About Letter to Robin

“Robin was having the same problems that many beginning dowsers have, trouble with accuracy and repeatability. She wisely wrote to the American Society of Dowsers asking for help. The Society sent her the names of ten Dowsers and I was privileged to be one of them. Robin sent a letter to each one and received informative letters from all of us.

I had recognized the need for a booklet of this type for some time, but it was this letter that inspired me to start developing it. In an effort to make the booklet as clear as possible and with the suggestions from many dowsers, it is now in its tenth revision with subsequent minor revisions for clarity.”

-Walt Woods

About the Author

imageThis web site is offered in loving memory of the author, Walt Woods. Walt passed away in 2011, but is fondly remembered by the great many people whose lives he touched.

Walt was a past President of the American Society of Dowsers (ASD). He lectured at ASD Conferences and the Ozark Research Institute “Power of Thought Schools” and conferences. He spoke nationally and internationally about dowsing and subtle energies. In addition, he was a research scientist studying bioelectromagnetism, healing and brainwaves of altered states. Walt was also founder and first president of the Subtle Energy Research Institute (SERI).

Walt is the author of three books. “Letter To Robin” is one of the most popular books on dowsing. It is available in German, Spanish, and English.

The second book, “Companion to Letter to Robin,” includes Student Guide, Teachers’ Syllabus, Suggestions for the First Time Instructor, with some reference to Food and Personal Dowsing.

Walt’s last book, “Personal Dowsing,” goes into more depth about the topics of Energy, Food and Personal Dowsing. It also includes a chart with specific instructions.

Source of Information

Over a period of ten years, starting in 1980, Walt had developed a “Multipurpose Dowsing Form” and its accompanying booklet. This dowsing system started as one page and eventually grew through twenty-six revisions to eight pages. The revisions were given away at many dowsing meetings. As a result, he received information and suggestions from many dowsers. This stimulated new revisions. Eventually, the Multipurpose Dowsing System became so in-depth that beginning dowsers had trouble understanding it. It was then that Walt realized the need for a simple, easy to understand, how to learn to dowse booklet. This booklet needed to include instructions for using the pendulum, programing or establishing parameters and conditions for your dowsing, and how to ask the dowsing questions.

Even though dowsers successfully use many different devices and many different methods, there appeared to be an underlying basic system at work. This Letter to Robin is based on Walt’s perception of the principles, knowledge and understanding of many dowsers. Please note that skilled dowsers usually specialize and may add many refinements to their basic systems.