Grave Dowsing

Grave Dowsing

Grave dowsing is one of the many ways in which this simple skill is used. The graves in question are usually not visible on the ground in any way.  As with most dowsing applications there are many different interpretations offered.

But, before we look at those, why go grave dowsing in the first place? What’s the point of it?

Firstly, many cemeteries have become overgrown, headstones have fallen and there are no records of who was buried where or even how big the cemetery was.

Secondly, some cemeteries are no longer visible at all for various reasons, there were reports of burials in an area but nothing remains of any of them. In all such cases, the idea of grave dowsing is to locate where the bodies are. In some cases, the idea is to update records, in other cases, it is to find whether or not burials were carried out, and, if so, how many.

As with all types of dowsing, there are no widely accepted explanations as to how this technique must work. What one person says as being the reason will be ignored or contradicted by the next.

If you wanted to do this yourself, it would be best to start (with permission!), in a well-marked cemetery, in order to find out what happens when you dowse over a grave. Some dowsers swear that you can differentiate between the head and the feet and tell the sex of the interred person. Others will tell you that they can pinpoint the year of burial. Some will also dowse the depth of the grave, which might be of use if the location was thought to be somewhere that hasty burials took place. Also, the length of the grave might indicate whether an adult or child was buried (assuming that the person was not buried in a curled position). It’s up to you to find out whether or not you can do any of those things yourself.

L Rods are the most usual tool, as they will swing one way or another or cross over, depending on what it question you are asking.

Of course, it is one thing to dowse and discover a grave, it is another thing entirely to prove what you have found. If you had been dowsing in what was thought to be an old graveyard, then, perhaps, you might be able to locate fallen headstones and use those to verify the locations.

Most grave dowsing is done with the collaboration or co-operation of local history societies who will frequently have access to other useful information about the site under investigation.

If you are interested in this type of dowsing, then you should talk with your local history and dowsing societies to see what information they already have and what else they are missing.

Good luck!

Have you been grave dowsing? What happened? Any tips you want to share? Let us know in the comments section below.

How To Dowse For Gold

How to dowse for gold

Dowsing for gold is a popular application for this simple, natural skill. However, because dowsing is used in this instance for something of potentially great value, there is some confusion around it when there need not be.

Those who go dowsing for gold are often easy game for those who want to sell them expensive dowsing rods. Usually such rods are described as being of the correct length or have some special feature to help them tune in to gold more accurately.

What most people don’t want to admit, however, is that dowsing for gold is no different from dowsing for your lost car keys or which item to order from a menu. But, because it’s gold, that precious stuff which is so highly valued, a lot of people wrongly assume that they should be doing something special or different in order to find the stuff.

Not true!

Dowsing is dowsing, no matter what the target. And that means that the same basic principles for any type of dowsing should be followed when dowsing for gold.

That means that in order to find gold, you need to have a really precise question in mind and then you have to be in the right mental state of relaxed attention to allow the answer to come to you. It’s never the tool which tells you. It’s only your reaction, causing the tool to move, which is the essence of dowsing.

The question is the most important thing in all types of dowsing. It’s no different in dowsing for gold. You’ll presumably know what you are after, so really you’re framing a question about the location or the depth or the overall quantity. Whatever is your primary goal, that’s the question you have to form. Avoid the vague question like, “Is there gold here?” because there may well be but it might be one tiny grain six feet deep.

You can dowse for gold over a map and search for the most likely places to examine on foot. Again, you need a specific question. We map-dowsed for some clients who wanted to know which areas they should pan for gold in to produce sufficient quantities for them to feel successful. They followed our suggestions and had a successful season. Map dowsing is just another way of using this skill and we have a video on how you can map dowse. Click the link here.

The one thing to remember above all else is that no matter what you are using dowsing for; whether it’s for gold, for oil, for your choice of vitamins, dowsing is the same. And, what the people who want to sell you expensive dowsing tools won’t say is that you don’t actually need any tools at all. Of course, if you like tools, then you can make your own and adjust it to be exactly as you want it to be.

Happy Dowsing!

Have you dowsed for gold? Successfully? What did you use and why?

Water Dowsing Techniques

Water Dowsing Techniques

Water dowsing is sometimes called water witching or water divining. Dowsing for water is one of the oldest uses of this simple, natural skill. Often, it is the first, or only, exposure to dowsing which most people have.  Water dowsers have been quietly going about their business for hundreds of years. Naturally, those who see them in action are likely to ask questions. The most usual one is to ask how does water dowsing work? The straight answer is that nobody knows for sure. There are plenty of ideas, but no commonly accepted explanation. Some people, despite seeing the results, then ask does dowsing for water really work? Which, given the success rate of good water dowsers, seems a little redundant.

However, other people, upon seeing water witching happening, will go on to ask how they can do it themselves. They’re not necessarily concerned in understanding how it works, they want to learn the technique themselves. A technique is a way of carrying out a particular task.  So what they’re asking is a simple explanation of how to dowse for water.

First, you must realize that simple does not mean easy. The two are not the same. In the case of  water dowsing, it will not take long to outline the techniques. But performing them well is not easy. Please remember that in what follows.

Dowsing, all dowsing, is essentially the same. Whether you are dowsing for gold, for water, for your lost car keys or for the best vacation to take, it is always the same few things involved. First, you have to have a specific goal in mind. In the case of water dowsing, it would be about finding water. Then, you have to have a specific question in mind. Again, that would be about the right type of water (drinkable or just for irrigation) and whereabouts to find it. After that, you then have to be in the right state of mind to allow the answer to come through to you. It’s this last part you see when someone is dowsing a water well. They are in the right state of mind to locate the drilling place.

Once you’ve found the place then there is more dowsing, repeating the same three steps (goal, question, receptive state) for the depth and the flow rate.

Because dowsing is a skill, then the more you practice it, the better you are at it. If you can’t find a water dowser to learn from, then you can practice finding the water pipe which feeds your house, dowse the depth and to see if there are any leaks. Dig and confirm your answers if you can. Also, be sure to watch the other videos on our channel about dowsing tools and techniques. How To Dowse With L rods , The Four Main Types Of Dowsing Tools and Getting Started With Pendulum Dowsing.

Happy Dowsing!

What are your best tips for water dowsing? Share them in the comments section below.

Pendulum Dowsing Charts

(Transcript below if you prefer to read about pendulum dowsing charts)

Pendulum Dowsing Charts

The pendulum is the most popular dowsing tool. Because it is small and easy to use, various types of pendulum charts have been developed for use by dowsers.

A pendulum chart can be made for virtually any subject you can think of. Health, past lives, vitamins, beliefs, locations, therapies and diet are just some of the possible charts. One of the reasons for their popularity is that they have the range of possible answers displayed and it’s simply a matter of dowsing which one is the answer for a particular question. Many newcomers to dowsing are attracted to charts for that very reason: seeing all the possible answers neatly spread out can give a sense of confidence and security.

But, any chart, no matter whether it is purchased or home-made, should always include ‘Other’ as an answer. And that’s because, no matter how detailed and precise you are when designing a chart, there is always going to be that one time when the answer is new or strange and does not appear on the chart in question.

Really, when we’re speaking of pendulum charts, whether they are charts for health or charts for hand chakras, we’re referring to a special way of displaying a list.

Everyone knows that a list is a set of items shown one below the other. A chart, on the other hand, can have those exact same items displayed in an arc. The arc is broken into the appropriate number of segments, each one containing one possible answer (not forgetting ‘Other’, of course). The segments should be of equal width wherever possible. The reason for this layout is because the pendulum starts out being swung at the central base of the chart and moves to the segment of the chart containing the answer easily. It is not possible to have that same ease of movement with a straightforward list.

Some charts can be quite complicated, having a large number of small segments, or even be split into two or more pages of possible answers. Other charts can be quite small and may not even need to be laid out in an arc. For example, if you only had three possible answers, you could divide a circle up into four segments (remember the need for ’Other’) and have the pendulum swinging over the center of the circle.

Whether you choose to have a circle or an arc as the basis for any charts you might make is a purely personal preference and will not affect their efficiency in any way.

When using a chart, remember the following two things:

1. Always have a good, well-formed and precise question.

2. Have the pendulum swinging over the central base of the arc or the center of the circle as appropriate.

As for the pendulum itself, it’s more useful to set it swinging in a circle, because then any movement in a straight line pointing to an answer is more immediately obvious. And, secondly, especially with smaller segments, it is useful to have a pendulum with a point on it, making it easier to see where exactly it is pointing to.

Happy dowsing!

Have you found a type of chart that really helps you, or have you got any tips for creating your own? Share them in the comments section below.

Dowsing For Baby Gender

Dowsing The Sex Of An Unborn Child

Dowsing For Baby Gender

If you'd prefer to read, the transcript of the video is below.

Hi, This is Nigel from Discovering Dowsing, answering your questions about dowsing.

Dowsing for baby gender.

This use of dowsing, along with using it to find water or minerals, ranks amongst the oldest uses of this natural, intuitive skill.

The idea is that dangling a pendulum over a pregnant woman will show the sex of the unborn child depending on which way the pendulum moves.

The original method of doing this was to tie some hair of the woman to the wedding ring and then hold it suspended over her belly. If the woman’s hair was not long enough, then cotton thread could be used instead. In fact, it could even be a needle and thread, or pretty much anything which was light and could be held easily and allow the weight at the end to move.

If we expand the idea of baby gender a little, then we can include the idea of sexing baby chicks using this method. The ability to sort out the sex of a chick at an early age – and the earlier the better! – Is important if the chicken breeder is not going to have too many roosters and too few hens.

Some of the people who use a pendulum to dowse for the gender of the chick go so far as to say that they can do this over the egg, before it hatches.

Again, there is no one type of pendulum which is best. Something simple to make and light to hold is all that counts here.

But, of course, the real question is, how do you know which sex is which by the way the pendulum moves?

There is no real consensus here about babies. But, if we take into account the people who sex chicks, then there is general agreement. They say that if the pendulum moves in a circle, that indicates a female. If it moves in a line, up and down, then that indicates that it is a male.

If that is generally true for those people, then it is fair to assume the exact same thing for human babies as well.

The key point here, however, is that, if you are going to be the one doing the sexing of the baby, then you need to be able to be focused on the task at hand.

You need to decide in advance which direction of the pendulum will indicate which sex. Once that’s clear in your head, then don’t hold the pendulum and keep on chatting or listening to what others are saying. Allow the pendulum to move in a neutral swing, that is, showing neither the ‘male’ or the ‘female’ movement but something in between,  as you keep focused on the question. Dowsing is a natural, intuitive skill which everyone can do. And, by keeping your emotions out of it, not wanting the child to be a boy or a girl, or even think about what the parents might say or how they might react when you tell them, you will be far more accurate than getting involved in the emotions of the situation.

Happy Dowsing!

Have you dowsed for baby gender? Were you successful? What tool or tools did you use? Tell us about it in the comments section below

Dowsing for treasure

Just Let Me Find That Hidden Gold!

Dowsing for treasure is just one of the ways in which this simple skill can be used. It's a very tempting thing to do. After all, dowsing can show you things which are hidden from normal sight, so why not go ahead and use it to discover some hidden treasure. Because there does seem to be quite a lot of hidden treasure when you start looking into the subject. Some of it's quite recent, but some can be very old indeed. And all of it can be very valuable. What's not to like about dowsing for treasure?

Dowsing for treasure? Consider this…

However, it's important to point out that when you are treasure dowsing, you might well be facing some problems you hadn't even thought of. One of these is the fact that, quite frequently, when treasure, of whatever sort, is hidden away, or buried, it is usually done so with the idea that it should not be found by anyone else. This is one of the reasons why treasure is often hard to find.

Of course, that is not always the case. For example, a dowser named J M Longton used dowsing very successfully to find a Viking treasure hoard valued in the tens of thousands of pounds sterling.

Like any other aspect of dowsing, dowsing for treasure requires practice and is not something you can do from the very beginning. Just because dowsing is a simple skill does not mean that it is easy. Simple does not equal easy!

But this video does give you a nice introduction to the idea.

Have you dowsed for treasure successfully? Or was it all a disappointment? Share your tales with us in the comments section below.

What’s your specialty?

What Are You Good At?

Just like in life, so in dowsing. Everyone is good at something but nobody is good at everything.

Some people might be good at a couple of things,  like wallpapering and gardening.

It's exactly the same in dowsing. And that can cause some problems.

When learning to dowse, the temptation is to think that whatever you dowse about you have an equal chance of success. And, because you're starting out and full of optimism and interest in this new skill, you think that every time you dowse you should be spot and accurate.

Well, the truth is that every dowser is good at dowsing something. Some dowsers are simply excellent at dowsing for water, whilst others are great at finding lost objects and still others are superb at some form of health dowsing.

The point is, that the water dowser is not necessarily any good at all at health dowsing. And the health dowser couldn't find water if you stood him in a bucket of it.

And the point of this is….it doesn't matter!

Find YOUR skill

Wanting to be good at dowsing is fine and great. But wanting to be good at all forms of dowsing is not a reasonable goal.

Think of what you are good at in your life and what you will happily let others do instead. And then apply that concept to dowsing.

One of the reasons for this problem is to think that dowsing is some sort of psychic gift and that, of course, psychic gifts, being given to you, are naturally better than your human limited gifts.

But dowsing is not a psychic skill. It is entirely natural. Nothing else. And because it's a human skill, you can make it better, more accurate, by practicing. The more practice you put in, the better you will be. Again, if you think dowsing is psychic, then why bother practicing? After all, you're either psychic or you're not.

Well, as you're human and dowsing is entirely a human-based skill, then the more you do it in the areas you are drawn to, the better you will be.

So, if you find yourself drawn to health dowsing, then go ahead and spend time on it. If you are drawn to dowsing about numbers (stock prices, finances and so on), then practice that. Find out what you are good at and keep honing that skill.

Remember the words of Samuel Goldwyn. ‘The harder I work, the luckier I get.' Only, with dowsing, it's ‘The more I practice, the better I get.'

So, don't just sit there! Get dowsing!

How did you find your skill in dowsing? What is it? Share with others in the comments section below

Conference Call March 2013: Relationship dowsing

Relationship dowsing

Relationships can be very challenging. Finding your perfect partner is a real possibility when you can dowse. Relationship dowsing is the best tool you will ever have to build  successful, happy relationships.

In order for relationship dowsing to be successful, you have to take a slightly different look at it. Or, at least, think about it in a slightly different way. Most dowsers don't think to use dowsing to heal relationship issues or to find a good business or romantic partner. Then, when the time comes that they need answers, they aren't confident that they can get an accurate dowsing response.

Don't wait until you are in a bind to learn the basics of relationship dowsing. It's fun and it will save you a BUNDLE of trouble. Just think about the cost of a divorce (in all ways). Wouldn't it be great to avoid that?

A whole lot of what is important in this use of dowsing is nothing more than the basics; getting a really good set of questions.

Sure, there's more than that, and we cover everything you need to know in this call.

In this call, we go over some of the key things you need to know about dowsing, karmic relationships and past life energies. You might be surprised at how much of an effect past lives have on your relationships in this lifetime. If you can dowse, you can begin to understand those relationships, accept them, heal them and create joy through them. Plus we share our surprising viewpoint on the laws of ‘attraction'.

Listen to the call here. It's only 30 minutes in length:

Relationship Dowsing Worksheet on Dowsing Past Lives may be downloaded here: finding-the-perfect-partner.

Why not let us know your take on this call? Put your thoughts in the comments section below

Dowsing Your Hand Chakras

Hand Chakras And Dowsing

Everyone has hands, so everyone has hand chakras. Although many people know about the seven major chakras running down your body, the ones in the palms of your hands are perhaps the easiest to explore with dowsing. Watch the video below to see how!

In case you're still not sure what we're talking about here, the hand chakras are those things that you are introduced to if you have ever done any healing or simply been in a group where you experimented with energy. You know the sort of thing. You rub your hands together and then get to feel something like a balloon between your hands, a sort of pressure there, although you can't see a thing.

And, because you can't see what's going on, it's ideal for using dowsing to explore it for you.

And the reason you rub your hands to begin with? That's to activate them. At least, activate them more than usual. After all, there's always energy flowing through you and out of your palms and your fingertips, so your chakras are always working. At least, they should be!

And if they aren't? How would tell, if you can't see them? Apart from any physical issues which would arise, the easiest way is to use a pendulum, as the video below shows.

After watching it, I think you'll agree that it's true to say that the hand chakras can be fun to play with.

Follow the video

So, briefly, using a pendulum to dowse the hand chakras can be both useful and entertaining. This video show you how.

Follow along with the video and see if you can get to open and close it and watch the pendulum as you do so. Like everything else, practice makes perfect, so if it's not working for you right away, don't worry! Keep at it.

If you check in on them regularly, you'll also get to see how they can change over time and with how your feeling. It's a fascinating thing to do.

Do let us know how you get on by posting your comment below.

Energy Streams From Your Finger Tips

Energy and your hands

We all take our hands very much for granted. They are amazingly complex mechanisms.

But they are also much more than that. They are also where the energy we are all part of can be discovered with the aid of a pendulum, and the video below will introduce you to some ideas you can follow.

Dowsing is a wonderful tool. It allows you to discover things that you cannot see. Things like the energy which flows through you all the time. It's amazing when you let your pendulum show you the energy pouring from your fingertips. This video takes you through the simple process of using a pendulum to check on the energy flowing from your fingertips.

Energy at your fingertips!

The fingertips are really good places for using a pendulum, because they are easy to access with a pendulum. The central part of the hand, the palm, is where most healers are familiar. It's where there is a big chakra which is central to most energetic healing. You can discover about how to use dowsing to explore the hand chakras.

The great thing about dowsing over the fingertips, though, is that you can see differences in the energy that can be due to past injuries or blockages. By following the process shown in the video, you can discover a great deal about yourself.

You don't have to do it every day, but checking up on how the energy is flowing through you is a useful thing to do. If something is not quite right further back up your arm, then it will usually show itself in a difference in how the energy comes out of the fingertips. Of course, you have to know how it is normally to know whether there is any difference!

Watch the video to see how to do it (it's really easy!) and then begin to experiment for yourself. Like so many other things, you get better at dowsing because you dowse. And the more you dowse, the better you get.

So, watch and then practice. And share your results in the comments section below.