Guest: Diane Marcotte - Diane has been a dowser for many years and is currently a board member of the Canadian Society of Dowsers.
Diane: Hello...I'm Diane Marcotte here to talk about dowsing.
Diane: Dowsing is using a tool (usually a pendulum or rods) that allows us to gather information not directly available to our conscious mind. Because we are living in a physical world, we must, by necessity concentrate on certain data, to the exclusion of other data. As well as information coming externally we also have information coming to us internally ( from our Inner Self or Higher Self, God, Spirit Guides, etc. depending on your belief system) through what we usually term our Intuition.
Diane: Hello...I'm Diane Marcotte and we'll be chatting about dowsing.
Doris: Would you please tell me what books you would recommend?
Diane: There are a number of good books on dowsing available. There are 3 that I highly recommend.
Diane: Anyone Can Dowse for Better Health by Arthur Bailey is excellent - both for beginners and experienced dowsers. Another one is The Pendulum Bridge to Infinite Knowing by Dale Olson. It is geared more towards beginners. Walt Woods has a set available entitled Powers That Be. It includes a book, a pair of dowsing rods and a pendulum. The rods and pendulum are of an excellent quality. Walt Woods also wrote Letter to Robin which you can print off the Internet.
Doris: I have tried dowsing with a pendulum but it doesn't seem to ""do"" anything. Would you recommend using an object that has special meaning to the person (eg. a ring) as the ""weight""?
Diane: Hi Doris...I guess I'll wait a few minutes to see if anyone is joining us.
Diane: No, I don't believe that what a pendulum consists of is important.
Diane: But if you are having problems sometimes using a favourite object will help.
Pooky: Hi everyone
Diane: Hi Pooky!
Pooky: Is this the beginner's dowser's chat tonight?
Diane: Yes it is.
Diane: Dowsing is using a tool (usually a pendulum or rods) that allows us to gather information not directly available to our conscious mind. Because we are living in a physical world, we must, by necessity concentrate on certain data, to the exclusion of other data. As well as information coming in externally we also have information coming to us internally (from our Inner Self, Higher Self, God, Spirit Guides, etc. depending on your belief system) through what we usually term our Intuition.
Diane: Pooky, have you tried dowsing before?
Pooky: I've done a little bit with a pendulum over the last couple of weeks.
Pooky: My results have been inconsistent though.
Diane: That's normal.
Diane: It takes quite a bit of practice to get accurate results consistently.
Pooky: I would like to be able to be more consistent? Is there any tips you can give me?
Diane: Have you been able to get your YES, NO and MAYBE responses OK?
Pooky: When I ask questions I already know the answers to yes!
Diane: Did you begin by asking your pendulum what direction it will move to indicate a YES answer?
Pooky: Yes, I asked it to move front and back for yes.
Diane: And is NO a sideways motion? What is your ready motion?
Pooky: Side to side for no, and counterclockwise for maybe.
Diane: What about you Doris?
Pooky: Ready seems to be just stopping in the centre.
Diane: To get back to your question about being more consistent...
Diane: You won't get good results if you are dowsing when you are tired, out-of-sorts or just having trouble concentrating on your dowsing.
Doris: Sorry if I respond slowly, my computer keeps flipping to another page and I have to come back! To answer, no, it doesn't really move at all.
Diane: Focusing too heavily on what the pendulum is doing also can stop you from getting accurate answers.
Pooky: The focusing could be part of it...maybe I just want to know the answers to some things too badly. lol
Diane: It might be beneficial to move your arm so that you can only see the pendulum peripherally. That way you're not staring at it, willing it to move LOL
Pooky: I'll have to give that one a try. Can our thoughts influence it?
Diane: While we're waiting...yes Pooky your thoughts play a big role.
Pooky: There are times when I have a hard time to shut them off, maybe that is not the best time to use the pendulum.