Learning How to Dowse

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There are various forms of dowsing rods but the most common form is the L-Rod. Its primary purpose is to search for a source of an oil supply underground but now treasure hunters can also use it to detect lost items. The reason of this tool’s capability to detect objects is yet to be explained but the basis lies on the power of the intuition of the user.

There are many available dowsing products in the market with cheap prices. Amazon and eBay have a long list of them that you can choose from.

If you want to avoid spending money then you can create your own customized dowsing rods. All you need is a simple "hanger dress" and some power tools.

Building your own dowsing tool requires precision on its measurements. You need to ask professional dowsers regarding about the specific measurements of its length. But according to one of my fellow treasure hunter who has good skill at using his dowsing tool, the length is dependent to the user. This means that you have to define the specific length of the rod that suits your handling. Thus, you have to perform a trial-and-error experiment with regards to the length.

Cut the hanger dress with a handsaw and when it's done, straighten it out. You need two pairs so if you intend to build a lengthy dowsing rod then you will need another hanger dress for the second pair.

Measure the size of your hands. Add some extra allowance on your measurement then mark it down on one side of each of the hanger dress' rods. From this point, you may need a power bending tool but other alternative manual tools such as pliers will also work just fine. Bend the rods right exactly from the portion that you had marked.

Congratulations, you have now completed your L-Rod dowsing tool.

How to Properly Use a Dowsing Tool?


The L-Rods are to be held by your both hands, the left and the right. The longer length of the tool will act as the pointer and it must be maintained balanced horizontally. You must hold the dowsing rod in a relaxing manner because holding it firmly can cause some disturbances on the pointer.

Before you conduct a dowsing operation, you need to clear you mind and focus on the task of locating your target. If you are having some trouble in your concentration then you might want to perform a few simple exercises or simply to take a rest.

Locating lost item with this kind of tool involves a lot of practice unlike a metal detector where all you just have to do is to switch the power ON, make some adjustments on its setting and you are now ready to perform the operation.

When dowsing, it is highly suggested not to walk around. You must remain on a stable standing position then allow your detector to pick up a signal. If nothing happens then you have to move into another spot then do the same procedure. Repeat the process moving from place to another until you get closer-and-closer right exactly into the the strongest signal which confirms the digging spot.

Treasure hunting is one of my favorite hobby and for this reason I posses several dowsing tools that we use in our expeditions. Through the help of these tools, I happened to uncover an antique vintage missile bomb at a depth of around 10 meters deep. It is one of my best findings through the use of a dowsing rod.

Moreover, learning how to dowse requires some patience and continuous practice. My advice is that, spend at least 15 minutes of your time every early in the morning with your dowsing rod. Do this for several months which is even much better if you can do it for 1 whole year straight. Assuming that you have accomplished this training period, it is for sure that you can detect hidden objects with good accuracy.