Anyone out into dowsing too? I have a neighbor who can find graves/dead animals. I asked if I could try. She handed me the rods and as soon as I got them in both pointed to a 45 degree angle to the left. I have never touched one beforehand. I too could also find what she found(we didn’t do any digging). The rods crossed exactly in the same place for both of us. For me the rods felt very heavy and wanted to fall out of my hands.
When I was in my mid teens and worked on the public works department, we were trying to locate old clay sewer mains that were not in the maps. The Superintendent showed me an old trick, we made our own “witching rods” out of metal coat hangers. We cut them to what we needed, I couldn’t believe it worked! We found the main! modern technology is ok, but something an old timer can teach you is something you will never forget.
I have done this on several occasions to follow old waterlines. It can be confusing when it starts doing stuff you do not understand right away. I found a line from the line I was following, and I was confused why it would direct me to a 90 from the line I was following.
I used a solid copper wire, it seemed to me to work better than a clothes hanger which still works.
I want to try it out in Arizona to see what I can do.
I’m not interested so much as in why it works but rather: what does one feel while engaging in the activity. Any ideas as to why the rods felt heavy or ideas of why the rods would spin to fall out of my hands. Also what kind of feeling you get while doing it if any.
Water witching is how I’ve always heard it called too. I think some dislike it being called “witching “ as they feel that connects it to the occult. I don’t know and say a prayer of protection before using.
My very excellent wife is proficient with copper dowsing rods. She can locate ley lines, graves, and sometimes conduct rudimentary conversations with the “inhabitants”. Believe as you may, we have had some truly remarkable experiences in the field.
I had a brief dowsing lesson once from a man who had a well proven track record for finding water for wells. He could not only find underground water but could very accurately tell the depth and gallon per minute refill rate. He walked behind me so I couldn’t see how his rods were reacting but told me I was getting the same results he was.
Our lesson ended due to an approaching thunderstorm. Not a good idea to stand in an open field with two copper roads in your hands with lightning hitting nearby:/ So it was a little intense but I don’t remember feeling a heaviness in the rods.
This man also happened to be a medicine man for one of the Iroquois tribes in upstate NY. He shared some other very interesting thoughts with me as well.
I am not sure if the rods will work for anyone or if you need to have some level of sensitivity to whatever it is they are picking up. Suspect most could learn but some will be better than others and everyone will probably have different feelings and experiences based on how they interact with the world.
There are some interesting videos on YT. One talks about how to tell how sensitive you are. He says to hold your hands out in front of you a little bit. Palms facing each other. Then bring them together slowly. When you start to feel pressure or heat in the palms stop. The father apart the more sensitive you are. When I do that mine are almost my body’s width apart. Don’t know how accurate or true this is.
I covered this subject for several terms in a technical writing class which I taught at a NAS Lemoore, CA.
It was an easy A if any students could write a logical explanation.
No one ever took me up on it.
I did keep track of successes though and year after year four out of five of my students, or 80% could at least locate underground water lines.
I invited engineers visiting the base from Lockheed and they steadfastly wanted nothing to do with it.