About Us


Somerset Dowsers is an Affiliated Local Group (ALG) of the British Society of Dowsers (BSD).


We are based in Taunton, Somerset, and welcome Members and guests from around the County, and beyond.  The group has a range of Members from novice to expert and professional dowsers.  You can join the group for a small annual fee, which means you can attend Talks and Outings for free, or you can attend as a guest and pay for each event.  As a Member you can also borrow items from our Library, free of charge.  For more information, see our Membership page.

Our group provides a focal point and network in Somerset for people interested in dowsing.  We help people to learn more about dowsing and its potential applications – through Talks, Outings, Workshops, Training, Events, the Library, and discussion with other Members.  We also provide the opportunity to experience practical dowsing – through Outings, Workshops, and Training.

Our Talks are held at Ruishton Village Hall (near Taunton - see Contact Us page for map), and are free of charge to Members, and cost £3 for Non-Members and guests.  The Talks are generally held on the last Thursday of every other month at 7.30pm, but please check the Schedule in case of any variation. 

If you are a Non-Member wishing to attend a Talk or Outing, please inform our Secretary, as places may be limited - see the Contact Us page for details.

We are also available for talks, events and workshops.  If you are interested, please contact our Chairman for further information - please see the Contact Us page.


Next Event



PLEASE NOTE - OUR TALKS ARE HELD AT RUISHTON VILLAGE HALL   (7pm for prompt 7.30pm start).

All Guests to please book with our Secretary beforehand.                                                                                  Doors open from 7pm for coffee/tea, biccies, and maybe even cake!

Please Book your place for the following, by contacting Sarah (our Secretary) - see our Contact Us page for details.


Sun 25th Feb - Workshop - Health Dowsing - 10am-4.30pm Ruishton Village Hall

The Somerset Dowsers will be running a Health Dowsing Workshop, to look at Dowsing for Health and the many ways in which this can be done.  It will be a practical Workshop, so please bring your pendulums or other dowsing tools.   The shop will be open for the purchasing of tools and other goodies.

The workshop will be held at Ruishton Village Hall, and will run from 10am – 4.30pm, at a cost of £20 for SD Members, and £30 for Non-Members.  This amazing opportunity includes lunch at the local pub, and refreshments.  Tickets and schedule will be sent on receipt of payment.  Please contact Sarah to book your place.

There will be four sessions in the day led by Mandy Bennett, Sarah Shaw and Gillian Lowe.

The day will start with a general introduction to Health Dowsing, by Mandy, including the many ways of dowsing health, different aspects to dowse, and the importance of protection, protocols, and permission.

Sarah will show us how to dowse the aura, and the chakras, and how the functioning and healing of chakras, as well as other factors have an impact on the aura.

Gilly will share some of her expertise as a Radionics Practitioner, and how to use charts for dowsing to determine issues and their possible resolution.

The day will finish with Mandy demonstrating how to dowse for root causes of issues along a timeline, to determine the origins of health problems. 

Mandy is a Professional Health Dowser, NLP Master Practitioner and Energy Therapist.  She works with people, places and animals to improve their health, having developed her skills since having trained with Jack Temple.  For further info see www.mandybennett.com.  

Sarah is a Professional Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Crystal Therapist and Dowser. She works from her home in Somerton and runs training courses throughout the year in the various fields of her expertise.  In addition to this she also runs one-to-one sessions for clients and a successful bi-weekly Development Group.  She is a qualified teacher and also lectures on other subject matter at a local college on both Degree and Diploma level courses.  For further info see www.westbournewhispers.com

Gillian Lowe BSc MRadA.  After working in the immunological side of cancer research in Edinburgh and moving to the South West Gilly took up an interest in complementary medicine, qualifying as a Radionic Practitioner in 1994. Radionics is a form of healing used by working distantly and relying on dowsing techniques to assess the health of people, animals and plants.

We look forward to you joining us for this fun and informative event.