The art of divining
Dowsing was traditionally used to locate underground water, minerals, gemstones and hidden objects by means of a divining rod (a Y shaped twig) or pendulum that either ‘moves’ or ‘swings’ at the appropriate point. To this day dowsing is widely used by water companies as an optional way of locating underground springs, and building firms use 'dowsing rods' to locate underground water pipes.
Despite thousands of years of (as yet, scientifically unexplained) efficacy using this technique, this dowsing method still has its skeptics. Such skeptics believe the dowsing apparatus has no special powers but simply amplifies small but otherwise imperceptible movements of the hands, which has long been established to be the ideomotor effect. However, supporters of this technique say the dowser has a subliminal sensitivity to the environment, perhaps via electroception, magnetoception, or telluric currents. Whatever the explanation, I have found dowsing to be an extremely accurate way of prescribing the correct combination of flower essences for my patients, be they humans or animals.
This method is especially useful for diagnosing the correct remedies for animals as they are, of course, unable to tell us how they feel. Using a sample of fur, mane or feathers from the animal in need, I first dowse over the sample to gather the animal’s ‘energy’ (from the time the sample was collected). By an unknown means this somehow ‘collects’ a memory of the emotional state of the animal. I then suspend my pendulum over my entire range of ‘Mother’ flower essence bottles (over 75 in total). I make sure that I don't subliminally influence the dowsing process in any way, instead I use natural electroception, magnetoception, or telluric currents for diagnosis. When my pendulum dangles over the correct remedy it vigorously swings in a clockwise direction which indicates this remedy is needed by the animal.
For instance, it may swing over the Honeysuckle bottle, which is used for people who yearn nostalgically for the past and have little interest in the present. Alternatively ‘Honeysuckle’ is used for animals who are either pining the loss of an animal/human companion, or are unable to overcome a past emotional trauma.
I always keep a record of the remedies each of my patients have had and in hundreds of case studies, with animals and people, my human patients and pet owners have, on countless occasions, said that my ‘diagnosis’ is remarkably accurate. I can’t, however, take full credit for this as it is the extraordinary and ‘mystical’ technique of dowsing that is the real hero!
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