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Earth Energies, Geobiology, and Geopathic Stress - The Roots of Feng Shui.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

"That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of Nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion." Albert Einstein

THE LATEST SITE NEWS - June 1, 2014:
We are working to expand into a second website called This site will focus and expand on only two areas, Earth Energies and Electromagnetic Fields, including more information on dowsing and divination. Instead of a page each, each main topic is now divided into five topics. Check it out!

Geopathic Energies:  A type of energy generated by our planet                                                                                    

  • Appear to correspond to specific geological formations found underground, along with other geophysical sources
  • Are definitely not imaginary (refer to the "Attention Skeptics" section, below) 
  • Are VERY common! They exist everywhere, but in different types, and at differing intensities
  • Weren't a health problem when humans were nomadic
  • Aren't your fault, although some people do seem drawn to them
  • Cause physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual alterations
  • Move downward, upward, or across the Earth's surface, depending on type
  • Are stable in location, except for day/night/moonphase changes, or local disruptions of the Earth's crust
  • Have a cumulative effect on humans which can be abated with reduced exposure or other techniques
  • Can be detected, located, quantified, avoided, dissipated, diverted, or modified
  • Aren't the only variety of Earth Energy; there are just as many beneficial ones!

  • A bit of personal history:

I'm Bob Dahse and I'm a dowser, one of those peculiar folks who follows a long European tradition of walking around with a forked tree branch, asking questions and looking for things. Since 1982 I've tracked down some good wellsites, found the depth to water, and located buried pipes, cables, tanks, and even people, (although usually not buried ones!). It was an interesting but infrequent hobby. 

But in 1990, a friend who is an electrical engineer asked me to join several other dowsers, electrical engineers, and power company technicians to map some pathways of "stray voltage" on 3 farms. These are unintended (but nearly unavoidable) underground electrical currents from the AC Power Grid, more properly called "returning neutral ground currents". They cause health problems for penned animals and for humans who unknowingly build a home in the wrong spot. This introduced me to energy dowsing, and to the notion that disease can be a function of location.

After a few years of this I started to detect other pathways that weren't veins of underground water, buried objects, or errant Grid power. So I began to document the unique character of each path or formation, including its effect on humans, its directional flow, and its distinctive pattern, or "signature". And since 2002, initially at a client's request, I have been doing extensive field research and have completed energy remediation work on more than 160 sites. It appears that I have evolved into an Earth Energy specialist, or Geobiologist (not what I wanted to be when I grew up!). Even though my primary focus is research, I continuously learn more details about our planet by doing work for clients, most of whom are suffering from symptoms ranging all the way from poor sleep to cancer.

Many people have asked how I dowse, how I discovered I could dowse, and how I am able to figure out the intricate patterns found in Earth Energy formations with just a forked twig and curiosity. Well, my ability may be somewhat inherited from the "crazy Swiss side of the family", as my father used to say. He was referring to my mother's Hangartner relatives, and it included her father's brother (my grand-uncle John). John died before I came along, so I never got to know him, but I was told he could locate lost children and help to cure various illnesses through unknown means. When I suddenly found that I could dowse, I figured I had him to thank for at least paving the way for my particular form of oddness. But if you want more details about how I stumbled on my ability or how I manage to dowse energy patterns, you can contact me, or you can just Click Here for a free PDF download on the subject.

And for those of you who think you are ready to remove geopathic energies from a building, you may want to download our PDF on the topic. We used to have a more general version available for free, but the document has been revised to be much more specific. It is now available as a 6-page document for a fee of $2.50, mostly so that we can keep track of who is using the information. This is a procedure not to be taken lightly, as harmful Earth Energies can be mistakenly re-routed through unintended buildings if you are not careful! The link to this document from PayPal and Payloadz is found by Clicking Here.

  • Midwest Renewable Energy Fair Workshop:

To see an Adobe PDF file containing the workshop handout from the presentation about this stuff that I"ve done at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, Click Here.

And if you need a current copy of Adobe Reader to see these PDF files, just Click Here for a free download.

  • Attention Skeptics!!

I am quite surprised that you got this far! I was raised on a steady diet of high-end math and science, along with a great deal of religious training, and a fair amount of religious skepticism that increases with age. My high school counselors had me headed toward engineering school to design cars, while my relatives thought I'd become a minister. So, when I started finding these oddball talents in myself, I wanted to find ways to verify their reality. Using what I knew, I applied the research methods of science to what I found.

Using a scientific process that involves observation, hypotheses, and predictions may seem foreign to something that most reasonable people would generously call a pseudoscience. Science after all is based on repeatability by any researcher at any time in any place. What I do is based on my peculiar ability to stretch my sensory capabilities. So I prefer to think of myself as a test instrument, not a scientist. I gather data in an indirect manner, not unlike any other test instrument used by scientists. And as an instrument I prefer to deal only with what I can repeatedly and reliably sense, not with grand and supposedly meaningful, but often quite fanciful, interpretations of that data.

So with dowsing, the data gathering and prediction is pretty easy. You show a homeowner where the gas pipe, water line, or buried electrical cable supposedly runs into their home and they can set you straight one way or the other. Or you tell them the depth to the water table that their well taps into and they can quickly verify your results.Or you find a freshly-dug basement excavation with a 2-inch tube of underground water running into it from what American dowsers call a "Water Dome" (or a "Blind Spring" if you're in England). You then place an L-shaped, soft steel rod over what you perceive to be the upstream side of the underground vein of water. You turn the horizontal part of the rod to one side and watch in disbelief (yours and theirs) as the water stops flowing. This trick was performed by dowsers in the early 20th Century using wooden stakes pounded in along the water pathway. They would tap on one side of the stakes to "persuade" the water vein to move. Strange stuff indeed! Some refer to this process as "Earth Acupuncture".

Or, like me, you start messing with the pathways of major deer/rabbit/cow/sheep trails (not single tracks, but the well-worn trails of multiple animals) in a field by burying metal L-shaped rods in the center of the path, with the horizontal part of the rod moved to one side or the other. You watch as a new trail develops in the next few days, exactly where your dowsing shows that the energy they were following has been diverted. This was how I began to divert harmful energy pathways around client's homes. Humans can be persuaded by the "placebo effect", but observing animal behavior remains as one of the belief-neutral foundations of Natural Science. The libraries that have my book on this subject shelve it in the Science section. Enough said?

When YOU can do the above YOU'LL no longer be as skeptical!

  • But What Can I PROVE and What Can't I Prove?

My college backround is an undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology (Analysis-Synthesis), with lots of work in logic, epistemology, and phenomenology. I feel your pain, O.K. skeptics?
As an "object" dowser, it was weird enough having my arm or a dowsing rod swing when crossing a "target", because I could tune out other things and select just one. How could that work if dowsing was just a physical process, amplifying some electromagnetically-induced muscle spasm?
Then I started using even more "divinatory" dowsing, where I spent more time asking yes/no, qualitative questions about energy formations/pathways. I refer to it as a "conversation with the planet". This was further out on the limb of "paranormal", and it has bothered some people!

I have 3 replies. 1) I'm not a fool, I know the risks, and I take all necessary logical and epistemological precautions, including written research, repetition of questions, reverse-logic questioning, and cross-checking with related, previously revealed information. Whether the answers to my questions come from angels, fairies, demons, the Earth itself, my "higher self", or the creator of the universe, they are all simply treated as just unseen sources, as neutral data subjected to a suspension of belief.  2) More esoteric, "out there" data is treated as such, which is why I used animal studies to verify some of it, and continue working with human clients to see what effects they can describe when I change their personal energy environment. 3) At a workshop given at a Catholic retreat center, one devout woman asked whether I was concerned about getting information from "the devil". The resident nun's reply was interesting. She asked, "If the intention is good, and the results are good, why would you even suggest that"? Although that can't be implied to be a blanket endorsement by "The Church", I can see her point. Doing harm with this stuff is so beyond my capabilities that it's laughable!

Perhaps I can suggest some further reading to enlighten you on the psychological roots of skepticism, the religious fundamentalist aspects of the scientific method, and how to better integrate the two halves of your brain. The book, "Extraordinary Knowing - Science, Skepicism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind", by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Ph.D. is a good starting point. But actually developing your own intuitive faculties is far preferable, since you re-acquire an ability you probably lost, or had browbeaten out of you, as a child. My best dowsing student was someone who was a complete "nay-sayer", WAY beyond skepticism. The look on his face when he found that a twig twisted in his hands over an underground channel of water was precious!

Geopathic - What's that?

The fact that you're reading this web page means that you've probably heard about geopathic stress. There are thousands of websites devoted to this topic, usually in relation to dowsing, geobiology, geomancy, or Feng Shui. Geopathic (literally "Earth harmful") energy is just one of many forms of stress that "tap out" your adrenal glands over time. Short term overproduction of adrenal "fight or flight"" hormones can be very energizing, but chronic, cumulative exposure can lead to immune system fatigue, indirectly causing a long list of diseases that are hard to diagnose and treat.
The energy pathways that cross a person's bed were of prime interest to several German physicians in the 1930's and beyond (von Pohl, Hartmann, Curry). Their primary interest was in human cancer and the types of energy that could lead to it. There may be other physiological pathways to the symptoms we see, and other illnesses that are related to various energy pathways and formations, but the research needed to track them down will probably not be completed in my lifetime. In the meantime, a fair summary is: geopathic stress is a disease vector caused by time spent in a specific location, usually where you sleep. But in terms of Earth Energies in general, it's just a worst case scenario.

  • An Energy Dowser's Resource:

In my book, "Planetary Patterns - A Dowser's Survey of Earth Energies", I've worked to fully document the entire range of both geopathic and geobeneficent (helpful) Earth-related energies, although it seems like a never-ending job at times. I've tried to clarify the discussion of energy pathways by illustrating and describing the unique physical patterns of each type. And you'll find an unusual new theoretical framework which can be used to determine the distinct effects these energies have on living things (described briefly near the bottom of this page). The book is self-published and it's available by writing to the address on our Home Page, or by clicking on the link to order using PayPal, for the physical copy, or a PayLoadz/PayPal link for the downloadable version.

If you are interested in buying the downloadable version of Planetary Patterns at half the cost of a physical copy ($8.75 for the download), just Click Here. You can also do so, and read about the other books we have available, on our Products & Services Page.

And if you order the book, check below (just before the Earth Energies chart) for links to free PDF file downloads containing the latest updates to it. To read the book or the other downloads, you will need a copy of Adobe Reader, available for free by Clicking Here. And Thanks! I can guarantee that you won't find another book like it.

If you can't afford the book, just scroll down to the free earth energy summary chart and the free PDF downloads of the energies I commonly work with.

  • GeoPathfinder - Finding pathways of geopathic energy

GeoPathfinder is the name of the business end of my overall efforts in energy detection, classification, and experimentation. Besides selling books and downloads on the topic, I do local, on-site service at the homes and worksites of clients, and I can check for helpful or harmful energy pathways from a distance using a procedure called "remote dowsing". I first learnrd about this possibility by reading about a dowser from Maine, Henry Gross, who used the technique. My work can range from locating helpful and harmful energy paths to actual short-range deflection or dissipation of the energies. Dissipation greatly reduces the intensity of geopathic formations, while deflection or diversion warps their path around the site while carefully avoiding neighboring homes (trying this on your own is not recommended, or the Karma is on you!). The effect is immediate and, and far as I can tell at this point, permanent. And best of all, it doesn't require the client's belief to make it work. That's especially helpful when working with non-human animals, whose belief systems are poorly understood!

Want to see what one of these energy patterns looks like? This is a photo of the 2-dimensional outline of the unseen energy pattern from a vein of underground water. It was frst dowsed, then traced in the dirt using a stick, then outlined in diatomaceous earth for contrast. Not all of the detail is shown, but you can get some idea of the complexity involved. There are actually 23 parallel lines during the day, and 3 sets of 3 parallel lines at night. The circles are really vertical cylinders. The lines are actually vertical planes. One of the other names for this energy pattern is the "Wet Etheric Line" (see below in the energies list).

  • Where does GeoPathfinder fit in the wide world of energy work?

Those of you who are familiar with the principles and practices of modern Feng Shui are probably wondering why our website's tag-line used to be "The Roots of Feng Shui". A more precise description would have been "Geomancy as the The Original Basis of Feng Shui".

  • In its most ancient form, Feng Shui practitioners would look for ideal sites for homes, business places, wells, and even burial plots. On its most basic level this involved looking at solar access, protection from harsh winds, ready availability of quietly-flowing, non-stagnant water, drainage flow patterns, nice views, and a pleasant esthetic "feel". This was a job for someone with good observational skills, experience, and a bit of intuitive insight.
  • The next level involved finding someone with additional talents and training. Geomancy was used to find pathways of harmful and helpful "chi", or life energy. Underground water channels are a good example. Where they rise upward from bedrock to form a "Blind Spring" the energy is auspicious. But where they flow outward and downward from the spring their energy is quite negative. The usual response to a bad location was to simply move somewhere better.
  • The next level was concerned with zones. The geomancer would use a compass of sorts to find ideal places in the home for each aspect of your life. Dividing a home into zones for different activities is a central theme for the Chinese, for Hindu "vastutechture", and for modern architects as well. Rooms designed with sensible door placement, smart window locations, stimulating/soothing colors where appropriate, and architectural details that give a good visual flow would seem like home no matter which century or continent we're talking about.
  • The fourth and most abstract level deals with symbolism. At this level the geomancer was dealing mainly concerned with "cures", or fixes for problems that couldn't be dealt with using the three previous levels. This involves things like wind chimes, mirrors, running water, symbolic objects or colors; whatever it takes to get some chi moving smoothly again. Much of modern Feng Shui is focused here, since modern folks are often neither land owners, permanent residents, home owners, or even home remodelers. They need a quick fix for what's perceived as bad luck, leading to poor health, loss of income, relationship failure, or whatever.

Our focus goes beyond the symbolism of this fourth level to get back closer to the roots of Feng Shui. Using a proven mix of dowsing and divination, our analysis of Earth Energy patterns goes deeper, to try to reach the fundamental causes of stress on the energy fields surrounding all living things. And yet, taking into account both the modern transient lifestyle as well as the needs of more rooted inhabitants, our remedial techniques are quick, minimally disruptive, and permanent (barring inadvertent modifications or tampering). We aim, simply, to De-stress Your Address! 

My preparation for on-site remedial work usually involves map dowsing. This technique, also called "remote dowsing" or "map divination", is used by many "water and lost object" dowsers to narrow their geographic search. Most modern, thoroughly materialistic listeners can fathom the possibility of an extraordinarily sensitive individual getting some sort of twig-amplified nervous twitch when they walk over underground water, pipes, or electrical cables. But mention map dowsing and only the psychic hotline callers are still connected to the conversation! As weird as my work had already become, I felt the same way until I tried it.

I often work from a blueprint, a site drawing made by the client, or just a rough sketch I do from home using a long sequence of "yes/no" questioning. I use a tiny Y-shaped steel rod to dowse for energy paths and I color code them for easy reference. From this I learn what to expect and how to make most efficient use of the time spent at the site. In other words, I use map dowsing simply because it works.

To date I've experienced only one discrepancy between remote and location mapping. On a rough sketch of a neighbor's house, north and south were reversed but the house shape and all of the energy path positions were correct. I've since done successful maps of sites from California to Cornwall and from Costa Rica to Capetown. Distance doesn't detract at all from the accuracy of the process.

Have you moved into a new house or apartment and gotten ill? If you're experiencing symptoms of a stress-induced disease and think that it might be location related, a map-dowsed drawing of your home can at least give you the opportunity to move your bed to a lower risk spot. If that test works to relieve some symptoms, the next step could be an on-site remediation. Or if you follow the instructions in my book, or download the complete instructions here (this will cost you $2.50), you can do most of the work yourself using the map I dowse. The book lists several kinds of locally available metal wire and explains how to bend and place it at strategic points along the energy pathways. A phone call is all it takes for me to verify the correct placement of the deflection/dissipation rods and confirm their proper operation. If you are interested in this process, feel free to contact me at our e-mail address , also found on our Home Page.

  • More Sources 

If you're interested in related geopathic work by someone in Australia who works with Earth-bound Spirits, does worldwide workshops, and has been at this a bit longer than me, try and check out Alanna Moore's quarterly newsletter.

If you would like more data regarding the health effects of some geopathic energies try Roy Rigg's Geobiology site.

If you think that Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) or "Electrosmog" may be causing you harm, (and these days where aren't they?) check out Shivani Arjuna Small's site at, the info at and, the info and the many devices found at and, and read about our EMF solutions on the EMF Hazards page.

Or, if curing the built-up stress caused by geopathic formations is your primary interest, check out the passive energy devices built by a blacksmith-turned-energy-specialist (recently deceased) at

The following sites deal mainly with the general subject of dowsing in case you'd like to learn more, or if you're a dowser wishing to become part of a like-minded group:,, and

The following site deals with all things related to Feng Shui. It's a great site to visit if you'd like a really complete and accurate representation:

And in case you're wondering how complex this territory really is, here's a checklist I use when doing energy clearing:

  • To see the original Adobe .pdf files of the checklists that I use when surveying a home or other site:

    Click here for geopathic energies, or

    Click here for geobeneficent energies. And if you want to see the latest table showing which patterns effect which energy fields of your body (explained further at the bottom of this page), just

    Click Here for a free download of "Effects on the Spherical Field".

  • Earth Energy Checklist - revised 02/19/2013 - for the VERY latest, click the links above.
Energy CharacterTerm I Use for itEnergy Pattern, or "Signature"First Discovered (as far as I know) by/at:
Most HarmfulMeandering Noxious Line (MNL)7 curving, parallel, equidistant vertical planes, about 2 feet wide; infrequentme, in a cabin near Decorah, Iowa

Volcanic Line (VL)Single vertical, sinuously curving plane, 3550 feet long from volcano center to end-spiralme, from map-dowsing a home in Ecuador

Straight Subtle Line (SSL)
7 very straight, parallel, equidistant planes, about 6 inches apart, 3 feet wide in totalme, I do not recall where
Straight Noxious Pathway (SNP)100's of straight, parallel, equidistant vertical planes, roughly 6 inches apart, over 100 ft. wideme, at the upper end of our driveway
Noxious Ray Site (NR)Nearly vertical cylinder, varying diameter, originates from side line of SNP above
widely known
Noxious Ray Spiral Line (NRS)23-plane spiral, roughly 2 ft. wide, connects the above two, can go CW or CCWme, in our orchard
Straight Wide Etheric Line (SWE)17 vertical, parallel, equidistant planes at roughly 4-inch spacing, very straight, around 6 feet wideme, in a neighbor's home
Cavity Vortex (CV)Tapered tube with CW rotation and downward flow. Creates radial Dry Etheric Linesme, in nearby sinkholes
4-Petal Cylinder (4PC)4 to 6-foot wide "flower-like" pattern with a central vertical cylinder and 4 double spiralsme, near our parking area
Negative Bull's-Eye Pattern (NBP)4 sets of concentric, 5-plane, vertical tubes, forming a 10-35 foot "target" patternme, in a friend's kitchen
Triple Vortex Spiral (TVS)Single, vertical-plane spirals moving CCW from Triple Vortex vorticesme, in the field west of our house
Wet Etheric Line (WE)*Day: 23 vertical, parallel, equidistant planes, 2 ft. wide, with energy and water cross-flow; night: 3 sets of 3 planeswidely known

Wide Astral Line (WdAL)11 parallel, non-equally distanced, vertical planes, 9 feet wide in total, affecting only the astral energy layersme, running through a client's home near Menomonie, WI
Negative 4-Spiral Bull's-Eye (N4B)5 concentric, vertical cylinders with 4 CW and CCW spiral planes moving toward itme, next to a client's home in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Triple Vortex (TV)Complex of 3 CCW vortices connected by spirals to 3 four-plane, beneficial, vertical cylindersme, in a nearby field
Primary Curry Line Crossing (PCC)3x3 plane intersection, forms 5 vertical or horizontal concentric cylindersSigfried Wittman
Broad Single Line (BSL)6 inch thick vertical plane, runs straight, then reverses direction in a "zig-zag" fashionmy first client's girlfriend, in his home
Dry Etheric Line (DE)3 sets of 3 vertical planes, in near-parallel with others, all moving from a tight spiral about 1/4 mile toward a Cavity Vortexme, near any sinkhole I found

Straight Narrow Etheric Line (SNE)10 straight, parallel, equidistant planes, unidirectional and roughly 4 feet wideme, I do not recall where
Stray Voltage Pathway (SV)**Single vertical plane above line-frequency EMF running through ground, usually straightmidwestern dairy cows?
Astral Line (AL)7 parallel, straight, unidirectional planes, affecting only the astral energy layersme, in our home
Eight-Petal Cylinder (8PC)20 foot wide "flower-like" pattern with central cylinder surrounded by 8 double spiralsme, in our neighbor's field south of our house
Spiral Cylinder Complex (SCC)Four vertical, 3-foot cylinders with CW & CCW spirals surrounding 4 concentric, vertical cylinders of 6-foot diameterme, in our neighbor's field southeast of our house
Negative Mental Line (NML)5 vertical planes, 1 foot wide, meanderingme, at a client's home near Hastings, Minnesota
Wide Meandering Etheric Line (WME)23 vertical planes, 12 feet wide, curvingme, in our driveway

Crust Fracture Line11 parallel, equidistant, vertical planes, 25 inch total width, can be naturally occurring or created by hydraulic fracturing ("fracking")
me, from map-dowsing a home in Ecuador, and from map-dowsing a fracking site in PA
Aquastraight Line (AST) at night23 straight, vertical planes, 20 feet wide, run between 2 sets of 3 Aquastatsme, between any set of the "aquastat" lines discovered by Guy Underwood
Primary Hartmann Crossing (PHC)40x40 intersection of vertical/horizontal planes, forms 5 concentric cylinders at the intersections
Francois Peyre
Secondary Hartmann Crossing (SHC)3/5 x 3/5 intersection of vertical/horizontal planes, forms 4 concentric cylindersFrancois Peyre
Secondary Curry Line Crossing (SCC)3x3 intersection of vertical/horizontal planes, forms 5 concentric cylindersSigfried Wittman
Feline Etheric Line (FE)5 straight, parallel, vertical planes, evenly-spaced, 24 inches wide (only affects cats!)me, in our home
Weak Etheric Line (WEL)21 straight, parallel, vertical planes, evenly-spaced, 13 feet wideme, in a field northeast of our home
Weak Astral Line (WAL)4 straight, parallele, vertical planes, evenly-spaced, 20 inches wideme, in a client's home near Decorah, Iowa
Narrow Magnetic Anomaly (NMA)2 sets of 2 vertical planes of AC EMF surrounding 1 vertical DC planeme, in our home

Wide Magnetic Anomaly (WMA)3 vertical, equidistant, parallel planes of 7-foot total width; outer planes AC, inner is DCa client near Fairfield, Iowa, but I found it using map-dowsing
Negative Straight Monadic Path (NSMP)70 straight, parallel, equally-spaced, unidirectional, vertical planes, about 110 feet wideEnglish dowser "ocd", on the British Society of Dowsers Earth Energies Forum
Narrow Periodic Subtle Line (NPS)5 straight, parallel, vertical, equidistant planes, 31 inches wide, unidirectional, periodic every 1700 feetme, in our backyard
Harmful to humansWide Occasional Subtle Line (WOS)20 straight, parallel, vertical, equidistant planes, 46 feet wide, bi-directional, energy moving downward during daytime, reversed at nightme, using map-dowsing
Big Multi-plane Cylinder (BMC)34 vertical, parallel, equidistant planes at 11-inch intervals forming the outside of a 280-foot diameter cylinder, energy moving upward during daytime, reversed at nightme, at a client's home near LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Big Weak Etheric Cylinder (BWEC)8 vertical, parallel, equidistant planes at 1/2-inch intervals forming a 148-foot diameter cylinderme, from map-dowsing a home in Ecuador
NeutralTrack Line (TL)2 sets of 3 vertical planes, 2 feet wideGuy Underwood
Wide Mixed Solar Line (WMS)30 straight, equidistant, parallel planes, at 9-inch intervals, energy moving downward in daytime, reversed at night, stressful to perennial plantsme, at a client's mother's home near LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Beneficial to humansAquastraight Line (AST) during daytime23 vertical planes, 20 ft. wide, like the night AST but all planes are beneficialme, between any set of the "aquastat" lines discovered by Guy Underwood
Aquastat (AS)4 sets of 3 vertical planes, roughly 6 ft. wide, found in groups of 3Guy Underwood
Spring Spiral (SS)5 parallel, vertical planes in a tight, CCW spiral, formed by rising water columnGuy Underwood?
Magnetic Vortex (MV)"Tornado" of 11 concentric, vertical cylinders, very complex formation, common, CW spinwidely known
Electric Vortex (EV)Upside-down version of above with upward moving energy, common, CCW spinwidely known

Three-Ring Circle (3RC)3 concentric, vertical cylinders, about 9 inches apart, diameter roughly 350 feet, frequentme, in our backyard
Subtle Line (SL)7 vertical planes, 3 feet wide, straightme, but I don't recall where
Celtic Cross Spiral Line (CCS)3' wide, vertical, 5-plane, spiral, moving CW or CCW, ending in 1/4 mile as tight spiralme, in a neighbor's field east of our home
Geodetic Line***(GL)Vertical, single-plane, straight, several-hundred-foot-wide group of 11 pathwaysEnglish dowsers?
Serpent/Dragon Line (DL)21 vertical, single-plane, CW or CCW spiral, 100+ feet between planes, infrequentEnglish Dowsers?
Positive 4-spiral Bull's-Eye (P4B)5 concentric, vertical cylinders with 4 CW and CCW spiral planes moving toward itme, in the field near the upper end of our driveway
3-Spiral Cylinder (3SC)5 concentric, vertical cylinders, about 4 ft. diameter, feeding into three 3-plane double spiralsme, in a neighbor's field southeast of our home
Positive Mental Line (PML)5 vertical planes, 1 foot wide, meanderingme, at a client's home near Hastings, Minnesota
Positive Straight Monadic Path (PSMP)2 parallel groups of 4 parallel, vertical planes, 19 feet between groups, 7 inches between planesme, near Wilson, Minnesota
Aerial Grid Line (AGL), or "Ley Line"****2 sets composed of 4 vertical, upward-flowing, AC planes astride 1 set of 4 downward-flowing DC planes, 6 ft. wide in all me, intersecting in our bedroom
Electromagnetic Vortex (EMV)Combines all beneficial features of MV and EV, occurs in nearby pairs, rarewidely known
River Lines (RL)5 straight, vertical, parallel planes at an 11-inch spacing usually following a river's courseme, in a client's backyard in Fridley, Minnesota
Positive Bull's-Eye Pattern (PBP) 4 concentric, vertical cylinders forming a 6-14 foot "target" patternme, at a client's home near Hastings, Minnesota
Celtic Cross Straight Line (CCS)Intersection of 7x7 vertical, 3 ft. wide, straight paths, each containing 7 planesme, in a neighbor's field east of our home
Continental Spiral (CS)Very rare, 21 vertical-plane CW/CCW spiralsme, using map dowsing
Telluric Channel (TC)Single vertical plane originating in underground, low-frequency, AC or DC EMF flowwidely known
Chi Lines (CL)Single, vertical, unidirectional plane, enters E window/door, exits W window/doorancient Chinese

Single Subtle Spiral (SSS)Single, vertical, spiral plane moving CCW from center, repeated at 14-inch intervalsme, in our living room
Spiral-Fed Grid (SFG)Four 3-plane spirals, rotating CCW, move 16 feet into a single-plane grid cross; 20 miles apartme, in a neighbor's field southeast of our home
Sleep Lines (SLP)11 straight, N-S, equally-spaced, parallel vertical planes at 6-inch spacing, only at nightme, in our home
Triple Spiral (TS)3 large, connected, 6-plane spirals in a 100 ft. triangular pattern, rotating inward and CCWme, in a neighbor's field southeast of our home
Single Oval Cylinder (SOC)Single-plane, vertical, oval cylinder, less than 9 feet acrossme, in our driveway
Single Circle (SC)Single vertical cylinder with roughly 30-foot diameter, energy moves downward from aboveme, near a client's home near Amherst, Wisconsin

Traditional Ley/Wide Planetary Grid Line (WPG)*+Daytime: 8 vertical, directional, nearly straight, parallel planes; from 29 to 42 feet wide (continuously variable); At night: same but 11 planesEnglish dowsers? I found a cross point near Lanesboro, Minnesota
Blind Spring or Water Dome (WD)Underground pool from rising water forms vertical cylinder; origin of WE, AS, and ASTEnglish dowsers? There is one near our home
Most BeneficialCeltic Cross Circle (CCC)100's of concentric, vertical cylinders originating at crossing of CCS'sme, in a neighbor's field east of our home

When I list the person who found an energy as "me", don't assume that I am the very first to find one of them. Most of this knowledge has probably been discovered much earlier by others but the details have been lost over time.

* Also known as a Black Vein, Water Vein, Lung Mai (veins of the dragon) with Sha Qi (unhealthy energy), or Earthray. Originates in Blind Spring.

** More accurately a "returning neutral ground current". Power company lawyers say that "stray voltage" legally only affects animals!

*** The Geodetic Line is sometimes confusingly called a Ley Line, but it's much wider and composed of 11 single, variably-spaced, vertical planes.

**** The Aerial Grid, or "Ley Line" has a downward-flowing component of vertical planes, with planes surrounding it that are the Earth's upward-flowing, terrestrial reaction to them.

*+ This is the type of "Ley Line" that famously passes through Sedona, Arizona; also occurs every 123 miles north or south and every 48 to 53 miles (at mid-latitudes) east or west, forming highly energetic crossings

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These are things that you won't find in the second edition of Planetary Patterns, or, quite possibly, anywhere else. Their descriptions are covered in the table above, and in the three links above the table.

Latest News (7/06/2005):
One morning in early June, while petting our 2 youngest sheep, I noticed a large number of very small flying insects hovering as a group. They were concentrated within a 3 by 5 foot oval, fluttering up and down within 3 feet of the ground. It seemed odd that they'd stay within such a small space since I saw nothing unusual about the area. Vegetation was identical within 10 feet on all sides, as was sunlight, soil type, moisture,etc.
After mentioning this to a few people I decided it was time to grab a dowsing rod. What I found was a vertical oval tube in a stable location matching the area the flies were in. It has no other distinguishing features, like concentric layers or associated planes. And it doesn't radiate upward from the ground like most Earth Energies. It beams down from above with a uniformly beneficial energy throughout its small footprint. On von Pohl's scale of 0 to 16, its daytime energy is +14, and +12 at night.
I don't usually feel the energy character of where I am at a given moment. I prefer not to involuntarily notice these things since it would be very distracting. But after standing in this Single Oval Cylinder for a while, I do notice a "let-down" when I step out of it. 

Latest news (7/08/2005):
After completing the second edition of Planetary Patterns in April, I took a break from actively seeking out other Earth Energies, hoping that I was nearly done with new stuff. But after finding the Single Oval Tube, I figured that my education was back in session. So, dowsing rod in hand, I asked if there were any nearby formations I should know about. I was directed to an otherwise unremarkable spot in a neighbor's hay field.
I first found 4 concentric vertical cylinders with a maximum diameter of about 6 feet. Thinking that the form matched that of a Positive Bull's-Eye Pattern, I next checked the character and intensity of the energy for confirmation. Each of the cylinders was geopathic, with an intensity of -8, definitely not the same as a PBP. Searching further, I found a total of 8 single planes associated with the cylinders. Four were about 6 feet long, beginning at the edge of the outermost cylinder and ending in a tightening clockwise spiral. Four others were about 12 feet long, ending in a tightening counterclockwise spiral. The short spiral planes had an energy level of -8, the same as the cylinders. But the long spiral planes were at +6.
I went home to draw out what I had found. But the next day I went back to re-check the spiral planes since I'm not great at remembering details. Closer examination revealed 4 single-walled cylinders at the edge of the concentric cylinders. Their diameters were roughly 3 feet, with energies matching the long spiral planes at +6. Here's a drawing of the whole Spiral Cylinder Complex.

Latest News (7/16/2005):
While walking home from the site of the Spiral Tube Complex I once again asked about additional formations of Earth Energy. I was directed to a patch of bare, heavily travelled soil on a field road used by my closest neighbor. At first I found a single vertical plane with a width of about 3 inches. The spot I was led to had a similar plane intersecting with the first at a 90-degree angle. The intensity of both planes was +14 (+12 at night), decreasing gradually with distance from that point. The energy in these planes is alternating, or bi-directional, at a frequency just below 8 Hz.
There are 4 multi-surface spiral planes found between each straight plane. Each is about 6 inches wide with 3 parallel vertical planes. And each on e begins in a widening counterclockwise spiral about 16 feet from the single plane intersection. The energy of the spiral planes is +15, day or night, and it moves toward the single plane intersection, apparently feeding energy into it. Map dowsing revealed a spacing of about 20 miles between the intersections, with the straight planes moving NE-SW and NW-SE. But if you're looking for some benefit from the straight planes, you'll need to be within about 1000 feet from their intersection. The Spiral-Fed Grid looks like this:

Also on this day, in the same field, I found a large triangular pattern. Three large-diameter spirals were connected by 100-foot long straight pathways of six vertical, parallel planes. This is how it looks from above:

The detail on the right shows that there are actually six planes in this simplified drawing. Energy intensities range from 0 to +15. Beginning at the center of a spiral, at +15, the 6 parallel move toward the outer arms of the next spiral, dropping steadily in intensity as they move away. When the intensity reaches zero the straight planes curve left to begin the next spiral. After 21 turns, increasing in intensity, we again reach the middle at +15.

Latest news as of 8/25/2005:
I've found a new energy pattern consisting of 7 parallel, vertical, meandering, 2-foot-wide, highly geopathic, bi-directional planes running through a friend's home. I won't bother with a drawing of it, since it looks so much like a "Subtle Line", pictured on page 52 of Planetary Patterns. I've been calling it a Meandering Noxious Line. It's highly geopathic, ranging from -16 (out of 16) during daytime to -14 at night. It affects the Etheric plane of the human spherical field.

At this point (10/31/2005) I've diverted 3 of the above formations from homes in my vicinity. But in most recent news, I've also been shown a new energy formation in a nearby field. I'm calling it a 3-Spiral Cylinder. It consists of a small, central, vertical tube with three short, 3-plane spirals leading out of it. I'll post a drawing with more detail ASAP. (see update on 6-03/2006)

Those who have a copy of Planetary Patterns may notice that their copy lists the Geodetic Line and Dragon Line as synonymous. Alanna Moore e-mailed me to let me know that the British Society of Dowsing uses the terms "Dragon" or "Serpent" line to denote something entirely different from the very straight, 11-plane pathway I was describing, and which Colin Bloy called a Serpent or Dragon Line. That's the problem with common names that aren't entirely descriptive. From what I've found using map dowsing, the Dragon or Serpent Line is a curving pattern that starts/ends in a spiral, and has 21 vertical planes with a far wider spacing. I'm now calling the straight, 11-plane pathway a Geodetic Line to distinguish it from Serpent/Dragon Lines, even though the term is a bit generic. Both patterns are beneficial to humans and both are infrequent, so the confusion I've caused can perhaps be forgiven in time since I don't have a nearby Serpent/Dragon Line to investigate, and my map dowsing is limited mainly to client requests.

Latest News (11/05/2005):
While corresponding by e-mail with a fellow earth energy researcher in Tennessee, he asked about a pulsing EMF signal he found in downtown Knoxville. My map dowsing showed a similar phenomenon nearby. I checked it out and found that it was the intersection of a Stray Voltage Pathway (returning neutral ground current from an AC powerline) with a deep DC Telluric Channel. The DC channels are infrequent, traveling east-west, at north-south intervals of about 17 miles. Their pattern is a single vertical plane.They occur in nearby parallel pairs, about 50 feet apart, and are quite beneficial (much more so than their AC cousins).

Latest News (11/28/2005):
Just before taking a trip to Minneapolis to do some energy diversions I was led to a new formation I hadn't found before. There were five concentric, vertical cylinders spaced about a foot apart. Flowing toward them, from a distance of around 12 feet, were four counterclockwise and clockwise spiral planes. All of the planes were quite beneficial, changing a bit in intensity at nightfall. I've been calling it a Positive 4-spiral Bull's-Eye.

The nested cylinders are at an energy intensity of +13 during daytime and +11 at night. The spirals are at +12 during daytime and +10 at night.
While on the trip to Minneapolis, a client asked if there was some sort of negative energy affecting a rather sickly looking evergreen tree next to her garage. A perfect specimen grew right next to it. When I checked the tree I found the same pattern as above, but a geopathic version with all the same components. We joked about naming it after her but I've been calling it a Negative 4-spiral Bull's-Eye. The nested cylinders were at -14 during daytime and -12 at night. The spirals were at -12 during daytime and -10 at night.

On the same trip, but at a different client's house, I found another new formation. The client was describing some sort of positive energy he felt coming off of the Mississippi River in his backyard. The river takes a sharp bend just upstream of his property. I found five seemingly straight, vertical, parallel planes at about an 11-inch spacing running through his back yard. Their energy intensity was +12 during daytime and +10 at night. They seemed to flow directly from the center of the river upstream of its turn. When I map-dowsed a Minneapolis/St. Paul map it showed the energy line moving directly from his property to a point in St. Paul where it reconnected to the Mississippi River again. It's as if the river wants to flow straight through the city while avoiding the big corner it now takes. If you'd like a bigger surprise try map-dowsing the Mississippi just north of New Orleans and you'll find a similar change in the river's energy flow to a point far west of its present highly regulated course. I've been calling this pattern River Lines and I hope to soon do more research on other river pathways.

Latest News (03/15/2006)
A client in Decorah, Iowa had a little problem after I completed an on-site diversion of geopathic lines. We aren't sure exactly what caused it, but a pet dog who had been sleeping in the bedroom now refused to do so. An animal communicator indicated that the dog was frightened by a "flashing energy" in the vicinity. I did a map check of the building and found a 20" wide pattern of 4 parallel, straight, vertical, evenly-spaced planes that were geopathic, but only to the Astral energy layers of either a dog or human's body, and only slightly (-2 during daytime, -4 at night on a scale of 0 to -16). The Astral disruption possibly explains the dog's fear of sleeping there, but I suspected more.
This pattern has been tentatively named the Weak Astral Line.
On-site checking of the pattern confirmed the location and other details but the bedroom walls also had unshielded AC wiring giving off electric fields, 24 hours a day, right at the height of the dog's bed. We found the AC circuit feeding these outlets and recommended turning off the breaker at night.

Latest News (04/03/2006)
In an effort to boost the health of our elderly cat I checked out our house to see if there were any geopathic or geobeneficent energy patterns that were specific to felines. What I found was a 2-foot wide geopathic pattern of 5 parallel, straight, vertical, evenly-spaced planes affecting only the Etheric energy layers of the body. Since this is the layer dealing with recuperation, it could play an important role in the health  of a well animal or the recovery of a sick/old one.
The intensity was around -4 (out of 16) and was consistent day or night. It's a uni-directional formation so it's easily diverted or dissipated. I've called it the Feline Etheric Line since it only affects cats.

Latest News (04/15/2006)
After finding the Weak Astral Line, I reasoned that there might be other fairly low-powered energy pathways in my vicinity that affect other energy layers of the human body. I found one running E-W, just north of our sheep pasture. It was a wide, multi-plane pattern that was fairly straight. It had an intensity of -4, but only affects the Etheric field. I've been calling it the Weak Etheric Line.

Latest News (05/07/2006)
An energy pattern across the road from our house, in a nearby field has bugged me for a while. Throughout the winter I kept going back to it, trying to figure out its complex pattern. The terrain was bumpy and snow cover was inconsistent, making mapping it out using my footsteps more difficult. When the snow was gone and "mud season" had ended, the remaining packed-down vegetation left a more easily negotiated area. I was finally able to spend some time carefully tracing the pattern.
Seen from above, what I found resembles an eight-petalled flower, but about 20 feet across. For now I'm calling it an Eight-Petal Cylinder.

Any point on this pattern has a uniform energy intensity of -4 during daytime and -6 at night. The 4-foot diameter central tube is singular. The "petals" are 3 parallel planes with 3" spacing between them.

Latest News (6/03/2006)
Since it's a tradition of ancient Feng Shui, for a number of years I've been tracing the pathways of "positive chi" through client's homes. Sometimes the path is simple and fairly direct, other times quite complex and sinuous. What Chi Lines have in common is a single, vertical, undulating, uni-directional, vertical plane. It usually enters through an east window or door and exits out the west. Its energy intensity is +7 during daytime and +10 at night (breaking the usual pattern of less positive intensity at night). But as much attention as the ancient practitioners gave it, its effect appears to be only on the Monadic layers of the human spherical field.
The 3-Spiral Cylinder I mentioned back in November of 2005 certainly took a "back burner" for a while. The latest check I've done on it indicates that it's a beneficial energy formation, with intensities of +10 during daytime and +8 at night. It affects both the etheric and astral fields of humans. The basic pattern is shown here, from above.

A roughly 4-foot diameter, 5-plane central tube radiates upward, with energy flowing clockwise in 2 planes and counterclockwise in the 3 others. Energy moves outward from each layer into three spiral planes that flow either CW or CCW, collapse to a point, then reverse spin direction to resume flow in their respective tubes. Unlike this crude sketch, each spiral actually consists of 5 parallel, vertical planes, separated by 3 inches, and flowing both CW and CCW.

Latest News (09/25/2006):

My latest wanderings through a neighbor's hayfield led to a new discovery of a small, geopathic energy pattern that is similar to the Eight-Petal Tube. For now I'm calling it a Four-Petal Cylinder. The energy intensity, using von Pohl's scale, is -14 on the central, vertical cylinder, and -10 on the outer spirals. It looks like the Eight-Petal tube, shown above, but has only four of the double spirals and is smaller in diameter (around 4 to 8 feet from what I've seen so far).

Latest news (10/16/2006): 

Correction: During the time since Planetary Patterns was published I've continued to find additional Celtic Cross Straight Lines that exceeded the 7X7 plane pattern found in the book. I was running into additional planes far beyond what I thought were the outer boundaries of the energy field. Checking for a total this past weekend, I ran into a total of 44 7-plane Straight Lines on one side of the central plane. This would make a total of 89 Celtic Cross Straight Lines running E-W crossing with another 89 running N-S. What a goof-up! It's a good thing that these planes are good news instead of bad.

Latest news (06/28/2007):

This summer's dowsing work has revealed three new beneficial energy patterns I hadn't found before. To see the latest updated list, Click Here. The first is what I call the Sleep Line. It's a set of 11 straight, vertical, parallel planes that improve your sleep. They run North-South at 30 mile intervals, so the chance of finding one is a little slim. But, while trying to find out how I was able to sleep so well with a bed situated over crossing "Ley Lines" (Aerial Grid Lines), I found these 11 planes also passing through the bed on March 1st of this year.

The Three-Ring Circle is what I call a pattern that's fairly frequent in our area. There are 6 of these 350-foot diameter, concentric, vertical tubes within the 40 acres we're centered on. The pattern consists of three big rings, 9 inches apart. The actual rings are the beneficial part, though of rather low intensity. I found the first one in our back yard.

The Single Circle is something I found at a friend's house during this year's Energy Fair, while doing a check for a better well site and while doing the usual energy diversion routine. After working late in the evening and camping overnight, I had the feeling there was something I missed. I found this downward-beaming, 28-foot diameter, vertical tube in their orchard. It was a great place to watch the sun rise, and it promised to be a good spot for the "cosmic tube" broadcasting device they wanted to install (biodynamic, homeopathic device for generating positive energies to local plants, etc.).  

I've just completed the 107th dowsing/divination job related strictly to Earth Energies! This hasn't made me more complacent or less enthusiastic about the process. I'm just getting faster and more experienced while continuing to learn even more. It's a humbling experience and one that I take quite seriously, as you never know if/when you could suddenly lose the ability to do this stuff! 

Also, I'm now able to do Word-to-.PDF file conversions, so I can display some of the illustrations from "Planetary Patterns" as Adobe .pdf files. To see what a Blind Spring looks like, click here.

Latest News (04/22/2008):

While checking my own home for any geopathic energies that might have escaped the deflecting power of buried rods around the house (due to possible frost-heaving of the rods over the winter), I stumbled on a new geopathic pattern. I had wondered why my dreams seemed at times so hectic, sketchy in detail, and sometimes rather upsetting. I found a band of 7 straight, vertical, parallel planes running through my pillow that affect only the Astral layers of the Spherical Field (see below). I call it the Astral Line (AL). Now that this pattern is diverted my dreams are running on a much more "even keel" (clearer, more detailed, less disturbing).

Latest news (08/24/2008):

While posting an entry about "Ley Lines" on the British Society of Dowser's website, in the Eath Energy forum, I finished the post by saying that I was going to go check for any new energy patterns that "the source" (my euphemism for who/whatever gives me my dowsing education) might offer. I was pointed toward a formation NW of my home, about 5 miles away. It was a nearly straight cluster of vertical planes with beneficial energy for humans, but only on a very subtle energy layer (see below). I'm tentatively calling it the Positive Straight Monadic Path. It's a group of 8 planes, found in two groups of four, separated by about 19 feet. Within each cluster of four planes, they are separated by about 7 inches. The innermost planes have the strongest energy, at +9 during the day, and at +6 at night (on von Pohl's scale of 16). I'm taking off on the trike today to divine more details onsite.

Latest News (10/05/2008):

While answering a posting on the Earth Energies Forum of the British Society of Dowser's website, I map-dowsed a spot in England called "Catle An Dinas" for a dowser named "ocd". He had found an energy pathway and wanted verification or more detail from other dowsers. What I found was mildly geopathic, with an intensity of -6 at night, -4 during the day, and only affecting the Monadic energy layers (see below). The pattern consists of 70 straight, parallel, equally-spaced, unidirectional, vertical planes. The one I found had energy flowing southeast. They appear to be rare since the nearest one to my location is 1200 miles away. I've tentatively named it the Negative Straight Monadic Path (NSMP).

Latest News (8/01/2009):

One of the really nice things about doing either on-site or map-dowsing for geopathic energy clients is that I occassionally get "informed" about new earth energies I have not encountered before. There are a couple of new ones to report and when they have been more fully researched and verified by other dowsers I will report the details and add them to the table above.

Latest News (9/03/2009):

OK, so there are 3 new energies to report. The first I found, verified by a reputable British dowser, is: very straight, stretched NNW-SSE, downward-moving energy during daytime, reversed at night, 30 parallel planes, equally-spaced, at about 9-inch intervals, negative to perennial plants (-3 on a 16-point scale during daytime, -5 at night) and beneficial to humans (+3, day or night). I didn't know what to make of this mixed type of energy, so I checked for others closer to home. I found examples parallel to this one at roughly 6 to 8-mile intervals. I call it the Wide Mixed Solar Line (WMS).

The second consists of: 5 straight, parallel, vertical, equidistant planes, 31 inches wide, unidirectional, periodic every 1700-1800 feet and parallel, NNW-SSE, geopathic to the outermost human spherical field (see below) at night, intensity of -3 out of 16, day or night. I call it the Narrow Periodic Subtle Line (NPS).

The third consists of: 20 straight, parallel, vertical, equidistant planes, 46 feet wide, bi-directional, downward-moving during daytime and reversed at night, occasional (the next nearest one to me is about 285 miles north), WNW-ESE, and geopathic as above. I call it the Wide Occasional Subtle Line (WOS).

Latest News (9/06/2009):

Some exploratory dowsing at a friend's house led to the discovery of yet another geopathic energy. At first I thought it was just another collection of straight, vertical, parallel planes, but it had some surprises in store. It consists of 34 vertical, parallel, equidistant planes that form the multi-layered exterior of a large vertical tube, about 280 feet in diameter. The distance between planes is about 11 inches. The energy intensity is -2 on a 16-point scale, and geopathic only to the outermost layer of the human spherical field (see below). The energy moves upward during daytime and downward at night, as if flowing toward the sun, not away from it. I call it the Big Multi-plane Cylinder (BMC).

Latest News (1/12/2010):

While checking a site for a new client (via remote dowsing of a Google Map GPS coordinate) I found a new type of magnetic anomaly. The client stated that a compass went wild in this spot. Instead of the 5-plane anomaly I found around here, this (in Iowa) had 3 equally-spaced, vertical planes. The outermost planes had an AC frequency of about 43 HZ, while the central plane had a DC component. The total width was about 87 inches. I'll have to come up with a new category and names for different magnetic anomalies.

Latest News (4/07/2010):

For some time now I've been hearing about "Ley Lines" that cross near Sedona, Arizona that are supposedly highly energetic and beneficial. I've also read about a similar crossing near Pipestone, Minnesota that local native Americans consider sacred. So I started map-dowsing to see if there was anything resembling these closer to home.

What I found was a series of north-south and east-west energy pathways that form a grid over the entire Earth. During daytime they consist of 8 vertical, parallel, nearly straight, directional, planes ranging from 29 feet, 4 inches to 42 feet, 6 inches in total width. The N-S and E-W groups all seem of equal intensity. On Baron von Pohl's 16-point scale they rate from +12 to +15 during the daytime and +10 to +13 at night, with the more central planes in the pattern being strongest. The planes are not equidistant and their spacing, along with the total width, varies throughout the day. They affect the Physical and Monadic layers of the Human Spherical Field (see below) during daytime and the Etheric and Monadic layers at night. Their directionality and overall position appear to remain constant, day or night.

Now that I've had a chance to verify the above information on-site about 34 miles away, I'm tentatively calling this pattern a Wide Planetary Grid Line. You can call it a "Ley Line" if you like, but it will then be easily confused with a Geodetic Line (a "Michael" or "Mary" line for those of you in the U.K.) or an Aerial Grid line, even though their widths, intensities, and frequency of occurrence are all quite different. At my latitude the N-S lines occur anywhere from 48 to 53 miles apart, but this goes as high as 185 miles at the equator and down to nearly zero at the poles. The E-W lines seem to regularly occur about every 123 miles.

If you find anything like this nearby I'd love to hear more about the details!

Latest News (11/03/2010): It has been a very busy summer here on the homestead and most of my dowsing time has been devoted to doing map-dowsing for clients and phone-connected remediation work with them. I have now completed over 150 jobs. One notable exception to the remote work is our new neighbor's home (building the additions to it have been what kept me so busy this summer). She had various symptoms indicating possible geopathic influence, including poor sleep and a feeling of vertigo in one spot in her tiny kitchen. So, after diverting a crossing of Primary Curry Lines from the bed area and a Wet Etheric Line from the kitchen, life there is a bit better. Soon the weather will be too cold for construction and I can go back to more on-site dowsing and research.

Latest News (12/08/2011): I have recently been in contact with another energy dowser named Maciej Nodzykowski in Poland who finds energy patterns using a set of L-rods. His patterns are neither geopathic nor beneficial, but seem to correlate more with Guy Underwood's work on ancient spiritual sites in the U.K. You can download a free PDF showing some drawings of the patterns he has found at this link.

Latest News (01/19/2013): While doing some map-dowsing for a client in Ecuador recently I came across four new energy patterns, at least for me. The first one, which passed through the client's home, is discussed in our blog under "Patterns" Update. At this point I'm calling this moderately geopathic, 11-plane pattern a "Crust Fracture Line" since it correlates with existing valleys in our area. They are geopathic to humans, affecting only the "Monadic" energy layer of the Human Spherical Field (more on this below), and they are easily diverted using one of their side-most lines.

The second novel find, which for obvious reasons isn't also found here at home, I'm currently calling the "Volcanic Line". This single vertical plane is appears to travel straight over a short distance but, in its entire 3550-foot (1082 meter) journey, from the center of a volcanic cone to the center of its end-spiral, it is rather sinuous, with the spiral end circling counterclockwise to its center point. This is a highly geopathic pattern for humans, reaching 15 on a 16-point scale at night, 13 during the day. A single volcanic cone, depending on its volume, can have up to 10 of these radiating from its center (the most I've found checking existing cones). These lines affect the Physical and Astral layers of the Human Spherical field.

The third pattern found was at least slightly better news for humans. I'm tentatively calling it the "Cosmic Circle" since further geomancy revealed that its energy radiates outward from the center of the Earth into space. It consists of 11 equidistant, nested, vertical "tubes", the innermost one measuring 352 feet (107.3 meters) in diameter and the outermost 358 feet (109.1 meters). For humans it is beneficial only to the Astral layer of the Human Spherical Field, with an intensity of 4 on a 16-point scale. I will soon be updating our PDF materials and this page's energy chart to reflect these additions.

The fourth pattern apparently has the same geologic origins as the "Big Multi-plane Cylinder" (a vertical hole in sedimentary rock that once was a channel for water) and I am currently calling it a "Big Weak Etheric Cylinder" since it affects only the etheric layer of the Human Spherical Field (seen below). It consists of 8 vertical, parallel, equidistant planes at 1/2-inch intervals forming a 148-foot diameter cylinder. The energy in it flows downward and it can be dissipated from its center point. Its energy intensity is 3 at night and 1 during daytime.

Latest News (01/17/2014): As an update to the previous update, Crust Fracture Lines can also be man-made. After map-dowsing a hydraulic fracture drilling site in Pennsylvania, I found that radial crust fracture lines fan out from the drilling tower. I'm not sure if they correlate with actual drill pathways, but their energy is directional, away from the tower, running about 1/3 to 1/2 mile and ending in a tight CW spiral, at which point the energy flows upward. The naturally occurring crust fracture lines only radiate upward. And while the natural lines affect only the monadic energy layer in humans, the man-made ones affect both the astral and etheric layers, making them a larger potential health hazard.

Also, a repeat client near Menomonie, WI reporting feeling something odd at home and I map-dowsed their property to find an 11-plane energy pattern running through their home that hadn't been there a year earlier. The planes are not equally spaced and the pattern has a total width of about 9 feet. The geopathic energy can range from -4 to -14 on a 16-point scale, and the energy is directional (unchanging day to night). I have tentatively named it a Wide Astral Line (WdAL) since it affects only the astral layer in humans. I have not yet found any physical reason for the appearance of this line in the home so more research on site may be necessary this coming spring.

And in the beneficial energy department, a routine scan of our home for any recently-occurring or previously undiscovered energies led to the discovery of a spiral pattern centered in our living room. Since it affects only the causal, monadic, and Buddhic energy layers in humans I've tentatively named it the Single Subtle Spiral (SSS). It flows outward as a single counterclockwise spiral at a regular spacing of 14 inches. The energy level declines slightly as you move outward in the pattern, beginning at 15 (on a 16-point scale) at the center. I don't know what its positive effects are, but at that level it must be good for something!

The Human Spherical Field: the basis for the descriptions of effects on humans (and for other purposes)

Above you can see the theoretical framework on which I now base much of my research on the effects of Earth Energies on the human body. I won't go into the details of how I bumped into this odd structure (it's covered in a chapter of Planetary Patterns), but I was looking for something entirely unrelated. And I'm certainly not claiming to be the sole discoverer of this structure. Something this obvious to an energy worker has probably been described well before my time, but I haven't seen it anywhere.

What you see above is a cut-away view of 35 energy layers surrounding a human body, like the layers of an onion surrounding the core. The outer 30 layers are perfect spheres, extending to a radius of around 10 feet from a point just below the navel. The innermost 5 layers follow the general contour of the body. All of the layers are in groups of 5 with a larger space between groups, so I usually just refer to a group of 5 as a unit. I really don't know quite yet why there are 5 layers in a group. Perhaps it's just an artifact of how the energy beaming into us reacts to our internal energies. More on these 5-layer units shortly.

You also can see a point on the left side where the outermost 5 layers fold into a focal point, or axis, that aims straight into the body. The outermost layer of the sphere becomes the innermost layer of the axis. In reality there are 6 of these focal points forming 3 axes. During the day, energy moves from the head to the feet, from the front of the body to the back, and from the right side to the left. When the sun sets locally the directions reverse. And, unlike the simplified drawing, every one one of the spherical layers has a corresponding layer at each focal point.

Humans have 7 groups of energy, other animals have 4 groups, plants have 3 groups, and single-celled organisms have 2 groups. Plants experience a similar directionality of energy movement as humans and other animals but they don't carry it around with them as we do (it remains stable based on N-S, E-W, and Up-Down). And yes, that's because the Earth itself has these same types of energy layers in groups.

One practical use for the ability to distinguish plants from animals using dowsing is that it allows you to find fertilized eggs versus unfertilized eggs. The fertile ones show 4 energy layers so they can be interpreted as future animals. The unfertilized ones show 3 energy layers and so are more closely related to plants.

I've used the terminology of Hindu texts to label these groups of energy layers. The non-spherical layer is called the Physical. The first spherical layer is the Etheric, with the next in order being the Astral, Mental, Causal, Buddhic, and the Monadic. Some folks have confused what I'm talking about with "the aura" forming out of "chakras". As I understand it, auras are internally generated and follow the body's contours but what I'm discussing is externally generated and spherical.

So when I describe an energy as "Etheric", what I mean is that it affects the etheric field of the body; the one that could be called the "blueprint" for cell regeneration and healing.

If an energy affects the Astral layers I'd expect it to alter someone's emotions, sleep patterns, or dreams.

If it affects the Physical layers I consider it the most obviously powerful, since any of the Earth Energies that positively affect the Physical field are the ones that animals (other than human animals) are most consistently drawn to, or avoid. Planetary Patterns has a chart at the back which details the positive and negative effects on each layer of the human spherical field. This information, taken together with the relative intensity of the energy, its proximity, and the duration of exposure, are the primary factors determining how serious the energy will be to an individual. To see the latest update of an Adobe .pdf file of the "Effects on the Human Spherical Field" page of "Planetary Patterns", Click Here.

For those of you not comfortable using these terms, it occurred to me that the "layers" correspond to the 10 dimensions postulated in the modern physics of String Theory. The first layer, which I've called "Physical" corresponds to the familiar dimensions of length, width, and height (the X, Y, and Z axes) plus Time. It's been referred to as "spacetime". The remaining 6 dimensions correspond to the Astral, Etheric, Mental, Causal, Buddhic, and Monadic. So if you don't like the Hindu terms, just refer to Spacetime, the 5th dimension, 6th dimension, etc. up to the Tenth. Why there are 5 "laminations" in each dimensional layer (except for the Spacetime layer) is something that, for me anyway, remains a mystery.

Another possible model for these peculiar energy layers is suggested by the work of physicist Milo M. Wolff in his book "Exploring the Physics of the Unknown Universe". While most of the book deals with clarifying what physicist don't know about physics, he offers an interesting new model of atomic particles based on wave interference. His model deals with outgoing energy radiating from a point and radiating inward toward that same point, creating bands of "standing waves". If you use your solar plexus as the point and his standing waves as the energy layers his model would predict both inward and outward moving energy but not the multi-layered structure of the Spherical Field or its 6 points of focus for energy moving in and out. Still, an interesting starting point for further research!

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