Dowsing for Things that go bump in the night


Things that go bump in the night

Do ghosts really exist? After people die, can they continue to hang around and haunt a person or a place? Can entities cause problems for us? Can paranormal activity be real? After dowsing and teaching as my profession for almost twenty years, with a primary focus on personal energy clearing and space clearing, my answer to those questions is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, this aspect of my space clearing work has become my specialty.

After doing thousands of space clearings, both on-site and remote, I find two primary causes of paranormal experiences:

  1. Earthbound Spirits
  2. Interference Energy

Earthbound Spirits

An Earthbound Spirit is a human being who has lived on Earth, whose physical body has died and whose soul has entered the astral plane, but for some reason, the person chooses not to enter the proverbial tunnel and follow the Light to join their loved ones in the Higher Realms. They are too attached to a person, a place, or to physical life itself. They are still somewhat aware of their physical surroundings and can see the physical people around them, but most of those people cannot hear or see them.

Some souls get trapped in the astral plane for many years, sometimes hundreds of years. They do not realize that they have trapped themselves.

Interference Energy

There are many kinds of beings in the astral plane besides Earthbound Spirits. One category of these spirit beings is what I call “non-human entities.” These are beings that have never had life on Earth as human beings, but are somehow related to human activity. I believe that in a very real sense, human beings actually create these “negative beings” with our negative thoughts, emotions, and actions.

When people enter intensely negative states of mind and emotion, because of traumatic life experiences, we can open a crack between the worlds and energies in the astral plane can connect to us. This is what I call Interference Energy. It then greatly exacerbates the negativity that attracted it in the first place. It sets up in certain places in the home that I call “doorways to the astral plane.” Some might call them portals.

Interference Energy then causes all the natural (Earth) energies in that home to be detrimental. It also exacerbates negativity in and between people in the home. Interference Energy interferes with our lives.

Problems Caused by Earthbound Spirits and Interference Energy

As a general rule, people just don’t feel good when these energies are in their homes or offices, and it’s much more common than you might think. Some might not even notice it, but it can cause major problems for more energetically sensitive people, especially for empaths.

Some people feel depressed and anxious when in spaces that are affected by these energies. Physical symptoms of illness will likely be exacerbated. For others, it can actually cause physical symptoms, such as intense headaches, nausea, insomnia, strong pressure in the neck and chest area causing a choking sensation, etc.

Earthbound Spirits and negative beings, or non-human entities, can see and hear us, but, as a general rule, we cannot hear or see them. Children see them more often that adults. Cats and dogs are often reported to hiss or bark at “nothing,” however it seems that they are seeing something that we can’t see.

Paranormal Events

However, in time, if the Earthbound Spirits or the negative beings related to Interference Energy have access to the space for long enough, they can learn to manipulate the physical energy environment and cause paranormal events. They can turn lights off and on, and they sometimes are actually reported to flip switches. They can cause electronic equipment to malfunction or quit working altogether. They can make rapping sounds on walls and ceilings, as well as the sounds and physical vibrations of footsteps, when no one in the physical space is walking. Some clients report smelling strong odors, like cigarette or cigar smoke, a particular perfume, or even more gruesome odors, such as rotting flesh.

Some Earthbound Spirits may simply be trying to let their loved ones know they are there. Others are angry because strangers are living in what they consider to be their home, and they want to drive them away. Even if they mean well, most Earthbound Spirits are frustrated and angry, which causes most of the natural energies in the home to be detrimental.

The negative beings that are given access to the home through Interference Energy often want to instigate fear in the inhabitants of the space. They feed on our fear and negativity; it strengthens and empowers them. This is one of the dangers in working to clear them, as for many people, dealing with these spirits breeds fear, which can actually make things worse.

For the most part, these energy beings do not cause physical harm and are not dangerous. Sometimes my clients are amused and aren’t afraid; others are terrified. They almost all want these activities to stop.


Finding the Energies and Clearing the Spaces

In my housecleaning sessions, both remote and onsite, I deal with these energies almost every day. You can learn how I find and clear them in the full-length version of this article at However, this is not something I can adequately teach you to do in the written word. After working with these energies for many years, I find it takes lots of personal coaching, with much time for practice, before I can get other dowsers to feel confident in finding and clearing these energies. Very few do, especially with Interference Energy. For now, I just wanted to convey that I know that these supernatural occurrences can be real and ultimately can be cleared.


Joey Korn is a global leader in the world of dowsing and energy work. He regularly speaks and teaches worshop at our conference in Santa Cruz and all over the world.  Learn about his space clearing work and more at

Things that go bump in the night

Discover Your Spirit Animal – Discover Yourself

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Within each of us lies the potential for forging a sacred relationship that can change our lives. A relationship that can open our eyes to a world of wonder previously beyond our ken. Spirit Animals can open an ancient doorway to the mysterious realm of the soul. When we travel through this doorway – new ways of knowing unfold. We learn that we are intimately connected, not only with the animals but, ultimately, with the Creator of ALL life.


We need this connection with nature for our health, and well-being. We also need to learn things from nature that no human-being can teach.


A Spirit Animal is an animal whose energy and spirit resonates with a specific person, tribe, family or group of people. All animals, and plants for that matter, have an invisible divine or energetic reality beyond their physical existence. Spirit animals have been referred to as “totem” animals, by Native Americans, and as “power” animals, a term especially prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s. I prefer to use the term “Spirit Animal” as this more closely reflects that we are dealing with the “over-soul” of the physical animal.


Spirit animals are important guides for humankind and have guided us for thousands of years. Most cultures—including Egyptians, Native Americans, Hindus, Mayans, and others too numerous to mention here—recognized the importance of animal and plant spirits. For example, from my own heritage and Celtic culture, each clan has a “clan animal” in much the same way that the Native Americans had a totem animal for their tribe (i.e. the Crow people). (The Oak Tree and the lion are two of the most important symbols for my family clan, the Macgregor’s. These symbols are found on our Coat of Arms and on our badges. )


Every person on Earth is aligned with at least one Spirit Animal – sometimes referred to as their life totem or life spirit animal. In quite a few cases, an individual may have more than one Spirit Animal. For example, I work with over forty Spirit Animals. Each one of these animals has unique qualities and abilities.

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By forging a relationship with Spirit Animals:


– Your unique qualities and characteristics are revealed to you in a way that allows you to fully “own” and make use of them as your greatest strengths.


– You experience a world previously beyond the scope of your perceptions. Secrets are revealed that you might never have discovered on your own.


– You are able to more readily tap into the mysteries of the Universe and understand signs.


– Your life becomes richer and filled with greater meaning as you experience greater connection and understanding of nature and natural cycles.


– Your growing compassionate heart transforms the planet by bringing greater caring into the world for the benefit of all beings.


The importance of having a greater understanding and respect for other life, at this moment in history, cannot be over-emphasized. The animals and the plants are calling to us – the human race – to heed them – to know them – to care for them. Whenever a species disappears from the face of the Earth, we lose a little bit of our own souls. Yet, by partnering fully with the animals, we can learn how to live more joyously and wisely on Earth.


Join Catriona to learn more about our fascinating connection to the animals based on new science, history and experience a Spirit Animal Journey to connect with your own Spirit Animal at the West Coast Dowsing Conference. She will offer a presentation on Monday July 4, at 3:45pm. On Tuesday July 5, 9am-noon you can sign up for an extended workshop with Catriona: Discover Nature’s Secrets, Open a Portal to a Divine Realm.



Bio –

Catriona (Gaelic for Catherine) is a spiritual teacher who helps people find greater meaning in their own lives. She founded Nature Quest and leads Vision Quests, Nature Quests, Nature Tours and Spiritual Retreats. Catriona also provides ancient Celtic Birthday readings, soul coaching, and property clearing. Catriona is the award-winning author of Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth which won a Gold Medal from the Nautilus Book Awards. Previous winners include His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Dowsing for Feng Shui and Space Clearing

by: Susan Collins

Susan Collins 2014 WCC

I remember crying the day my doctor told me I had a crippling disease. In just a few weeks my hands had become claws – my fingers wouldn’t fully open or close. I couldn’t hold a pen. My body hurt everywhere and I was having trouble walking and going to work. I had never been sick in my life before, but that day I was told that there was no cure for what I had now.

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 29 and was in pain for the next twenty years. I tried every medical treatment I could think of, and eventually set out on my own healing path. I sought the Living Force – the essential Chi – present in all things and in me, and looked for ways to regenerate my healthy body. My personal journey back to health led me to the study of Dowsing and Feng Shui among other things. It took me many years, but I am now drug free and virtually symptom free and I owe it to dowsing. My life now is spent teaching other people what I learned and helping them find their own healing path.

What Is Dowsing?                                              

Dowsers can “read” the energy of people and things and strive to bring balance and harmony in all areas. People who dowse regularly tend to become not only healthier, but also more intuitive and in tune with the world around them. Dowsers transform physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies using a Dowsing Protocol and simple tools such as pendulums, L-rods and bobbers. Anyone can learn to dowse, and I have written many books that teach people how to do it. Of course it is always easiest to learn from someone in person.


What do Dowsers Do?

Dowsers find and fix Earth, Environmental and Psychic Energies that may damage health, prosperity and happiness among the people living and working in a place such as a home or business. I invented the word “Geoprosperous” many years ago to describe healthy, supportive places (from the Latin “Geo” for “Earth” plus “Prosperity” the word for abundance.) The opposite of Geoprosperous is “Geopathic” (from the Latin “Geo” for Earth and “pathic” for suffering.)

I encourage people to focus on beneficial places and energies in their lives rather than their problems. We know we get what we think about, and can create our own realities, so let us all live healthy, prosperous lives.

It is my hope that whether you are a dowser, a Feng Shui practitioner, or just someone with an interest in being healthy, happy and prosperous, that you will find this information useful.

What do I need to become a good dowser?

To get the results you want it is important to use a Dowsing Protocol every time you dowse. The Protocol will increase your accuracy and provide protection from “bad” energies. The Protocol provides psychic protection by integrating your left (logical) and right (intuitive) brain hemispheres with your body and with your personal and Universal Chi. It is a great way to develop your intuition. I teach the use of safe Dowsing Protocols in my workshops. If you would like my Dowsing Protocol, please send an email to with “Protocol” in the subject line.

You also need dowsing tools to become a dowser.


Dowsing Tools

Dowsing tools are used both to amplify your dowsing response, and to protect you from going into resonance with non-beneficial energies. There are many different types of dowsing tools, but the main thing to remember is that there is no magic in the tools – they simply amplify your own sense of knowing. Generally, any tool can substitute for any other tool, but you will probably have a favourite one. The most common dowsing tools are: pendulums (something that swings freely); L-Rods (bent wires that you hold in your hands); Y-Rods (a forked stick or piece of plastic tubing in the shape of the letter Y); bobbers (something that bobs up and down) and body dowsing techniques (using your fingers or other part of your body to get answers to your questions.)

I always have a pendulum in my pocket, and I use it every day for simple YES and NO answers to see if the foods I’m eating are healthy or to see if there is any danger to myself or my family. Pendulums are handy because they are small and easy to carry. If you don’t happen to have a “proper” pendulum in your pocket, you can get answers with any object that swings freely such as a set of keys or a necklace.

I use L-rods when I’m checking the energies of a place. They will swing in a circle to show the presence of a vortex energy (which can be a form of Geopathic stress) or point to other energy lines of disturbance. I also use L-rods outside when I look for locations for underground water in order to drill a well. L-rods can also be used to check the chakras and life force of people and places. I carry my L-rods in my brief case because they don’t fit into my pocket.

Y-rods are quite large and I find them a bit more awkward to work with, but many people do like them. One problem with a wooden Y-rod that has been cut from a tree branch is that it tends to break after a few uses!

I use a bobber to transform energy – it has a large swing and creates a strong energy force that can be very healthy. It’s hard to describe or photograph a bobber in action because it just looks like a blur. I always carry a bobber in my brief case.

Body dowsing, such as by pulling your fingers apart, is a great way to dowse when you don’t have any tools or you’re in a situation where you don’t want people to know you’re dowsing, such as at the office. When my children were young, I used to Finger Dowse behind my back so they couldn’t see what I was doing in order to check the health of the foods they were eating.

You will probably have a favourite tool, but don’t get too attached to any tool. (I teach the use of all dowsing tools in my workshops.)

Here are the basic steps for dowsing with a pendulum:

How to Dowse with a Pendulum

Pendulums are the most commonly used dowsing tools and is the first tool I teach.

Pendulums show dowsing responses, such as YES and NO, by swinging in different directions, at different speeds.

 The basic movements are: swinging back and forth (either away from you or across your body) and swinging in circles. (Your responses may be different from another person’s.) Give it a try now!

  • Hold the string of your pendulum between your thumb and first finger, about 8 cm (3 inches) from the weight at the end.
  • While slowly swinging the pendulum back and forth, say out loud “Pendulum, show me YES”.
  • If there is no response, swing the pendulum clockwise for a few seconds and say: “Pendulum this is my YES.” Then repeat the statement “Pendulum, show me my YES.” Keep doing this until the pendulum moves on its own when you ask it to show you YES.
  • Repeat these steps for a NO response.

Practice by testing your responses with questions you already know the answers to.


Dowsing and Feng Shui

When I`m not teaching, I use dowsing to help people in their homes and businesses to balance persistent, personal issues by checking their Earth, Environmental and Psychic Energies. I began dowsing for Feng Shui issues when a practitioner told me: “We’re finding some energies, but we don’t know what they are, or what to do about them.” With dowsing, we can find out what these energies are because we interact with the Living Force (Chi) of places in a way that goes beyond the rules developed by traditional Feng Shui. It is time for Feng Shui to evolve!

(Feng Shui began in China as a way to choose the best place for the burial of ancestors in order to produce good fortune for the living. It is a way of manipulating objects to generate happiness, health and prosperity. Combining dowsing and Feng Shui can bring powerful results

Dowsing is not just about finding YES and NO answers with a pendulum or bobber. You can also DISCONNECT bad energies and MAXIMIZE good ones. Setting your INTENTION before you dowse is a key to success.


Feng Shui Remedies

The most powerful remedy for Feng Shui issues is the power of dowsing with intention. When one has clear intention then it is possible to heal a space just with thought forms, first by using a dowsing tool to disconnect bad energies and then to bring in good ones. In addition, it is always useful to “anchor” our energy work with physical objects so that the objects themselves retain the energy of the dowsing. This works best if the objects won’t be moved later.

A simple technique for beginners would be to add the appropriate colours to each room corresponding to the Bagua colours. While doing this, you could use the Dowsing Protocol to remove the bad energies there that don`t help you, and then to invite in and increase good energies so that your home, business and life are in balance.

Of course you can use traditional Feng Shui remedies, such as mirrors to reflect energy and appropriate Bagua colours and photographs to enhance the Bagua theme of each room, but I always like to use energy-based solutions such as copper pipe and wire, magnets, large, small and crushed crystals and drawn symbols.

For example, when I had new floors put in my house, I drew special geometric symbols on the subfloor before the tiles went on so that good energy would always be in the home. I have also drawn symbols in wet cement when floors are being laid, and dropped stones with symbols on them into the foundation of a home when it is being built. I often scatter crushed crystals in plants – either where they are growing outside or in the pot when they are planted. I then use the Dowsing Protocol to “ask ` the plants to assist in healing the house. If a room has stagnant chi, I might put three of four small magnets or pieces of metal wire in the corners of the rooms in places they can`t be seen and are not likely to be moved. I may also do a water ceremony to the eight directions to ask for the cooperation of the neighbourhood energies to bring balance and harmony.

Feng Shui Dowse your Home

What room should I begin in?

Which part of the room?

Where is the source of the issue?

What is the problem?

What is the remedy?

Where should the remedy go?

Which direction should it face?

How many remedies are needed?

In what order should they be installed?

Which area should I go to next?


What is an Energy Guide and how do I find one?

Whether you call them “Energy Guides”, “Angels”, “Beings of Light”, “Ascended Masters” or “Universal Chi”, I believe there are non-visible beings co-existing in our own and other dimensions who will help us. This is not the level of the “Higher Self” or the “Soul”. These are conscious beings outside of us who exist in a different energy system than the one we normally live in. This is difficult to explain if you’ve never experienced it, but many people do learn to recognize their “helpers”.

Some of these beings are connected to God (or however you refer to the Divine Source or Universal Chi) and are interested in supporting us for the best and highest good of all creation. Other beings are not in resonance with God and are interested in feeding off our energy in a parasitic fashion. It seems that as we progress on our spiritual path, “bad” energies may come to check us out. While this may be a disturbing prospect, you can think of them as gate keepers who test our courage and resolve to move forward. Or they may simply be beings that need help to move on to where they are supposed to be (in English we sometimes call this “Ghostbusting”). In my workshops, I teach people how to tell the difference between “good” and “bad” energies and what to do when they encounter bad ones.

To meet your Guides/Angels, use dowsing to ask to be connected with beings who are in resonance with God and who are aligned to your purpose. Over time you’ll get to know who your Guides are and how they interact with you in a dowsing session.

NEVER CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH BEINGS OTHER THAN YOUR GUIDES. Your Guide is like your appointment manager and will protect you. When in doubt, use the Dowsing Protocol to bring yourself into a place of safety.


Dowsing is something that anyone can learn, and the more you practice, the better you will get at it. I look forward to meeting you in Japan some day!


Susan Collins is an internationally acclaimed dowsing teacher, speaker and workshop leader. She uses traditional dowsing tools as well as the power of heart and thought to detect and transform non-beneficial Earth, Environmental, Psychic and Other energy patterns. She has presented at many international and regional conferences across North America, the UK, Italy and in the Middle East. Susan has a dynamic, global consulting practice and is the author of a successful series of books and DVDs on dowsing techniques. She is a Past President of the Canadian Society of Dowsers (2003- 2006) and was named Dowser of the Year in 2006. She is an ordained Metaphysical Minister. More details at Contact:


Spirit of the Labyrinth

Since 1989 at the West Coast Conference of the American Society of Dowsers, I have been putting up new labyrinth designs for the attendees to experience.  It’s always a new design so I can answer the inevitable question, “What should I expect when I walk your design,” with “I don’t know, it’s a new design and it’s never been walked before.”


The conference is over the 4th of July weekend (, and by last Wednesday I haven’t thought of anything for this year and I was starting to worry.  I have been retired from making labyrinths for 10 years, so my mind is not on the field.  Thursday I was doing some energy work with my friend Pat Dornik;  the last figures we looked at that day was page 35 in Steve and Karen Alexander’s Crop Circle book for 2015 (  They put out a yearly crop circle book of the photos that Steve takes, 40 something pages, beautiful stuff).  Click photo to see a larger view.


The top design is obviously more interesting, yet I found my self focused on the bottom design.  Not the design itself, but what had happened to the crops in the inner square.  I was especially fascinated by the circular design in the center, and the little dots there.  I also noticed an outline for a tic.tac-toe board, and the small squares near the left and bottom sides. I also noticed some swirls but didn’t pay them much attention.  Then I read the description by Karen Alexander and read that there was an eight-pointed star in it with swirls in each of the point.  Harder to see, but present and the tic-tac-toe board was part of the star.  I eventually found that the 8 pointed star could be drawn with a single line.  That didn’t have any significance for me until the middle of the night when I was doing my Jin Shin Jyutsu practice (The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister).  I suddenly realized that anything made with a single line can be made into a labyrinth.


Background, the two most famous labyrinths, the Cretan (now commonly called the Classical) and Chartres are straight line labyrinths which means that if one grab the path at the entrance and the center and pulled on each end, one eventually ends up with a straight line.  For both of these labyrinths, one walks from one end (entrance) of the line to the other (center) and then turns around and walks back to the other end (entrance).

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Cretan Labyrinth

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Chartres Labyrinth


So I made the 8 pointed star design that one can walk.

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8 Pointed Star

To walk the design as a labyrinth, one enters at the bottom and goes either left or right.  When one comes to an intersection, one always goes straight.  Eventually one will understand the nature of the design and the alternative paths at intersection become largely ignored.


This is also a circular labyrinth.  In a circular labyrinth, one end of a straight line is connected to the other end, which when expanded produces a circle.  Circular labyrinths have no center and can naturally be walked continuously.  Here are a few examples of circular designs.

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Circular Design


Circular Viking Labyrinth


Circular Design


For the 2014 WCC, I drew the design in chalk based on the crop circle below, so I am happy to find a crop circle that can be made into a labyrinth.  I also found this design while working with Pat Dornik.


Crop Circle Photo

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2014 Labyrinth Based on Crop Circle


2014 Labyrinth Closer View


Back to the 8 pointed design, one can see at the entrance how one can go either left (CW) or right (CCW), and that after completing the walk through the 8 pointed star, one has the choice to leave or walk it again (go around the circle again).

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2016 Labyrinth: Choices


I will be making this at this years WCC, on July 1st at 10AM on the plaza of the College 8 Campus at the University of California at Santa Cruz.  If you talk to me before hand, you do not have to come to the conference to help with the layout.      But, why not come to the conference?  it’s the best conference I’ve ever attended by far.  Joan and I started going in 1987 and I haven’t missed a single year.


Layouts of labyrinths are special, as one is in the energy that comes in as it is being made, and then one gets the fun of walking a design that’s never been walked before.






Alex B Champion

Earthworks and Labyrinths

(707) 546-1635



All is Energy



An amazing discovery occurred at the beginning of February 2016, Einstein’s theory of relativity E= MC2 is no longer considered to be theory, but has now been proven to be true. This occurred when a cosmic event provided the information or the happening that confirmed the validity of the equation. Simply put; everything is energy, what appears to be form to the naked eye is not an object or form but an energy field, it is not ‘matter’ separate and apart from energy. It is the energy field that produces the material form.


That being said, how does this affect us, how does this truth make our lives different or easier to comprehend? Let us look at what we call form, matter or material substance, a hard copy in other words, a visible appearance of something. Matter appears to be fixed, stuck, immutable and difficult to change. Energy on the other hand is constantly in motion, is always active and energy never stops, nor is it destroyed; it merely transforms. So when we are looking at something, an object or a body, and would like the appearance of the body or the object to change and show up differently in appearance, changing it seems to be such a massive job involving a great deal of work, time, or effort. The appearance of form, matter or the body is imprinted in our subconscious mind as something that is solid and hard, so we think the problem that we are looking at will not change easily if at all.


Knowing that the appearance is a bundle of energy rather than a fixed object makes it easier to see that it can be changed with ease. This is important when you are looking at an illness, a deformity, or a state of failure or loss. Recognizing that the state is energy in motion and is not fixed or stuck, we can instantly seek to take charge, to direct the motion and change the course, instead of resigning ourselves to the fixed state. The truth of the equation that everything is energy makes life easier to comprehend, as it is easier to align with the energy in motion instead of being stuck with a hard immovable object.


When we see things as fixed we tend to make judgments of good/bad/right/wrong and then proceed to act out according to the judgment. When we see things as energy moving we tend to be curious as to how it is going to unfold, we are in the mode of wonderment instead of determining or controlling. A moveable object is so much easier to work with than an immovable object. The state of withholding judgment or opinion automatically puts us in the frequency of non-resistance, which in turn brings us to acceptance, an energy frequency that vibrates at 70-79 on the scale of 0 – 100.


Being in acceptance with the energy that is moving and active is of such a great benefit as we no longer are at war or in judgment with what is going on in life, we become an observer a witness rather than a controller. We become at one with the experience rather than at odds with it and this way we can be taught or guided toward our purpose through the experience. The experience is the road on the journey to finding purpose, and purpose is found in the energy we are conscious of, align with, use or choose as we move through the experience.


The immovable object tends to bring us into the linear mind and cuts us off from the whole picture. The linear mind sees things in bits and pieces separate and apart from each other. Seeing things as energy in motion tends to bring us instantly to the conscious awareness of the whole composition that is before us, rather than the single linear pieces of information.   Seeing the whole picture broadens us to vision rather than simply seeing what is going on.


An example might be when we experience the loss of someone we love. When we see the person as an appearance or body only, when they die, we see the absence of the body as the actual loss of the loved one; we see them as gone, as not being with us any more, as being out of our lives completely and forever. When we see each other as energy fields, we know that energy cannot be lost or destroyed; it can only be changed or transformed. Consciousness and energy are interchangeable, so all we have to do is to be conscious of the person in question and we are instantly in the essence or energy of the person through our consciousness. We can commune with them through consciousness; the hard copy is not necessary for this close communication experience. We can have a conversation, we can experience signs of contact and we can feel the love that we never lost when they left the material vehicle or body. Consciousness is all that is necessary to experience the relationship in the present moment.


With the knowledge “all is energy,” especially matter or material objects, this information will have incredible implications in the future. Energy medicine as an example will become the primary medicine available and free energy will be used for powering our vehicles and appliances. Chemistry will take a back seat to energy; we will be looking at the energy in medicine and foods, not the chemical components. The material will become secondary to the energy behind the material form. Let us look at GMO foods as another example. The corn is modified with insecticide to kill off insects that can infect the corn. So now included in the nourishing energy that is within the corn is also the energy of killing. Instead of eating foods that are supposed to sustain life, we are now eating foods that are infused with the energy of killing a different expression of life. Materially it appears to make sense, we are modifying the corn to stop or kill the insect that hurts the corn, but energetically does it make sense? We are changing the corn and modifying it to kill an insect or a micro life-force. We also know that the intestines where the corn will eventually end up, is full of healthy microorganisms, what is going to happen to those organisms? These are questions that only get asked when we know that energy is the primary component of life, of everything, and not the material. There is no denying it anymore. Everything is energy in motion.


Copyright: Angela Burr-Madsen

Dowsing Comes to the Public Schools


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Wonder what to do with your kids or grandkids this summer?  Come to the West Coast Dowsing Conference, and bring your children and grandchildren.  The conference has a special dowsing experience for children designed for ages 6 through 12, free of charge to children of attendees.  Special instruction is available for teens. The Youth Program has fun activities including learning to dowse, animal communication, talking to whales, færies and devas, meditation, spoon-bending and other ‘magical feats’, sacred geometry, labyrinths & more!  Come and let your child explore the wonders of dowsing!

In early July of 2015 Karen Ashley Tippett and Dick Tippett we were able to teach three sessions of basic dowsing to junior high students at Sunrise Middle school, a charter school in San Jose. More than fifty students participated. We were thrilled to do this project, and had so much fun doing it!

This was part of a special summer school program on “mindfulness”. The school received a special grant to teach classes and experiences on Sacred Geometry, dream work, meditation, intuitive skills, yoga, sacred circles, outdoor nature experiences, healing with sound, earth energy, shamanism and dowsing. The dowsing classes were very popular and well received.

We had each student make their own pendulums from fishing sinkers and string that we provided, then gave each of them simple L-rods made from coat hangers.

“Can I, may I, should I” and “how to ask the right question” were taught early on so that they knew how to connect to the “system,” and had permission to dowse for what they wanted to know. The students learned to use both types of tools to get “yes-no” answers to questions.

They learned to measure things on a 1-10 scale, as well as to take the first answer that they got. They also learned to “blind dowse,” by writing their questions on cards, turning the cards upside down and shuffling them, then dowsing whether the answer to the question on the card was “yes” or “no.”



Karen taught them to use their pendulums to communicate with their pets, which fascinated them. She also taught them to use their L-rods to measure each others’ energy fields, and the effect that positive and negative thoughts have, expanding and contracting their energy fields. The students were told to think “I can’t do it! I don’t want to do it!” and their energy fields were measured to show how much negative thoughts contracted their energy. They were then told to think “I can do it! I want to do it!” and their energy fields were measured again to show the tremendous difference that positivity makes on a person’s energy level. One student had a field of positive energy nearly thirty feet around!

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Dick showed the students to use their L-Rods. He hid objects around the room and then taught the students to find them using their L-rods.

The third day the session was held outdoors. The students learned to use their L-rods to find buried pipes and conduits (there were no veins of water on campus). There were trees on campus and the students learned to find the front door of the tree as well as to measure the size of the tree’s energy field. We also taught them about “tree hugging,” which some of them promptly did.

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We again hid several things around the one-acre campus and again set the students to find them. Each was instructed to “do their own dowsing” and not to be influenced by someone else’s dowsing, because “everyone is different.” By this time they were getting pretty good at finding things: eight different items were found in nearly as many minutes, by eight different students.

All of their parents were invited to the closing ceremony for the summer session, which gave the students an opportunity to share what they had learned. The students hid things around the campus, then taught their parents to use their L-rods to find the hidden items.

How cool is that?

By: Karen Ashley Tippett and Dick Tippett ©


You too can bring and teach dowsing to your local schools, recreation centers, or kids clubs. Teaching dowsing to children gives them a skill that will be theirs for life. Some of the dowsers throughout the world learned from a relative or friend as a child and then reconnected as adults. Dowsing is a skill that leads to many practices and knowledge related to ‘mindfulness’. Dick and Karen were unsure as they set out to teach to these inquisitive youngsters. It took all of about 2 minutes to be comfortable and know that teaching to youngsters is way fun and they are eager to learn. See how you can teach and make a difference.

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You can also bring a child or two to the West Coast Dowsing Conference to the ‘Children’s Mystery School’ designed just for them (free of charge to them), July 1 to July 3 at University California Santa Cruz College 8.

Dowsing with Romance and Good Manners

by: Rob Ryan


‘Good fortune’ is perhaps the best way to describe learning how to dowse from Robert Gandrup. Not only does Robert teach with wit, commonsense and logic, he patiently answers every question put to him.

Robert taught me to sandwich every dowse with 2 important phrases: start with “Can I, may I, should I dowse…(my     question),” and always end with ‘Thank You.’ Is that really important? Why the formality of ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ with every dowse?

400 years ago, a remarkable Christian monk became a ‘people magnet’ for his convent brothers, church superiors and spiritual seekers. From miles away, they came just to be near Brother Lawrence and feel God’s presence in his company.

What Lawrence learned—and what he told his visitors—is in the pages of his small book, “The Practice of the Presence of God.” His ‘conversion’ and discovery of God’s presence arose from a winter encounter with a fruit tree. Struck powerfully with the realization that its barren branches would be covered with blossoms and fruit in spring and summer, his feeling of awe did not abate. Ultimately, it infused his life.

Thinking back to our first brush with love, romance and spiritual power, most of us know what profound awe and gratitude feel like. Brother Lawrence took love to the next level: he kept his his blissful feelings of respect and awe burnished bright for the rest of his life.

This brings us back to good manners in dowsing. Who or what is doing the work of answering our questions? At gatherings—like the West Coast Dowsers Conference coming in July this year—dowsers tell me they get their answers come from the Source, Consciousness, or ‘the Field.’ Whatever we call that ‘It,’ that One that answers our questions, “It” had to be in touch with all of God’s creation. It has to transcend time and space…and be available to answer our questions with the willingness of a genie and the speed of Google.

It seems Robert Gandrup has it right. The least we can do in exchange for dowsing’s seeming-magic is say ‘Please,’ and ‘Thank You.’ BUT, there is a rub of course, the same rub that comes up in every romance.

We all have dowses that go wrong, answers that are not right. What about those? Should we be thankful for them? Annoyed? Doubtful of our ability?

Here is where Brother Lawrence’s example coincides with another teaching from Robert Gandrup: lack of accuracy in dowsed answers is ALWAYS due to poorly posed questions.
Consciousness-Source is never wrong. We dowsers, on the other hand, are perfectly free to ask vague and incomprehensible questions of Source—or dowse answers we want in the first place.

Should we be thankful for errant dowses? Yes! Since the problem cannot be with Source-Consciousness, we only need to examine ourselves, our technique or hidden assumptions. Source cannot be improved on, but we can always improve ourselves. This means my romance with dowsing—and your romance with dowsing—never has to fade or become sketchy. Though it lies beyond the scope of this essay, Sages point out the romance we have with our spouse, pets, friends, and life in general can always remain a heartfelt and grateful miracle.

In summary, I respectfully offer you two very powerful instructions torn from the pages of Robert Gandrup’s book, “Dowsing as a Daily Tool.
Start your every dowse with “Can I, may I, should I dowse…(my question).”
When done, remember to say ‘Thank You!”

Rob Ryan—Master Astrologer