No 10: Summer Solstice

by Dudley H. Wheeler M.A.

"The answer I like to believe is that by doing so, the results will provide evidence for physical fields that science is so far reluctant to accept, give clues towards a new theory of quantum mechanics, yield more information about the ability of brain waves to initiate automatic reflex actions, a new view on the impact of blinking the eyes, and suggest to biologists the possible generation of attraction and repulsion effects between cells purely related to their shape. Such new information will hopefully contribute towards gaining a better understanding of how the conscious and sub-conscious minds interact."


Dowsing first became a serious interest for me after I read a newspaper article explaining how Professor Reddish (Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, Edinburgh University) walked over a linear object ( eg. a pole or wire) with two dowsing rods in his hands (see Fig 1) and they rotated to cross over in front of his chest. He subsequently showed that walking under a suspended wire gave the same reaction. If a plastic tube was put down on the ground under the length of the wire, the rod crossing did not take place under the wire, but at intervals on either side of the plastic tube. For Professor Reddish1 this represented an example of a classical wave interference pattern, but for me it showed that dowsing was real physics in action.

Fig 1

Fig 1

Trying to measure the interference patterns from multiple linear objects (wooden poles) in a field, I found that walking between two trees caused the dowsing rods to rotate. So, walking over a linear object causes a rod rotation and so does walking between two trees. Associating the trees with circular bases, I placed dinner plates on the floor of my living room and obtained the same rod rotations. Diagrammatically, the rods turned from to.

It then transpired that any object with a circular base (eg. a wine bottle or saucepan) would initiate the crossing of the dowsing rods. From this point onwards, I conducted a variety of experiments with linear and circular objects in different configurations to try and establish some basic patterns or reactions from the dowsing rods that would help lead to a better understanding and could be duplicated by others.

Linked to our Consciousness

Nobody has yet been able to come up with an explanation of the dowsing phenomenon, but the dowsing fraternity are very firmly convinced that the mind is involved. Besides the paranormal ability called Map-Dowsing, which remotely locates missing objects like keys and people, I have come to accept that the mind is able to carry out some sort of tuning function that enables it to concentrate on the job in hand and exclude all the other extraneous background signals (eg. from other linear and circular objects around) that would otherwise be expected to cause some interference. The mind seems to be able to pick up these tuned signals and trigger a response that enables the dowsing rods to rotate.


Practically all my experimental evidence has been obtained in the home using linear objects (eg. wooden poles, plastic tubes, wire, golf clubs) and circular ones (eg. dinner plates, plastic bowls, wine bottles). It is estimated that at least 80% of people can dowse, so readers have the opportunity to confirm the results for themselves in the comfort of their own living rooms.

Observations and speculations on what can be measured are noted below. I do not pretend to understand all of them, but they are included in the hope that others may note something of interest, which I may have otherwise ignored in a brief summary.

General Observations on what can be measured.

  1. Materials. The dowsing phenomenon occurs both with ferro-magnetic (eg. steel, iron) and non ferro-magnetic materials (eg. wood, bone, plastic).

  2. The shapes or boundaries of objects are important in determining where the dowsing rods rotate and the locations seem to follow the rules of Euclidean geometry. That is, rotations occur when the dowser arrives :

    1. At the boundary of a linear or circular object.

    2. At the line connecting the centres of circles

    3. Where the line of a linear object or perpendicular from it, intersects with the centre of a circle.

    4. Where linear objects either face parallel or perpendicular to one another and their line extensions also overlap one another

I term these the Euclidean Locations for Rotation.

  1. All objects can affect all other objects. A pressure effect?

Linear and circular objects are found to interact with one another in producing dowsing rod rotations. As everything can be considered to be made up from lines and curves, it is but a small step to consider that all objects can potentially interact with any other object. As a speculation, this interaction can be regarded as being similar to Einstein's second component of gravity, the pressure that matter exerts upon its surroundings (lambda, the cosmological constant), which can be positive or negative.

  1. The dowsing zone where rod rotations commence and end is quite narrow; inches rather than feet wide.

  2. The strength of the rod rotation (as felt in the hands) is generally very similar for all experiments, but has been known to vary. It can be particularly strong when dowsing with Y-shaped twigs rather than L-shaped rods. Adding one object to another does not increase the strength of the rod rotation, but the effect may possibly alter the shape of the combined object and its Euclidean Locations for Rotation.

  3. Electromagnetic Association. Walking through a light beam will initiate a dowsing rod rotation. Other researchers findings2,3,4 show that electromagnetic fields such as radio waves, ionising radiation, electric fields and electrostatic shocks either affect, or are affected by, dowsing zones. This evidence suggests that there is a dowsing field (D-Field) present, which can co-exist with electromagnetic radiation, although it is not electromagnetic itself.

  4. D-Fields (Dowsing Fields)

There are many dowsing experiments that provide further indications of the existence of D-Fields whilst dowsing.

(i) Interference Patterns

By varying the height of his suspended wire above the plastic tubing on the ground, Reddish1 found that the intervals between the dowsing zones on the ground increased as the wire height decreased ( and vice-versa).

These variations in the interference patterns suggest field effects.

(ii) Rod Angles

The angles rotated by the rods vary, but are commonly found to be 0° (upup), 45° (nenw), or 90° (lr).

Other intermediate values and negative values are found (eg. downdown,lr).

(iii) Attraction and repulsion

One situation causing what looks like fields of attraction and repulsion between an object and a single dowsing rod [as defined by the closing (left) or opening (right) of the rod], happens whilst walking alongside a linear object (eg. a wooden pole).

Fig 2

Fig 2

Putting down a series of parallel wooden poles and walking between them, the single dowsing rod describes a curved path that simulates a repeated attraction and repulsion effect (see Fig 3)

Fig 3

Fig 3

Such patterns also occur whilst walking between parallel gravestones or down the aisle of a church, where the rod turns opposite the straight bases of the pews and traverses across in the blank entry spaces between them.

(iv) Universal Field

The rods rotate back to their forward direction after leaving the dowsing zone.

Objects are found to leave imprints or memories of their position long after they have been removed1,4,6. This imprinting can last for minutes, days or years.

Both of these effects suggest the presence of a Universal Dowsing Field (UD-Field).

(v) Motion / Inductance

Raising the dowsing rods quickly into the horizontal search position, and/or walking briskly into the dowsing zone seems to enhance the sensitivity of the dowsing rod reaction. Such a result brings to mind the concept of 'cutting lines of force'. The same type of result was obtained by Tromp4 using a changing magnetic field, which could be detected and a static one, which could not.

If the D-Field can exhibit effects normally associated with electromagnetism, it is intriguing to speculate on where are the induction effects both on earth and the cosmos.

  1. Energy

Where does the rod rotation energy come from?

Opinion is divided upon whether it is a field effect or whether the rods rotate under the action of gravity and involuntary muscular action. I favour the field effect, because I cannot see or feel the muscular activity and some dowsers using the Y-rod have experienced the bark

stripping away from their wooden rod as a result of their efforts to resist the twisting action in their hands. But even if this is a field effect, is the energy supplied externally or from the human body or mind?

  1. Receptors, Vision and Blinking.

The human body has receptors for the external D-Fields, of which the feet and hands are important. For me, the eyes and vision are essential as I cannot dowse in the dark or with my eyes closed. Experiments provided intriguing results where, for example

  1. Using two rods to dowse over a linear wooden pole, if the left eye was kept open only the left rod rotated and the right rod stayed pointing forward. Similarly if only the right eye was kept open.

  2. No dowsing reaction was obtainable unless the rods were kept in view. Looking up in the dowsing zone to view the rods caused them to rotate.

  3. (c) Using a single rod, it crossed in towards the chest at the dowsing zone. Gazing slightly off to the side of the rod's tip and blinking deliberately, the rod moved off to the side as if it was being sucked into a vacuum.

Opportunities for Measurement

There are many physical measurements that can be made related to dowsing. But why should anyone bother to carry them out? The answer I like to believe is that by doing so, the results will provide evidence for physical fields that science is so far reluctant to accept, give clues towards a new theory of quantum mechanics, yield more information about the ability of brain waves to initiate automatic reflex actions, a new view on the impact of blinking the eyes, and suggest to biologists the possible generation of attraction and repulsion effects between cells purely related to their shape. Such new information will hopefully contribute towards a better understanding of how the conscious and sub-conscious minds interact together.

The dowsing phenomena is one of the easiest para-normal effects to measure and investigate, whilst only requiring low technology and simple facilities to carry out the research work. Unfortunately it seems to have been ignored because of scepticism and disbelief, inspite of the highly convincing evidence from professional dowsers5 making a living from discovering underground water on a 'no water, no pay' basis and other impressive published accounts6.

Reproducibility Experiments on the Web site.

Science demands that experiments should be reproducible before the results can be considered to have any value. To this end, I have arranged for seven simple dowsing experiments to be put on the Scientific & Medical Network Web site.

I invite readers to try these for themselves and send their results back by e-mail or letter under the heading 'Dowsing Experiments'. These experiments only require the dowser to comment on the rod rotations at specified locations using simple poles, golf clubs, tubes, plates, or discs on the floor. Instructions are given for beginners. This is a serious request and the results will be put into a database for future reference.


  1. Reddish, V.C., The D-force - A remarkable phenomenon Jane Street Print Co, Edinburgh (1993)

  2. Maby J.C. and T.Bedford Franklin Physics of the Divining Rod ( Bell 1939)

  3. Maby J.C., Radiographic Prospection for Underground Water Congress of Radionics and Radiesthesia, London 16-18 May, 1950

  4. Tromp S.W Psychical Physics (Elsevier Publishing 1949)

  5. Applegate, George The Complete Guide to Dowsing Element Publ 1997

  6. Bird, Christopher , The Divining Hand Whitford Press 1993

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by Shakura Rei

We have to bear in mind that we are all debtors to the world
and that the world does not owe us anything.
It is a great privilege for all of us to be allowed to
do anything for the world. In helping the world,
we really help ourselves.
- Swami Vivekananda

Geopathic stress may be defined as developing bodily imbalance or illness, due to lines of harmful energies which radiate from the earth. Earth acupuncture is the process used to neutralize these fields.

Geopathic stress has been found to be the common factor in many serious and minor illnesses and psychological conditions, especially those conditions in which the immune system is severely compromised. Cardiovascular deficiency, attention deficit disorder, immune deficiency disorders, chronic fatigue, and cancer, are samples of chronic geopathic stress influence. Some lesser effects of influence are chronic body pains, headaches, sudden signs of physical aging, irritability, and restless sleep. It is also a common factor in cases of infertility and miscarriages, learning difficulties, behavioral problems and neurological disabilities in children.

Response to healing treatments tend to be slow or uneventful for patients who continue to be effected by harmful earth energies during periods of sleep or work, however when their home or work place is neutralized, the geopathic stress conditions resolve themselves and the body begins to heal.

There are four lines of geopathic energy which can be detected and neutralized: The Hartmann Grids and Geopathic Zones adversely effect the cellular structure of most living organisms. Interference Zones and Personal Zones effect one's emotions and objectives. Personal Zones may also affect one’s physical health.

Hartmann Grids were discovered in 1950 by a German medical doctor, Ernst Hartmann. The lines form a grid around the earth, running north to south and east to west, and extend to a height of 60 - 600 feet. The north-south lines appear approximately every 6 feet 6 inches and the east-west lines appear approximately every 8 feet 2 inches. According to Dr. Hartmann, the worst place that a person can sleep or work is over a Hartmann knot, where two Hartmann lines cross, as harmful radiation is intensified at this juncture.

Geopathic Zones have a range of influence from 2 to 200 feet, and reach a height of 600 to 30,000 feet. Their direction is random and may be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. When natural energies radiate through the earth, their wavelength is distorted by weak electromagnetic fields emanating from subterranean running water, mineral concentrations, fault lines and underground cavities. These distorted fields are harmful to most living organisms, and produce the geopathic zones. It is not uncommon to find them parallel to, or imposed upon the Hartmann Grids. Geopathic zones can also be man made. These would include electromagnetic fields which emanate from such structures as high tension, or satellite towers, electrical street poles, or fuse boxes.

Personal Zones are also random in direction, with a variable range of influence and height. These zones produce energies that uniquely effect an individual on a personal level. Simply stated, they produce an energy that grates on the energy of any given person, producing a chronic subtly annoying and irritating effect. Animals are also affected by these zones.

Interference Lines, as with Personal Zones, are random in direction, with a variable range of influence and height, and produce an energy which interferes with one's personal goals. Interference lines were only discovered several months ago, and I can attest to the power of their negative influence, and the quick and incredible positive changes that occurred when they were neutralized. I strongly recommend that one's house be checked for Interference lines if one has a home-based business which seems to be hindered in some way, or feels that "something" is blocking one's goals. I personally had 10 interference lines running through my house. The day after neutralizing them clients and money began pouring in; I was truly astounded, as there was a definite shift that occurred, and continues to this day. Office buildings should also be neutralized to increase production and cash flow.

Neutralization of all geopathic lines is first accomplished by discovering the lines through dowsing. After finding the direction of flow and center of the line, we bury copper wire perpendicular to its center. This blocks the line, causing the energies to dome over the structure being neutralized.

The effect from Hartmann and geopathic lines can literally be seen in the atmosphere, as they tend to produce a gray, dull appearing sky, typically seen in many parts of the Midwestern U.S. When these lines are blocked and dome, the atmosphere is suddenly relieved of these energies and a beautiful blue sky appears directly over the structure.

There is another method of neutralizing geopathic lines using a more co-creative method with nature. We do this by assisting Nature’s devas and elementals – nature spirits – to clear the atmosphere themselves.

When we bury copper rods over a geopathic zone, we are basically using hardware – a third dimensional tool. This method works well and is excellent for those who need to see or do something physical before they can comfortably believe in an intended effect, especially if that effect is objective. It also works well for clearing small areas, such as under a house or a small plot of land. There are certain drawbacks to this method however, particularly when one considers the great masses of land that are in need of clearing. Also be aware that not only land, but all bodies of water, including the oceans and rivers, have geopathic zones coursing through them. These are beyond our ability to neutralize through the technique of burying rods.

To better explain the manner in which we can work with nature spirits to neutralize these zones, let me briefly explain the nature of devas and elementals. Elementals are the creators of form, or the "form builders." As an example, consider the process that occurs when a seed sprouts, grows and becomes a Ponderosa Pine tree. Consider the difference in appearance between a small seed from a pine cone, and the end result of that seed -- a towering adult tree. The elementals are the intelligent sparks of consciousness who worked with the energy of the seed, eventually forming it into a tree. All living things take their form through the activities of an elemental, and not all elementals are part of the plant kingdom. There are elementals of the air, water, fire and various other life forms as well.

A deva is an intelligent energy that works in conjunction with the elementals, but more in a overseeing capacity. The devas do not create form, but are responsible for the activities of the form builders. Where an elemental may have responsibility over a pine seed, the overseeing deva may have responsibility for the entire Pine forest.

With this understanding, we can see the great ability and knowledge that nature spirits possess of their given environment. We also know that they can literally "build into" that environment certain elements or qualities. Therefore, if humans were aware of an element that would be helpful to the environment, and discussed it with the devas who agreed and chose to "build" it into their environment, then we would be working co-creatively with Nature towards the healing of this Earth. And that is exactly what we have done when we neutralize geopathic lines with the help of the devas and elementals.

Two individuals, Slim Spurling and Bob Dratch combined their efforts and produced an audio tape called "Swept Clear." This tape contains holoforms of pure water, and emanates sound frequencies which are used to free stuck patterns. When played through Slim Spurling’s Harmonizer we have seen tremendous results in air pollution reduction in various cities. It was suggested that the frequencies produced by the holoform tape literally alter the structure of pollutants, and could neutralize emanations from geopathic zones. If this was true, then integrating the tape’s frequency into the environment should produce a continuous reduction in air pollutants and an elimination of geopathic emanations.

To test this theory I did an experiment. I went to a local lake and dowsed seventeen feet along its shore. I was looking for Hartmann and geopathic lines, lines interfering in the welfare of the inhabitants of the lake, and personal zones for the inhabitants of the lake. I found 12 lines. Next I spoke to the devas and elementals, played them the tape, and asked them their opinion. Their response was very positive. Five minutes after our discussion I again dowsed in front of the lake, but this time there was not one geopathic line! They told me that they would incorporate the frequency over the entire hundred-thirty-five acre park in which the lake resided, which was the domain of the Park Deva. To check, I drove to the other side of the park and dowsed – no lines. I drove to another location – no lines. I looked up to the sky and the clouds had parted, displaying blue sky over the entire circumference of the park. I was thrilled!

Later I spoke to the devas of the city in which I am currently residing. They knew what I had done at the lake and were waiting for me to invite them to take the frequency also. It was at this point that I asked about free will of the city’s human inhabitants. Did I need their permission to clear the city, or their private land within the city? The answer was simple: The land does not belong to the citizens who live upon it; the land belongs to Earth. I was reminded that humans were to be caretakers of the land, but as a species they have brought it to near ruin. Earth, as a living entity, must now do whatever she can to preserve and heal herself, as witnessed by the unleashing of so much extreme weather and climatic conditions.— one of the means by which she purifies herself. Just as Earth does not ask the residents of a neighborhood for permission before she runs a tornado through their house, She does not need their permission to clear the land beneath their feet, or the air above their heads. Also, clearing the environment with the devas is a co-creative endeavor. We do not tell the devas what to do, rather we ask them if they feel this frequency would behoove all, and if so would they please incorporate it into their environment. By working with the devas and elementals, we work co-creatively with Earth. It is Her decision to clear, or not to clear, the land under someone’s house.

To these devas, in the city in which I resided, I played the tape. They received it enthusiastically and spread it throughout the entire city. Afterwards I drove all over town dowsing, and did not find any geopathic emanations. This is exciting enough, but to add to the joy, this city repeatedly stands in a circle of blue sky, while dark clouds and pollutants surround it.

There have been major reductions in both pollutants and crime in cities where the deva and clearing work have been incorporated. The devas are very excited at the potential of clearing the deserts and oceans throughout the world, and desire this technique spread throughout other countries.

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by Marty Cain

When Sig asked me to write this article on geomancy I had to ask, "Am I really a Geomancer?"

I was fortunate to have grandparents and parents who were close to the Earth and who loved life. I suppose Geomancy instruction began for me at about 6 years of age when my grandfather taught me to dowse for water. Grandfather also connected me to the heavens. Seeing me upset for having "lost" a special toy, he asked me to follow him. We walked together into the side yard and gazed at the evening sky. There he pointed to a tiny clusters of seven stars. "See that cluster of tiny stars? They are yours and no one can ever take them form you. They will always be yours." And so they are even to this day.

Through my family's day by day examples, I began to notice what harm I caused to nature around me and what good I could do. I didn't realize I was becoming a Geomancer, I just loved the earth, loved the wind in my face and the open skies and the billions of stars over head. I was delighted with the variety of forms life from the tiniest critters to the greatest trees. So Wonderous.

Dowsing was considered strange by people outside my family so, although I found water for friends from time to time, I did not use it or speak of it in my every day living. It wasn't until September of 1986 when I attended the National Convention and School of the American Society of Dowsers in Danville Vermont that I discovered other people who were willing to explore the mysteries of the natural world. Master Dowsers: Terry Ross, Gordon Barton, Sig Lonegren, Dwin Gordon, Dave Bagley, Jack Livingston, Joan McFarlain, Chris Bird, Enid Hoffman, Ed and Lydia Jastrum and so many others opened for me the whole field of esoteric knowledge. The living Earth, conscious water, plants that responded to their masters needs, spirit guides, devas, gnomes, all were recognized and acknowledged. The unseen beings of childhood stories stepped forth as living consciousness, willing and able to interact with me. Life became enchanted again. The Earth became my best friend. She danced in my sculptures and lead me to special places in which to learn and create my work.


Up until this point I concentrated on creating paintings, drawings and sculptures that were beautiful and strong and enthusiastic having been inspired by artists like Henry Matisse, Max Beckman, and Pierre Bonnard. As a private escape from the intensity of drawing, my simple lining up of striped rocks lead me into the landscape and into a new way making art and a new way of life. I noticed that people shifted their way of looking at nature when they happened across one of my stone lines left on the beach or near a forest trail. I was delighted to find the English Sculptor, Ted Long, who made a pattern in a field by trimming the tops off daisies.

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