Dowsing Report from the Re-enactment – Richard Creightmore, Plus selection of Feedback

We give our grateful thanks to Richard Creightmore, who kindly agreed to take on the dowsing of the energy levels of the focal point, (the Old Steine), both before and after the event. It was Colin Bloy who trained Richard in dowsing, and what follows is his report.

100 Healers Brighton Experiment Revisited – Saturday 21st March 2020

Dowsing Report – Richard Creightmore – 22-03-20 (C)

Due in large part to the current pandemic panic, I was the only dowser to be physically present at the Old Steine fountain for the pre-dowse at 11am-12noon on Monday 16th March, and again before and after the meditation 2.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday 21st March. I await any data from any dowsers tuning in remotely during the event, meanwhile here are my findings for your interest.

Pre-dowse – 11am-12noon on Monday 16th March 2020


Because of the possibility of people even thinking about the meditation before-hand starting to change things, I visited the fountain 5 days before for a first pre-dowse. I decided to look for several different measures of health around the fountain:-

  1. Subjective visual and psychic evaluation around the fountain and adjacent park:

The water fountain was not working, with scaffolding across it to the centre and fencing all round it, with a sign proclaiming that it was fenced off for renovation, though no sign of recent activity. Only one of the eight park benches that historically surround and face the fountain was present, with one broken wooden slat. Some litter, an aura of mild shabbiness and neglect in the park, only one person sitting in the park during my visit despite a dry sunny day, and no bird life to be seen.

  1. The Old Steine fountain is crossed by two leys: one (E-W) running broadly east-south-east – west-north-west, parallel to and slightly north of Marine Parade, and passing through the Friends Meeting House on Ship Street, where the meditation had been planned to take place before it became a remote-healing-only exercise.

Dowsing the two outer edge-lines and measuring with flags and tape-measure yielded a width to the ley as it crossed the park of exactly 85 feet, slightly wider than the monument itself.

The other ley (N-S) runs broadly south-south-west – north-north-east, just to the west of and nearly parallel to the Palace Pier, and through St Peter’s Church on the Level and then the western edge of Hollingbury hillfort. This ley dowsed and measured a width of exactly 150 feet.

Figure 1 – The broadly E-W and N-S leys crossing at the Old Steine, Brighton

  1. In addition to the two outer-edge lines, each of these leys dowsed as being composed (as I always find) of three more intense streams: a straight ‘spirit’ mid-line, around which wind a pair of ‘male’ and ‘female’ currents. For both leys these twin serpentine currents crossed their mid-lines at the centre of the fountain. Following an original protocol of Colin Bloy, I dowsed for the number of bands in each of these streams and got the following readings:

The E-W ley male, female and central mid-line currents each contained 32 bands. In addition the outer-edge lines both contained 24 bands.

Figure 2 – The E-W ley showing the male (red), female (blue) and mid-line (white) currents.

The N-S ley male, female and central mid-line currents each contained 58 bands. The outer-edge lines both contained 26 bands.

Figure 3 – The N-S ley showing the male (red), female (blue) and mid-line (white) currents (diagrams more-or-less accurate and to scale).

  1. Following an original protocol of Hamish Miller, I dowsed all the way around the fountain for ‘geometric’ radial lines. (I find these to be of a subtler nature than earth energy currents such as leys and underground water veins, and generally associated with sacred sites and past or present ceremonial practice.) I found 56 radials around the fountain, at not-quite regular intervals all the way around.
  2. Associated with these subtler geometric radials can be observed a series of related concentric circles emanating from the same centre-point. I dowsed for these and discovered 5 concentric rings, increasingly wide apart and the outermost extending about 200 feet from the centre of the fountain to the far side of the road around the square.

2nd Pre-dowse – 2.30pm-3pm on Saturday 21st March 

  1. Subjective evaluation: nothing appeared to have changed since the Monday visit except that there were six or so people sat here and there around the park chatting, similar weather perhaps slightly less cold, and several pigeons pecking hopefully around the park.

2, 3, 4, and 5. All the other dimensions and measures were exactly the same as on Monday’s visit.

During the meditation 3.30pm-4pm


  1. I held vigil at the fountain during the meditation and observed this: at exactly 3.30pm the atmosphere around the fountain lifted dramatically and began pulsing intently with waves of white (to my eyes) light, as a vertical dimension opened up from below ground to the sky through and around the fountain. At 3.33 there was a sudden aerial commotion as a dozen or so seagulls wheeled noisily above the fountain three times, then some veered away inland and several landed to perch in various places on the fountain, including right at the top, where they stayed on and off for the next half-hour. Several more pigeons also arrived, and by about 3.40 the entire park felt to be filling with peace, love and healing. Soon after this seemed to have reached its maximum around the fountain and the healing energy started moving along the leys to light up ley-crossing nodes all around Brighton, then Britain, and then all around the globe.

After-dowse – 4pm-4.45pm


  1. At exactly 4pm the energy pulses seemed to dwindle to nothing, leaving a sustained high energy field and palpable sense of well-being in the area.
  2. There had been no change to the physical width of either ley, which remained stable at 85′ (E-W) and 150′ (N-S) respectively.
  3. There was also no change to the widths of the three internal currents within each ley. These latter did however show changes to the number of bands of which each was composed: the male, female and central mid-line of the E-W ley (which had contained 32 bands each) now dowsed as comprising 60 bands each.

The male, female and central mid-line of the N-S ley (which had contained 58 bands each) now dowsed as comprising 75 bands each.

The number of bands in each outer-edge line had also changed, (from 24 and 26 bands respectively before), to zero in each case.

(It makes complete sense to me that after the meditation there were no bands left dowsable in the edge-lines, though my own confirmation bias could of course have been a factor here. I have always found that if an earth-energy line – be it an underground stream, ley, or Hartmann, Curry or other geomagnetic grid line – is registering geopathic stress, then the outer-edge lines seem to hold the majority of the stressful charge. Traditionally among dowsers of geopathic stress it is held that tumours or other physical lesions will generally grow on the edge-line crossing points of stressed water lines under the bed, according to the patient’s usual sleeping position; similarly if a ley is running stressed then the edge-lines are experienced as particularly uncomfortable or medically dangerous. Once healing has been brought to bear on the geopathic stress lines then the edge-lines fade to barely dowsable or discernible. Thus it appears that in the instance of outer-edge lines the number of bands dowsed represents a negative strength.)

4. The number of geometric radials emanating out from the centre of the fountain saw a dramatic increase after the meditation, having increased (from 56) to a total of 180.

  1. The number of concentric circles emanating out from the centre of the fountain also saw a dramatic increase (from 5) to a total of 33, the furthest reaching about 1700 feet out i.e. two-thirds of the way out along Palace Pier.

Figure 4 – Concentric circles: Inner ring shows the outermost of 5 circles before the meditation; Outer ring shows the outermost of 33 circles after the meditation.


The meditation generated significant increases to the number of dowsable bands in the male, female and mid-line currents of both leys passing through the Old Steine fountain. The meditation also decreased to zero the number of dowsable bands in the geopathic stress-holding outer-edge lines of both leys. There was no change to the overall width of either ley. The meditation also dramatically increased the number of dowsable geometric radial lines emanating from the centre of the fountain, as well as the number and outward spread of dowsable geometric concentric circles.

(I propose to revisit later in the year when possible to measure again and see how many of these changes have held – no doubt regular spiritual reinforcement by further similar visualisation meditations will be helpful.)


Selection of Feedback

Some of the messages and experiences received after the event

Ali Denham

Oh, I began the meditation at 3.25 pm, (in a wood in Devon,) wondering where it was going to go! I visualised the “fountain” to send love, light and healing to. By about 3.35 the fountain was partially obscured by bright white light, and by 3.50 the fountain was completely concealed in a vast cloud of white light, flecked with pink (love) and green (healing), that I hope I was transmitting from my heart centre. It was wonderful. Thanks for organising. X

Joe Hoare

Great event, congrats. Xxx

Simon L Price

Yes, have been beaming in from near Glastonbury, even though I am isolating myself, I also remember the first experiment.

Felicity Tanous

The meditation was amazing.

The photo of the fountain, including the plaque, was in front of me on the computer screen at 3.20pm.   I was prompted to fetch my pendulum and when I asked if there were friends gathered at the fountain, the pendulum said ‘yes’ and whizzed round and round so fast I almost dropped it.   I have never experienced such a strong and rapid response.  I have been in gatherings at the Fountain in past years, so it was very moving.

The meditation was extremely powerful. At 4pm after it finished I again asked the pendulum : ‘Are the friends still gathered at the fountain?’  The pendulum reacted with tremendous speed in just the same way – incredible (not really!).

Colin Kay

Well done Suzanne and all involved. It was a mega event and I look forward to hearing Richard’s ‘before and after’ dowsing findings.

Caroline Sherwood

Finished 3-day Equinox retreat this morning, so in good shape to participate and able to weave some of the energies gleaned on retreat into the Fountain intention.

Started sitting at 15:00. Saw four people equally spaced on chairs around the Old Steine (!), and around them reaching out quite widely many others, interconnected through a network/light grid.

A tall being appeared by the Old Steine – appeared to be the Deva of Brighton and happy (actually quite excited) we were gathering. Later, smaller winged beings fluttered in and out; carrying the energy we were focusing off into different directions to accomplish specific tasks in the locality.

The energy was warm and golden at my heart, and I experienced myself as a sort of ‘tube Taurus’/inverted fountain with the energy flowing towards the Old Steine through my breath and fingertips.

Soon, the Old Steine became a fountain of sparkling golden light (like fine spray from a garden hose, but metallically bright in quality), with a wide arc – distributing out for a considerable distance and touching places and people.

Then, a mirror network of ‘roots’ (as though the Old Steine had become a tree) spread deep and wide into the ground below and around the fountain.

At one point I had the sense that the collective knowledge, wisdom and calm embodied by the group about Covid-19 was also being fed into the grid in and around Brighton.

After a while, it seemed to be just happening on its own, so I sat back whilst attempting to remain present. After a final short burst, I finished sitting just after 15:30.

Ann McGurk

Thank you so much for organising this. It was a very powerful experience. The energy was so strong I felt pinned to the sofa and I saw the brightest gold and pink light – it was wonderful.

I am so glad that Fountain is growing and flowing again.