In scientific circles, dowsing is still not considered a demonstrable technique. And, frankly, it isn’t.

But, have we not seen scientific disciplines work in the same way? Call it what you will – a simple pendulum, a dowser – and use it to challenge science.

But let’s have fun with it. Let’s preserve this long standing tradition, this knowledge that has been passed down to us since times before modern science. A time in which man’s bond with nature was far stronger. When we lived and breathed the vibrations. When we used our knowledge of frequencies to gather food, to pick a place to live, to find herbs and to use them. Why not use the pendulum to shed some light on the dark corners of our inner selves, these nooks and crannies that history has seen fit to abandon, era by era? Let us bring back the light. You know what they say – where there’s light, all fears melt away.

What kind of pendulum should I use?
It’s not important. What’s important is that it feels right to you the moment you see it, and that it speaks to you. The only word of advice we can offer is that beginners should err towards using a lighter pendulum, unless the bulkier ones particularly speak to you.

Holding exercise
Hold the necklace or rope between your thumb and pointer finger, letting it dangle freely. Make sure the sides of your fingers do not impede the swinging motion in any way. And obviously, make yourself comfortable. The chain or rope should not be longer than 15 cm. The shorter the length, the more immediate the response. Again, we recommend following your intuition. As for the remaining length of rope, we recommend balling it up and holding it in your fist.

Generally speaking, your face should be turned towards the north and your back towards the south, although this is not a hard and fast rule. Again – follow your gut. Do not support your dowsing hand with your other hand, but you can place your elbow on a resting surface, however. Hold the pendulum in whichever hand feels the most right. Use your sixth sense. There are no rules.

Work peacefully
Some people prefer to work late in the evening or at night, when the energies of the environment tend to become calmer.

Sensitivity training
If the pendulum doesn’t seem to work right off the bat, do not despair. The issue lies in your spiritual blockades. Your subconscious belief, that you must control everything in your life is preventing you from achieving success. Just believe that synchronicity works. The problem also lies in the fact that you think that every single dark corner of your inner self must be lit up and understood. The first condition is trust. If you trust, you will calm down. The mind will take a step back and the pendulum will start swinging. You can also try heating up the pendulum in your palms, warm water or with a candle. Also, make sure your hands are warm. If your hands are too cold, try alternating between bathing them in warm and then cold water, all the while rubbing them together.

Communing with the pendulum
This is a pact between you and your subconscious.
Take the pendulum into your hands and ask it, in your mind, how it will indicate the answer to our questions -  and also, whether its signals will be immutable or case-specific.
For example: generally, clockwise motion means YES, counter-clockwise motion indicates NO, while swinging from left to right is considered to mean UNCLEAR. However, these are not hard and fast rules – to really understand the pendulum, listen to your subconscious, and it will reveal the truth.

How should I formulate questions?
The questions should always be direct and precise.
The possible answers should only be YES, NO, and UNCLEAR. Do not visualize or expect any specific answer. If you do, the pendulum will oscillate in accordance with your conscious will, and override the power of the subconscious.
The best questions are short. A single sentence. Formulate them in such a way as to prevent any misunderstandings when the answer is revealed.
Focus your mind on the question at hand. Before posing a new one, try to erase the previous questions from memory entirely.

Here, as in all other disciplines of life, practice makes perfect.