I do not know what the theory is or even pretend to understand lines of
energy, but as a complete amateur with a couple of pieces of aluminium wire
bent in to tall L shapes I got a reaction in the same place as a
professional dowser for energy lines on two separate occasions in two
separate sites with no knowledge of exactly where he had been searching,
having come along a couple of days later. I have also found buried waterpipe
and electrical cable, and walls (all confirmed) but hardly a statistically
However, a former colleague of mine was definitely "water-sensitive". I was
told that on one occasion he had arrived at a farm entrance and had felt
almost sick with the reaction (sitting in the car - no rods or twigs) and
had surprised the farmer by telling him his main water supply must be
fractured. It turned out to be so. Someone else I know who occasionally
dowses reckons he needs to concentrate on what it is he is seeking in order
I believe it can work, but can offer no scientific reason why.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Roger Coupe" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: Odp: Re: Roman Roads, a query
> Excuse my ignorance but can you explain what the non-hidden energy
> (ie the Alfred Watkins)theory is? I only know of the silly version.
> Also, this made me wonder, does anyone have adequate experience of dowsing
> having a statistically higher success rate than chance at discovering
> ways? Or even any success?
> Thanks for your time
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Barford" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 12:10 PM
> Subject: Odp: Re: Roman Roads, a query
> > > What interpretation are you putting on lay lines, the original Alfred
> > > Watkins idea, or the later hidden lines of energy within mother earth
> > > theory, and how does the fact that they would have to be arcs shoot
> > > ideas down?
> > >
> > but could you keep the explanation in "leyman's terms" please?