Dowsing, or the biolocalization method for searching (BLM) based on the biolocalization effect (BLE), is considered. This is an age-old empirical method that lacks rigorous scientific explanation. In the author's opinion the BLE is the result of remote multifarious actions of natural magnetic, electromagnetic, electric gravitational and other fields, as well as of low-frequency and other radiations on the human organism in localities with objects giving rise to inhomogeneities in the substratum. The effect of hitherto unknown fields is also conceivable. The psychical factor in the BLE may also play a certain role in cases when the operator is searching for a definite object. The most important component of the BLE is the ability of the human organism to detect weak variations of the natural energy fields or their gradients in those cases when the perturbing objects cannot be detected by the usual organs of sense.
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Bakirov, A.G. An unusual physical phenomenon in biology. Soviet Physics Journal 35, 234–240 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00895773
- Physical Phenomenon
- Empirical Method
- Scientific Explanation
- Human Organism