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Dowsing Ancient Sites


There is a wealth of information that could come from these ancient sites if researchers were open to following the clues. One of the best tools that can be used is Dowsing as it can point out alignments and features that would not be spotted otherwise. A good example is the Tie Creek Site in the Manitoba Whiteshell area. The largest feature there is Feature #1 (shown below) with a length of 110'10" on the west line and 128'3" on the east line. This feature contains some very large boulders with what seems to be arbitrary glacial erratics (stones) spread around the outside of the feature. Archaeologists have tried to make sense of them with only one possible alignment connected to the feature and a celestial object.


In the diagram above the letters mark points of topic, click for larger scale.


Very few sites around the world show astronomical alignments including "assigned" alignments. Without knowing the intent of the designers or the exact date that they built these sites, all alignments are pure guesswork. Astronomical alignments can be convenient. Without knowing the exact date of the design you only have to search back to a time that corresponds to an astronomical alignment, and presto, you have your so-called alignment. No one can argue with you for they too are guessing on the timeframe. To complicate things two or more cultures usually have used these sites with the latest cultural changes being the final product. By that time, the original knowledge is lost and the task has just multiplied in difficulty.

Within these sites dowsing is now showing properties that would have been missed by conventional measurements. I feel that it is important to show some of the findings so that others in the field might also come across similar results and the patterns. The more pieces of this puzzle that comes to light, the more a complete picture will be discovered.

Above all, the Tie Creek features convinced me that the designers knew something that we don't. The clue can be found outside the feature with a set of dowsing rods. On the north-west side of Feature #1 is a set of three energy lines that comprise a width of approximately 25 feet. This is not surprising because a major energy line runs through the site at this point (see above diagram). This line connects to the Wave site (Tie Creek Area Site #7 is .3 miles away) and continues on through to the Alonsa/Glenella Petroform site (136 miles) ending up at the Majorville Medicine Circle in Alberta (a distance of 743 miles). Feature #1 at Tie Creek is built on the junction of energy "grid" lines that converge at this spot. There are other energy line convergence centers at the site but they belong to different geometric pattern systems.

There are no obvious boulder alignments until dowsing rods are applied. The dowsing will show energy lines running through stones and boulders. It's only at that moment, standing on the individual lines that other boulders come into visual alignment (as shown below in fig #1). You also have to take into consideration that this site is thousands of years old and some of the stones shown in the diagrams have been knocked out of their original placement. This is why some of the stones are just touching the line or are in the general area.



When I first started dowsing at Tie Creek I found the site had energy lines that crossed at the center of Feature #1. While working with the 124-degree line outside of this feature I was surprised to find the line shift in direction. To the west of the site an odd shaped triangular boulder of approximately two feet in diameter was placed in the middle of the two 124 degree lines. This boulder could be just another stone but dowsing rods show that it is in the center of two energy lines that cross from the outside lines (see below).

Click on for larger photo


What actually happens is that the center boulder splits or focuses the energy lines and connects the two outer lines at that spot (see fig. #3 above. You could say that it was coincidental, or that the energy pattern just happened that way until you examine the center boulder. The boulder was hand picked or was shaped by fracturing it into its present shape. Then it was aligned pointing down the energy line so that the two facets or cleavages became "lenses" (the same as a light prism) that projected the two crossover lines (see photo below). To fracture this boulder would not be a small feat for it is composed of pink granite. Someone made quite an effort to find or create this object and had a very specific use for it.



Tie Creek Manitoba Whiteshell Petroforms

Looking Northeast down the 124 – 304 degree line, with the prism stone in the middle.


After seeing the dowsing results it didn’t take long to realize that this site was "layered" in purpose and design. Energy was being collected and directed to key positions and places. There will be more on this as time allows but for now this is a good introduction for researches to check other sites around the world. I have found that there are generally three parallel energy lines that create a single balanced line. Why I say balanced is that the energy follows a direction with its "partner line" flowing in the opposite direction. This energy is a harmonic and will follow the rules of harmonics. The third line is the balanced state that exists in the middle or "border edge" of the two lines of direction. It is the border between the two opposite harmonic directions of flow. This middle energy line is in a balanced state of neutrality. These are the three basic parts of one line  that creates with other similar lines to form the earth’s grid. The earth's grid is not one singular geometric design. There are many geometries involved and it all depends on what level you are perceiving. See The Schematic of Time and Ancient Sites for more information on this.

Although the boulders do align in the direction of some astronomical sources, they are only there to provide correlation to grander structure. To demonstrate this, I picked out one of the boulders that would never be in alignment to any astronomical object because it is pointing downhill. The example of this is the standing triangle rock marked in the top diagram as "D". It is part of the 124 degree line. This line actually goes downhill from the main feature at "G" which is also in alignment with the "Energy Prism Rock".

It is all about energy and energy collection. Understanding this energy, what it is and how it was used will take time to explain and understand. One more note for researchers; dowsing can also be supplemented with Remote Viewing of the site to extract more knowledge. I have done many RVing sessions with this site and have many experiences to draw from. The most memorable was viewing of a ceremony taking place there in the distant past. As I watched this group of natives walking in a line behind one another they turned to the right creating a "J" pattern. It was at this point and time that the leader (a shaman) was now facing me. He stopped, than looked in "my direction of view", then walked forward to my "position" between realities (past and present). At that point he stooped forward and stared right into my face. This startled me so much that the session was over due to my loss of focus. I cannot exaggerate how much fun there is working with tools that allow this type of experience, never mind the information that can be gleamed form it.


The 124 degree energy line (Elemental line energy) as it extends through Feature #1 and towards the southeast. The end of this line has a triangle rock standing on its base with apex pointing upward.


More information on Tie Creek and the Whiteshell Petroforms

Tie Creek

Tie Creek Feature #1, facing North



Arial View of Tie Creek

Aerial View of Tie Creek - Feature #1 and # 4 to bottom right.

Dowsing the Alonsa\Glenella Site, Manitoba Canada

Alonsa Rock art

The Alonsa - Glenella, Manitoba Petroform Site - click for larger diagram.

Bannock Point Manitoba, Canada -a modern ceremonial circle

Bannock Point ceremonial circle energy

Bannock Point, energy at the modern ceremonial circle

Ian Honeywood

The late Ian Honeywood’s dowsing diagrams of 2 British sites.

For more of his dowsing see: Ian Honeywood - Dowser

Why is dowsing so interesting and important at this time? Dowsing is important because it is one of the few tools that show what is taking place at these sacred sites. Research is showing that the energy that dowsers are picking up is actually harmonics. Below is an article by James W. Lyons.

Dowsing: A Gateway to Quantifying Consciousness?

In much the same way that in, the early days of establishing laws relating gravitational, magnetic and electrostatic forces between objects, the approach taken here is to look at a dowser and a single object, identifying the parameters involved in their conscious interaction. Any field effects involved are considered as a consequence of this basic interaction. Although there are a few people who quite naturally possess the skill of 'feeling' the presence of another object, usually with their hands, others need amplifying detecting devices to make the effect apparent. It is believed that in Neolithic times and indeed with existing primal peoples still living outside our current modern society, the skill is ever present and is certainly used to track animals as but one example of its use. Most dowsers use angle (L-shaped) rods to detect objects, their motion usually indicating the direction of the sought object. Triangulation techniques are used to refine the exact position of the sought object. However, all objects create disturbances in their immediate environment and those affecting the so-called subtle energy field can be sensed by a dowser.”

Stanton Drew Circle

The above picture is a scientific study of the ancient site called Stanton Drew in Somerset, England using magnetometry. The study, using a Caesium gradiometer recorded these inner circles as magnetic anomalies. The startling outcome for the researchers in the 1997 geophysical survey of Stanton Drew was in the largest feature of the megalithic complex - the Great Circle (113m in diameter). Magnetometer survey using fluxgate instruments, adapted so that the sensors were carried as close to the ground as possible, revealed that the stone circle was but one element in a much more elaborate arrangement of concentric features. The stones themselves were found to be encircled by a 5-7 m wide henge ditch with an unusually wide (50 m) gap facing to the NE. Within the stone circle were the traces of concentric rings, with a cluster of magnetic anomalies at their center.

At ancient sites you can also use instruments that scan energy in the Scalar energy bands, but in truth instruments are only useful in measuring the level of reality in which they themselves exist.


James Lyons continues: “The form taken by this disturbance is analogous to a standing wave pattern as observed in a snapshot of ripples on water. A series of rings are detectable whose radii around the object come closer together the further away one goes from the object. In fact, these rings form a geometric series, the ratio of contiguous annular widths generating a constant of 0.891. This figure was eventually discovered to be that associated with a major tone on a musical scale. This basic pattern is found everywhere in nature, including optical diffraction patterns around crystals, energy spirals around carbon atoms in polymers and the shape of the multi- faceted eyes of fireflies, to name but a few. More detailed analysis has shown that the rings are in fact contiguous toroids, located in the free vortex field surrounding the object. The overall shape of the total dowsable pattern is reminiscent of a galaxy disc when seen side on. The whole shape embodies both binary and golden spirals and relates to Platonic solids, in particular 5- & 6- fold geometries. The major result from this investigation so far, is that dowsing, at least for certain aspects related to the non-locality of consciousness, are linked to diatonic scales in music. Further biological evidence for this is that it is believed that the pineal gland in the brain is responsible for the detection of magnetic fields by the human. This gland is surrounded by neurons closely linked with the hearing system, itself of course utilising the binary spiral in its detection of audible sounds.

In addition to the above work, it has been found that the dowsing of objects which in some sense can be called 'active', results in diffraction patterns similar to the above in shape which expand radially due the energy involved with the object. Certain objects influence the vorticity of the subtle energy field in significant ways, for example - Magneticfields Mechanically stressed quartz Rotating objects such as gyroscopes In the case of magnets, it has also been found that the radius of the first ring around the magnet, i.e its vortex edge increases with increased field strength. Magnetic vector potential is also believed to be detectable by the dowser in addition to the more usual magnetic field. This provides a possible link with non-locality effects observed in Quantum Physics, e.g Bohm - Aharonov effect. Free charge generated by stressed quartz also enhances the size of the detectable vortex field. This could explain the use of standing stones by our Neolithic forefathers which, under geophysical forces, generate changes in field patterns detectable by humans as altered states of consciousness. Thirdly and perhaps the least expected is that rotating objects, somehow mechanically alter the subtle energy field which is also detectable by dowsing. Again, vorticity could be the unifying factor.

This may have a significant effect on Consciousness research, particularly as we are now beginning to realize that , like all other sensory responses, vibrational patterns are involved. These vibrations are harmonically related, just as Pythagoras always said.”

On the left a Dowsing diagram of an ancient site – Right; a close-up of Stanton Drew gradiometer survey. Comparing the two, it is obvious that this is the same energy. 

No stranger to this energy pattern, in 1958 the Stanton Drew spiralling energy was also recorded by Guy Underwood’s dowsing. In other sites, 5000 years before that, megalithic shamans were recording the energy patterns on stone (above, to the right Gavrinis, France). These patterns are the energy of the ribbon spiral and more advanced understandings called Patches.  

Shamans were drawn to these spots for their ability to enhance the work that needed to be done. This work included a wide range of needs and desires from healing work, dimensional traveling, and social needs like hunting and protection.

The sacred site designs were all about the angles, that is of one’s position in the greater universal structure. If there is any correlation to celestial objects, a distant mountain, or whatever it is simply a coincident in direction. The fact that some celestial objects coincide with different Universal Structures only provides more evidence of this structural pattern. No star or galaxy is in a haphazard position of random chaos.

There are many that would have us believe that the universe is nothing more than an exploded mess of cosmic matter, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Everything has its position, in relevance to all that exists and within the universe’s structural design. Associated celestial objects at primary sacred sites do not have a purpose other than being signposts, a way coordinate to remember the proper angles or conduits of energy. The sun and stars became icons and as thousands of years past the original understandings were rendered down to just the stars and sun as being special. It took many generations to erode this knowledge down to a level where the succeeding groups only retained the special nature of sun and some star’s position.

At this point in history the sites lost their usefulness to most and took on positions of social gathering places or graveyards for love ones. For the last two thousand years any information gleamed from these sites would have this focus and would have nothing in common with the originators of the site. Today, finding a grave at a sacred site is typically announced as being the purpose for the site, as it is a convenient explanation for a complex purpose.   

In ancient days worshiping a sun or star position at certain times of the year would give one the proper angle for ones desires, regardless if they are aware of the process. Along with this, knowing the position of sunrise or a certain stars during the year can determine other desired angles of the universal structure.

Portals do exist; see NASA MMS research project - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/mag-portals.html

James Conley - Dowser

How Dowsing Works by Jeffrey S. Keen - PDF

Variations in Dowsing Measurements due to Earth's Tilted Axis -

More on Scientific Dowsing - Jeffrey S. Keen

Tools of Trade - web links


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Whiteshell Petroforms -New


Stone Circles - NEW


Bannock Point


Time Shaman


How to Research an Ancient Site


Vortex Energy

The Schematic of God


Modem Mythology -New


Misconceptions of Deciphering Petroglyphs


Needles of Stone - Dowsing pdf - by Tom Graves

The Dowser's Workbook pdf - by Tom Graves



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