History of Pendulum Dowsing
dowsing has been known for its ability to locate water, gold, oil and
other minerals, but it has also been used in many instances involving
issues of life and death. In France, physicians have used the pendulum
to assist them in making diagnoses; the use of the pendulum is
officially considered to be a science known throughout Europe as
Radiesthesia or in French "Radiesthesie". Many people have used the
pendulum to detect allergies and other ailments, and even to accurately
determine the gender and birth date of unborn babies (baby gender
Throughout history, people have turned to the
pendulum to guide them when their lives were at stake. In dire
circumstances during the Vietnam war, some U.S. marines were taught to
use a pendulum to locate underground mines and tunnels.
History presents many accounts of the successes of dowsing, including those from officious sources. Britain's Weekly Telegraph
of July 20th, 1994 reported the following obituary: "Colonel Kenneth
Merrylees, the water-diviner who has died aged 97, worked during the
Second World War as a bomb-disposal expert, when he used his dowsing
skills to find bombs with delayed-action fuses which had penetrated
deep into the ground."
The pendulum has also had its share of
controversy throughout history. During the Cold War in the 1960's,
American pendulist Verne Cameron was invited by the government of South
Africa to use his pendulum to help them locate their country's precious
natural resources, but he was denied a passport by the U.S. government.
A few years earlier, he had demonstrated his special dowsing talent to
the U.S. Navy, successfully map dowsing (locating on a map) every
submarine in the Navy's fleet. He shocked Navy officials by not only
locating every American submarine, but also every Russian submarine in
the world. Afterwards, the CIA determined that Cameron was a risk to
national security, and he was forbidden to leave the United States
How does pendulum dowsing work?
as radios pick up information from unseen radio waves, the pendulum is
a powerful antenna that receives information from the vibrations and
energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts and things.
Noted physicist, Albert Einstein, was known to perform impressive feats with such dowsing tools.
He believed that it had to do with electromagnetism: just as birds
migrate following the earth's magnetic field, dowsers react to energies
that are unseen and still not fully understood.
people say that the pendulum creates a bridge between the logical and
intuitive parts of the mind. Some say that the pendulum connects them
with a higher power and call it "divining" as the information is
believed to come from a divine source. Research by many scientists
indicates that the pendulum responds to electromagnetic energy that
radiates from everything on Earth.
No one knows for sure how
the pendulum works, but the important thing is that it does work! As
Thomas Edison is said to have replied when asked about electricity: "I
don't know what it is, but it's there, let's use it."
famous dowsing advocates in history include Leonardo De Vinci
(inventor), Robert Boyle (father of modern chemistry), Charles Richet
(nobel prize winner), and General Patton (U.S. Army).
if you do not understand how the pendulum works, just as most people
don't know the inner workings of a television or telephone, you can
still benefit from its use. You do not have to be psychic to use a
pendulum; there is nothing magical or mystical despite the fact that
friends and family are always amazed at its uncanny accuracy.