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Sophia Johanson Library and Press is dedicated to compiling and publishing texts in spiritual science taken from the public domain. Advanced Esoteric Dowsing involves Hermetic Principles revealed through a Gnostic 10 year chronicle. The series of books under “Anonymous” and “Sophia Johanson” use dowsing as a a tool which allows us to create a conscious bridge between the waking mind and the sub and superconsciousnesses . Julia Williams offers assistance with the published dowsing techniques through email and telephone, and does so without charge. Please see the Sophia website. The entire Library is free of charge at the new Alexandria IBase Library: (search Johanson).

Julia Williams has been a lecturer/vendor for the ASD East Coast conferences in New York State, North Carolina and Vermont. She recently was a lecturer/Vendor at the 2016 ISAR Predictive Astrology Conference in Costa Mesa, California where her lecture topic was: “Esoteric Dowsing and Astrology: Synergistic Modalities”. A dowsing article by Julia Williams was published in the premier issue of “Esoteric Gazing” magazine.


Over 40 years involved with water lines (finding the presence of and eventual leaking).
For the last 20 years also helping people to find healthier environment to rest and gift their bodies a chance to cure.

How We Started Our New Dowsing Chapter

Written by Mary Pedi

In July of 2010 my husband and I received an intra-village email from one of our neighbors, Karen Durham, announcing a three hour Basic Dowsing Class held at her home. Upon successful completion, we were immediately dowsing and becoming more aware of the metaphysical universe, spring boarding us into devouring as many books as we possibly could handle on the subject.

And this new desire grew and grew, and then it happened again, an email arrived in the Fall of 2010, announcing a visit from Karen’s close friend of 30 years who would be coming to the Villages to teach and to conduct private energy healing and regression sessions. And lo and behold, her dear friend is Sandee Mac!

During our private sessions, Sandee brought us to places and awarenesses where we have never been, with earthshaking and life-altering regressions. In the meantime, Karen continued to offer dowsing classes, increasing the amount of practicing dowers in the Villages. With continuing Sandee Mac guidance and mentoring, a small group of Karen’s friends and students decided to found a new chapter in the Tri-county area.

The location of the Villages Unity Church provided us with the perfect venue. Eager to reach more people, we brainstormed and decided to name the new chapter “Dowsers Unlimited,” and in February of 2011, we literally opened our doors with Carol Gader as our first exciting, guest speaker, who has an open invitation to return every February to an awaiting following.

We are officially known in the area and beyond as: Dowsers Unlimited: Opening Doors to Guidance and Knowledge.

The Villages, Florida, is an active retirement community, nestled in the corner of three counties, Sumter, Lake and Marion. The Villages community boasts of free golf for the rest of your life, free country clubs, thousands of activities and recreation, nightly entertainment, restaurants galore, shopping, and all accessible by golf cart. The community has reached a population figure of 90,000

Helpful Books For the Beginner Dowser

Written by Mary Pedi

Before Webinars, attending the 2011 and 2012 conventions and workshops presented by Raymon Mike, there are some fine books on the subject of dowsing that are more than helpful in one’s search for definition, practical application and intuitive living.

The first book I would like to talk about is Pendulum Magic for Beginners by Richard Webster, a hypnotherapist and teacher from New Zealand. But it was not the title alone that attracted me to the book, but rather the additional jacket information stating: The Power to Achieve All Goals. “The book teaches you how to: communicate with your subconscious mind, find lost objects, help resolve health issues, communicate with spirits, explore past lives and use Huna rituals to achieve goals.” As Richard Webster said himself, “…your intuitive abilities will blossom.” I highly recommend this book because it covers in 13 chapters what every dowser should know and practice in everyday life.

The next book of interest is Pendulum Power by Greg Nielsen and Joseph Polansky. If you like history and the origins of things you will like Chapters 1 through 5. These chapters help one understand what the pendulum is in an interesting representation of the history of dowsing and the pioneers through recorded history who have advanced its practices. Chapter 7 is an eye-opener with chosen true stories of “Pendulum Power.” Other fields are discussed associated with the pendulum and dowsing such as: dynamic self-healing, becoming the master of your home, map dowsing, radionics, and much more culminating in their view that the blending of radiational physics, science, religion, art and their esoteric meanings all become a new religion (not traditional organized religion) in a new society as “the science-art of living.”

Lastly but definitely not least, we could not have been successful in our new chapter without the practical books by Raymon Mike and Walt Woods. We periodically present instructional classes with the information contained in Raymon’s book, Techniques That Work for Me, and we sell this book at Dowsers Unlimited and find ourselves restocking it periodically. Raymon’s sincere understanding and connection with the subconscious mind and the power in using the energy in the universe has been very instrumental in the lives of our membership.*

At one time, we would seek out Raymon’s workshops, but now he comes to the Villages and teaches at our chapter. What works great for us is combining Raymon’s knowledge and practical applications with Walt Woods’ little books, Letter to Robin and Companion to Letter to Robin. Walt’s instructions on how to program one’s Super Mind is a very valuable tool in a dowser’s life. We add this technique to classes we present giving the classes extra power and unification.

All of the above led us into more advanced and unique readings such as: an updated original work of Dr. Herbert Parker by Carol Gader, Dowsing Your Health: Including Dowsing Charts for Personal Health and a transformational book by Christina Lynn Whited called, Meditations With Mary: Lessons From The Holy Mother; each exquisite lesson channeled through Christina.

*Please note that Raymon’s techniques have dramatically helped many of our members with their own true stories, but one member in particular to mention is Linda Rosenbaum, a pioneer in her own rite, with her own very personal and awe-inspiring memoir, My Husband Has ADD: and the Miraculous Discovery that Changed our Life.

Dowsing to Get Rid of Bad Habits

Written by Margaret VanLaanMartin

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the Lotus Guide Directory for Healthy Living.

Removing Bad Habits
My favorite use for dowsing is for bad-habit removal, especially serious habits and addictions. I was first introduced to dowsing for habit removal during a Gold Country Dowsers* meeting, where I witnessed a bad habit physically leave a volunteer who wanted her bad habit removed. It was then that I knew dowsing was something I wanted to learn and teach.

When I tried dowsing for bad-habit removal on myself the first time, I removed caffeine, procrastination, and being late to meetings and appointments. The outcome is—I am never late. The stress and anxiety caused by procrastination have changed to ease and flow. I easily make time in each day to work on projects before deadlines. I stopped caffeine completely and in a later session I successfully removed french fries, ice cream, and doughnuts from my desires and menus.

I have found dowsing to be an extremely successful process for my clients and myself because it removes the habit energetically from the body. Once the habit is gone we can then fill that space with something desirable. As a healer and teacher I delight in hearing the happy outcomes from clients who once had various obsessions, cravings, and addictions. To mention a few: nail biting, alcohol, specific negative foods, caffeine, procrastination, and smoking.

You Must Be Clear About What You Want
You must be clear about the specific bad habit you want to quit for dowsing to be the most effective. Be precise about how it has affected you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Be clear about why you want to stop your bad habit, followed by what energy you intend to put in its place.

As an example, you would not say, “I want to remove sugar from my life.” It is better to say, “I want to remove ice cream from my life” (and only if you really do want to remove ice cream from your life). Being specific is important.

There will be a space left in your body that used to want ice cream—you will want to choose something that you really enjoy to replace it with. Unless you are a fiend for broccoli, even with dowsing you won’t get as good a result unless you choose a replacement you are crazy about. So choose something you like that is realistic, perhaps fat-free flavored yogurt or something you can envision yourself easily enjoying.

Dowsing and the Subconscious Mind
When you were young you assimilated the life around you; the behavior patterns you observed helped you to fit into your family and society. But the family may not have had the best tools. Society has changed. Negative situations occur in life that you may think you have overcome and forgiven, but perhaps have not. When a similar situation comes up, your anger will reappear suddenly, and you don’t know why.

We also hang onto behaviors we were taught as children. Perhaps your mother gave you a treat when she wanted you to do something for her that you didn’t like to do. Or she gave you candy to be quiet around the house, or to calm you down when you were hurt or upset. When you are older, you will give yourself treats for the same reason. Because you handle the money and the goodies, you may overdo the treats and become very overweight. You won’t realize that it was your childhood that trained you to do these things. These issues are easily addressed by dowsing because of the way dowsing interacts with your subconscious.

A Tug of War Between You Conscious & Unconscious Mind
For instance, any time you call upon willpower to make some sort of change, you are using your logical, rational, conscious mind to set it in motion. You spend a lot of time thinking about your goal, perhaps drawing up a detailed plan that you can put into action. You tell yourself, “I can do this. I will put these steps into action and I will succeed.” But many times that’s not enough. It is not lack of willpower—it is a tug of war between the conscious and subconscious mind!

If you call on willpower to make life changes—lose 20 pounds, quit smoking, or tackle a big project—you can check to make sure your subconscious is in agreement by dowsing. If your subconscious doesn’t want the change to happen, most likely it won’t. That is worth repeating: You will not be successful in reaching your goals unless your subconscious is open to the idea.

To understand what is going on inside the subconscious mind is a good place to start dowsing. The dowsing process helps to remove obstacles—both to the goals we want achieve and to the intuition we want flowing in our lives. The clearer we are, the more accurate our dowsing will be.

Dowsing is a fun way to “knowing thyself.”

*Gold Country Dowsers (Oroville), Sharron Hope—530-534-3516,

Dowsing for ADD / ADHD

Written by Linda Rosenbaum

Basic Dowsing Techniques

Described by one who successfully does this for himself – on a daily basis

adapted from the work of Raymon Grace; healer, teacher, and author

It appears that an unbalanced brain is the cause of many problems for those with ADD……..

This effective exercise to balance the brain takes only one minute or less. It should be done daily, two to three times a day- by the one afflicted (or someone else on their behalf) as continuing maintenance.

Ask that the pendulum swing clockwise, coaxing the pendulum if it is sluggish, by swinging it clockwise yourself. (This exercise may be done out-loud or silently.)
Request your desire and intention for balancing the brain, using the following words…………“Please balance my brain (or name of intended); left brain to right brain, getting the blood flowing freely as it nourishes the nooks and crannies of the brain. Continue to spin clockwise until my brain (or person intended) is balanced to 100%. Spin as long as you need to, and then you may stop. Thank you”.
You may also ask that – Awareness, “for sharpness and clarity” be brought to 100 % at the same time. (Unawareness is a very common ADD symptom.) Adding this seems to increase the effects and enhances success for some people. This healing can be done for anyone – anywhere in the world, just by mentioning the name of the person you wish to heal. (It’s all about intentions…and they do not need to be present.)
The results could be almost immediate. The ADD person may not feel any differently… although others may notice a new demeanor and daily performance improvement. To quote Thomas Edison: “What is electricity? I don’t know, but it’s there, so let’s use it.”
To calibrate, you may ask that the pendulum point to the percentage number that the brain is balanced at- both before and after this exercise, by drawing a simple chart- a half circle of numbers will do (from 10 to 20, to 30, etc.- to 100). The goal: to remain at 100%.

For more information, we recommend the book My Husband Has ADD and the Miraculous Discovery that Changed Our Life.