Updated: Apr 23
Dowsing is a very common practice today especially amongst the spiritual community. It is utilized to answer yes or no questions (as form of divination), as well as help with finding objects that have been lost, or understanding the energy lines in the abode or even in people.
Dowsing was may have originated from Germany as early as the 1500’s. Dowsing was utilized to help find precious metals that could be mined in Germany and then later on would be applied in England. Branches were utilized in order to perform the dowsing at the time which were shaped into more a ‘Y’ shape or were two sticks that would be forked (very similar to the dowsing rods you can get today in that shape) which would be known as ‘L’ rods.
Of course, in the 16th century it would be viewed as satanic or superstitious. However a fellow named Gaspar Schott would declare that he thought that the movements of the rods were not always controlled by the “devil”. In the 17th century France used the dowsing rods in order to track criminals and heretics. So it mustn’t have been that satanic then right?!
In the early 19th and 20th centuries farmer’s or homesteaders, begun using dowsing rods to find water to make their wells. However, this method of finding water, I’m sure has been around longer than that, even if there is no viable research to back up my theory.
Just like the pendulum our thoughts and energy can change the receptivity of the answer. So its very important to remember when working with these types tools that we have blank slated mind. We must not have any thoughts to what the answer should be or hoping’s on what the answer should be. The need to be neutral for these outcomes is important. And just like pendulums one needs to be “program” them for yes or no answers or just ask what a yes or no looks like in order to understand the answers.
How do we use them to determine the energy lines of the abode exactly?
We can determine whether there is negative of positive energy in a room. The dowsing rods will separate if you move into a spot where there is supposed negative energy or stagnant energy in the room. Meanwhile the rods will cross over one another when there is positive energy in another spot of the room.
These energy fields will help determine where you need to clear, clean and revamp the energy in the room to make it more harmonious and peaceful.
As an experiment of figuring out a person’s energy and how well they can quiet their energy or project their energy (offensive vs defensive) you can also use the rods to gauge this. You would start a few steps away from the person and see what their “neutral” energy state is first. Once the rods cross over you’ll get a sense where their energy is.
Then ask them quiet their energy or to think of wearing an invisibility cloak of sorts. Something to dappen the energy and start from square one and see how far you get to the person before the rods cross.
Lastly ask the person to project their energy. This could be like an example of them feeling angry, or even trying to energentically push their energy outwards as far as they can. See how far you can get before the rods cross.
If finding lost objects one can use the rods similar to that of the pendulum, by asking yes or no questions. Make sure you picture the specific object you are looking for before beginning to give the energy an idea of where it needs to go in order to find the object. Personally I would rather draw a map of the abode and use my pendulum if I were trying to find an object.
The best rod is the one you are most comfortable dealing with obviously. No different than getting a tarot deck. However, I suggest getting copper rods or having a welding friend that can bend the copper into the rod of your desire. Copper is a great conduit and amplifier of energy and it makes it easier to facilitate the energy through the rod.
But if you are on budget, get yourself some metal clothes hangers and form your rods with those. They are simple, but still effective! Remember its also about practicing and being able to work with your tools.