The American Society of Dowsers is a nonprofit corporation founded in Vermont in 1961 to disseminate knowledge of dowsing (water witching, discovery of lost articles or persons, and related para-psychological phenomena), development of its skills, and recognition for its achievements.

One purpose of ASD is to assemble all manner of dowsing theories, ideas, techniques, applications, instrumentation, experiences, etc. for study and evaluation. The society issues the quarterly journal the American Dowser, which present a representative cross-section of this highly diverse material.

The American Society of Dowsers holds an annual convention as well as regional conferences and local chapter events throughout the year.

Mission Statement:

The American Society of Dowsers, Inc. is a scientific and educational non-profit organization whose mission is “to support, encourage and promote dowsing and dowsers in a manner consistent with the highest standards of personal integrity and behavior; to provide dowsing education and training to dowsers and non-dowsers alike to bring them to a level of proficiency they are comfortable with; to promote and foster communication and fellowship among all persons in any way interested in dowsing.”

Policy and Procedures

Board of Trustees & Regional Officers

Headquarters is located in Danville, VT

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Specialty List
The Dowsers Specialty List is a carefully maintained group of professional dowsers who have demonstrated their dowsing proficiency by providing references from past clients for whom they have dowsed.

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American Dowser Quarterly Publication Information
YOUR ASD EDITORS ARE EAGER TO RECEIVE YOUR MANUSCRIPT! ~ About Submissions To The American Dowser ~ The following guidelines will help you in having your submissions accepted by the editors for publication. The ASD…

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Members of the American Society of Dowsers make up the largest organized body of dowsers in the world, with over 2,000 active members across the United States and worldwide. Our members range from the most experienced to the most eager…

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Dowsing History
Dowsing: Ancient HistoryWritten by Lloyd Youngblood The Ancient art of dowsing has been practiced throughout millennia, although the names used to identify it may have changed in different cultures and eras, the techniques have not. In this vein, in 1949,…

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