|18th Century Dowser|
Witching, divining or dowsing has been used for centuries to locate water, oil, caves, precious metals, artifacts and treasure. Cave paintings depicting dowsing have been found in France, Spain and the Middle East.
The actual skill of dowsing is not hard to learn. L rods are easy to use and to explain. You can make your own from wire coat hangers. Simple cut off the hook and straighten out the wire. Make a bend about 4 inches in on the wire to create an L shape. The smaller part of the L will be the handle. Create another and you have two L rods.
|L rods held out|
Stand normally, hands at your side. Raise your arms to bend naturally at your elbows, with your forearms parallel to the ground. Hold each rod straight out. The rods should be held lightly in your hands. Do not place your thumbs over the bend in the rods. Now begin walking slowly and calmly toward the area you wish to test. When you step on a grave the rods should cross or swing apart. When you step off the grave, the rods should uncross or swing back to their former positions. Before you attempt to go into uncharted territory to divine graves, get your feet wet. Take your rods to a cemetery and practice the art of dowsing there.
|Counting steps to determine age|
|...indicates a female.|
|A swing to the left...|
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