Dowsing Rods Brass with Black Wood Swivel Handles Dowsing as practiced today may have originated in Germany during the 16th century, when it was used to locate metals. Many dowsers today use a pair of `L ` shaped metal rods. One rod is held in each hand, with the short arm of the `L` held upright and the long arm pointing forward. When something is `found`the rods cross over one another. Rod Length 38cm Handle Length 9cm Instructions supplied with rods
Before technology was developed that would allow us to "see" into the ground, people depended on dowsing (also known as divining or water witching) to find water wells, metals, gemstones, and even missing people and unmarked graves. Although dowsing has never been scientifically proven to work in a controlled setting, the practice remains popular in many parts of the world. You can use dowsing or divining rods by learning how to hold the rods properly. You can then use the rods to find water, locate lost objects, or determine the energy of a room or area.