Charles Haynes Akers Hubbard

Charles Hubbard


To the Members of the Atlantic Dowsers Society

It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of our Honourary Chair of the Atlantic Dowsers Society, Charles Hubbard. Charles passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 4:30 pm.

There will be an Open House at his farm in Shinimicas on Wednesday, Nov 18, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The farm is located at 257 Smith Mill Road, about 20 minutes from Amherst. On Thursday, there will be a church service at 11 am, at Christ Church, 5 Lawrence Street, Amherst.

Charles was a great inspiration to many of us and we will continue our work to follow his vision.

Cards of condolences may be sent to 257 Smith Mill Road, RR#4, Amherst, NS, B4H 3Y2.

Gary C Patterson
on behalf of the Atlantic Dowsers Society

Charles Hubbard – Honorary Chairman of ADS

Charles Hubbard our Honorary Chairman of ADS is seriously ill.  Sending healing energy, prayers and positive thoughts would be greatly appreciated at this time. thank you kindly.

Charles Hubbard

Charles Hubbard Farm

A brief bio about Charles.

Charles Hubbard has been a full-time farmer for over 52 years. He researched and converted to organic biodynamic principals of production over 17 years ago, with dowsing as an essential tool. Charles is the Honorary Chairman of ADS.

Dowsing Dream and Spirit Molecule Water

I am writing a follow up from my article on The Basics of Dowsing I wrote in an earlier post.

I had a dream the other morning about a dowsing workshop I was in. In this dream there was a discussion about dowsing, making tools and the blessing process. In the dream I was given instruction to raise the frequency in the blessing process to the highest optimal level for healing, love and light and to LOCK it in.  In the dream they ( i’m assuming my guides ) made a point of saying LOCKING in the blessing meant it can’t be broken or undone.

I have just tried the water blessing again with an additional experiement of using a few drops of the Spirit Molecule Water in a glass of water and LOCKING it in place. The results, when measured with the Rods were extremely powerful, the energy field of this water was expanded beyond 15ft.  I am in my home in the sunroom/meditation space doing this experiement. The range of space for walking from sunroom to living room is roughly 15ft.  The updated blessing I used is below.  You may wish to make your own water blessings up or make changes to the one below.

Dear Divine, please bless this water, fill it with love, healing, gratitude and light so that it energizes me and anyone who drinks this water.  I also ask that you raise the frequencies of love, healing and light to the highest optimal levels and lock it in permanently.   ~ Amen    

would love to hear your thoughts.

blessed water

Pendulums and Dowsing Tools

This is a wonderful little video talking about pendulums and dowsing tools from Calling Corners New Age Boutique in Truro, Nova Scotia.

If you’re looking for a new pendulum before the conference this October please stop by the shop to find that special pendulum.

The Basics of Dowsing

The Basics of Dowsing
by Joanne Gallant-Chilton


The definition of dowsing varies for each of us. I think of dowsing as energy that comes from the subconscious. A calm mind, a loving heart and the use of simple dowsing tools gives us access to a wealth of information that we may not have otherwise known. Through our own stillness, focus and dowsing tools we can access optimal health, locate objects, find water, minerals and locate power spots on our property. ( more on dowsing for power spots in another blog post ) In addition, we are able to change energetic frequencies from being detrimental to beneficial. The list of benefits and possibilities through the use of dowsing are endless. Anyone can learn to dowse; one only needs to have an open mind and clear intentions.

In Susan Collins book, Bridge Matter And Spirit With Dowsing, the author describes dowsing quite accurately and elegantly. “Dowsing is the detection and transformation of energy with simple tools and the power of heart and thought. Simply put, dowsing enables the conscious mind to connect with the subconscious mind which is itself capable of detecting very subtle energy changes.”  In Dale W. Olson’s book, The Pendulum Bridge to Infinite Knowing, Dale states that “Dowsing is the art of using a tool ( such as pendulum, or dowsing rod) to access the Intuition and gather information not directly available to the rational thinking part of our conscious mind.”

The history of Dowsing is thought to date back 8,000 years. Ancient artworks in China and Egypt to the North African Tassili caves, murals of pre-historic art depict images of tribespeople with forked sticks that appear to be dowsing. Could it be true that tribespeople used these tools to navigate through life during times when survival was crucial? Dowsing may have been used to locate water and land suitable and beneficial for their families and future generations. In the middle ages, dowsing or divining was very much a taboo subject and seen as occult. It was best during that time period to keep such a practice hidden. Luckily, today we need not worry anymore about being burned at the stake or tortured for using these tools.

At this point I will share a little of my personal journey into dowsing. Many years ago a friend offered a short intro on how to use a pendulum. After witnessing movement right away in my pendulum, I became both excited and afraid. Needless to say at the time, fear and lack of understanding won and I did not pick up a pendulum for a long period of time. Several years later an invitation to visit Charles Hubbard’s farm, in Nova Scotia became yet another introduction to dowsing, this time using L-rods made from a coat hanger. I had no idea at the time just how much this visit would change my life.

The moment I held the L-Rods in my hands, they moved from one side to other. I doubted myself, thinking perhaps it was the wind or my shaky hands that made them move. I decided to shift my attention to being calm by walking slowly and deliberately around the yard. As a result, I was able to establish my yes and no with the rods. Spending the day with Charles Hubbard opened a door to many new ways of gardening and using dowsing was one of those ways. With Charles’s encouragement that same year I attended The Atlantic Dowsers Conference. This proved to be another amazing turning point in my life. It was there I met many like-minded people who used dowsing as a tool to connect with energy.

In the days to follow my morning ritual included a 30-40 min meditation to clear and calm my mind in preparation for my dowsing practice. I still used the same yes and no communication with my L-Rods but began using charts and other communication methods with my pendulum. This meditation practice gave me time to take note of any thoughts, images and messages I received during meditation and through dowsing.

As I continued to practice and gather more information, I also attended a workshop with Joey Korn at his place in Augusta, Georgia. This workshop gave me the opportunity to learn more about dowsing and the blessing process he uses. He describes the process of changing energy by simply blessing the person or object. Joey states, “Any detrimental subtle energy that we find with dowsing can be made beneficial with a blessing. It’s all about intent.” This blessing process can be accurately measured by trying the experiment below with a glass of water. Remember to keep the blessing simple.

Some tips for dowsing:

1. Almost anything can be used for dowsing. Fingers, arms and the swaying of your body while in a meditative state all are connections to our higher self. Pendulums, bobbers, L-Rods, forked sticks and a simple needle and thread can also do the trick. I have a small collection of pendulums and L-Rods. The choice I make to use certain tools over others depends on the day and time as to what feels right in my hands.

2. Establish a yes and no with your pendulum or dowsing rods and stick with it using the chart I have drawn below. Eventually, you may wish to use advanced charts and other forms of communication but for now keep it simple. My yes is up and down as though i’m nodding my head yes, my no is back and forth the same as the motion of my head when answering no. If you feel the response to your question is not accurate the pendulum will shift to the word on the chart to rephrase your question. You may wish to make up your own charts as you progress in dowsing but for beginners this is a start. The black point in the centre of the chart is a resting point for your pendulum where you begin.

3. I can’t stress enough the importance of taking a few moments to clear your thoughts and quiet the mind. This facilitates your ability to focus on the question and receive accurate answers.

4. Always ask permission before you begin to dowse. The question most often used is, “May I, should I and can I dowse at this point and time.” This is important. We may have days when we are tired and not feeling our best. This will affect our ability to dowse and obtain answers to questions. If you receive a no it only means not right now. Try again later when you are feeling more focused and physically rested.

5. Questions. The best way to form your question is to keep the question simple and to the point. It could be helpful to write the question out first on a piece of paper to make sure it is exactly clear and to the point.

6. Always use your dowsing practice for the good of all. I am a firm believer of what we give out we get back. Light attracts light, darkness attracts darkness. Never use this gift to harm anyone. Dowsing is not a game of magic. Our purpose is to create harmony and wellbeing.

Dowsing Pendulum

Water Blessing

There are many blessings online for water you may wish to look up or make up your own blessing.

For example:

Start with a tall glass of water and a pair of L-Rods. Set the glass of water on the table or kitchen counter.
– Take a few moments to centre yourself and with your rods pointing in search position ( both pointing ahead ) ask for permission to dowse the glass of water and wait for the answer.
– Step back about 4 to 5 ft from the water on the counter. At this point you might begin by “asking” the rods to open when you reach the energy field of the glass of water.
move forward slowly take notice where the rods open.
– Hold the glass of water, and with sincere intent say the following blessing or the blessing of your choice:

Dear Divine, Great Spirit or God, please bless this water and fill it with love, healing, gratitude and light so that it energizes me and anyone who drinks this water. Amen

After the water blessing step back again 4-5 ft and repeat the same question as above. Wait for the rods to respond. They may open immediately. If there is enough space in your kitchen to walk backwards continue to do so slowly to observe the energy field of the glass of water. Notice if the energy field has expanded further than it did in the beginning.

I hope this article has given you some insight into basic information about dowsing. Below you will find some helpful links, books and information on dowsing. Please check the Atlantic Dowsing Society website often for group meetings, events and resources. Don’t forget to like us on facebook and subscribe to our blog.

Pendulum Dowsing Chart
Dowsing books and other resources:
The Essential Dowsing Guide, Dennis Wheatley
Dowsing, A Path to Enlightenment by Joey Korn
Spiritual Dowsing, Tools for Exploring the intangible Realms, by Sig Lonegren
Bridge Matter And Spirit With Dowsing, A practical guide to using dowsing to bring balance to your life, by Susan Collins
The Pendulum, Bridge to Infinite Knowing, Beginning Through Advanced Instruction, by Dale W.Olson
The Pendulum Charts, Volume 1 by Dale W. Olson
Dowsing beyond Duality, by David & Erina Cowan
Sacred Stewardship, Regaining our spiritual partnership with the food we eat, by Charles Hubbard and Malki’el McCamis

My personal best on youtube for getting set up in dowsing, clearing and programming your pendulum.
David Cowan – Intro into Spiritual dowsing #1, #2, #3. This is a 3 part video I highly recommend.

Also, a very informative website that I’ve come to love is,, Kathy Wilson is Past President of the Canadian Society of Dowsers, co-founder and CEO of Healing Nexus. This website has a list of ongoing events on dowsing with internationally known dowsers.

A letter to Robin offers a wealth of information and charts on dowsing in various languages.

Calling all Dowsers, Summer News 2015, Atlantic Dowsers Society

Greetings to all Dowsers within reach of this newsletter.

Exciting times, Exciting experiences, Exciting adventures. Excitement seems to be the emotion that Dowsers are reporting all over the Maritimes and more and more people are beginning to pursue their hidden desire to explore this ancient skill. Times are changing and we are discovering that we are not alone in our quest to learn and we seek out those of like mind. Small groups are being formed in numerous Communities where we meet to exchange ideas and to learn about how this phenomenon can influence and aid us in our daily lives. We are beginning to rediscover those things that we already know, those things that early mankind knew in the beginning but have been programmed to forget over the centuries.

We now have an important tool to aid our quest, “desire”, desire to learn. The Atlantic Dowsers Society was formed to help all those with this desire. We too have valuable tools to assist us in our personal growth and development. We have our web site,, which contains a wealth of information, links to useful sites, and interesting sources for news; we have our Facebook page, searchable on Facebook, which is a great opportunity to express opinions and share ideas; and we have our Twitter account, @atlanticdowsers, another opportunity to interact.  We are now also on Youtube as “Atlantic Dowsers Society” with all 6 of Charles Hubbard videos.   Finally we have the event of the year, our annual assembly, our Fall Gathering 2015.

This year’s Fall Gathering will be held at the Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS, from Friday afternoon, the 30th of October until Sunday noon, the 1st of November. The venue is beautiful, on the shores of a lake with grassed spaces, the class rooms are comfortable and spacious, the sleeping quarters are clean, and the food is great. This is a wonderful event and is designed to bring together Dowsers and those with an interest in Dowsing for the purpose of learning and sharing. This event will provide something for the Novice as well as the most Proficient, exploring a broad range of applications from the most basic for those who have never dowsed to the most practiced. We will explore applications that can only be limited by one’s imagination, and we will show you how to gain that confidence that you desire so you can use this wonderful tool to enhance your daily life. The great thing about this gathering is that everyone has something to share, even if you don’t think you do, and we all have room to learn. Together we have each other and together we shall become so much better equipped to deal with our daily frustrations.

This year’s event will consist of a number of short presentations and chat room sessions (including one on the Lecher antenna) that are very interactive friendly. We invite any who would like to make a presentation pertaining to Dowsing, for the chat rooms, to contact our Web Site Administrator. Please see the attached Fall Gathering brochure/registration form, which will also be available on the ADS website for you to share with friends.

On behalf of the Steering Committee for the Atlantic Dowsers Society, we extend an invitation to all of you and any of your interested friends to attend this most exciting and informative gathering. We feel your time will be well spent and you will walk away with a new perspective on life and a great assortment of new friends.