The Energetics of Place: Dowsing at Embercombe

With John & Jill Moss, with special guest Mac Macartney

Are you curious to learn the simple, ancient art of dowsing – tuning into subtle energies and vibrations which are largely undetectable with modern instruments?

Dates and Times: 10am, 14th September to 4pm, 15th September

Fee: residential £220 – non-residential £155


Join us for these two days at Embercombe as we explore the energies of the place, from earth energies, to underground waterways, to ancient archaeological remains.

You will learn how to dowse, accessing your natural ability available, out on the land, in our gardens and meadows and not least our stone circle – comparing energy fields, investigating the patterns of flow through the site.

In the classroom you will learn about the electromagnetic fields of the earth and how these can become distorted, and what can be done about it, as well as the effects of electromagnetic radiation.

This is an opportunity to learn a new skill, from both a practical and theoretical perspective, how you can apply it in your own life, and on a piece of land where we can have a live inquiry into whether a modern stone circle, build with intention and imbued with ongoing ceremonial practice, has an energetic imprint that differs from the surrounding land or indeed, the ancient stone circles of Great Britain.

The uses for dowsing are about as numerous as the sceptics of this traditional art. Yet, despite the scepticism, the practice lives on, with dowsers and dowsing societies across the counties, using their tools to connect with the seen and unseen. Now you have the opportunity to wander the beautiful Embercombe valley, with dowsing rods in hand, and experience this traditional practice for yourself.

What To Expect

Over the course of two days you will:

  • Learn and understand the theory and practice of dowsing.
  • Understand the different applications of dowsing, including how to dowse for: water; other underground concealed objects such as pipes and drains; archaeological remains; earth energies; and food sensitivities.
  • Learn how to analyse different types of earth energies
  • Recognise beneficial and non-beneficial locations
  • Understand the basics of Geopathic stress and Geopsychic stress
  • Understand the challenges of Technopathic stress (electro-stress, WIFI etc)

You will be provided with all learning and practice materials that you require.

Learning will take place in the classroom and out on the land of Embercombe.

Meals are provided even for non-residential participants.


John & Jill Moss

John and Jill started dowsing in 1996 and have been running courses and workshops since 2003.  They also work together on their dowsing jobs.

John was a founder member, Programme Secretary and Chairman of South Herefordshire Dowsers.  He joined The British Society of Dowsers (BSD) in 1997 and in 2003 became a member of the Society’s Register of Professional Dowsers, specialising in Earth Energies and house clearing, and was accepted as a Registered Tutor. In addition, he spent 9 years from 1999 as a qualified Holistic Massage therapist.  In 2004 he started career number three running the business operation of the BSD as Director, before retiring at the end of 2012. Since starting to run workshops in Cornwall, John and Jill founded Trencrom Dowsers in 2011. ( They are also members of the Geomancy Group, (

Mac Macartney will be joining the group for dowsing and for stories of the Embercombe Circle.

John Moss

Mac Macartney

Mac Macartney will be joining the group for dowsing and for stories of the Embercombe Circle.

In 1999 Mac founded Embercombe. At which time he was also the founder and CEO of a leadership consultancy for corporate executives operating internationally between 1989-2005. Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored and coached by a group of Native American teachers. During this training and ever since he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the huge challenges and equally huge opportunities of the 21st Century. You can find out more about Mac’s work here.

Mac Macartney

Upcoming Dates & Booking

We aim for all of our courses to be as inclusive and accessible as possible – please contact us for information on paying in installments.

There are non-residential places available at £155  for this course at on application.

If you have any questions please call +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email

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