Dowsing, also known as “water witching”, “divining”, “questing”, or “doodle-bugging” is an ancient intuitive method of finding water, minerals, objects, and other information on just about anything you can imagine. In fact when it comes to accessing information, dowsing greatly outpaces the Internet, giving practitioners a key for tapping the knowledge bank of the entire Universe.

Learning how to dowse is a very easy way to harness, direct, and develop your natural intuitive abilities. The act of dowsing begins with the dowser asking a question about the object or information he/she is seeking, while holding a dowsing instrument, such as a pendulum, L-rod, Y-rod, or bobber to amplify and interpret the “answer” that is received intuitively by the dowser’s brain or body.

Dowsing instruments are mechanical amplifiers of small neuromuscular reflexes that happen in the body when a person dowses. There are many varieties of dowsing tools in addition to those mentioned above. The human body can be used as a dowsing tool, with this form of the practice most commonly known as muscle testing or applied kinesiology. The often mystified Oujia board is another example of a simple dowsing device.

References to dowsing stretch far into our ancient past, with artwork from China and Egypt showing forked tools being used in what might have been dowsing activities. From the Middle Ages, there are written records of European dowsers using the craft to find coal deposits. The Divining Hand (Whitford Press) is an exceptional book by Christopher Bird that is filled with historical references to dowsing, examples of modern applications of dowsing, and scientific studies that have been completed on this subject.

No one is really sure where dowsers are getting the information they receive when they are dowsing. One popular theory is that the information is the result of feedback from a subtle energy connection between the dowser and the object or information that he or she is seeking. Some people believe that dowsing information is being tapped from the subconscious or super-conscious mind, or the Akashic records, or an etheric, universal library. Still others believe that the information comes from God, or angels, or other supernatural beings. All that dowsers actually know is that the information does come if one knows how to move the mind into the proper brainwave state and how to ask the right questions.

Anyone can learn to dowse. From there, mastery of the skill is just like anything else---it takes practice. If you would like to learn how to dowse, click here for a FREE online dowsing lesson.

Another terrific source for learning how to dowse is a basic primer entitled Letter to Robin. This short book, written by Walter Woods, is an excellent mini-course in pendulum dowsing and will quickly teach you how to use this very common dowsing tool. Walter Woods is a world renowned dowser and the past president of the American Society of Dowsers (ASD). You can download a free copy of Letter to Robin from his website at

There are thousands of ways to use dowsing. Here are 101 practical applications to get you started:

Dowsing for Health & Well-Being
Easy access to the subconscious mind
Clear emotional issues and limiting beliefs
Vitamin selection
Check physical health status
Find the location of imbalances in physical or subtle bodies
Determine types and severity of imbalance
Choose a doctor
Choose a dentist
Choose other types of health practitioners
Select most effective treatment option
Select most effective medication & dosage
Balance/improve physical health condition
Measure auras
Balance subtle bodies & chakra system
Clear psychic attachments that may be affecting health (negative thought forms,
imprints, entities, psychic attack, other)

Dowsing & Relationships
Check compatibility of potential partners (romantic, business, other)
Clear emotional issues affecting relationships
Clear environmental energies affecting relationships
Disconnect chakra links and other psychic cords
Improve harmony among family members
Improve harmony in neighborhood
Improve harmony in work environment
Raise the level of cooperation in an environment
Verify truthfulness

Dowsing & Plants
Talk with your plants
Determine best time to plant
Determine best type of plant for a certain area
Determine best placement/orientation of plant
Determine nutritional needs of plant
Determine best way to prune tree/bush
Determine cause of plant’s distress or cause of death
Determine best treatment if plant is sick
Boost crop yields
Remove pests from environment (gophers, bugs, etc.)

Dowsing for Water, Utilities, and Other Underground Situations
Site a standard well
Locate an artesian well
Divert water (to a dry well, around a building, etc.)
Diagnose water problems (contamination type/source)
Find drip/sprinkler lines or buried heads
Find water pipes
Find sewer lines
Locate septic tanks
Locate water leaks
Find underground streams
Locate underground electric lines
Locate underground gas lines
Locate underground telephone lines
Locate fault lines
Find buried mines and booby-traps
Locate minerals
Locate oil
Locate caves and underground caverns
Find buried or hidden treasure

Choose a mechanic
Diagnose automobile problem
Select the best car to buy
Select the best rental car company to use
Find a parking space
Find where you parked your car

Dowsing & Animals
Talk with your pets
Check the health of your pets
Choose a veterinarian
Find location of imbalance in an animal’s body
Select best treatment
Determine best medication dosage
Clear emotional issues (those generated by pet or pet’s owner)
Balance animal’s health condition
Choose most beneficial food
Find lost pets

Geomancy/Noxious Energies/Feng Shui
Locate noxious zones
Clear /neutralize noxious earth energies
Determine source of noxious energies in an environment
Trace noxious energy waves/streams
Measure electromagnetic fields of appliances/equipment/electronics
Measure electromagnetic fields of power lines/transformers
Locate hidden cellular antennas
Measure field strength of electromagnetic sources
Measure level of benefit/harm of energy fields to health & well-being
Determine best treatment for noxious energy situations
Track chi flow through an environment
Determine best method to balance chi in an environment
Test for chemicals/molds/gases in the environment
Find power spots (beneficial & detrimental)
Locate/trace beneficial & detrimental spirals
Create beneficial power spots
Increase strength and range of beneficial power spots
Talk to the earth and to the spirits of the land

Select best potential clients to approach
Select most effective marketing plan
Raise prosperity energy in home/office
Select best suppliers to use
Select best dates to schedule events/interviews/other
Select best employment candidates
Select ideal job/career
Select best investments to make
Check the success potential of your business ideas

Communicating with the Spirit Realm
Clear negative spirits & entities (from land, houses, people, pets, objects)
Talk to spirit guides and other inter-dimensional beings
Help spirits cross over
Locate dwelling places of Ancient Spirits & Devas
Learn about past lives

Lower crime rates in your town
Reduce air and water pollution
Raise the level of respect in an environment
Check the weather
Change the weather
Find a trail
Find your way out of the desert/forest when lost
Locate lost objects (keys, jewelry, etc.)
Find missing persons
Locate archaeological sites
Interpret archaeological sites/rock art
Select the right & perfect place to live (geographic location)
Select the right & perfect house to buy or rent
Determine most appropriate time tables (for anything)
Choose the best restaurant
Select the best seminar to attend
Determine accuracy (of the information in a book, of a theory about
something, etc.)
Determine the likelihood of a certain outcome

Author's Bio: 

A gifted intuitive and visionary, Michele Fitzgerald began the process of harnessing and directing her intuitive skills almost thirty years ago after buying a book about dowsing while she was vacationing in Sedona, Arizona.

Today, Michele lives in Sedona and teaches advanced dowsing applications and other intuitive arts to students from around the world. She also directs the Senzar Fitness Club, a provider of online seminars and services that incorporate dowsing and other intuitive exercises to help students optimize personal growth and achieve life improvements in a multitude of categories, including finance, relationships, career, health, emotional well-being, and more.

Michele served as a chapter officer for the American Society of Dowsers for ten years.  In 2000, she co-directed and created the model for the on-going and highly popular Southwest Dowsing Conference, a premier dowsing event that is held bi-annually in Flagstaff, Arizona and attracts hundreds of dowsers from around the world.

Michele has lectured nationally and internationally on a wide range of dowsing applications. She is a highly respected member of the dowsing community and has taught thousands of people how to dowse. Through her work with the Senzar Fitness Club, she continues to inspire new dowsers, and even old pros who have been dowsing for decades.

For more information about Michele, visit her website at