- General Overview & History
- Basic Dowsing
- Water Dowsing
- Scientific Aspects of Dowsing
- Dowsing & Healing
- Earth Energies & Spiritual Dowsing
- Special Areas of Dowsing
- Good Dowsing Reads & Fiction
General Overview & History - ^top^
Bird, Christopher, 1993. The Divining Hand. 77 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, Pennsylvania, USA: Whitford Press/Schiffer Publishing.
A scientific look at the last five hundred years of this ancient art. Well researched.
Graves, Tom, 1986. The Diviner's Handbook. Wellingborough, UK: The Aquarian Press.
A good over-all look at dowsing by one of the best.
Hitching, Francis, 1978. Dowsing: The Psi Connection
An overall well-written look at dowsing by a non-dowser.
Lonegren, Sig, Compiler. 1995. The Dowsing Rod Kit. Boston, USA: Charles E. Tuttle. London, UK: Virgin. Victoria, Australia: Lothian.
Dowsing for the Nineties. This book was written by seven leading-edge dowsers covering different fields from dreams and earth energies to scientific aspects and dowsing for water. Each chapter has exercises you can do with the L-rods that come with the kit. For beginners-to-experts.
Mermet, Abbé, 1959. Principles and Practice of Radiesthesia. London: Vincent Stuart Ltd.
One of the grand old masters who brought the potential of dowsing to the modern public. (Radiesthesia = dowsing.)
Nielsen, Greg, and Joseph Polansky, 1987. Pendulum Power. Rochester, Vermont, USA: Destiny Books
Slightly kitch, first published in 1977, this was a big seller at the time when dowsing was expanding into targets other than water.
Smith, Norm, 1989. Who Were Those Rods I Saw You With Last Night? Available from author at: 590 N.W. 2nd, Canby, Oregon, USA.
Basic Dowsing - ^top^
Archdale, F.A, 1977. Elementary Radiesthesia and the Use of the Pendulum. 24 Davis Avenue, Christies Beach, South Australia 5165: Radionic & Chirotherapy Centre.
Solid intro to the basics. Short read. Gets deep quickly.
Lonegren, Sig, 1990. The Pendulum Kit. New York, USA: Fireside/Simon & Schuster. London, UK: Virgin. Australia: Lothian.
A solid introduction to the pendulum (the kit comes with one). Over a million copies sold in fifteen languages. Perhaps the best selling book on dowsing ever.
MacLean, Gordon, 1976. A Field Guide To Dowsing. Danville, Vermont, USA: American Society of Dowsers.
Brief and to the point. Covers all of the tools. Written by one of the masters of this art.
McKusick, Robert T, 1979. Practical Dowsing. Globe, Arizona, USA: The Association of Universal Philosophy.
Solid dowser. Solid instruction.
Ross, T. Edward, and Richard D. Wright, 1990. The Divining Mind: A Guide to Dowsing and Self Awareness. Rochester, Vermont, USA: Destiny Books.
Terry Ross is a Master Dowser who was one of the major forces in the expansion of possibilities of things one could dowse for. His seven steps of the dowser is a model that is easy to use and understand. Read this one.
Water Dowsing - ^top^
Forwald, John & Robert Slack. 1993. Basic L-rod Water Dowsing. Self-published.
Perry, Maria, editor, 1990. The Water Dowsers Manual. Danville, Vermont, USA: The American Society of Dowsers.
Any dowser interested in water should read this book. Lots of good advice from the experts.
Willey, Ray, 1976. Modern Dowsing: The Dowser's Handbook. Sedona, Arizona, USA: Esoteric Press
. A master water dowser gives basic instruction with an emphasis on water dowsing.
Scientific Aspects of Dowsing - ^top^
Bentov, Itzhak, 1977. Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness. New York: E.P. Dutton.
The closest thing to a scientific model for dowsing.
Roney-Dougal, Serena, 1993. Where Science and Magic Meet. Shaftesbury, UK; Rockport, Mass, USA; Brisbane, Qld, Australia: Element.
Written by a PhD in Parapsychology who is trained in scientific method, and who is also open to the paranormal. Very readable.
Von Franz, Marie-Louise, 1980. On Divination and Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful Chance. Toronto, Canada: Inner City Books.
A Jungian psychological look at many forms of divination including dowsing.
Dowsing and Healing (including earth energies detrimental to a person's health) - ^top^
Bachler, Käthe. Earth Radiation. Wordmasters.
Dowsing for geopathic zones and evidence of the dis-eases they enhance.
Coddington, Mary, 1990. Seekers of the Healing Energy. Rochester, Vermont, USA: Healing Arts Press.
Dowsing is one of the tools discussed in this fascinating overview of healing energies.
Gordon, Rolf, 1993. Are You Sleeping In a Safe Place? 130 Gypsy Hill, London SE19 1PL, UK: Dulwich Health Society.
Dowsing for earth energies deleterious to a person's health.
Milliren, Thomas J., 1993. Noxious (Geopathic) Fields Are Damaging To Your Health. Self-published.
A good discussion of the energies that can be deleterious to your health.
MacManaway, Bruce with Johanna Turcan, 1983. The Energy that Can Restore Health. UK: Thorsons. ISBN: 0-7225-0784-4.
One of the British master healers of the second half of this century. Used the pendulum extensively. This is Patrick MacManaway's father.
MacManaway, Patrick. 2001. Dowsing for Health: tuning in to the earth's energy for personal development and wellbeing. Anness Publishing Inc, 27 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011: Lorenz Books - and in the UK - Anness Publishing Ltd., Hermes House, 88-89 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA: Lorenz Books. ISBN: 0754807517.
A leading geomancer's combination of dowsing, the earth energies and healing with clear directions and illustrations. This is an excellent book for beginniers as well as a way for more advanced dowsers to look at the entire field. Highly reccommended.
Procter, Roy & Ann. Healing Sick Houses, Dowsing for Healthy Homes. Gateway, an imprint of Gill & Macmillan. (ISBN 0 7171 2992 6).
A fine overall look at dealing with geopathic stress in homes. Highly reccommended.
Storozuk, Gregory A, 1992. Geopathic Zones and the Iron Stake Method. Boston, Mass, USA: Summer Street Studio.
A top dowser writes on this most important geomantic technique.
Tansley, David V. Dimensions of Radionics. Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Brotherhood of Life Inc. Techniques of instrumented distant healing.
A manual of radionic theory and practice (Radionics is a form of dowsing).
Kopp, J.A, 1974. Effects of Harmful Radiations and Noxious Rays. Danville, Vermont, USA: The American Society of Dowsers.
A series of research papers on the subject of earth energies harmful to human health.
Von Pohl, Gustav Freiherr, English edition 1987. Earth Currents, Causative Factor of Cancer and Other Diseases. Stuttgart, Germany: Druck KGGmbH & Co. ISBN: 3-7724-9402-1.
Von Pohl's book on earth energies in relation to health is probably still one of the best.
Earth Energies and Spiritual Dowsing - ^top^
Graves, Tom, editor, 1980. Dowsing and Archaeology. Wellingborough, UK: Turnstone Books.
Selected writings from the Journal of the British Society of Dowsers, including chapters by Earth Energy pathfinders R. Allendar Smith and Guy Underwood.
Graves, Tom, 1986. Needles of Stone Revisited. Glastonbury, UK: Gothic Image Publications.
A search for a magical technology: the elusive earth energies connected with standing stones and other sacred sites.
Hoffman, Enid, 1981. Huna: A Beginner's Guide. 77 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, Pennsylvania, USA : Whitford Press.
Using the pendulum to explore the Hawaiian spiritual path.
Kennish, Anthony. 2006. Glastonbury Chronicles. Self Published.
Order from: Labyrinth Books, Vestry Hall, High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9DU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1458 830 831. www.labyrinthbooks.co.uk £11.50 including postage (UK); £13 Airmail To USA. Cheque/ paypal/ debit-credit cards by phone.
Kennish, Anthony. 2007. Sacred Sites - Earth Chronicles. Self Published
. Order from: Labyrinth Books, Vestry Hall, High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9DU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1458 830 831. www.labyrinthbooks.co.uk £9.50 including postage (UK); £11 Airmail To USA. Cheque/ paypal/ debit-credit cards by phone.
Lonegren, Sig, 2007. Spiritual Dowsing. Glastonbury, England: Gothic Image.
History of the earth energies, healing and other uses of dowsing today. A book for the spiritual pilgrim. Initially published 1986. ISBN 978-0-906362-70-9.
Lonegren, Sig. 2012. Sacred Space Handbook. i/eBook
. (ISBN 978-0-9571464-1-9) This i/eBook will help you gather data in sacred spaces including archaeoastronomy, sacred geometry, the Earth energies and other data. It is written to convince the reader that sacred spaces are real, and once convinced, the reader may feel ready to experience the spiritual in these sites; consequently, this e/iBook is major revision of a handbook first published in 1985 under the title Earth Mysteries Handbook: Holistic Non-Intrusive Data Gathering Techniques. You can order the Sacred Space Handbook for iPads at iTunes ($4.99/ £4.99/€4.99) and for Kindle Fire from Amazon ($8.09/£5.14/€5,14).
If you don't have an iBook or Kindle, you can also get a copy of my book for your computer. You will need an Amazon account, and you can download Kindle software free for your Mac or free for your PC.
Miller, Hamish, & Paul Broadhurst. 1989. The Sun and the Serpent. Launceston, Cornwall, UK: Pendragon Press.
Dowsing the Michael and Mary lines of Britain. A well- written dowsing pilgrimage to some of Britain's most sacred sites.
Underwood, Guy, 1973. The Pattern of the Past. New York: Abelard-Schuman, Ltd.
Underwood was one of the first to dowse and record the energies he found at sacred sites in Britain. Read this book tenth.
Wheatley, Dennis. (no date). A New View of Stonehenge. 67 Swindon Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN3 4PU, UK: Braydon Press.
A wide-ranging discussion of one of Britain's most famous sites. Available from publisher for UK 7 Pounds Sterling + UK 1.50 postage & packing.
_____(No date). A New View of Rollright Ring: The Rollright Mysteries. 67 Swindon Road, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN3 4PU, UK: Braydon Press.
Based on the work of Guy Underwood, dowser Dennis Wheatley shows us what he finds at the Rollright stone circle. Available from publisher for UK 7 Pounds Sterling + UK 1.50 postage & packing.
Wright, Patricia C. & Richard D. 1994. The Divining Heart: Dowsing and Spiritual Unfoldment. Rochester, Vermont, USA: Destiny Books.
Through the process of dowsing, one becomes increasingly aware of the interconnectedness of all aspects of life and begins to play his or her part toward positive change and healing.
Special Areas of Dowsing - ^top^
Branson, Oscar T., 1985. Dowsing Devices. PO Box 286, Fairacres, New Mexico, USA: The Treasure Chest.
All kinds of dowsing tools covered - many not seen elsewhere.
Cameron, Verne L., 1971. Oil Locating. PO Box 30305, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA: El Cariso Publications.
Tips from a master dowser.
Cameron, Vern L., 1971. Map Dowsing. PO Box 30305, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA: Life Understanding Foundation.
Advanced dowsing techniques.
Cox, Bill, 1982. The Cameron Aurameter in Action. PO Box 30305, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA: Life Understanding Foundation.
The aurameter is an expensive dowsing tool that is especially good at measuring the edges of things - auric fields, earth energies.
Finch, W.J., 'Bill', 1975. The Pendulum and Possession. Self published.
Useful information on this esoteric sub- field of dowsing.
Korn, Joseph, 1997. Empowering Yourself and Working With Nature Through Dowsing. 2436 Camelot Drive, Augusta, GA 30904, USA. Phone (706) 733-0204.
One dowser's view of the earth energy system. An interesting book with many good ideas.
Layne, Meade, & Riley H Crabb, 1970. The Cameron Aurameter. PO Box 429, Garberville, CA 95440 USA: Borderland Sciences.
How to use this versatile and expensive dowsing device.
Lethbridge, T.C., 1967. Ghosts and Divining-Rod. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Lethbridge was one of the masters of the dowsing revival. He changed the length of his pendulum string depending on the frequency of the target he was dowsing for.
Michell, John, editor, 1991. Dowsing the Crop Circles. Glastonbury, Somerset, UK: Gothic Image Publications.
Many different dowsers look at this enigmatic phenomenon.
Good Dowsing Reads and Fiction - ^top^
Bhojalian, Chris. 1995. Water Witches. Hanover, New Hampshire, USA and London, UK: University Press of New England.
A novel of dowsing and ecological issues set in Vermont today.
Roberts, Kennith. 1951. Henry Gross and his Dowsing Rod. GardenCity, New York: Doubleday & Company.
This is not fiction. Written by the author of NorthWest Passage and Last of the Mohicans, this is the story that brought map dowsing to American consciousness.