Friday, September 15, 2006

Still More on Divining Rods...

As some of you know from posts I've made on other bloggers, some of my ancestors were dowsers-- at least that's what I've been told.

I did, a while back, fashion a pair of rods out of brass tubing and the plastic outer casings of ball point pens (to use as handles to allow the tubing to move freely). I fooled around with the rods and put them aside, determining in my mind that any pronounced movement of the rods had a rational explanation.

Earlier this week I lost an earring. It was an amber stone in a silver setting-- not expensive, but enough so to make it worth my effort to hunt for it. I scanned the floor of my office, our parking garage, the sidewalk outside my front door, and of course every room of my apartment. No luck.

So, I'm sitting in my living room a couple of nights ago and saw the rods sitting on the top of my bookcase and I thought-- "What the heck, I've done weirder stuff...." So I began to dowse for my lost earring.

I know you see this coming: I found the earring. It was on the floor of my bedroom where I had walked numerous times since I lost the earring but didn't see it.

I actually can't remember if the rods crossed right over the earring. It could be that I was simply walking much more slowly and looking more carefully. It might have been that, it might have been luck, or it might have been those darn rods leading my attention to the earring.

Anyway, I tell this story over the gypsy campfire and will let you all decide for yourself.


L Gloyd (c) 2006

8 Comments:

At 12:40 PM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

Yesterday I told my nurse practicioner "congratulations." She looked at me strangely, smiled and said, "If that is ture it can't be more than two weeks." I shrugged. "Well, I'd better check then -- thank you."

How did I know. You decide.

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Lorijayne said...

What was it that you knew? ;)

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

All my life I have been able to tell when women are pregnant, many times before they know. I don't have a clue as to how I sense this, but I do.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

I could have done with those rods when I lost a really lovely piece of silver jewellery. It's disappearance remains an unsolved mystery.

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

This is so interesting. Yes, I think we could all use this technique for lost things!

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Fran said...

I can think of dozens of times those rods would have been useful...How are they at finding Jim's glasses? (:-) Fran

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Gail Kavanagh said...

I have seen fellow students of astrology set up horoary charts, which they interpreted cleverly enough to find lost objects. So I wouldn't be surprised at this at all. I wonder if a pendulum would work?

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger faucon of Sakin'el said...

Any device of 'fine balance' will work, as 'ye be of the knowing', and the device is just a way of revealing it. Try a leaf floating in a cup of water. With practice it will indicate direction and then swirl at the spot. My dad, a land surveyor, would find hidden steel stakes this way. Hold the cup in on hand close, with the other plam out in front like an antenna and turn slowly with your whole body, not your waist. (keep your CHarkras aligned)

 

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