are some basic rules which are a guide to beginners but
still apply at all stages of the dowser’s career.
Virtually all Dowsing is Seeking: Looking for
Something. This must be appreciated and the mind focused
in this direction at all times.
Develop the Dowsing Sensitivity: Before a
dowser is any good, it is necessary to develop a dowsing
sensitivity. H/she must learn to cut out the brain
and the five senses and allow the mind to reach out for
the answer. You must practice a lot in your early
days and in elementary dowsing work.
Practice and Test:
To develop 3 above, it is practice and more
practice. For instance practice on know things.
Dowse someone's well and check your results against
those that are known – that is how far down is the
water and how deep is it?
The Questions Asked Must be Clear: Correct and
Appropriate to the Job in Hand. Think
carefully and make a list of questions before you start.
There Must be a Need to Know: It must be done
for a specific task. Dowsing for a client,
demonstrating the practice of dowsing – but never to
show off with ‘What a good and clever boy or girl I
Have Confidence That Dowsing Works for You:
This is essential, develop it, hang on to it, you will
have failures but so what? - So many people say “Oh
yes it works for me, but I don’t think I’ll be any
good” The answer to that is “Oh ye of little
faith” - get practising.
It is Essential to Know the Background of the Field in
Which You Are Working: If
you want to do archaeological dowsing, get books from
the library and learn the basic principles, this applies
to anything, Psychic dowsing, any dowsing work.
Be Bold in Application: Be
prepared to take on anything even those which you
haven’t tried before.
Time: If there is a question of time, this
must be taken into account. E.g., I want the height of
the roof above floor level in the year 1250.
Everything must relate to 1250 and it must be kept
firmly in mind.
Identification: If there are many objects
similar to that which is being sought there must be some
form of identification. Examples are lost children
or animals. You are looking for a child, there are
millions of children – you should keep in mind – I
am looking for a European boy with ginger hair about ten
years old etc.
Preconceived Ideas – Wishful Thinking: These
are the biggest menaces in dowsing and the reason for
most failures especially amongst the novice dowsers.
Failure come about when you allow the brain and/or the
five senses to intrude.
a step by step approach to dowsing for the first time:
1. First ground yourself. The simplest way is to imagine
tree roots growing down from the soles of each foot
rooting you firmly into the Earth.
Next connect to your Higher Self through your crown
chakra: visualise a bright white star above your
head and draw a strand of it down through your crown.
Now centre your energies: take your focus to your heart
centre, until you feel this is where you are working
from, rather from 'mission control' in the head.
You can dowse without this preparation- but you are
likely to be wildly inaccurate!
4. Holding your pendulum in one hand by the chain. let
it swing gently in a neutral fashion. Keep your hand
& arm relaxed- tensing up will prevent the pendulum
Ask a question in your mind for which you know the
answer is a 'yes'. I might ask 'Is my name Meeta?' for
example. Watch how the pendulum responds. The swing will
You will most likely feel very excited at this point- it
looks so weird! Just remember that you really are moving
the pendulum- it isn't being moved by a supernatural
force- simply by small unconscious muscle movements in
your arm. The pendulum is a way of you accessing the
wisdom of your Higher Self through these small muscle
6. Now ask a question for which you know the answer is
false 'Am I called Seema?' and again observe the swing.
It will probably change.
Continue to ask questions for which you know the answers
until you have established how the pendulum will swing
to indicate a 'yes' response and how it will swing to
indicate a 'no'.
Once you have established your 'yes' and 'no' swings you
can start to ask other questions.
Whilst you are learning dowsing it is best not to ask
any 'heavy weight' questions. Dowsing is not infallible,
but in skilled hands it can be remarkably accurate. Even
so I personally wouldn't make any really big decisions
based on dowsing alone & would note my intuitive
feelings and look for any other guidance to corroborate
You can use your new skill for all sorts of things. For
example you can check whether a foodstuff is healthy for
you, if wearing a particular colour would be good for
you today, whether a particular crystal, flower essence
or homeopathic remedy would help you- the list is pretty
PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS BEFORE DOWSING
What's my purpose for dowsing this?
Before you begin dowsing for the answers, write down
precisely what you're dowsing for.
What do I already know about this topic?
After thinking about this for a few moments, jot down a
few notes on the topic.
What do I want to know?
What's the big picture here? What is the missing piece
of information I should be looking for?
What's the first question?
May l? Can l? Should l?
What questions are important here?
Decide what information is important enough to write
down in question form. What's important will depend on
your purpose. (Such as "Will I be happy with the
outcome?" "Will the customer be happy with the
What are the "right" questions?
Each topic poses a unique set of questions. Formulate
How can I summarize this information?
Once you've answered all the questions, are the answers
self consistent? Explore both the questions and answers
to see if any new groupings or links are created.
Does information fit in with previous data?
As you look over previous answers, try to see how the
new information fits in with what you already know-not
just about that topic but about others as well.
How can I use this information?
Take notes on the important information you have gained
from dowsing the questions.
What is the next step?
After looking over the dowsing questions and answers, do
they supply the information to reach the goal or
invites you to the Wonderful World of Dowsing
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