Traditional water dowsing divining

Traditionally, water dowsing, also known as divining, preceded drilling water well. It was first practiced in India centuries back, but the earliest recorded was in Germany in the 15th century and its method remains similar today, with a Y-shaped twig or metal rods held in both hands with the single branch facing outwards. The diviner walks over the ground where the well water is most likely to be found, and if the twig wavers or drops, the water source is reputed to be below.

The diviner walks over the ground where the well water is most likely to be found.

Sometimes a pendulum of crystal on a chain is used. It is asked appropriate questions, and the crystal swings from right to left or back and forth, answering “yes” or “no.” Skeptics have largely discounted both non-scientific methods of finding water wells as today’s highly technological practices produce much more reliable, and credible results.

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