by Dr Gunther Schneck
The oldest evidence for dowsing is found in the cave painting of Lascaux, Southern France (15,000BC). Radiaesthetic ability was probably a primeval biological human instinct. In the Stone Age, monuments were erected on places of radiaesthetic importance.
There is one particular diagonal global grid line, found consistently on earthen long barrows and chambered long cairns. The same holds true for the Bronze Age burial mounds (details of this diagonal global grid will be described at a later date).
According to Worsch, global grids were known in old China and the Indian cultures in North and South America. The Etruscans, who were excellent dowsers, passed their knowledge to the Romans. Mettier in his work describes the use of grid lines for construction of temples, camps, fortifications etc. One can find Roman roads, which mostly run straight, constructed on the 4th diagonal grid lines.
In the Middle Ages existed profound secret dowsing knowledge, as many old churches prove. In the following centuries of rationalism and modern science, dowsing was nearly forgotten. In spite of this some eminent dowsers are to be mentioned. Abbe Mere who tried in his book a physical mechanistic explanation of dowsing.
Abbe Boulys introduced the term radiaesthesia. In the twenties there arose a new interest in dowsing, especially in Europe. Dr Peyre rediscovered the existence of grid lines. Andre Bovis, Ing, Straniak, von Pohl, Prof Mohlberg are to be remembered.
After the war, Dr Hartmann described the first grid or North – South grid. Ing. Wittman and Dr Curry investigated the diagonal grid lines (Curry grid or 2nd grid). R Schneider discovered a 3rd and 4th diagonal grid. The author found a negative 3rd and 4th grid which runs as a mirror image, confirming the principle of polarity in radiaesthesia.
There is argument if the diagonal grids are all variations of one and the same grid of if they are independent of each other. For practical purposes it is easier to assume separate grid systems. Generally the term global frids is used. Dr Preiss investigated grids in North and South Europe and in the Antarctic. Dr Preiss found the Hartmann grid lines (1st grid) in the open to be running according to the magnetic Earth field, but never completely straight. The lines are disturbed if a thunderstorm approaches of if they are under the influence of technical fields, e.g. high-voltage power lines, television and short-wave radio stations. Inside houses the prevalent magnetic fields influenced the grid lines and cause many distortions. Earthquakes cause broadening of lines.
The intensity of grid lines is dependent on the weather, they are easier to dowse by sunshine, more difficult during cloudy sky conditions, very weak during a fog.
1st Grid (Hartmann Grid)
The distances between grid lines became smaller in the Northern areas, e.g. Greenland – 1.05m x 1.2m. On the Canary Islands, Tenerife, the distances were 2m x 2.5m. Distances in Bideford area were south-north 1.6m, west-east 1.68m. But many regional variations are seen.
Broader grid lines within a grid, double lines (Doppelstreifen) are observed, in middle Europe every 10 metres. In Bideford area grid distances were circa 1.66m. Two broader grid lines or double lines were dowsed every 35 metres. These broader lines seem to be more active and would cause more problems if found over beds. There is always a positive following a negative grid line. Positive grid lines have an energy flow from North to South or East to West and negative lines from South to North, West to East. All investigators agree that some damaging effects to health are caused by both types of grid lines, especially by crossings of two lines; more damaging according to many authors, are crossings with other geopathic stress lines.
About the origin of global grid lines there exists much disagreement. Endros says they are gravitational vibrations of the Earth. Mettier thinks grid lines come partly from the cosmos, from the atmosphere and from the Earth. Hartmann said grid lines are cosmic phenomena. Wetzel, Preiss claim a terrestrial origin. Preiss found that earthquakes disturb the course and width of global grid lines, which thn take days to normalize (increase in width from 10cm to 52cm during an earthquake in north Germany). Preiss measured global grid lines in iron minds 1400m deep, under the iron ore deposits, also in coal mines 600m deep. He found the same directions as on the surface. The Hartmann grid (1st grid) is a workable grid of lines in accordance with the Earth’s magnetic field, but with considerable regional variations.
The Curry Grid (2nd grid)
This diagonal grid occurs world-wide. It is named after the German doctor Manfred Curry who was the founder of the Bioclimatic Institute in Bavaria, and investigated this 2nd grid in detail. The grid was rediscovered by Dr Peyre and Ing. Wittmann already before the 2nd World War.
Distances in central Europe were dowsed between 2.5 to 3.5 metres but are not much investigated. In Bideford the distances were 2.36 x 2.7m. Every 50 metres a negative and positive double line occurs. These double lines are much more intensive and much more harmful. the Curry grid is medically more important that the Hartmann grid. The intensity of all grids is highest between midnight and 3am.
The 3rd Grid
This was discovered by R Schneider, called the ‘grid of good speech’ because being on such lines is supposed to enhance speech and learning. Many pulpits in old churches have been arranged to be on such lines. There is the marble pulpit of Salzburg main cathedral which stands on a 3rd grid line crossing. One grid line runs a normal course, the other has been diverted artificially to create a crossing on a point suitable to the plan of the cathedral. A 3rd line crossing was never considered significant enough to align a church, but it was greatly welcomed if present. Obviously the old masons or priests were able to shift grid lines. this shifting of third grid lines to establish an artificial crossing is found often in refectories of monasteries. In the refectories was a small type of pulpit where during meal times chapters of the Bible were read. To improve the quality of the reader 3rd grid lines were considered important, sometimes even influencing the position of the refectory (e.g. Glastonbury).
The 4th Grid
This has been described by Schneider. Sometimes in Catholic countries, way-side crosses are found on the 4th line. It has vague association with health. A famous statue of Christ stands in St Stephen cathedral on a fourth grid line and was supposed to have healing powers (especially against toothache). A sufferer stood in front of the statue therefore also on the grid line. Romans built roads along this line, maybe to increase the marching power of their soldiers?
There are more than 4 grids1; the writer has also found other global grids which will be described at a later date.
One can deflect global grid lines temporarily with round objects like glasss bowls, vases, pots (without handles), empty flower pots etc., however this deflection will not last. The bigger the round object, the longer the effect. This might be useful if one sleeps in a strange place, to deflect global grid lines away from the bed for the night. A dipole arrangement is especially useful:
A wonderful protection against global grid lines if afforded by old heathen temples with their round columns. Inside such temples are no grid lines to be felt, if the structure is complete. This was found out first on a reconstruction of a Greek temple in a park in Vienna.
© 1997 Dr Gunther Schneck & BSD EEG
- personal communication by Mr W A Gawn