The Dangers Of Using Dowsing Rods

The Dangers Of Using Dowsing Rods

How can dowsing rods be dangerous? It depends on your point of view.

For some dowsing skeptics, especially those who are deeply religious and who maintain that dowsing is something which has diabolical connections, the use of dowsing rods then becomes something which threatens the very soul of the dowser. The reasoning being that holding them and dowsing with them is to allow the Devil to work through you.

Now, that’s an extreme view but it is held by many such people. But, for them, it is a real and present danger. Of course, none of them would have actually tried to dowse so their opposition to the use of this skill is based only on their interpretation of the Bible or their own personal attitudes.

Admittedly, in the history of dowsing, there have been many religious people who have said the same thing about dowsing; that it must have some diabolical aspect to it, but there have been an equally large number of religious people who have used dowsing for themselves without any concerns for their personal salvation.

Therefore, this view of the dangers of dowsing has no real weight to it at all, based as it is on personal inclinations only.

As for other types of dangers in using dowsing rods, there are perhaps one or two possible things to bear in mind. If you have fairly solid rods, such as those made of steel, then there is a very slight risk that you could cause yourself an injury if you weren’t careful how you carried them or how you used them.

Personally, I tend to wander around with one rod stuck down the inside of my boot ready to stick it into the ground as a marker. If I carried either or both of them in my pockets – tricky but doable – then, if I tripped over, I suppose I could stab myself.

But, the good news is, I haven’t ever heard of any dowser who has been injured in such a way, so I suppose it’s not much of a danger at all.

The only other thing I can think of which might be thought of as a danger would be if you waved your arms around while holding a rod as you might put someone’s eye out. But, again, I’ve never heard of such a thing.

In which case, the only danger appears to be whether or not you consider that when using such rods you are putting your soul at risk. If you think that, then you’re not likely to dowse anyway. You have to go with what your conscience guides you to do. For me, that means I use dowsing whenever and wherever I can in perfect safety.

Have you ever experienced danger using dowsing rods? If so, please let us know in the comments section below.

Dowsing with L Rods

(Transcript below if you prefer to read)

Dowsing with L rods

L rods are the second most popular tool for dowsing, after the pendulum. Sometimes they are called divining rods, although that is not an accurate term as the word ‘divining’ tends to make people think of some supernatural insight into the future, which is not what dowsing is.

Often people will ask how dowsing rods work. The simple answer is that they work because the dowser is making them move. And that happens because of tiny movements in the dower’s hand and arms which are subtle reactions impossible to stop.

With a pendulum, pretty much everyone can hold one so that it dangles below their hand. However, L rods require a little more sophistication in the way they are held. Because they are rods with handles, they have to be held in such a way that they can move easily to one side or the other, or cross over in front of the dowser. That means they cannot be held too high up, or they will fall back o the dowser, nor can they be held too low, as they will only dangle uselessly.

The ideal position is just below the horizontal. The hands and arms should be as relaxed as possible and still hold the rods easily in that position. If the thumbs are on top of the rods, they simply won’t move, so make sure that the rods can swing by making small movements with your arms or hands. When you’re happy with that, get the rods back to the start position and hold them steady there.

Most rods come in pairs, but you don’t actually need two at a time for most dowsing purposes. So, if you find that one hand is more sensitive, go with just that one to begin with.

To use dowsing rods, you must, as always, have a clear question in mind and then get into the dowsing state which allows the answer to come without your emotions blocking it. For most dowsers, a yes is when the rod swings inwards toward the body. Conversely, a no is when it swings outwards. Of course, your response might be different. Practice and see.

Rods are most often used outside for location purposes. When using dowsing L rods in this way, you need the same precise question and the same dowsing state. Assuming you are walking across some land to find an answer to your question, you will need to decide in advance what will be a ‘yes’ for you when you have found it. It could be when your leading foot is over it, when your hands are over it or even when the tips of the rods are over it. As long as you know what will be the trigger of the response to move the rods, you will be able to locate what you are looking for.

Of course, there’s a whole lot more to both dowsing and L rods, but this should be enough to get you started.

What do you use L Rods for? Share your ideas and techniques in the comments section below

Best Dowsing Rods

Which Are The Best Dowsing Rods?

The best dowsing rods, or dowsing l rods as they are often called, are not necessarily going to be the same ones for different people.

To answer this question, you need to be clear in your mind what it is you mean by ‘best’. It could be that ‘best’ means ‘feels the nicest’. Or it could be that it means, ‘just the right weight’. Or it could be the length, or what the rod is made of, or how easily it moves for you.

As you can see, that might mean that what is ‘best’ for you might be something which another person wouldn’t spend any time, or money, on.

And that’s another aspect to think about. Some dowsing rods are very cheap – as in free –  because you make them yourself. Others are incredibly expensive. I think the most expensive ones I’ve seen are somewhere around $2000.

Which is fine if you’re making them and you can persuade someone to part with that amount of money. But, really, all rods, the expensive ones and the free ones, all do the same thing in the same way. That is, they respond to tiny movements in the muscles of your hand and arm, making them move in one way or another.

You can see that the answer to the question, ‘What are the best dowsing rods’ really depends on your own preference as well as your budget.

The best dowsing rods? You decide!

So, in order to help answer it for you, here are the following things you should take into account when you are thinking about buying any l rods.

First, do they actually feel comfortable in your hands when you hold them? If they don’t, then you are never going to feel comfortable using them and you shouldn’t get them.

Secondly, how do they look? Do you like the materials they are made of? Do they feel too heavy or too light?

Third. What about how easily they move? Do they seem to whizz around like helicopter blades or are they very sluggish? Some dowsing rods are made with handles which allow the rod to swing more easily. Others, like mine, are just one piece of metal, no handles at all. Maggie’s rods have handles and, to me, they are just way too sensitive, moving all the time. On the other hand, she doesn’t like mine because they are not as sensitive and don’t move as easily. She calls hers ‘girly rods’, because they are so sensitive. It’s purely a matter of personal preference.

Fourth. What about the size of the rods? Some people like dowsing rods which are long. Others prefer shorter ones. Some rods you can actually alter the pivot point and change how the rod reacts.

A lot of times, rods are used on the move, outside, so you should take that into consideration as well. Walk around with them, when you try them out, before settling on them. They need to feel good on the move as well as when standing still.

Above all, bear this in mind. You can dowse with a bent coat hanger or hand-crafted copper and titanium, but the movement, the actual dowsing, comes down to you. Just make sure you’re happy with the rods you use, and then always remember, it’s you doing the dowsing, and not the rods. They are just there to show you the reaction. Nothing else!

Finally, dowsing rods are always sold in pairs. I’ve never known why that is. But you don’t generally need two to dowse with. One works just fine. So, you can make just one on its own, and I promise you, you can dowse with that and have a free hand to hold markers or sandwiches, a notebook or anything else. Try it and see!

Happy dowsing!

What type of rods do you favor? Do you have a particular pair (or just one!) which is perfect for you? Let us know in the comments section below.