I took a couple of folklore classes in college, which were wonderfully fascinating. In one of those classes we covered dowsing, which is such an interesting subject. My professor pointed out that the building where our class was held was named after a man who made his life's fortune dowsing for water, which unsettled some people in my class.
And then the professor lead us outside into one of the main squares on campus, produced dowsing rods and proceeded to direct each of us in the basic techniques of dowsing. Needless to say we received a lot of strange looks.
Dowsing can be done a few different ways. We used two metal rods that were bent on the ends to make handles. Some people prefer a wooden stick that's forked, with certain types of wood supposedly working better than others. There are modern "technological" dowsing rods, but science frowns upon their use since it questions their effectiveness. Some dowsers use no instruments at all, preferring to just walk around until they sense the presence of what they are looking for underground.
People dowse for all kinds of things hidden under the Earth's surface: water, precious metals, dead bodies, Ley lines and even buried treasure. Dowsing is really a form of divination since people are using it to see what cannot be seen.
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Have any of you ever tried dowsing before?