By Ellen V. Wilmont Ware
From PENDULUM – A Monthly Review of Radiesthesia, Vol. 4 No. 2, November 1953
Readers of the “Pendulum” who are also readers of “Country Living Books,” “Trees,” “Rural Economy,” the “Soil Magazine” or “Organic Husbandry,” may remember my writings on the discovery of an ancient system of Land Water Control, the introduction of which has invariably been followed by an amazing improvement in health and fertility (both animal and vegetable) in the areas concerned.
“What gave you the idea in the first place?” I am constantly asked, in conversation. I can only reply in the words of a famous scientist, “Ideas come out of space!”
The idea, upon which my work has been based, is as follows: “That it is possible to induce rainfall, as it touches the earth, to commence to move towards specially prepared focal points, where it will commence to spiral downwards, to replenish underground streams and centres of moving water, beneath the earth’s surface; instead of streaming off, on, or near, the surface of the land; filling the surface water channels far too rapidly and causing mud and floods to make their appearance.”
This idea was quickly followed by the amazing discovery that the idea had evidently been in the minds of the ancient agriculturists, who first brought these islands (British Isles) to fertility, out of swamp and forest!
Not only here, in this Gloucestershire valley, but all over England, and in parts of Wales too, there are to be found the necessary earthworks and the chequer-board pattern of field and pasture, which are parts of the System; although, now, completely prevented from functioning by the application of modern ideas of Land Drainage.
Modern Drainage increases the rate of surface run-off, and prevents the far more rapid inward rotational movement. No puddles form where inward rotation of water is functioning; and in such areas there is no mud! Earth and water become permanently dissociated and air takes the place of stagnant water in the soil, wherever rainwater is allowed to percolate the earth with a natural inward spiral movement. This action can be induced by man, and adapted in accordance with his needs.
The radiesthetist will be, it seems certain, most interested in that part of the discovery which is connected with the incidence of disease; and of the effects on disease which follow the introduction of this method of Land Water Control in any given area,
NEW LIFE IN THE VALLEY
In Parts of this valley, where I have not yet been permitted to set the System working, many dead and dying trees are to be seen. In areas where the ancient focal spots have been once more set to work, the diseased limbs, and the cankered bark of the trees, have all been shed, or smothered in new, healthy growth.
The corky excrescences which covered the twigs and branches of the elm trees, immediately began to shrivel up, and then to drop off, once the water of an area had started to move spirally inwards. Where, before, there were diseased growths, now there may be seen shining, healthy tissue, full of lenticels and growing at a rapid pace. The elm leaves may have been not much bigger than one’s thumb nail, but now there will come, on the younger elm branches, large, tender, bright green leaves, which might be mistaken for nut leaves.
Willow trees – old and pollarded – may have been falling apart, riddled with the tiny holes of parasites. Now “new trees” will take their place. The splits are actually mended by new tissue which grows rapidly up the edges of the split portions, reuniting them and enabling the tree to take on the appearance of a new one, as new bark covers the whole area in succeeding years.
In our valley, the waterside rushes, which, formerly, grew for a while and then turned yellow and died away, now grow right up to flower and fruit!
As for the rushes in the boggy valley pastures – where are they?
The little acre known as “Poor Land” or the “Parish Field,” which I rent from the Parish Council, was, when I took it over, in January 1939, a mass of rushes and water weeds. Some then called it “Rushy Meadow.” Now, there is not a rush to be seen! The rushes have been grazed to extinction by my farm animals, which, previously would eat but little of the sour herbage of this low lying pasture; which, nearly every winter, disappears for a while under many feet of Severn floods, which sweep across the three-mile-wide valley; which is believed to have been, in previous days “less subject to waters.” (vide the 16th century historian Leland),
THE HUMAN LINK
What place has human beings in this long-forgotten System, which I have re-discovered?
We have no “roots” like plants. We, and the animals, move from place to place. We, and they, may gain great benefit from eating produce which is obviously healthier; from the new-textured, sweet-smelling, and richly-coloured soil which is now to be seen wherever the System is working.
Is there more than this? I think there is.
In this System, allowance is made for tidal movements in the waters of the earth – the rhythmic “back-and- forth” of free water, which may be observed on the surface of the sea, but which, manifestly, cannot end at the sea shore. This movement must extend throughout the earth’s surface, and outwards into space, also.
Much is written regarding the “stress” of modern times” I am convinced that much of this stress is connected with that unremitting onward “forward-traction” of the waters of the countryside – as though the “arteries” of the earth had been severed, while the “veins” had long since ceased to function!
I look upon the Moon as having a similar function with regard to the Earth, as the Heart of man has with regard to his Body.
In this connection, it is interesting to note that the Ancient Chaldeans of Ur, (who, it seems probable, understood the principles which I have rediscovered) accounted the “Goddess of Fertility” to be none other than “Nin-Gal” the Goddess of the MoonI
There should be, I am convinced, (by practical experiment) a possibility for the earth’s waters to draw back and forth, as well as on and on!
It also seems probable to me, that cosmic rays, coming out of space, need a healthy, and balanced environment in which to work naturally, and therefore beneficently in the service of mankind.
May it not be during sleep (when we are, as it were, “rooted” to an area), that the influences which spell the difference between health and disease are at their strongest – for we, as we rebuild our defences during rest, are then surely, most subject to external influences?
SECRETS OF THE SYSTEM
What are the secrets of this new (or very old) System? What are we to do, that we may start the System at once? Can we start in our own gardens? Yes, we can!
We cannot, however, get full results until the “Powers that Be” in Land Drainage, see the light also.
“We are under Whitehall,” I have been told by Land Drainage engineers. “We are paid for our work and we must do as we are told. We can see that you have changed the texture of the soil. We know you are right, but – the Ministry of Agriculture says that all rivers and streams must flow straight to the sea; and dams of earth and stone are not permissible, according to modem drainage ideas!”
In our gardens, we may begin, however. That circular flower bed is the focal point. Make it, first, a “saucer,” – a depression – made firm with a few stones in the centre. Then, on the “saucer,” place a mound of earth. In the surface of this mound you will set your plants and seeds. Mound it as high as possible by adding humus to lighten the soil. Mound your flower borders also. Never let them be flat. Air pressure will then drive the rainfall towards the “cores” of the flower beds and flower borders. Thence it will spiral downwards.
You will have started inward rotation. In time, no doubt, others will follow!
“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.
“So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My Mouth; it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into a singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
“Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a Name, for an everlasting sign, that shall not be cut off.”
(The ideas of the author have some resemblance to those of Dr. Schauberger but were evolved separately over a period of years. The principle enunciated should be capable of being followed with ease overseas where Ministerial interference with agriculture is less evident. Egerton Sykes, Editor – PENDULUM 1953)
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