There are obviously places in the world, that have a special energy. Many people visit places like Stonehenge or the pyramids, and would like to know how they would influence perception, mystical experiences and dreaming. There are many anecdotal stories about how individuals experience such places, tales of transformation and insights happening there. However there is no esoteric classification of sacred sites beyond the numbers of visitors or such mundane statistics. On the internet there are some rankings, where people voted for the it, but this has little comparative value, unless it is done on a truly grand scale.
The question is whether a ranking can be made, using divination or other esoteric ways to gauge the qualities of the various holy places. I believe there is, by dowsing in a structured way and comparing and classifying the result, there overcoming the obvious objection that dowsing data are subjective. They are, but they are reproducible within a small margin, as such are true measuremts, albeit of esoteric or extradimensional qualities, that only have an indirect effect in our physical reality.
Now for the quality of water and places there is a standard methodology and scale, called Bovis Scale, established by controlled dowsing, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovis_scale . The Bovis scale is named after French radiesthesist A. Bovis (1871–1947), it is a concept used by dowsers and adherents of geomancy to quantify the strength of a postulated "cosmo-telluric energy" inherent in a location.
This method can be applied to other things, I used it to analyse rituals, like fires in a ritual context (www.lucsala.nl/fire.htm) but it can be easily applied to sacred sites. Of course the personal experience there can differ; time of the year, celestial condition, gender, age etc. will yield a range of values, but just to illustrate that it can be done, see some data below, these are very general and to make a serious ranking system, many more ). I think this approach would be helpful in doing research about these places, also a Bovis scale result could be found for the water in those places.
I found a general sacredness value (subjective, might not exactly align with the Bovis scale used by others) at the main power spots as follows.
Mt Tamalpais 130.000
Mt Shasta 130.000
Mt Fuji 140.000
Glastonbury Cathedal high Altar 110.000
Machu Pichu 260.000
Palenque Pacal Votan Shrine 110.000
Gizeh Pyramid 350.000
Mekka Kaaba 90.000
This could of course be separated in geomantic (leylines etc.), human holy, nature diversity, healing effect, dream influence etc. aspects. In fact this method, which yields repeatable results, could be applied in a lot more studies about art, minerals, art, and many esoteric subjects.
Luc Sala, sept 2012
* Anton (or Andre in some references) Bovis, a French archaeologist-physicist, while doing research
regarding the pyramids noticed that there appeared to exist an energy
phenomena that would be useful. He called it a lifeforce scale. This
scale measured the lifeforce in various items such as food or water.
The following describes the basics of the Bovis Scale:
“The Bovis Scale, developed by a French physicist, quantifies or
measures how positively or negatively charged a substance is. For
living organisms, the key reference point on the scale is found at
6,500 Bovis Energy Units. From 0 to 6,500, the charge is in the
NEGATIVE range, or life-detracting, while above the 6,500 point the
energy gradually becomes more POSITIVE, or life-enhancing.
The desired minimal energy level for humans is found between 8,000 to
10,000 Bovis Energy Units, or slightly positive. The Earth itself
creates energy in the 7,000 to 18,000 range. This energy is also
referred to as "Biophotons", which are light particles invisible to
our eyes. This positive radiation is necessary to the maintenance of
life on Earth.”
A value of 6500 on the Bovis scale is considered neutral.
There is a link between a measured value on the Bovis Scale and the
direction of the spin of atoms. It is further described by the
“Scientific research has correlated the clockwise or right spin if
atoms and molecules with a Bovis reading below 6,500 (i.e.
life-depleting). Besides mismanagement of the environment,
readings below 6,500 are the effect of underground streams, geological
faults, and Earth's magnetic grids. A counter clockwise or left spin
correlates with a reading above 6,500 (i.e. life-enhancing). Several
of Earth's energy vortices exceed 2,000,000 Bovis.”