What is Pendulum Dowsing?

Briefy, pendulum dowsing is a biofeedback process, a way of using a simple tool to “tune in” to the still small voice that guides us in making decisions regarding our daily needs. Dowsing with a pendulum is a way to find out what foods or supplements will give us the desired benefits, how to spend our money, how to travel safely and timely, and how to make many other choices from day to day. In experienced and well-trained hands, the pendulum becomes a blessing to the dowser and anyone who uses his/her services.

The skilled dowser holds in his hand a string or chain attached to a small cylindrical object (the pendulum), which swings in a predetermined direction in response to statements or questions, indicating a positive or a negative response. The energy which determines the direction of the swing comes from neuromuscular responses which have been carefully preprogrammed. Most important, the source of this energy is the dowser’s spiritual connection to his “higher self” or divine center, that part in all of us where we are intimately connected to Universal Intelligence, and “know” the truth of all things, provided we do not silence it with our predetermined false judgments.


Having meticulously researched and used this tool for almost 30 years, I have been able to help many people, and find the greatest happiness in teaching this skill. Anyone can learn to dowse with a pendulum. It takes both knowledge and practice. I am offering that training upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is pendulum dowsing?

Pendulum dowsing it the process of amplifying your intuitive response to a true or false statement, by means of a small hand-held plumb-bob device.

How does it work?

It works because everyone is born with a spiritual connection to Universal Truth, and can recognize, at some level, whether they are in tune or not in tune with that Source.* This recognition generates a kinesthetic response, a feeling of “right” or “wrong”(true or false, positive or negative), which the dowser learns to amplify with a personal pendulum.

How useful is it?

Traditionally, pendulum dowsing is employed in the search for information useful to one’s temporal needs: health and nutrition, use of money, safety, travel and event planning, etc. Related forms of dowsing have been used historically to locate water, minerals, missing persons, and even land mines.

Is it hard to learn?

After 30 years of experience, and having taught this skill to many, I have found that an instructor must be aware that people are different, that each will use a pendulum in a very personal way. I have also found that it is important to know all the ways mistakes can occur, including the influence of emotion, environment, and personal belief systems. My educational background in rhetoric has also helped me to understand that the information obtained by means of pendulum dowsing is only as good as the operator’s sophisticated understanding of language.


Universal Truth, Source, God, Father in Heaven, and Higher Power are all terms used by various belief systems to refer to the inner guide within us all that instinctively distinguishes good from evil and truth from error.