Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Whipsnade Tree Cathedral

On arrival, we looked at one of the notice boards to see that cathedral was almost circular, unlike, the one at MK. We had a job to orientate ourselves. We found the main aisle and as per usual the energies went east to west. We dowsed for the mm line and there it was, but very weak. It resonated to yellow so confirming it was the Mary line we were in. The cathedral was divided into various chapels containing benches with appropriate carvings, e.g. Easter chapel contained bunny rabbits.

In the centre of the cathedral was a circular open area, in the centre of which was a circular dew pond. Also in this area were 2 benches, 1 carved with acorns (symbol of National Trust) and one with Eagles.

The latter was decorated with sticks, flowers and leaves laid out in a crude picture.   

Then we noticed there were several of these pictures laid out on the grass. Some were of faces and people, others we had no idea what they were.

Most strange of all was an arrangement of 4 branches, 2 over 4 feet tall, 2 smaller bare ones.The 2 taller branches had leaves impaled on them.

It was all very strange.  Had we inadvertently found a ritual site or had some children just been playing around?

We made our way across the main road to St Mary Magdalene's church. This was described in The Sun and The Serpent as being dismal. It was anything but. It is true it has no stained glass windows and no gold leaf glitter, but it is open, light and airy with a truly peaceful atmosphere. The church yard is also tranquil, with lovely views and two very impressive yew trees.


We dowsed inside the church and found the usual east/west energy line and going diagonally through the church we found the Mary line. It came in through one window and out of another window diagonally opposite following a footpath through the churchyard. We dowsed outside and found the Mary leyline resonated to yellow and was so wide it encompassed the entire width of the church. What was so intriguing is that in the tree cathedral the energies were weak but in this church and churchyard they were so strong. We were wondering if atmosphere has a bearing on the energies eg. Dark and dank in cathedral, warm and sunny in church.

Please email me at if you want to see more of the leaf and stone pictures we found in the tree cathedral.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Milton Keynes Tree Cathedral

Thurs 4th October 2012 Warm, Sunny day

 We decided to dowse the tree cathedral in Milton Keynes, which we understood had an energy line running through it. It is based on Norwich Cathedral. We know that ordinary churches have west-east energy lines and we were intrigued to see if this applied to the tree cathedral.

 We had also read that four thorn saplings from the sacred site of Glastonbury were planted within the tree cathedral at the transept and, as we want to visit Glastonbury, we were excited to see them. 

 We started dowsing at the West entrance and, indeed, we did find the usual west-east energy line running along the nave, it was unusually strong. We were gratified to find that this energy was indeed the same sort of energy that is found in a real church or cathedral.

 We followed the line up to the transept but we never felt an increase in energy which we would have expected if we were coming near to the Glastonbury Thorns. Instead we found four conifers! We also picked up a north-south energy line, which we sometimes find in conventional churches.

However, as we proceeded up the nave/aisle (not arm in arm I hasten to add!) we asked our rods to point out anything of interest that we should examine. Half way up our rods pointed to the south (right of us) along a pathway to an arch through a hedge.

 Going through the archway we entered a square area surrounded by high hedging. We could immediately feel the energies - a feeling of peace and being at one with our surroundings, and despite the high hedge the area was filled with sunlight. The centre of the area had a paved square and at each corner we discovered the reason for the magical energies:- Saplings from the Glastonbury Thorn! Wow!

 Dowsing the paved area our rods took us round and around to the centre of the square, equidistance from each sapling. The energies were very strong and we both felt rather heady. We established by dowsing that this is a vortex point which is spiral of energies coming up from the earth.

We were in the Cloisters: a much more apt place for the saplings. Cloisters in a typical cathedral is an enclosed area on the south side and often contained a well and a herb or kitchen garden. We spent some time sitting in the sun, absorbing the energies, listening to the birds and admiring a buzzard wheeling above us. Although Portway is very close, the traffic noise was hardly noticeable.  What a tranquil, peaceful, beautiful spot.  

 We had to tear ourselves away and return to real world, but a mulled wine on the way home helped. A perfect end to a perfect morning!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Light Pyramid, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Light Pyramid, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Whilst working and doing research for our book on dowsing in and around Milton Keynes, we visited Campbell Park several times, an area we particularly like and is very interesting from a dowsing point of view. But you will have to wait for the book to find out more! We have spent many hours having picnics on top of the Belvedere admiring the spectacular views over many miles of countryside. This is a man-made hill set near or upon the original site of a beacon called Black Hill according to the dowsing bible called The Old Straight Track.


On our last trip on 15th August 2012 we were horrified to find that a monstrosity called The Light Pyramid had been erected on this beautiful spot. We understand that it was put up and lit for the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games. Unfortunately it was not taken down afterwards!


It looks like it’s made of Meccano but in fact it is made from sheets of metal in five sections with lights inside which are lit up on special occasions. Unfortunately it dominates the park and you can no longer sit and enjoy the panoramic views. It’s a very modern, stark structure and is totally out of keeping with the rural and bucolic nature of the park.

From a dowsing point of view, it emits negative energies and interferes with the calm, peaceful energies that used to flow along the Belvedere. Luckily after dowsing we found that its energies didn’t encompass the entire park, just the local area around the Belvedere.

On speaking to several passers-by and dog walkers, we found no-one who liked it. Perhaps we should start a petition to have it removed!



Gt Holm Obelisk


 We are sorry we’ve not done any new posts for ages.  We are extensively researching for a book we hope to write. Even if we don’t write a best selling opus, we hope to put the information out onto the Internet pretty soon. I’m afraid at the moment it is “Top Secret” but the subject matter is very exciting, making the reader take a unique look at an unlikely subject for Dowsing.

 Anyway – on to this post which is about a field trip we took on 31st July 2012.

 Our aim - to dowse the Obelisk at Great Holm, Milton Keynes. We had read about it whilst researching our book and as there was very little about it on the internet our interest was piqued. Our starting point was Milton Keynes Railway Station as we decided to use our bus passes to take the bus rather than drive, although you can very easily reach it by road.  Leaving the station we walked across the overpass and into Loughton Park and then across the children’s circular play area. We walked along Redland Road into Linceslade Grove until we came to Holmgate, there we crossed Portway and we found ourselves in Great Holm, not as far away as we thought. We had read that Great Holm is one of the highest parts of Milton Keynes so we trudged up Attingham Hill (a steep climb!) to the top where the obelisk is situated.  Before the obelisk was in sight we had started to feel the energies and they weren’t very pleasant.


 The imposing obelisk is on an island in the middle of the road at the meeting point of Attingham Hill, (which ends there) Kensington Drive and Highgrove Hill. (I think you may have noticed by now that all the streets in Gt. Holm are named after stately homes and palaces!) It is a very modern, brick built housing estate. It is very strange and unnerving to find such a thing in such a place.

 The obelisk is made of brick, and is lit up at night by lights at its base. It is supposed to be 30 ft high, but does this include the base or foundations?  If not, it could possibly be 33 ft – a very significant number! There is no plaque or sign giving any information as to why it is there. Very strange indeed. Perhaps we are not supposed to know!

 Opposite the obelisk on the corner of Attingham Hill and Kensington Drive is a children’s play area. It slopes upwards and its uppermost point seems to be at the highest point in Great Holm. In fact, from here we could see much of Central Milton Keynes, including the Railway station, the Hub, the dome of Milton Keynes Church etc.
What’s more, there is a panoramic view for several miles around. Dunstable Downs, the mast at Bow Brickhill and Ivinghoe Beacon can be clearly seen. We have decided to return in the winter when the trees are bare and, hopefully, even more places will be able to be seen.

 The only part of Great Holm’s history that we can find, says it was known for its many springs. We noticed a building on one the the corners was called Spring Rise. Together with it being such a high point could it have been a sacred site? Is this why the obelisk is here?  We walked around the obelisk and picked up strong energies which our rods confirmed as negative. At first we thought these energies were coming from the obelisk but on dowsing found that they were flowing to the obelisk.  By doing a question and answer dowsing session we think that the obelisk is a collection point for these negative energies which are then neutralized and sent up into the ether. As the energies dissipated not far from the obelisk we think that it is protecting much of the estate. So even though we didn’t particularly like the obelisk we think it is doing quite a good job although our rods thought it wasn’t big enough or powerful enough to encompass the entire estate. We think the obelisk is actually protecting the sacred site.

All obelisks are masculine and usually have a feminine dome to counteract the negative masculine energies but we couldn't find any domes but it is set into a circular island, circles being feminine. Another thought as to why the energies were negative is that underground water courses can actually cause them!  If you want to research this phenomenon further Google ‘Geopathic stress’ for more information. 

If any readers of this Blog has any information about the Gt Holm Obelisk please leave a comment or email either of us.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmonds is on the Michael and Mary leyline and although it is not near us we were offered a chance to spend the day there and we thought it might be interesting so we took up the offer. Our aim was to dowse the leyline in the Abbey to see if we agreed with the findings in the famous book The Sun and The Serpent by Miller and Broadhurst, who dowsed the leyline, many years ago.

It was a cold but bright sunny day and we walked under the main gate and through some beautiful gardens to get to the ruins of the medieval Abbey where Broadhurst and Miller said the leylines ran.  We had difficulty picking up the energies, probably due to it being extremely busy with children on a school trip running around. We made our way to the main ruins and that at that point we were able to tune into the leylines. The pic shows that the new Cathedral has been built in direct line with the old Abbey on the usual East-West line.

The Sun and the Serpent said that the Mary and Michael line almost touch by the choir in the North-South transept and we found the Michael line and followed it to a small pillar, where strangely, instead of going onwards it went in a circle round this pillar!
We picked up the Mary line in the South transept and it followed an old wall round the abbey and took a winding course through the ruins, going past the choir to another ruined pillar, which it circled as the Michael line had done. The two pillars are close to one another but are not in "kissing" distance as stated in The Sun and Serpent!

We went back to the Michael line which we followed out of the ruins by St. Martins Chapel and then through the grounds to the Mostow gate which took us out into the town. We returned to the gardens where we sat and re-attuned into the Mary line, which we followed out through the main gate.

We followed Mary line across the square and up into Abbeygate Road where the energies were so strong we didn't need to use our dowsing rods. We finished our day here as we just wanted to dowse within the ruins.

In conclusion to our mission to compare our experience with that of Miller and Broadhurst, we agree that the Mary line goes up Abbeygate Road and that the Michael line runs through the Norman tower opposite the Mason's temple. An interesting detail of the tower are the two dragons on either side. (see pic below). However, we disagree with the two lines meeting within the ruins, we reckoned they were about 20-30 feet apart, although experience has taught us that leylines flow and so can move.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Bradwell Abbey

This might be our last post for a while and our apologies for not posting for several months, but we are currently working on a new blog called Orb Pics and also researching an exciting project involving leylines. Watch this space for further developments. We are also hoping to start up a 2012 group, so as you can see we have not been lazy but occupied elsewhere.

But back to Bradwell Abbey. A friend read an article on Bradwell Abbey and thought we might be interested and she drove us to Milton Keynes and into an industrial area. What a surprise when we came to a beautiful rural site set amidst factories and the main London railway line. A beautiful peaceful site on a beautiful sunny day.

Bradwell Abbey was a Benedictine Priory founded in the early 12th Century. Only the tithe barn, malthouse, bakehouse and the 14th century chapel of St. Mary remain.

On leaving the car park we passed by what used to be the malthouse and other old buildings to a large open area of grass. Strong energies immediately engulfed us. In front of us was a concreted area that had been used as a modern piggery, the energies were seeming to flow towards us making us think we could be in a leyline. We dowsed and picked up a very strong and very wide leyline .

Sian set this photo as her wallpaper on her computer and can pick up the energies just from looking at the photo; Jackie and others can pick them up too.

To the right of this area the old priory fishponds still remain.

Turning to our left we walked across the site with our dowsers to the Abbey foundations which have been marked out. We again found the energies to be very strong, indeed our friend who is not a dowser was able to feel them. We felt these particular energies were not coming from a leyline but from the Abbey itself. Sian did pick up the usual East -West leyline that we find in churches.

Jackie's rods took us to the tiny Chapel of St. Mary and she took this photo of it. Looking on the computer later she noticed an orb on it by the front window. Later we were given permission, with a guide from the visitor centre who opened up the chapel especially for us and we were allowed inside to look at the very rare medieval wall paintings. The chapel had been built round a statue of St. Mary that was originally in the Abbey and was thought to have healing properties. The wall paintings depicted pilgrims coming to be healed. Jackie and our friend could feel energies coming from where the statue had stood.

We intend to go back to see if the strong energies flowing over this site are anything to do with our new project, also to see if they are affected by the railway line and electricity pylons which run along the side of this site.

Sunday, 30 May 2010


In the book The Sun and the Serpent, it mentions that the MM line runs through the tiny church in the tiny hamlet of Hulcott so we thought we would take a look.

The weather wasn’t so good; it was spitting and showery, overcast and cloudy. But that didn’t matter as All Saints, Hulcott is set in a very picturesque setting on the village green. In fact, it is one of the prettiest churches we have seen in our dowsing travels.

We found a very wide, strong, leyline, running east to west, which ran the complete width of the church. Rather interestingly, when we dowsed against the colour chart, I picked up yellow (Mary) and Jackie red (Michael). Whatever the reason for this, and we rarely differ on our findings, it confirms that this church is definitely part of the MM line