Wednesday, 26 August 2009

FREAKISH TALENTS


Today at work I wandered out to the smoking hut , while I was loafing about smoking I noticed a twig at my feet that had that perfect wishbone shape.
This set off a whole train of memories of water divining with my dad when I was a kid.
I was the only person in the family that can divine(The rest being insensitive oafs) , so I always got dragged out when divinng was necesary.
You get a Y shaped twig (Willow is best) , grasp the two ends with you palms facing the floor and then twist your hands up and out until your palms are facing the sky .
This puts tension in the twig so you can feel the slightest tweak against the end .
If you now walk over any running underground water you will feel a strong pulling down on the end of the twig (With some people its down with others its up......dont know why).
You may ask why water divining was neccesary at all , all I can remember is that my dad had a thing about certain aspects of how they built ancient churches . they were always built with the altar over a blind(underground) spring , and one of the exit streams(also underground) would flow out of the knave door .
Suposedly becuase an underground spring messes with the electrical fields above it , this goes part way to explaining the odd 'spooky' atmosphere in some old churches.
This also explains why some of the old churches and cathedrals in the UK are banana shaped, when viewed from the air (Just look at an ariel shot of Canterbury cathedral if you dont believe me).
It also has something to do with ley lines but I cant remember what .
Anyway thats my freakish talent , I can water divine.
I dread to ask , but what gentle reader are yours????

25 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

You'd be the camel's best friend, Beast. If only you could do it for oil as well. I can do it for buried nuts.

Scarlet-Blue said...

My freakish talent is that I read Mr Beastie's blog posts.
Sx

MJ said...

banana shaped...

Ha!!!!!

mutleythedog said...

I can autodetect Special Brew and White Lightning from up to a mile away. Also - like Paul Weller I have wings in my larval form...

BEAST said...

Gorilla Bananas said...
You'd be the camel's best friend, Beast. If only you could do it for oil as well. I can do it for buried nuts.

Nuts would be useful Mr B , I like nuts

BEAST said...

Scarlet-Blue said...
My freakish talent is that I read Mr Beastie's blog posts.

Thats a terrible afliction Miss Scarlet , probably best avoided

BEAST said...

MJ said...
banana shaped...

damn I forgot about your banana fetish

BEAST said...

mutleythedog said...
I can autodetect Special Brew and White Lightning from up to a mile away. Also - like Paul Weller I have wings in my larval form...

Thats a very useful talent Mr M . Is Paul Weller still under the bath , I don't know why you put up with him

eroswings said...

That's some might fine talent you got there! You'd definitely be the one person people would want with them in the desert or on a deserted island!

I'm not sure if I have any freaky talents--most of the freaky stuff I've done has either been learned or accidents. Although, I usually can dream and read omens of impending deaths in the family--but that's more of a family trait than an individual talent.

I'm pretty good at reading maps and finding my way around strange and unfamiliar territory! Also, I'm pretty good at eating food! Oh, and I've never had a hangover--I've passed out, but never experienced a hangover!

BEAST said...

Never having a hangover is an awesome talent , I am not sure I would be too happy about the impending doom bit....now that sounds freaky , I can tell when a thunderstorm is coming :-)

MJ said...

I am quite proficient with ping pong balls.

BEAST said...

MJ said...
I am quite proficient with ping pong balls.

Everyone should participate in a sport Miss MJ , do you have an effective forehand smash??

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Freakish talents, eh? Well, aside from the witch-based ones, which aren't really freakish so much as necessary, a freakish talent of mine is turning off lamp posts by walking underneath them.
It's quite annoying in the dark depths of winter...

Piggy and Tazzy said...

My talents are to be discovered.

Donn said...

Like der Governator,
I kom from da future
but I have a horrible memory
so, like, whatev-er?!

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Is it just me, or does anyone think Donn get's camper with each comment?

It won't be long now...

MJ said...

Is it just me, or does anyone think Donn get's camper with each comment?

*titters*

Daisy said...

My freakish talent is that i can talk to anyone...engage them that is...in a conversation...anywhere, at any time, about damn near anything. It probably doesn't seem like much of a talent until you see me at it...even the most unsociable person cannot resist :)

BEAST said...

Inexplicable DeVice said...
Freakish talents, eh? Well, aside from the witch-based ones, which aren't really freakish so much as necessary, a freakish talent of mine is turning off lamp posts by walking underneath them.
It's quite annoying in the dark depths of winter...

And of course there are those freakishly bendable thumbs
and unaturally white legs
and the tongue face

BEAST said...

Piggy and Tazzy said...
My talents are to be discovered.

I dread to think

BEAST said...

Donn said...
Like der Governator,
I kom from da future
but I have a horrible memory
so, like, whatev-er?!

I suppose coming from the futur is freakish talent enough , your memory is probably disrupted as its difficult to remember stuff that hasnt happened yet , sort of thing

BEAST said...

Piggy and Tazzy said...
Is it just me, or does anyone think Donn get's camper with each comment?

It won't be long now...

Yes its just you!
Living in hope!

BEAST said...

MJ said...
Is it just me, or does anyone think Donn get's camper with each comment?

*titters*

Put your titters away Miss MJ , you will catch a nasty chill

BEAST said...

Daisy said...
My freakish talent is that i can talk to anyone...engage them that is...in a conversation...anywhere, at any time, about damn near anything. It probably doesn't seem like much of a talent until you see me at it...even the most unsociable person cannot resist :)

What Ho Daisy . Thats a fantastically useful talent
You are like the Borg
Resistance is futile

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