What is Dowsing

What is Dowsing…and how does it work?
Dowsing is one of the easiest  ways to access a repository  of unlimited knowledge,
referred to by  Carl Jung as  the “collective  unconscious”  or the “superconscious
mind”.  Based on  the books  I’ve  studied and the workshops I’ve taken with master
dowser,  Walt Woods, I get the  idea  that  you  are gaining  access  to this  library  of
unlimited   knowledge  through  your  Higher  Self.  

Many people think that dowsing is only  used for the purpose  of finding  water or minerals, but dowsing can be used to obtain ANSWERS and information about   anything,  providing   you  frame  the  question correctly.

When you dowse, you are engaged in a dialog with your Higher Self and other spirit guides  who  are trying  to assist you in obtaining the information you seek. You are asking  a question  in your  mind that is most often framed with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. When  you   learn more  advanced  dowsing  skills, you can ask  for  answers that go beyond this framework, but most dowsing questions are answered using the ‘yes’ or ‘no’  format.  We use  very   simple  indicator  tools  in dowsing to help us accurately recognize the information we are trying to obtain.
The three most common dowsing tools are  1) the pendulum,  2) the “L” rod, and 3) the  “Y” rod. There are other types of dowsing tools beyond these three, but these three are the ones most often used.
1) The   pendulum is  nothing  more  than  some sort of weighted object hung from a
thread,  a string, piece of fishing line, or a light chain. You can tie a paper clip to a
short  length of sewing  thread and Voila, you have a pendulum. You could also tie a
threaded nut to a length of light  monofilament  fishing  line and you have yourself a
dowsing pendulum. Most dowsers like to use something for a pendulum that’s more
fancy  looking  like a  turned  brass bob or a crystal  pendant, but  it’s not necessary.
There is nothing magical about the pendulum itself. It’s merely an indicator tool, and
nothing more. I will add, however, that certain pendulums (made of certain materials)
can be more responsive than an ordinary pendulum (and therefore are preferred for
that reason),  but all pendulums  will  respond  to your questions, regardless of what
they are made of.
2) The “L” rod  is usually a  length of  stiff wire  shaped like the letter “L”. Usually, we
place tubing on the short leg of the “L” so it will rotate freely when we hold the L rod
in  our lightly  clenched hands.  The long leg of the “L” is held in a horizontal position
out front of us and it  will swing to the left or right in response to the answers we are
3) The “Y” rod is a forked willow branch or in the more modern appliance,  two plastic
rods held together at the tip.  When the old-timers were seen dowsing, it was most usually with a ‘Y-rod’.