IT was a city survey with a difference: two years ago, the Cardiff Dowsers set out to map the strongest and most influential water and energy lines running beneath the city of Cardiff.

This month, project leader, Grace Edgar, spoke to the South Herefordshire Dowsers about what they had set out to achieve and how they had gone about such a large scale urban survey.

Eleven Cardiff Dowsers began by 'map dowsing' - that is, working from a map rather than on site - to identify common lines for further investigation. On-site dowsing then revealed more about the nature of the lines and their possible effects on those living and working in close proximity to them.

Although many lines had a positive effect, there were a number of them (man-made and the result of traumatic past events) which registered as detrimental to human health.

The group then spent many months rectifying these. It was slow and methodical work, but, as Mrs. Edgar puts it, "You can't rush. You have to allocate time and take it slowly."

Two years later, at least some Cardiff residents should now be feeling much happier and healthier.

The final South Herefordshire Dowsers public talk for this season will be on October 5 at Aston Ingham Village hall with Karen French, who will be talking about five symbolic shapes found in both nature and sacred geometry which together make up a 'gateway to the heavens'.