Thursday, February 16, 2012

Water Water Everywhere? Water Witching?

Merry Meet Friday again, on Friday, everyone who is participating in the Pagan Project post their year and a day study. We finished with A,B,C, now on to the letter D.
I have selected for this weeks year and a day, to answer a little known art on how you can douwse. What's that you ask? An art that uses an L shaped rod, a pendulum, a forked stick, or their bare hands. Dowers say that anyone can have a go at dowsing because, like psychic ability, it is a hidden power that all humans possess. And like any other ability, such as learning a musical instrument, the more you practice and learn your strengths. The more you will defind your abilities. Here are some steps for a do- it- yourself dowsing test. 1. Decide which dowsing tool you want to use: forked stick , this is a Y. -- shaped tree branch (most often from a willow). The dowser holds the branch, parallel to the ground at the top of the Y. shape, and then starts to walk. If he or she passes over the hidden object. The end of the branch is pulled down, pointing to the correct spot. 2. L-shaped metal rod: for this method two L shaped, and then starts to walk. If he or she passes over the hidden object. The end of the branch is pulled down, pointing to the correct spot. One rod made from a pair of coat hangers coathanger are held in each hand parallel to the floor, and if the dowser passes over the hidden object derived swings are part or cross each other. 3. Pendulum. It is sufficient to hold a pendulum over a map is sufficient. If the pendulum begins to move in a circle or back and forth. They know they have located the hidden object. Pendulums are also used for diagnosing illness. Your bare hands: some exceptionally skilled dowsers seem to be able to dowse with out a tool, claiming that they feel a resisting force. When they locate the hidden object. Ask someone to bury a metal object or a bottle of water in the garden. Just a few inches below the surface. Before starting, mentally ask your dowsing tool to indicate to you when you are passing over the hidden object. Walk slowly, in any direction you like, concentrating on the object and trying to remain open and sensitive to the movements of the dowsing rod. If your dowsing tool reacts or you simply get a feeling that helps you make a decision about the location of the object and see if the spot indicated is correct. If not, keep trying, at different times of day to see if you have ability for dowsing
A little history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian artwork depicts people using forked tools and dowsing activities. Dowsing may have been mentioned in the Bible. Although not by name. when Moses and Aaron used a rod to locate water. It was in the middle ages, however, that the first on ambiguous written account of dowsing calm. When it was used to find coal deposits. In 17th century France, they are our records of a man called Jacque Vernay, a stone mason by trade, who used his dowsing talents to successfully track criminals. However, during the 15th and 16th centuries, dowsers were often thought to be practitioners of evil. Martin Luther described dowsers as work of the devil"hence the term "water witching" How the dowsing technique was first discovered and how dowsing works is unknown, yet those who practice it are convinced that it does work. Dowsing is still very much in use today in archaeological digs, searching for minerals and missing persons and in alternative healing, when the dowser swings a pendulum over the patient's body to determine the location and cause of illness. It is not widely known, but petrochemical companies employ dowsers to confirm underground sources of oil and gas, and dowsers have also made a contribution towards the understanding of mysterious Earth energies, such as those represented by ley lines. The American Society of dowsers estimate there may be as many as 30,000 dowsers in the United States, but despite this, dowsing still struggle to be regarded as a legitimate field. Dowsing has attracted some well-known names from history, including Leonardo da Vinci, Robert Boyle, considered the father of modern chemistry, and Charles Richet a Nobel prize winner. Albert Einstein, who was also convinced of the authenticity of dowsing. Some believe there may be a psychic connection between the dowser and the hidden object. According to this theory, all things living and inanimate have a energy force and the dowser, I concentrating on the hidden object, is somehow able to tune in to the energy force field or vibration of the object, which in turn, forces the dowsing rod or stick to move. In other words, the dowsing tool may act as a kind of amplifier or antenna tuning in to the energy, and it is common for the dowser to find a tingling sensation, chills or shivering. When the object is located. Recent experiments in Russia have shown that dowsing rods can be sensitive to elect electromagnetic fields, and that almost anyone can learn to dowse . Although women tend to be more successful at it than men. Scientists believe this may be because unknown force fields, respond better to the polarity in woman's bodies. Skeptics argue that dowsing is a matter of luck, and that those with a high rate of success. Just that good instincts for where objects or water may be found. For both believer and skeptic. There is no definitive evidence either way.
In loving memory for my Melkin, Miss Kitty Kat, I miss you little one.