Friday, September 15, 2006

More Thoughts on Dowsing

As some of you know from posts I've made on other bloggers, some of my ancestors were dowsers-- at least that's what I've been told.

I did, a while back, fashion a pair of rods out of brass tubing and the plastic outer casings of ball point pens (to use as handles to allow the tubing to move freely). I fooled around with the rods and put them aside, determining in my mind that any pronounced movement of the rods had a rational explanation.

Earlier this week I lost an earring. It was an amber stone in a silver setting-- not expensive, but enough so to make it worth my effort to hunt for it. I scanned the floor of my office, our parking garage, the sidewalk outside my front door, and of course every room of my apartment. No luck.

So, I'm sitting in my living room a couple of nights ago and saw the rods sitting on the top of my bookcase and I thought-- "What the heck, I've done weirder stuff...." So I began to dowse for my lost earring.

I know you see this coming: I found the earring. It was on the floor of my bedroom where I had walked numerous times since I lost the earring but didn't see it.

I actually can't remember if the rods crossed right over the earring. It could be that I was simply walking much more slowly and looking more carefully. It might have been that, it might have been luck, or it might have been those darn rods leading my attention to the earring.

I'll let you all decide for yourself.

Lori Gloyd (c) 2006


At 6:48 PM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

Does it really matter? In your desire to find the earings you used a symbolic device to focus your perceptions. You used rods. You could have cast stones or used a skying bowl. The 'magic' is that you allowed yourself to extend beyond the 'normal' levels of perception. The rods are not special - you are.

At 2:23 AM, Blogger Lois said...

Now Lori I had to look up the word "Dowsing" in my dictionary.
It says a device or diving rod to look underground for minerals or water...
Oh I learn something new every day.
What Faucon said is true..."It is you ,you were meant to find your lost earring" but no one can be certain can may have been you ingenious device ...
Once here in Victoria we had a country chap who could determine where there was water in arid areas of the country ,farmers sank a well/bore in the area and sure enough it was often there to be found.
He forecast weather patterns including droughts even before we had the equipment /computers/satellites to see what was happening in the sky/atmosphere.....
So we can't say it doesn't work ...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lois(Muse of the Sea)


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