A comprehensive guide to map dowsing

Map dowsing can be a topic which causes some people to shake their heads in disbelief. They cannot possibly begin to understand how it works. But then again, nobody really has got a good explanation for any type of dowsing anyway.

These people shake their heads as if the whole thing is just too impossible to exist. THERE IS an answer for them, though.

What is map dowsing?

Map dowsing is a dowsing process of making educated guesses on a geographic area by looking at a piece of paper with no writing on it, even if the dowser has never been there.

Map dowsing techniques are often used for:

  • Guessing the number of people in an area,
  • Guessing the likely amount of traffic on roads (even if technology is already very good at it these days),
  • Guessing the size of buildings,
  • Guessing what the weather might be like,
  • Map dowsing for lost pets,
  • Map dowsing for gold,
  • Map dowsing for lost or stolen objects etc.

Because we have been taught to read symbols and signs on a map, we tend to dismiss that skill. So it is with map dowsing. But instead of reading the printed symbols and signs, dowsers are ‘reading’ the energetic components of the map. It is just another type of remote dowsing, and you shouldn’t think it stranger or weirder than anything else.

Map VS Dowsing Map

A map is made with the intention of showing certain details. It is the intention which is important. Maps could even be drawn very hastily and scribbled onto paper. They are just as good as carefully hand-drawn masterpieces, because the intent was in both.

With map dowsing, you can pretty much search for anything you want. You can go dowsing for treasure, you can dowse water, oil, gold or earth energies.

In other words, if what you seek is in or on the earth, you can use a map to dowse for it!

How to start map dowsing

  1. If you want to learn map-dowsing, first get yourself a map of an area known to you. Probably the best thing you can do for starters is to draw a map of your home and garden (if you’re lucky enough to have one).
  2. Decide what you are going to dowse for, and then have the map on a table or flat surface. You’ll probably need a ruler and perhaps a pencil and eraser as well as a map dowsing pendulum or L-rod.
  3. The pendulum is handiest, but there are small L-rods you can use and bobbers can be used for map dowsing as well. So, go with the tool of your choice, the one you feel most comfortable using.
  4. Before starting, just sit quietly for a moment or two and have in your mind what it is you’re after. It could be water pipes, electric cables, lost keys, a water leak, your lost pet, the healthiest plant or any other thing which you can then go and find visually to check.

Without checking, map-dowsing, especially to begin with, can be a pointless waste of time. So, you now have a target in mind. Begin to dowse the map.

To do this, there are two main methods. Find which one works best for you.

Map dowsing techniques & methods

  • Triangulation: Use the ruler (or straightedge) and move it slowly down (or across) the map until you get a hit. You then know that the object is somewhere along that line. Mark the line length lightly with a pencil. Change the ruler position so that it is at 90 degrees to the line you just drew. Move it along until you get another hit. Mark that line as well. Where they intersect is the location of the target.
  • Divide in quarters: Divide the map into quarters with your pencil and ruler. Dowse which quarter the target is in. Take that section and divide it into quarters, and re-dowse to find the next (smaller) area to check. Continue until you have a location or the area is small enough to search.

Then… go and check it!

Next steps after starting map dowsing

Once you’ve got that comfortably, you can scale up to other areas and use the exact same principles to dowse an area for underground water, or tracking earth energies, dowse for your lost pets or anything else you have a mind to find.

You can use map dowsing for missing persons and animals (although there are problems sometimes with these types of remote dowsing). You can also use it to investigate ancient sites without the bother of digging.

In other words, once you have a grasp on the idea of map-dowsing, you can pretty much dowse the world as you wish!

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