Dowsing and Ley Lines

Throughout history, there is a record of human's interaction with the phenomenology of our environment that has come to be known as Ley Lines. These lines are often the result of natural environmental factors, such as underground water-courses, geological variations, or the magnetic field of the Earth. Ancient people showed an awareness of these forces by aligning their stone-works, ground calendars and buildings to these lines. Some architects still continue this practice.

Dowsing has been one method that people have used to determine the location and nature of ley phenomenon. This method involves a pendulum, rods, or other objects that is allowed unrestricted motion - the dowsers subconscious awareness of certain information causes them to unconsciously move the held object(s). This method proved particularly useful in finding underground water for drinking. A dowser would look for a place where two water leys crossed, for at this location the water will spiral, upward allowing a more shallow well to be dug there.

These locations are known as Artisan Wells. Religious alters were often positioned over such locations as well. The crossing of water leys can cause a great amount of upward thrust. Many cultural beliefs also feel that the crossing of other ley lines causes a great accumulation of energy, or is a gateway into other worlds/dimensions.

A Range of Ley Phenomenon
There is a range of 'ley' phenomenon that is detectable by dowsing:
Geological, which are lines created by variations in the underground rock, mineral seams and other phenomenon.
Geo-magnetic, which are lines that are created by the geometry of the Earth's magnetic field. Some of these lines change in relation to phases of the moon and orientation of the sun.
Water, which is caused by underground water-courses. These lines can change depending on depth, flow, direction and other factors.
Electrical 'leys' arise from buried pipes and cables, and can exhibit different properties than Earth-based lines.
Sound, which can form ley lines between rocks when they are tapped in a beat pattern. Some tribal cultures have practices during which acoustic leys are formed. Modern researchers have reproduced this phenomenon.
Light, such as that of laser beam, can also be dowsed with some effects similar to that of pipes and cabling. Altering photonic output and dispersivity of the medium (i.e. beam throw length) can vary the result of dowsing. Natural light that is resonant with certain earth-works and natural formations can also be dowsed.
Psi, i.e. thoughts or mental factors, have been found to create effects that can be dowsed. A person concentrating on a familiar object will be found to have a 'ley' line between them and the object. These lines can extend for great distances, and last for durations relative to the length of time concentration occurred.

The Rosetta Ley
With the inclusion of laser light as a 'ley' phenomenon, a quantifiable component may now be introduced into ley lines based on known properties of the laser apparatus. A Rosetta, by which all ley phenomenon can be associated, may be created through identifying lines that dowse identically. Classical ley lines may thus be associated to discrete ranges, or perhaps even quantifiable values. Dowsing has also exhibited non-local phenomenon, leading many researchers to believe that the study may reveal insights into Quantum Theory and String Theory. By introducing a rosetta to the study of ley lines, our understanding of fields such as quantum and string theory may be better grounded in physics and the experiential universe.

Initial Investigations
I have begun investigating this concept with a (Cavendish) Torsion Balance, which is designed to be a simple measure of subtle forces. A torsion balance can be used to measure gravitation by placing masses on the ends of balance arms, and a mated pair of masses in the environment. The gravitation of the masses attracts each other, swiveling the balance arms to a position closest to the stationary masses.

The presumption of this experiment is that the force that causes crossed water-courses to thrust upward is a field effect that is related to the phenomenon of gravity. Since a crossed or self-intersecting laser beam will exhibit the same ley line properties as crossed water-courses, it may produce a similar field effect (an effect that may be amplified when the beam is in a phase-conjugate state). Thus, the stationary masses in the torsion balance experiment may be replaced by crossed laser beams while maintaining the gravitational effect.


Proof of concept
This piece is a compact setup for illustrating the dowsable properties of a laser beam.

Double-Blind Laser Location
This experiment was to double-blind test the ability to dowse for a laser. It is a simple experiment that would be best followed up by similar tests on laser throw length.

First Torsion Balance Test
This setup was placed in a semi-enclosed space in a basement room of an old stone building. The space was abandoned because it was suspected that the proximity of solid stone walls and ground were influencing the results.