Map dowsing is an advanced application of dowsing, and there are many map dowsing techniques, way more than I can cover in a single blog post. So I'm going to pick an easy one and walk you through it. But first, let's talk about what map dowsing is. When you dowse a map or sketch, you are usually working at a distance from the property or person you are dowsing about. The map or sketch is a representation of that property or person's body. You use the map to dowse the location of whatever you are seeking.
You might be dowsing for treasure or gold, but more likely, you are dowsing to find a lost object or to find a good location to drill for water or oil. Archaeological dowsers dowse for things like a burial location or the foundations of a ruined building. You can dowse the floor plan of a house looking for a lost object or noxious environmental energies. It can even be considered map dowsing if you dowse over a sketch of the human body to determine the location of the cause of a symptom.
Map dowsing might seem like a really weird concept to you if you are new to dowsing. You might ask, “How can anyone use dowsing to find things in a different location using a map?” But think about it this way: what is a map for, and how do you use it? Have you ever looked at a map of another location, maybe a vacation spot you planned to visit? And did you find your hotel or a popular beach or a favorite tourist destination on it? And you said, “Ah, there it is!” You were confident you could find it. You weren't at that location. You'd never been there, but you knew the exact location of something.
When you dowse using a map, you are doing much the same thing. You don't have to be there to find what you are looking for. You are tapping into your natural intuitive ability and asking the question about the object you wish to find. Dowsing gives you the answer to that question, and you don't need to be there any more than you need to be on location to find useful information from a road map or city street map. You do need to be an accurate dowser to get a correct answer, though!
As I said in the beginning, there are many map dowsing techniques. An easy one to do, one that you can use with a pendulum or without any dowsing tool at all, is by drawing quadrants on your map or sketch. Take your drawing and divide it into 4 equal squares by drawing straight lines through the midpoint horizontally and vertically. Label each quadrant with a number or letter.
Remember that you need a great dowsing question in order to be accurate. You need to get into a dowsing state. And you need to be detached about the answer. Then ask if the item you seek is in Quadrant A? Quadrant B? Quadrant C? Quadrant D? You should only get one “yes” answer. If you don't get a “yes” answer, then maybe the item is not located on that map.
Assuming you got a “yes” answer, you then divide that quadrant into four parts as before, labeling them, this time with numbers if you used letters before. Ask the same question about each quadrant. When you get a “yes” answer, repeat the process until you have a small enough quadrant for searching. It can be helpful to name the quadrants using different things each time, so there is no confusion during dowsing. You may need to get a map with larger scale to drill down to the point where a search would be worthwhile.
There are many other map dowsing techniques, but this gives you a good idea of how to get started.