Animals and Dowsing


Written by Nigel Percy


Animals Are Amazing

One of our dogs, Lee, is always interested in what's going on. However, he gets especially interested when Maggie goes to the essential oils. Maggie will take one out, remove the top and allow him to sniff it. If he doesn't like it he will turn his head away. But if he does like it, then he lick at it and follow until Maggie puts some on him. Sometimes it's on his paws, sometimes on his head or neck, depending on where it dowses as being best.

The point is, we think it's charming and also clever that an animal can know what it wants, even if they seem to have no conception of what is involved. But really what is going on is a form of dowsing. After all, dowsing is getting answers in such a way as to seem impossible to by-standers. And Lee simply knew what he wanted.

Animals and dowsing: a great combo!

Or, we could say, he dowsed it for himself, in much the same way that horses react to certain remedies. They know what will work for them and what will not at any given time. They lick and chew when presented with some remedies and not at others. Sometimes, it's just a bottle with the top on. It appears to make no difference. It's dowsing, in another form. That's what animals do.

One last example of animals and dowsing comes from T.C. Lethbridge's book, The Power of the Pendulum, where he talks of his cat locating a field vole in her sleep about 25 yards away, coming awake and then knowing how to get there and catch it despite having to take many winding turns. (He knows what it caught because she brought it back and ate it under the bed!) How was that achieved? By accessing information otherwise unobtainable through normal senses, or we could say, dowsing.

Have you found a great way to connect animals and dowsing in your life? We'd love to hear about it! Please share in the comments section below.


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