We welcome you to our website and would love to see you at one of our many talks, events and  outings held throughout the year.

We are based in Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Rd, Taunton TA3 5JD  

Just outside the County Town of Taunton, Somerset (see Contact Us page for map) 

We are a friendly and welcoming group of all ages and experience from complete beginners, novices right through to expert and professional Dowers.

Our Talks are generally held on the last Thursday of every other month at Ruishton Village Hall.  The hall will be open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start, but please check the Schedule in case of any variation.  

Do come along as a guest and see what we are all about and meet our helpful and friendly Members. There is no pressure to join, with just a nominal charge of £3 for Non-Members, payable for each event you attend.  

Membership of our group is via a small annual fee, Currently just £12 per year, Payable each July during the A.G.M. (Or £6 if you are joining us after February until July) 

As a Member you can enjoy these benefits:

  • Attend Talks and Outings at NO additional cost  
  • Borrow items from our Library - free of charge

 For full information please 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. 

Please note: Non Members wishing to attend talks are recommended to check with our secretary first as places may be limited. Please see the Contact Us page for details.

For any Member requests for Library items in advance of the next meeting, please contact Rowen via email Rjwilde24@gmail.com or call 07817 189 948

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

 Next Event

This talk is at Ruishton Village Hall, Cheats Rd, Taunton TA3 5JD  The hall will be open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start and we will be serving Tea and Coffee, possibly even Cake! Non Members welcome at a cost of just £3!

We hope to see you there..

Thu 28th Mar - Talk by: Richard Cawte

Relaxing into the Alpha state

While we await full details from Richard, here is an interesting article taken from from www.mindtosucceed.com

An "alpha state of mind" is what scientists associate with "right brain" activity, or our subjective senses of imagination, creativity, memory and intuition. When you are actively awake, you are typically in a state of mind known as Beta, with brain wave activity between 14 and 30 HZ.

When your brain wave activity slows down to between 7 and 14 HZ, you are said to be in an alpha state. It is considered a "relaxed" state of mind that allows you to be more receptive, open, creative and less critical. Edison, Einstein and many other brilliant thinkers, considered a daily ritual of accessing an alpha state of mind, essential to their work.  When we utilise the alpha state, we have better memory and recall. And because we are calmer, we tend to be more focused and make better decisions. We access this state quite naturally during sleep,  when day-dreaming, or more consciously with Meditation and Self Hypnosis. In fact many times throughout the day, your brain will dip into an alpha state, even awake with eyes open. Learning to access alpha at will, can help you with memory, creativity, intuition and if used on a regular basis --even for short periods-- you will more easily cope with stress and reduce anxiety.

Other info

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