The history of dowsing is very exiting. Throughout historical folklore, completely different facts about dowsing emerge. Let’s give you a detailed history dive into dowsing.
Dowsing has of course been spokenbadly about also. Dowsing would be esoteric, humbug or hocus pocus. Statements usually made by people who know very little about the subject. Things that are not understood are quickly dismissed as nonsense. The history of dowsing though, tells a fascinating story.
Every advanced culture has had dowsers and water diviners.
The oldest documentation in the history of dowsing can be found is over 8000 years old. Regardless if we speak of the Incas, Egyptians, the Chinese, Indians or Romans, there are stories about dowsing. Wall paintings, sculptures and more, speak of or show dowsing. Even in the bible we see the story of Moses finding water with a staff.
History shows Wars were financed by dowsing
It may surprise many people, that the history of dowsing includes facts from the Middle Ages, when many wars were financed and won through dowsers. In the 15th / 16th centuries, Europe was chaos. There was a patchwork of duchies (territories of a duchess or dukedom) and principalities. Many small parties fought over each other’s territory. Conflicts and skirmishes were the order of the day. Castles and city walls were in high demand.
A very prominent professional group were the mercenaries, warriors or armed infantry. They went to war for their feudal lords. As the word mercenary suggests, these people received wages (money), for fighting for their lords.
The stupid thing was usually, that the war chest was pretty empty and the lord couldn’t pay their mercenaries. That is how some lords had large armies and others small armies.
Dowsing in history is well documented
It is not known who came up with the idea, but out of pure neccesity someone came up with an idea and called his woodsman and dowser. “If you can find water, you can find ore!” he was told. “If not, your head will roll instead…”
This way the dowsers set to work very motivated and started looking for ore instead of water.
Ore was found and then mined in an opencast mine. It was an advantage that the ore could be sold and the soldiers paid from the proceeds, but the ore could also be used to forge new weapons. Being able to have more or better weapons was a clear advantage at the time.
In light of the critical view some people have of dowsing, the question needs to be asked: Was it all nonsense what these advanced civilisations documented or what the warlords did with their water seekers?
Or might it be more likely, that our society has simply “unlearned and forgotten” this simple method of finding water and geopathic stress zones?
If you look at the last 100 to 150 years, things are really interesting.
Any farmer knew how to dowse
If you consider that houses in the country had no water supply or sewage system back then. A completely different picture and respect emerges for people of today. Away from the house, there was an outhouse or thunderbox with a pit. It was far away so that the smell was kept at bay. Walking outside in winter was not a pleasant activity. Not only did you have to get through the snow, but the toilet also had no heating.
Bathing was also a luxury and might take place once a week, usually on Sunday. The water was heated once and the whole family took a turn, one after the other. The last person had to ‘suffer’ the colder and dirtier water.
Dowsing has been used in the farming community for many years
Farmers who needed water for their livestock, wanted to irrigate their fields or simply wanted to use a water in their homes, took a dowsing rod and used it to search. They had to find water veins. Whilst in the history of dowsing this was a completely normal thing, but most people today cannot comprehend. Back then it was just part of everyday life. This technique, and the emphasis is on “technique,” was passed down from father to son from generation to generation.
It was at the beginning of the 19th century, with the beginning of industrialization, when more and more technical professions emerged. Sons were drawn to the cities to study and work there, and the technique of dowsing was lost more and more.
The houses were electrified, sewage systems and a water supply were connected. Dowsing was no longer needed…
Farmer dowsing for Geopathic Stress near sick cows.
If you are lucky enough to get to know an old farmer from Bavaria, Austria or Switzerland, an ‘Almöhi’ like the locals know them as, then he might tell you about the wondrous world of fault zones and the taste of water. The farmer might tell you, that water veins in bedrooms are problematic. That horses in stables get sick in those places. That cows produce less milk, faults on slopes are dangerous and fault lines can be seen in the countryside because trees don’t want to grow there due to the strong radiation. Lots of great stories from another world that were completely normal back then.
Dowsing doesn’t need to be left in History: Even today you can learn to dowse and it is easier than you might think.
We are no longer in the 19th and 20th centuries, but even in these modern times you can learn these old customs. Dowsing is just a simple simple skill. No hocus pocus… nothing weird, but it is special.
You can also find water veins in or around your home.