Most dowsers start by using a tool to magnify their body’s intuitive response to a carefully asked question so they can more clearly observe/feel the result. There is no power in any tool, whether it is fancy or plain, although it makes sense to use a tool with which you are comfortable, and is suitable for the job at hand.
Probably the best known and most used dowsing device, these are suitable for every-day-work such as question-and-answer sessions about situations, finding lost objects, selecting from lists or several potential options, calibrating food qualities, energy management (intent focussing) or working with maps and charts. They are also discrete to use under the table checking the best food for you on a restaurant menu!
An example of a chart from the American Society of Dowsers’ Letter to Robin is given here. Charts can be simple or complex and consist of circular lists for remedies, modalities, or supplements or as percentages for calibration or simple numbers to determine quantities.
Visit this site for more information. www.lettertorobin.org
Can be used for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ types of dowsing but are more often used to track energy lines of varying qualities (beneficial or not), water veins or to scan auras and other energy fields. They work well outside, either singly or as a pair, but can be affected by the wind. Telescopic L-rods are also very popular as they can be extended as needed and then collapsed to fit into your pocket.
A versatile tool which is suitable for use inside and out, consisting of a handle, length of wire and a small weight on the end. Good as a visual timer and point of focus for healing work, the bobber can also be used for other types of dowsing once the user’s ‘yes’ and ‘no’ has been established.
Tends to be used exclusively for water divining. Good for outside work, but more difficult to use inside with maps and charts because two hands are required.
Charts can be simple or complex and consist of circular lists for remedies, modalities, or supplements or as percentages for calibration or simple numbers to determine quantities. They may be used to make dowsing easier. Walts Woods dowsing chart can be downloaded in the Letter to Robin pdf on the Walt Woods page.
You can make your own tools, or purchase them. The thing to consider when purchasing is how you feel about it, do you like it, does it apeal to you? This is more important than the material it is made from. Raymon uses a bullet on a string, some use stones, crystals, metal. They all work. You can purchase some tools on our shopping page.