Dowsing is a way to find answers normally not available to our senses. You
can use dowsing tools, like pendulums or divining rods, you can also use
your body's reaction.
The most popular dowsing tool is a pendulum.
What makes dowsing pendulum move? When we ask a question (that can be
answered as "yes" or "no") we want to find the answer to - we contact our
mind and the answer is in a form of involuntary muscle movement, that
causes the pendulum to move in a certain way.
We need to program our pendulum's movement to be able to recognize "yes"
and "no" answer.
Programming Pendulum's Response
We can approach this in two ways: one - just ask to be shown a pendulum
response for "yes" and "no". This is preferred method as each of us is
Just ask: "what is my pendulum movement for "yes" answer" and the pendulum
will start moving certain way. It could be clockwise or counterclockwise
rotation, back and forth or sideways. Do the same for a "no" answer. Try
to remember it and stick to it.
The other method is to "force" certain movement - e.g. back and forth for
"yes" and sideways movement for a "no" answer.
Asking Dowsing Questions
Your question needs to be in a form that your subconscious mind will
understand and interpret correctly.
The subconscious mind is like a child and you need to be fairly precise in
formulating your questions so there is no double meaning or room for wrong
For example you don't ask: "Is this vitamin good?" as it's much too
general. You can ask: "Will this vitamin benefit my body now?". The "now"
is a very important part as
your body's need do change.
You can test many different vitamins and supplements that way to find out
which are the most appropriate for you at the time of asking.
Next - you will be able to get more complex dowsing answers.
Using Dowsing Charts
Say you found out you need a particular supplement, now you need to know
how much you need at a time and how often, also how long should you take
The best way of checking that is by using a dowsing chart. Dowsing chart
could be a half circle or even a line with numbers or different
The most common chart is a percentage chart, from zero to a 100.
To use a dowsing chart like the one above - simply ask a question and
place the pendulum over the center of the chart. It will start swinging
around the half-circle till it stops pointing to a number. That number is
the answer to your question.
When dowsing events that will take place in the
future - it is the best to use probability rather than a particular
outcome as there are many variables that may change it.
Dowsing pendulums come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are made from
a variety of materials - metal, wood, crystal, etc.
What makes one material better than the other?
That really depends on who you ask! Some claim that crystal dowsing
pendulums have "higher vibration" and thus are better for spiritual
dowsing, other say that only living materials like wood can be used,
others yet say that the minute lead content in brass will make brass
Well, I've been dowsing for over 30 years and I've used dowsing pendulums
made out of clay, glass, steel, brass, wood, gold, silver, crystals, heck,
I even used car keys and a carrot held by the greens when I needed to
dowse something and didn't have a pendulum on me!
It is not the material of which the pendulum is made that makes dowsing
possible, it's the dowser him- or herself! It's a faculty of the
subconscious mind that allows us to access this normally not available
That's why deviceless dowsing (dowsing without any tools) is possible,
although most dowsers still need some form of dowsing tool as an "anchor"
or confirmation device and dowsing pendulum is a tool of choice.
Pendulum Dowsing - the introduction
The first thing we - need to know
how to hold dowsing
pendulum. The "classic" way to hold your pendulum's string or chain is
to use the thumb, the index and the middle fingers of your dominant hand
held together with your wrist arched. Of course you will find your own,
most comfortable way of holding it after a while, but it's good to start
with a known position.
Now - another controversial thing is the length of
the string or the chain. To me the most comfortable length is about 1-3
inches from the top of the dowsing pendulum. Any shorter and you may
sacrify the accuracy, any longer and you may wait a long time for the
movement. Of course it's your own preference. There is a theory about the
resonant length of the string, but personally I haven't found it to be of
much use - try swinging a pendulum on a 21" string! It would take an hour
to get a reading! For me that would be a sure way not to bother with