Cornflake
09-27-2005, 12:47 PM
My grandfather told me about this last night, and how he has tried it and also a variant known as gold dowsing. Also , another man from our church also does this.
I can't seem to connect it to witch craft. If you have no idea what it is, Clicky here (http://waltonfeed.com/old/dowse.html) What do you think?

john316
09-27-2005, 05:43 PM
I dont think it is witchcraft even though the old timers called it "water witching" but I cant explain how they do it.

We used to have a a older gentleman in our church who could do it...I cant tell you how many wells he found for ppl who were building a house...I watched him do it several times and it was pretty amazing...sometimes the stick would bend so hard it would break.With the exception of one or two all his spots produced water.He would never take money for finding a well as he said being able to do it was a gift from God.

Hes been gone now for about 10 years but i will never forget how he could use that stick to find water.

asparagus
09-27-2005, 07:08 PM
http://atheism.about.com/b/a/041340.htm About water dowsing (has nothing to do with athiesm)

http://www.csicop.org/si/9901/dowsing.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing#Proposed_explanations

NightCrawler
09-27-2005, 11:31 PM
...versus ... sprinkling? ;)

InHisArmour
09-30-2005, 04:33 PM
Well, since they use a "divining rod," that seems to imply "divination," which I don't know if that would be associated with witchcraft or not, but it's not Biblical. Dowsing makes me think of a Ouija board.