Our pure, refreshing spring water is something you can enjoy readily, but in times past (and in some countries, it is still the case today), water was not so easy to come by.
At least not in abundance and in a pure form. One way of finding water is by dowsing. While some may see dowsing as a strange, esoteric practice, others know it to work simply because it is proven to do so time and again.
Dowsing as practiced today may have originated in Germany during the 15th century, when it was used mainly to find metals. The dowser holds the forks in each hand with the third stem pointing straight ahead. The dowser then walks slowly over the places where he suspects the minerals or water may be located. The rod supposedly then dips, inclines or twitches when a discovery is made.
Another approach is to use a pair of L-shaped metal rods, held by the handles parallel to one another. When swing and cross one another, that is meant to be the apex of the desired find. A third way is the use of a pendulum made of crystal, metal or other materials suspended on a chain. The user first determines which direction (left-right, up-down) indicates “yes” and which “no”. Next they will ask questions such as “Is the water here?” while dangling the pendulum over a piece of ground, moving from patch to patch until a “yes” answer comes through as the pendulum swings in the relevant direction.
Of course you now needn’t bother with such approaches – all you have to do is open up a bottle of our delicious spring water.