What is Dowsing?
Dowsing (Water Witching, Divining, Questing, Doodlebuging … ) is the ancient art of finding water, minerals and other objects that seem to have a natural magnetic, electromagnetic or other perhaps unknown energy. Energies that the body seems to detect with its built-in, laboratory demonstrable sensors that are no more mysterious than seeing, hearing or feeling, and seem to be natural to all of us. As it is with music, many persons can develop a degree of dowsing skill with training, and practice.
As a suggestion, for now and the future, try to find a quiet place, a place where you can be alone and where you feel comfortable, a spot that would normally be available to you at the same time each day for a few minutes of practice. This is kind of like making an appointment with your Subconscious or Spirit Guides. The place, might be the kitchen table early in the morning, or sitting up in bed late at night, or any other time of place. This seems to be very helpful if you are just learning to dowse.
Step 1. Relax, become quiet and drift into a prayerful mood (alpha state).
Step 2. Take your pendulum (any pendulum will do) and hold the string or chain between your thumb and first finger. Hold it with about 1/2 to 3 inches string length. The string length will determine how fast it will swing. Next, hold the pendulum over the center of the palm of your hand or over a chart.
Step 3. Now, manually (by moving your hand and fingers) make the pendulum start swinging towards the “YES” and ask and expect it to keep swinging on its own without your help. Ask it out loud, with about the same normal speaking voice and tone as talking to a person. If it stops, start it over again, ask it to keep going. Watch only the upper or forward half of the pendulum’s swing and ignore the other half, from the center towards you. Repeat until the pendulum will keep swing on its own. You will be deliberately starting the pendulum and then asking it to keep swinging with no additional help from you.
Step 4. Do the same thing for the “NO”. Your fingers are still over the center of the circle and you are ignoring one half of the swing.
Step 5. Once it is swinging by itself to the “NO”, ask it, while it is still swinging, to work its way clockwise back to “YES” and then continue to the “Ready for Question”.
Step 6. Next ask it to work its way counter-clockwise from the “Ready for Question” to “YES” and to the “NO”, and then clockwise back to the “YES”. Practice Steps 3, 4, 5 and 6 several times.
If you can do the above steps, you are on your way to learning to pendulum dowse, and you are now ready to proceed. Please note that this procedure can usually be done all by yourself, by simply using these directions, although it is sometimes very helpful, when getting started, to have an experienced dowser help you.
If you were not able to accomplish the above in about 15 minutes, try again in about half an hour or the next day. At this state it is possible that you might be experiencing some temporary interference. Don’t give up, try again.
After practicing the above movements, ask a clear, unambiguous question and wacth the pendulum swing in clockwise circles for Yes and counter-clockwise for No.
Many other dowsing techniques are available through books and online and with some research you will find the one that works best for you!
The information above was extracted from “A Letter to Robin” – a Mini Course in Pendulum Dowsing” and belongs to Walt Woods..