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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.

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.

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 With A Pendulum

How To Dowse With A Pendulum

Many people, me for example, start out dowsing with a pendulum. They bought it because it looked nice and then they started to dowse with it. And that’s where the problems begin. There are all sorts of questions about dowsing pendulums for the beginner. Things like how do you use it? Are there pendulum dowsing instructions? How do you hold it?

We’ll try to answer those questions in this video.

First, it doesn’t matter what sort of pendulum you use, as long as you are happy with it.

Second, no matter how long or attractive the chain, or string or whatever is attached to the pendulum, you should not hold it so that there is a long distance between the pendulum and you. People do do that, and, yes, it works, but it is really slow and tries your patience and your arm strength if you are doing a lot of dowsing.

I really urge you to have a short length. It allows the pendulum to respond much more quickly. Trust me, you’ll like it and you’ll thank me for telling you. And what do I mean by short? Somewhere between two to four inches, depending on the pendulum. Yes. That short!

The movements of the pendulum are the things which give you the answers. But, and it’s a big but, the pendulum is NOT actually giving the answers. You are giving the answers. The tiny movements of your arm and hand are what make the pendulum move. Don’t ever fall into the trap of believing the tool is what is telling you yes or no. It’s you. Always you.

Your next question is, I know, what are the movements of the pendulum? You already know, I hope, that dowsing is a simple, natural, human skill where questions are formed to provide yes or no answers. But, how can a pendulum’s movement tell you the difference between the two? Simple. By moving in different directions.

You may find that some dowsers urge you to have a certain movement be your yes and another one to be your no. It’s easier to find your own motion. Begin to dowse by having the pendulum already moving. The general preference is having it move in a circle, either clockwise or anti-clockwise. It’s your choice. Then you ask yourself a simple question which can be answered only with a yes. Something like, ‘For breakfast this morning I ate a banana.’ Then allow yourself to not want a specific answer, just be interested in what it might be. Yes, you know what the answer is, but practice this bit, because it’s extremely important. Then keep an eye on your moving pendulum. Did it change direction, move to and fro or from side to side? Did it do nothing except keep moving?

Now begin again, get the pendulum moving as before and ask a question which can only be answered with a no. Something like, ‘Is it raining outside this place where I am right now?’ Again, be interested but not focused on the answer and watch the pendulum. Did it move in a different way? Remember, at first the movements might be slight.

You can try another few simple yes and no questions and confirm what happens for each.

Some usual responses are clockwise or to and fro for yes and anti clockwise or side to side for no. Yours may be different and that’s OK.

Now, you have to practice until the movements become second nature.

Happy Dowsing!

Body Dowsing

Body Dowsing

Body dowsing is perhaps the most natural dowsing technique as it requires no tools. Considering that dowsing is a natural human ability, then it makes sense that using the human body itself is the best way of experiencing dowsing.
In body dowsing, the dowser uses his or her body to provide the answer. Instead of the movement of a pendulum or the motion of an l-rod or other tool, the dowser learns which particular body movement is giving the answer.
It should be obvious that this is not a new technique or a new twist on dowsing. In fact, there are many documents recording how various dowsers have used their body to help them gain answers. Most notably, several water dowsers, incredibly successful ones at that, would have specific body responses. For example, one dowser would walk with his hands held out in front of him and wait for a tremor to show him the place to drill a well. Another, when younger, had the more extreme reaction of fainting over water sources, until he was able to control the reaction better. Certainly it was body dowsing, but there are other ways of doing this.
As I said, this is a technique where the physical response is all-important. But, before you begin to think that this is going to be too hard for you to do, you need to realize something.
What you need to realize is that you already are doing this yourself now, without any help. I’m not making this up. Think of the times when you’ve had a feeling that you don’t want to go into some place, or you enter a room and you just know there’s been an argument in there just before. Or, you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach about what to do in a certain situation. That gut feeling.
All of those things are your body giving you messages about something. Something good or bad or to be wary of or to look forward to. That’s what body dowsing is.
Now, the only difference between what happens to you and what happens when dowsers get a body response is that the dowser has asked a specific question which has a yes or a no answer, plus he or she knows which body response to look out for. For some people, it’s a twitch in the hand, for others it’s a feeling at the back of the neck. It could be a tightening of the shoulders, a blink of an eyelid or a weak feeling on one side or the other. The point is, the dowser, by experimenting, has discovered what works best and is the most reliable method.
It doesn’t require you to train your body to give you the answer. Your body has always been doing that for you. All it requires is learning how to ask good questions and then being quiet inside to let the answer come to you.
That’s body dowsing.
Happy Dowsing!

Do you use body dowsing? If so, how do you get the answers? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.

Dowsing – An Introduction

Dowsing

This is something which can cause a lot of arguments. People want explanations about how dowsing works, they want a theory about it so they feel they can understand it. Of course, there are those who will always think and believe that dowsing is a fraudulent activity, carried out by scoundrels on unsuspecting members of the public.

I am not interested in trying to persuade those people about dowsing. You will either choose to believe that it is real and genuine or not.

For those who do so choose to believe that there is something of interest, something worth exploring in dowsing, many of them will want to have a believable explanation as to why it works.

It has to be said that there are plenty of theories behind dowsing, theories about how dowsing works. However, you should also be aware that no one single theory has been found to satisfactorily explain what goes on when dowsing takes place.

Dowsing has been around for many thousands of years. It’s earliest recorded use was for locating minerals. Only later was it used extensively for locating water, which is now the most widely known application of this skill.

In all that time, there have been many, many theories put forward to explain how dowsing works. Electricity or magnetism, or some aspect of quantum physics or a connection with something more spiritual, have all been offered as theories. Is any one of them correct or are all of them wrong?

Nobody knows for certain. Those who have been interested in examining dowsing have usually put forward a theory which, they feel, would explain just that one aspect of dowsing. The trouble is that there are so many different applications of dowsing that what would be acceptable as a theory in one application won’t work for another. For example, dowsing for water by actually being on site requires an explanation. But that explanation would, in all likelihood, not fit dowsing for water by being miles and miles away from the location and using a pendulum over a map of the area. Nor would it satisfactorily explain something like health dowsing.

Perhaps it will end up with there being one major theory behind dowsing and several subsets of that theory to explain the different applications.

If there is to be a workable theory, then it might be that it involves a clearer understanding of what we all know and accept in our everyday lives. I’m referring to intuition. We have all experienced it and know what it is and that, more often than not, it works. But none of us really know how it works.

That is similar to the situation dowsers find themselves in. They know that it works well for the majority of the time. They know it works in various areas of life, but none of them really knows how it works. But the point is, it does.

What is your theory about how dowsing works? Do you think we even need one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below