Ancient Art of Dowsing

Ancient Art of Dowsing

What: The Ancient Art of Dowsing with Marty Cain
Date: Saturday, May 29
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Laughing Waters at Hickory Nut Forest, Gerton, NC

Learning how to see the hidden through the ancient art of dowsing.

(Gerton) Clean, fresh water is vital for human existence. Before the advent of bottled water and city wide systems people had to find it in nearby streams, or more often underground.

Since living near water determined one’s survival, many homesteaders turned to professionals – dowsers.  Today, developers, health seekers and many others still rely on their expertise to find hidden objects.

Affectionately named  “water witching”, dowsing means to search, with the aid of simple hand held tools or instruments, for that which is otherwise hidden from view.  Dowsers can find the site, depth and volume of underground water, as well as archaeological sites, specific soils, oil and minerals, health imbalances, earth anomalies and any sort of missing objects.

Marty Cain, one of the nation’s leading professional dowser who lives in Black Mountain, learned the ancient art from her Lithuanian grandfather.  “All matter is magnetic and has a vibration, dosing enables us to see and hear this invisible world,” she says.  “Basically it’s a tool for the sixth sense to communicate in a three dimensional world.”

Dowsing has been around for thousands of years.  Leonardo De Vinci, General George Patton, and the founder of modern day chemistry all practiced dowsing.  Even Albert Einstein was convinced of the authenticity saying, “I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time.”

Today, scientists explain it as our body sensing other energy fields. An 1986 article in Nature contend that it can be explained specifically in terms of sensory cues, expectancy effects and probability.  Yet other scientists remain skeptical, citing studies where random chance is equally accurate in finding water as the professional dowsers.

Regardless of whether science can prove it’s accuracy, according to the American Society of Dowsers approximately 3,000 dowsers still practice this ancient art today, including 150 professionally.  For those who would like to  learn more about dowsing and it’s application, Laughing Waters Retreat Center at Hickory Nut Forest is hosting a workshop May 29th from 10 to 5.

What: Dowsing Workshop with Marty Cain
Date: Saturday, May 29
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Laughing Waters at Hickory Nut Forest, Gerton, NC
Cost: $$65
RSVP: , 828-712-7797

Please bring a bag lunch.  Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.

  • Delphine Silvermoon
    Posted at 17:44h, 18 January Reply

    Do you have plans for a dowsing workshop in 2021? Outdoors or remote learning?

    • Jane Lawson
      Posted at 17:07h, 13 March Reply

      Delphine, I’m so sorry, I haven’t seen this until now. We are not having a dowsing workshop scheduled this year. Thanks for your interest. Jane Lawson

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