Geomantica 56 – August 2013
Geomantica is an international magazine of geomancy, dowsing, eco-sensitivity, esoteric agriculture and eco-living, published three times per year in Australia.
Editor: Alanna Moore.
The 15th birthday of Geomantica is coming this September 2013. Archived back issues are on their way! The International Dowsing Telesummit is on again for next month too, with editor Alanna Moore one of the speakers.
* Love the indigenous dreamings!
* Extra-terrestrial Origin of Some Nature Intelligences.
* Wireless Transmission of Power.
* Orb Shack.
* Report of new books launch at Maldon and Melbourne
* Upcoming new book: Stone Age Farming – tapping nature’s subtle energies for your farm or garden, 2nd edition.
* British Society of Dowser’s journal features Alanna Moore’s cover story.
* Electro-static horror story!
* Trees Keep you Healthy
* EMFs destroy nature
* Plants continue respond to light after being picked.
* Soil Regeneration through Electromagnetism
* Food Rituals Aid Health and Happiness, New Study Shows
* Building ritual objects found in Brisbane
* Free Wifi? How about Wifi Free Instead! – actions against NBN Towers in Victoria and Mullum Wi-Fi Public Internet, northern NSW.
X Marks the Spot – by Suzy Keys. Finding an expensive and infuriating water leak in Far North Queensland, via map dowsing by Alanna Moore, Victoria.
On Dowsing and Revegetation – a talk by David Kennett, WA
Clay is a Healer – by Alanna Moore, Victoria
Don’t Frack my Holy Well – by Bee Smith, Ireland
Canopy-Style EMR Shield – by P Neilson, NSW
* Water Spirits of the world: A Geomantic Guidebook by Alanna Moore reviewed in Tapestry magazine.
* Touchstones for Today – 4 reviews of Alanna Moore’s new book.
– Upcoming Geomantica Events
* Soon happening in northern NSW and central Victoria.
* In 2014: Sacred Earth Pilgrimage Tours in Ireland with Alanna Moore.
Around 15 years ago – on the spring equinox of 1998, 21/9/98 – the first edition of quarterly magazine Geomantica was launched in print. By the tenth issue, it had become an on-line only publication and back issues became scarce.
Now, to celebrate 15 years of continuing to be the world’s foremost web-magazine on geomancy, those first issues have finally been made available again, this time as digital files for download, and mostly in glorious colour, unlike before. The rest of the back issues are also being re-packaged digitally, with 5 issues in each ‘5 pack’.
Within the old Geomantica pages there are a host of fascinating articles that you can’t read anywhere else. And their contents continue to hold currency today. In fact, you will soon be able to buy them ($10 for a 5 pack).
The launch date for the archived magazines is 21/9/13, on Geomantica’s 15th birthday.
However, if you join in the upcoming Dowsing Tele-Summit in September, and listen to Alanna Moore’s practical lecture on Earth acupuncture techniques, you will get a chance to buy them a bit early and at half price, but this special offer is for Summit attendees only.
Tele-Summit details are yet to be finalised. But for now you can visit http://dowsingworldsummit.com for notification about the event. Sign up and you will receive emails about it and early bird specials.
Enjoy this jam packed with goodness issue of Geomantica 56 and many thanks go to all contributors,
Best of blessings to you all! Alanna Moore
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Love the indigenous dreamings!
I live in Brisbane, Queensland. By the way, I really enjoy your books, especially Divining Earth Spirit, I found it really inspiring. I also like that you have write so much about both Aboriginal and Irish dreamings, as this resonates so strongly with me being a first generation Australian brought up with a strong connection to my Irish heritage, and also to have respect (and connection) to the original inhabitants and spirits of this land. I am very happy that you are doing what you are doing and look forward hearing and reading to more of what you have to share with the world, as well as the things you do for it.
Extra-terrestrial Origin of Some Nature Intelligences
I’m wondering if you know that many nature intelligences are actually extra-terrestrial in origin? I have been in contact with three groups of highly-evolved elementals, and at least one of them is from another galaxy. Biological life on this planet may have been created by extra-terrestrial energy from another galaxy (or galaxies).
The E.T. nature of many beings who have evolved alongside humans on this planet (but not necessarily of this dimension and density) is something that is very important to the birth of the new paradigm. It is something that you will learn about very soon, even if you do not feel that it is relevant to you personally. It is not my intention to force my beliefs on anyone, but I feel that it is important because they will be working openly with humans to heal the planet and right all the millennia of wrongs that has been inflicted on humanity. The Aborigines know about their galactic origins, as do many indigenous societies around the world. In fact, the out-of-African theory of human evolution is wrong, and homo sapiens have existed for far longer than the accepted idea dictates.
You may believe that all E.T.s have malevolent intentions towards humankind, but that is not true. There is a dark/light aspect to all forms of life except at the highest levels of evolution. The E.T.s who are currently assisting humanity are trying to remove all the negative influences from this planet, and this includes negative E.T. influences.
I am not actually a dowser. I was able to communicate with these beings through a person who has the ability to detect energy without any tools. He could see and hear their communication as images and music. I’m not able to do this myself yet, but it’s an ability I have forgotten rather than something I’ve never known. I’m looking for someone who can help me, if this is something they feel drawn to.
Planetary healing is something I’m very interested in, especially for problems like radioactive pollution and sites where powerful harmful rituals have been performed (i.e. government centres, financial centres and military sites). I think with the right people, the right tools, and assistance from the E.T.s and nature intelligences, areas like Fukushima, Chernobyl and nuclear testing grounds can be cleared.
I would like to garner interest for my cause. Is anyone out there who would like to also be involved? Could they please make contact via Geomantica.
WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF POWER
This is potentially the most dangerous technology I have seen so far. Can you imagine the effect upon leylines, health, human consciousness, etc. of pumping the entire planet with some artificial frequency! The air is already full of EMR. Now they want to do the same with the Earth itself. There will be no sanctuary left … anywhere. The ground would literally be buzzing beneath our feet.”
Supposedly based on Tesla, but looks pretty crude. However, it represents an emerging “WPT” trend, which will be very tempting for power companies, and consumers too ignorant to consider the consequences.
Here is another form of wireless power, but transmitted through the air. Unfortunately, it’s the next “logical” step for pushing more and more electronic gadgets.
We need to be especially vigilant about these type of schemes, and get the word out ASAP!”
As always I’m greatly in appreciation of all your newsletters and books and everything you share.
The olives are doing great and all the Nature Spirits I work with. Now getting thousands of orbs as well. What Magic!!
I do a lot of Perelandra Co-creative style work with my olive trees and use my rods or pendulum to find geopathic stress areas then address it with Perelandra processes (Energy cleanse and soil balancing with essences) Then I can dowse again and see the difference! Also I’ve taken lots of photos with super orb activity but am still in the stage of getting to know them. Nature Spirit orbs have a different energy to people spirit orbs or the very white ones from the future.
Attaching a recent photo of inside my big shed where I work with Nature Spirits to determine nutrients for olive oil, foliage, atmosphere etc. Along with all the possums, rats and mice – it’s a lovely space to be.
* Report of new books launch by Python Press at Maldon in central Victoria and Melbourne
On April 11th Alanna Moore’s new book Touchstone for Today was launched at the Theosophical Society, Russell St Melbourne and Alanna gave a talk for a dozen or so people.
Another launch of Touchstones for Today, as well as The Sheltermaker’s Manual (2 volumes by Alanna’s husband, ‘sheltermaker’ Peter Cowman) was held on May 20th at Peppercorn Books, Maldon. Around 15 people attended the talk, the location of which is not far from one of the sacred sites featured in Touchstones and seen on the back cover photo.
* Another upcoming new book from Python Press:
Stone Age Farming – tapping nature’s subtle energies for your farm or garden, 2nd edition.
Alanna Moore’s next new book updates this overview of esoteric growing techniques 10 years after the first edition. While this new edition came out in Europe and North America in 2011, it is only now available in Australia – from September 1st 2013.
This what a Canadian dowser has said of the 2nd edition –
“Some of you may remember the book Stone Age Farming by Alanna Moore. When a few books were available at a previous Questers Conference, they were quickly snapped up. There is now a 2nd edition, revised and updated with new photographs.
“I have just finished reading it, and it has me quite excited. With our emphasis at recent conferences on stronger connections with our dear host planet, Mother Earth and all that inhabit it, this book focuses on revitalising the actual ground.
“Alanna has written a book that gives all of us, whether we tend a small garden, a wild space, or a large farm, a way to connect with and enhance our space. She gives very detailed instructions on how to revitalise even the most depleted ground. Part One talks of the soul of the soil. Part Two describes dowsing in the garden. She goes on to share earth-spirited permaculture.
“Throughout the book she describes every way she has heard of or been part of to bring our land into balance, and to enhance both our growing in the fields and even our living around these spaces. She includes details of cautions, and also includes a thorough listing of references and bibliography to allow us to take any particular route as far as we want.
“Her book is available worldwide through www.AcresUSA.com (a great site for earth friendly books), or on Amazon.
Reviewed by Barbara Botham, Canada.
(Note – Barbara is referring to the Acres USA American edition of the book. For obtaining the book in other parts of the world – pythonpress.com)
* British Society of Dowser’s journal features Alanna Moore’s cover story.
The cover of ‘Dowsing Today’, journal of the British Society of Dowsers, April 2013, has a photo of the Stone Serpent in Victoria, and inside is the story of this mysterious stone arrangement that goes up a mountain side, from a spring to a python-head shaped boulder.
The article is an extract from the book Water Spirits of the World by Alanna Moore.
* Electro-static Horror story!
An Australian man builds up 40,000 volts of static electricity in his clothing, setting a carpet on fire and burning plastic.
* Trees Keep you Healthy
“Researcher Geoffrey Donovan led a team looking at correlations between loss of trees and human health. What they found was certainly revealing: in a survey of 1300 counties where the emerald ash borer was destroying forests, in areas where trees declined, the human mortality rate, specifically for lower respiratory tract illness and cardiovascular illnesses, went up. This was after controlling for other factors that might be involved, like age, income and education.
“In their abstract, the researchers noted that:
“There was an increase in mortality related to cardiovascular and lower-respiratory-tract illness in counties infested with the emerald ash borer. The magnitude of this effect was greater as infestation progressed and in counties with above-average median household income. Across the 15 states in the study area, the borer was associated with an additional 6113 deaths related to illness of the lower respiratory system, and 15,080 cardiovascular-related deaths.
“There’s previously been some famous research showing that people recover faster from surgery and take fewer drugs if their hospital room has a view of trees. Other research has shown that mothers with more trees around their homes are less likely to have underweight babies. It’s been shown that if you put people in a natural environment, it can reduce their blood pressure, heart rate and other measures of stress….
* EMFs destroy nature
“Research into effects of microwaves on vegetation, amphibians, birds and insects has found that effects include plant and tree die-off, drastic decline in wild amphibian populations and an increase in the number of deformed amphibians being found, reduced bird density in areas of increased field strength and increased bird aggression, and alteration in worker bees’ behaviour and physiology.”
Extracted from: Dr Isaac Jamieson’s review, Smart Meters – Smarter Practices, details a number of possible critical environmental effects from smart meter technology. (Jamieson, 2011, pp. 137-144) via Stop Smart Meters Australia website.
* Plants continue respond to light after being picked
Friday, 21 June 2013 from
“Fruit and vegetables are still alive after they’re picked, continuing to respond to changes in light across the day and night, a new study has found.
“The findings suggest lighting could be used to simulate day and night to keep food fresh and nutritious, US scientists reported in the latest edition of the journal Current Biology.
* Soil Regeneration through Electromagnetism
A website of someone based in Western Australia who has boosted plant growth in their garden by magnetising liquid fertiliser. Check-out:
* Food Rituals Aid Health and Happiness, New Study Shows
Extracted from Dr Mercola, 8/8/2013
“If you want to make your food taste better, and more thoroughly enjoy the experience of a meal, it may be as simple as performing a ritual first, according to new research from the University of Minnesota.
“But simply watching someone perform a ritual, such as making lemonade, was not effective at improving its taste, which suggests personal involvement in the ritual process is key. The researchers concluded that rituals may have such an impact because they force you to become more involved in the experience at hand:
‘’Rituals enhance the enjoyment of consumption because of the greater involvement in the experience that they prompt.
“Rather than simply eating a bar of chocolate, for instance, stopping to feel the texture in your hands, breaking it into smaller pieces and waiting to savor each bite slowly is likely to enhance your enjoyment, even allowing you to feel more satisfied by eating less chocolate.
“One of the most rewarding rituals you can do before a meal is to stop and give thanks for your food. Not only might this make your food taste better, but also people who are thankful for what they have are better able to cope with stress, have more positive emotions, and are better able to reach their goals.
“People who give thanks before they eat also tend to eat more slowly and savor the meal more so than those who do not, lending a natural transition to mindful eating, Similar to engaging in a ritual beforehand, being mindful when you eat forces you to slow down and makes you feel more connected and involved in your eating experience.”
Extracted from – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/08/rituals-before-eating.aspx?e_cid=20130808_DNL_art_2&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20130808
* Building foundation ritual objects in Brisbane in the news
“Unusual treasure has been discovered beneath the floorboards of one Brisbane’s oldest buildings. A long dead cat and a man’s boot found there are thought to be evidence of ancient folk magic.
“Workmen tackling rising damp at the National Trust building on William Street in the Brisbane CBD have dug up the objects while carrying out restoration works.
“Historians believe the objects were deliberately concealed under the floor as a folk magic ritual to protect the occupants of the building from evil spirits.
“Dr Ian Evans has been researching the ritual and its history in Australia.
“This is a story with a very long ancestry,” he said.
“What it tells us it that people in Queensland in the 19th century, as in the rest of Australia, believed in and practiced folk magic.”
* Free Wifi? How about Wifi Free Instead!
Public Wi-Fi Internet and the Battle to stop Mass Irradiation of the Public, by Alanna Moore. August 2013.
Your editor has been working ceaselessly this year to stop the threat of wireless internet broadcast (NBN) towers and so-called ‘smart’ electricity meters (later for gas and water metering too!) in central Victoria and beyond.
Our email group – the Citizens Advocating for a Safe Environment – circulates information and encourages participation in the movement for a safe and healthy environment free from invisible health threats. It was started at the beginning of this year, just as the threat of NBN towers arrived.
CASE members are concerned about the madness of wireless internet and the like being forced onto the public – a major public health threat in the making. Luckily we have some great experts in our ranks, including several Building Biologists and a telecommunications whiz.
We have written scores of letters-to-editors and politicians, fought NBN towers in VCAT (the planning tribunal in Victoria) and now some of us are out on the streets doing direct actions. We may not have stopped all the towers, but our public education program is raising much awareness about the unbridled threats to public health from telecommunications technology today. So maybe no-one will ever want to subscribe to them!
Here’s a link to our latest action in a local newspaper:
We generally put on monthly public meetings where we show films (downloaded from the internet) and have discussions afterwards. Our monthly market stall at Wesley Hill market (near Castlemaine, central Victoria) is always an enjoyable and interesting experience.
So we are getting word out, that wifi is bad for you, your kids particularly, plus your pets, plants, livestock and wildlife too. Use a plug instead! While you are at it – get rid of your cordless phone and use the mobile phone with great caution! Say NO to anyone who wants to install a so-called ‘smart’ meter at your home and checkout www.stopsmartmeters.com.au
New members are welcome. There is no fee to join. If you’d like to find out more about C.A.S.E., email – email@example.com
Action Against Mullum Wi-Fi Public Internet
From our northern NSW correspondent:
“A group of concerned residents in the Northern NSW town of Mullumbimby is presently opposing plans for town-wide, Wi-Fi internet by members of their local Chamber of Commerce. These objections are based upon increasing scientific evidence linking wireless microwaves with specific health disorders. Warnings have been issued by several major world governments, while Australian standards remain lax by comparison.
“This could happen in your own town, or local school. Why not be prepared? Visit their informative website at : www.mullumwifi.com (no .au)”
More wifi woes
Unfortunately, news has just come in that the Adelaide CBD is next to become a free wifi, RF irradiation zone:
People need to nip this unhealthy trend towards wifi everything in the bud, before it is too late. Australia and the NBN Co. need to be focused on getting fibre optic cables to mostly all of us and to forget this trend of wireless internet deliver, that is typically no better than what is already available on the copper wires, but is toxic in its delivery.
Why not tell your Federal election candidates you don’t want any more NBN towers or so-called ‘smart’ meters rolled out across the rest of this country, or else they won’t get your vote!
X Marks the Spot
by Suzy Keys, July 2013
I live in a small block of 14 apartments on the Cairns Esplanade in Far North Queensland that has been plagued with water issues this year, the worst of which has had plumbers tearing their hair out for months. When the water bills arrived late 2012, they were double the normal amount. After investigation into individual water usage, it was decided that there was a leak in the system. A leak that was doubling the entire usage of the 14 apartments and the garden sprinkler system. The hip pocket was hurting and motivated the residents to employ a plumber this week to spend a whole day looking for it. Well that day turned into a week and still no leak was found, despite Wal’s best efforts.
The apartments are 40 years old and there was no map of the plumbing system to be found. On the Monday morning I got chatting to Wal and asked him if he dowsed for the pipes, and he said “Not yet”. He said his father and grandfather were involved in colour therapy dowsing, but he didn’t have the gift. I went inside and dug out my bent steel divining rods from my days at Castlemaine and Alanna’s workshops. They were covered in rust, indicating that not much usage had occurred and that I was a bit rusty myself. I cleaned the rods and went outside to have a go. To my surprise Wal was in the car park with a pair of copper wires bent into rods and was also giving it a go.
I gave him mine and together we mapped out the layout of the pipes. It was truly amazing. Other neighbours and the chairman of the Body Corporate were watching from their upstairs windows and came down to find out what we were doing. Wal didn’t know that he could dowse so well, but now we had a plan. It was time to dig down and find the joins, as he figured that the leak would be most likely at a join. We just hoped it wasn’t a join under the building or the concrete car park. We had visions of the building collapsing into a giant sink hole, as the building is on a sand dune, and the water was going straight down to the water table, making it harder to find and possibly creating a huge cavern under the building.
But we did have a clue. About 6 weeks earlier, one ground floor resident got a surprise one morning when water began seeping up through his kitchen floor. Wal had been summoned and isolated the apartment from the main system for a week, but it disappeared without a trace, leaving us all scratching our heads and wondering what on earth was going on.
By Monday night, Wal was not happy. He didn’t like digging and so far he couldn’t find find water, although there were pipes where we had mapped and some where we hadn’t looked. I printed out a plan of the building and gave him my dowsing crystal and asked him to give map dowsing a go, but the crystal wasn’t interested. I suggested that I would send it to my friend Alanna Moore and see if she could find it. His boss called him off the job and said they had to come up with another plan of attack. I called Alanna who was busy with Llamas, so I sent her an email with the plan of the building attached and waited.
Meanwhile, the next day, Wal spent the day digging up the garden until he had all the pipes to each apartment block exposed. He then cut each one and inserted a handle that would allow each pipe to be shut off from the rest of the system. The plan then was to shut off each apartment and read the water meter to see if it stopped the flow, thus isolating which apartment was on top of the leak, if it was indeed under the building.
For the next three days, Wal could be heard yelling and screaming as he searched in vain for pipes and joins. The garden looked like moles were living in it as little piles of dirt and stones popped up everywhere. He found a leak near my ground floor apartment, but it was not a gusher, which is what we were looking for. We would all go out and give him encouragement and cups of tea, and stand around in the carpark trying to be helpful and wondering where and when it would all end.
By Friday morning we were focused on a resident’s party and get together we were having that night. We’re a pretty friendly bunch, a mixture of long term renters and owners wrestling with the ongoing maintenance and compliance issues that beset apartment dwellers and Body Corporates and it was decided that a party was needed to boost moral.
Wal had turned the water off again, so I decided to check my mail, and found one from Alanna that was 2 days old. How did I miss that? Alanna had sent back the plan with 2 crosses marking where she thought it might be. One was near my building, which had already been found, and the other was outside the front patio of residents who had been travelling around Europe for several months.
I went straight outside with my rods to where X marked the spot, and looked into the bushes where a garden sprinkler was located. I then walked round in front of their apartment and noticed the sand was wet. This was unusual as the sprinklers had been turned of for a week and it hadn’t been raining. I looked for a source and noticed that the artificial grass on their patio was soaked. Mmmmm. It was beginning to look suspicious. Then I realised there was water trickling from inside the building so I fetched the next door neighbour as Wal had gone AWOL. He said it looked like the leak he had coming up through his kitchen floor tiles a few weeks ago. Maybe it had moved next door.
My upstairs neighbour who had the key, was asleep. I banged on his door, until he opened it, bleary eyed from the night before. He soon woke up when I told him what we had found as he had been asked to caretake their place. We raced downstairs and unlocked the door and were confronted by water all over the floor, about an inch deep in the laundry and flowing towards the patio door. Was this our leak?
We rang Wal and turned off the water. The leak stopped. We pushed the water out through the front door, and put towels on the floor to keep it out of the carpeted bedrooms. Other residents turned up and it was decided to wait for Wal to dismantle the laundry and find the water pipes in the corner where we thought the leak was coming from. However, when that was done, there was no leak coming from there. Now what?
We turned the water back on, and lay on the floor, ear to the ground and heard the water rushing to fill a hole under the floor, then suddenly water started oozing up from under the laundry sink cabinet and running along the shiny white tiles, spreading like an incoming tide in the Kimberleys. Ooops! It looked like we found the leak and it’s not good news for the owners, as an apartment upstairs had sprung a leak in their spa two weeks ago and water had come down into their kitchen causing damage. Now the water was coming up through the floor and the concrete slab under the laundry would have to be dug up and we don’t know yet, what will be found underneath.
Above and right: Wal uses special listening devices to hear leaks.
I had printed out Alanna’s map with the two crosses and it was a source of amazement to everyone there, that someone almost 4000 kilometres away could find the leak, which had eluded plumbers for months, in a few minutes.
Champagne corks popped that night at the party. We had something to celebrate and it happened in such a freakish way, that we will never forget it.
“What does she do?” asked 86 year old Ann. “She’s a Geomancer” I replied.
“Is that something to do with the Earth? ” she asked. “It’s everything to do with the Earth” I told her, and a lively discussion about the miracle continued into the night, toasts were made to Alanna and we now wait to see what happens next.
On Dowsing and Revegetation
– a talk by David Kennett of his experiences at ‘Auria’ in Western Australia.
As summarised by the Natural Resonance Study Group, Perth.
It was 12 years ago when David bought 440 acres of depleted land in the Shire of Dowerin.
At a meeting of the NRSG, David had learned about the ‘Curry Grid’, discovered by German scientists: Drs. Curry and Whitman. Based on his newfound knowledge, David wanted to plant trees using the subtle energies of the Curry Grid. The Curry Grid runs N/W to S/E and N/E to S/W.
Each square contains 500 minor electro-magnetic energy lines, all affecting each other so each intersection point displays unique electromagnetic qualities within the specific squares of the grid. These are all to do with the magnetic field of the planet.
By dowsing, David discovered that:
a) It appears that for each species of tree and shrub there is a specific place – the intersection of two specific minor energy lines within each Curry Grid square – to which is predisposed to grow – and one metre due south of ‘the best place’ is ‘the worst place’ for that plant.
b) It is best to plant a line of trees N/W to S/E.
c) However vegetables like specific lines – oriented N/E to S/W.
d) Wheat is best planted N/E to S/W. Some farmers in Dowerin are following this advice now.
e) It appears that some trees are ‘sacrificial’, that is – they become badly affected by insects because they are growing either a metre E to W of the optimum place within the Curry Grid for the specific variety.
f) Those planted N to S are subject to bird attacks.
g) Symbiotic/allopathic relationships occur between plants.
For example – Eucalypts, acacias and melaleucas appear to be companion plants. The acacias and melaleucas provide nutrients for the eucalypts as a result of the symbiotic relationships that exist between them.
Sandalwood is hemi-parasitic. Jam Wattle is generally considered the best host. Like all acacias it puts nitrogen into the ground but it is felt that possibly it is one of the 5 additional elements that it appears to put into the ground that make it superior as a host when compared to the other wattles.
h) Plants get 80% of their nutrients from the air.
The ‘Circle of Elements’
David described his dowsing work with the ‘Circle of Elements’. There are radii within a circle that correspond to 105 known elements, with some representing currently unknown elements. When dowsed to determine which plants introduce which element into the soil, the divining rod frequently indicates un-named radii, while various plants appear to introduce inert elements.
“It is felt the ‘Circle of Elements’ is most important and I request that anyone who is interested in it make one up for themselves. It is very simple as I will try to explain and the attached photo will provide guidance.
“Initially I just did it on the garage floor, but then made one up on a thick/heavy plastic drop sheet that I got at the hardware store. I then asked to be given a representation of each of the elements present on Mother Earth. Later I was shown radii of two concentric circles – but initially only one as shown in the photo.
Having marked out where all the radii intersected the circles, I found that the inner circle ones were midway between those on the outer circle but I was given 71 on the outer circle first – I wonder if there is significance in there being two concentric circles? By having two circles, the radii are further apart and easier to work with when one has a smaller size of circle which can be more convenient.
“I then asked which radius represented each of the known elements that one can find listed in most dictionaries or on the internet in the Periodic Table. There are unnamed radii, which I find most interesting.
“If anyone decides to do this, and I suggest it is done individually rather than with an assistant as the spirit guides of individuals do not necessarily work co-operatively with each other. It will be interesting to see the results to see if everyone gets the same compass bearing [so record North, South, East and West] for each of the individual elements.
“It might be an idea for anyone doing it to ask for “the Circle of Elements as provided to David Kennett” and see if this makes a difference.
“Having made up the ‘Circle of Elements’ it can be used in a multitude of ways. I am particularly interested in which elements the different weeds are putting into the soil for the benefit [or detriment] of other plants. These may be elements harvested from the atmosphere, or transmuted from another element as the alchemists believed, as do I, as a result of this work.
“Interestingly, I got that calthrop, a highly invasive weed, puts bismuth into the soil, and when I looked up bismuth on the internet, I saw that is says that wheat takes bismuth out of the soil. Strange wording as it did not say that bismuth is an important trace element as one might expect from the statement. Interesting in that the land has grown wheat for 70 or more years, so it is logical that bismuth would be missing from the soil. Also interesting is the fact that bismuth is not listed as an important trace element by scientists. I feel this should be looked into.
“I am convinced that the weeds are really important Companion Plants for any crop – and of course this would explain why, by letting a paddock ‘lay fallow’ or ‘rest’, the nutrient level builds up.
“I have been given permission by the manager of the Pastoral Lands Board to undertake plantings on Pastoral Leases. This is a fantastic opportunity, and as several people have mentioned that funding by the bucket load might be coming for environmental projects, it is hoped that the Auria research can be part of it. My direct seeder has had its initial trials, we just have to see what germinates. It is a fantastic experiment that I have underway.
“I am now about to make ‘Mk 11′ version of the seeder that will make it even more exciting. ‘Mk1′ in the photo sows a variety of different seeds at various spacings while water is injected into the soil to encourage rapid germination and rooting to out-compete the weeds. Carbon in the form of wood chips are deposited below the seeds.
Some rows are planted with water and wood chips, others without the water and others without the wood chips. It has all been recorded on steel ‘plates’ (green one seen in the pic amidst the wood chips) onto which the information is stamped to ensure long life and the convenience of having the information on hand for anyone looking around the plantings.
Clay is a Healer
by Alanna Moore
The healing qualities of clay have long been recognised and knowledge of it no doubt stemmed from people’s observations of animals seeking out particular clay deposits to cure their ailments or to stay healthy. Elephants coat themselves with mud and purge themselves with silico-magnesium marls, for example. Other animals are known to partake of radioactive clays in emergencies. A curative loam in Siberia was discovered by people who saw the high number of wild pigs, deer etc going to use it.
Many cultures have traditions of eating clay. Expectant mothers and children in Malaysia ate certain clays known as ‘ampo’. A popular cure world-wide for treating diarrhoea, dysentery and constipation, clay’s principal active component minerally is aluminium silicate, while some have titanium as well. The colloidal properties of clay act as a cleanser and remover of poisons.
German naturopath Kneip recommended poultices and compresses/plasters of clay mixed with vinegar for people, and this was a popular method of wound healing etc. While in rural France farmers would coat seriously ill animals with such clay/vinegar pastes (or with sea salt replacing the vinegar).
Raymond Dextreit writes that clay is said to provide protection from ionising radiation and it can be used to clean up after nuclear accidents (but it must be wet clay). That when clay is freshly mixed it “exhibits temporary radioactivity”, and that (thin) glasses often break when holding a clay slip, because the water and the clay both “emit waves”.
Clay, Life and Intelligence
Clay has been said to exhibit the “intelligence of nature”, for when imbibed it tends to go wherever it is needed and to act beneficially there for several days, removing any toxins and pathogens.
Clay is said (by NASA) to have played an important role in generating life on Earth, by contributing some of the amino acids required. As clay has metals in it, it is able to attract nucleoproteins that can help to make chains of RNA.
“Clay is an electrically charged colloid which, when its electrical properties become dense, assumes the form of a template capable of duplicating information possessed by the microorganisms. The theory that life originated from clay can be said to have its origins in the fact that clay does have the capacity to accept and fix (bind within itself) a multiplicity of diverse electronic resonance or information,”
says another clay pioneer Dr. Teruo Higa, of Effective Microrganisms. Dr. Higa is a pioneer in horticultural research, who has developed a line of products which include combining fired clays with effective microganisms. He is the author of An Earth Saving Revolution II. (From: http://www.eytonsearth.org/clay-personalities.php)
Using Clay for Healing
Taken internally at a rate of one teaspoon daily, clay can regulate the metabolism, act as a tonic on several organs including the heart and help to alkalinize the blood, Dextreit recommends.
To prepare medicinal clay for consumption he suggests seeking out local clay, that is as thick as possible and without sand (not crunchy between the teeth). The night before taking it, put the teaspoonful in a half glass of fresh, unboiled water. Don’t use metal to mix it or to store in, just a thick glass or ceramic mug. Take it on waking or at night before bedtime, or an hour before a meal. Continue the daily dose for 3 weeks, then stop for a week. Continue, if necessary, taking it for one week, then having one week off, for months, if necessary.
For external use as a poultice, make a thin clay slip by soaking clay in equal quantities of fresh, unboiled water in a non-metallic and non-plastic bowl. Leave if for one hour, ideally sitting in the sun under a piece of gauze. Use from cold to hot, depending on the situation. For example, a hot fever would require a cold mud pack. Apply to face or whole head for up to 30 minutes. Olive oil or juice can be added. For head problems, the nape of the neck can be plastered with clay.
Don’t stir the clay before putting it on as a poultice and handle it as little as possible. Apply directly to the skin and allow it to dry and drop off.
A whole body mud bath can be very effective and one bath can be used several times. Dextreit suggests to start with just 5 – 10 minutes of mud bathing, going up to 15 – 20 minutes. The mud bath can be taken 2 or more times per week for a month. It has been a popular treatment for rheumatism, arthritis, bone diseases and some types of paralysis. (Other sources say to soak for up to 2 hours in a mud bath.)
According to a recent article on NaturalNews.com clay baths have become increasingly popular of late, as a safe and effective means of detoxing heavy metals from the body through the pores of the skin.
Clay in the Garden
Added clay mixed into topsoil can improve and sweeten acid soils and improve moisture retention in them.
Sick trees can be improved with a traditional clay slip paste painted onto their trunk.
Before replanting or transplanting, one can soak the roots of little plants in a clay slip, also the roots of bare rooted fruit trees. To each 5 litres of clay slip you can also add one cup of chamomile tea.
Clay added to organic waste improves the resulting humus/compost and the quality of carbon retained in the soil.
The many fabulous uses for clay are truly mind-boggling!
The Healing Power of Clay, by Raymond Dextreit, Editions Aquarius, Switzerland, 1953, 1987.
- I see this classic book is still in print and is available, 750,000 copies later, from the publisher at http://www.editions-aquarius.com/product.php?id_product=37
Don’t Frack my Holy Well
by Bee Smith, Ireland
This is an extract from an important article in ‘About Place’, an online Journal, of June 2013. Photos by Alanna Moore.
I passionately know this to be true
and want to retain that sanctity….
“One hundred yards down the lane where I live in a corner of northwest Ireland, in the first village on the River Shannon, is a holy well. For many years the ivy worked away at the mortar; stones were perilously loose. One wall looked at risk of collapse.
“The well had a reputation for having ‘gone dry’, meaning that you could no longer draw the healing water. In that circumstance the cure – the healing power of the well’s spring water – flees to the nearest tree. In this case the tree was covered in ivy and also didn’t look in the pink of health.
“Nevertheless, the holy well was a focus for local devotion and I witnessed various neighbours trekking up to Tubber. Clooties appeared on that tree, offerings for the cure or in gratitude for favours granted. It also fulfils a memorial purpose as people adjust to bereavement….
Read the full story here:
Canopy-Style Electro-Magnetic Radiation Shield
by P Nielsen, NSW
The recent installation of a cell phone tower about 600 meters from my home has resulted in a 20-fold increase in measured electromagnetic radiation. Being concerned about possible health effects, I devised a shielding device for my bed as described in this article.
First a few words about microwave radiation. It differs from the 50/60Hz of municipal power grids. Being far higher in frequency of oscillation, it is both less penetrative and more directional. This simplifies several aspects of shielding. Nearly any metallic surface, when placed perpendicular, will cause it to reflect back toward its origin. Furthermore, no ground wire connection is required for discharge.
My method presumes there is a SINGLE dominant point source. The trick is to determine its precise angle of incidence at your location. To detect this, a good quality radio frequency (RF) meter, such as the Coronet ED85SEX shown below, is essential. It retails for around $185. Get together with a few friends and buy one for shared use. It will open your eyes and ears to the hidden, but influential, world of EMR.
Hold the meter vertically behind a large sheet of foil, stiffened with cardboard. Rotate both in unison, 360 degrees, until the field intensity reading is at its lowest; representing diffuse background noise. This indicates the ideal plane of orientation for the shielding surface. The relative position of the offending cell tower should also be visually verified.
If there is little or no change in readings, it means one or more additional RF signals are arriving simultaneously from another direction. This could even be a nearby domestic wireless modem or cordless phone. In this case, a curved unidirectional shield is NOT advised since it may concentrate radio waves hitting its concave side. One alternative is a commercially sold full bed canopy of nylon mesh interwoven with silver fibres. Unfortunately, these can cost up to $1000.
Since nearly half of our life is spent sleeping, the bed is a logical spot for reducing net daily exposure. The head and upper torso are the most vital body parts to protect, and for this the shield does not need to be full length. My improvised solution is based upon a half-dome beach shelter, preferably with fibreglass poles. These are available at bargain shops or online for as little as $30.
The outer (convex) side of the dome is then covered entirely with aluminized car windshield reflectors. Normally four are required. Hold them in place on the frame with small spring clips. Seams should overlap several inches and be taped flat. In addition to simply reflecting microwaves, the resulting curvature encloses a defined space. By contrast, a flat metal sheet, unless quite large, shields less volume. This is due to the light-like defractive property of microwaves, which causes them to re-converge after passing edges.
The system works best with single bed frames, or lower twins, since these can be pushed further into the dome. Obviously, for this arrangement to succeed, both the head of the bed, and of the outer side of the dome, must point directly toward the EMR source. Once again, a meter is required to confirm there is a reduction in EMR inside the dome.
In my case, the radiation intensity has dropped from about 20 uW/m2 in the room to 2uW at the pillow. This is analogous to reducing an intrusive sound to 1/0th of its original loudness. I now find I need 1-2 hours less sleep. My dreams seem less manic and more ‘my own’.
Some dowsers notice improved results working within this type of structure. The next step is to restore natural Earth frequencies within the protected space. Perhaps this will be the subject of a future article.
Note: Please be advised the information herein is provided ‘as is’ without claim or warranty and is not intended as medical advice. The reader must determine suitability for any intended use. Do not smoke in bed, light candles, etc. since the shelter fabric is flammable. Both it and the reflectors may represent a potential suffocation hazard, particularly to young children, so take appropriate precautions. To allow ventilation, never apply reflectors over the dome opening.
Water Spirits of the World: A Geomantic Guidebook. by Alanna Moore. (2nd Edition, 2012, Python Press, Castlemaine, Australia). 134p.
Review by Veronica Hammond, editor of Tapestry.
“Alanna sent me this book for the previous Tapestry, and to my eternal shame I missed my own deadline to get the review written. However, it was to my personal detriment that I put off reading this excellent reference.
“I confess that Geomantics is not my area of expertise, but I have experience with the elementals. I found the book a fascinating collection of stories and facts from everywhere around the world. Encompassing legends and travels, and weaving personal experience throughout, Alanna has done a wonderful job of sharing her connection with the water spirits. Through her experiences, the stories, and some excellent practical advice, I immediately began to look at the world around me with new eyes. I live on a river (well, OK, not “on”, but close to) and suddenly I am aware of energies there, where I had previously been oblivious. My perception and connection to my immediate environment is transformed, just from reading this one publication.
“The book is easily digestible, at 134 pages, and is highly recommended for any practitioner who works with the elementals. It is one thing to work with the elements in circle, but in a real and practical sense, the elements are “out there”, in nature. A full understanding, and working relationship with them, can only come from creating genuine connections—something Alanna gives some practical advice on. This guidebook will open your eyes to the magick of the water devas, how to find them, how to connect with them, and how to work with, and honour, the element of water in your life. Her stories also give some scope of just how much the water elementals can contribute to life and wellbeing.
“Alanna has a series of other books available on earth spirits, permaculture and eco-agriculture. Her connection with the natural world is profound, and well worth the read.”
Touchstones for Today - designing for Earth harmony with stone arrangements
(Touchstones for Today is a revised and updated version of a 2005 book The Magic of Menhirs and Circles of Stone.)
Extracts from four recent reviews
“In Touchstones for Today, geomancer Alanna Moore encourages us to rediscover the ancient wisdom and apply it to our local environments…. To Moore, these touchstones around the world are linked to a rich heritage that belongs to all of humanity. Her deep reverence for our sacred Earth is inspiring”.
Ruth Parnell, Nexus magazine, June – July 2013, edition 20-4.
“An absorbing book… it has been well researched… [and] I recommend this book to Dowsers for a guide to stone layouts around the world.”
Keith Fitzgerald, Dowsing Club of South Australia.
“This book is a little goldmine of useful information… Alanna’s writing is always engaging… [and] her extensive research is presented in a clear, no-nonsense fashion with little extraneous commentary, so what you get is an easily accessible, concentrated repository of information on all things petrous“.
Grahame Gardner, President of the British Society of Dowsers and a founder member of The Geomancy Group.
“The most useful feature of the book is the “do-it-yourself” aspect. We are shown how to construct our own stone circles and labyrinths to enhance the energy of our homes and gardens… We are guided on the correct selection of sites, their orientation, and rituals for commissioning and decommissioning. All of this is well illustrated by photographs taken by the author”.
Kieran Comerford, Irish Society of Diviners.
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Sacred Earth Pilgrimage Tours in Ireland
with Alanna Moore, 2014.
Discover a state of deep pilgrimage via dowsing, meditation and more at sacred geo-mythic centres of Ireland next northern summer (in a years time) at two proposed geomantic pilgrimage tours.
Spend a few days of deep connection to natural places and ancestral traditions. Practise Earth dowsing and ritual, learn sacred songs and sing to the land and waters at majestic natural places and power centres.
* River Shannon Pilgrimage
- Where wild waters flow and there are no metal bridges to disturb the energy currents associated with them, in the less populated backwaters of the north-west of Ireland, where Earth’s natural energies still prevail. From the River Shannon’s legendary source, down mighty loughs (lakes), through forests, and crossing stone bridges, we will explore some of the energetic and spiritual fabric of this beautiful river (chiefly in Co. Leitrim), as well as some nearby ancient monuments and special places, and hear the stories that go with them.
* Lough Gur Pilgrimage
- The birthing place of the corn goddess Aine and adjacent sites of the agricultural mysteries (the harvest festival in particular) in a ritual landscape, the most important centre of geo-mythos in County Limerick. A magical lake, the mighty stone circle of the Corn God and a rich tapestry of stories around them make this area a real geomantic treasure trove, that is not so well known and is thus fairly unspoilt (as pictured below.)
Places will be limited, so expressions of interest to participate are called for now.
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