasure that I welcome the Ottawa Dowser new president Nancy Bradley and the new board.
 
President - Nancy 
Vice President - Robert 
Secretary - none (Robert  remains acting, voted in December)
Treasurer - Alan  (voted in December)
Webmaster - Robert  (voted in December)
Director - Guy 
Director - Virginia 
 
Well we all have some fun times ahead.
 
Here is the closing status of our account as I transfer the books and remove myself as signing authority.
 
2011 - 2012	 	 	 	 	 	
|!Month Year	|!Day	|!Explanations	|!Balance	|!Paid	|!Donation	|!Total|
|Sep-11	|14	|7 people	 |$  877.40	 |	| $     35.00	 |$ 912.40|
| 	 	| |Paid for room next 10 months Sep 2011 to Jun 2012 (cash)	 |$  912.40	 |$   164.80	| 	 |$ 747.60|
|Oct-11	|12	|14 people	 |$  747.60	 |	| $     70.00	| $ 817.60|
| 	 	| |printing	 |$  817.60	 |$   231.65	 ||	 $ 585.95|
| 	 	| |balance	 | | | ||
| 	 	| |Donation from sell at October event	 |$  585.95	 |	 |$     50.00	 |$ 635.95|
|Nov-11	|9	|11 people	 |$  635.95	 	| | $     55.00	 |$ 690.95|
|Dec-11	|14	 	 	 | | | |||
| 	 	| |December no donations just food	 	 	 	 |||||
| 	 	| |Donation for paid speakers over the year by Andre 	 |$  690.95	 |	 |$   170.00	 |$ 860.95|
| 	 	| |Total Expenditures for the year	 	| |$   396.45	 	 |||
| 	 	| |Total Donations for the year	 	 |||	 $   210.00	 ||
 
I thank you all for the support you have offered me over the years. Believe me it was greatly appreciated.
 
I hope you will give Nancy and our new board members the same respect and support.
 
Thank you all for your patience with me as your former president for 5 years and 4 months

Rev. André 
Subject: My last Email to the Ottawa Dowsers group
Sent: February 15, 2012

Fellow Ottawa Dowsers,
Before I go into details, I would like to thank each and every one of you. I have learned many things from you all during my 5 years and 4 months presidency with the Ottawa Dowsers, and many of those, I will cherish for the rest of my life.
All along my presidency, I wanted the group to be in control, I wanted the group to have the ability to stand no matter what. I wanted to leave a structure for my predecessors. So they would not be in the same position, I was in. I believe this goal has been achieved with the existence of the new board. This new board elected on February 8th, 2012 consists of people that were part of the group before I even knew it existed, as well as new members that will bring new fresh ideas to the table.
My goal during my presidency was always to do things for the group, with the group and to protect the group, and I believe this has been achieved. Now I find myself faced with another difficult challenge, where I am left to reiterate words that I sent in December. These words were; "that if I attended any future meetings, I would attend as a member”, no longer as a voice for the group.
This leaves me with no alternative than to resign from a new position that was created during the February election. This new position of “Past President”, I believe with all the expertise within the current board my presence there is not needed.
I did not want that position when it was offered to me in the election and I still don’t want it now.
So I therefore officially resign from that position. To me a Past President is just that, a Past President. I leave it to the new board to make there decisions with the group involvement from now on. They don’t need my opinion on any matters. All I ask at this point, is that the group be the centre of there decisions.
Sincerely
Rev. Andre 
Subject: Ottawa Dowsers` April 11 meeting and New Membership fees
Sent: April 3, 2012

Fellow dowsers:

1.        April meeting

Please mark April 11 (2nd Wednesday of the month) on your calendar.  Join us at our monthly meetings to share ideas and listen to presentations. 

This month’s speaker is Alan Faulkner, and his topic is “Dowsing with L Rods”.  If you’ve ever wondered how L rods work, or if you want to improve your skills in using them, come to the meeting on April 11.  Our meetings are held at 7:00PM at the Routhier Community Centre at Cumberland Street (corner of St Patrick).  You are welcome to bring a friend.

2.       NEW!!! Membership fees

Up to last month, attendance of our monthly meetings has entailed a $5 fee at each meeting.  Over the year, we hold 10 meetings, including a Christmas Potluck – the one meeting without a fee, but you bring a dish.  If you attend all meetings, it means you would be paying a total of $45/year. 

Good news!  The Board voted on issuing membership cards for an annual fee of $25.00.  You get a savings of $20, assuming you attend all meetings.  There are advantages to being a member.  We will have a library soon, and as a member, you can borrow materials.  You will also be eligible for a discounted registration fee at the upcoming Conference in the Fall.  Membership allows you to vote at the annual general meeting held in December.  If you have attended one or more meetings since the beginning of the year, what you have paid so far will be deducted from the $25 fee.  For example, if you have attended two meetings (and paid $10), you only need to pay $15 for your membership fee.
 
Last month, an attendee won a  door prize (a pendulum made of wood).  We will hold a draw at every meeting.  You could be the next lucky winner. 
Subject: Ottawa Dowsers - February 8 Meeting, 2 Events & Mini-AGM
Sent: February 6, 2012

Dear Fellow Ottawa Dowsers,

We had a wonderful board meeting (6 members) recently discussing the future and initiating plans for the renewed group.    This email contains some interesting information about two upcoming fun dowsing events, and an urgent matter that must be taken care of ASAP.

First the “fun stuff” >

*YOU* are a member of the Ottawa Dowsers’ Society because YOU want to have fun exploring this marvelous skill, learn new techniques, and have the joy of sharing your wisdom with others.  As we have promised in the last email, we are committing to having our regular monthly meetings be enjoyable, informative, and hands-on experiential.  

We have already laid plans for the next two meetings.  

Guest speaker Virginia will be hosting the February 8, 2012 meeting teaching “Dowsing 101”, covering topics perfect for newbies to experienced dowsers alike.  The workshop goals include - beginners learn to dowse - improve your dowsing skills - sharing with other dowsers. The key, being to learn to access your intuition through dowsing, and to let dowsing guide your decision making.  We feel that this is the perfect topic to be dealt with for our first actual meeting of the year.  You are also urged to bring a guest for this meeting to have even more fun with, as this should be an excellent opportunity to expose your open-minded friend to this hobby.

On March 14, 2012 guest speaker Robert will provide a workshop on “Honing your accuracy”.  You will learn ways to practice dowsing with instantly verifiable results that will allow you to improve your dowsing accuracy and your confidence in your skills.  More details about the upcoming event will be provided in another email soon. 

The above two workshops are very hands-on.  Be sure to bring your pendulums as you will certainly be using them!  Furthermore, if you would like to volunteer as a guest speaker / facilitator please let us know what you have in mind and we’ll be delighted to let you share your wisdom!

There is however an important matter that must be handled immediately otherwise we will not be able to proceed with the above mentioned events, and the whole Ottawa Dowsers’ Society will come to a halt... unless *YOU* help now with a trivial matter.

You are probably aware that the Ottawa Dowsers’ Society is now under a new leadership team.  Andre  has resigned the role of President after having been voted into the position at the AGM last month.  Typically when a leader of an organization leaves (for whatever reason) the person holding the next highest position is automatically promoted as “Acting” until the position is filled properly (ie by vote at an AGM).  Alan Faulkner, who has been voted as Treasurer at the AGM last month, being the highest ranking board member has accepted the temporary role of being “Acting President”, until a future AGM could be called to settle the matter officially.  Andre however does not recognize the customary approach to such matters, and is thus reluctant to handing over “Keys” (the bank account, website, and the assets of the organization) until a new President is officially voted in.  

We understand that he loves this organization very much and wishes to ensure that things are handed off properly.  To satisfy his insistence for an official AGM vote for a new President we will devote 15 minutes at the end of the February 8th workshop to hold a very brief vote for President (and for other positions).  Alan Faulkner is the incumbent President, Robert the incumbent Vice President, and votes will be officially counted for those two positions.  If anyone else is interested in being a member of the board then please contact us by email (respond to this one) declaring your intentions so that you may be added to the voting process.  Please note that there will not be any discussions about any topics.  The agenda is simply to vote, make positions official, and all this should be done in less than fifteen minutes.  This is to make someone officially President so than Andre may complete the process of handing down the keys to the organization.  Remember, this is not a regular board meeting, but rather a special voting only meeting attached at the end of a fun workshop.  If you have any topics to address to the board you may send your comments via email and/or participate in a future board meeting.


*** Summary *** 

Meeting February 8, 2012 7pm
Victoria leading “Dowsing 101” workshop.  Bring a friend :)
15 minute AGM to cast votes for President & others at end of workshop

Meeting March 14, 2012 7pm
Robert leading “Honing your accuracy” workshop
Subject: Ottawa Dowsers Meeting January 11, 2012
Sent: January 11, 2012

Dear fellow dowsers,

Happy New Year!  We wish you health, prosperity, and joy throughout this year, as well as much success with your dowsing. 

The start of this new year comes with dramatic changes to the Ottawa Dowser’s Society, which we expect will be tremendously positive.  We are envisioning many awesome opportunities for each of us to explore and further refine dowsing skills.  We hope that *YOU* will like the changes, enjoy the renewed monthly meetings, and will find your place amid the developing community of like-minded dowsers.

For a little bit longer meetings will continue at the same place & time each month.  The next meeting is Wednesday January 11 (sorry for the short notice with this email, though in the future we’ll give you more advanced notice) at Routhier Community centre, 172 Avenue Guigues, Ottawa 613 244 4470  ( Corner of St-Patrick and Cumberland in Lowertown) ( http://www.ottawa.ca/rec_culture/park_facility/facilities/rec_centres/routhier_en.html )

As of next month (February 2012) regular monthly meetings will be ***exclusively*** for fun dowsing related activities.  However the meeting on January 11 is a special meeting to discuss the future of the organization.  If you only wish to come for the “fun” meetings then please come next month, but if you would like to voice some ideas or to participate in planning discussions then we invite you to come for the Wednesday meeting.

Since the AGM last month two board member are remaining (the rest respectfully resigned - including former President Andre, which we are sorry to see go, but wish him well on his journey).  Alan (Treasurer) has assumed the incumbent role of acting President.  Robert (Webmaster & acting Secretary) has assumed the incumbent role of acting Vice President.  We (Alan & Robert) are now working to direct the organization under a new vision.  After power is consolidated and the group becomes re-established then another AGM will be announced, earlier than normal, to vote for an executive leadership team for a longer term (currently Alan & Robert have decided that we are a temporary transition team).

So we hope to see some of you for the planning meeting on January 11, and many more of you regularly in future meetings.  Again, we expect that the meetings will be fun & educational.  Stay tuned to future emails for more details.

May your pendulums always swing true,
Alan (President & Treasurer)
Subject: Ottawa Dowsers Tonight - “Honing your accuracy” Workshop & Special Guest
Sent: March 14, 2012

Dear fellow Ottawa Dowsers,
----
In this email:
- “Honing your Accuracy” Workshop
- Special guest - Raoul Bedi
- About next month’s meeting - L-Rods
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This is your reminder of the upcoming dowsing workshop tonight at 7pm (Wednesday March 14).  Our guest speaker Robert will be facilitating a hands-on experiential workshop for “Honing your Accuracy” with dowsing.  You will learn ways to practice dowsing with instantly verifiable results that will allow you to improve your dowsing accuracy and your confidence in your skills.  We will engage in dowsing games that will be both fun and should provide you with insightful learning experiences.  Bring your favorite dowsing tool (focus will be on pendulum) and get ready to have a good time.  This workshop should be great for beginners and with nuggets for those more advanced.

We will also enjoy the company of a special guest.  Be sure to chat with him!  Raoul Bedi was initiated into the sacred sound healing practice at the foothills of the Himalayas in October 1987. In addition , he has been trained in a variety of other supportive healing modalities including Ayurveda , Yoga & Meditation , Conscious Breathing, Body Electronics, Pranic Healing, Solar Gazing and Raw Food Nutrition. Also designed an Ayurvedic Dowsing Chart which combines significant analytical elements from Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Ayurveda (Indian Energy Medicine) , Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine and Chakra Therapy and Radionics. Its purpose is to serve as a super timesaver for Healers and Professionals whether at home , in the office or on the road. It was developed in consultation with Dr.Bhattacharya, of India,  a world leading authority on Multidimensional Healing methods.

Next month for our April meeting our guest speaker Alan will be sharing insights on using L-rods.  So for those of you who have been wanting to learn to use L-rods, or to gain some insights on how to use them better, you’ll want to attend for sure!
Subject: Ottawa Dowsers May 9 Meeting - Labyrinths and Dowsing
Sent: May 8, 2012

Our new president, Nancy Bradley, will be the presenter at our next meeting on Wednesday, May 9.  Her topic is  `Labyrinths and Dowsing`.  At this meeting, we will explore the various uses of labyrinths, including how to construct 2- and 3-dimensional labyrinths, measuring energy fields before and after using a single and double labyrinth, finger walking, etc. Bring your L-rods, if you have them, and an open mind and heart.

We are starting a loaning library and we welcome your donations of books.  Also, the membership drive we started last month continues.  Your $5 payments for meetings you have attended since January 2012 count towards the $25 annual membership fee.

If you have friends who are curious and interested in dowsing, bring them along.  They can meet like-minded people.  All attendees will be able to hone their skills with another fun game...and of course we`ll have time for sharing.

Two events to mark on your calendar:  The first is a dowsing picnic at Guy Nadeau`s place on June 23rd.  Maps will be available for those who sign up.  More details will follow at the June 13 monthly meeting.  The second event is `Dowsing and Divining in Ottawa` on October 13.  To get more information, follow this link
http://www.canadiandowsers.org/content/dowsing-divining-in-ottawa-ontario-october-12-13-2012
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Our monthly meetings, on the second wednesday of each month (except July & August), start at @@7 pm@@ at Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues Street (at Cumberland Street between St Patrick and Guigues) Lowertown, Ottawa
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Ottawa Dowsers is a group of people passionate about dowsing, and we meet to share knowledge, ideas, and inspirations that encourage us to improve our dowsing skills and to make use of these pragmatic skills in our lives.  

We meet monthly on the second wednesday of every month (except July & August during the summer) at [[Routhier Community Centre|MeetingLocation]] (click for details).  Meeting starts at @@7 pm@@.  $5 at the door for non-[[members|OttawaDowsers-Membership]]
We are starting a loaning library and we welcome your donations of books.  Also, the membership drive we started last month continues.  Your $5 payments for meetings you have attended since January 2012 count towards the $25 annual membership fee.
This section contains archives of our past emails. Though Ottawa Dowsers have been meeting for many years this archive, presented retrochronally, starts January 2012.

Email-May-2012 - Subject: Ottawa Dowsers May 9 Meeting - Labyrinths and Dowsing
Email-April-2012 - Subject: Ottawa Dowsers` April 11 meeting and New Membership fees
Email-March-2012 - Subject: Ottawa Dowsers Tonight - “Honing your accuracy” Workshop & Special Guest
Email-February-2012 - Subject: Ottawa Dowsers - February 8 Meeting, 2 Events & ~Mini-AGM
Email-January-2012 - Subject: Ottawa Dowsers Meeting January 11, 2012
Emails-From-Andre since 2012
!Past Events Archive
This section contains information about past events.  Though Ottawa Dowsers have been meeting for many years this archive, presented retrochronally, starts January 2012.


!December 12, 2012 Christmas Potluck & AGM
December meeting is a pot luck and Annual General Meeting with elections - short and sweet part of the meeting...no admission fee...just yummy food! If you are interested in being on the board it is a great way to be part of the whole. The main agenda for the board meetings is lining up presenters, suggestions for website and planning any special events. It is a fun group and the monthly meetings are to be both informative and fun! 


!November 14, 2012 "Clairvision School"
We will have two presenters, Barbara & Riccardo from the Clairvision School. This School provides meditation training at the highest level, emphasizing the superiority of first-hand knowledge over belief. As part of the process one learns to dowse and work with the Hartmann grid.  There will be a brief introduction to the energy grids that surround us including Hartmann, Curry, Leys, etc. and how they relate to life forces.

Don't forget to pick up the current Tone Magazine and read the current article on dowsing.


!October 13, 2012 "Dowsing & Divining" Conference
Huge dowsing conference with lots of exciting speakers!  Go to http://www.canadiandowsers.org/ and click on "Dowsing & Divining in Ottawa" for more information and to register for the day long event.

!September 12, 2012
We will be having our first monthly meeting after our summer break on September 12, 7pm at  [[Routhier Community Centre|MeetingLocation]].

!June 2012 events
We are holding our June 2012 meeting on the 13th, but we are also holding  a second event on June 23, as a follow-up to the June 13 meeting. 
 
Our June 13 presenters are Nancy Bradley and Guy Nadeau. Nancy will present a brief overview of the various dowsing tools and methods with helpful ideas about their various uses and some hands-on practice as well. Guy, a long-time member and founder of the Ottawa Dowser, will cover the topic of `Map Dowsing`.  Using a map, you can dowse for various purposes, e.g. to find the best place to live, determine where to dig a well, locate a person or a lost object, search for a treasure, etc.  Guy will provide us with a map of his sugarbush property in Cantley and a list of objects that we have to dowse for.  The group exercise is to locate the items on the map.  At the end of the exercise, each one will rate his/her success.
 
The fun does not end there, as you will see Guy`s property  in Cantley, Quebec for real on June 23rd.  Prepare for a potluck picnic from 10 AM to 3 PM.  You can come by yourself or bring your spouse and children.  Wear comfortable shoes and dress as you wish, bearing in mind that the cabin and sugar shack are rustic.  You can bring a chair, or a blanket to sit on.   Don’t forget your dowsing rods or pendulum!
 
To attend the picnic, please sign up on June 13, at which time you will get directions on how to get there.

Two events to mark on your calendar:  The first is a dowsing picnic at Guy`s place on June 23rd.  Maps will be available for those who sign up.  More details will follow at the June 13 monthly meeting.  The second event is `Dowsing and Divining in Ottawa` on October 13.  To get more information, follow this link
 http://www.canadiandowsers.org/content/dowsing-divining-in-ottawa-ontario-october-12-13-2012


!May 9 Meeting - Labyrinths and Dowsing - 7pm
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Our new president, Nancy, will be the presenter at our next meeting on Wednesday, May 9.  Her topic is  `Labyrinths and Dowsing`.  At this meeting, we will explore the various uses of labyrinths, including how to construct 2- and 3-dimensional labyrinths, measuring energy fields before and after using a single and double labyrinth, finger walking, etc. Bring your L-rods, if you have them, and an open mind and heart.

!April 11, 2012 - "Dowsing with L-Rods" - Alan
This month’s speaker is Alan, and his topic is “Dowsing with L Rods”.  If you’ve ever wondered how L rods work, or if you want to improve your skills in using them, come to the meeting on April 11.  Our meetings are held at 7:00PM at the Routhier Community Centre at Cumberland Street (corner of St Patrick).  You are welcome to bring a friend.

!March 14, 2012 - “Honing your accuracy” Workshop & Special Guest
Our guest speaker Robert will be facilitating a hands-on experiential workshop for “Honing your Accuracy” with dowsing.  You will learn ways to practice dowsing with instantly verifiable results that will allow you to improve your dowsing accuracy and your confidence in your skills.  We will engage in dowsing games that will be both fun and should provide you with insightful learning experiences.  Bring your favorite dowsing tool (focus will be on pendulum) and get ready to have a good time.  This workshop should be great for beginners with nuggets even for those more advanced.

We will also enjoy the company of a special guest.  Be sure to chat with him!  Raoul Bedi was initiated into the sacred sound healing practice at the foothills of the Himalayas in October 1987. In addition , he has been trained in a variety of other supportive healing modalities including Ayurveda , Yoga & Meditation , Conscious Breathing, Body Electronics, Pranic Healing, Solar Gazing and Raw Food Nutrition. Also designed an Ayurvedic Dowsing Chart which combines significant analytical elements from Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Ayurveda (Indian Energy Medicine) , Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine and Chakra Therapy and Radionics. Its purpose is to serve as a super timesaver for Healers and Professionals whether at home , in the office or on the road. It was developed in consultation with Dr.Bhattacharya, of India,  a world leading authority on Multidimensional Healing methods.

!February 8, 2012 - "Dowsing 101" - Virginia & Mini-AGM
Guest speaker Virginia will be hosting the February 8, 2012 meeting teaching “Dowsing 101”, covering topics perfect for newbies to experienced dowsers alike.  The workshop goals include - beginners learn to dowse - improve your dowsing skills - sharing with other dowsers. The key, being to learn to access your intuition through dowsing, and to let dowsing guide your decision making.  We feel that this is the perfect topic to be dealt with for our first actual meeting of the year.  You are also urged to bring a guest for this meeting to have even more fun with, as this should be an excellent opportunity to expose your open-minded friend to this hobby.

Due to President elected at the AGM 2 months ago resigned, along with a couple others, a 15 minute AGM to cast votes for President & others at end of workshop

!January 11, 2012 - Future Planning Meeting
With Alan and Robert the only two remaining elected board members (last month the others resigned within minutes of being elected at the AGM) we held a meeting to discuss future plans and to restructure the Ottawa Dowsers group.  A noteworthy decision was made that administrative topics would not be dealt with at the monthly general meetings; only during board meetings held separately.  *YOU* are a member of the Ottawa Dowsers’ Society because YOU want to have fun exploring this marvelous skill, learn new techniques, and have the joy of sharing your wisdom with others.  As we have promised in the last email, we are committing to having our regular monthly meetings be enjoyable, informative, and hands-on experiential.  

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''Printed in Tone Magazine May 2012, page 31''

Woo Huu - - - Five years ago I didn't know how to spell it and now I are one.

Dowsing has been around for a very long time. It has a rich and fascinating history in Europe and Asia going back to prehistory.

Some of the early practitioners were the Druids who apparently helped the Roman soldiers build the highways through Europe that are still being used. They're associated with some of the famous churches, as these were built over top of the ruins of their buildings, a common practice for invading armies or religions on the move.

The Druids apparently looked for underground water sources like rivers, to build the highways on because this made the endless marching of the soldiers more bearable. There is something about the underground rivers that makes walking more pleasant, almost as if walking on water.

More recently they have been used effectively by the Austrian Highway Department to improve highway safety.

These practitioners jealously guarded their knowledge for many years, but thanks to the internet and a variety of authors, this knowledge has hit the streets running.

Sometimes this art is called Water Witching or Divining, but is used nowadays for a variety of different reasons.

It's very common in Europe and not considered unusual to have someone come to your house or your property to dowse it for a variety of reasons, such as finding water for a well, finding places where geological faults exist that will cause your foundation to crack, advising places where unhealthy radio frequency emissions are located, etc..

With a small amount of training you can learn this ancient art and then with practice, over time, and with others, improve your accuracy and breadth of knowledge

From a purely, modern mechanistic point of view, it makes absolutely no sense. I mean how are rods made from wood, metal, plastic or whatever, going to help you clear your house of issues that you can't see, hear, taste or touch? How could they possibly know where to find water, know it's depth and rate of flow, metals, lost items, underground cables, pipes, or find sources of issues with your electronic equipment etc? It is not reasonable... or sensible.. or normal... : ) But, it can.

And, that is part of the mystique. And, that is why every second Wednesday of the month (except July and August) a dedicated group of people show up at the Routhier Community Centre to do demonstrations, talk about their experiences, set up on-location dowsing challenges, help newbies, show their projects and just generally discuss this ancient art form.

Periodically, there are introductory/advanced courses for people interested in learning about or understanding this fascinating practise. These meetings have been ongoing for many years. The group is associated with the Canadian Society of Dowsers and hosted an event last October in Ottawa. We're hosting this event again in October for a weekend of learning, connecting and self discovery. What we all have in common is the search for knowledge and the expansion of awareness through dowsing.

There are various books available in our library, public libraries and online to explain the finer details and people who will teach methods for dowsing, as well as DVD courses available, depending on what appeals to you.

The “ Ottawa Dowsers . Org ” site is a source of general information and links as well as listings of upcoming events in the vibrant local Dowsing community. Check it out to see if there are things you might be interested in. It is an all volunteer group and is basically just “show up and join in the fun”. We take it seriously, but yet not too seriously and we are always open to people just dropping in to check it all out.

And this doesn't even start to mention about pendulums another topic that is closely linked to the traditional dowsing which is also very popular.

The meetings are the second Wednesday of each month except for July/August at the Routhier Community Centre on 172 Guigues Street (towards the river from the downtown Market).

Come join in the fun and learn about dowsing.
If you have friends who are curious and interested in dowsing, bring them along.  They can meet like-minded people.  All attendees will be able to hone their skills with another fun game...and of course we`ll have time for sharing.


!Future Events 

!Next Dowsing Meeting Wednesday April 10, 2013 7:00pm

!@@Special Event@@ Saturday April 13, 2013 9:00am - 2:00pm
Your Body Is Trying To Tell You Something

(Physical, Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual)

FIND OUT WHAT ON

SATURDAY APRIL 13TH
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

HINTONBURG COMMUNITY CENTRE
1064 Wellington, Ottawa
PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE BACK

613 798 8874
Join the Ottawa Dowsers Group for

Hands-on presentations
-By-
Malcolm Speirs – Aura Reading

Malcolm, a lifelong clairvoyant, spiritual minister & Results Therapist, has worked with his gift for
35 years in many areas & is internationally known. Malcolm will be offering mini physic reading
sessions in the afternoon as well.

Lynn Walker – ~L-Rods-Pendulums & your thoughts

As an Internationally acclaimed Canadian healer & teacher, Lynn will show, using ~L-Rods and
Pendulums how your thoughts really affect you and what you have to do to change that. Lynn
will offer mini afternoon sessions as well.

Avelia Manoukian – Aura Photography

Thai Yoga, Massage Therapist, Bowen Therapist & Medical Intuitive will share the value of
Aura/Chakra Photography with afternoon mini readings available as well

ALL ACTIVITIES BY DONATION

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT OTTAWA DOWSERS AT
OTTAWADOWSERS.ORG@GMAIL.COM
613-596-0260

!Dowsing Practice Games & Prizes
At the monthly meetings a dowsing game is set up, explained at the start of the meeting.  During the meeting, at your leisure, you have the fun opportunity to practice your actual dowsing skills to divine the target being searched for.  At the end of the meeting the correct answer will be revealed, prizes will be awarded, and those who successfully found the target will have the chance to share what they did for everyone to learn from.

@@Note About Dowsing Game March 13, 2013@@ - Each month we feature a different dowsing related game at each of our meetings to practice our dowsing skills upon.  For the meeting in March 2013 we set up a completely blind dowsing exercise; the dowsers in attendance didn't even know what the question was, as it was sealed within an envelope, and even the answers were also blind within sealed envelopes.  Furthermore, the game was set up to determine a future outcome.  The results were statistically significant, with 70% of dowsers determining one answer, which later proved to be correct.  Nearly three times as many people dowsed the correct answer, as opposed to the wrong answer, and remember that by random chance we would expect an approximately 50/50 split.  The game was set up to determine the future price of gold, whether the closing price for Friday (two days later) would be higher or lower than the current price which at the time was $1,586.90 (this price was specified on the question sheet in the question envelope).  The dowsers in attendance were told to verify the results on Friday evening (or during the weekend) by going to http://finance.yahoo.com/ .  As it turns out the dowsers succeeded in divining the correct direction of the markets - Gold went up, as predicted by the majority of dowsers.  The point of this exercise was to use a real world situation to practice dowsing against.  You may do the same exercise at home, dowsing whether the price of gold, or some other commodity, stock, or equity, will go up or down in value ending at a specific period of time.  Remember, this is NOT to suggest that you trade (or gamble) upon the outcome of your dowsing, but rather is a way to practice dowsing to determine future outcomes.  For what it is worth, there was a company who allegedly used the services of a group of dowsers and did a series of blind dowsing with them, similarly to the exercise described above, and traded silver based on the general consensus of a group of dowsers the employed.  Allegedly the investors made a lot of money doing this.

!Past Events
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