Mode 4 :
Dowsing to confirm
that healing is taking place
Dowsing can be used
to gain feedback that the condition has been healed, or that enough has
been done for today. Joey Korn’s prayer/request/pendulum model
incorporates such feedback.
Mode 5 :
Dowsing to identify what is inducing illness…
… such as
environmental factors (dampness, EMFs), geomantic (detrimental energies)
or biological (what is causing the disease). It differs from Mode
1 which identifies the current condition, Mode 5
identifies what brought that about. Tough on illness, tough on
the causes of illness.
Mode 6 :
Dowsing to intervene/heal factors which induce illness
Mode 7 :
The Radiation Model and the Information Model.
use dowsing to locate the part of the body with a problem (or the
source of the problem). This is essentially a ‘radiation’ model,
rather like underground water ‘radiating’ something (at the location
of the water) which the dowser picks up. Sometimes dowsers use an
‘information’ model, e.g. dowsing to ask (perhaps against a
check-list) what the problem is or which remedy would be best.
Both models are fine, but it is important to be clear which one you are
using at any one time, or confusion can result.
Don’t mix those Modes…
… such as mixing the
diagnostic stage (if you employ one) and the intervention stage.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, all you will see is nails.
The Battery Model and
The Chanelling Model
As healers, we can
either draw on our own energies (The Battery Model), or use the
Channelling Model (we draw on upstairs for our strength). The
literature is full of warnings against the Battery Model (we might
exhaust ourselves), yet even if we go for the Full Brazilian Channelling
Model, there is always a bit of us in there. We cannot
escape our thoughts, and even if we have chosen to channel, rather than
rely on our limited personal resources, it is still us who
have chosen to channel. It was our choice to do this,
and we can’t entirely shuffle off the kudos/blame elsewhere.
The Technical model
and the Energetic model
At one end of the
healing continuum lies the application of methods, techniques,
procedures and processes (such as the use of pre-printed dowsing charts)
and at the other end there is communion with guides, angels, fairies,
nature spirits and one-day travel cards for shamanic journeys.
Which one are you into ? Are you mixing the two and scrambling
potential success ?
Environment or Healing the Person
Sometimes the problem
originated in the environment, sometimes in the person. Healing
someone with tuberculosis but letting them continue to live in a damp
house won’t do the trick. Give a wastrel a mansion and they’ll
mess it up. Sometimes both the environment and the person are
fine, they just aren’t suited to each other. What are you healing
? The person ? The environment ? Or both ?
Bad (evil) dowser,
good (successful) healer ?
healing-through-dowsing accomplished as a technical process (which a bad
person could accomplish if they used the right techniques), or does the
dowser have to be good, ‘clear’ (or the extent to which they are
clear), right-thinking etc ? There are analogies with the
question in the Catholic Church as to whether a ‘bad’ priest can absolve
you of your sins (because the absolution comes from elsewhere), or is it
inevitable that the person will get in the way and influence things one
way or the other.
Engagement or Arms
Some people prefer to
use tools or techniques as that distances them somewhat from the
illness/stuff. This is the classic position. Others ~ such as Jean Haner
and Eric Dowsett4 ~ work more on having an open
heart/compassionate presence, take the ‘stuff’ within, and then process
it/let it go. Which Mode you employ has implications for what form
of protection you use, if any. (Warning : Dowsing can cause Serious
ask/dowse/request/pray for a time-frame for the healing to take effect ?
If not, why not ?
result, or, leaving it to upstairs
considerable advantages in precision (e.g. water dowsers might ask to be
shown… ‘a flow of up to 200 gallons an hour of drinkable water less than
fifty feet below the surface with no intervening granite…’) , but there
are also advantages to leaving it to God to sort out. What
probably isn’t such a good idea is to mix the modes. ‘Please heal little
Susan’s back, in the best way you can think of, by Tuesday morning so
she can win the gymkhana’.
and to the tune of
dowsing/healing aiming to gently remove, one by one, the layers of the
illness, making for a smooth transition back to health, or are you
going in (to the sound of chaps whistling the Dam Busters
march) aiming for the jugular and planning to get to the bottom of all
this ridiculous business once and for all. Choose your Mode and
stick to it.
We’re all going to
This helpful insight,
screamed by many a hysterical Hollywood starlet as the bus/plane/train
hurtles towards the abyss, has value in that it re-frames the whole
question of what healing means. Nobody lives for ever. Yet I
am equally opposed to the notion of healing as something which just
makes our decline more comfortable. If I am ill, I want to be
healed, though as Keynes said, in the long run we’re all dead.
Ancient Sumerian healing chant sung at the Helical Rising of Venus
Dowsing with Wands.
See Book Review in this edition
Bradley’s key articles on Dowsing, Health and Nutrition in DT 287
and Eric are now two separate entities at
See also Heather
Bray’s article in the last edition
copyright of this article is held by Ced Jackson. The article
recently appeared in ‘Dowsing Today’, the journal of the British Society
Ced Jackson is a
dowser and Feng Shui practitioner. His website is at
www.FengShuiFutures.com and he is available for consultations.
Tel : 01684 560265
Email : Ced@FengShuiFutures.com