mysterious and magnificent Stonehenge has fascinated people for centuries. Archaeologists
speculate that this grand structure was used for astronomy purposes because
of the way the stones align with certain planets and stars. Others further speculate
that the rocks are involved in the transmission of terrestrial magnetic cur-rents,
believing huge surges of solar and lunar energy touch upon the stones then sweep
across the planet at equinoxes, solstices and other significant astronomical
idea of seeing our planet as a place of interconnecting energy lines is gaining
attention, especially how such energy might affect us in our own homes, in our
lives and with our health. It is these unseen yet powerful energy lines that
gave rise to the now mainstream Chinese art of feng shui, yet there are relatively
few known practitioners who deal with the effects of earth energy.
work into the phenomenon was carried out by German scientist Freiherr von Pohl,
a talented dowser who believed that earth radiation affected tree growth, animal
behaviour and human health. Pohl discovered cats and insects were attracted
to areas of earth radiation -cats slept on such spots and bees nested there.
1929, Pohl worked with the Centre for Cancer Research in Berlin to investigate
one of the most cancer-ridden villages in Southern Germany, the town of Vilsbiburg.
Using his own `Pohl' scale of earth radiation, the scientist mapped earth energy
lines in the town, then compared them to the records of the district hospital.
It was found that every cancer death had occurred in people who slept in beds
exactly above the lines.
Centre for Cancer Research accepted Pohl's findings and published the information
in their July 1930 journal, raising the idea that earth radiation could be a
causative factor in cancer. In 1932, Pohl published a book on his work and a
number of German doctors began working with the material to help their patients.
work was further advanced by German/ American doctor, Manfred Curry. Curry was
head of a research clinic in South Germany and investigated the earth
energy phenomenon between 1935 and 1953. From his work on the impact of weather
on humans and human energy fields, Curry discovered an energy net that affected
human energy levels and even had an impact on blood sedimentation rates. It
became known as the Curry Net.
Curry Net grid forms 3.5m x 3.5m squares and runs from South/ West to
North/ East and in reverse. Curry became so skilled in detecting the Curry Net
that he could diagnose a patient simply by doing a site test and knowing where
the patient' s bed was positioned. He knew that, where the energy lines intersected
in a knot formation, cancers would manifest.
1950, a German medical doctor, Ernst Hartmann, was dowsing for water and discovered
what became known as the Hartmann Net. The Hartmann Net has a different pattern
than the Curry Net. It is 2m x 2.5m lines running North/ South and East/ West.
who has published three books on the impact of energy lines, spent decades researching
the phenomenon. He found that if people worked or slept over the meridians of
earth energy, they could suffer heart attacks, insomnia, chronic asthma, migraines,
backaches and cancers. In his work, he discovered that constantly disturbed
and crying babies would settle immediately when their cot was moved. He further
found that sleeping on a North/ South line made people prone to cramps and rheumatism,
an East/ West line prone to inflammations. But most notably, he documented three
generations of a family who all slept in the same bed in the same house where
two Hartmann lines intersected and had all died of stomach cancer.
Hartmann: " Cancer is a disease of location triggered off by geopathic
stress. We all produce cancerous cells on a regular basis, but they are continuously
destroyed by our body' s immune system. Geopathic stress does not cause cancer,
but weakens our immune system. "
a six year old, New Zealander, Phillip Grey, suffered from chronic migraines.
In desperation, his mother finally turned to a colour therapist for help.
raised the possibility it could be geopathic stress and we had the house dowsed
and found I was sleeping above an underwater stream, " says Phillip Grey.
problem was remedied with copper wire installed in his bedroom and Grey never
suffered another migraine. The therapist taught Grey to dowse and Grey has since
been developing this sensitivity toward the environment. With four decades of
experience now, Grey works with `earth acupuncture' to remedy problems with
natural earth energies.
Grey first meets with his clients to discuss any disturbances they have noted
about their property. He then plots the perimeter of the land, marking the location
and flow of each Hartmann and Curry line with a short iron rod. Grey explains
that these lines of energy run through the earth and transect properties, and
as a result, people are subtly affected by the lives and problems of others
on the same energy lines. Much like the human nervous system which is treated
with acupuncture, Grey proclaims that earth energy lines are part of the planetary
nervous system and can also be treated with acupuncture.
each carefully placed rod is driven deep into the ground to clear the land of
energy disturbances and create a more positive and healthy environment.
earth acupuncture is not yet widespread, Grey and a few others are continuing
to practice this off beat philosophy. Although it may not hold all the answers,
it is at least fascinating enough to continue exploring.