My Dad taught me how to dowse when I was a boy. He used rods to find pipes and wires in the garden and even in the house using a couple of coat hangers. He then taught me how to find water with some rods he made in his shed. I didn’t much think about dowsing again until maybe a year or so ago and even now, I can’t recall what possessed me to buy some rods?
I think it was probably watching YouTube videos bored one night and I came across one about two guys dowsing an energy line across England. I then discovered they had written a book about that project and so I bought it. The Sun and the Serpent by Paul Broadhurst and Hamish Miller is a great read and I highly recommend it. The video is also very good and I’m afraid that is where I learned to dowse while driving….From there, I started looking for everything Hamish Miller and discovered Tim Walters YouTube channel.
I started by checking out the area around Špilbirk Castle in Brno and before I knew it, I was mapping earth energy lines all over Moravia. I still am. In the process, I have learned that the rods will do some very interesting things! For example, they will point to the nearest Earth Energy line when asked. They will tell you roughly how far away it is as well. I can now dowse energy vortexes and discover the intricate shapes involved in them as well. Practice makes perfect.
I did buy some dowsing rods – copper and brass ones. But honestly, you can use metal coat hangers like my Dad did. If you want to learn – check out the videos on Tim Walters YouTube channel where he explains how to dowse in his excellent videos…
This weekend, I drove south of Brno to continue tracking and energy line (one of three that so far I am mapping in the Brno area). This line runs down from the north and through the Špilbirk Castle crossing the other two that at the Castle run more east-west. It passes just down my street here. below the Castle and then continues south as if headed to Vienna before abruptly veering to the west .
Just after it veers to the west, it passes within 5m of the apartment that I bought 2 years ago and that is still not ready due to COVID delays. I was blown away by the fact that the line passes over the spot I stood over two years ago looking at the beginnings of a building rising from the mud. I turned ands told my daughter, oh, I like how it feels here so I guess I will buy this! This is the sort of bizarre serendipity that happens with these lines. I sometimes feel as if the lines connect places in my life in some way?
Anyhow, I drove to Bohunice to pick up the line at my new flat. For a while I couldn’t find it as I still expected it to be headed in a more southerly direction and of course, by now the line was headed more or less due west! I eventually picked it up in a nearby street though not where I had expected. I then followed it from street to street across a residential area.
Now what is also weird about these lines is that they are anything but straight. In fact the weave their way along moving as they go. This means that they can suddenly bend around and back with no real warning at all. This occurred in this housing estate as the line seemed as if it really wanted to pass through this very strange house with a tower and it went out of its way to do so. Perhaps the line thought this house was a church?
I say that because the line then headed across country and I feared perhaps I would lose it. However, as I reached the next village, I picked it up again before losing it to countryside again. At this point, I thought well lets just check out the next village. As I drove towards it, I noticed quite an imposing church on a hill overlooking the village and I just knew with certainty I would find it there. I did.
The late Baroque parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is actually visible from a great distance, standing in the middle of the cemetery on a small but still distinctive Hill above the village. According to this website, It was built on the site of an older, original parish church from the 14th century by Anna Cecilie from Sekenberk (1712-1787), the widow of Tomáš Jan Sekor from Sekenberk. The church was built as a single nave with a quadrangular tower in the facade between 1746-1758 (the current tower, however, dates back to the time after the fire – from 1796). The interior of the church was equipped with five altars with paintings by Brno painters, in the chapel of St. The tombs of Tomáš Sekora and his wife were then placed on the crosses. The church was solemnly consecrated in 1779 and since 1958 it has been one of the immovable Cultural Monuments of the Czech Republic.”
Given the nature of the hill, I suspect this is an older site of significance. Now the Church is oriented NW-SE and that is not the direction that the energy line was going in at all but lo-and-behold, the line enters the alter end of the church slightly off center and exits the door also slightly off center so that it is slightly less NW-SE than the church itself – ie closer to WNW-ESE. I was able to track the line in the streets before the church with no issue but as it came out of the front door, I was stumped for a while. It was then I discovered that exiting the church, the line bends suddenly around to head almost due south again!
Again, I jumped in my car and drove to the next village on that trajectory and again found a rather distinctive church on a hillside in the village. The Church of the Holy Trinity in Strelice is another protected monument. According to wikipedia, “the core of the church is Gothic , and the first indirect mention of the existence of the rectory and the church comes from the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. The original tower, built perhaps before 1521, stood by the side of the nave . In 1766, a late Baroque reconstruction of the church was carried out , when a chapel, a chancel , a vestibule and a new prismatic tower were built in the new western façade. The church underwent further alterations during the 19th century, and in 1897 the original consecration to St. Giles is mentioned. In 1932, the church was expanded, when a transept with a new, semicircular chancel was built on the site of the presbytery” It also once had a cemetery around it and again, I suspect the site is older than wikipedia suggests.
I again picked up the line at the door of the church and at the alter end too – it ran down the aisle more or less it seemed. Now this church is oriented E-W as is the line yet it made a turn to enter the church and another turn after exiting to resume a southerly direction. Altogether, very weird behaviour but exactly what I have come to expect from these lines.
A mysterious Moravian stone circle crossed by two earth energy lines….
On my recent vacation, I spent a lot of time exploring Slavic ruins and sites in Moravia, Czech Republic. This one is quite special and was difficult to find in the Chriby Mountains.
I just got back from a week’s holiday. I didn’t go far. Just 50-80km south and east of Brno into the Morava river valley and an area of small mountains called the Chriby. The intent was to combine a bit of Slavic history with some wine and wellness. I cam back fully engaged in what may be a life time project.
See, initially, I went to Mikulčice. This is the site of a major Slavic fort from the 900-1000 time period that I had started mapping energy lines across. I wanted to fill in the gaps of what is a very complex array of lines in a small area. If you want to stay abreast of this, please do visit the blog at www.earthenergybrno.com where I tend to write detailed accounts. I had a really great day virtually alone there in the end because the tornado had torn a path…
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So, it’s a holiday again today so I got up early and went off to map the line that goes across the city center. I figured there would be fewer people around and I was right! This line passes by Petrov, the Cathederal of Sts. Peter and Paul, in the city center and then diagonally across the Vegetable Market square. I picked the line up there this morning and tracked it across to Minoritska and through the church of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist there.
That is interesting as that church is built on the site of a very old church built by the Minorite Order ( Lesser Brothers (Minorites) of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi) around 1220-1240. This church is part of a complex that includes a monastery and another chapel. It is essentially the oldest church in Brno and now serves as the city parish church meaning that it is active for worship and prayer.
From there, I followed the line as it headed towards Brno Židenenice which was likely established also in the early 1200’s. Žide is Czech for Jew so I am guessing that this may have been named for its original inhabitants and there was a large Jewish cemetery there at one time. These days, the entire area is run down and very industrial. It has a reputation (and reality) of being occupied by gypsies and is being re-gentrified. At the beginning of the 1900’s it must have been a well-to-do area though given the architecture of some of the run down buildings there.
I followed the line street to street until finally I arrived at another church. This time, the line cut across the front of the church (essentially along the church wall). Fittingly, the church is dedicated to the St.s Cyril and Methodius (whose Saint day was yesterday and a national holiday). These are the chaps who came to Moravia at the request of the Prince Rastislav and who translated the scriptures into Slavonic in the 900’s. This church was built in 1910 to serve the rapidly growing population of the then very prosperous industrial city of Brno.
Unfortunately, this is where I had to stop as the area behind the church where the line seems to run is a huge industrial area that is all being demolished. Rather, I will take my car the other side one evening and try to pick up the line on the other side.
What also interested me is that this line passes through or very close to a large number of hospitals. Yesterday, I noted that the line I was following passed by or through a large number of schools. I wonder what that means? I may end up calling the lines something like the hospital line, school line and Park line! We will see.
Yet another thing that struck me is that the lines take me to places I have been in my past. They pass close by every home I have lived in in Brno and yesterday, I found myself passing a private clinic I had had a vein operation at a decade ago and never seen since. Today, I smiled as I past places I used to frequent but haven’t been to in 8-10 years. I kept getting a feeling that a great deal of important events have taken place in my life close by energy lines I didn’t know were there.
Finally, you also see a few interesting architectural designs and things in Brno close to the lines. Like this, for example.
I spent several happy hours today following a line north from the Castle through Brno for over 12km. Along the way, I noticed a few things that may or may not be valid and of interest. Here they are.
- The line passes through a lot of basic schools even seemingly turning to do that,
- The line also passes through a lot of kid’s playgrounds,
- When it passes through houses, they quite often appear to be decorated with figures. In one instance, I guessed where the line was just by seeing a house that looked very decorative.
This particular line is quite strong and the dowsing rods made aggressive swings when it was encountered unlike the more gentle nature of the other two lines.
Interestingly enough, at one point, a man getting out of his car asked me what I was doing. I told him in english and he told me that another person with dowsing rods had told him an energy line went through his home. I asked which home was his and confirmed that it did. This is very intriguing.
Here are a few photos of decorated homes, schools and other things I found in the energy line today….
The line also passes through the home of Thomas Graumann who as a child was rescued from the Nazi’s by Sir Nicolas Winton.
The map above shows my progress to dat. The line I was mapping today is shown in light green.