Water-witching Workshops at Eastern Edge Gallery & Union House Arts
In this water-witching workshop, participants were introduced to the tools and techniques of dowsing aka water-witching. They learned how to transform everyday objects into dowsing tools, as sticks, drain plugs, and hangers became y-rods, pendulums, and l-rods. All were welcome, even the skeptics. As we moved outside, participants attuned themselves to the energies and resonances of the environment. Can dowsing, once a tool of prospecting, allow one to build relationships with place that are not based on extraction? In Port Union, dowsing allowed participants to pay attention to their surroundings and notice things they had previously overlooked including fossils of ancient creatures in rocks along the shore.