A zoom talk for the Tamar, Devon and Trencrom
dowsing groups by Terry Faull
While the practice of the craft may be in the tools and the interpretation – the core component of the skill of dowsing lies in the awareness and use of intuition. Dowsing is structured intuition; just that sense of knowing something, sensing it, being part of it.
Perhaps one of the very first intimations that anyone coming into the field for the first time will become aware of is a feeling that some places feel more comfortable, more uplifting – or indeed more depressing – than others.
Our initial reaction, like that of sceptics and those who are desperate to explain it away, is often to rationalise our unexpected sensations. Perhaps it is due to our mood, the weather, what we have just heard or hope to hear, our health or our previous knowledge of that particular place. While some of these elements are quite probably part of the process, most people – and certainly just about all experienced dowsers – will appreciate that it’s just not enough, by itself, to gain an understanding of why some places almost always feel pleasant, even energising, while others seem to generate a sense of quite the reverse.