Bell Award


I am honoured to have received the British Society of Dowsers Bell Award for Dowsing Literature for 2016.  The image above shows me being given the Bell quaiche by Sean Ferris on behalf of the BSD.

This is the second time I have been recognised in this manner – the previous occasion being in 2008.

In the intervening period, I have completed four books and contributed many magazine articles on the subject.




My long-awaited new book has finally arrived!

Christopher Strong: Autobiography of a Sceptical Dowser

 Practising Intuition in Every Aspect of Living

 Compiled and edited by Nigel Twinn

CS Book Cover copy

 As the title suggests, this is the fascinating story of a modest and affable man, who has been on a rather remarkable journey – physically, psychically and philosophically – throughout this life cycle.

Christopher is one of the UK’s most experienced and respected dowsers, but he is also a consummate raconteur, with a seemingly bottomless portfolio of amusing, alarming and downright astonishing tales drawn directly from his own personal experience.

This work describes how someone initially sceptical of the dowser’s craft became one of its most successful practitioners.  With case studies running into thousands, spanning several decades and numerous countries, CS has stretched the boundaries of what might be described as dowsing to the very limit.

It has been a great pleasure, but also a great privilege, to have helped him to get his life story into print.

If you would like to read a real roller-coaster of an autobiography, primarily in the words of the master maverick himself, the book is available from or from BookStop in Tavistock, Devon, UK.

Sound Dowsing



If you feel ordinary dowsing is a weird experience, this will really have you scratching your head.

Working with my colleague Bill Kenny, we have been investigating a strange phenomenon whereby merely sticking an ordinary typed label on your hi-fi equipment enables you to hear the sound it produces more clearly.

This is just the visible (or should that be audible?) tip of a very big iceberg, which has taken us into some very practical, yet very profound, aspects of the non-physical world.

As ever with anything to do with dowsing, the more doors you manage to open, the more doors there are to open.

Have a look at our website and let us know what you think.

Try out the labels provided (or knock up some of your own) and give us some feedback.

All experiments are undertaken at the risk of your own sanity – no refunds available!!



New Dowsing Downloads – 99p!

Making Sense of the New RealityWellness


Downloaded transcripts of selected dowsing events held in 2015, and transcribed by Nigel Twinn, are now available from the website shop of The British Society of Dowsers – for 99p each!

These include Making Sense of the New Reality – an initial dowsing/philosophy event held by Nigel Twinn and Andrew Edgar at Cardiff University in March.

Further downloads will follow, so keep an eye on:

All proceeds go the BSD, which is the umbrella charity for the dowsing community in the UK.





Today, being Easter Sunday, I was pleased to receive a Divine fair trade Easter Egg. Very nice it looks too!  However, on the packaging is something even more delicious – various icons known as Adinkras. To the earth energy dowser these look like dead ringers for the kind of pictogram that we have started dowsing in recent years here in the UK.

The description of Adinkras on wikipeadia implies that they are culturally significant West African symbols of unknown origin, which were first recorded during the colonial period, on cloth.  However, their essence seems to pre-date the European invasions.

The fact that these images are so similar to some of the shapes that we have discovered, quite independently, in the ether of the green fields and misty moors of Britain, is quite astonishing.

Indeed, one image  – which is clearly intended to be a snake in the Ghanaian canon – I have found several times and, in the absence of any cultural context, I have nicknamed it the radiator-airer!

The stylised cruciform shapes shown on the chocholate packaging and on the examples listed on wikipaedia, are also very widespread – and quite similar to the early forms of the symbol, in Christian iconography.

Given that these glyphs are also said to indicate states of mind or psychological archetypes in their African environment, their correspondence to the pictograms found by the legendary British dowsers Hamish Miller and Colin Bloy, is spine-tinglingly spooky.

It certainly implies that these little pictures are natural in origin (in the broader sense of the word) and far more widespread that we had previously considered – but are they also an expression of the interaction between humans and our planet?

If anyone can throw any further light on this subject, in relation to dowsing, please do get in touch.

Nigel Twinn