Dowsing describes the detection of water veins, earth rays, earth grids (Hartmann grids, Curry grids, Benker cubic grids), rock faults and rock fractures, as well as finding radon gas, ore, gold and gemstone mines, oil wells, etc. with the help of a dowsing rod, one-handed rod or angle rod.
In the past, dowsing rods were mostly made of willow branches. Today, most dowsing rods are made of plastic, the angle rods are often made of metal or aluminum, and the one-handed rods or tensors are made of different materials.
In the field of dowsing rods there are different concepts or systems. On the one hand, the simple dowsing rod with which you mentally adjust to the water vein or geopathic zone to be found, and this then strikes out accordingly. On the other hand, there are dowsing rods that work with the so-called grip length technique.
Here the rod is held – depending upon disturbance to be found – at different points, which stand in octave resonance to the resonance of the appropriate water vein or other source. Thus the rod then strikes out only in a certain frequency range, which then corresponds either to a water vein, a fault or e.g. the diagonal lattice (Curry lattice). Bioresonance works according to a similar principle.
Although unfortunately pushed into the realm of pseudoscience by our “progressive society” today, dowsing is one of the oldest professions in the world.
Until about 100 years ago, for example, it was considered completely natural for farmers to have the property checked for harmful radiation before building a new barn, because it was known from experience that otherwise the cattle would fall ill more easily, the cows would not give milk and the horses would become restless.
Likewise, the building windows of many houses and especially old churches, cathedrals and castles were selected accordingly. Often it was the stonemasons, who were also powerful of the dowsing rod and took into account, among other things, the polarity of the stones for a wall construction, and thus ensured a much better stability and longevity of the buildings. Old drawings of a dowser examining a building window also date from that time.
At that time, until the late Middle Ages, the dowser was associated with something mysterious and occult. It was assumed that supernatural forces were at work, and the knowledge of detecting oscillating fields with the dowsing rod was only passed on in secret. Especially in the Central European area, one was well advised to be very careful with it, not least because of the threat of the Catholic Church and its dreaded Inquisition.
In China, a law has been in force for 4000 years which states that before a house is built, an earth diviner must be asked whether the property is free of “earth demons”.
With the beginning of the previous century dowsing moved more and more into the interest of science. Thus, as early as 1932, Nobel laureate Max Planck called for the establishment of a department for the study of earth radiation at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, and more recently, the two university professors König and Betz proved the existence of these so-called “phenomena” in well over 10,000 documented experiments.
The decisive factor for this study was not least the urging of Dr. Veronika Carstens (the wife of our former Federal President) to investigate the undeniable connection between earth radiation and cancer. Likewise Albert Einstein, Wilhelm Reich, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Leonardo Da Vinci and many other personalities known to us from scientific history belonged to the dowsers.
In 1929, the well-known dowser Gustav Freiherr von Pohl carried out an experiment that caused a sensation beyond the borders. Without ever having been in the small town of Vilsbiburg in Lower Bavaria, or knowing anyone there, he examined the town for earth radiation. These investigations took place under “official supervision”. Von Pohl drew a plan and marked all the houses that were on extremely strong earth radiation fields.
A comparison with the mortuary records from about 12 years, led to the conclusion that all cancer deaths had occurred in the marked houses!
Thus the concept of the so-called “cancer houses” was born. For more details, see the blog article “Earth Rays and Cancer“. Due to the publication of this investigation, it came especially in the medical profession to great discussions. On the occasion of the Bavarian Surgeons’ Congress in Munich in 1932, a number of physicians professed the opinion that the evidence presented was so clear and irrefutable that medical science would have to change its ways. Unfortunately, however, this has not happened to this day …
Another well-known dowser was Käthe Bachler, who proved in many thousands of documented cases a direct connection between geopathic disturbances – especially of the Curry grid – and cancer diseases. She also enjoyed great recognition in scientific and medical circles for her work and findings. However, even her work remains virtually unconsidered today.
How does dowsing work?
Unlike in the past, today we know that dowsing has nothing to do with divination, but the rod is simply a kind of antenna with which the body resonates with the corresponding frequencies of the disturbance, water veins or other occurrences. One concentrates on what one wants to find, e.g. a water vein or a certain grid and opens oneself for the corresponding impulses.
As with many things, it is mainly a question of practice to sensitize oneself to corresponding vibrations. One must train a corresponding sense, which we humans all possess. How it works exactly, however, nobody can explain until today. There are innumerable theories and explanation attempts from the most different points of view, which are finally all only concepts. In my opinion, it is also completely irrelevant how exactly it works, as long as it helps and works. One cannot prove fine-material phenomena coarse-materially. That is a contradiction in itself.
The existence, or the emergence of electromagnetic fields by friction energy or by contact of differently charged rock layers is scientifically explainable. The fact that one can query the depth courses, the running directions as well as the strength of the disturbance, however, not. Nevertheless it works!
Each well drilling company employs or assigns dowsers before somewhere on good luck is drilled, and in earlier times there was hardly a gold, ore, or gemstone mine, which was not found by a dowser. Even to the Aufspüren of oil wells Radiästheten and Rutengänger are used.
One of the most prominent dowsers of our time is probably Uri Geller. Known for mental spoon bending on television, he has made a fortune finding oil wells for the Mexican government in the Gulf of Mexico.