Dowsing is not just for finding water. It can be used for first aid, to cure or alleviate chronic sickness, to make things in your life flow harmoniously, to "ghost bust," to get rid of noxious energies that screw up your life, to determine which foods are still edible, the proper dose of vitamins and which brands will actually work for you, decrease or get rid of your medicine's side effects.
I've pendulum dowsed professionally for 37 years and never encountered one person who can not learn to do it, although I admit some have more of a knack for it than others.
If you are interested it is not a free ride: I won't charge anything to hold your hand as you learn and gain confidence, but there are things you have to get. First is a pendulum! They can be found cheaply on eBay. It makes no matter what the pendulum is as long as it is pleasing to you. The second is the free very beginner text, "Letter to Robin, " by the late Walt Woods. You can get that here: https://www.lettertorobin.org/Home.html where it is available in several different languages (I can teach you in either English or Spanish but no other languages ;-) You also need to buy two other things from Raymon Grace at https://www.raymongrace.us/products.html They are: the DVD, "Explaining the Dowsing Chart," and "Techniques that Work for Me." These will blow your mind as to what you can apply dowsing and up the quality of your life severalfold. All of his other DVDs are totally well worth the price if you want to buy them as well (personally I'd skip the Being with Bowls CDs and fork out for all the rest: this is a truly magical skill for preparing accordingly.) If you just want one-stop shopping Raymon sells three different kinds of pendulums: stone, metal, and for us survivalists, bullet. So you can snag a bullet pendulum while you are getting the DVD and book and have everything you need arrive in one package. We can work together here or by private email depending on your preference. This is my service to the Turd community even though I realize that a lot of members will dis it. That's OK. We all steamboat when comes our steamboat time, but dowsing can be applied to ANYTHING under the sun including finding out if the metals markets tomorrow will trade up or down tomorrow, etc. etc. etc. so it's well worth a small investment of money and your time to learn.
Animal Sacrifice wrote: I've pendulum dowsed professionally for 37 years and never encountered one person who can not learn to do it, although I admit some have more of a knack for it than others.
I've been dowsing for 5-6 years. It has helped me in many stuck situations, I can't even tell you.
I will say for those interested in beginning, you don't even need to buy a crystal or anything fancy. Just need a piece of string or fishing line and a weight. Initially I think it took me about 15 minutes to "get it" and then it continues to get sharper, clearer and more accurate as you practice. This book is great for beginners in addition to what's been mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Pendulum-Power-Mystery-You-Feel/dp/0892811579
Also, part of learning to dowse is to learn to feel your own energy and eventually move it around/direct it through your body. It's critical to get yourself out of the way (ie drop the ego) and just "be." The only thing the pendulum will reveal is your higher consciousness; there is no magic to it what so ever IMHO.
Amazing there is another dowser here. You will know the virtually unlimited range of things a trained dowser can do. If we get any students please feel free to jump in and help them get their bearings.
You're right there is NO magic to dowsing. It is a (IMO a mental ability - not spiritual or material) and while I keep pendulums in pill fobs on key chains, wallets, car ashtrays - always in reacy - it's true that pretty much anything goes. I've been in situations where I've taken off my wedding ring, pulled a thread from my shirt and used that.
Welcome to the thread!