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Nigel wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:16 pm Except isn't everyone a potential dowser?
Everyone certainly has dowsing potential! :D
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I get NO, Nigel
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Hi all,

I am new on this forum. My name is Katja (it really is:)) and I have not been dowsing long. I work with frequency healing, and I use dowsing as a tool to determine which frequency could be useful to treat a disease. I am still a bit cautious, as I realize that your conscious mind may influence the outcome, however, I suppose that becoming more experienced at dowsing will give more correct outcomes.

So, I also use dowsing on myself as a healing tool. I have noticed some stunning results already, like internal sensations caused by the subtle energy that is set in motion by....? Anyway, before I started I got the advice from someone to search on Youtube for Raymon Grace, and I think he is great! He really motivated me to start with the healing procedure.

The only problem I am having is that my arms get VERY tired, and I have even developed seriously strained muscles in my chest and back. I really don't know how to find a solution to this problem, so perhaps you guys have a tip for me.

Bye for now!
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Hi Katja, welcome to the forum.

Are you saying that your arms get really tired from dowsing? What dowsing tool are you using?
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Stephen KA Dawson wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:22 pm Good Day everyone & I hope this find you all in Good Spirits,

Steve Dawson a Royal Marine for 12 years then Commercial Diver & Rig worker for the Oil companies, worked all over the world for 40+ years and I was very fortunate to come across dowsing when working in the desert whilst searching for buried oil-lines.
May I ask what techniques were used to find buried oil-lines? Any success?
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Another arrival to the Forum. I am a recently retired, 60+, have worked in the arts and cultural sector. Discovered dowsing 12 years ago. So I´ll be a newbie for the rest of my life, as it seems that it takes some 30 years or so to become skilled. I live in a thinly populated country in Scandinavia called Sweden. There are few dowsers in my country so mostly I´ve had to learn by myself.
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Hi Christoffer, and welcome to the forum.

You'll find plenty of information, both in here and on the main site, to help your dowsing, so feel free to ask us any questions you have. I'll be interested to hear about your experiences dowsing in Sweden too.

There is a Swedish Dowsing Society - have you been in contact with them?
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Yes, I`ve been a member for some ten years of The Swedish Dowsing Society.

Though I think that this society is suffering from the same problem that I sense dowsing societies in the UK also have: a declining interest in dowsing. Fewer new members and fewer young people among them.

On the positive side new mutual contacts have been taken between dowsers organisation and groups of people/societies with a sort of common ground: Feng Shui and Healers. Also some people who have become aware of the importance of intuition have found out about dowsing.
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Hello from a complete novice!

I've been reading the earth mysteries literature for many years, and recently I've been looking a bit more into dowsing itself. Some of the things I've read include Tom Graves' 'Needles in Stone', Paul Devereux's 'Places of Power' and I'm about to read Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst's 'The Sun and the Serpent'. I've also picked up a number of back copies of the BSD Journal from eBay, and I've recently discovered the 'Adventures in Dowsing' podcast and I'm working my way through all the episodes.

I'm particularly drawn to the earth energies aspects of dowsing and research at ancient sites. However, my only hands-on experience (so far) was a one-day course for beginners run by Dowsing Anglia in January, just before the lockdown struck. So I'm really here to learn more than to contribute.

One question I have concerns Tom Williamson's book, 'Dowsing: New Light on an Ancient Art'. While it seeks to establish dowsing practice (especially water and mineral dowsing) on a scientific footing, it's quite critical of some popular ideas in the dowsing world that I've read about elsewhere. I'd be interested to know how the book was received when it was published, and what people here think about it. Does anyone know of any good reviews, critical or otherwise?

I'd like to try out dowsing a bit more, but I lack confidence in what I'm doing and the responses I get. Can anyone recommend some simple exercises I could do with my L-rods, perhaps even here at home, to get a bit more practice in. Any advice or ideas welcome!
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Hi Paul, welcome to the forum.

Your book list is certainly off to a good start - 'Needles of Stone' was the book that got me into dowsing, many years ago. 'The Sun and the Serpent' is a great one for earth energies. As is 'The Dance of the Dragon'.
Other suggestions: The Spine of Albion by Gary Biltcliffe & Caroline Hoare; pretty much any of the dowsing books from Penwith Press, or my own site.

For more inspiration, Tim Walter's YouTube channel has a ton of instructional videos and is well worth a browse.

And of course, the main website here has lots of earth energy articles, the indispensable Glossary of Terms, and a free download of Roy and Ann Procter's classic Healing Sick Houses book.

I have the Tom Williamson book, but it's been years since I read it. I haven't come across any reviews that I can point you towards. It does reflect attitudes at the time, that were prevalent even in the BSD, where anything remotely hinting at mysterious 'energies' was branded as complete woo-woo and not worthy of any serious dowser. Originally, the Earth Energies Special Interest Group had to be set up outside of the Society because of this, before the BSD relented and brought it back into the fold - mainly because it transpired that over 70% of the membership were more interested in the more esoteric stuff than they were in water dowsing, a trend that continues to this day.
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Thank you, Grahame. I've been enjoying listening to 'Adventures in Dowsing', starting from the very beginning.

I appreciate the additional recommendations too. My copy of 'The Sun and the Serpent' came from Penwith Press, though I picked it up secondhand on eBay; when I received it I found that it had been inscribed by Hamish Miller, which was nice. Tim Walter's YouTube channel also looks very interesting; I'll enjoy browsing through the videos.

I'm interested in your remarks on Tom Williamson's book. Knowing the context and background is always helpful. Do you happen to know whether the author of this book is the same Tom Williamson who co-wrote 'Ley Lines in Question' with Liz Bellamy? The bios don't really match up, so I suspect not.
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