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Water Diviner film

Postby Kevin » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:26 pm

A film will soon be been released called the water diviner.
Russel Crowe directs and stars in I believe.
A strange coincidence is that it is authered by a man called Andrew Knight, of Shipston on Stour.
I have a shop in Shipston on stour, as does Andrew Knight.
Whats more I went with His partner/wife up onto brailes hill ( which He owns0 and showed Her how to dowse, She was until then very skeptical, not anymore.
She was at one time , I believe head of this,
http://www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk/
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Kevin » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:28 pm

Whoops, forget a link about the film,
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3007512/
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:54 pm

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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Kevin » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:45 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CkLC4Zr2Mw
trailer for film

Vatican=diviner of serpents
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Looks great. Thanks for posting, Kevin.

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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:02 pm

A water divining article from down under. Thought I'd put it here.

Water diviners, dowsers, may have special sensitivity to electromagnetism

When Jan Mayman discovered she could divine water, she sought advice from some old masters.


CLICK HERE to read the article.

Interesting quote:

Physics professor Philip Jennings of Perth's Murdoch University says some water could send out weak electromagnetic fields if it contained dissolved salts of chemicals such assodium chloride, calcium carbonate or magnesium.


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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:50 am

Lot of harrumphing and blustering going on from the pseudo-skeptics right now because they realise that the release of the Crowe film is sure to stir up a water-divining craze, just as the recent "Ouija" film has got kids dabbling in Ouija.

Brace yourselves... :lol:

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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Helen-Healing » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:18 pm

Apparently Russell Crowe was on The One Show tonight, to talk about this film, but sadly I missed it. Not sad really - can't stand Crowe!)

However, I did find a Guardian review of the film (undated) here.

Early in the film we learn of Joshua’s unusual ability to know where water is, a sort of Horse Whisperer for H2O. That this sixth sense doesn’t feel dramatically clumsy or downright preposterous is one of the film’s subtle but significant achievements....... Joshua’s weird gift..

I think we should all email Mr Luke Buckmaster (can that be his real name??) to assure him that this ability is neither unusual nor weird nor preposterous!! :roll:
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:15 am

If his scepticism towards water-divining (dowsing) is the only problem Mr. Buckmaster has with it, then I think he should have given it 5 stars. Dowsing is so often used as a metaphor, whether as an everyday figure of speech or within creative works that it has pretty much become normal. It very naturally lends itself as a way of depicting spiritual seeking or seeking more generally. The reason that dowsing appears so natural in this film is because Crowe doesn't have an axe to grind against it. The reason it seems "clumsy or downright preposterous" in other productions is entirely because the film-makers do.

I should point out that this review is from last December. The Water Diviner will be released in the UK on 3rd April 2015.

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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Kevin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:22 pm

As a life long Leeds fan ( thats Me)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mb4rm
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Grahame Gardner » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:16 pm

A nice little mention of our own water diviner Peter Taylor in this article in the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/culture/water-diviner/11464210/what-is-water-divining.html
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Helen-Healing » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:14 pm

I watched the Water Diviner on TV the other day; despite my dislike of Russell Crowe, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Not an awful lot of divining going on in it though.
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Re: Water Diviner film

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:57 pm

Helen-Healing wrote:I watched the Water Diviner on TV the other day; despite my dislike of Russell Crowe, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Not an awful lot of divining going on in it though.


Not a lot of Horse-Whispering in The Horse Whisperer either!! But there is some dowsing implicit in the otherwise unexplained ability of the protagonist to locate the bodies of two of his sons in an expansive burial ground of thousands of corpses and an element of clairvoyance/precognition in his ability to see the third son doing his whirling dervish bit. Also the water-divining at the start (using L-rods in 1920!!!).

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