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Athena's Path on Trencrom Hill

Athena's Path on Trencrom Hill

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International Dowsing Day events

At the beginning of May each year we celebrate International Dowsing Day and Hamish Miller's birthday.   Trencrom Dowsers  the local dowsing group, joined by other dowsers visiting the area, meet at Carn Lês Boel, the beautiful headland near Land's End which is the first/last node point of the Michael and Mary energy currents in England.  We celebrate, dowse and send a positive message of peace and harmony along the energy currents across England to Norfolk and across the globe.  In May '17 we contacted all the dowsing groups from Cornwall to Hopton, Norfolk and together we dowsed the energy currents before our event, and then at the end of the afternoon.  With some remarkable results!

May 5th, 2018 will be the next International Dowsing Day and this year coincides with Hamish Miller's birthday.  This time we will be celebrating at some of the ancient wells in west Cornwall, to include the one on Trencrom Hill.  And probably a visit to Carn Lês Boel some time during the weekend.  Details to follow.

Read the dowsing classic "The Sun and the Serpent" , one of Hamish and Ba's great dowsing journeys, to find out about the Michael and Mary energies.

The Michael/Mary energy currents have now become well-known routes for walking, cycling, riding on horseback or making music.  Whether for pilgrimage, for dowsing at the many ancient sites along the way or for the endurance, we see many people each year, from all over the world, setting out from Carn Lês Boel.  In 2014 we waved goodbye to an avid walker and dowser from Australia, Andrew, and he was met by dowsers in Norfolk 37 days later!   Look at the Penwith Press Maps' section to plan your own inspiring journey.

Living in Cornwall or spending any time there this year?  Look at the programme for Trencrom Dowsers  who meet, usually on Saturdays, in Marazion, for inside events - with well-known speakers and workshop presenters from all over the UK - in the late autumn and winter.  Just in the last couple of years, our speakers have included: Dr Patrick MacManaway, Grahame Gardner, David Leesley, Christopher Strong, Ann Lodygowski, Sig Lonegren, John Moss and Palden Jenkins.

Through spring and summer we prepare the picnic hampers and polish the dowsing rods and are dowsing at various ancient sites in Cornwall, usually on Sundays.

Visitors are welcome at any time.  Please look at our website:


Would you like to learn to dowse or refresh your dowsing skills?Would you like to learn how to dowse?

British Society of Dowsers' approved courses and workshops at various levels, from beginner to advanced, are run regularly in west Cornwall, usually on Saturdays or Sundays.   Dowsing tuition with trips to ancient local sites can also be arranged to suit individuals or small groups.

Small groups and expert tuition in a beautiful setting, with plenty of opportunities for dowsing practice.  Interesting and lots of fun!   Click here to read the information on the Trencrom Dowsers' website.

Small group tours of ancient, sacred sites in Cornwall, Dartmoor, (Devon) and Wye Valley (Gloucestershire/ Herefordshire borders) can be arranged from April to October, and tailored to the needs of the group. Please email John at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a professional dowser, working with individual clients, John also helps to bring harmony to home and land and advises on electrostress. 

His website for more information is:


On holiday in Cornwall this year?

Now in its 12th year, CASPN (Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network) has planned another packed and excellent weekend of walks and talks among West Penwith's ancient sites, May 26th - 27th, 2018.  All details on:


Living or Travelling in Europe?

Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst, with Ba Miller and Vivienne Shanley, spent 10 years following two powerful intertwining energy lines which they named Apollo and Athena, a huge feat of dowsing and exploration, later recorded in 'Dance of the Dragon'.  The book is sadly out of print but the maps, beautifully hand-drawn and coloured by artist Vivienne Shanley, are available to buy on this site.

The A4 maps start with Skellig Michael off south-west Ireland, go through Cornwall, away across the sea from St Michael's Mount to Mont St. Michel and across France, through Italy, from Assisi to the Temple of Artemis in Corfu, through Greece and Rhodes, and end in Mount Carmel, Israel.  Each beautiful map covers the significant points noted by Paul and Hamish, marked with the energy lines, and enhanced by photographs.

Look in the Maps' section to see which you will take on your journey!