Deviceless dowsing

Written by Nigel Percy

Deviceless dowsing

If you'd prefer to read rather than watch, the transcript of the video is below

Deviceless dowsing simply means that no tools are used. The most popular tools which tend to be associated with dowsing like the pendulum, the L-rod and the Y-rod all do the same thing. That is, they show a reaction. The reaction they show is that of the person holding the tool.

In other words, the dowser is always having a response without a tool. The tool merely amplifies that response, that reaction.

But, if you are using a tool, you have to find it, and hold it in the right way. But what if you can't find the tool? What if you want to dowse but you are a little shy and don't want people staring at you?

That's where deviceless dowsing comes into its own. You are always ready to dowse, any time, any place. In fact, it's the most natural way of dowsing there is.

Remember that dowsing is a simple skill and, no matter whether you are using a tool or not, you need to be in the proper dowsing state to allow the answer to become apparent. And you won't get a good answer if you ask a poorly phrased question.

Nearly all of the various methods of deviceless dowsing serve to make it much easier to spot the dowsing response. For example, you can use your whole body. It can sway backwards or forwards. Swaying forwards in response to the question means ‘yes' and swaying backwards means ‘no'.

That is a very obvious way of having your body show you your response. But there are many other ways which are a great deal less obvious and virtually impossible to spot by anyone standing nearby.

For example, you can actually dowse by having your eyelids blink or not blink according to whether the answer is yes or no. Try spotting someone doing that!

Some people find that one deviceless method works better than another for them. Where one person finds it easy to dowse using blinking, others might find that rubbing a finger and thumb together works beautifully for them.

The point about deviceless dowsing which is very important to remember is that, because the dowser is concentrating on what his or her body is doing, the more you dowse without tools, just using the body, the easier you will find it, because you are relying on what your body tells you, not a tool.

The more you rely on the body and its responses, the more your natural intuition will develop and the faster you will get to the place where you have the answers appearing quicker and quicker. Plus, let's not overlook the fact that you will also be far more accurate as a result.

Deviceless dowsing really is the way to go.

Happy Dowsing!

What are your favorite deviceless dowsing techniques? Or is this something new for you? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  1. Jochen Schleimer

    Thanks for your extremely useful advice. I like the finger dowsing best, although it looks like counting money.
    Another possibility to test works by crossing your middle and ring finger. A “Yes” is when your fingers keep easily together.
    A “No” is when your fingers go apart because stress forces a muscle or muscle group to weaken or to shorten.

    Kind regards

    Jochen Schleimer MD

    • Maggie Percy

      Please clarify a little. Explain ‘crossing’ your middle and ring finger. It’s hard to describe these things in words, but when I tried it, I don’t have enough tension for it to work. I’m sure I’m not doing it properly.

      It sounds like the one that’s like the arm test. You use the middle finger to try and push down the index finger while asking the question, and strong is yes and weak is no, as in doing the arm pumping of someone else.


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