What is Radiesthesia?

The term radiesthesia is used to refer to the study of rays. It is based on the assumption that each the assumption that each animated or inanimated material emits a fine radiation which can be measured with the appropriate (subjective) measurement methods.

For these measurements, radioaesthetic instruments such as pendulums, rods or single-handed rods are employed. Radioaesthetics makes specific use of a man’s intuitive capabilities. By means of his reaction, the radiesthetic instrument makes it possible to amplify and to display the information which is to be found by means of a specific line of inquiry. As Goethe has already said, Man is the finest measurement instrument.

Radioaesthetics is traditionally associated with the location of water sources and precious minerals. The oldest known document about radioaesthetics is a Chinese engraving from the year 147 BC. It shows the Emperor Yu (Hia dynasty, 2200 BC) holding in his hand an instrument shaped like a tuning fork. The inscription on the engraving leaves no doubt as to the purpose of this instrument: “Yu, of the Hia dynasty, was famous for his knowledge of the presence of mineral deposits and sources; he could find concealed objects; he was able by his expertise to adapt the operation of the field according to the different seasons.”

Today, the distinction is drawn between physical radioaesthetics and mental radioaesthetics. Followers of the physical theory define radioaesthetics as a phenomenon which can be explained by reference to the laws of physics. They believe that everything encountered in Nature, without exception, is a vibration (i.e.: radioaesthetics can be regarded as detecting this vibration (by analogy with a radio receiver), but it is the instrument used by the diviner (the rod or pendulum) and not the diviner himself who succeeds in capturing the vibration.

The mental attitude of the diviner plays no part. By contrast, mental radioaesthetics bases its explanation of this phenomenon on psychic data. This theory gives a central position to the capabilities of the mind, and particularly intuition. According to the mental theory, radioaesthetics is covered by the “sixth sense”. The practitioner of radioaesthetics makes contact with the target object by means of his subconscious. Next, his mind simultaneously follows a conscious and an unconscious procedure which makes it possible for him to find the target object. By contrast with the physical theory, the mental theory places the operator in the central position.

Today, there are many fields of application for radioaesthetics: location of water, precious minerals, harmful geological radiations (“geopathological interference zones”), missing persons; analysis of companies and partnerships; and also the practice of medicinal radioaesthetics. Our pendulums make it possible to perform all kinds of radioaesthetic measurement. For example, after a little practice, you will be able to perform interference zone measurements, food compatibility measurements, measurements in the bioenergetic field of a person etc…

The extensive capabilities of radiesthesia have been described in many books. Here is a small selection from our range:

    • Bruce Copen: Harmful radiations and their elimination
    • Bruce Copen: Radiesthesia and ecology
    • Bruce Copen: The practical pendulum
    • Bruce Copen: Dowsing from maps
    • Bruce Copen: The technical pendulum