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The Dangers Of Using Dowsing Rods

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The Dangers Of Using Dowsing Rods

How can dowsing rods be dangerous? It depends on your point of view.

For some dowsing skeptics, especially those who are deeply religious and who maintain that dowsing is something which has diabolical connections, the use of dowsing rods then becomes something which threatens the very soul of the dowser. The reasoning being that holding them and dowsing with them is to allow the Devil to work through you.

Now, that’s an extreme view but it is held by many such people. But, for them, it is a real and present danger. Of course, none of them would have actually tried to dowse so their opposition to the use of this skill is based only on their interpretation of the Bible or their own personal attitudes.

Admittedly, in the history of dowsing, there have been many religious people who have said the same thing about dowsing; that it must have some diabolical aspect to it, but there have been an equally large number of religious people who have used dowsing for themselves without any concerns for their personal salvation.

Therefore, this view of the dangers of dowsing has no real weight to it at all, based as it is on personal inclinations only.

As for other types of dangers in using dowsing rods, there are perhaps one or two possible things to bear in mind. If you have fairly solid rods, such as those made of steel, then there is a very slight risk that you could cause yourself an injury if you weren’t careful how you carried them or how you used them.

Personally, I tend to wander around with one rod stuck down the inside of my boot ready to stick it into the ground as a marker. If I carried either or both of them in my pockets – tricky but doable – then, if I tripped over, I suppose I could stab myself.

But, the good news is, I haven’t ever heard of any dowser who has been injured in such a way, so I suppose it’s not much of a danger at all.

The only other thing I can think of which might be thought of as a danger would be if you waved your arms around while holding a rod as you might put someone’s eye out. But, again, I’ve never heard of such a thing.

In which case, the only danger appears to be whether or not you consider that when using such rods you are putting your soul at risk. If you think that, then you’re not likely to dowse anyway. You have to go with what your conscience guides you to do. For me, that means I use dowsing whenever and wherever I can in perfect safety.

Have you ever experienced danger using dowsing rods? If so, please let us know in the comments section below.

Remote Dowsing

Remote Dowsing

Remote dowsing is best described by saying that the dowser is in one location, and the subject of the dowser’s focus, the thing, place or person he or she is dowsing about is somewhere else.

So that would mean that map dowsing is a form of remote dowsing for example. Dowsing for the placement of a water well in a field, actually tramping about, that is on-site dowsing. If you are working with a client and using dowsing to help identify an issue, that is also in-person dowsing, not remote dowsing.

Remote dowsing is sometimes thought, by non-dowsers, to be a very strange thing indeed. After all, the dowser can ask exactly the same detailed questions of a place or person many thousands of miles away and get the same detailed answers as if they were there in person. That is what makes it hard for non-dowsers to accept.

But remote dowsing is no stranger in some ways than how we look at maps. We can look at a map of a distant place and, according to the scale and the symbols, we can tell a lot about it without ever having been there. The size of it, the types of buildings, the types of transport in and out, whether there are lakes or rivers. All of those things and more can be told by looking at a piece of paper. We take it for granted, but it really is amazing when you think about it.

In remote dowsing, there is no single accepted equivalent of that printed piece of paper. Some dowsers might talk about holograms or quantum reality or some other such label to explain how remote dowsing works. There is no single explanation which everyone can agree upon, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t one. It’s just that we don’t know it… yet.

If distance really is no object in remote dowsing, then, obviously, you can dowse about any place at all. Australia, India, Canada, the bottom of the ocean, even Jupiter’s moons; they are all the same as far as remote dowsing goes. To dowse any such place you simply follow the same basics as any in-person dowsing. That is, you get a good, detailed dowsing question and then, after asking it, you get in the right frame of mind, the dowsing state as it’s called, and let the answer come to you.

In a sense, therefore, remote dowsing is no different to any other type of dowsing because it’s the same simple steps no matter what you are doing, no matter where you are. If you are new to all this, then don’t let the label put you off, because it’s not important. The only thing which is important is that you accept that remote dowsing is just dowsing, plain and simple.

Have you had success with remote dowsing? What happened? Share your stories in the comments section below

Pendulum Healing

Pendulum Healing?

Dowsing for healing, sometimes thought of as dowsing healing or pendulum healing, is really the result of confusion and mis-information. The two do not go together. At least, not in the way that many seem to think that they do.

As an example, you will sometimes find people asking about pendulum healing or which are the best healing pendulums. They sound reasonable things to be asking, but they are really showing that they have the wrong idea about dowsing.

Let’s be very clear about this. Dowsing is a natural human skill. Essentially, it’s a simple idea. You ask questions about things your logical and rational mind cannot answer. And that is pretty much it. You can use tools or not as you prefer, but there really is nothing more to dowsing than asking questions and getting answers.

As you can see, there’s no room in that description for anything to do with healing or healing pendulums. So where did this confusion come from?

It probably came from the popular use of the pendulum as a dowsing tool. There’s nothing special about a pendulum when used for dowsing. It can be as fancy or as plain as you like. As long as it works for you, that’s fine. But, no matter what sort of pendulum you use, whether plain wood, or brass or a fancy crystal or a nut on a piece of dental floss, they all move in the same way; circles or side to side essentially.

Now, imagine the following scenario. There are two people. One is a dowser, and the other is someone who has an issue with her hand; pain perhaps in one of the fingers. The dowser is using a pendulum and it’s swinging in some fashion over the persons’s finger, presumably to locate the precise area of the problem. And, at the same time, the dowser is focusing on sending some healing energy to that finger.

Here’s where it gets important. The dowser is not using the pendulum to send healing energy. The pendulum has absolutely nothing to do with any healing. She is using the pendulum to locate where the healing energy is to be sent. She might also have set her intention so that when she has done all she can, the pendulum will indicate that she should stop.

As an onlooker however, all you see is the pendulum swinging, some healing taking place and the pendulum stops when it’s finished. It’s easy enough to think that the pendulum has something to do with the healing. But it doesn’t!

Therefore there are no healing pendulums. There are only people who send healing. You don’t need a pendulum or other tool for that. All you need is your very focused intention to send healing energy as well as you can. Intention is the key, not dowsing.

Even so-called healing pendulums will do nothing unless you intend an outcome. Otherwise they would be the wonderful magic bullet that would work on everyone, everywhere all the time. It’s intention which makes anything work.

So don’t think you have to buy anything special. You don’t. You just have to use your intention.

Happy dowsing!

Bad Dowsing Questions

Most books about dowsing or dowsing teachers will usually tell you about how to ask good dowsing questions. That’s certainly what we’ve done.

But there’s not enough emphasis on why some dowsing questions are bad, or poor, or weak, or to be generally avoided. That’s what this is about.

Generally speaking, bad dowsing questions are too vague. They are often very short and use vague terms. But what we’re going to be looking at here is what exactly is wrong with them.

First, if ever anyone talks about the ‘highest good’ of something, it’s a bad question. Why? Because there is no way, ever, that you are going to know the outcome and there is nothing you can measure. But, far worse than that, is the fact that by referring to something you can never know about, you have given over your power to some unseen, unknown, unpredictable force or personality or being and left it up to it/them to decide the outcome.

That is not what dowsing is about. Dowsing is about empowerment and about helping you in life and guiding you through various problems and tricky decisions. But, by throwing in the term ‘highest good’, you’ve given all that up and left it to the whim of ‘whatever’ to decide for you. In that case, why bother dowsing at all? Just put the pendulum down and walk away.

Another bad question has the world ‘should’ in it. ‘Should I buy this?’ ‘Should I do this?’

The word should implies a moral judgment and, as such, is asking for some outside opinion to validate what you do. ‘Should I marry so-and-so?’ Why would you ask that sort of question? What does it mean if it’s either ‘yes’ or ‘no’? What information does that give you? None! You have no idea of the pros or cons of the answer. If someone comes to you and asks, ‘Should I do so-and-so?’, your answer will (hopefully) contain reasons for your decision. But, in dowsing, you don’t get those reasons. And the reasons behind the answer might be relevant to you or not. Those reasons will help you make up your mind to accept the answer or not. But, in dowsing, you don’t get that chance to weight the arguments, because you already decided to bypass them.

Don’t ask anything about ‘should’!

There’s another bad question which begins with ‘May I? Can I? Should I?’ OK, so this is not strictly about a dowsing question, but about what some people say you should do (notice the ‘should’ there?) before dowsing. Apparently, it’s meant to clear up any issues about what you’re proposing to dowse about. Except it doesn’t. It’s dowsing about whether to dowse or not. Which is somewhat circular. Who are you asking? And why should they be trusted?
(I’ve written a lot more about it here giving more details why I think it’s a habit you should avoid.)
If you don’t have the moral compass to decide whether it is ethical to dowse, or doubt you are competent enough to dowse, then don’t dowse! Asking that three part question is not going to make things happy for you. Most people will get the answer they want anyway, and then hide behind the statement that they asked permission first.

There are other types of bad questions, but those are the main types to avoid.

Have you other examples of bad dowsing questions? Or do you disagree with the examples here? Let us know in the comments section below.

Spiritual Dowsing

Spiritual dowsing

Spiritual dowsing is something which didn’t really have much of a history before the latter part of the twentieth century. Prior to that time, dowsing was more focused on subjects like water and mineral locations with the beginnings of health dowsing just showing up.

As the century progressed however, for no obvious single reason, there was a surge of interest in using dowsing on non-visible and not-easily-verifiable subjects such as the exploration of ‘energies’ of places and people and objects. This segued into dowsing about the universe and the beings which might or might not inhabit it or interact in some fashion with humanity.

In other words, dowsing changed from being a simple tool with a limited range of applications to a full-fledged multi-purpose activity reaching into any and every aspect of life. One of those aspects came to be known as spiritual dowsing.

However, it is not especially easy to define what exactly constitutes spiritual dowsing. Admittedly, there was a book published under that title, written by Sig Lonegren in 1986. The promotion for this said that it was written for ‘travelers on the spiritual path who would like to see if dowsing can help them along their way’. The book itself explores dowsing as a tool for locating energies found at ancient sacred sites as well as for health and healing.

As you can see, that covers a wide range of possibilities! And that is what makes it difficult to be precise about what constitutes spiritual dowsing and marks it as different from other dowsing applications.

Probably for most people when they talk of spiritual dowsing they mean using dowsing to explore the invisible realms. So, for example, they will dowse about angels and archangels or perhaps something to do with their own spiritual goals.

The point is that the term is so vague as to not mean anything very much. Sure, each person who uses it means something by it, but not everyone has the same definition.

One of the reasons for this term still to be used today is undoubtedly because, for some people, it sounds like something which, if you do it, makes you sound a better person than someone who doesn’t do it. In other words, there is a snobbery of sorts about it. ‘Oh, I’m a spiritual dowser. I’m involved in non-earthly things.’ You get the picture.

Of course, some people will have made a detailed study about whatever it is they have chosen to define as spiritual dowsing and I commend them for their dedication to it.

I can’t really say that it’s something I am interested in mainly because I choose not to make a specific definition about one area of dowsing. To me, dowsing is dowsing no matter what. I might be dowsing one day about the health and diet of one of our cats and the next day dowse about something invisible and intangible, like what is affecting our home to cause a specific physical response.

In other words, dowsing is just dowsing; which is making questions and getting answers. To chunk it up into different areas is not that useful as the same skill set is required no matter what.

What's your take on spiritual dowsing? What does it mean for you? Let us know in the comments section below

Pendulum Movements Meanings

Pendulum movements meanings

Sounds like a mouthful, doesn't it? But this is a subject which crops up a lot particularly amongst new dowsers. They are using a pendulum and have got used to it doing one thing for a yes answer and a different thing for a no answer. Then, out of nowhere, the pendulum’s movement is new and different.

At that point, because they are new, they usually ask what does that change of movement in the pendulum mean? After all, a pendulum’s movements have to have some meaning, don’t they?

The point is, that question can’t be answered. That’s not to say that there is not an answer. There is. But the answer will be unique to that person. A pendulum’s movements meanings are different for different people. Your ‘yes’ and ‘no’ responses might be different to the next person’s responses. So, what is your ‘yes’ might be their ‘strange new movement’.

Despite not being able to answer one person’s question about what is happening when the pendulum moves differently, there are a range of possible reasons for it happening.

Now, note that I said this is a question which is mostly asked by dowsing newbies. That’s because everyone, after a while, finds a change of movement if they are using a pendulum. It’s the first time which catches people out. Also, newbies are not yet confident enough in dowsing to use it to find out what is going on. After all, they’ve only had maybe one or two short lessons and that’s it. The rest of the time, they’re on their own.

 

So, in no particular order, what follows are the list of usual reasons for strange or new pendulum movements.

  1. Your ‘yes’ and ‘no’ have changed. This can and does happen. Sometimes overnight.
  2. The question you asked is either a) poorly phrased, b) impossible to answer (for whatever reason), and c) one you do not have the skill / knowledge / permission to ask, or understand the answer (check which applies in your case)
  3. It’s a stupid or pointless question (i.e., a category which is not included in B above).
  4. You are not ready to have the answer. This applies more to those dowsers who have the belief that they have to be ‘connected’ to something in some way before they can dowse, or have to be protected by something or someone first.
  5. It indicates that someone or something is trying to make contact with you. Again, this only happens to those dowsers mentioned in 4 above.
  6. You simply lost focus when dowsing!

This list covers the usual reasons for strange pendulum movements. It’s up to you to find out what it means in your case.

But remember! Dowsing is all about asking questions. So, if something strange happens to your pendulum, then start asking about it and find out for yourself.

Has something like this happened to you when dowsing? Did you find out why? Let us know in the comments section below.

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.

The History Of Dowsing

The History Of Dowsing

When people talk about the history of dowsing, they usually want to explore how far back it can be traced. This has led to interpreting Bible verses and even prehistoric rock art. None of this is provable. But that does not deter people from proclaiming what they feel is their ‘truth’.

I take a different view on the history of dowsing. I don’t believe that it needs to have a history, or even that any history can be produced for it. The reason for this stance is based on the idea, which virtually ever dowser agrees with, that dowsing is a natural human ability.

Given that idea, then it becomes an impossibility to point to a time when dowsing was not used in one form or another throughout human history, whether it was written or not. At some point, some early human found that he or she could ‘know’ where water was, or whether a particular plant was healthy to eat or not. Or they ‘knew’ which way to go in a strange country, or where to dig for metal ore.

In this sense, dowsing is very much like breathing; everyone can do it, it’s not unusual, so why mention it as something special?

In that sense, dowsing needs no historians. It is a continual presence in humanity. However, that doesn’t stop people trying to prove it has a long and wonderful history.

However, there are two other better reasons for looking at the history of dowsing. The first is to see how it has been perceived over time and the second is to see how it has changed in that time.

The first is easier to answer. Dowsing, because it lacks a clear explanation and has no single accepted theory about how it works, has usually been viewed with skepticism. Such skepticism has either been outrightly hostile: the Catholic Church, for example, or it has been ignored and dismissed as the work of charlatans whose only interest is to hoodwink the public. Dowsing has been identified as the work of the devil, even though some of the best dowsers as well as the best objective investigators have been members of the church. In the vast majority of cases, dowsers have been viewed with suspicion and any successes they have had have been put down to luck or chance.

The second way of looking at the history of dowsing is to examine how it has been used over time. The earliest competent references speak of using it for ore location. Later, it was used more extensively (i.e., it was noted down) for water dowsing. Although there were some references to what was, at first, referred to as moral dowsing (dowsing about other people and what they had or had not done), the nineteenth century saw an explosion in varieties of applications. Health dowsing became very popular and so did a whole slew of other applications, so that, by now, dowsing is being used in a vast range of activities which would never have occurred to its earliest recorded practitioners.

To gain a better overview of this subject, refer to The Dowsing Encyclopedia which is able to give a far better treatment to this and many other dowsing subjects.

What do you think about this version of the history of dowsing? Add your comments in the section below.

Dowsing Y Rods

Dowsing with Y Rods

Y Rods are a very old type of dowsing tool. One of the earliest pictures of someone dowsing shows them using this type y shaped dowsing rod.

It takes its name, obviously, from the shape. When such tools were more popular than they are today, they would be cut fresh from a tree or bush on site. After a few days, the wood would dry out and the rod would crack or split, so having a fresh rod was essential.

This type of rod was used mostly in water dowsing, or water witching as it’s sometimes known, although that first picture was showing its use for dowsing for metal ores.

Various dowsers have proclaimed that certain types of wood work better than others. Some dowsers have even said that the rod should be cut at certain times of the month. The truth is that, if you look at what successful dowsers have used, there is a huge variety of woods mentioned and the time of the month, the phase of the moon or time of day are disregarded. All those dowsers were looking for was a tool they could cut and use straight away while it was still supple.

The length of the rod is very much down to personal preference. Some people use a shorter length than others. Some use a very long length indeed.

Modern dowsers tend not to use fresh cut rods so much. Instead there are plenty of rods made out of a variety of materials which do not decay, dry out or snap easily. These tend to be of metal or plastic usually.

No matter what material the rod is made of, how it is used remains basically the same. The most usual method of holding the y rod is to have the hands palm up. I have seen it being held palms down, but, to me at least, it’s a more difficult method. The y rod works because of the amount of tension it is being held under. If you simply held it out in front of you by the ends, it probably wouldn’t do a thing for you. But, held under tension, the rod can move up or down very easily. In fact, if you’re not careful, you can get a nasty smack in the mouth from a longer rod while you are learning!

As with any type of dowsing, you have to have a specific and precise question in mind when using the rod. Being held in such a way as to apply pressure to the limbs of the rod, the point end of it will either flick up or down to indicate the answer to the question. For some people, a ‘yes’ response is an upward flick, for others, that’s what they get for a ‘no’ response. You have to find out what it is for you.

A y rod, no matter whether it is a forked stick or a modern metal version, is good for indicating location, as in water dowsing, or direction; turning slowly until you get a response.

Happy Dowsing!

Do you dowse regularly with y rods? What are they made of? Any tips you can add to this? 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?