A dowser walks along with a forked hazel twig held in his hands, and when he stands above running water the muscles in his hands and arms convulse and the twig bends either up or down.
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Dowsing

Dowsing

Dowsing

Tom Lethbridge - Master Dowser

He was trained as an archaeologist and historian, and spent most of his adult life as the Keeper of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at Cambridge University Museum. In 1957, he left Cambridge, and together with his wife Mina, moved to Hole House, an old Tudor mansion on the south coast of Devon, where he intended to spend his retirement reading and digging for pottery. Little did he know, what strange paths he was latter to tread.

Hole Mill, was the home of a 'witch' or 'wise woman', she was the person most responsible for his change in direction, and whose strange powers convinced him the the paranormal was worth investigating.

What is Dowsing?

A dowser walks along with a forked hazel twig held in his hands, and when he stands above running water the muscles in his hands and arms convulse and the twig bends either up or down. Professor Y. Rocard of the Sorbonne discovered that underground water produces changes in the Earth's magnetic field, and this is what the dowser's muscles respond to. This happens because the water has a field of its own, which interacts with the earth's field.

Lethbridge, also discovered that a pendulum, which is just a weight fixed to the end of a piece of string, responded to a kind of vibration, and that different length of pendulum's reacted to different vibrations. Lethbridge, through extensive testing found that different materials such glass, sulphur, iron had its own 'rate'.

Lethbridge's Pendulum Rates

(The pendulum rates are given using Imperial measurements, of feet and inches.)

 

Length

7"
10"
12"
13"
14"
15½"
20"
22"
23½"
24"
25½"
26½"
29"
30½"
32"
40"
Material

sulphur
graphite
carbon
slate, concrete
glass, porcelain
quartzite, flint
all animals, plants, wood, rubber, coal, paper, bread, potatoes
silver lead, salt
vegetable oil, amber
masculinity, diamond
alcohol
running water
femininity, gold
copper, brass, tin
iron
Death, anger

Through his experiments, he found that pendulums react not only to material, but also colours, thoughts, emotions and ideas. After months of experimentation, he constructed tables of the various 'rates', and it became clear that 40 inches was some kind of limit. Every single substance he tested fell between zero and 40 inches.

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