Common steps and sub-activities
Radiesthesia or Radiaesthesia is the ability to detect "radiation" within the human body. This ability may be simply that provided to those with ‘second sight’, or may be achieved using dowsing rods or pendulums.
It is thus a diagnostic tool and a non intrusive diagnostic tool. All human bodies give off unique or characteristic "radiations" as do all other physical bodies or objects. Such radiations are termed an "aura". Radiesthesia aims to detect anomalies in the aura. For a person with second sight these anomalies will be visible to them. Thus the presence of dark spots of energy, for example, or unusual patterns in the aura are indicative of malfunctions. Occasionally the malfunctions exist only in the energy field and have only just started to affect the physical body. In this case a Reiki healer, for example, may be able to correct the disruption before it has any physical effect.
Where the spiritual anomaly has had an effect physically, the healing may be more difficult, but not impossible. Very often the disruptions in the aura are due to emotional problems and the long term cure has to be tackled by methods which tackle these emotional problems. Physically, emotional problems affect the immune system and the organ which houses the emotion. Thus, for example, the seat of fear is in the bladder and may as a consequence lead to urinary and bladder problems.
Those without the gift of ‘second sight’ may still be able to diagnose illness using pendulums. For more details see Dowsing using Pendulums.
T C Lethbridge – A Step in the Dark
RADIAESTHETIC healing appears to work through the repulsion of some kind of force from the channel in which it had become accustomed to flow. What this force is, nobody knows. But it is clearly the same force which we have been trying to understand. It is something different from all the forces which scientists have spent enormous time and trouble in investigating. It is not electricity as we know it, and it is not magnetism; because the pendulum clearly shows that it is related to true North and not magnetic North. But it is extremely powerful. One can pull it out between one's finger-tips and see it faintly, like the spark between the two terminals of an arc lamp. So strong it is that, when holding the pendulum, it can make one's hand judder like a car which will not take a gradient. It is some force which we have not as yet studied. But it is a force which was known and controlled by men long ago.
They knew how to generate it, and how to store it in the fields of trees and stones. In our rather simple study we can see that we ourselves can do the same. I cannot be expected to know much about it, but I call it the Life force. It is the force which makes all nature work. It is not nature itself, but it is the life force of nature. Furthermore it is not confined to our earthly time scale, or to our earthly scale of distance. It is something which really belongs to a level of existence in which there is neither time nor distance.