is Dowsing ?
All things whether living or inert give
off energetic radiation. Our own senses can feel and measure these
energies. The pendulum becomes our communication device between
conscious and subconsious.
A pendulum receives information from the
vibrations and energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts
and things, and has been used for centuries.
For instance, dowsing has been found on
cave drawings estimated to be over 8000 years old. The practice
of dowsing, either by pendulum or rod was used in the time of
Queen Cleopatra, who's own advisors used it extensively.
Books on dowsing have been published dating
from the 16th Century. More recently dowsing has been used by
the United States Military originally to locate water supplies
but this then extended to locating underground mines,sea mines
and tunnels in Vietnam and unexploded shells following World War
1. French physicians used it in making a diagnosis, a science
called radiethesia. Dowsers are today employed by prominent oil
and pharmaceutical companies.
We are all born with the ability to dowse
and children especially make the best dowsers. Unfortunately through
lack of knowledge, interest or confidence we do not utilise this
ability which could be so useful to us in our everyday lives.
To be a sucessful dowser you need only
two requirements; your own pendulum or rod and lots of practice.
A pendulum is anything that can be suspended
from a chain or piece of thread. Some people use specially crafted
crystals. However even a paper clip suspended from a piece of
cotton would be adequate for dowsing. The length of chain or thread
usually needs to be at least 3 to 4 inches long. I use a faceted
clear crystal or a clay pendulum made be my husband, both attached
to pieces of thread.
There are two other types of instruments
used for dowsing. Rods and bobbers. Rods come in two types "L"
and "Y" shape.
L shape rods are usually made from wire
and are 12 to 16 inches long. Y shaped rods are made from plastic,
metal or wood and are 12 to 24 inches long.
Bobbers are made from flexible wire or
branches and are 1 to 3 feet in length. They are sometimes made
from coiled wire with a weight on the end. For more information
on how to use rods and bobbers visit our links page.
After obtaining a pendulum, whether by
buying, or making one yourself, you need to train it. Some people
feel it is important not to let anyone else handle the pendulum,
as this may interrupt your own energy. Hold the string or chain
between your thumb and forefinger, allowing the pendulum to dangle
between 3 and 9 inches below. In your normal tone of voice, or
silently and mentally, instruct your pendulum which direction
will indicate a "yes" response; whether clockwise, counter-clockwise,
or a vertical or horizontal movement. After this, instruct the
pendulum to move in an opposite manner, saying this will be the
The purpose of the programming is to obtain
accurate responses. You are suggesting establishing an agreement
on what is meant by different pendulum movements. Some people
programme their pendulum by drawing a circle on a piece of paper
and by holding their pendulum over the circle they instrust it
in this way. You then need to practice this lesson daily until
you are confident in different movements and their meaning.
I have trained my pendulum to swing clockwise
for "yes" and anticlockwise for "no". I use
the swing "away and towards me", for unsure, cannot
answer, or do not understand the question. I programmed it by
drawing and using a circle on a piece of paper.
Now you are ready to start using your
pendulum. When seeking information from dowsing talk to the pendulum
as if it were a trusted friend. This will help to keep you uninvolved
in the outcome of the answer. This leaves your mind free to concentrate
on the action of the pendulum.