Have a go at Dowsing

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Have a go at Dowsing
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 1
I think every member knows by now that it is almost impossible to teach magic on-line;because you have to see it. But I thought that there is one bit of magic that I might be able to teach; Dowsing. At least Dowsing for water.Dowsing for metals may not be so easy!
What can Dowsing find? Underground water and underground space. It is very efficient at finding underground drains;I was asked to find those many times, over the years, by Construction firms. Even now, Dowsers are used by Builders because of the high cost of hiring a GeoPhysics machine.
So, how do you start?
You will need two,rounded, lengths of metal.The metal needs to be "clean"; that is, not painted or galvanized. A metal coat hanger would be good.The metal "rods" should be around 50cm long. Bend each rod into an L shape; you need about 10cm to fit into your hands.
In use,the rods need to be held "firmly, but loosely". They have to "swivel" easily,but without any pressure from you! You are not going to "guide" the rods in any way.The rods do it themselves. And believe me, the first time you see the magic work, you will be "gob-smacked"!
The way to learn Dowsing is best the way my witch teacher taught me.To look for something you know is already there!
If you live in a house,it will have drains, emptying into the sewer. Look for two Inspection Chambers (Manholes!).
Hold the rods at waist level,about 10cm apart,and pointing forward.Remember,the rods have to swivel. Walk slowly between the two Manholes.As you pass over the drain,the rods will swivel outwards into the exact "line" of the drain.
This "operation" will find any underground drains,even disused ones.It will find underground streams and "lakes".
You may have to practice a few times, to get used to how the rods react. But you can do it. Anybody can!
Don't try to understand it. And when your friends ask "How did you DO that!".
You can only answer,"I don't know! Nobody knows how it works. It's magic!"
If you have any problems, send me a PM.

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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
Post # 2
Its not impossible but it is much more difficult I will say that even more so when they are confused and refuse to ask questions and then you correct them when you find out they didn't understand when you finally check in on them..
Teach with small tasks in small steps so they learn on their own and explain how to attempt it. It makes it a bit easier since you can't show them but there are a lot more problems but if the person has common sense it will usually be fine depending on the teacher.

Is dowsing for metals actually possible at all? I have my theories behind how it works with the water but metal I have just heard of it being done? It it rumor?
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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 3
Oh,yes! Dowsing can find metals. But there is a problem. Dowsing can only find one particular metal at a time! Difficult to explain on-line. I will say this though; a metal detector does it much better! Because a metal detector attracts all metals; Dowsing cannot do that. Like GeoPhysics, that can detect "solid" foundations,such as old building foundations. Dowsing cannot do that.
There have been many, very many, of theories about how Dowsing works. From Chemistry to Magnetism. As yet, there has been no real answer. It's still "magic".
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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
Post # 4
My theories fall under magnetism some sort of attractive bond with the metal and having to do with the planets gravity and magnetic field and the space between the rods acting like a magnet sensitive to molecules in the water. That's one of my theory's anyway.

I've also heard that dowsing be used to find lost objects? Any correlation between that or is it a coincidence?
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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 5
Eminent Scientists have looked at all aspects of Dowsing,magnetic and every other theory. They found nothing! There is a Dowsers Society, now. Quite a large membership.
I volunteered to be examined in the Science Laboratory at Leeds University over forty years ago.They remained puzzled.
Using metal rods to find water cannot be magnetic; water drains,streams,etc., can be "Dowsed" using a forked tree branch. (Though that will not find metal!) The Dowsers Society says that the best branch is from Hazel.
I've never used a branch.
We have to accept that there are still some mysteries in the world. One day we may have the answers; maybe we will never know the answers!
Finding lost objects? I've never known that!
But finding hidden coins at a child's Birthday Party is great fun!
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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
By: / Novice
Post # 6
I used this method to find unmarked water services when I did construction on the central coast of California. Some services couldnt be located by the water company!

It really works and it is super useful. Especially when you need to do horizontal directional bore.

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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
Post # 7
Nice post! :-)
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Re: Have a go at Dowsing
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 8
Thor's comment is very interesting.
About 20 years ago, Leeds City Council announced that some houses were to be built on a field near to where I was living at that time.
I had Dowsed that field,many times, and I knew that these was a very deep underground cave with a lot of water. So I wrote to the council telling them about this cave. The letter I got in reply seemed to indicate that I was some idiotic "crank"; and that the field had been surveyed using the most modern equipment, and the ground was fine for building. So the houses were built.
Three years later a large hole suddenly appeared in the garden of one of the houses. Within hours it had got so big that the whole front of the house collapsed into the hole.
It later turned out that I had been wrong. It was not a "cave"; it was a very old disused mine shaft, only partly filled in. And it was almost full of water!
But my rods had found that "space and water".
The local newspaper printed an Article about me warning about "the mine shaft"; no mention of a "cave" or Dowsing!
Oh,well! There are none so deaf as those who refuse to listen!

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