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My Ideas of How Dowsing Works
.....and Basic Tests

Just as with Einstein's encounter with a compass at age 5, where he marveled at the invisible force that turned the needle, some of us (at any age!) marvel at the invisible force that turns the tips of our L-rods.  There have been attempts by others to identify the 'invisible rod-moving force'......With this Website, I am joining those 'others' who have endeavored to shed light on this unique force.

Identified below are my ideas (and basic tests) about how dowsing works.  I have named and described the components that enable me to detect objects (usually buried objects) using the dowsing process.   These ideas (initial conclusions) are based on my basic tests and observations.  I realize that most of these components that I have identified and described are quite unique.  For the most part, these components have not been similarly identified and documented in formal studies and research.

My ideas about what makes dowsing work have not been thoroughly tested by any means.  I have had two persons with dowsing skills perform most of the following tests.  One person had results similar to mine while the other person had different results.  During most of the following tests, I have identified 'My Results' and those of 'Person #1' and 'Person #2'.

I encourage you, the reader and dowser, to try some of my simple tests and arrive at your own conclusions.  I welcome your responses and feedback to me regarding your findings.
(e-mail to  dowsefiles@gmail.com )        

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Components, and how they interact and respond in the dowsing process............

(A) Object Emitting Energy--- The Radiating Component
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(B) Human Eyes---The Detecting Component
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(C) Brain and Neural Pathways---The Processing & Transmitting Component
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(D) Thumbs---The Contact #1 Component
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(E) Body Aura---The Contact #2 Component
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(F) L-Rods---The Indicating Component

Each component is discussed briefly and is followed by a description of my relatively basic tests and results.

Initial Statement About the L-Rods: I believe that the L-rods' function is similar to that of a speedometer or tachometer needle in a car instrument panel.  Rod movement is basically an indication that the dowser's body is processing a detection signal.  The rods, I believe, are not detectors in themselves.

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The Setup For Testing:
Almost all testing is accomplished with two L-shaped wire rods.  On occasion, one rod is used because the test requires one hand to be free.

Here's how you can set up a simple dowsing test area without going to the cemetery or dowsing underground utilities in your yard. Use an inexpensive 6-foot long electrical extension cord (or a phone extension cord, speaker cord or other wiring).  This wire cord will serve as the energy radiating part.

To set up a test area, stretch out the electrical cord on a basement or garage floor, or other flat surface with some maneuvering room around the area.  You might want to anchor each end of the extension cord with a brick or a book or some relatively flat weighted object.

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A + B + C + D + E = F (signal)