by John Wright
In early 2002, I was listening to a talk on dowsing. The speaker frequently referred to “Energy Lines”, to the degree that I was forced to raise my hand and ask for a definition of Energy Lines. Something of a titter ran round the other members of the audience. The speaker endeavored to describe just what an energy line is. At the end of this explanation I was none the wiser and it came across to me that the remainder of the audience had belatedly realised what the significance of my question was and that the attempted answer had emphasised the highly subjective nature of this aspect of dowsing.
In reality, my question was not just a spur of the moment thing; the whole area of energy lines had long been in my mind. First and foremost, when you dowse for an EL, to what do the rods or pendulum respond? It is possible that the idea of an EL is sufficient to spark a defined query and so a dowsed response is received. So, we have an EL What form does an EL take? Do you measure it in yards or metres, Ying or Yang, good or noxious, do you ask if it is malevolent, or positively charged or is it harmonious? Is it a combination of these and possibly other qualities?
I am beginning to accept that all interpretations are personalized and that, in common with the speaker above, we all have individual definitions, some loosely defined and others detailed in a way, or ways, that other dowsers might find incomprehensible. Is it sufficient to accept the presence of an EL with some vague idea that it is bound to be beneficial and therefore not defined in detail?
Before going into my own present scale of diagnosis I should first remove two common dowsing areas from the discussion. I refer to Ley Lines and Geopathic Stress. The former has a specific function, even if its constituent parts are not entirely understood, and the latter is, from the start, specifically defined. I am not stating that Ley Lines and Geopathic Stress fail to come under the heading of ELs, just that, for the purpose of this short exposition, they are recognised as standalone entities in their own right.
Back to the other ELs; my experience confirms that, where an EL is found, a geological anomaly will also be found. To create a base line figure, my first dowsed question is “What is the voltage density of the area immediately beneath my rods and 100mm above the ground?” The second question views the geology and the query then is “How many layers of rock are there in the first 1,000′ of depth?” In my local hill-country, remote from an EL, the voltage comes in at 7.5 volts per square yard. (In my lounge, at home, the same query shows 12.5 volts) The next stage takes one of two forms; firstly, direct the rods towards any area where the voltage is markedly different or, second check, direct the rods to where the below ground geology shows change.
I realise that I am now straying into “Remote Dowsing” country. If remote dowsing is not your scene then simply keep on walking with the comparator voltage in your mind, your rods in the search position and ask for ambient voltage changes to be indicated. My findings consistently indicate that, where two layers of rock are confirmed, the voltage is the 7.5V. Find an area where there are three or more layers indicated and the voltage leaps to in excess of 100.
Once a change has been detected, one can either continue remote dowsing or mark up the findings on an O.S. map. Further definition will show length and depth, height, source and termination, possibly age and certainly the shape of the anomaly. ELs seldom follow a straight line because geological faults rarely follow a straight line.
Another finding I have made is that changing water levels within a below-ground aquifer produces electrical density change. In particular, if you are aware of a fluctuating “blind spring”, i.e., where the aquifer supplying the blind spring is part of a water supply drawn off in dry periods and re-charged during times of heavy rain, then there is a significant change in above ground voltages. In the absence of a water presence, geological anomalies, following prolonged spells of heavy rain, do change their voltage density to a quite remarkable degree: under such conditions the border between high and low electrical density bands is most noted.
A further voltage change is noted when dowsing over buried metal pipe and current carrying copper cable (but not when the cable is decommissioned). The variation is present over the width of the metal structure, only. Plastic water/gas pipes do not cause localised dowsable fields in this context. Lunar and solar influence has not been noted. The one “space energy” which might conceivably have some influence are tellurics. Tellurics are the result of electromagnetic storms and sun-spots high in space. They create transient earth magnetic fields but I’m not aware of them being the source of permanent instability.
You might now appreciate why I raised the question of what is an energy line. My own interpretation is, I suspect, highly individualistic. I have yet to look at the situation in relation to mineral deposits and vortices where energy lines appear to cross or come into close proximity.
In archaeological terms, my method can be adapted to stone circles and standing stones, etc. I could find no evidence that, in 2002, there was water either in stream or aquifer form, beneath Stonehenge, Arbor Low or the Rollright Stones. What I could find were the energy lines created by the water present when these monuments were constructed.
© 2004 John Wright & BSD EEG
John Wright is Chairman of the East Midlands Dowsing Group, which covers Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.