EXCELLENT DOWSING RESOURCES
New to dowsing or looking to advance your skills? We highly recommend the booklets below.
The author of these easy-to-use booklets is Walt Woods who was past
President of the American Society of Dowsers. Walt passed away on August 12, 2011.
On his site, http://www.lettertorobin.org, he offers the following free eBooks for dowsers
from beginners to advanced. These booklets can also be ordered as hard copies on his site.
Letter to Robin, A Mini-Course in Pendulum Dowsing
is designed as a learning tool for beginners. It can also be used for a class or for discussion by experienced
dowsers.This 29 page booklet is offered as a free download in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German
in either html or pdf format.
Companion to Letter to Robin
is a 31 page booklet full of many useful tips and suggestions.
is a 10 page booklet covering many of the internal and external influences affecting people.
This document also includes a simplified "Personal Dowsing" chart with instructions.
Dowsing: Programming for Personal Dowsing
refines and expands the concepts found in the other booklets for those desiring to enhance their dowsing experiences.
WHAT IS DOWSING?
Historically, dowsing is a method to locate underground water sources. Throughout history,
dowsing techniques with pendulums, Y-rods, L-rods and bobbers have been used to find metal,
ores, gemstones, oil and lost articles. Dowers also successfully locate ley lines (earth energies)
and noxious energy zones. Ditoh and I use dowsing every day from balancing our energy fields
to designing this website, in the garden and helping ourselves and others with health tips such
as herbal dosages.
Dowsing also encompasses the use of intuition and psychic abilities to locate items or find
solutions to problems. Dowsing is often called water witching, divining, doodlebugging and
water dowsing. Kinesiology is also a form of dowsing.
Below you will find information on Walt Woods' excellent booklets and four excerpts from
Theresa's book "Mayan Messages: Daily Guide to Self-Empowerment" that relate to dowsing.
Check out our Nature Spirits page to discover how to communicate
with "Beings from the Other Side."
or “no” format. Keep the question simple; there is actually an art
form to asking questions in a concise manner.
However, for our purpose today, we ask you to practice with
questions such as, “Is my name____? Do I have a dog? Am I a
female?” Practice with easy questions you know the answers to.
Avoid esoteric questions or those that are not your business.
First, stand erect in a balanced position. If your answer is a “yes,”
your body will slightly move forward. In reverse, if the answer is “no,”
your body will gently sway backwards. This technique is very subtle
and works best when you are completely balanced, loose and
hydrated. We suggest you practice any technique you choose quite
often before relying on the results.
This is also a great way to shop for food and vitamins. Simply hold
the object in your hand and ask if it is in your best interest to take this
product. There are many ways you can use this simple technique.
However, for today’s purpose, we are suggesting this technique as
one of many possible ways to discern the level of trust you can hold
in another person.
The goal is to find out where the other person is coming from. Are
they coming from a place of light and sincerely have your best
interests at heart? Or, is this person trying to manipulate you into
doing something that ultimately is not in your best interest?
Sometimes it is very difficult to distinguish between the two.
When you make a connection with your Higher Self and the Higher
Self of the other person involved, there can be no lies. The truth must
be told. Once you fully develop a clear connection with your Higher
Self and others, a whole new world literally opens up to you.
When you meet others, you can connect with both of your Higher
Selves and ask clear and concise questions related to the meeting.
Let us say you meet someone who offers you a deal you can’t
refuse. How do you know if it is in your best interest? Simply make
the heart connection we shared with you on Day 36. You can either
do this out loud or very clearly in your imagination. State that you
wish to make a connection at this time.
With practice, you will know when you have made the connection
with your Higher Self and those of others. Sometimes you will feel
the energy through goose bumps, a sense of peace or a warming
of the body. Everyone is different. You can ask your Higher Self if
the person you are concerned about is speaking from the light.
Pay attention to which way your body sways. As your conversation
ensues with the other person, you can ask your Higher Self as well
as their Higher Self specific questions, remembering to ask them
in a yes or no format.
As an example, let us say that you encounter a man you have never
met before in a store. He seems nice, is clean-shaven and wearing
nice clothes. You don’t feel any particular emotions about this person.
You meet at the bulletin board where each of you is looking at
advertisements for upcoming local events. You notice he is posting
an event and ask him if he is the one hosting this event. He answers
in the affirmative as he shows you the poster.
The poster states he is a hypnotist and is having a gathering to
demonstrate his skills to others. In the past, you have seen hypnotists
on television and you ask him if he will be having people cluck like a
chicken. He assures you that hypnosis is safe and that he is reliable
and can be trusted. This is when you can use your skill to determine
if this fellow is of integrity.
Quietly connect with your Higher Self and the man’s Higher Self. He
need not know what you are doing. Ask your Higher Self if this fellow
is working with the light. Pay attention to which way your body sways.
In this case, let’s say the answer is affirmative, as you slightly sway
You can then ask a myriad of questions, depending on what you
wish to know. “Is this fellow trying to use mind-control over others?
Is he sincerely interested in helping others overcome health issues
and dependencies? Is he using his skill as a hypnotist to try to make
money, regardless of the outcome to his clients? Is it in my best
interest to attend this gathering?”
You might choose to get the fellow’s contact information and ask
these questions when you return home and there are fewer
distractions. We also want to let you know that you can get different
answers, depending on whether you are asking your Higher Self or
another’s Higher Self.
You may ask a question such as, “Is this person reliable when he
makes a diagnosis while his client is under hypnosis?” You may get
a “yes.” Then you may ask, “Can he tell me why my neck hurts so
much?" You may get another “yes.” Before you make an appointment
to have him help you with your physical ailments, delve further with
your Higher Self and intuition.
He may be able to diagnose a medical condition for you. However,
if it is in the best interest for you not to know about this condition or if
there are other factors involved, he may not be able to give an
accurate reading. Know there are a lot of complexities involved in
Do not look to others to save you and do not accept their advice
blindly. Know that you have within you the ability to find answers to
any question. It does take practice to learn to filter out the truth from
the garbage. It is easy to dupe yourself because of fears and old
We know this can sound frustrating and may you may be thinking,
“How in the world can I ever determine the Truth?” On some layers,
there is no such thing as truth, for so many things are relative to your
belief codes. How much of what you believed as a child do you still
hold dear to your heart as the absolute truth?
As you mature, you learn to discern. No decision you ever made
needs to be classified as right or wrong, they were simply decisions
you made based on the belief codes you were currently working from.
Each decision has the power to help you experience a unique set of
If the message feels right, then look into it further with your dowsing
and intuition. If the message feels wrong, then look into it further by
going within and seeing if you are reacting due to fear or out-dated
If you take time each day to follow the Messages we present to you,
soon you will be able to make decisions that are for your highest
good. We offer you many ways to go within and clear out the clutter,
so all your future choices will be made in your highest good. Once
you have eliminated many of your fears, you will begin to soar as the
eagle from above, with a greater sense of discernment because you
will be able to see the greater picture.
With practice and clear intent, it will become easier for you to make
choices that are for your highest good. You already have everything
you need within you to make clear choices, we are simply here to
help remind you of your innate powers. We wish you well and hope
you will take time today to go within and seek ways to better connect
with your Higher Self. We take leave now and send many blessings
Selamet! Caban 5
today we would share some ways you can begin to communicate
with these Beings. Know they are highly intelligent and can easily
read your energetic patterns, thus they know when you speak with
truth and integrity and know what level of love you currently possess.
Many are anxious to connect with you and delighted to be of
assistance in helping you maintain balance in your yard
Understand that a garden is manmade, it is not the same as
naturally occurring spaces such as forests and glens. Therefore,
there may be a learning curve on the part of the Nature Spirits,
as well as your own. As you work together, your friendship and trust
will grow. You have the right not to do as they suggest, but know
that if you choose harmful behaviors such as using herbicides and
pesticides, they will leave your space.
Nature Spirits can assist you in every phase of your gardening and
landscaping endeavors, including: where to plant, what to plant,
when to plant, when to fertilize, what fertilizers to use, ways to
amend the soil, how to keep a balance between plants, insects
and wildlife and when to harvest.
When you ask their advice, you need to be very specific. They do not
live in your world and may misunderstand your idioms or sense of
humor. Be precise when asking your questions. Learn to use
dowsing tools such as kinesiology, pendulums and rods as a
means of communication. We will introduce these tools one day
at a time.
Dowsing has been in use since man first walked the Earth.
Dowsing, in its basic sense, uses the neuromuscular sensations of
the body. There are various techniques; you would do well to
research and experiment until you find the technique that feels most
comfortable to you.
We will start with dowsing rods. These rods are made of metal,
copper being a good source because it is a good conductor.
These rods are generally shaped like an “L.” The shorter part of the
“L” is held loosely, one rod in each hand. Often a copper sheath
covers the part held in the hand, allowing the long end of the rod to
Rods are very useful when planning your garden or seeking
underground water sources. One benefit of rods is they can lead
you to sites that you request. You may ask, “Show me a place to
grow onions where they will have the best chance to thrive.” Then
follow the rods to the location. They will begin pointing in one
direction, simply follow them until the rods begin to cross each
other, making an “X.”
You may then ask the Nature Spirits a series of questions. You can
program your rods to show you a “yes” answer by crossing over
each other. A “no” answer can have the rods moving away from each
other. A strong “no” may find the rods moving quickly away from
each other as far as they can go. When the rods move slowly or
waver, it could mean “maybe,” or perhaps it’s a way to communicate
that the answer could be either “yes” or “no,” or perhaps it’s an
indicator to ask a more specific question.
Let us say that you are now at the onion planting site selected by
the Nature Spirits. You had planned on placing a greenhouse there.
Using the rod or a pendulum, you can begin to ask several questions.
Is there a better location for the greenhouse? Is there another place
where the onions will thrive? How many onions should I plant?
When should I plant the onions? Should I start them indoors or plant
directly in the ground? Is there a specific variety of onions that would
grow best in this area? Are there any amendments I should make to
the soil? Should I till the soil?
Keep in mind that Nature Spirits cannot read every thought that
passes through your mind. You will need to state your intentions out
loud or hold them very clearly in your mind. For instance, when you
are preparing to plant your onions, it would be well for you to let
them know how many onions you would like to harvest. You may tell
them, “ I would like to have enough onions to feed my family of four.
We generally use about five onions a week. I would also like to
grow fifty pounds that I can store over the winter. I would like to
share about thirty pounds with my friends.” With this information,
they can give you better advice on how many onions plants you will
need. Be mindful that they may try to communicate that you should
place the onions in various places throughout the land, so be sure
to ask if they suggest one or more planting areas.
Think in terms of questions you could expect to ask a landscaping
contractor or gardening expert. It is good to make a drawing of your
land, especially those areas you are willing to prepare for planting.
Using rods or a pendulum ask the Nature Spirits to help plot the
plants you would like to grow. The planning sessions are best done
on site but they can be done remotely, when you are away from home.
It may be helpful to have a list of flowers, herbs, vegetables, trees
and bushes on paper or in books. There will be times when you will
need to have specific plants to help balance the area, yet you may
not be familiar with the plants that are available. By asking a question
such as, “What is best to plant in this area?” If a specific plant does
not immediately come into your mind, then you can find the plant
they suggest by asking, “Is it in this book?” Then you can go through
the index, asking a questions such as, “Is the plant a bush, a tree or
a flower? Does the plant begin with the letters A-C?”
When you find the answer, perhaps you realize it is a plant that
makes you sneeze. Tell the Nature Spirits this and then ask what
the next best choice would be.Always word your questions in a
format that can be answered with either “yes” or “no.” With practice,
you will know when the dowsing tool is giving you a “maybe” answer
or making an indication to ask more questions or be more specific.
Always be sure you are hydrated before dowsing. Before using any
dowsing tool, it is best to begin with a series of questions, such as,
“May I use the dowsing tool at this time? Can I using the dowsing
tool at this time? Should I use the dowsing tool at this time?” If you
get a “no” response to any of these questions, it is wise to honor
the answer and dowse another time.
Never use the tools when you are upset. If you get a “no” answer to
using a tool, it is wise to set aside a few moments and center
yourself. If you are emotionally charged over something that is
happening in your life, it could skew the answers you receive from
the dowsing tool. This is especially true when the questions you
wish to ask are related to the issue that has you emotionally off
There are many resources available that demonstrate ways to hold
a pendulum. To keep this brief, we will give you some simple
pointers. Pendulums come in many shapes, sizes and materials.
Practice with a variety until you find ones that feel best for you.
You can program your pendulums to always show the same
movement for each “yes,” “no,” or “maybe.” For instance, some
pendulums may swing back and forth to indicate a “yes” answer,
while other pendulums may swing up and down to indicate a “yes”
answer. To avoid confusion, you can tell each pendulum you use
to always swing in one certain way, with you determining which way
you wish the “yes” to swing.
Hold your pendulum in your dominant hand. Using your pointer
finger and thumb, grip the chain (preferably conductive metal)
about 1-3 inches from the weight. Spread your other three fingers
out like antennas. Some like to hold the pendulum over the palm of
the opposite hand. Note that the wind can be a factor when you are
There are ways you can get a variety of answers, such as
percentages, specific numbers, etc. For instance, you want to know
the likelihood that a plant will survive in a specific location, if you
supply water and nutrients. Using your subordinate hand, you can
use an invisible line stating where the zero and the hundred are
located. Then place your pendulum over the invisible line, ask your
question and you will receive your answer in a percentage.
Perhaps you need to know the number of something. You can ask,
“How many feet from where I am standing is the site for the tomatoes
located?” Then ask, “More than ten? More than an acre? How many
seeds should I plant in each hole, 1, 2, 3, 4?” When large numbers
are involved, you can ask for ranges, such as between 400-500 or
less than 2000.
All questions should be stated in a manner in which they can be
answered factually. Pendulums can give statistical answers, but
they are not divining tools used to foretell future events. Always use
them with respect and test their results by paying attention to your
gut feelings and intuition. If an answer does not “feel right” then ask
more related questions or choose not to accept the answer.
Dowsing is a fine art and takes time to develop. Do not use it to pry
into other people’s affairs or to ask guidance for future events. It is
basically a “here and now” tool to be used to answer forthright “yes”
and “no” answers. When used properly, it can save you many hours
of time and labor.
Although we have talked mainly about gardening in this Message,
dowsing tools can be used in any area of your life. They are a
magnificent way to communicate with loved ones who have passed
over, as well as your Higher Self and Spirit Guides.
Like any tool, there can be the danger of over-reliance. The goal is
to build your energy level through experiences of love in order to
have a more concrete relationship with all Beings. When people get
locked into using one tool, they are susceptible to ignoring other
tools available to them such as intuition, gut feelings, emotions and
Develop your inner ear and ability to receive love and inspiration
from your Higher Self, Spirit Guides and Nature Spirits. One day,
you will not need these tools to communicate, that is the ultimate
goal. Until then, swing away and practice your dowsing skills. The
Nature Spirits are waiting!
Selamet! Oc 8
and chiropractors have been using kinesiology for years to
determine what procedures and formulas are best for their patients’
Kinesiology is also a method of communication between your body
and your Higher Self. We will show you one method, although there
are many alternatives. We choose this method because it is
simple, you can do it yourself and it can be used without drawing
attention to yourself when in public.
Like any tool, the more you practice, the more proficient you will
become. Be sure you are hydrated. Clear your mind of chatter and
be certain you are centered or else your answers may be skewed.
On your subordinate hand, touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of
your little finger on the same hand, this will close an electrical circuit
in your hand.
To test the circuit, place the thumb and pointer finger of your
dominant hand inside the circle you created with the thumb and
little finger of your subordinate hand. The remaining three fingers
on each of your hands act as antennas. Be sure they do not touch
Ask yourself a question that you know can be answered with a
“yes.” Using equal pressure, try to pull the thumb and little finger
apart, using the thumb and pointer finger of your dominant hand.
Press the inner thumb against the outer thumb while pressing
the index finger against the little finger.
If the answer to the question is “yes,” it will be difficult to pull
the circuit fingers apart. Your body’s muscles remain strong when
standing in their truth. However, answers that are not truthful weaken
the muscles and the finger circuit will easily come apart.
Practice asking yourself “yes” and “no” questions that you know
the answer to. Observe the difference between positive and
negative answers. Notice how the muscles remain strong when the
answers are “yes” and weaken when the answers are “no.”
This method of kinesiology can be used in many applications. While
in the store, you can focus on an item while using finger kinesiology.
You can ask, “Is it in my best interest to use this product?” You can
also ask for dosages. “How many of these vitamin C tablets should I
take today? How many times today should I take them? Should I take
them with a meal or on an empty stomach?”
Research ways to use kinesiology and practice before using it as a
reliable source of information. This is not a tool to be used to foretell
future events. Your emotions can skew the results, so always be
centered and to ask the three questions suggested in yesterday’s
message. “Can I use this tool? May I use this tool? Should I use this
Your body will respond using the data it has stored from your lifetime
of experiences, innately knowing what is best for you, so questions
related to health are appropriate. However, it does operate off your
current belief codes, thus your fears may override what is best for
you. For this reason, it is good to release negative thoughtforms
and habits that keep you locked into limiting patterns. Have fun,
don’t take yourself too seriously and enjoy this day!
Selamet! Chuen 9
Two Person Muscle Testing
statement that you are seeking and ready to make changes in your
life. In order to make those changes, you show us that you have the
courage to face your fears and to press through them. Know that on
the other side of every fear there is freedom.
When you look into the mirror and see what is inside yourself, you
will be better equipped to do the work to portray your outer image to
others.Many have blazed the trail for you to follow. There are
countless books, videos and CDs available to help you along your
Path. At times, it can be overwhelming to know which information is
best for you.
The easiest way is to follow your intuition and to notice
synchronicities. If you have not learned how to communicate clearly
with your Higher Self, there are a variety of methods you can use to
help discriminate which information is best for you.
One reliable method is called “muscle testing.” An accurate method
involves you with another person. Everything has an energy field
around it. This field interacts with your energy field when in close
proximity. When you hold an object next to your heart, the energy it
emanates will react with the energy of your heart, body and chakras.
The muscle test determines which energy fields strengthen or
weaken your energy field.
Place the arm of your dominant hand straight out from the side of
your body. Make a relaxed fist with this hand. With your non-
dominant hand, hold an object (book, medication, herb) next to your
heart. The other person uses two fingers and with gentle pressure
on top of the wrist of the outstretched arm, attempts to push your
arm downward. At the same time, you resist the pressure by
attempting to keep your arm outstretched.
will remain outstretched even while the tester is pushing down on
your wrist. Conversely, if the energy field of the object weakens your
energy field, the muscles in your arm will be weakened and your arm
will easily be pushed down with the pressure of the other’s two
Using this method, you can find which books, food, medications,
jewelry, herbs, clothing, CDs or anything, strengthens or weakens
your energy field. There are other methods of dowsing such as the
use of pendulums and rods and kinesiology that can also be helpful.
The goal is to clear your blocks and inner circuitry so you will just
know what is best for you at any moment. Go forth today and practice
the skills that lead you toward walking a clearer path, free of
obstacles. Enjoy each step and be grateful for every experience
that comes your way!
Selamet! Ik 8
|When the answer to your question is true for you,
a "yes," then the circuitry between your thumb and
When the answer to your question is false for you,
a "no," then the circuitry between your thumb and
index finger will weaken, making it easy to
101 Practical Uses for Dowsing
A special thank you to the Manasota dowsers
for their help in creating this list.
Evaluate all body systems
Locate underground water
Measure depth & flow of underground water
Answer any “yes” or “no” question
Discover probability of an event
Find gold and minerals
Best location for trees, bushes, veggies
Assist with all areas of gardening
Pinpoint specific health issues
Find if food is tainted or edible
Find overall effects of any food substance
Measure distance of electromagnetic fields
Discover distance of auric field
Locate health issues within the body
Clear auric field
Follow the flow of qi energy
Choose most beneficial mode to heal
Daily amounts of food and water needed
Choose what colors to wear each day
Identify food sensitivities
Assist on choosing who to vote for
Locate noxious energy / geopathic zones
Follow grids and ley lines
Locate lost items
Determine dosage of vitamin supplements
Discover beneficial foods
Clarity when problem solving
Choose most beneficial produce
Select reading material
Help focus during prayer
Discover possible allergens
Follow energy flow
Locate water, sewer, phone and cable lines
Find leaks in water and gas lines
Find reason for pain
Information about entities
Life Path guidance
Know which gemstones to wear each day
Best homeopathic remedies
Length of time for each exercise
Locate compatible pet
Find areas of unbalance
Choose health therapies
Pet health issues
Daily choose what jewelry or metal to wear
Find oil and gas deposits
Choose appropriate building contractor
Plan a date for an event
Decide what events to attend
Proper care of plants
Determine life force of food
Select best health care practitioner
Solve computer problems
Determine length of time to cook food
Estimate number of attendees
Where to park auto
Choose service people / employees
Connect with Higher Self
Communicate with Nature Spirits
Connect with Spirit Guides
Essential oil & aromatherapy choices
Locate needed car repairs
Set inner alarm clock
Estimate driving time
Best time to place phone call
Travel route to take
Projects to avoid or get involved in
Find missing persons
Diagnose mechanical failure
Neutralize noxious energy
Locate service providers using phone book
Soil testing for nutrients needed
Vitalize food and water
Locate electrical wiring
Best place to shop
Choose location to live
Determine emotional levels
Where to locate or find septic tank
Determine cardinal directions
Choose menu items
Find the probability of any event
|As Theresa develops curriculum for future dowsing workshops,
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