Dowsing Tools

Diagram of dipper dowsing want

The variety of dowsing tools in evidence reflects the diverse needs and temperaments of their creators. All are designed to better bring to conscious level a subtle autonomic response that occurs within the body when a personal thought aligns with reality. In metaphysical terms, it is the universe’s way of promoting a constructive synchronicity between the individual and the wider perspective of Divine purpose. Hence, an alternative term for dowsing is “divining”.

Dowsing pendulum collection in box

Collection of traditional dowsing pendulums, some with cavities for substance tuning.

Learning this skill involves restoration of inner confidence that has been eroded by the extroverted imperatives of modern life. Here is a simple exercise to help divest this impediment. Sit down and take a few deep breaths. Look at one area of the room. Imagine everything you see is like light projected on a movie screen. While doing this, simultaneously place equal attention upon your body, both its visual composition and internal sensations. Now imagine this is also part of the movie. Silently ask yourself, “who is watching this?” Each time you dowse, simply renew this detached feeling and include the movements of the pendulum in the watching.

Direction Finding

One common practical application is direction finding to locate lost or valuable objects. A standard procedure for remote analysis is to trace first the X and then Y edges of a geographical map while checking the pendulum for a “yes” response. Where the two detected coordinates intersect at right angles is the sought-after spot.

Technique of map dowsing

Where similar prospecting work is conducted in the field, it is often more expedient to employ direct pointing implements such as hand-held L-shaped rods or wands. The diagram at the beginning of this article introduces an original design in this style that offers improved sensitivity. The central shaft is 20mm diameter PVC electrical conduit slid into a shorter length of 25mm. A 3/8″ steel bolt is inserted into the leading end, while a standard 83 x 54 x 31mm electronic project box (or similar) is fastened with two self-tapping screws to a PVC end cap in the back. Fill the box with sand until the rod remains level when the threaded rods are rested in the outstretched palms of the hands. Balance is then fine tuned by sliding the friction fit, 25mm section back and forth. In use, a spontaneous downward dip of the front end represents a “yes” or positive response to either a question, or the line-of-sight of a sought-after item.

Protective Field

When operating from a fixed location, the ideal setting should be quiet, solitary, and free of negative energies or latent impressions. This situation is increasingly difficult to find, particularly in populated areas. The following strategy offers a compensatory solution based upon Phi ratio activation of a pentagon’s “sacred geometry” as illustrated below.

Phi ratio pentagon diagram     Pnetagonal orbit Venus viewed from Earth

Screw or adhere five hooks onto the floor at points corresponding to the vertices of a 1.5-2 metre wide regular pentagon. Through these, pass a single turn of twin conductor speaker wire. Pull taut and secure at the hooks with cable ties. Strip the insulation from the conductors at one end only. Solder together to create a closed bidirectional loop. Next choose a form resonant, frequency correspondence for this particular shape. A prime example is the 221.2 cycle per second (Hz) orbital harmonic of the planet Venus. Within the free audio editing software Audacity, generate in stereo and at 0.15 amplitude a 10 minute sine wave at this frequency. Repeat the same for two Phi-related frequencies above and two below, calculated by 0.618 and 1.618 multiplications respectively (84.5, 136.7, 357.9 and 589.1Hz). Select all five resulting tracks, and from the top menu perform Tracks > Mix > Mix and Render to derive a single stereo track.

Noted parascientific investigators observe an increase in psychic abilities in the presence of Alpha brain wave stimulation. To add this influence, generate an 8Hz sine wave at 0.3 amplitude and mix-render with the output of the previous operation. Here is the result for comparison purposes. 221.2Hz+Four Phi Harmonics+8Hz.mp3

To complete this project, refer to the construction diagram at the top of the Hyper Realism Audio page. In place of the spiral coil, attach the two as yet uncoonected wires of the pentagonal loop to the output of the 12 watt audio amplifier. Retain the four 4 ohm 10 watt, ceramic load compensating resistors as shown.

Other environmental factors believed to bear upon success include the Earth’s real time magnetic field activity. Consult the NOAA forecast page and schedule a relatively “quiet” time as indicated by a value of 1 or 2. Some dowsers claim better results facing east, into the rotation of the planet or by sitting inside a metal screened Faraday cage. A good initial exercise is to stand at the centre of the pentagon and slowly rotate the body while holding the dipper wand to confirm the location of an already known landmark. Then move on to the unknown, being sure to leave any preconceptions behind.

Virtual Instruments

In traditional dowsing, the practitioner holds a question or proposition in mind while seeking a “yes or no” response via the instrument of choice. In the case of a swinging pendulum, this might be aided by charts printed with radial lines preassigned to specific answers with which it can align. A related system utilises single  cards for each designated purpose inserted into a magnetised box. The common objective is to encapsulate and sustain intent, while also saving time.

Malcolm Rae dowsing anlaysis chart     Malcolm Rae card fo Calamus

This working premise can be extended to the creation of a virtual radionic instrument, whereby the identity of items for analysis or applied influence is encoded upon numerically indexed dials. In addition to offering unlimited scope for tuning, the technological similitude dovetails with the psychic momentum of a consensus held belief system.

There is a further advantage, should the operation happen to include projection of personal intent. A physical construct can be user-programmed to accomplish a specific task, and then left alone to function autonomously. This circumvents the impeding effect of the practitioner revisiting, and thus inadvertently reinforcing, the “problem”. There is a parallel with chaos magic in which a symbolic representation is created and then destroyed, leaving only its impression upon the ethers as a dispositional organising force.

Diagramatic radionic circuit with single dial tuning.


The prepared artwork below of a radionic control panel features the popular nine dial, Drown/De la Warr tuning system, plus an added “intensity” knob for quantitative assessment. Download, print out and rescale as desired to fit size preferences. Heat laminate in protective plastic film. Cut off the borders and place upon a piece of 3/4″ thick MBF board, or similar material, precut to the same size. Using an awl, mark the dial centres. Remove the panel and drill holes to accept ten 1/4″ dowels. Glue the panel to the MBF and allow to dry. With a fine pointed Xacto knife, cut away the laminate covering the drilled holes. Purchase ten pointer knobs, with 1/4″ inserts, that match in diameter the dial faces, leaving the numbers exposed. Before assembly, insert a steel washer beneath each for easier turning. Do not tighten the set screws. Paint the edges and bottom of the MBF black, and install rubber feet to complete the techno look. Another option is to glue the control panel to a piece of 1/4″ masonite and adhere it into a plain black picture frame with the glass removed.

Thumb ten dial radionic instrument panel art  

Tuning sequence is left to right, top to bottom. By convention, the 10x dial in this configuration is utilised for dynamic “conditions”, and not physical entities. The 0 to 9 indexing is a refinement upon the usual 0 to 10 system because a 10 can be represented by 1+0 and is therefore redundant. A generic tuning procedure is described on the Magneto Radionics page. Readings are  obtainable with any dowsing pendulum suspended over the square “output” plate. Researchers who prefer a tactile response can glue a thin rectangle of acrylic perspex over the latter to serve as a classic radionic stick plate. This tuning process, and the resulting dial setting, function as adjuncts to the innate human faculties of remote sensing and telekinetic mind-over-matter.

Publications containing thousands of predetermined dial settings are available online by searching “radionic rates”. When entered “as is”, each digit within a numeric sequence that represents a particular item of interest is intended to exert upon it a reinforcing or a manifestational effect. Alternatively subtract each digit from 10 to program an inverted or counteracting force.

The same panel is suitable for construction of actual wired instruments within a shallow enclosure. Attach the knobs to 1K ohm linear potentiometers for tuning, and wire between a metal specimen well and output coil beneath the stick plate. For design inspiration, consult the photos of similar devices in the image gallery to the right.


Keywords: Dowsing pendulum, dowsing rod, radiesthesia, PSIonics, water divining, map dowsing, protective pentagram, telekinesis, kinesiology, symbolic hieronymus machine


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