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Dowsing Pendulum Children Fact Fiction Water Metal Detector



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Dowsing, is it fact or fiction? Well, this is going to be up to how you, the reader decides. If you have never seen dowsing in action, then it might be hard to determine the answer. This writer does not have a full understanding of the act of dowsing and what tools are better than others, whether it be the divining rod to locate water or a metal detector to find things metallic or the pendulum to determine if a married couple is going to have children and the sex of those children. Here are a couple of thoughts to help you determine whether or not dowsing is fact or fiction.

First, this writer had a friend long ago do what he thought was a trick because he did not really know the true meaning of dowsing beyond the idea that it is the act of immersing an object in water. Here is what occurred: One night after work, this writer's friend wanted to know if children were in his future. This writer believed that there were going to be children. What he did was this: He had a piece of string and attached a small piece of wood to it. He showed this writer how the "tool" ended up acting like a pendulum. He then asked this writer to turn his hand where the palm would be facing up. This writer did this and for a couple of minutes, his friend passed the string and the piece of wood attached to it across his palm. The friend stated how many children would come and what their sexes would be. This writer sort of grinned and did not respond. To this day, no children have come yet, even though they are expected. The only way to determine if this act of dowsing is factual will be to see if the number quoted and the sex of the children correspond with the act of the pendulum.

Second, the use of a divining rod to find water, lost people or objects has been in existence for centuries. It is said that this tool, placed in the hand (usually a branch in the shape of a fork), would direct the user to water or a lost object. It is possible that the mind in conjunction with the use of the divining rod makes it work. In other words, it is possible that through the electrical "current's" from the brain passing through the body to the hand holding the divining rod might make this work. However, scientists over the years have tried unsuccessfully in a controlled environment to make this work. This does not mean that it does not work in an uncontrolled environment.

Here is another form of possible dowsing. The use of the metal detector. Possibly, this is not dowsing, but is sure comes close. This writer has always wanted a metal detector, more for a hobby than anything else. The metal detector is mostly a box on a long pole with a round shaped object at the bottom. The metal detector is passed along the ground and it will usually sound when an object, mostly metallic is located. Is this also a trick? Is it the use of the mind to make the box sound when metal is found? Is the geiger counter kind of used in the same way?

Dowsing is something that could be both fact or ficton depending on the situation. If the use of the pendulum to determine the number of children and the sex of the children a married couple will have is correct, then this is fact, is it not? Same thing with the divining rod. If you do find water and the divining rod aided in finding it, then this is fact, is it not?

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