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 DOWSING

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Dowsing sometimes called divining is an ancient practise for finding hidden water, oil, metals or gem-stones. Looked upon sceptically by many, as their appears to be no scientific reasoning behind the practise.

Popularity
Dowsing has existed in various forms for thousands of years. There are at the present time twenty six regional societies of dowsers in Britain, under the general umbrella of The British society of dowsers.

Location
Dowsing is normally undertaken in an area (any area) where something is sought or has been lost. eg where to sink a water bore hole or well. Dowsing has also been undertaken with the aid of a pendulum, hung over a map, to locate hidden itams.

Age
There are no age restrictions as to who can dowse. Children are often successful as they are less sceptical and have fewer inhibitions.

Ability
Dowsing, is the art of finding hidden things. Usually, this is accomplished with the aid of a dowsing stick, rods or a pendulum. To be a successful dowser, you need experiance, a strong ability to concentrate and the belief of success.

Description
Even experienced dowsers cannot explain the workings. Some theorize there is a psychic connection established between the dowser and the sought object. All things, living and inanimate, (the theory suggests), possess an energy force. The dowser, by concentrating on the hidden object, is somehow able to tune in to the energy force or vibration of the object which, in turn, forces the dowsing rod or stick to move. The dowsing tool may act as an amplifier or antenna for tuning into this energy.

Dedication
Dowsing is an ancient practice whose origins are lost in long-forgotten history. Wall murals, estimated to be about 8,000 years old, discovered in North African caves, depict tribesmen surrounding a man with a forked stick, possibly dowsing for water. Artwork from ancient China and Egypt seem to show people using forked tools in what might have been dowsing activities. Dowsing may also have been mentioned in the Bible, although not by name, when Moses and Aaron used a rod to locate water.

Potential
Dowsers of reputation are always in demand to find or locate natural resources, from private companies and public utilities alike. The services of dowsers have also been called on to assist in locating lost people.

Closely Related Activities
Treasure Hunting 617,

Cost
Dowsing equipment costs very little if anything. there are societies to be joined and many courses both residential and non residential, that may be attended. To learn new techniques and share experiences with other exponents of the practice.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

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