Different kinds of earth rays explained

There are different phenomena we call earth rays. Here the most known types of earth rays are listed.

Hartmann lines

Many dowsers’ websites mentions that Hartmann lines constitute a grid of lines running north/south and east/west, positioned 2 to 2.5 m apart. This seems be quoted left and right but it is not correct.

The direction north/south, east/west is not always the case. In houses the lines are influenced strongly by all the electrical power that is transported and used in homes. When dr. Ernst Hartmann did his research, these earth magnetic lines where much stronger and the amount of electricity used back then was nowhere near that of today. And what’s more, he measured mainly in open fields.

Earth rays - Hartmann grid
Hartmann Grid

So we can’t just assume that these lines run north/south and east/west inside a house. It is even possible that lines suddenly bend in a completely different direction (see the drawings on the neutralisation page). It is important to always measure very thoroughly in important places in the house. A grid like the one in the picture above, left can sometimes look very different.

Thinking in terms of grids also influences the measuring results. The question is: does one find what is really there or does one find what one has in mind? When one is too strongly biased by the notion of grids, this may cause incorrect measurements.

Curry lines

Curry lines can present the same problem. The grid is defined as a grid with 4 x 4 m intervals, but this depends on the location on earth. The closer to the poles, the smaller these distances. These ine were discored by dr. Manfred Curry.

Earth rays - Curry Grid
Curry Grid


Earth fracture lines

Earth fracture lines are often mentioned, but they don’t exist in every region. For instance, in the Netherlands earth fractures do exist, but they are positioned deep inside the earth and are caused by plate tectonics.

However, these are not the fracture lines mentioned in German literature, which are cracks in rock formations close to the earth surface and through which water may flow. This only occurs in regions where rock formations are close to or on the surface, like hills and mountains.

These earth fractures do not have small lines, but look rather like radiation from water veins.

Earth rays - fractures in rock
Fractures in rock


Benkers should also be avoided as they have a strong radiation. These lines are about 60 to 70 cm wide and every 10 meter you will find one. Unfortunately, many dowsers do no know Benkers and can therefore do nothing about them.

These lines draw much energy from our body. People sleeping on a Benker complain about lack of energy and depressions. The experience learns that, when they are taken off of these lines, they recover very fast.

Water veins

Water veins are also earth rays, as they emit their radiation from the ground also. There is a lot to say about water veins. Therefore, I have made a separate page for this theme. Water veins, what is it? How to get rid off it

Great orthogonal grid

These are like the Hartmann lines, but have a much bigger distance between them. About 24 till 30 meters apart. These lines are not that strong and seldom cause real trouble.

Great diagonal grid

The diagonal grid is like the Curry lines, but have a distance off 36 meters from each other. So these lines are not that strong and seldom cause trouble.

Other earth rays

There are many kinds of lines and grids, but not all cause geopathic effects. There are also lines that do not radiate from the earth, but radiate in opposite direction, from the sky. Strictly speaking these are not earth rays. There are also many other energetic phenomena that have nothing to do with earth rays but can be harmful as well, such as entities, black magic etc..


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Origin of earth rays

Magnetic field
Magnetic field

There are a lot of theories about the origin of earth rays. A theory is, that earth rays origin from the earth magnetic field. The earth’s core is made of iron and this rotates in liquid magma. But the core spins not at the same speed as we on the earth’s surface.

The rotation of the iron core generates the earth’s magnetic field. This field we find as magnetic lines on the earth’s surface. These lines can be seen as the lines around a magnet that are made visible through iron filings on paper. See the picture.

This seems a plausible explanation for earth rays like Hartmann, Curry and Benker. These have clearly a relation with magnetism. But there are also other earth rays that a different from nature and have another origin.

Artificial lines

Certain lines emerge from transformer houses. These lines appear to be the sane as the already mentioned Benker. In the surrounding there you can find more of these lines. The origin of these earth rays by magnetism seems to be right.

So, these lines are magnetic from nature. And by this characteristic they are influenced by electricity. Only that these line scan be shifted or even removed seems contradictionary. Also I was able to determine depths of these lines, something you wouldn’t expect.

Water veins

For water veins it is much simpler and clearer. The cause of this radiation lies in water pressing itself through sand or pebbles layers in the underground. For information about water veins see over Water veins .


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Measuring earth rays

Earth rays are measured and found with divining rods, tensors and pendulums by people who are sensitive enough, called dowsers or radiaestethics. The Greek word radia means radiation and easthesia means perceiving. So, someone who perceives radiation.
There are also electronic devices that can detect earth rays but these are too expensive and bulky to use in house surveys.

Dowsers usually measure the house in search of water veins and perhaps some other types of earth radiation. But often little attention is paid to the bed and the radiation inside the bed is rarely measured, let alone removed.

There are many types of divining rods, but it is important to distinguish between mental dowsing and physical dowsing.

Mental dowsing

In mental dowsing the thing one is seeking is kept in mind while a track is walked with a divining rod (there are various kinds) which will then respond to what one is searching for.

Tensors and pendulums are used as well, in pretty much the same manner, but these are handier for asking questions. On the other hand, walking with a pendulum or tensor is less practical. In practice the dowser chooses the tool best suited to the circumstances.

Dowsing rods
Dowsing rods
One hand rod
One hand rod


Physical dowsing

In this branch of divining the dowsers use so called Lecher-antennas or H3-antennas. The basic assumption here is that phenomena have a specific frequency (=wave length) and by adjusting the antenna to a certain wave length while walking a track, the antenna will react when it engages the frequency in question. For optimal effects, mental techniques are also use in this method.

Lecher antenna
Lecher antenna

I personally use both kinds of divining, but I am more of a mental diviner by nature. Mental divining is more flexible and much faster. I use the H3-antenna for special cases and sometimes to double check things.

See also Neutralising earth rays and water veins for more information what is needed for neutralising.


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History of scientific studies into earth rays


Around 1860 a scientific study about earth rays was conducted by the English researcher A. Haviland. He concluded that in regions with chalk layers less people died of cancer than in regions with deep clay layers.


In 1910 Professor Gockel published a work about radiation out of the earth, which he related to diseases.


In 1927 the Stuttgart based doctors Winzer and Meizer studied the relationship between houses with occupants with cancer and geopathic zones. They found that the houses of people with cancer were often built over the geological fractures that ran below the city.


In 1929 a pioneering study was published by Freiherrn von Pohl about the village of Vilisiburg in southern Germany. He made a map of the different kinds of zones and compared this with the addresses of cancer cases in the village. They turned out to match perfectly.

Freiherrn von Pohl
Freiherrn von Pohl

The thirtees

In 1931 Dr Hagen repeated Von Pohls study in Stettin and also concluded that all cases of cancer corresponded with the stronger geopathic zones.

In the 1930’s the relationship between earth rays and diseases was known. The famous surgeon Professor Sauerbruch advised his patients after surgery not to sleep in the bed where they had become ill.

From 1934 to 1939 there were several studies in Germany and France around this theme, for instance Dr Rambeau in Marburg., engineer Cody in Le Havre and Dr V. Brehmer.
In that period, several medical specialists’conferences were held on the subject of earth rays and cancer. Doctors were then clearly more openminded in those days.

The fiftees

Great achievements were made by dr. Ernst Hartmann, dr. Manfred Curry and Dr. Aschdorff, who conducted many studies and convincingly showed that living organisms react differently to geopathic zones (earth rays) than to neutral zones.

Dr. Hartmann
Dr. Hartmann

1988 and after

In 1988 Prof. König in Vienna conducted a large government supported study into geopathy, showing that many body functions are altered indefinitely in geopathic zones as long as the person remains in said zones.

In 1992 Prof. Bergsmann published a study with similar significant results.

In 1992 have dr. Rudolf Keßler and Andreas Kopschina conducted a study with the subject; locally and technical radiation as cause of chronic therapy resistant illnesses.
See the links hereunder for information:

It can no longer be denied that earth rays influence us, there is just too much scientific proof.


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