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String and bobbypin answered my questions.

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:06 PM
Okay so im reading a book called "how to: see and read the aura" by ted andrews and in it he goes into dowsing rods and pendulums. He goes onto saying how the subconcious mind is connectedto the nervous system and that our subconcious controls about 90% of body and brain function. He says it is also the source of your higher forms of perception and intuition ( such as those that do not come through the usual 5 sensory organs), memory,creativity, and abstract thinking. The nervous system sends eletrical signsls and impulses, causing the pendulum to move. Its moving is a ideometer response and it is caused by involuntary muscle actions stimulated by the subconcious mind through the sympathetic nervous system of the body.

It says after you have your stringed item (i.e. Pin,cross,ring) get the feel for holding it and stilling it basically. It says to program it like, vertical movement means yes or clockwise and horizontal movement or counter clockwise means no. When asking keep relaxed with your emotions out of the way.

I tested it with my friend, i asked him to give me a german word ( because i know no german) and give me 3 possible english words that could be its translation. He gave me the german word "zwitter" and the 3 english words were lesbian, gay, or hermaphrodite. I asked 9 times, first time came up lesbian and the rest hermaphrodite.

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 09:05 PM
The pendulum is a fascinating tool. I believe it to be linked with Dowsing.

The level of subconsious control is questionable. I've known a few people who's pendulum string or chain doesn't need to be held by any human for it to work. I occasionally use one to communicate with my spirits for a reinforcement answer to an important question.

We have all heard about the problems associated with the Ouija board communicating with spirits. The accounts are many.
Odd how the pendulum can be used essentially for the same thing but I have yet to hear a single account of trouble like that of Ouija.

posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 09:57 PM
When I first found out about divining I would do it all the time, but then I began to lose faith in it when I kept receiving false answers. I didn't know how much I could trust the answers it was giving me. I've heard that some people are better at it than others. . like dowsing for water...?? I'm not sure.

But, freakishly, I've found that my body can give me readings as well. I noticed one day when I was sitting up straight, not really doing anything, that my body was moving in a slight circular motion..! I had a clue as to what might have been going on, so I tested it. I asked for 'it' to show me 'yes', 'positive' or 'yang', my body moved in a clockwise motion, and when I asked the opposite, to show me 'no', 'negative', 'yin', it moved in an anti-clockwise motion. When I thought for it to 'stop', so did my body. It was all very subconscious as the time, and I wasn't really in an aware state of controlling my body's movements. This, I think, points to the idea that my subconscious was probably doing the work. . .

Weird, huh?

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 09:59 AM
Yeah like i said, it is a requirement to be really relaxed,calm, & thoughtless other then what your asking. i find it helps to ask the question with eyes closed, it helps keep focus and lessens the chance you short circuit the experiment by your emotions, also don't ask just once, i try to ask the same question at least 10 or more times.

EDIT: morning when you first wake up is the best time in my opinion because your already fully relaxed and calm, being thoughtless doesn't seem to be very hard in this waking state either.

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 10:58 AM
About 1990, Sweetie and bought five acres in the country to build a house on.

Shortly after, we hired a well drilling outfit and I met them on the property.

The operator had a pair of dowsing rods made from 3/16" brazing rod.
(Brazing being a method of joining metal and is pretty much a high temperature soldering process.)

The rods are 36" long as manufactured and the only thing done to them was to put a 90* bend at one end of each rod.
Said bend leaving a short end of abut 8" and an equivalent amount cut from the long end.

The well digging guy walked the property holding the long ends slightly below horizontal and found a particular area where the hand-held rods swung the long ends together.

It didn't appear to me that he was influencing the process and when I questioned the method, he gave me the rods and said to give it a try.

I did and got a few weak responses in other areas of the property and the strongest response I got was the same place the well guy did.

Drilling in that spot brought water in at about the 60' level.
40' of granite cap rock had to be gone through.

The well was extended to 300' in case the aquifer level dropped due to drought or overdraw.

Water capacity at that time had just under 10 gallons per minute flowing.

This was at the bottom of the Sierra foothills in Central California.

Other wells in the area went from 60' with 30 gallons per minute to over 500' with 5 gallons per minute.

The shallow 60' well was in the five acre parcel adjacent to ours, but about 20' lower elevation due to our parcel was on the side of a not very steep hill.

The other well noted was a 1/4 mile away in a flatlands area.

The dowsing process was a bit strange and the rods seemed to have a mind of their own.
You could definitely feel the force and I was making very sure that I hadn't tipped the rods above horizontal.

When the rods swung they had to travel a shallow angle uphill (above horizontal) to cross.

One of those things you have to experience for yourself and for me it was something never before experienced....

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 08:26 PM
reply to post by Desert Dawg

About 25 years ago, I was taught to 'witch pipes' by a neighbor who was an older fellow. He taught me on two welding rods, each bent on a 90 Degree angle, as you describe, with a length of copper pipe over the 'handle', and a short bend over the pipe to hold it in place. This arrangement allowed the rods to swing freely. I was able to find buried pipes, electrical wiring, septic tanks, etc. He didn't teach me to 'witch' water, although I have heard of others who can.

Since then, I have used coat hanger wire, snipped off and bent into the 'L-shape'. I had a neighbor a few years ago, who had installed piping for an irrigation system, with plugs in where the heads would be. Over the 20 years, since he had installed it, he forgot exactly where the pipes were. I was able to find the pipes easily enough. Then, simply as an exercise, I walked down the lines to find the plugs, so he could uncover them and install the heads, without having to uncover the entire system. I was able to mark all of the plugs.

I can't explain it, but it works.

I have experienced one situation of 'interference'. I was trying to find the cable TV line. After several misses, which I could not explain, I looked up, and realized that all of the misses were directly under the overhead line from the transformer to the house. It seems like the line overhead was giving me the false hits.

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