Discover and learn about dowsing

Paul Craddock ©  Copyright  2014

Dowsing is a practical skill using your body's own reflexes to interpret the world around you, using a dowsing instrument such as a pendulum or angle rods to amplify your body's small muscular responses to influences around you. These responses are so small that we would not notice them if we did not use an instrument. It is not scientifically possible to explain dowsing, suffice to say that dowsing has been practiced for many thousands of years and it works!  The famous scientist Albert Einstein had the following to say about dowsing.

"I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition. According to my conviction this is, however, unjustified. The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time."

We can say however, that dowsing involves communication between your conscious and subconscious mind.  So you could say that by dowsing you are developing your intuition and psychic abilities.  You do not necessarily need to use dowsing to do this but it can prove an invaluable tool.


The earliest reference to dowsing as it is practised to day came from the German speaking lands of northern Europe in the fifteenth century. By the sixteenth century miners in several parts of Germany were using dowsing to locate veins of mineral ore. George Bauer also known as Geogius Agricola (1494 – 1555) described how dowsers search for ore in his famous work De Re Metallca. He wrote: All alike grasp the forks of the twig with their hands, clenching their fists, it being necessary that their clenched fingers should be held towards the sky in order that the twig should be raised at that end where the two branches meet. Then they wander hither and thither at random through mountainous regions. It is said that the moment they place their feet on a vein the twig immediately turns and twists and so by its action discloses the vein; when they move their feet again and go away from that spot the twig becomes once more immobile.

As demand for ore increased mines opened up across Europe. Prospectors travelled far in the search for new deposits and metal ore, amongst these prospectors were dowsers.

In England, Elizabeth I encouraged German prospectors and mining experts to develop the resources of her land. Together with their expertise in smelting and metal working they also brought their art of searching for metal ores with a forked twig.


In more modern times dowsing has been and is still used in many areas of life. It is used for: Finding underground water supplies, finding underground oil and minerals, health and healing, archaeological searches, detecting Earth energies, site surveys for buildings, tracing lost objects and people, Geopathic stress, agriculture and soil testing, fault finding and far more.

Who uses dowsers?

The long list of users of dowsing may be surprising to some of you:

In Russia they teach dowsing as a science. Many of the top dowsers are doctors, engineers and scientists. Professor Alexander P. Dubrov, Pro. Of Biophysics, Doctor of Geophysics (author of " geomagnetic Fields and Life) being one of them.

Dowsing is an ancient art successfully used to locate water for centuries. Professional dowsers may have a 99% hit rate in locating water many operate their own drilling rigs on a no find no fee basis. The average cost to drill is £3000 a time.

Dowsing has been used in USA Texas to locate oil wells. Dowsers are called Doodlebuggers. One of the most successful dowsers is  Paul Clement Brown. From his contacts with  leading oil and gas operators over a quarter of a century, Brown learned that many important oil fields were discovered, not by geological trained technicians, but by gifted dowsers like him self.

Here are some suggestions for dowsing applications

         Finding water pipes, leaks and under ground streams.

         Finding lost objects.

         Dowsing the auras of people and other living organisms.

         Dowsing to improve your health

         Dowsing for suitable food and checking food

         Dowsing for suitable supplements

         Dowsing for minerals, oil and gold etc.

         Fault finding.

         Dowsing sacred sites, Earth Energies and Ley lines,

         Dowsing for Geopathic stress.

         Feng Shui

         Map dowsing.

         Dowsing the weather.

         Remote viewing

         Helping you with your hobby or interest

         Helping with your job or occupation

         Finding lost children, people or pets.

         Finding water

         Helping with Archaeology

         Location of missing or concealed objects, utilities and other site dowsing targets

         Science and research


Through courses, books, workshops and meetings I aim to offer information on how dowsing can help with the following:

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Hello, I'm Paul Craddock, welcome to .  Here we explore alternative ways to help with the problems of health and daily living through the techniques of dowsing. To do this it is necessary to open your mind and expand your consciousness.  This will not only help you to live a more relaxed and spiritual life but also, help you to understand and protect yourself from  the possible dangers to your health. It will also and help with the practical consideration of daily living.