Dowsing: Ancient Method Used to Locate Harmful Energy
By Jack Phillips
There is a growing body of interest in the art of dowsing-using rods to find sources of water and other things buried in the earth. According to modern practitioners, the application has expanded from simply being used to locate water to finding pockets of energy, possibly radiation, emanating from so-called “geopathic” spots in the ground.
It is not widely known in the United States that cancer can be caused by emanations that come up through the ground and can penetrate several stories of buildings.
This knowledge is believed to have originated as the result of a study in the Bavarian town of Vilsbiburg in 1929. At that time Vilsbiburg had the highest cancer death rate of any town in Germany. The German government wanted to know why.
A German master dowser named Gustav Freiherr von Pohl conducted the investigation. The Burgomeister provided a police escort to ensure that the results were official and properly obtained.
Von Pohl didn’t talk to people or enter houses. He did his dowsing outside. He marked, on a map of the city, those houses where his dowsing indicated residents were highly likely to get cancer.
When he was finished he gave the map to the town physician, who marked the houses where deadly cancer cases had occurred. The physician’s account was in complete agreement with von Pohl’s findings.
Similar tests were conducted in other towns as Mattsee, Austria and Weilburg, Germany, with similar results.
Inside the houses where cancer deaths were frequent, investigators found beds in which one person after another had died of cancer. Dowsing showed that they were located over geographic zones where water veins crossed underneath the earth or were involved with faults in the underlying rock.
These zones appeared to be generating emanations not susceptible to detection by then-available scientific instruments. A lead sheet placed under such a bed, after long exposure, developed colored areas indicating that the normally inert lead had been changed by the emanations.
The investigators concluded that people exposed to such emanations for long periods of time were likely to develop cancer. Spending eight hours every night over a geopathic zone was dangerous to health. However, simply moving a bed away from the zone reduced the risk. Similarly, sitting in a chair over one of these zones, at work or at home, for long periods could also be harmful.
Interestingly cats are reported to be attracted to areas where energy is noxious for humans, while dogs are reported to avoid them.
Dowsers have found noxious energies arising from TV sets, electrical power lines and computers that are electromagnetic in origin. However the nature of the emanations discovered by von Pohl is still controversial. Some believe that they are subtle energies as yet unknown to science. Dr. Josef Oberbach, author of Fire of Life, Your Bioplasma, thinks they are radioactive particles. Others are convinced that electromagnetic radiation is to blame.
In the 1930s P.E. Dobler, a German physicist, exposed photographic plates to so-called geopathic radiation and collected data that he believed could be explained as the result of electromagnetic radiation.
Jacob Stangle, a German engineer, spent 15 years developing a “dowser on wheels” using a very sensitive scintillation counter with a strip chart and electrical meters. With it he located hundreds of water wells, according to reports. A scintillation counter is a device capable of detecting and measuring radiation by counting the tiny flashes of light generated when gamma rays or charged particles impinge on a crystal sensor.
When medical researchers became aware of his device, he was asked to check von Pohl’s work at Vilsbiburg. In 1972 he found sharp increases in radiation, characteristic of water veins, in three locations where von Pohl had recorded their presence in 1929.
Stangle’s finding of strong radiation in areas previously known to be cancer producing is considered to be convincing evidence that pathogenic stimulation zones are real and not imaginary.
Reinhard Schneider, a German physicist, who specialized in high-frequency radio waves, also investigated dowsing phenomena. He believed that cancer is likely to be encountered above interactions of at least two water veins and/or fracture zones where the electromagnetic frequency associated with the water is in the range of 2,450 Mhz of microwave energy.
Schneider also developed special equipment and a multifaceted system for scanning the human body to identify actual and potential diseases. German law limits their use to physicians and certified healing practitioners.
Helmut Thiele of Munich, Germany, assembled a system for measuring radio frequencies over geopathic zones. He found that they are carriers for VHF and UHF radio signals and that there are anomalies at the edges of these zones, which make them dangerous for people who are exposed for appreciable lengths of time.
In studying the effects of a water vein associated with a geological fracture underneath his own living room, he found that, with his dipole antenna directed against the flow of the stream, crossing the stream from either side resulted in a voltage spike of almost 40 volts. He observed this effect at several frequencies, including some in the high Gigahertz range. He also found anomalies at different distances above the ground.
For those who would like to replicate the experiment, Thiele used a dipole antenna connected to a field strength meter and a multimeter. A laptop computer recorded his results.
It should be noted that this noxious energy, dangerous to humans, is not connected to concentrations of radon gas. There has been much concern about this substance; and, it is true, high concentrations of it can be damaging. However, in cases where normal background radiation is low, its presence in a home can actually reduce cancer risk because of the hormesis effect. Hormesis refers to the assumption that zero radiation results in nearly zero cancer risk which has been proven to be false by competent investigators.
Additional information on dowsing and noxious energy can be obtained from the American Society of Dowsers in Danville, Vt., on the web at www.dowsers.org Dr. Ronald Blackburn is their science advisor.
jack Phillips is a writer who lives in Massachusetts. He has a degree in chemical engineering, is an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi.