Magic lies under the surface of Creation. When one sets out to make magic, this magic comes to the surface. Being an artist, poet, and writer, I am a dowser for magic. I look for magic where it appears it does not exist. Most of the time……I find it.
“Seek, and thou shall find.”
Clever agnostic folks do not want to believe in magic because they believe you have to believe in magic the same way you are required to believe when one has religion. Many folks find magic in religion, and, in being a spiritual being. Many religions forbid magic because they do want their flocks to be led astray. Religious laws do not accept you are a magical being until you subscribe to their teaching.
Children are naturally Magical Beings. Why is this? For one, they are very curious and want answers to the things that perplex them. If their parents can not give them all the answers, more than likely they will apply their imagination in conjuring up an answer. Children may own a never-ending imagination until they are taught that this is not good, and one must have solid and believable answers for life’s many questions.
In the word QUESTIONS is the word QUEST. Our magical quest began when Thane came into the camp of his grandfather, Michael, and Uncle Greg. Thane looks like an Elf. He was looking for an adventure. A month earlier when we camped at Delta, he showed me his axe from Mind Craft. I had bought a logger’s axe on the way to Delta and put it in the stream so the wood would swell and fit the metal head again.
All of a sudden I am telling Thane that I had a conversation with the Ros River Maidens, and they told me there was a Magical Axe nearby, in the water. Thane went down to the water’s edge, and we pulled Hrothmund to the bank. The Quest was on.
To plumb a body of water, you measure its depth. To plumb a house, you connect all of its pipes. To make carpentry plumb, you get it exactly vertical.
Originally, the verb plumb only meant “to measure the depth of water.” These days, if you “plumb the depths” of something, you go in deep for knowledge and experience:
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites, and many other objects and materials, as well as so-called currents of earth radiation (ley lines), without the use of scientific apparatus. Dowsing is also known as divining (especially in reference to interpretation of results), doodlebugging (particularly in the United States, in searching for petroleum) or (when searching specifically for water) water finding, water witching or water dowsing. There is no accepted scientific rationale behind dowsing, and there is no scientific evidence that it is effective.
A Y- or L-shaped twig or rod, called a dowsing rod, divining rod (Latin: virgula divina or baculus divinatorius), a “vining rod” or witching rod is sometimes used during dowsing, although some dowsers use other equipment or no equipment at all.
Dowsing appears to have arisen in the context of Renaissance magic in Germany, and it remains popular among believers in Forteana or radiesthesia.