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T.E. Ross, R.D. Wright, The Divining Mind

Die Autoren beschreiben ausführlich ihre Erfahrungen bei der Ausbildung sehr vieler Studenten im Umgang mit Wünschelrute und Pendel.
In den ersten Kapiteln wird, wie in einem Kochbuch, gezeigt, wie man mit den Geräten umgeht und das Handwerk eines "Dowsers" erlernen kann.

Neben der menthalen Methode empfehlen sie noch weitere für Fortgeschrittene und nennen dabei mehrere Stufen von Möglichkeiten, die sich durch intensives Training erreichen lassen sollen.

S. 23- 24

« When we speak of dowsing, we refer to it as a process, by which we mean that it sets up conditions for the gradual unfolding of our stages of awareness. We use this manner of speaking because of still another factor that becomes increasingly important as we intensify out internal relationship to our external world. That factor is our nervous system, which, in some respects, is rather similar to an antenna system. If this biological antenna that is part of us were laid out cell by cell, it would stretch out to approximately 27 miles. Through this gigantic antenna we constantly pick up all sorts of information from our environment on all sorts of levels of subtlety, and for our own good our biological systems censor nearly all of it. You can imagine what a state we would be in if this censoring did not take place. All this incoming information becomes part of the tremendously complex an chaotic interplay that goes on continually amoung the cells, so that the small portion not censored provides the basis for us to construct a basically adequate concept of the world around us, which then allows us to function in a seemingly rational manner. We thus build and maintain a conservative image of a world we think we can safely deal with, accepting only the information that will verify our preconceptions. This image then defines our basic stage of awareness.

In opposition to such lifetime habits of thought, our intent when we learn to dowse must be to remove a critical few of the censors, just enough at each successive stage to persuade our biosystem to relay a message to move a device in a predetermined manner so that we can get an appropriate, verifiable response to a specific question, thought, or idea. In order to prevent error as we develop our ability to dowse naturally and easily, we must use patience. We must first learn and then master each stage thoroughly before we try to move on to the next appropriate stage.

In order to teach you how to use the various dowsing devices quickly and with confidence, we are asking you to begin your training by playing what may seem like a game of make-believe. As you read these preliminary chapters and practice the exercises that help you develop the idea of the target, you can be fairly certain that there is not really any vein of water under the edge of your table or the back ouf your chair. However, when you create that image of a vein of water, you are setting up the request to yourself that your system react as though there were in fact a vein of water there. If the requenst succeeds, you are then able to practice the standard dowsing response.

Your biosystem already knows how to attune itself to and handel these ideas, if you let iit. After all, you have walked over veins of water thousands of times in your lifetime, mentally ignorant of and unaffected by them, yet every single time that antenna system of yours has picked up all the information about them and their effects on you, sometimes alerting you to their destabilizing effect - perhaps with an arthritic twinge or a headache or some other bodily reaction.
This Information, along with a staggering amount of other information, has already been received and encoded within your brain, even though the brain has censored it from your everyday awareness. »

S. 60
brain wave pattern

alpha 8-13 Hz                  «associated with tranquil or passive states of mind. It can exist both when we are
                                      experiencing feelings of peace and contentment, and when we are relaxed in gentle meditation.»
beta 14-30                     «It is associated with the conventional states of everyday consciousness.»
theta 4-7                       «found during those sleep states that produce dreams. »
delta 1/4 bis 4                 «It is the range of very deep sleep in which dreams and images are absent.»

S. 60
«Keep in mind that these brain-wave frequencies are only indications of activity, not the activity itself, and do not explain anything about the nature of that activity, although they do relate to various specific states of consciousness that have been observed in the scientific laboratory. In examining how brain waves may relate to the art of dowsing, we must acknowledge the seminal work of an English doctor, Maxwell Cade, who for 45 years brought his training and expertise as physicist, engineer, martial-arts student, and meditator to bear on defining states of consciousness (see  Maxwell Cade, Nona Coxhead The Awakened Mind, Element Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1987)

With the aid of Geoffrey Blundell in 1976, a double electroencephalograph (or EEG) was developed to measure the frequencies that occurred in each half of the brain. Working with this sensitive instrument, and in the course of training more than 3000 students, Cade determined the relation of deep sleep to delta, dreaming sleep to theta, reverie to alpha-theta, awareness to beta-alpha-theta-delta, and the various combinations of different frequency ranges of brain waves and physical body states to a variety of altered states of consciousness. This unique and pioneering work was continued in 1983 by Edith Jurka, a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry, as part of her research on mind development techniques. As a result, important light has been shed on the phenomenon of dowsing.

Tests carried out by Dr. Jurka (see American Dowser, 23-1, 1983) indicate that during the actual process of dowsing there is an increase in microvoltage the brain produces in the alpha frequencies, an increase measurable even in the novice dowser. It is noteworthy that the dowser makes no conscious effort to enter a meditative state. The information recorded by the EEG suggests that the brain responds naturally in the dowsing process just as it would to a meditative practice designed to increase personal awareness. Further more, as the dowser gains experience or as he or she engages in more subtle levels of dowsing, the freqeuencies intensify in theta. Recall that theta is the range in which ideas begin to unfold into images, the range that involves prototypal forms. Finally, as we shall see, the functioning dowser may reflect the delta state as well. D. Jurka also discovered that experienced dowsers seem to remain in alpha and theta whether they are actually dowsing or not.
More remarkable yet, talented dowsers who have been tested exhibited activity in all four ranges - beta, alpha, theta, and delta (the so-called state 5 condition) - all at the same time, something that apparently not even the accomplished yogi can exhibit when he performs his siddhis or paranormal wonders.
These dowsers are combining the beta frequency, which is used alone during ordinary consciousness, with brain frequencies that usually are active only in the absence of ordinary consciousness. This suggest that the dowser is using a larger portion of his potential on all of those measurable levels of activity in a perfectly balanced and natural way. It is the condition, apparently, that characterizes his far-seeing, far-knowing, and far-doing, as well as ultimately his cooperation with nature.»

S. 64
«To put it another way, we know the answers to our questions before we ask them even if we do not have immedate access to this knowing.»

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