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how to use dowsing/divining rods

Dowsing Instructions


“To dowse is to search, with the aid of simple hand held tools or instruments, for that which is otherwise hidden from view of knowledge.” – The British Society of Dowsers


The practice of dowsing has been around for hundreds, possibly thousands of years.  The great news is that a positive attitude, study and practice it will lead to confidence and success. Your goal is to coordinate your energy with that of your target. Targets can be anything you wish to find: unmarked graves, lost objects, treasure, spirits,

water, sewer, electric, etc. Anyone can dowse!


Preparing to dowse:

Take a moment to relax and clear your mind, then focus on what you are trying to dowse. 


Holding the rods:

One rod is held in each hand parallel to the ground and parallel to each other. Your arms should be relaxed and slightly bent at the elbows. Grip the handles loosely and relax your shoulders. The rods should move fluidly, without restriction. The goal is to try to maintain a 90 degree angle. Beginners may find the rods easier to hold steady if you hold your arms close to your body with your elbows tucked against your waist.


Rod responses:

Once your mind is cleared and you are relaxed, try asking simple questions to        determine the response from your rods as they behave differently for each person. For example, “is my name Mary?”…if the answer is yes and the rods cross, then       Yes = crossed rods and No = open rods.


Practice tips:

Have someone hide a bottle of water for you to find. Concentrate on this item. You will note the rods directing you where to walk and will cross once you are near the bottle. Plug in an electrical cord and practice walking across it to see how the rods react. They should cross when you walk over the cord and uncross when you have cleared it. Then walk the length of the cord. The rods should remain crossed the entire length.


*If you would like to polish the rods, we recommend Brasso, or another non-abrasive cleaner appropriate for brass.*

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