Book Review: The Essential Dowsing Guide by Dennis Wheatley
About ten years ago, I bought a little pendulum while visiting Cassadaga, FL, the home of many spiritualists, mediums, and psychics. My little pendulum came with a name, ‘Bob,’ and I loved it so much, I went back and bought ‘Bobs’ for my sisters and friends. Using a pendulum to divine answers is an ancient art, and it’s a way to access your higher Self for clear and immediate guidance.
What I didn't know when I first started using my pendulum in this manner is that it's considered a form of dowsing; and while the word dowsing, admittedly, conjures up images of folks searching for water, there is so much more to dowsing than pendulums and water searches. As Dennis Wheatley, the author of The Essential Guide to Dowsing, points out, dowsing ‘is the skill of detecting invisible targets,’ and many dowsers specialize in finding water, oil, gas, archaeological remains, treasure, lost objects and even lost people.
Mr. Wheatley also writes that dowsing, whether to find something or to communicate with our Higher Self, is a form of sixth sense that is latent in all of us; and practicing dowsing allows us to quickly hone this skill 'which is easily triggered.' Having just finished reading Mr. Wheatley’s well-written, informative, and oh-so-interesting handbook about this fascinating subject, I couldn't wait to share with you, my wonderful Readers, some of the topics that are covered in this important manual:
- Some of the most famous people in history were dowsers, including Edgar Cayce, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein.
- How to make and use a pendulum, and how to douse with angle rods; Mr. Wheatley even shows us how to make angle rods out of a wire hanger.
- Mental and physical dowsing.
- Dowsing and our Higher Self
- Dowsing and earth energies.
- How to check our vibrational rate.
- Dowsing and our chakras.
In addition to easy-to-follow and practical advice about how to develop our own dowsing skills, it was also interesting to learn about the history of dowsing: particularly how governments and armies employ(ed) dowsers, going all the way back to WWII, Cleopatra; and as far back as the Neolithic period.
About the author: Dennis Wheatley, an electronics engineer who is now on the other side of the veil, was the President of the Wyvern Dowsing Society, and a professional dowsing tutor. His work is being carried on by his daughter, author and professional dowser, Maria Wheatley. In addition to studying dowsing, astrology and past lives for two decades, Maria is considered a leading authority on earth energies and has spent the past ten years researching how ley lines and earth energies were integrated into ancient sites—and how they were harnessed by our ancient ancestors to raise consciousness. Please visit Maria's website for information about her classes (including dowsing, past lives, and tarot), and listen to her fascinating interview on Just Energy Radio about the Standing Stones of Europe.
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