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I'd highly recommend you read & study "A LETTER TO ROBIN: A Mini-Course In Pendulum Dowsing", by Walt Woods of the American Society Of Dowsers, available in several languages online at: and available for purchase from the American Society Of Dowsers for $4.00 ASD information packet: Call: (802)684-3417 Fax (802) 684-3417 Write: P.O. Box 24, Danville, VT 05828 e-mail: or visit their web site.

Once you've had a chance to study the "Letter To Robin", the article following the "Basic Instructions" article here lays out one approach to defining a frequency, or a specific frequency sequence protocol for a specific individual on a specific occasion, along with a specially developed NUMBERS / FREQUENCIES dowsing Charts I've developed and use, and a 'Session Log Sheet'.


March 20th, 2003 Edited/ expanded by Bruce K. Stenulson

Some of the following information was initially written by friends, and has since been edited and expanded by me to offer additional help and guidance.

As a pendulum dowsing tool, anything will work, from the most basic nut or bolt tied to a string, to a ring you wear on a regular basis, to the most elegant gem hung from silken cord. I've used crystals hung from chains, but as some types of chain can possibly influence how tha pendulum swings, I wouldn't suggest a chain for beginners. String or cord will help keep your pendulum's swing more true. I've found that natural fiber cord works well, from cotton to linen to silk; but anything that's available can serve when necessary.

Teardrop shaped glass beads work well- I've given many away to friends. The leaded glass cut crystals, again in the teardrop shape, are some of my personal favorites in commercially available items, and can work very nicely. (I'll talk of special orgonite creations designed to be used as pendulums later.)

The cord suspending the item to be used as a pendulum could be anywhere from 6" to 14" long. Hold the cord at whatever point feels most comfortable, some people are comfortable holding the pendulum between 5" and 8" from point – personally, I prefer holding the string or chain short at about four to six inches or thereabouts above where it connects to pendulum. For a lighter pendulum, hold at shorter point; for a heavier one, hold at longer point. I am most comfortable holding cord between thumb and index fingers. I've seen others hold it draped over outside of slightly extended index finger, held in place with thumb pressing cord into inside of first knuckle bend area. (Others add a glass or stone bead to the upper end of the pendulum string or chain at a specific length, as a holding point.)

STEP ONE: Start by first taking about three (or more) deep breaths, calming your mind, and begin to assume the viewpoint of desiring to 'know that which is true', whatever that might be. You need to afirm that 'knowing what is true' is of more value than wishing for a given answer to a given question. This is one of the most challenging aspects to working with a pendulum, in that you need to shift yourself into a neutral viewpoint, where a 'yes' answer is not desired any more than a 'no' answer- but that knowing 'that which is true' is that which is of value, whatever it may be.( Recognize this; 'That Which Is True' is still always relative to your viewpoint; this is part of why you start the deep breathing, and concentrate to shift yourself into a 'neutral' viewpoint.)

STEP TWO Determine / define / 'program' what the pendulum responses for you: This is also always the next step in my 'warm-up exercise' whenever I pick up a pendulum- I run through all of the possible responses to quickly 'tune' myself to the pendulum. P>Concentrate. Ask, "What is 'Yes' for me?" or simply concentrate on "YES, POSITIVE, AFFIRMATIVE" without any question in mind, and watch to see which direction the pendulum begins to swing. After you have established the YES response, shift your question to establishing the response that means no, concentration on NO, NEGATIVE, NOT, again without any question in mind. For some people, yes is a 'to and from' movement, towards and away from body. ‘No' is usually a left to right swing.

As you start to work with a pendulum, you can "program" which way you wish to have the pendulum swing for a given response. It may be easier for a response change (from yes to no, etc.) to have the pendulum swing to and from your chest (90 degrees to the face of your body) for a YES response – then, ask to be programmed for a NO response to be a swing that is parallel to the face of your chest.

(Editor's note: the "Letter To Robin" article referenced and linked above describes a more in-depth approach to ‘programing' - setting up what each movement will mean to you. I also define two other very useful pendulum responses.

A clockwise circular motion might then be ‘programed' to mean that you've phrased an "incomplete question", or one that simply can not be answered with a simple yes/no answer.

The remaining fourth dynamic response, then, is the counter-clockwise circle. I use this to indicate to me that "Now is not the time to pursue this question / matter / subject." This might be a message that your preconceptions are limiting your neutral perspective, or that you are poised to misinterpret responses in your present state of mind; it might be a message that your present strong emotional ties to the matter under consideration will hinder your search for answers.

STEP THREE: Ask PERMISSION : Say to yourself. "May I, Should I, Can I" If you should find yourself receiving a negative response to this, you may ahve an understanding come to you as to why not. (Or, you can use your pendulum to try to clarify for yourself why you should not pursue an inquiry at a given time.) See further comments on this in the sections below.

Some people get absolutely no response when they first try to determine their personal Yes and No movements / responses. There are several ways to overcome this: You can start the pendulum swinging in a ready position so that it is easier for it to respond to your request. A common ready position is to swing it diagonally, from close to your left front side towards away from your right front side. You can have a heart to heart talk with your pendulum (actually your are talking with your higher self). You simply tell it that it is very important that you communicate with your Guides, and / or your Higher Self and that you intend to use your pendulum to do it. Intent in dowsing is very important and must be clearly felt and perhaps even stated. Then try again asking for the yes and no responses.

Others will use the clockwise swing of the "incomplete question' response as an 'active ready' position. This is one of my own favorite techniques as I'm rapidly running through a seriers of questions; I let the pendulum return to the 'active ready' state before phrasing each successive question.

A third way in which people overcome a stationary pendulum response is to choose arbitrarily one of the yes and one of the no responses, which ever feels right to you, and then to make the pendulum move in that direction while telling it that the movement is your "yes" response. Doing this between 10 and 20 practice times should program the pendulum into responding as you wish. A warning about this method: if you start getting answers that you know are false (test by asking something you know the answer to) then it's time to go back to the first method of asking the pendulum to show you what yes and no are for you.


Formulating the question carefully is vital. Phrase the question as clearly as possible. Great story: a dowser was hunting dinosaur bones that he was sure were by a river. He asked, "Show me where the bones are." The pendulum led him away from the river. He was sure this was wrong but followed the pendulum's directions anyhow. It led him to a Human graveyard. He returned to the river, asked, "Show me where the dinosaur bones are." and it led him to a good fossil site.

Either-Or, Choice of Two Things -- Questions:

Designate L. knee as one answer, R. knee as other answer. Hold pendulum above and centered between thighs and ask. Whichever knee it goes to is your answer.

Numbers, Dates, Percentages: Some hold pendulum over L hand's fingers (or over right hand if you are left-handed.) Little finger is 1, thumb is 5. If answer is greater than five, the pendulum swings beyond thumb. For big numbers, play 20 questions: is it over 100? Over 75? Narrow down your answers till you get to the answer. Percentages: little finger is 20, thumb is 100%.

CHART DOWSING : You can also work with special charts when working with numbers; I especially find this method useful in defining frequencies, or in selecting from a long list of materials. (You can quickly make a special chart

There is a custom, taught by the American Dowsing Assn., that before asking Personal questions, and particularly before doing pendulum healing for another, or asking anything about another person, you should ask 3 questions:

Can I (ask, do this)? = Am I able, do I have the skills?

May I? = Is it all right, for the highest good? Do I have permission to inquire into this matter on befalf of anoither?)

Should I? = Is this the right time to do it, or are there factors that I don't know about that could cause harm or negative effects?


The above are general guidelines for various dowsing needs. For the selection of 'items' – use the above suggestions for determining your YES / NO / MAYBE responses. When sitting down to your 'item' selection process, ask / state the following:

I wish to be connected to my Higher Self and Physical Body Consciousness – "Do I have a connection?" (you should get a yes response)

"Is my dowsing connection suitable for the selection of [materials, essences / foods / supplements, etc.]?" (should get a yes response)

Having made this connection, you are ready to go. If you get a NO response to any of the above, you need to sit with a question in you mind and ask – what is the problem? Then listen with your intuition to get your answer. There may be a balance thing that you need to address – for me there is a spot in the back of my head where I can hold my hand and upon doing this, a balance is restored in my energy field and then, I am ready to go! There could be something different for you. You may wish to check your need for water – dehydration will affect your ability to dowse effectively.

After having used the pendulum for some time, you will begin to "hear" the answer prior the pendulum swinging. At that point of accomplishment, you can use the pendulum to "back-up" your intuitive hearing – or lay the pendulum aside and just use your intuition. Whether you use your dowsing or your "hearing" intuition, you should ALWAYS ask for those connections.

When working with someone else (testing them for something) – when you are the surrogate tester – ask to be connected to their higher selves and physical body consciousness. If they are in your presence, you can place your hand or leg to the other person's form so that it is certain as to whom you are connecting. For long distance work, ask for the connection as before to their higher self and physical body consciousness, having the faith that you are connecting with the proper person for testing – may be helpful to have their age, birth date, address, etc. for solid connection. You will find that many folks will make these connections only after having something of the person's form that positively identifies them (photograph, lock of hair, etc.) – not necessary – but also not a bad thing.

EXAMPLE WHEN SELECTING ESSENCES: Once you have your communication technique in order, consider this as a procedure for testing for your essences. With your boxes of essences before you, ask for each box, "Do I need essences from this box at this time?" If the answer is NO – proceed to the next box. If the answer is YES – open the box, and point to each essence in that box and ask, "Do I need this essence today, this one?, or this one?, etc.?" Stand those essences on end and now go back and ask of each standing essence, "How many drops of this essence, this essence, and so on do I need at this time?"

Remember – the flower essences and mineral essences can be mixed together in a glass of water – the Vibrational Nature Essences are picky – they wish NOT to be mixed with other essences – take them individually upon testing positive for the particular essence in that series.

KINESIOLOGY : (Body Response as the Dowsing Response)

Kinesiology Testing

by Machaelle Small Wright

Kinesiology is another name for muscle testing. If you want to get information from nature, all you have to do is ask simple yes/no questions that will give you the information you seek. (By "simple," I mean questions that can have only one answer, not two questions in one sentence, each requiring its own answer.) Nature will project a "yes" or "no" into your electrical system and you will then be able to discern the answer by kinesiology testing your electrical system.

The kinesiology technique is a method to get directly in touch with the physical body's electrical system, which corresponds to the central nervous system. I recommend using kinesiology testing to work with flower essences. The technique itself is based on a very simple principle: What enhances our body, mind and soul makes us strong. Together our body, mind and soul create a wholistic environment which, when balanced, is strong and solid. If something enters into that environment which challenges the balance, the entire environment is weakened. The state of strength or weakness is registered in the electrical system, and through kinesiology combined with asking simple yes/no questions, we can discover just what state we're in.

For those of you who have never heard of such a thing but would like to try it, I am reprinting the information on developing kinesiology testing from the Co-Creative Science."

CLICK HERE to jump to the rest of this material.

Excerpts: 7 key Chapters from MODERN DOWSING, pertaining to Pendulum Dowsing and Information Dowsing techniques

This is material I've reproduced from a book I own, which unfortunately has been out of print since late in the 1970s, and unavailable. I think many of you will find this to be very valuable material. Enjoy! If you can find a copy of this complete book, I urge you to buy it!


(Notes from one of my books:) On the following pages are a session log sheet, and an example of a dowsing chart which has been drafted, which might be used to dowse numbers, specifically in determining frequency sequences.

This type of chart is a "VECTOR FORMAT" dowsing chart. (NOTE: Display this JPG image, right click on it and select the option to save it to your own computer in a place where you can find it again, then open it in your graphics software and print it for your use; landscape mode might be best.)

To use a Vector chart, hold the pendulum over it's center. I prefer to use a circular motion (CW) for my "ready" state, until a specific question is phrased. At that time, the pendulum motion transitions from the circular motion to a swing towards a value on the chart, swinging "on a vector" from the center towards a given point.

The third chart (linked above) was drafted for use specifically to determine numbers, frequencies for use with the EM+ systems and covers the range of numbers from 0 to 10,000. In using the chart on the back cover, you will note that there are several arcs, semi-circular lines, with values placed along each arc. In use, you focus your attention on the outer arc, with the ‘thousands' values first, while phrasing your question for a specific number; then shift your attention to the next arc inward for the digit with the hundreds value; then shift your attention to the next arc inward for the digit with the ‘tens' value; and then shift your attention to the next arc in for the digit with the ‘ones' value. (Only with very low frequencies, below 30, is the tenths value digit commonly used, and a hundredths value digit might only be used in the range below 10 Hz by some researchers. For the purposes of most users of these systems, whole numbers is a fine a resolution as might be needed to achieve results. I many times phrase questions "to the nearest whole digit / number" to further define the result I'm seeking.

An example sequence of dowsing questions would start with the pendulum user focusing your attention, (affirming your ‘programming' if used as such), going through your various usual responses / movements, and asking the "May I, Should I, Can I" question in regards to the subject of my inquiries for this session. (If you receive a NO, stop and walk away to contemplate as to why the NO response was received.)

If you have the YES response to the "May I, Should I, Can I", you might proceed similar to this: [Note that the values / designators within the brackets can be changed as appropriate when dowsing for a sequence of frequencies to be used by a third party.]

First Question:

Are there frequencies which [I] should use [at this specific time] to benefit [my personal] health condition? [YES / NO]

Are there more than one frequency to be used? [YES / NO]

How many frequencies will I be defining at this time? [ Whole Number : _____]

Are there PUASES within the sequence which will enhance the effectiveness of this frequency sequence? [YES / NO]

Note: After the establishment of all of the frequencies (numbers) to be used, the DURATION of exposure for each frequency can be established.

Next, the location and duration of any PAUSES between specific frequencies within the sequence should be established.

IMPORTANT TECHNICAL NOTE: Pauses may greatly enhance the effectiveness of a specific frequency protocol sequence, especially (as an example) in the situation where a larger organism, such as a parasite within the body, is hosting / harboring / sheltering a smaller organism (bacteria) which might be itself hosting / harboring / sheltering a virus, etc. Hulda Clark was the first to propose "Zapping" for several minutes, pausing for several minutes, zapping for several minutes, pausing for several minutes, and zapping a third time. Refer to her book, "The Cure For All Diseases" for the details on this very valuable concept.]

Suggestion: Make a double spaced session log sheet chart, with spaces between each main entry linefor the possible later entry of the indicated pauses. On each frequency line, have a space for the Frequency, a line for it's Duration, and a space for Comments. An example session log sheet will be included at the end of this article; you may choose to reproduce it, so you can use one for each session.

Back to example questions:

"What is the first frequency that should be used [at this specific time] to benefit [my personal] health condition?" [ Enter number on log sheet ]

NOTE: You can determine the Duration of each specific frequency either immediately after defining the frequency, or wait until all of the frequencies have been defined, then go back through and determine the placement of any pauses, and finally establish the separate Duration values for each frequency and pause last. You will likely establish your own preferences; I'm inclined to determine all of the duration values last.

Next Question:

What is the next frequency that should be used? [ Enter number on log sheet]

Repeat until all frequencies have been defined and entered on the session log sheet. Next, go back to the top of the log sheet entries:

Question: "Should there be a PUASE between the first and second frequencies? [YES / NO]

Question: "Should there be a PUASE between the second and third frequencies? [YES / NO]

(Continue with the pause questions between each of the frequency entries on the log sheet.)

NEXT, go back to the top of the log sheet and establish the DURATION of each frequency, and each pause.

Example Question: What is the duration, in minutes, of the exposure time that should be used for the first frequency on this log sheet?"

Continue phrasing more questions, until all duration values have been established; you may find a pendulum response between the whole numbers values, indicating, perhaps, 4-1/2 minutes, rather than a whole number.

Other parameters might be established by a series of dowsing questions, such as: whether Contact mode is best, specific placement of the stainless steel grounding plate, placement / orientation of the plasma tube near / against specific target areas, as well as the possibility of using more than one plasma tube connected in series simultaneously, or the possibility of using a plasma tube as a grounding device on the EM+ systems. Also phrasing a question as to what time of the day a session for a specific user might be most effective might be a good idea. How often sessions should be run for a given individual, and whether the same frequency sequence is to be used every time are also good questions; I'm sure you'll come up with others!

Here's another 'Table Format' dowsing chart I drafted / designed, which I now use most of the time for numbers and frequencies. You can save it, and print it in landscape mode, or rotate it 90 degrees to print it in portrait format. The technique I use with this type of numbers dowsing chart is to first work with the pendulum held off the lower edge of the chart, to let it swing towards the column in which the first digit of the number I'm searching for is located. Then I rotate the chart 90 degrees counterclockwise, and let the pendulum swing towards the number in the previously selected column. I then shift my attention to the next column to define the rest of the number / frequency. Once you've printed out this chart and try it, this method will bascome fairly quick and easy to use.


The Bovis Biometer

With the use of the pendulum, the intensity of rays of a place, plant or object can be measured. One of the scales that can be used to have an idea of "how much" or "how high" is the vibration is the biometer developed by the Frenchman André Bovis. As units he used the ångström as used for light. After him the physicist Simonéton realised that the ångström is not the right unit; it is something else and called the units bovis units.

The meter is usually graduated from 0 to 18000 units. By definition, the mark 6500 is the neutral point. At the center of the labyrinth in the cathedral of Chartre in France they have measured a value of 18000; a real power spot.

NOTE: in measuring BOVIS measurements, the upper limits on the numbered scale available on the chart you use may influence the reading you get. On the web, you'll find people talking about dowsing 'bovis' readings of several million units.... but this is only a mis-use of the term 'Bovis Units' ; they may have drafted a chart with the full scale labeled as 10,000,000 and are getting a reading of 4,000,000 on that particular chart. That's 40% of full scale... nothing more should be assumed.

This type of reading in the millions is meaningless to anyone woking with a Bovis chart that has a maximum unit count of 18,000, for example. So your reading may only be relative as a PERCENTAGE of the 100% scale reading available on the chart you are using. But what do you do when you 'max out' a reading on the 18,000 scale chart?

Here is a custom designed 'extended range' BOVIS UNIT & ETP dowsing chart I designed for my own purposes after I had crowded and then 'maxed out' readings on an 18,000 unit chart; I've now placed this one here so you can view, save, and print it out for your own personal (non-commercial) use. Just keep in mind, in using this chart, that Bovis's original scale extended only to 18,000 units, with the Neutral reading at 6500 units. These points are now marked on my charts.

The 24,000 Unit Dowsing Chart

If you are working with the 24,000 Unit chart, and you get a reading of 24,000 then you have to begin to consider that factors other than "Bovis Life Energy Units" may be influencing your readings.

ETP - "Energy Transfer / Transformation Potential" may be a better label for the factors influencing the higher readings on the extended 24,000 unit scale chart. And yes, I sometimes max out the reading on this chart, too..... I do have other charts which I use in these cases.

Here's a vector-format dowsing chart labeled 0 to 100, which I find useful at times, especially when looking for readings as a percentage of what's possible.

NOTE: after viewing the images and documents above, use your web browser's "BACK" button to return to this page. [NOTE: You may find it best to RIGHT CLICK on these dowsing chart images, select "Save AS", and save them to your computer. Then you can open them in your graphics software and print them to fit on a single sheet of paper or card stock for use.]

Another type of dowsing tool that many find useful is the spring type or 'bobber' type of dowsing rod; an example of this type id referred to as the "Cameron Aurameter"; you can do a web search to find the source for these devices, and further information on techniques for their use.


I'll suggest you visit the web site of RAMON GRACE. You may find his books," The Future Is Yours- Do Something About It" and "Techniques That Work For Me", as well as his DVDs and other materials and information very useful.

An excellent book to obtain is titled, "The Pendulum Healing Handbook" by Walter Lubeck ; I obtained my copy from

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