Firstly, if you want to do anything useful with dowsing, you’re going to need either rods, or a pendulum. I suggest you start out with rods, since they’re easier to use, initially. Get a metal coat hanger, and saw it in half. (I had to use a hammer once, when I couldn’t find a hacksaw). Measure two parts of it, which are straight, and connected to each other. (see image). One of the parts should be around 10cm. The other, 25cm. The exact measurements do not matter, and it doesn’t have to be accurate. Saw off the surplus bits, and bend the rod, so that there is a 90 degree angle in it.
Now make another one. They should be reasonably straight (except for the bend), and equal in size.
Exercise 1 : Rod Control
Hold the rods in your hands, with your arms by your side, bent at the elbow, so the rods are held out in front of you, at around waist level. When you get a positive result you will want the rods to move together, or cross. Try doing this now, deliberately. Turning your hands very slightly, in the appropriate direction should do it.
Practice crossing and uncrossing them, deliberately, with small wrist movements. After a while you should be able to cross them, without visibly turning your hands. This is what you should aim for. You should be able to ‘make them cross’ by thinking about it. Keep trying until you can. I check the operation of my rods by holding them in front of me and taking a deep breath. If they are working properly they cross each other.
I think it is important to reiterate that there is nothing special about the rods. They are not ‘magic’ as many people would have you believe. If someone says “You’re cheating; you moved them” then rest assured that they’re not going to move on their own, unless it’s windy, and you do know what you are doing. They merely amplify your arm and wrist movements so that you can see them visibly.
Exercise 2 : Finding anything
Once you have mastered exercise one, which shouldn’t take all that long, if you do it properly, try this. Take your rods, and simply wander around the house. Hold them loosely, so that they can swing, if ‘they’ want to. Clear your mind, and tell yourself that you want a positive reaction, if you walk over anything buried. Don’t be too specific. Don’t immediately go for water pipes. You can try that later. Just anything buried. See what happens.
Exercise 3 : Specific Substances
Now for the cliches. Hopefully, you will have had some response from the previous exercise. If not, keep trying, and remain open-minded about any perceived information. Try not to judge it as it comes in.
Okay. Let’s look for some water pipes. It will be best to do this in a house, preferably, a friend’s house, so that you do not know where the pipes are, but he/she does. This way, you will not judge any incoming information, and base it on prior knowledge.
You know what a pipe looks like, so imagine one. Imagine the sounds of dripping water, if it helps. Say to yourself, either aloud, or in your mind, “I want the rods to cross, when I walk over some water”, or something similar. Repeat this a few times, so that you are pretty sure of exactly what you are after. Many people are surprised at how this works first time (I know I was!).
Now, walk around slowly (preferably with your eyes open, so you can see where you’re going). Keep the image of the pipe in your mind. If you see the rods cross, step back a bit, and let them uncross. Try it again. See if it was just a draught, or whether it was a pipe. Ask your friend, or consult a map, or something. Carry on.
If you’re wrong, don’t worry. Nothing is ever 100% accurate anyway, so why should dowsing be? See how many you can find.
a good example of how dowsing can be used to find hidden items
This excerpt, written by Jim Francis, was taken from Concepts from The Edge -
which is part of the best of 10 years research into advanced mind power which can all be found all in one place – The Super Mind Evolution System