Slimbridge Dowsing group


Forum on Dowsing Questioning Skills - Peter Golding, Peter Gibson and Barry Goldring

Even the very best of speakers is nothing and nobody without a good responsive audience. Our first meeting of the new year on 13th January was a forum on how to phrase your questions clearly when dowsing. And we now have so much expertise and experience within our ranks that the excellent turnout meant the lively audience contributed almost as much from the floor as the three wise men at the top table.

Chairman Peter Golding gave the introduction, saying our rods can only answer Yes or No, or indicate a direction such as due north, so it is imperative to phrase our questions succinctly and be very specific.

We should always begin by asking, “Please may I dowse? Am I ready to dowse? Should I dowse?” If the dowsing rods move in the No direction to any of these questions, you should wait a while, rest, and drink some water before trying again. “You have to centre yourself,” said Peter, “and feel calm within.” Sometimes itís just not appropriate to dowse at all, the rods will tell you.

Once youíve received the OK, you need to protect yourself. If you are offering healing to someone, or could be exposed to bad energy, this is important. Our three wise men, Peter Golding, Peter Gibson and Barry Goldring, each revealed their techniques for such protection, which relies on visualisation - usually envisaging a cloak of blue or white light or a shield of shining silver surrounding you.

Sometimes our questions are limited by our own lack of knowledge. One lady in the audience reported asking her rods what a ruined building had been built of - Bricks? Stone? Wood? No, no and no. What else was there? Someone had suggested Cob, clay and straw used as an ancient building material, of which she had never heard. The answer was Yes.

Another lady recommended being very wary of left and right. “I once surprised a gentleman by telling him he had a bad knee, which was correct. But then I asked my rods whether it was right or left, but didnít make it clear whether I meant his right or left or my right or left. I was facing him, so it made a difference.”

Someone else reported searching for a friendís missing car keys. “My pendulum kept answering Yes to several places, which was very confusing,” she said. This was quickly diagnosed by everyone in general as Ďremanenceí, a residual energy. The keys had been in all those places, and the rods could detect this. The question should have been “Where are the missing car keys NOW?”

Dating things can be a minefield. If you ask how old a clay pot is, your rods might indicate that it is millions of years old because the clay itself could be that ancient. You need to ask, “When was this pot made?” In archaeology, itís best not to ask, “How old is this wall?” because the stones might have been used in a previous building elsewhere. You need to say, “When was this wall first constructed?”

You also need to be wary of preconceived ideas. Dowsers will frequently say, “Donít tell me anything about it!” so that they can approach with an open mind. If someone asks you to find their missing purse, and says, “Iím pretty sure itís in the kitchen,” youíve been pre-programmed, and your rods will often agree itís in the kitchen, even if it isnít!

Wise man Peter Gibson (PG2) has a particular interest in earth energies and mentioned finding leys and ley lines, because if thatís all he asks for, he sometimes gets an energy line instead. “I make it very clear,” he said, “and describe a ley, which is the route taken by many people in the past. Usually a trade route or a path for pilgrims.” This again is remanence.

Wise man Peter Golding (PG1), a water diviner for many years, said his most frequently asked question from farmers and gardeners hoping he will find a place for them to sink a bore hole, is “How much water will I get? What will be the flow rate?” This is another minefield, and Peter is always careful to ask his rods for gallons per minute through a given pipe width and from a certain depth in both wet and dry seasons. Such factors can vary flow rates considerably.

A gentleman in the audience asked if he could use dowsing to discover the best place to buy a house. Wise man Barry Goldring said sometimes Cosmic Ordering works better than dowsing. “Put out to the universe what you want - the sort of home, area, price, etc., that is suitable for you, and then put it out of your mind. It will come to you when the time is right.” And works better than an estate agent any day of the week!

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