Dowsing Tools

Diagram of dipper dowsing want

The variety of dowsing tools in existence reflects the diverse needs and temperaments of their creators. All are designed to bring to conscious level the 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 scope 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 posture 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?” If done correctly, thoughts will vanish, and along with them any potentially interfering preconceptions. 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 locating lost or valuable objects through the aid of direction finding. In the instance of remote analysis, a standard procedure is to first trace 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 desired 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 a wand. The diagram at the beginning of this article introduces an original design 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. Such a 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 depicted 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 bi-directional loop. Next choose a frequency correspondence for this particular shape that possesses a wider scope of operation. As indicated by the righthand diagram, one with a compatible mode of vibration would be an orbital harmonic of the planet Venus. At its value of 221.2 cycles per second, generate a 10 minute sine wave within the free audio editing software Audacity, Set the amplitude at 0.15. Repeat the same for four Phi-related frequencies, two 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 and combine into a single track by menu commands of Tracks > Mix > Mix and Render.

PSI researchers report an increase in psychic ability concurrent with EEG detection of Alpha brain waves. To administer this as predispositional stimulation, generate an 8Hz 10 minute sine wave at 0.3 amplitude and mix-render with the output of the previous operation. For comparison, here is the final result. 221.2Hz+Four Phi Harmonics+8Hz.mp3

To complete this project, refer to the construction diagram at the top of the Hyper Realism Audio article. In place of the spiral coil, attach the two free wires of the pentagonal loop to the output of the 12 watt audio amplifier. Replace the speaker with the four 47 ohm 10 watt, ceramic load compensating resistors as shown in the Emotion Imprintation project.

Among other environmental conditioning factors is the Earth’s current level of 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 always prefer to face east, into the rotation of the planet. Others sit inside a metal screened Faraday cage to escape confounding infuences. 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 a chart printed with radial lines preassigned to specific answers . Another system activates single cards designated for one pupose by insertion 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 extrapolated to the creation of a virtual instrument, whereby the identity of items for analysis or applied influence is manually encoded upon numerically indexed dials. In addition to offering unlimited scope for tuning, the technological similitude dovetails with the psychic momentum of a contemporary 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 also circumvents the targeted “problem” being inadvertently reinforced due to its revisitation by the practitioner. There is a parallel with chaos magic in which a symbolic representation is created and then destroyed, thus leaving only its impression upon the ethers as a pure dispositional 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 measurements. Download, print out and rescale as desired to fit size preferences. Invert if black on white is preferred. Laminate in heat sealing 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. Their diameter should match the dial faces, leaving the numbers exposed. Do not tighten the set screws. Before assembly, insert a steel washer beneath knob for easier turning. Paint the edges and bottom of the MBF black, and install rubber feet for a completed look. Another option is to glue the control panel to a piece of 1/4″ masonite and fasten to 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 objects. The 0 to 9 indexing is offered as an alternative to the common 0 to 10 system because a “10” can be represented more consistently by 1+0. A generic tuning procedure is described on the Magneto Radionics page. Readings are obtainable with any dowsing pendulum suspended over the “output” rectangle. If a tactile response is preferred, glue acrylic sheet over the latter to function as a classic radionic “stick” plate. This tuning process, and the resulting dial setting, serve as a mechanised support for human remote sensing and telekinetic mind-over-matter.

Thousands of predetermined dial settings are available online by searching “radionic rates”. When entered as-is, each exerts upon the item it represents a manifestational influence. Alternatively subtract each digit thereof from 10 to apply a counteracting force. Construction of an actual wired instrument is the topic of the Classic Radionics page.


Keywords: Dowsing pendulum, Dowsing rod, Radiesthesia, PSIonics, Water divining, Map dowsing, Protective pentagram, Telekinesis, Kinesiology, Symbolic hieronymus machine