Congratulations on buying a beautiful Turtle Island Creations pendulum! You will find this to be a most useful tool in your everyday life once you get the hang of using it. Dowsing is a method of finding things or arriving at a straightforward “yes” or “no” answer by connecting to your Source (or Higher Self).

Dowsing has been around for millennia. Moses is said to have dowsed for water while the Children of Israel wandered about in the desert. There are many people who are dowsers; in fact there is an American Society of Dowsers based in Vermont (phone 802-748-8565 or 1-800-711-9497).
Rev. Suzanne Powell of Turtle Island Creations is available to teach dowsing classes to your group.
Call her at (713) 937-3734 or e-mail at 

One theory is that dowsing works by connecting with your magnetic field, or your aura, and that of the Earth.
More experience with this attunement allows for more accuracy.

Dowsing isn’t difficult, but 98% of it is your own focus. In order to focus properly, you must detach from all of the concerns and stresses accumulated over the day and mentally shove them into a file cabinet to be dealt with later. This will help you to better connect with your Higher Self, the portion of yourself which is closest to God, and obtain the answers you need. You may find prayer or meditation beneficial in aiding you to focus in bringing in this higher source of information. If your mind is filled with anxieties, then that’s what you’ll dowse and it won’t be very accurate. Clear your mind and get yourself out of the way. Many people pray for guidance before starting to dowse; after all, dowsing is a spiritual science. Detachment from the answer is also key to good dowsing.

Next, hold the handle of your pendulum comfortably in your writing hand with your first two fingers and thumb. The index finger is “negative,” the second finger is “positive” and the thumb is “ground” and these three fingers together provide for good energy balance. Now focus, and ask your Higher Self to show you three things:
    Your “YES” position.
    Your “NO” position.
    Your “TRACKING or NEUTRAL” position.

What you are doing is establishing a standard code to communicate with.

Most people have one of two basic codes. One set of codes is a to-and-fro swing for YES, sideways for NO (like you shake your head yes or no), and going in a circle for the tracking position. The other basic set of codes is a clockwise circle for YES, a counterclockwise circle for NO, and swinging to and fro for the tracking position. Don’t worry if nothing suggests itself, it just means you will have to choose your code-swings.

Once you establish your code, you will have to affirm this code before you start dowsing throughout your break-in period, which can be a month or longer depending on how much you practice. Experience will show you variations on the YES or NO answers, and how to phrase your questions to get the most direct and accurate answers. Remember to get yourself out of the way, focus and detach from the answer.

Your TRACKING POSITION, or NEUTRAL POSITION, is important. You may find it best to start with your pendulum already moving gently in this neutral position (or “holding pattern”) so that the pendulum swing will snap more quickly into the YES or NO positions. After asking and obtaining an answer to a question, thank the Higher Self then clear the slate, so to speak, by gently getting the pendulum going in the tracking position again so your next answer is not influenced by the swing of your last answer.

The “leading edge” is the portion of the pendulum swing that is furthest away from the center, which will point you in the direction you want to go. Look for this leading edge, especially when you are trying to locate something you have misplaced.

Accuracy comes with practice.

Some Practice Exercises:
•    Dowse for an electrical outlet in a room. It does not matter that you already know where all of the outlets are, you just want your pendulum to show you, with the leading edge, where they are. Start with the closest one first, when you are standing in the middle of the room. Graduate to doing this exercise in buildings you are not familiar with.

•    Do the coin toss. Establish which pendulum positions are “heads” or “tails”. Toss a coin, slap it down and cover it so you don’t see it, and dowse whether it is “heads” or “tails”. Anything over 50% is good. This is great for developing your accuracy, and it can be done just about anywhere.

•    Do the shell game. Take out three cups and have someone hide something underneath one and then shuffle the cups. You can dowse which cup conceals the object. Another great way of developing your accuracy.

•    Try having your pendulum out and in motion at a party or other gathering to gauge the “bullcorn level” as you tune into one conversation, then another. You will find the pendulum agreeing or disagreeing with what is being said. Sort of like a “bullcorn detector”. You will find it amusing.

•    Use your pendulum to help you select, for example, the best book on a given subject in a bookstore or library. Start by reading the back of the book’s cover while you have your pendulum out and going in the tracking position, then ask “Is this for my best and highest good?” and observe which way the pendulum swings. A weak “yes” means you should ask whether there is a better book on the subject, or whether you already have a good book on this subject at home. This technique will save you a lot of time and money. Try applying this technique in other ways.

Potential Uses For Dowsing:
•    Detecting foods that are correct or incorrect for you, especially if you have a food allergy.
•    Locating lost items.
•    Locating geopathic or noxious rays, then selecting the best radionic cures to correct the problem.
•    Selecting the best thing (tool, book, plant, food, cosmetic, class, etc.) for your use.
•    Locating a leak in a water pipe or source of electrical trouble.
•    Determining whether someone is trustworthy.
•    Keeping tabs on the location of your kids when they are away from home.
•    Determining the types of plants to put in your yard and their proper placement.
•    Locating oil, potable water, minerals, and so forth.
•    Determining which professional to hire (doctor, lawyer, roofer, etc.).
•    Locating the best place to live.
•    Determining which melons, avocados or other produce are ripe or sweet.
•    Getting yourself out of a state of being lost — finding the way home.
•    Determining the appropriate person to hire or date.
...and a zillion other possible applications limited only by your imagination!

If you have any questions, please call
Rev. Suzanne M. Powell
Phone: (713) 937-3734