June 18th, 2007


I used to live in Ashfield, Massachusetts. This is a minute town in the Northwest end of the state. I used to say it was so far out that you had to drive 25 miles to get to the boondocks.

We had an Artesian well. Of course, there were no water lines out there. Everyone had wells. And I found out that all the wells for miles around were sourced by one or two people. These were Dowsers.

You see, finding where to dig was essential: no well – no water. Wells dug in wrong places – very expensive. But dowsers defy science. And even scientists need water and, in Ashfield, Massachusetts (and plenty of other country homes), even scientists used dowsers. Because they invariably find water.

A dowser carries a Divining Rod, a forked stick (of his choice – though there isn’t anything special about the stick) – he holds the forked part in each hand and when the end of the stick points down of its own volition – that’s were you dig. [note: this can be done on a map or on the land… and can also be used for precious metals and other things]

What do you make of this? Here is woo-woo used in many places in our lives. I’ve looked it up in Wikipedia and elsewhere on the web. But I tell you – everyone in Ashfield used dowsers to dig their wells.

Woo-woo can never be measured or verified scientifically – It is never subject to scientific rules. For obvious reasons - Heisenberg comes to mind. It has always seemed to me that efforts to measure woo woo things are doomed to failure.

Is this The Lore of Attraction? I think so. The dowsers have no doubts, onlythe skeptics. I’m giving a teleclass on the LOA on July 18th, 7:30 PM EDT.

Useful Quotes

Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it impossible for anyone to accomplish.
Marcus Aurelius

For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
Richard H. Baker

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.
Wernher von Braun

Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.
Carol Moseley Braun

How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Arthur Conan Doyle

Creative Corner

I know

That water comes from rain
And rain from clouds
And all this has happened over
And over
And over
And water is stored in ice and rivers
On mountain tops,
in aquifers
And plastic bottles
It is precious
And will be the oil of our lifetimes

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