1. Dowsing Wisely.
In your dowsing generally, and when people seek your assistance as a dowser,
keep your dowsing focussed on issues of genuine need. Recognise and work
within the limits of your competence, and refer to another practitioner
or other source if necessary.
2. Dowsing with Respect.
Only dowse for information that concerns you personally or that lies within
an area of public concern, unless you are asked or given permission by
other people to dowse either for them personally or for groups or organisations
of which they are members. Do not dowse for information about other people
or their concerns without their permission, unless it is clearly in the
interest of the highest common good to do so, and do not make unsolicited
comments about other people or their concerns based on your dowsing.
Always treat people requesting information about dowsing or who ask you
to dowse politely and considerately. When dowsing for others, respect
their views, their dignity and their privacy, and protect personal or
confidential information of which you may become aware. Explain what you
are doing, give your conclusions and advice in a manner that they can
understand, and respect their right to consent to or to decline what you
offer or advise.
Make sure that your personal beliefs do not prejudice your interactions
with other people when you are dowsing, or with the people for whom you
dowse -you must not allow your views about anyone’s lifestyle, culture,
belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality, age, social
status or perceived economic worth to prejudice your dowsing.
3. Trustworthy Dowsing.
Honest and trustworthy behaviour is expected from every dowser, and it
is most important that you avoid abusing your position as a dowser.
Be careful not to use your position as a dowser to create or establish
improper relationships, either personal or financial. Never misuse privileged
information that you may obtain through dowsing. If people seek your assistance
as a dowser, be careful to use your dowsing only for their genuine benefit,
give guidance and recommendations that you believe to be in their best
interests, and share with them all relevant information that you may discover.
4. Providing Information About Dowsing.
When providing information about dowsing, it must be factual and verifiable.
Avoid sensational or misleading statements, and be mindful of the likely
accuracy and completeness of your dowsing as well as of the effects that
your information may have on other people as well as on public opinion
generally. If dowsing for health or therapies of any kind, you must not
offer guarantees of cures, nor exploit people’s vulnerability or
lack of knowledge, nor put pressure on people to use a service, for example
by arousing fear for their future health or well-being. You must not make
claims about the comparative quality of your dowsing nor compare your
abilities with those of other dowsers.
5. Respecting Relationships With Other Dowsers.
Be open and fair with other dowsers, and be willing to consult with them.
You must never discriminate unfairly against other dowsers, or allow your
views of their lifestyle, culture, belief, race, colour, gender, sexuality,
age, or social status to prejudice your relationship with them.
You must not make anyone doubt another dowser’s knowledge or skills
by making unnecessary or unsustainable comments about them.
6. Financial & Commercial Dealings.
You must be honest in any financial and commercial matters relating to
your dowsing practice. If you are receiving money for your dowsing you
must inform people of all costs before you begin, and you must declare
any personal commercial interest in goods or services that you recommend.
7. Legal Issues.
You must observe any laws that affect your dowsing and obtain adequate
insurance for any aspects of your dowsing practice that requires it.
8. Teaching & Training.
The BSD encourages you to continually improve your dowsing knowledge and
skills, to help the public to be aware of and understand dowsing, and
to contribute to the education and training of other dowsers. Please see details about the BSD training programme.
9. The British Society of Dowsers.
The British Society of Dowsers exists to provide a forum for dowsers to
meet and exchange ideas and experiences, to support and promote good and
responsible dowsing, and to provide information about dowsing and dowsers.
The BSD Office is always happy to receive calls from dowsers and from
members of the public with dowsing related enquiries. We hope that you
will support the Society, participate in our events, contribute to the
Journal, and enjoy a long and fruitful membership with us.