Nov 2010 Newsletter

November, 2010 Newsletter

.Dowsing and Longevity

Walt Woods will present the information obtained from literally thousands of interviews and scientific research projects over the past 40 years.  Research information giving possible clues as to how and why the dowsing system may work will be discussed, as well as what may block it, and the many areas where it may be used.   The Subtle Energy Research Institute , cofounded by Walt and Ralph Squire, state, "Dowsing is coupling our minds to the Universal Mind to get 'unknown' information of any nature.”  Walt’s lecture will bring home the versatility of the unique tool of dowsing.

TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m., November 26, 2010PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (new location)

SPEAKER: Walt Woods, is a life member and past President of the American Society of Dowsers, a charter and life member of the Ozark Research Institute, and a retired college science instructor.  He has done research related to dowsing since the early 1970’s.  Walt has lectured on dowsing and similar topics all over the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of “Letter to Robin a Mini-Course in Pendulum Dowsing” now in six languages, used in many places around the world. “The Companion Student Guide with Teachers Syllabus” and a “Personal Dowsing” booklet. Dowsing allows one to gain personal knowledge that is beneficial to health and longevity.

A $15 donation is asked of non-members, at the door
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked
From Hwy 101:
1. Take the San Antonio Road exit into Palo Alto.
2. At the first stop light, East Charleston Rd., turn right.
3. Continue to Middlefield Road.
4. Turn right on Middlefield road, continue for 1.1 miles, crossing East Meadow Drive..
5. Turn right into either of the 2 Unity Church parking lots, church in between the lots.

From Hwy 280
1. Take the El Monte/Moody Road exit in Los Altos.
2. Turn on El Monte toward SF Bay, continue for 1 mile.
3. Turn left onto Foothil Expressway, continue for 0.3 miles.
4. Turn right onto San Antonio Road, countinue for 3.1 miles.
5. Turn left on Middlefield road, continue for 1.1 miles, crossing East Meadow Drive.
6. Turn right into either of the 2 Unity Church parking lots, church in between the lots.

Workshop: The Power of Dowsing--Contributing to Health and Longevity
with Walt Woods

Time: November  27th,   9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Masonic Lodge, 146 Main Street, Los Altos
Donations: $60 for FMBR members, $70 for non-members

The Workshop will focus on using the power of dowsing in many fascinating areas.  Areas include affecting bacteria, viruses, genes, evaluating nutrients, noxious energies, finding and moving water underground, the latest research and development in soil conditions and management, and more.  Also included are aspects of your personal energy fields and your protection, both up close and at a distance.  There will be a handout with updated instructions (“programs”) for your dowsing system, which we can install, if you wish.  The workshop is designed to be as interesting and inspiring for beginners as for advanced and experienced dowsers.


My Introduction to Dowsing
Jerry Gin, Chairman

Two years ago the only thing I knew about dowsing was the common knowledge that certain gifted folks who used forked sticks could find water.  That all changed when I went to a spoon bending PK party and was given a pendulum.  I was told to calibrate my pendulum to be able to say “yes” or “no” (you learned about this if you had gone to the PK spoon bending party on Oct 29th).  To be able to tap into universal knowledge or knowledge from your own higher self to get answers on almost any question was astonishing to me.  Just about everyone in the spoon bending party was able to get the pendulum to say “yes” and “no” – so this is not a gift of the few, but a phenomenon that just about everyone has (we are all “gifted”).

The above incident was the beginning of my sojourn into the world of expanded knowledge through dowsing.  I went to a monthly San Jose Dowsing Society meeting ( and was taught how to use other tools such as the L-rod to look for water.  Again, everyone in the room could do this, including myself, after just learning how to hold the L-rod.  Next, I met Pete Warburton at Starbucks in Cupertino who teaches people to use dowsing for healing purposes (he does this every Saturday and Sunday at noon).  This opened up the world of healing with this versatile tool.  I then met another very gifted lady who does feng shui and can use the dowsing tools to look for negative energies that need clearing.  I then learned that the American Society of Dowsers ( ) had a week long series of courses for dowsers at Santa Cruz University during the 4th of July holidays.  I took Walt Woods workshop on "Dowsing and Longevity” and was again amazed at the many uses for the wonderful tool of dowsing.  By that time I had already read his “bible” of dowsing,Letter to Robin (concise and easy to read; you will get a copy when you take his workshop).  At the course, Walt taught us a “personal dowsing system” which expanded the universe of answers one can get with dowsing.  My next major step in dowsing came when we invited Robert Gilbert to talk about “ Egyptian and European Vibrational Research: Discovering the Keys to Life and Healing”.  His talk and workshop opened up a whole new world of looking at use of dowsing as a tool to explore vibrational energies – this is truly pioneering work with huge ramifications.  At that meeting, I met Ralph Squire who heads up the Subtle Energy Research Institute to generate awareness on subtle energy.  I am now on his emailing list to receive a lot of fascinating information; in one of his emails he gives the link to a compendium of information on dowsing:   (
My wife got convinced about the utility of dowsing when she had put away an envelope with some cash in it and spent days looking for the envelope.  I took out my pendulum and went through the rooms of the house and asked if it was in each of the rooms.  The pendulum eventually brought me to the bedroom.  I asked if it was in a particular chest of drawers.  It said “yes”.  Then I asked if it was in the top drawer and it said “yes”.  I opened the drawer, lifted up the clothes and the missing envelope was there!

William C. Gough, Co-Founder & CEO Emeritus

The history of dowsing is as old as humanity. "The writings of Confucius (2500 B.C.) mention dowsing. A statue of Chinese Emperor Kwang Yu (2200 B.C.) portrays him holding a forked stick (commonly used for dowsing). Similarly, the oldest Egyptian stone drawings and carvings show men in exotic headdresses holding forked sticks or pendulums."  (Innerfeld, 2010)
I find dowsing to be an amplification of the body's response to input received from the "Absolute," the "Cosmic Consciousness," the Akashic Field." the "Universal Mind" or whatever name you give to that oneness that so many have experienced. Dowsing is a helpful tool for obtaining information and guidance from that oneness. However, it is not necessary for receiving such intuitive feedback. In practice meaningful results will be critically dependent upon: 1) One's ability to successfully link into the "Cosmic Consciousness." Doubts or negative thoughts/beliefs greatly weaken this ability. This is why children are most often more successful. They have not yet acquired as many strong beliefs in what is possible or not possible. 2) The clarity and sincerity of the question you are dowsing. The question is your request and instructions to the "Cosmic Consciousness." If the question is not clear with sincere intent, the feedback response you receive will not be accurate. Dowsing is traditionally employed to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, etc. From the Foundation's perspective we have focused upon the use of dowsing as a helping tool for guiding improvements in your body, emotions and spiritual life.



FMBR Member announcement:

On Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 5:00pm – FMBR will hold its annual members' holiday party.  Watch your mail--invitations will be mailed in early November.  Hope to see you there!


November 27, 2010: Walt Woods will hold a workshop on Dowsing and Longevity. The workshop will be  at the Masonic Building, 146 Main St., Los Altos, CA,


January 28, 2011: Bernie Haisch, PhD, will speak on The Purpose-Guided Universe: Believing in Einstein, Darwin and God.

February 25, 2011, Beverly Rubik, PhD will present Studies on Energized Drinking Water and Diet with Live Blood Analysis

Friend Organization Events:

Smart Life Forum

November 18th, 2010 - Michael Mayer, PhD will speak on Body Mind Healing

RAHM Group Activities

RAHM Sunday November 7: Powerful Non-Defensive Communication - A New Way of Being - with Sharon Strand Ellison

Powerful Non-Defensive Communication ™ is a dramatic departure from traditional methods of communication, which are based on the "rules of war." PNDC is a system for protecting ourselves without getting defensive and achieving our goals without resorting to power struggle. We can be direct, honest, transparent and spontaneous, while maintaining clear boundaries and prompting others to have greater respect and caring for us.

In this hands-on workshop, Sharon Ellison will help us explore the dynamics of defensiveness; change the way we use power in verbal interactions; shift intention, tone, body language and skill sets for how we communicate; and learn the specific steps in Non-Defensive Communication.

Sharon Strand Ellison a pioneer in the field of eliminating defensiveness, an international communication consultant, an award-winning speaker, and the author of Taking the War Out of Our Words. For more information, see

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Time: 6:30-7:00pm Networking
7:00-9:30 Meeting
(with break)
Admission: $5 - $20 (sliding scale)
Place: Oaks Room

Novato Oaks Hotel
215 Alameda Del Prado
Novato, California
Light Snacks and Drinks Provided


The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.

With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.

Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:

• are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
• recognize they are an integral part of any experiment
• know and are prepared to extend their own level of consciousness

The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.

Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible.

The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509 (a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501 (c)3

Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449

Cofounder/CEO Emeritus
Chairman of Board
VP Adminsitrative
VP Development
Director At-Large
Director At-Large
Director Audio-Visual
Director At-Large
Director Commmunications
William C. Gough
Jerry Gin
Judy Kitt
Mary Cummings
Yevgeniy Gorodetskiy
Peggy Gin
Tiffany Schneider
Kurt Bohan
Edie Fischer
Francis Lee
Austin Marx
Kenneth Morley
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