Dowsing Rods (2)
Rod Length: Apprx 16″
Handle Length: Apprx 4.5″
Tips and Ends Dipped in Silver/Shungite Liquid Rubber
Dowsing involves a very simple tool, called a dowsing rod. According to the British Dowsers Society, the tools “are simply an extension of the human response giving clearer signals than can sometimes be detected without them.”
Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, claimed radiations, etc. It is also known as divining (especially in water divining), doodlebugging (particularly in the United States, in searching for petroleum or treasure) or (when searching for water) water finding, or water witching (in the United States).
Once you’ve got a dowsing rods, the process involves a few simple steps. Some dowsers like to talk to their rods before they begin—you can either ask the rods to help you or if you’re more comfortable doing this, you can ask the gods of your tradition to guide you. Either one is fine.
While holding the rods out away from your body, begin walking slowly. You can either walk in a pattern—some people like to take a grid-like approach—or you can just let your instinct guide you. As you walk, focus your mind on the target—what is it you’re looking for? Are you seeking water? Buried treasure? Make sure you concentrate on the goal.
Next watch the two L-rods start to cross over one another—it means the target is near. In most cases, the movement gets more noticeable as you draw closer. When you feel like you’re in the right spot, it’s time to stop and check to see if you’re right.
If you feel as though you’re not having any success—the rods aren’t reacting, you’re just walking in circles, and you’ve dug ten holes but haven’t found anything of note—then you need to take a break. Try coming back another day, or even a different time of day. You may also want to try a variety of tools–some people have more success with one type of rod than they do with another. You can even use a pendulum for dowsing.