DIVINE WATER FOR DRILLING - WATER DOWSING
MORE ABOUT WATER DOWSING (DIVINING WATER)
Admittedly, water divining or dowsing is a strange talent, and has been ever since it was first recorded in 16th
century woodcuts. At the start of the 19th century, a local government board in England gave official recognition to the practice. However, if you talk to most rural people
about water-divining, they’ll ask what all the fuss is
about. Their fathers and forefathers used water diviners as a matter of course, therefore, why shouldn’t they?
South Africa is no different, water dowsing is an
excepted and respectable profession. In an article in the SA Water Borehole journal in 1982, the opinion was
expressed that there were about 50 competent and
experienced Diviners in South Africa. In the drought-
ravaged regions of KwaZulu-Natal, it seems Thomas
Ncube had been finding water for 20 years or more. As
reported in a local paper in 1983, Ncube worked for a
drilling company run by Hugh Moore, who said that over a two-year period he had sunk about 320 holes, of which at least 200 had drinkable water. All sorts of people find
they have the gift of water divining. In 1983, Anglican
priest Ken Parker had helped his bishop by finding water at a parched church farm at Springvale. A priest? Why
not? The writer’s late uncle, a canon in the Anglican church, no less, was matter-of-fact about water divining. He
could do it, and there was no mumbo jumbo about
it. It was a God-given gift.
We give as an example the instinct which guides a
young migrating bird on its first journey.