Sitting at a table, I hold a simple chain with a pendant in my hand so that it is free to swing above the tabletop. "Where is my watch?" I ask. "Is it to my right?" The swing of the pendulum shows that it is not there. "Is it behind me?" Suddenly, the motion of the pendulum changes showing that it is there. "How many steps?" I start counting slowly. At twelve, the pendulum again shows yes.
Twelve steps behind me turns out to be behind a dresser in another room. I move the dresser and, there is my watch!
This is just a typical example of how dowsing can help you, and you can learn how to do it in Dowsing for Beginners by Richard Webster.
The use of the pendulum is just one method. This book also shows you how to work with divining rods and a forked wand. You'll also learn how to use a pair of pliers or just your hand. Photos and illustrations help to make all of the instructions very clear and easy to understand.
Not only is this book easy to learn from, but you can check yourself and your accuracy very quickly. Historically, dowsing for water, gold, oil, and lost items has been very successful. It is still used all over the world today. You can learn to use it with just a little practice.
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