What is Dowsing?

Dowsing is a way of finding things using a person's sense of touch. It is a type of scrying but is normally classified separately. It has been used for thousands of years. Its most important purpose was to find underground water. But a dowser can find lost objects, archaeological finds, oil, gold or hidden magical energy. A person who can dowse is called a dowser. A dowser normally uses a tool to help them find what they are looking for. There is more than one type of tool: there are L rods, pendulums, The V rod, and a bobber which is sometimes referred to as a wand. These tools all work slightly differently.

These tools are there to help the dower pick up on their subconscious minds power. The L rods are quite simply a pair of rods in the shape of an L. They are held loosely in both hands, close enough so they can both cross is they moved together. You start with an L rod in both hands. You then walk with the rods help freely: so they can move. At some point the rods should cross and this means you have found one co-ordinate of what you are looking for. There will be a line, 90 degrees from where you were headed when the rods crossed: note these may be more than one point and so more than one point they cross. You would then proceed walking a 90 degree angle from where you started: again the rods should cross and where the crossed points intersect is where you predict the item you are looking for is. The V rod simply bends to tell you where what you are trying to find is.

The pendulum works by going round in a circle or up and down to answer questions: depending upon what is yes, or no for you: you will have to find this out by thinking of yes or no while swinging the pendulum for the first time. Also a pendulum can be used for map dowsing: finding objects or people using a map. Map dowsing can also be used to find oil and all the things the aforementioned styles of dowsing can. Also there is the bobber or wand. The bobber can be used to answer yes of no or to find things: the bobber is good at finding the edge of things, like the edge of underground oil and so give a more accurate prediction.

However some dowsers no longer need tools and can pick up on where things are without them: having gained such a high level of skill. The easiest tool to make to start dowsing with is a pendulum: simply tie some string to a large key. You will find that holding the string five inches of slightly more from the key: will get the strongest reaction from the pendulum. Some dowsers specialise in finding certain things.

Some specialise in finding archaeological items, some in finding oil, some in finding water. Some specialise in finding magical energy centres so people can build their houses on them, or for some other reason. Whatever you may want to find there will be a dowser who specialises in finding it. Dowsing rods have also been used to find bombs: by bomb disposal squads in some countries. However not everyone thinks dowsing works and there are many sceptics. Some people say that dowsing will work if a sceptic is around. So dowsing is a method of finding things using various tools or very rarely no tools at all. Dowsing has professional associations and set courses for their members. They are hired to find many different things from ancient treasure to water, and they still are. The thing is that sometimes there aren't many other alternatives and dowsing may be the only or cheapest option and whatever anyone thinks there will always be a place for dowsing.

Written by: S Rob, an Occult Consultant, UK

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